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Authors @ Your Library: May 2011

 

St. Louis, MO... The St. Louis Public Library is proud to present an outstanding lineup of authors in May including critically acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Steve Earle, Marilyn Kinsella, Matt Logelin, Ann Cuiellette Marr, and William and Margaret Stage. All events are FREE and open to the public.

 *  Matt Logelin discusses and signs his new memoir, Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love. The event takes place at the Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave., on May 4 at 7 p.m.

Matt and Liz Logelin were high school sweethearts. They had it all: the perfect marriage, a beautiful new home, and a baby girl on the way. Only twenty-seven hours after little Madelineís birth, Liz suffered a pulmonary embolism and died instantlyówithout ever holding her child. The book is a heartwarming and heartbreaking story punctuated by beautifully recollected (and often humorous) memories and anecdotes.

Books available for purchase courtesy of Pudd'nHead Books.

*  Ann Cuiellette Marr discusses and signs her new cookbook, Classic Creole: A Celebration of Food and Family. The event takes place at the Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave., on May 5 at 7 p.m.  A special Author Reception for FRIENDS of the St. Louis Public Library will be held at 6 p.m.  Reservations to the FRIENDS Reception should be made by May 2 to Mike at 314-539-0359 or mryan@slplfoundation.org.

New Orleans native Ann Cuiellette Marr grew up in a large Creole family. After the loss of family treasures to Hurricane Katrina, she wanted to find a way to preserve and honor her heritage. All of the dishes in Classic Creole are family recipes. Each shares its own story about Annís experience and growing up in a household filled with love, energy, camaraderie, and great food.

Books available for purchase courtesy of Left Bank Books.

*  Writer-photographer William Stage and his daughter, Margaret Stage, discuss and sign their new book, The Painted Ad:  A Postcard Book of Vintage Brick Wall Signs. The event takes place at the Buder Branch, 4401 Hampton Ave., on May 10 at 7 p.m.

The book features 25 black-and-white and color photographs of vintage wall signs. A form of advertising common before the advent of billboards, painted wall signs are now rapidly fading from view. Representing finds in large cities and small towns, The Painted Ad captures a period in history when wall signs dotted the American landscape. 

Books available for purchase courtesy of the authors.

*  Marilyn Kinsella discusses and signs the new book she co-edited with Phyllis Hostmeyer, Storytelling and QAR Strategies.  The event takes place at the Buder Branch, 4401 Hampton Ave., on May 14 at 2 p.m.

Kinsella furnishes traditional tales, fables, and myths related to the 12 pillars of character education. Bundling together character education, storytelling, and Question-Answer Relationship (QAR), the book puts the necessary tools at the fingertips of teachers and librarians. It is also a valuable tool for storytellers, with guidance on developing the QAR strategies for a range of stories.

Books available for purchase courtesy of the author.

*  Steve Earle discusses and signs his new book, Iíll Never Get Out of This World Alive. The event takes place at the Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave., on May 16 at 7 p.m.

Doc Ebersole lives with the ghost of Hank Williams. Ten years after Hankís death, Doc is wracked by addiction. When Graciela, a young Mexican immigrant, appears in search of Docís services, miraculous things begin to happen. Everyone she meets is transformed for the better, except maybe for Hankís angry ghostówho isnít at all pleased to see Doc doing well.

Earle is a critically acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, actor, and activist. He is the author of the story collection, Doghouse Roses.

Books available for purchase courtesy of Subterranean Books. 

For more information, call 314-206-6779.

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4/14/2011