Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Upcoming: Weiner. Kozol, Others At Free Library

Finally Confirmed!

Jennifer Weiner |
 Who Do You Love 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM; FREE
No tickets or reservations required. For more info: 215-567-4341 
Weiner_Jennifer"Hilarious, heartbreaking, and insightful" (Miami Herald), Jennifer Weiner is the beloved no. 1 New York Timesbestselling author of 11 books, including Good in Bed; In Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacLaine, and the city of Philadelphia; The Next Best Thing; and All Fall Down. Crafted with humor and heart, her novels plumb life's messiness with witty, relatable characters that face real issues- relationships, careers, and motherhood. Who Do You Love is a contemporary fairytale of two young lovers who repeatedly cross paths over a 30 span.   
Jonathan Kozol | The Theft of Memory: Losing My Father, One Day at a Time   
Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM; 
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Over nearly 50 years of working with children in inner-city schools, Jonathan Kozol has been a tireless and fiery advocate for the issues surrounding education inequity and for genuinely integrated public education. His books in this field include The Shame of the Nation, Amazing Grace, and Savage Inequalities. He has received two Guggenheim and two Rockefeller Fellowships, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and the 1967 National Book Award for Death at an Early Age, a chronicle of his first year as a teacher in Boston's public schools. The Theft of Memory, the most personal story of his career, tells of his brain-specialist father's decent into and expert description of Alzheimer's disease.  
Chris Hedges | Wages of Rebellion 
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM; FREE
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges is the author of 11 books, including the bestsellers War Is a Force That Gives Us MeaningEmpire of Illusion, and Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt. For nearly two decades he was a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous and impoverished places (including ones in America), earning wide acclaim for his eloquent and informative stories about the international war on terror, income inequality, and a host of other issues. A senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York, Hedges currently writes a weekly column for Truthdig. His new book investigates the psychological and social factors that foment resistance against monolithic institutions.   
Matthew Quick | Love May Fail 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM; FREE 
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Matthew Quick exploded into the literary world in 2008 with his "charmingly nerve-wracking" (NPR) bestselling novel Silver Linings Playbook, a quirkily humane paean to mental illness and love that was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film. He is also the author of The Good Luck of Right Now, an inspiring story about friendship, grief, and Richard Gere. His young adult novels Sorta Like a Rockstar, Boy21, and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock speak to--but never down to--teenage readers. In Love May Fail, a scorned housewife, aided by her hoarder mother, a brassy nun, an ex-drug addict, and a metal-head youngster, embark on an odyssey of self-discovery.    
Emily St. John Mandel | Station 11 
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM; FREE
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"Elegant, hypnotic", and "engrossing" (The Washington Post), Emily St. John Mandel is the author of four novels, including Last Night in Montreal, The Lola Quartet, and The Singer's Gun, winner of the 2014 Prix Mystere de la Critique in France. She is a staff writer for art and culture magazine The Millions, and her essays and fiction have been widely anthologized in such mainstays as Best American Mystery Stories 2013. St. John Mandel's latest novel, Station 11, was both a bestseller and a 2014 National Book Award Finalist. Vacillating in time between the world that we know and a dystopia brought about by a viral plague, it tells the strange post-apocalyptic story of a Shakespearian acting troupe's travels through the Great Lakes area.    
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Author Events are held in the Montgomery Auditorium at the Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, unless noted. Events generally consist of a talk by the author and a Q & A period with the audience followed by a book signing. Books are sold on-site. Seating begins 45 minutes prior to event start times. No tickets or reservations are required for Free Author Events. 

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