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St. Louis Jewish Book Festival Schedule

SLCL Authors @ the J

St. Louis County Library and the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival are pleased to announce SLCL Authors @ the J – a joint event series for readers throughout the St. Louis metro area. Additional information about St. Louis County Library’s author series is available online. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. All events are held at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex (2 Millstone Campus Drive).

Wednesday, June 1, 7pm: Jeff Nussbaum, Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches that Would Have Re-Written History
For every delivered speech, there exists an undelivered opposite. In Undelivered, political speechwriter Jeff Nussbaum presents the most notable speeches the public has never heard. Examining the historic moments that almost came to be, Nussbaum considers not only what they tell us about the past, but also what they can inform us about our present.

Tuesday, June 7, 7pm: Chris Pavone, Two Nights in Lisbon
Bestselling author of The Paris Diversion, Chris Pavone presents an expertly crafted thriller. Ariel Pryce wakes up in her Lisbon hotel room to discover her new husband has vanished. She starts with hotel security, then the police, then the American embassy, each confronting a question she can’t fully answer: Why does Ariel know so little about her husband?

Monday, June 13, 7pm: B.A. Shapiro, Metropolis
Author of the bestseller The Art Forger, B. A. Shapiro presents a masterful novel of psychological suspense. The novel follows a cast of unforgettable characters whose lives intersect after a harrowing accident at the Metropolis Storage Warehouse. As the characters dip in and out of one another’s lives, Shapiro builds tension to an exciting climax.

Wednesday, June 15, 7pm: Michael Loynd, The Watermen: The Birth of American Swimming and One Young Man’s Fight to Capture Olympic Gold
In Conversation with Olympic Legend Jackie Joyner Kersee
Sports attorney Michael Loynd is chairman of the St. Louis Olympic Committee. His new book The Watermen shares the underdog story of Charles Daniels, the first American swimmer to win Olympic gold. Interwoven with Charles’s story is the struggle to establish the modern Olympics in an era when competitive sports were still in their infancy.

Thursday, June 23, 7pm: Lynne Cox, Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog
Internationally famous for swimming the world’s most difficult waterways, Lynne Cox celebrates all forms of athleticism in others, human or otherwise. When she saw a video of a Newfoundland dog leaping from a helicopter to save someone from drowning, Cox was captivated. Tales of Al is the inspiring story of Cox’s adventures with the spectacular dogs at SICS, the famed school that has trained hundreds of dogs for rescue operations.

Wednesday, June 29, 7pm: Louis Bayard, Jackie & Me
The romance and marriage of charming and powerful Jack Kennedy and beautiful, mysterious debutante Jacqueline Bouvier would come to define an age. But how did these two come together? Taking place mostly during the summer before Jack and Jackie’s wedding, Jackie & Me is a searching novel about a young woman of a certain class with narrow options.

For more information, contact Brad Horwitz, 314-442-3271.