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The St. Louis County Library Foundation and the Novel Neighbor present international bestselling novelist John Connolly, author of “The Land of Lost Things.”

The event will take place on Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. at SLCL’s Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011.

The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from The Novel Neighbor. 

“This dark fairy tale, sequel to THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS (2006), speaks volumes about a mother’s devotion […] A feat of imagination that will please Connolly’s fans.” – Kirkus

#1 internationally bestselling author of the Charlie Parker suspense series, Irish novelist John Connolly presents a follow-up to his hit fantasy novel “The Book of Lost Things.” 

“Twice upon a time—for that is how some stories should continue…”

Phoebe, an eight-year-old girl, lies comatose following a car accident. Her mother, Ceres, can only sit by her bedside and read aloud the fairy stories Phoebe loves in the hope they might summon her back to this world. But an old house on the hospital grounds is calling to Ceres. Something wants her to enter, to journey to a land colored by the memories of childhood—a land of witches and dryads, giants and mandrakes; a land where old enemies are watching and waiting…

John Connolly is the author of the #1 internationally bestselling Charlie Parker thrillers series, the supernatural collection Nocturnes, the Samuel Johnson Trilogy for younger readers, and (with Jennifer Ridyard) the Chronicles of the Invaders series. He is the winner of a number of literary prizes for his work, including the Edgar, Shamus and Anthony awards, and a CWA Dagger. 

Program sites are accessible. With at least two weeks' notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Call 314-994-3300 or contact us.

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