Authors @ Your Library: August 2011

St. Louis, MO... The St. Louis Public Library is proud to present a pair of “magical” authors to wrap up the summer this August—Lev Grossman and Susan McBride. Both events are FREE and open to the public.

*  Lev Grossman discusses and signs his new book, The Magician King. The event takes place at the Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave., on August 17 at 7 p.m.

The Magician King is the riveting sequel to the New York Times bestseller and literary phenomenon of 2009, The Magician. It is a grand voyage into the dark, glittering heart of magic—an epic quest for the Harry Potter generation. It also introduces a powerful new voice, that of Julia, whose angry genius is thrilling. Once again Grossman proves that he is the modern heir to C.S. Lewis and is on the cutting edge of literary fantasy.

Lev Grossman is a senior writer and book critic for Time magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Co-sponsored by Left Bank Books. Books available for purchase courtesy of Left Bank Books.

*  Susan McBride discusses and signs her new book, Little Black Dress. The event takes place at the Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave., on August 24 at 7 p.m.

A special reception for FRIENDS of the St. Louis Public Library will be held from 6-7 p.m. The reception will feature several of the latest little black dress styles and lifestyle looks from Neiman Marcus. To learn more about becoming a FRIEND so you can attend the reception, call 314-539-0359 or visit

When Antonia Ashton returns to her ancestral home, she uncovers long-buried truths about her mother and aunt, who vanished fifty years earlier on the eve of her wedding. By shedding light on the past, Antonia illuminates her own mistakes and learns the most unexpected things about love, magic, and a little black dress with the power to break hearts… and mend them.

Susan McBride has written five award-winning Debutante Dropout Mysteries (HarperCollins/Avon). She appeared on the cover of the February 2009 issue St. Louis Woman Magazine, where she was featured in the article, “Paperback Princess.” She lives in Brentwood, Missouri, with her husband, Ed.

Books available for purchase courtesy of Subterranean Books.

For more information, call 314-206-6779.

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