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Finding Dorothy: The Story Behind the Wizard of Oz
Elizabeth Letts discusses her historical fiction “Finding Dorothy,” which reveals many true secrets about “The Wizard of Oz” and its author L. Frank Baum.
First Person: One on One with Lynda Cohen Loigman Author of the Wartime Sisters
Lynda Cohen Loigman talks about the “small moments” that inspired her to write “The Wartime Sisters” and her acclaimed first novel, “The Two-Family House.”
Adventures in Writing with Brad Meltzer
Bestselling author Brad Meltzer discusses how he writes/researches, family & his most recent thriller, a non-fiction on a secret plot to kill George Washington.
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Books to read while you’re stuck inside during the winter storm
Take a look back at some of our favorite authors and their works while the snow and ice are keeping you inside!
The War Before The War: How the Fugitive Slave Act tipped America toward The Civil War
Andrew Delbanco talks about his new book, “The War Before The War, Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War”.
Veteran and Author Elliot Ackerman talks about grief, fidelity and his latest book “Waiting for Eden”
Author Elliot Ackerman discusses his latest fiction novel “Waiting for Eden”, a book about love, fidelity, loyalty and grief.
First Person One on One with author Justin Driver, “The Schoolhouse Gate”
University of Chicago law professor, Justin Driver, traces the history of Supreme Court cases involving the constitutional rights of students.
One on One with Fiona Davis
Fiona Davis (The Dollhouse, The Apartment) discusses her new novel, The Masterpiece, an ode to Grand Central Terminal and the forgotten artist Helen Dryden.
A One on One Conversation with Kate DiCamillo, Author of Raymie Nightingale & Louisiana’s Way Home
Kate DiCamillo reveals the reason behind her new novel, “Louisiana’s Way Home,” a companion story to her beloved bestseller “Raymie Nightingale.”
Tales of the Pony Express from Author Jim DeFelice
The Pony Express is iconic for the Wild West with characters like Buffalo Bill Cody. Learn about the Pony’s history and some of its most entertaining tales.
One on One with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Author, “What The Eyes Don’t See”
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is a pediatrician and public health advocate whose research exposed the Flint, MI water crisis. “What They Eyes Don’t See” is her story.
One on One with Nicholas Reynolds, Author “Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy Ernest Hemingway’s Secret Adventures 1935-1961”
Was one of the most influential literary artists of the 20th century a spy? Former CIA archivist Nicholas Reynolds discusses his research on Ernest Hemingway.
Holocaust Survivors: The Secret of How One Family Escaped the Nazi Death Camps
Georgia Hunter, author of “We Were The Lucky Ones,” is interviewed about her new book telling the amazing true story of her family’s survival of the Holocaust.
World-renowned autism spokesperson Temple Grandin
World-renowned autism spokesperson Temple Grandin shares personal stories and inventions at the Saint Louis County Library.
First Person: One on One with Brit Bennett
Brit Bennett talks about her debut novel The Mothers, what it’s like to write a screenplay for Kerry Washington and why she believes “all art is political.”