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September Author Appearances

The St. Louis Public Library presents a wide variety of authors during the month of September: Gil Robertson, Lyah Beth LeFlore and Shirley Bradley LeFlore, Linda Porter, Stefan Merrill Block, and Frank Fuerst. All events are FREE and open to the public.

Lyah Beth LeFlore (best-selling novelist) and Shirley Bradley LeFlore discuss and sign Wildflowers. The event takes place at Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave, on September 10 at 7 p.m. The novel explores the complexity of the love between mothers and daughters as a pregnant young woman escapes a violent husband and seeks refuge in the loving arms of her midwestern family. Books for sale from Left Bank Books.

Linda Porter discusses and signs her novel, Torn Between 2 Brothas. The event takes place at Julia Davis Branch, 4415 Natural Bridge Ave., on September 12 at 12 p.m. Natalie Norwood works for a Las Vegas television station. One evening, she and cameraman Miles Grey cover a shooting. As time goes by Miles and Natalie start dating. Everything seems perfect until Natalie's old flame reappears. Books for sale from the author. 

Stefan Merrill Block, a Washington University graduate, discusses and signs The Story of Forgetting. The event takes place at Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave, on September 16 at 7 p.m. In the story, a young man sets out on a quest to find his motherís lost relatives and uncover the truth of her genetic history. Through the fusion of myth, science, and storytelling, this novel offers a dazzling illumination of the hard-learned truth that only through the loss of what we consider precious can we understand the value of what remains. Books for sale from Subterranean Books.

Block is a featured author of Read St. Louis, a collaboration between the St. Louis Public Library and the St. Louis County Library. Visit www.readstlouis.org to learn more.

Read St. Louis is made possible by a generous sponsorship from the UPS Foundation. Co-sponsors for the reading project are KMOX Radio (AM 1120) and KMOV-TV Channel 4. The Literacy Roundtable provides additional support.

Frank Fuerst discusses and signs Alzheimer's Care with Dignity. The event takes place at Buder Branch, 4401 Hampton Ave., on September 24 at 6 p.m. Alzheimer's Care with Dignity is a handbook for caring for someone with dementia at home from diagnosis through the final stages. Included are secrets of survival, financial and legal concerns, as well as step-by-step routines for bathing, dressing, eating, travel tips, activities for daily living, a sample agreement to hire live-in help, and how to maintain your loved oneís skills as long as possible. Books for sale from the author.

This event is part of Read St. Louis, a collaboration between the St. Louis Public Library and the St. Louis County Library. Visit www.readstlouis.org learn more.

Read St. Louis is made possible by a generous sponsorship from the UPS Foundation. Co-sponsors for the reading project are KMOX Radio (AM 1120) and KMOV-TV Channel 4. The Literacy Roundtable provides additional support.

For more information, call 206-6779. 

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8/06/2009