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Authors @ Your Library: September 2011

St. Louis, MO... The St. Louis Public Library is proud to host a wide array of thought-provoking writers to kick off the fall season in September including Sylvia Duncan, Denis Finn, Laurie R. King, Joe Schwartz, and Calvin Trillin. All events are FREE and open to the public.

*  Sylvia Duncan discusses and signs the new anthology, Mysteries of the Ozarks Volume III. The event takes place at the Machacek Branch, 6424 Scanlan Ave., on September 6 at 10 a.m.

Duncan’s contribution is “Ideally,” a short story filled with mystery, intrigue, and suspense. Mysteries of the Ozarks Volume III delivers good stories and true tales of the region.

Books available for purchase courtesy of the author.

 

*  Laurie R. King discusses and signs her new book, Pirate King. The event takes place at the Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave., on September 15 at 7 p.m.

In this latest adventure featuring the intrepid Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, New York Times bestselling author King takes readers into the frenetic world of silent films—where the pirates are real and the shooting isn’t all done with cameras.

Pirate King is a Laurie King treasure chest—thrilling, intelligent, romantic, and a swiftly unreeling masterpiece of suspense.

Books available for purchase courtesy of Left Bank Books.

 

*  Joe Schwartz discusses and signs his new book, The Games Men Play. The event takes place at the Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave., on September 17 at 2 p.m.

Schwartz follows in the footsteps of authors Dashiell Hammett, Donald Goines, and Chuck Palahniuk. The collection combines 21 short stories that take readers on a haunting journey through St. Louis from the city’s darkest streets to its most rural counties. Schwartz’s storytelling is fast-paced, never wastes a word, and constantly entertains.

A St. Louis native, Joe Schwartz writes exclusively about the Gateway City.

Books available for purchase courtesy of the author.

 

*  Denis Finn discusses and signs his book, The Vulture Perspective. The event takes place at the Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave., on September 21 at 7 p.m.

The Vulture Perspective is the ultimate instruction manual for the game of life. It offers answers to the big issues: choosing a partner, money, success, wealth, employment, life balance, aging, goals, happiness, failures and mistakes, friends, opportunities, tough times, networking, dealing with worry, risk, and much, much more.

Denis “Dorsal” Finn has over 20 years’ experience working with people who have life barriers. He has worked as a motivational speaker and personal trainer. He resides in Australia.

Books available for purchase courtesy of the author.

 

*  Calvin Trillin discusses and signs his new book, Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of His Funny Stuff. The event takes place at the Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave., on September 29 at 7 p.m.

Trillin’s books have taken an indelible place in the hearts of American readers. This hilarious collection, in which no topic is sacred, is distilled from a lifetime of highlights from The Nation, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time, newspaper syndication, speeches, one-man shows, novels, and short stories.

A staff writer for The New Yorker since 1963, Trillin became The Nation’s “deadline poet” in 1990. He is the author of Deciding the Next Decider, A Heckuva Job, Obliviously on He Sails, and About Alice. He lives in New York.

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

For more information, call 314-206-6779.

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8/23/2011