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Did you know we have the biggest, number one author event series in the country? Each month the St. Louis County Library Foundation brings bestselling and award-winning authors from a variety of genres to the library, offering readers exclusive opportunities to meet and engage with their favorite writers.

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. 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.

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Rachel Khong - "Real Americans" book cover and color author photo

Rachel Khong

Award-winning author of “Goodbye, Vitamin,” Rachel Khong presents an exhilarating novel of American identity that spans three generations in one family. “Real Americans” begins on the precipice of Y2K, when twenty-two-year-old Lily Chen, the only child of scientists who fled Mao’s Cultural Revolution, meets easygoing and effortlessly attractive Matthew - heir to a vast pharmaceutical empire. Twenty one years later, Lily’s son Nick sets out to find his biological father, a journey that threatens to raise more questions than it answers. Exuberant and explosive, “Real Americans” weaves a profound tale of class and striving, race and visibility, family and finally coming home.

Monday, May 20, 2024
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Kevin Kwan - "Lies and Weddings" book cover and color author photo

Ticketed Event: Kevin Kwan

Internationally bestselling author of “Crazy Rich Asians,” Kevin Kwan unfurls a juicy, hilarious, sophisticated story of love, money, murder, and the lies we tell about them all. Rufus Leung Gresham, future Earl of Greshambury, has a problem: his legendary family trust is now nothing more than a mountain of debt. The only solution, put forth by his scheming mother, is for Rufus to attend his sister’s wedding at a luxury eco-resort and seduce a woman with money. Should he marry the French hotel heiress, the venture capital genius, or betray his family, squander his legacy, and finally confess his love to the humble girl next door?

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Ethical Society of St. Louis
Michael McDonald with Paul Reiser - "What a Fool Believes" book cover and color photos

Ticketed Event: Michael McDonald with Paul Reiser

Across a half-century of American music, Michael McDonald’s unmistakably smooth baritone voice defined an era of rock and R&B. In his candid, freewheeling memoir, written with his friend, the Emmy Award-nominated actor and comedian Paul Reiser, Michael tells the story of his life and music—from joining Steely Dan and becoming a defining member of The Doobie Brothers to forging a path as a breakout solo R&B artist. Interwoven with the unforgettable tales of the music, Michael tells a deeply affecting story of losing and finding himself as a man.

Thursday, May 23, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
The Pageant
Christine Riccio - "Attached at the Hip" book cover and color author photo

Christine Riccio

Survivor meets The Bachelor in “Attached at the Hip,” an irresistible, romantic adventure by bestselling author Christine Riccio. Orie Lennox’s love life, new job, and friendships are nothing like she envisioned. On a whim, she applies for a reality show where she’ll be stranded on an island, with a bunch of strangers, to play a game of human chess for a shot at a million dollars. What better way to force herself to break up with the things that aren’t bringing her joy, than to abandon them all to live off the grid on a beach in the South Pacific! She finds herself in a game of risky alliances as she navigates ever-growing feelings for her “one that got away,” alongside an exciting array of budding new relationships.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Graham Moore - "The Wealth of Shadows" book cover and black and white author photo

Graham Moore

From the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of “The Imitation Game,” Graham Moore presents a gripping thriller about the mysterious powers of money. 1939: Ansel Luxford has everything a person could want—a comfortable career and a beautiful family. But he is obsessed by a belief that Europe is on the precipice of a war that will consume the world. When Ansel is offered an opportunity to join a clandestine project working to undermine Nazi Germany, he uproots his family overnight and takes on the challenge of a lifetime. To thwart the Nazis, Ansel invents a powerful new theater of battle: economic warfare. Money is a dangerous weapon, and Ansel’s efforts will plunge him into a world full of espionage, peril, and deceit.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Paul Hendrickson - "Fighting the Night: Iwo Jima, World War II and a Flyer’s Life" book cover and color author photo

Paul Hendrickson

National Book Award-nominated author Paul Hendrickson shares the moving story of his father’s wartime service as a night fighter pilot. In the fall of 1944, Joe Paul Hendrickson, a twenty-five-year-old first lieutenant, was sent to Iwo Jima, where, for the last five and a half months of World War II, he flew his famed B-61 Black Widow on approximately seventy-five missions, largely in pitch-black conditions. Bringing to life an iconic moment of American history, and the tragedy of all wars, “Fighting the Night” is an intense and powerful story of violence and love, forgiveness and loss.

Thursday, May 30, 2024
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
The J