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St. Louis County Library Foundation’s Favorite Author Series and The Novel Neighbor present an evening of historical suspense with two bestselling novelists: Ariel Lawhon and Katherine Reay.

The event will take place on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Grant’s View Branch, 9700 Musick Rd., St. Louis MO, 63123.

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

Ariel Lawhon is the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of “I Am Anastasia” and “Code Name Helene.” Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have been Library Reades, Indie Next, Amazon Spotlight, and Book of the Month Club selections.

A Good Morning America Pick and an NPR Book of the Year, Lawhon’s latest, “The Frozen River” is a gripping historical mystery inspired by the life and diary of Martha Ballard, a renowned 18th-century midwife who defied the legal system and wrote herself into American history. 

Katherine Reay is a nationally bestselling and award-winning author of several novels, including “Dear Mr. Knightley,” “The Printed Letter Bookshop,” and “A Shadow in Moscow.”

Reay’s latest, “The Berlin Letters,” is an unforgettable tale of the Cold War and a CIA code breaker who risks everything to free her father from an East German prison.

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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