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Sigrid Nunez | The Friend: A Novel with Keith Gessen | A Terrible Country: A Novel

Tue, February 26, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Sigrid Nunez won the 2018 National Book Award for The Friend , “a penetrating, moving meditation on loss, comfort, memory” (NPR) in which a woman is forced to adopt her deceased best friend’s Great Dane. The recipient of a Berlin Prize, the Rome Prize in Literature, and a…

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Teen Book Club

Wed, February 27, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

In February/March 2019, we'll be reading Ghost Boys by author Jewell Parker Rhodes with Lillian Marrero's Teen Book club! Come share and discuss your thoughts on our February book Ghost Boys with your fellow teens! Ages 12-17. 

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Don Winslow | The Border

Thu, February 28, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The author of numerous international bestselling crime novels, Don Winslow is the recipient of dozens of awards and spots on myriad best-books-of-the-year lists. These books include The Winter of Frankie Machine , The Force , and Savages , for which he wrote the screenplay for the Oliver…

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Author Talk: Marjorie Jones

Wed, March 6, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Marjorie Jones will present her book In the Cards: Murder and Magic in the Library (A Frances Yates Mystery).  The book features renowned proponent of the Hermetic Tradition and martyred priest Giordano Bruno, British historian Frances Yates who employs her unique scholarship and the…

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In Conversation With The Rosenbach: Adam Gopnik

Tue, March 12, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Adam Gopnik is a celebrated  New Yorker  staff writer who has been contributing to the magazine since 1986. His books, ranging from essay collections about Paris and food to children’s novels, include  Paris to the Moon; The King in the Window; Through the…

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Darius James | Negrophobia: An Urban Parable

Tue, March 12, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Gene Seymour, contributor to The Nation and former film critic and jazz columnist for Newsday . He has written for Bookforum , CNN.com, and The Washington Post . Author and spoken-word artist Darius James’s 1992 masterpiece, the William S. Burroughs meets Thomas…

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Nathan Englander | Kaddish.com with Thomas Mallon | Landfall

Wed, March 27, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Nathan Englander is the author of the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank , a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. In addition to his widely anthologized short…

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Amy Hempel | Sing to It: New Stories

Mon, April 1, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“Among the strongest voices in American fiction” ( Los Angeles Times ), writer’s writer Amy Hempel is the author of the acclaimed short story collections Reasons to Live , At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom , Tumble Home , and The Dog of the Marriage . Her articles, essays, and…

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Julia Alvarez | In the Time of the Butterflies: 25th Anniversary Edition

Tue, April 23, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Concepción de León , the digital staff writer for the Books desk at The New York Times . She also writes "El Espace," a news and culture column for Latino . A “one-woman cultural collision” ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ), poet,…

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Susan Choi | Trust Exercise: A Novel

Thu, May 2, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Excavating the hidden corners of the human heart and acclaimed for their “nuance, psychological acuity, and pitch-perfect writing” ( Los Angeles Times ), Susan Choi’s novels include the Asian American Literary Award-winning The Foreign Student ; American Woman , a finalist for…

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Michael Ondaatje | Warlight: A Novel

Thu, May 9, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $25—single + book
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"Sensuous, mysterious, rhapsodic” ( San Francisco Chronicle ), Michael Ondaatje’s 1992 novel The English Patient won the Booker Prize and was then adapted by Anthony Minghella into an Academy Award-winning film. His many other books—replete with artistry and aesthetic that…

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Tommy Orange | There There: A Novel

Wed, May 15, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“Masterful. White-hot. A devastating debut novel” ( The Washington Post ), Tommy Orange’s There There has been lauded as a new American treasure by some of the country’s greatest writers and esteemed publications. A New York Times bestseller and one of its 10 Best Books…

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In Conversation With The Rosenbach: Louis Bayard

Thu, May 23, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

  Louis Bayard is the author of  Courting Mr. Lincoln , a novel. Books will be available for purchase by Shakespeare & Co., Booksellers. The author will sign copies after the program. From the prizewinning author of  Mr. Timothy  and  The Pale Blue Eye…

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