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    July 2019

    John McManus – Fire and Fortitude – St. Louis County Library HQ

    July 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    In this engrossing, epic history of the US Army in the Pacific War, John McManus, one of our most highly acclaimed historians of World War II, takes readers from Pearl Harbor, a rude awakening for a military woefully unprepared for war, to Makin, a sliver of coral reef where the Army was tested against the increasingly desperate Japanese. In between were nearly two years of punishing combat as the Army transformed from an undertrained garrison force into an unstoppable juggernaut,…

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    Martin Clark – The Substitution Order – St. Louis County Library HQ

    July 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    From Martin Clark—praised by Entertainment Weekly as “our best legal-thriller writers”—comes a wickedly clever novel. Kevin Moore, once a high-flying attorney, hits rock bottom after an inexplicably tumultuous summer. He lands in the middle of nowhere with a job at SUBstitution, the world’s saddest sandwich shop. When a bizarre, mysterious stranger wanders into the shop armed with a threatening “invitation” to join a multimillion-dollar scam, Kevin will need every bit of his legal savvy just to stay out of prison.…

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    August 2019

    Fiona Davis – Chelsea Girls – St. Louis County Library HQ

    August 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    Author of the hit historical novels “The Address” and “The Masterpiece,” Fiona Davis presents a dramatic new novel set in 1950s New York and the wild scene at the iconic Chelsea Hotel. From the dramatic redbrick facade to the sweeping staircase dripping with art, the Chelsea Hotel has long been New York City’s creative oasis—a scene playwright Hazel Riley and actress Maxine Mead are determined to use to their advantage. Yet they soon discover that the greatest obstacle to putting…

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    September 2019

    J.C. Cervantes – The Fire Keepers – St Louis County Library

    September 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd
    Ellisville, MO 63011 United States

    J.C. Cervantes shares the second installment in her hit series from Disney Books’s Rick Riordan Presents based on Mayan mythology. In this fiery and fast-paced sequel to “The Storm Runner,” the gang is back together again with spirited new characters, sneaky gods, Aztec royalty, unlikely alliances, and secrets darker than young demigod Zane Obispo could ever have imagined. Secrets that will change him forever. Doors open at 6 pm Pre-order a copy of “The Fire Keepers” HERE

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    Christopher Leonard - Kochland

    Author Christopher Leonard – “Kochland” – St Louis County Library

    September 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    The annual revenue of Koch Industries is bigger than that of Goldman Sachs, Facebook, and U.S. Steel combined, but few people know much about Koch Industries. For five decades, CEO Charles Koch has kept Koch Industries quietly operating in deepest secrecy, with a view toward very, very long-term profits. Seven years in the making, business reporter Christopher Leonard’s “Kochland” reads like a true-life thriller, with larger-than-life characters driving the battles on every page. The book tells the ambitious tale of…

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    Best Friends by Shannon Hale

    Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham – “Best Friends” – St. Louis County Library HQ

    September 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    Author Shannon Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham present the vividly honest follow-up to the runaway bestselling graphic memoir “Real Friends”—a true story about popularity, first boyfriends, and finding your own path. Sixth grade is supposed to be perfect. Shannon’s got a sure spot in the in-crowd called The Group. But the rules are always changing, and Shannon has to scramble to keep up. Who makes these rules anyway? And does Shannon have to follow them? Or should she follow her heart?…

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    Erin Entrada Kelly – Lalani of the Distant Sea – St. Louis County Library

    September 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd
    Ellisville, MO 63011 United States

    Inspired by Filipino folklore, Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly’s debut fantasy novel is a gorgeous, literary adventure about bravery, friendship, self-reliance, and the choice between accepting fate or forging your own path. Life is difficult on the island of Sanlagita. To the west looms a vengeful mountain. To the north, a dangerous fog swallows sailors who dare to venture out. When Lalani Sarita’s mother falls ill with an incurable disease, Lalani embarks on a dangerous journey across the sea in…

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    October 2019

    Dr Marty Makary book

    Author Event – Dr. Marty Makary – “The Price We Pay” – St Louis County Library

    October 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    One of the nation’s leading health care experts, Dr. Marty Makary presents an eye-opening, urgent look at America’s broken health care system—and the people who are saving it. One in five Americans now has medical debt, and rising health care costs threaten every small business in America. Drawing from on-the-ground stories, extensive research, and his own experience, Dr. Makary paints a vivid picture of price-gouging, middlemen, and a series of elusive money games in need of a serious shake-up. Presented…

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    Ribbons of Scarlet Book Tour

    Author Event – Stephanie Dray, Eliza Knight, and Sophie Perinot, “Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution” – St. Louis Public Library

    October 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    Join Stephanie Dray, Sophie Perinot, and Eliza Knight, three of the biggest names in historical fiction and co-authors of the compelling and timely novel, RIBBONS OF SCARLET, which offers a fascinating portrayal of seven real-life women who started and fought in the French Revolution — and changed the world. Q&A and book signing to follow. France’s war for independence is remembered for its guillotines, for its Reign of Terror, for “Let them eat cake” and “Off with his head.” What…

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    Matt McCarthy - Superbugs book

    Author Event – Matt McCarthy – “Superbugs” – St Louis County Library

    October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    St. Louis County Library – Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63131 United States

    Physician, researcher, and ethics professor Matt McCarthy is on the front lines of a groundbreaking clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal superbugs, bacteria that have built up resistance to the life-saving drugs in our rapidly dwindling arsenal. This trial serves as the backdrop for the compulsively readable “Superbugs.” Dr. McCarthy explores the history of bacteria and antibiotics bringing to light how we arrived at this juncture of both incredible breakthrough and extreme vulnerability. Presented by the Medical…

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