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.
“City in Ruins” is the explosive conclusion to bestselling author Don Winslow’s epic crime trilogy about Danny Ryan, a low-level Rhode Island gangster turned West Coast power player. Now a billionaire, Ryan has built an empire of glittering mega-hotels and casinos along the legendary Las Vegas Strip, a newcomer making both firm allies and bitter enemies as he threatens the city’s entrenched establishment in a dangerous battle of money, blackmail, and bribery fought at the highest level. And a dangerous endgame is at hand for Danny – he thought he had buried his criminal past, but now it reaches up from the grave to pull him down. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
When beloved actress and bestselling author Valerie Bertinelli turned 60, she said, “Enough already!” and ended her battle with the scale for good. She stopped counting calories and thinking of certain foods as good or bad. She quit saying no and began saying yes, finally learning how to enjoy the pure pleasure of being alive–starting in the kitchen. Written in Valerie’s warm and intimate style, this gorgeous cookbook includes heartfelt essays about how to savor moments big and small. “Indulge” is a permission slip to enjoy food and more importantly, enjoy life.
Acclaimed historian Hampton Sides shares an epic account of the most momentous voyage of the Age of Exploration. 1776: Captain James Cook, already lionized as the greatest explorer in British history, set off on his ship the HMS Resolution. Two-and-a-half years later, on a beach on the island of Hawaii, Cook was killed in a conflict with native Hawaiians. How did Cook, who was unique among captains for his respect for Indigenous peoples and cultures, come to that fatal moment? At once a ferociously-paced story of adventure on the high seas and a searching examination of the complexities and consequences of the Age of Exploration, “The Wide Wide Sea” is a major work from one of our finest narrative nonfiction writers.
Instant bestselling author of “All the Missing Girls” and “The Last to Vanish,” Megan Miranda presents a thrilling new novel about family secrets. When Hazel Sharp, daughter of Mirror Lake’s longtime local detective, unexpectedly inherits her childhood home, she’s warily drawn back to the town—and people—she left behind almost a decade earlier. But Hazel’s not the only relic of the past to return: a drought has descended on the region, and as the water level in the lake drops, long-hidden secrets begin to emerge…including evidence that may help finally explain the mystery of her mother’s disappearance.
Bestselling author Sally Hepworth returns with a thriller about sisterhood, secrets, and murder. For as long as they can remember, Jessica, Norah, and Alicia have been told how lucky they are. As young girls they were rescued from family tragedies and raised by a “loving” foster mother, Miss Fairchild. But their childhood wasn’t the fairy tale everyone thinks it was. In a moment of desperation, the three broke away from Miss Fairchild. Even though they never saw her again, she was always somewhere in the shadows of their minds. When a body is discovered under the home they grew up in, the foster sisters find themselves thrust into the spotlight as key witnesses. Or are they prime suspects?
St. Louis County Library Foundation and The Novel Neighbor Present An Evening with Bestselling Novelist Amor Towles, Author of “Table for Two: Fictions.” Presented in Partnership with Washington University. Wednesday, May 1, 7:00 p.m. Tickets on sale March 8 at 9:00 a.m.