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Authors @ Your Library: June 2012

St. Louis, MO... The St. Louis Public Library is proud to present three outstanding authors during June: Ellen Abramson, Dr. Tullia Brown Hamilton, and Laura Moriarty. All events are FREE and open to the public.

*  Dr. Tullia Brown Hamilton discusses and signs her new book, Up From Canaan. The event takes place at the Julia Davis Branch, 4415 Natural Bridge Ave., on June 7 at 6 p.m.

Still in existence today, Mound Bayou, Mississippi, is a vibrant all-black town founded by freed slaves after the Civil War. When the community fell on hard times, many residents joined the Great Migration north in search of better lives. Some stopped in St. Louis and stayed for good.

Brown Hamilton has a Ph.D. from Emory University in American Studies. Her frequently cited dissertation remains one of the seminal scholarly works in the history of African-American women.

Books available for purchase courtesy of the author.

*  Laura Moriarty discusses and signs her new book, The Chaperone. The event takes place at the Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave Ave., on June 7 at 7 p.m.

Only a few years before becoming a famous actress and icon, fifteen-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita to make it big in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone, Cora Carlisle. A complicated but traditional woman, Cora has no idea what shes in for. Ultimately, the five weeks they spend together will change their lives forever.

Moriarty is the author of The Center of Everything, The Rest of Her Life, and While Im Falling.

Co-sponsored by Left Bank Books.

Books available for purchase courtesy of Left Bank Books.

 

*  Ellen Abramson discusses and signs her new book, Live to Dance. The event takes place at the Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave Ave., on June 21 at 7 p.m.

Abramson suffered and recovered from cardiac arrest at the age of 51. In Live to Dance, the author, her family, and the emergency room physician that revived her share memories of her frightening experience.

Since her successful recovery, she has made it her mission to help women understand that heart disease is their greatest health risk and educate them on its prevention.

Abramson lives and dances in St. Louis.

Books available for purchase courtesy of the author.

For more information, call 314-206-6779.

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5/24/2012