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SLCL Foundation Presents Acclaimed Novelist Philipp Meyer

Press Release

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 12:00p.m.
The St. Louis County Library Foundation is pleased to present critically-acclaimed author Philipp Meyer for a discussion and signing of his bestselling novel “The Son” on Wednesday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Left Bank Books.
The event is co-sponsored by Maryville University.  
Philipp Meyer, the acclaimed author of “American Rust,” returns with “The Son,” a multigenerational saga of power, blood, land and oil that follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family, from the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the to the oil booms of the 20th century. Part epic of Texas, part classic coming- of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, “The Son” is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West.
Harrowing, panoramic, and deeply evocative, “The Son” is a fully realized masterwork in the greatest tradition of the American canon–an unforgettable novel that combines the narrative prowess of Larry McMurtry with the knife-edge sharpness of Cormac McCarthy.
Philipp Meyer is the author of the critically lauded novel “American Rust,” winner of the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. “The Son” was named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, and the Washington Post. Meyer is a graduate of Cornell University and has an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a James Michener Fellow.
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit