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Douglas Brunt | Trophy Son in conversation with Megyn Kelly

Mon, June 26, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Megyn Kelly Ghosts of Manhattan, Douglas Brunt’s New York Times bestselling debut novel about a flawed but highflying Bear Stearns bond trader, took “a smart shot at the absurdity of Wall Street and the long fall that brought us all down” (Kirkus). He…

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Harvey Sachs | Toscanini: Musician of Conscience

Tue, June 27, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Music historian Harvey Sachs’s many books include The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824 , a biography of Arthur Rubenstein, and two collections of essays on musical subjects. He has written for dozens of newspapers, magazines, and literary journals—including The New York Times…

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Mark Bowden | Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

Tue, July 11, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Bill Marimow, editor at large, The Philadelphia Inquirer “One of the most intense, visceral” ( Philadelphia Inquirer ) writers of our time, Mark Bowden is a national correspondent for  The Atlantic and Vanity Fair and is the author of numerous New York…

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Zinzi Clemmons | What We Lose

Thu, July 13, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

A cofounder and former publisher of Apogee Journal and a contributing editor for Literary Hub , Zinzi Clemmons has had work published in a variety of literary magazines, including Zoetrope: All Story, The Paris Review Daily , and Transition . Raised in Philadelphia to a South African mother and…

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Kevin Hearne | Besieged with Chuck Wendig | Star Wars: The Aftermath Trilogy and Fran Wilde | Updraft

Fri, July 14, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Dena Heilik, Department Head of Philbrick Hall, the fiction department of the Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Kevin Hearne is the author of the New York Times bestselling Iron Druid Chronicles, the ancient-Celtic-meets-contemporary-mayhem…

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Lawrence Wright | The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State

Thu, July 27, 2017 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Dick Polman, "Writer in Residence" at the University of Pennsylvania, and national political columnist at WHYY's Newsworks.org A longtime staff writer for The New Yorker , Lawrence Wright won the Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower , a “wrenchingly…

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