Sun, Oct 22, 2PM — Kara LaReau, author of THE INFAMOUS RATSOS.  All ages welcome.

Louie and Ralphie Ratso’s dad, Big Lou, always says that there are two kinds of people: those who are tough and those who are soft. Louie and Ralphie are tough, tough, tough, just like Big Lou, and they’re going to prove it. But every time they try to show just how tough they are, the […]

Thu, Oct 26, 7PM — Heather Harpham, author of HAPPINESS: THE CROOKED LITTLE ROAD TO SEMI-EVER AFTER: A MEMOIR

Happiness begins with a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted opposites: Heather, a world-roaming California girl, and Brian, an intellectual, homebody writer, kind and slyly funny, but loath to leave his Upper West Side studio. Their magical interlude ends, full stop, when Heather becomes pregnant―Brian is sure he loves her, only he doesn’t want kids. Heather […]

Sun, Oct 29, 2PM — Steve Paul, author of HEMINGWAY AT EIGHTEEN: THE PIVOTAL YEAR THAT LAUNCHED AN AMERICAN LEGEND

In the summer of 1917, Ernest Hemingway was an eighteen-year-old high school graduate unsure of his future. The American entry into the Great War stirred thoughts of joining the army. While many of his friends in Oak Park, Illinois, were heading to college, Hemingway couldn’t make up his mind and eventually chose to begin a […]

Wed, Nov 1, 7PM — Bradford Morrow, author of THE PRAGUE SONATA, in conversation with Dawn Tripp, author of GEORGIA: A NOVEL OF GEORGIA O’KEEFFE

Music and war, war and music―these are the twin motifs around which Bradford Morrow, recipient of the Academy Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, has composed his magnum opus, The Prague Sonata, a novel more than a dozen years in the making. In the early days of the new millennium, […]

Thu, Nov 2, 7PM — Helen Benedict, author of WOLF SEASON: A NOVEL

After a hurricane devastates a small town in upstate New York, the lives of three women and their young children are irrevocably changed. Rin, an Iraq War veteran, tries to protect her blind daughter and the three wolves under her care. Naema, a widowed doctor who fled Iraq with her wounded son, faces life-threatening injuries […]

Thu, Nov 9, 7PM — Celeste Ng, author of LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, in conversation with Karen Shepard, author of KISS ME SOMEONE: STORIES

From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of […]