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Jun
19
Judy Blume: In the Unlikely Event
Left Bank Books, Friday, June 19 at 7pm
Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade College Preparatory Academy

Left Bank Books and Maryville Talks Books present bestselling and beloved author Judy Blume, in conversation with Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Sisterland, to discuss her new novel for adults, In the Unlikely Event. The conversation will be followed by a booksigning.

Ticket Information: $31 admits one and includes one copy of In the Unlikely Event. $36 admits two, includes one copy of In the Unlikely Event, and $5 will be rebatable towards the purchase of a second copy at the event.

When a series of passenger airplanes crashed in Elizabeth, New Jersey within a three-month period in 1951-1952, Judy Blume was a teenager. Against this background, Blume uses her imagination to bring us the lives of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, who will be profoundly affected by these events, either directly or indirectly. We see them coping not only with grief but with first love, estranged parents, difficult friendships, familial obligations, divorce, career ambitions, a grandparent's love, a widower's hope, and everything in between. In the Unlikely Event is filled with the same warmth and authenticity that have won Blume the hearts and minds of readers of all generations. Brown Paper Tickets Ticket Widget Loading...

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Location: Street: Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade College Preparatory Academy Additional: 425 South Lindbergh Boulevard City: Saint Louis, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 63131 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
26
Judy Blume
First Congregational Church, Friday, June 26 at 7pm
Judy Blume (Are you there God? It's me, Margaret, BFF*: Two novels by Judy Blume--Just as Long as We're Together/Here's to You, Rachel Robinson (*Best Friends Forever), Blubber, Cool Zone with the Pain and the Great One, Deenie, Double Fudge, Freckle Juice & The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo, Friend or Fiend? with The Pain and the Great One, Fudge-a-mania, Going, going, gone! with The Pain and the Great One, Here's to You, Rachel Robinson, Iggie's house, It's Not the End of the World, Just as Long as We're Together, Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great)

Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Adults as well as children will recognize such Blume titles as: Are you there God? It's me, Margaret; Blubber; Just as Long as We're Together; and the five book series about the irrepressible Fudge. She has also written three novels for adults, Summer Sisters; Smart Women; and Wifey, all of them New York Times bestsellers. More than 80 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into thirty-one languages. She receives thousands of letters a year from readers of all ages who share their feelings and concerns with her. Judy received a B.S. in education from New York University in 1961, which named her a Distinguished Alumna in 1996, the same year the American Library Association honored her with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2004 she received the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She is the founder and trustee of The Kids Fund, a charitable and educational foundation. She serves on the boards of the Author's Guild; the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators; the Key West Literary Seminar; and the National Coalition Against Censorship. Judy is a longtime advocate of intellectual freedom. Finding herself at the center of an organized book banning campaign in the 1980's she began to reach out to other writers, as well as teachers and librarians, who were under fire. Since then, she has worked tirelessly with the National Coalition Against Censorship to protect the freedom to read. She is the editor of Places I Never Meant To Be, Original Stories by Censored Writers. Judy recently completed the final book in a series of four books for young readers, illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist James Stevenson which was published in May, 2009. The first, Soupy Saturdays with the Pain & the Great One, was published in September, 2007. The second, Cool zone with the Pain & the Great One, was issued in May and Going, going, gone! with the Pain & the Great One, her third book in this series, was published August 12, 2008.Judy and her husband George Cooper live on islands up and down the east coast. They have three grown children and one grandchild. (added from Random House)
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Judy Blume (born Judy Sussman on February 12, 1938) is a popular American author. Blume's novels for children and teenagers were among the first to tackle such controversial matters as racism (Iggie's House), menstruation (Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.), divorce (It's Not the End of the World), bullying (Blubber), masturbation (Deenie; Then Again, Maybe I Won't) and teen sex (Forever). Fans of Blume's novels have praised her use of real-life settings, ambivalent endings and gentle humor. Her allegedly ambiguous treatment of moral issues made her at one time a regular target of school library censors and the religious right. Her books are still often challenged in school libraries; in fact, Forever was the second most challenged book of 2005, according to the American Library Association. She is recognized as one of the most banned children's authors in the United States which eventually led her to edit a collection of short stories about censorship (Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers). Despite ardent attempts at censorship Blume's young adult novels and books for children have sold 80 million copies world wide. Blume has also published adult fiction.
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