By Margaret Mager, President, and Irena Choi Stern, Publicity Chair, Friends of the Bronxville Public Library
Sep. 5, 2018: “FALL in Love with Books” is the catchy name for the author series organized by the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library (FOBPL) from October 4 to November 13 in the Yeager Room. Most of the author talks listed below will take place at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise noted, and will be followed by a reception and a book sale and signing.
"The Friends board is excited to bring such a terrific roster of authors to our library this fall,” said Margaret Mager, president of FOBPL. “The books they have written span the gamut from fiction to nonfiction, new books and past publications, science to history to romance. We are especially pleased to have Bronxville resident Christian Klose, Columbia University professor and author of Frack This!, as part of the fall 2018 author talk series.”
Thursday, Oct. 4: Fiona Davis, author of The Masterpiece. In her latest captivating novel, nationally bestselling author Davis takes readers into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal, where two very different women, fifty years apart, strive to make their mark on a world set against them. Register here.
Thursday, October 25: Christian Klose, author of Frack This! Dr. Klose’s book unveils the shocking facts that humans can cause earthquakes. With worrisome clarity, the author describes in simple terms and in nontechnical language the fundamental concept of human-caused earthquakes and their root causes. He shows how everyone can lay the groundwork to keep earthquake risks in perspective and how to stay safe. Register here.
Tuesday, October 30: Carola Lovering, author of Tell Me Lies. Everyone remembers the one. No, not that one. The other one. The one you couldn’t let go of. The one you’ll never forget. With psychological insight and biting wit, this keenly intelligent and staggeringly resonant novel chronicles the yearning ambitions, desires, and dilemmas of young adulthood and the difficulty of letting go, even when you know you should. Register here.
Thursday, November 1 (at 5:30 pm): Dayna Kurtz, author of Mother Matters. Kurtz, the brains behind Huffington Post's Mother Matters blog, guides new and veteran mothers alike through the best practices to care for themselves during their first year of motherhood. Her unique approach also includes less common methods like acupressure, expressive arts therapy, and more to help mothers boost their mental health and reclaim their identity. Register here.
Tuesday, November 13: Alexis Clark, author of Enemies in Love: A German POW, a Black Nurse and an Unlikely Romance. Based on a New York Times story by Clark that drew national attention, Enemies in Love paints a true and deeply moving narrative of forbidden love during World War II and a shocking, hidden history of race on the home front. Elinor Powell was an African American nurse in the U.S. military during World War II; Frederick Albert was a soldier in Hitler’s army, captured by the Allies and shipped to a prisoner-of-war camp in the Arizona desert. Register here.
All events are free and open to the public. The Yeager Room can accommodate up to 70 people, and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Books are available at Womrath Bookshop.
“We hope you find something that interests you among this great selection,” Mager said. “The Friends of the Bronxville Public Library provides community residents with year-round funding of author talks with leading writers including, this past January, Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko. And don’t forget to donate to the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library today. Your donation makes a difference!”
Pictured here (from top): Alexis Clark; Christian Klose; Carola Lovering; cover of Alexis Clark's Enemies in Love.
Photo by A. Warner
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