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Due to illness, the event with novelist Elizabeth Acevedo has been canceled, we’re hoping to reschedule later this summer.


The St. Louis County Library Foundation and The Novel Neighbor Present
National Book Award-winning Novelist Elizabeth Acevedo

Author of “Family Lore

A national bestseller, Good Morning America Book Club Pick and winner of the NAACP Image Award, Elizabeth Acevedo’s “Family Lore” shares the story of one Dominican American family told through the voices of its women. Flor has a gift: she can predict, to the day, when someone will die. So when she decides she wants a living wake—a party to bring her family and community together to celebrate the long life she’s led—her sisters are surprised. Has Flor foreseen her own death, or someone else’s? Spanning the three days prior to the wake, “Family Lore” traces the lives of each of the Marte women, weaving together past and present. 

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