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Salman Rushdie | The Golden House with Claire Messud | The Burning Girl

Thu, September 28, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00, $32 optional ticket + Rushdie book
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AUDITORIUM SOLD OUT. IN-HOUSE SIMULCAST TICKETS AVAILABLE. “A master of perpetual storytelling” ( The New Yorker ), Salman Rushdie is the author of a dozen novels, including Shame, The Satanic Verses , and Midnight’s Children , winner of the Booker Prize in 1981 and the…

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Jennifer Egan | Manhattan Beach with Carmen Maria Machado | Her Body and Other Parties

Tue, October 3, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Jennifer Egan won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for the novel A Visit from the Goon Squad . Her other books of fiction include the National Book Award Finalist Look at Me , the bestselling The Keep , and The Invisible Circus , which was adapted into a movie…

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Mervyn King | Brexit and the Future of the Global Economy

Wed, October 4, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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The governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of its Monetary Policy Committee from 2003 to 2013, Lord Mervyn King steered the U.K.’s central banking institution through the financial crisis of 2008 and the ensuing recession. Currently a professor at NYU and the London School of…

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Jeffrey Eugenides | Fresh Complaint: Stories

Thu, October 5, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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“Lyrical and portentous” ( The New York Times ), Jeffrey Eugenides is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel  Middlesex; The Virgin Suicides , which was adapted into a feature film by Sofia Coppola; and The Marriage Plot , a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist…

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E.J. Dionne, Jr. and Norman J. Ornstein | One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported

Tue, October 10, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

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AUDITORIUM SOLD OUT. IN-HOUSE SIMULCAST TICKETS AVAILABLE. In conversation with Dick Polman , "Writer in Residence" at the University of Pennsylvania, and national political columnist at WHYY's Newsworks.org E.J. Dionne Jr. is a syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly…

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Van Jones* | Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together

Thu, October 12, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00, $32 optional single ticket + book
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AUDITORIUM SOLD OUT. IN-HOUSE SIMULCAST TICKETS AVAILABLE A CNN political contributor and host of a popular recurring primetime special bearing his name, Van Jones was a green-jobs advisor to the Obama administration, overseeing billions in environmental recovery spending. His two bestselling…

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Amy Tan | Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir

Tue, October 17, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $38/$33 couple + book/single + book
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Auditorium ticket includes a book. Couple ticket includes one book and admission for two people. “Powerful” and “full of magic” ( Los Angeles Times ), Amy Tan is the author of the beloved novels  The Joy Luck Club , a finalist for the National Book Award and the…

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Alice McDermott | The Ninth Hour

Mon, October 23, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00, $32 optional single ticket + book
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Pulling the delicate threads of “fear and vulnerability, joy and passion, the capacity for love and pain and grief” ( The Washington Post ), Alice McDermott’s acclaimed fiction explores intersecting stories of familial love, Irish American culture and assimilation, and the…

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Simon Schama | The Story of the Jews Volume Two: Belonging: 1492-1900

Tue, October 24, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with Carlin Romano , Critic-at-Large,The Chronicle of Higher Education  Lauded historian Simon Schama is the author of The Embarrassment of Riches; Scribble, Scribble, Scribble ; and the National Book Critics Circle Award winner  Rough Crossings , an account…

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John Hodgman | Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches

Fri, October 27, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00; $30.00 book w/ticket option
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In conversation with Mary Richardson Graham John Hodgman played the role of “PC” in the Apple vs. PC commercials, served alternately as the “Resident Expert” and “Deranged Millionaire” on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, adjudicates vital disputes such as…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates | We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy*

Thu, November 2, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $32.00 auditorium; $24.00 simulcast
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EVENT COMPLETELY SOLD OUT! Ta-Nehisi Coates won the 2015 National Book Award for Between the World and Me , a “searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today” ( New York Times ). Covering culture, politics, and social issues as a national correspondent for  The…

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Chris Matthews | Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

Fri, November 3, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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The host of MSNBC’s popular news and commentary program Hardball , Chris Matthews is one of America’s most familiar media faces. A former longtime syndicated print media columnist, staffer for several Democratic members of Congress, and speechwriter during the Carter administration,…

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Dan Rather | What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism

Wed, November 8, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $45/$30 couple + book/single + book
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Event completely sold out!  Auditorium ticket includes a book. Couple ticket includes one book and admission for two people. In conversation with longtime broadcaster and journalist, Tracey Matisak One of the most decorated and popular journalists of all time, Dan Rather was anchor of…

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Reza Aslan | God: A Human History

Thu, November 9, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $47/$32/$24 couple + book/single + book/simulcast + book
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Auditorium ticket includes a book. Couple ticket includes one book and admission for two people. “Wise and passionate” ( The New York Times Book Review ), religion scholar Reza Aslan is the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth .…

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Isabel Allende | In the Midst of Winter

Fri, November 10, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $47/$32 Allende—couple + book/single + book
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Auditorium ticket includes a book. Couple ticket includes one book and admission for two people. In conversation with Janet Benton, author of the debut novel Lilli de Jong . “Poignant, powerful” and “timeless” ( Boston Globe ), Isabel Allende’s acclaimed historical…

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Gordon S. Wood | Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Mon, November 13, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Acclaimed for synthesizing historical insight with wit and exuberance, Gordon S. Wood won the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award for The Radicalism of the American Revolution , a rollicking and watershed study of the struggle for U.S. independence. His many other books…

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John Banville | Mrs. Osmond

Tue, November 14, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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John Banville won the Man Booker Prize for The Sea , a story of loss and the fickle power of memory celebrated for its “power and strangeness and piercing beauty” ( The Washington Post Book World ). His other fiction—including The Book of Evidence, Ancient Light , and The…

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Tucker Carlson | EVENT POSTPONED

Fri, November 17, 2017 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00

EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY. ALL TICKETS TO THE EVENT ON 11/17/17 WILL BE HONORED ON THE NEW DATE. Tucker Carlson is the host of Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight , one of cable’s most watched primetime news and commentary programs. The former co-host of CNN’s…

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Roz Chast | Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York

Tue, November 21, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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“By turns grim and absurd, deeply poignant and laugh-out-loud funny” ( New York Times ), Roz Chast has published more than 800 cartoons in The New Yorker since 1978. Chast has written or illustrated more than a dozen books, including several collected volumes of her published…

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Lawrence O’Donnell | Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics

Tue, November 28, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Auditorium sold out! In-house simulcast tickets still available. Lawrence O’Donnell is the host of MSNBC’s The Last Word , one of cable television’s most watched news and political commentary programs. In addition to writing for a variety of periodicals, including The New York…

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