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Leif Enger Searches for Hope and Healing in his New Novel, “I Cheerfully Refuse”

A grieving man searches for the spirit of his beloved, bookselling wife in Leif Enger’s haunting and restorative new novel, I Cheerfully Refuse.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer David Finkel: “An American Dreamer”

In his new nonfiction book “An American Dreamer,” David Finkel closely follows a former Iraqi war veteran as he navigates life in a divided country.

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Wading Through Water, Moments, Grief, Rooms: Two Poets in Conversation

Cindy Juyoung Ok, author of Ward Toward, and Diana Koi Nguyen, author of Root Fractures, discuss their poetry and the life events that inspired them.

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Pay-to-Stay Prisons Exposed in New Book by Tony Messenger

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Metro columnist Tony Messenger offers an expose of modern-day debtor’s prisons and how they’ve destroyed lives in Missouri and beyond.

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Yangsze Choo and her Magical World of Foxes

Author Yangsze Choo dives into the mythical and historic inspiration of her gripping third novel, The Fox Wife, a tale of lost loves and mystery.

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Prelude to a Century: A New Look at St. Louis’s 1904 World’s Fair

Author Patrick Murphy revisits the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis in a large new book titled “Prelude to a Century.” It goes on sale everywhere in April 2024.

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Author Laurell K. Hamilton: Vampires, Zombies and Shapeshifters

HEC catches up with bestselling St. Louis based author Laurell K. Hamilton as she publishes her 30th book in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series.

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Unpacking ‘Why Does Everything Have to be About Race?’ by Keith Boykin

Keith Boykin explores he historical and ongoing impact of white supremacy in America in “Why Does Everything Have to be About Race?”.

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Curtis Chin Discusses “Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant: A Memoir”

Curtis Chin’s memoir serves up life lessons from Detroit’s Cass Corridor, blending family, politics, and Chinese American history.

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Uma Thurman, Agatha Christie and The Greek Gods: The Influences on Alex Michaelides and His Writing

Author Alex Michaelides entertains in this talk about his writing process, Hollywood and Greek influences and the book he said was the most fun to write.

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