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Sunday, April 2nd - 2pm - Author Discussion & Signing with Harriet Scott Chessman - The Lost Sketchbook of Edgar Degas

 

Ten years after Edgar Degas' 1872 visit to New Orleans, a lost sketchbook surfaces. His Creole cousin Tell -- who lost her sight as a young woman -- listens as her former child-servant describes the drawings and reads Degas' enigmatic words. It's both cryptic and revelatory, leading Tell to new understandings of her marriage, her difficult, brilliant cousin Edgar, her daughter Josephine, and herself. Read more...

 

 

Saturday, April 8th - 1pm - Children's Book Signing with Jeffrey Turner - Who Broke the Vase?

Have you ever told a lie? A fib? A whopper? A falsehood? A fabrication?
Well, when a little dog accidentally breaks a vase, he certainly does. He keeps shifting the blame: First he says it was an elephant, but no he meant a mouse. Wait a minute--did he say mouse? Make that a crow, a sheep, a hippo--anyone but him. Will his family discover what really happened?
Jeffrey Turner's signature style of simple words and strong, vivid graphics resonates with everyone who has ever struggled with admitting the truth. Read more...

 

Saturday, April 8th - 3pm - Author Signing with Marie Bostwick - The Promise Girls

In an emotionally rich and captivating new novel, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick reunites three sisters whose deep bond is rooted in an unconventional past. Read more...

 

 

 

Saturday, April 15 - 4pm - Author Signing with Dani Shapiro - Hourglass: Time, Love, and Marriage

The best-selling novelist and memoirist delivers her most intimate and powerful work: a piercing, life-affirming memoir about marriage and memory, about the frailty and elasticity of our most essential bonds, and about the accretion, over time, of both sorrow and love. Read more...

 

 

Saturday, April 22 - 4pm - Author Signing with David Leite - Notes on a Banana

The stunning and long-awaited memoir from the beloved founder of the James Beard Award-winning website Leite's Culinaria--a candid, courageous, and at times laugh-out-loud funny story of family, food, mental illness, and sexual identity.  Read more...

 

 

 

Sunday, April 23 - 2pm - Author Signing with Jack Chaucer - Nikki White: Polar Extremes

When Nikki Janicek sprints from the 200-degree sauna out into the 100-below darkness wearing nothing but bunny boots, at least she's not alone. She already has survived months of solitary confinement, a forced swim with sharks and a scary journey to the South Pole. Now she's a member of The 300 Club, an exclusive group of people on the planet who have endured a 300-degree temperature swing in a matter of seconds. Read more...