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Upcoming Authors @ SLCL

Unless otherwise mentioned, all events are free and take place at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended. Books for signing will be available for purchase at the events. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.


Stars of YA Literature Showcase

Sunday, November 19, 2017 1:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

We are so sorry to announce that two of the featured authors for Sunday's YA Stars panel--Holly Black and Laini Taylor--will not be able to join us because of travel conflicts. Bestselling author of "Dumplin'' and "Ramona Blue" Julie Murphy will be joining us in their place!

A special event for readers of young adult literature featuring six of the hottest authors in the genre:

Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas’ acclaimed debut novel, “The Hate U Give,” about a black high school student whose unarmed friend is killed by police has spent more than 30 weeks as the #1 bestseller in teen fiction.

Julie Murphy
Julie Murphy is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of "Ramona Blue" and "Dumplin'," soon to be released as a major motion picture starring Jennifer Aniston.

Neal Shusterman
Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, Neal Shusterman’s is the bestselling author of the Unwind dystology. His latest novel, “Scythe,” is the first installment in a thrilling new science fiction series.

Meg Medina
Cuban-American author Meg Medina’s latest novel, “Burn Baby Burn” is a riveting coming-of-age novel set in New York City during the 1970s.

Brendan Kiely
Brendan Kiely partnered with Jason Reynolds on the award-winning “All American Boys.” His other novels include “The Last True Love Story” and “The Gospel of Winter.”

The authors’ books will be available for purchase from the Novel Neighbor.

Presented by the Reading Garden Event Series

Oliver Jeffers

Monday, November 27, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Daniel Boone Branch
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Celebrated picture book author Oliver Jeffers offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child--and in doing so gifts children and parents everywhere with a gently sweet and humorous missive about our world and those who call it home. Jeffers is the author the New York Times bestselling picture books "Stuck" and "This Moose Belongs to Me," and the illustrator of the sensationally popular "The Day the Crayons Quit."

Books for signing will be available for purchase from Novel Neighbor. A book purchase will be required to enter the signing line.

Khizr Khan - Ticketed Event

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

This inspiring memoir by the Gold Star parent and captivating Democratic National Convention speaker is the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream and why—especially in these tumultuous times—we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.

The event will be an onstage interview with St. Louis Post Dispatch columnist Aisha Sultan.

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy Tickets

Ticket packages:

Individual Ticket - $30 (admits ONE and includes one copy of “An American Family”) OR

Package Ticket - $35 (admits TWO and includes one copy of “An American Family”).

Tickets go on sale October 11 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters. (No refunds.)

Additional copies of Khizr Khan’s book will be available for purchase from Left Bank Books.  

Elizabeth Berg

Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Acclaimed novelist Elizabeth Berg shares a novel of the small acts that turn friends into family. For the past six months, Arthur Moses' days have looked the same: He tends to his rose garden and to Gordon, his cat, then rides the bus to the cemetery to visit his beloved late wife for lunch. Eighteen-year-old Maddy Harris often comes to the cemetery to escape the other kids at school and a life of loss. She’s seen Arthur sitting there alone, and one afternoon she joins him—a gesture that begins a surprising friendship between two lonely souls.  

Robert Merry

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

In this great American story, acclaimed historian Robert Merry resurrects the presidential reputation of William McKinley. He portrays McKinley as a chief executive of consequence whose low place in the presidential rankings does not reflect his enduring accomplishments and the stamp he put on the country’s future role in the world. Lively, definitive, and eye-opening, “President McKinley” resurrects this overlooked president and places him squarely on the list of one of the most important.

James Rollins

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Bestselling author James Rollins combines historical mystery and scientific exploration in his latest thrilling Sigma Force adventure. A construction project unearths a cache of bones preserved in amber and buried more than a century ago by a cabal of scientists safeguarding a wonder like no other: the very secret of life after death. But this prize is linked to a horror that has remained dormant in the marrow of those bones—and has now been freed again to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world. From a crystalline lab atop Mount Fuji to a verdant island teeming with the “dark matter of life,” Sigma Force must unlock a deadly mystery that winds back eons.

Peter Hayes

Thursday, December 14, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Despite the outpouring of books, movies, and memorials devoted to the Holocaust, a coherent explanation of why such ghastly carnage erupted from the heart of civilized Europe still seems elusive more than seventy years later. While responding to the questions he has been most frequently asked by students over the decades, world-renowned Holocaust historian and professor Peter Hayes brings a wealth of scholarly research and experience to bear on conventional, popular views of the history. “Why?” is an authoritative, groundbreaking exploration of the origins of one of the most tragic events in human history.

Presented in partnership with the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, a department of Jewish Federation of St. Louis with the support of Dr. Arthur Gale and Family.

Robert Crais

Monday, January 08, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Investigator Elvis Cole and his partner Joe Pike take on the deadliest case of their lives, in the new masterpiece of suspense from the #1 bestselling author Robert Crais. When single-mother Devon Connor hires Cole, it's because she fears her troubled son is dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. With two other partners in crime, he's been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of the teenagers is murdered and Devon’s son becomes the target of a ruthless team of hired killers.

Brad Taylor

Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Former Delta Force Officer and New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor delivers his twelfth heart-pounding thriller starring elite counter-terrorism Taskforce leader Pike Logan. In “Operator Down,” Logan's search for a Mossad agent and ally puts him on a collision course with a ruthless military coup in Africa. Untangling a web of corruption that extends through both the American and Israeli intelligence community, Pike is forced to choose between his Israeli friends and his Taskforce mission, even as the execution of the coup begins to form.

Michael Dante DiMartino

Sunday, January 14, 2018 4:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 3:00 p.m.

Creator of the hit animated series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “The Legend of Korra.” Michael Dante DiMartino presents the second installment in the middle-grade fantasy series which began with “The Rebel Genius.” For years, Supreme Creator Nerezza has used fear and violence to rule her empire, seeking to eradicate anyone with a Genius. Then, twelve-year-old Giacomo emerged from hiding and began a rebellion. In “Warrior Genius," Giacomo now has something Nerezza desperately wants—the Compass, one of three powerful objects known as the Sacred Tools.

Jessica Shattuck

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Written with the devastating emotional power of “The Nightingale,” and “The Light Between Oceans,” Jessica Shattuck’s evocative and utterly enthralling novel offers a fresh perspective on one of the most tumultuous periods in history. Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, “The Women in the Castle” is a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined—an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel.

Kelly Corrigan

Monday, January 22, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Beloved author of the memoirs “Glitter and Glue” and “The Middle Place,” Kelly Corrigan shares a warm, insightful look at the 12 phrases that strengthen and sustain our relationships. With refreshing candor and a deep well of empathy, Corrigan swings between meditations on life with a preoccupied husband and two mercurial teenage daughters to profound observations on love and loss. “Tell Me More” is a moving and meaningful take on the power of the right words at the right moment to change everything.

Khizr Khan - Ticketed Event

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Headquarters
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

This inspiring memoir by the Gold Star parent and captivating Democratic National Convention speaker is the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream and why—especially in these tumultuous times—we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.

The event will be an onstage interview with St. Louis Post Dispatch columnist Aisha Sultan.

Brown Paper Tickets - Buy Tickets

Ticket packages:

Individual Ticket - $30 (admits ONE and includes one copy of “An American Family”) OR

Package Ticket - $35 (admits TWO and includes one copy of “An American Family”).

Tickets go on sale October 11 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters. (No refunds.)

Additional copies of Khizr Khan’s book will be available for purchase from Left Bank Books.