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Joseph Fox Bookshop

1724 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

United States

(215) 563-4184; mfoxfoxbookshop.com

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Apr
18
Free Library of Philadelphia - Lydia Davis - Can’t and Won’t: Stories (Friday, April 18 at 7:30pm)
Can't and Won't Lydia Davis “One of the quiet giants of American fiction,” (The Los Angeles Times Book Review), Lydia Davis received the 2013 Man Booker International Prize for her witty, poetic, and minimalist fiction. She is the author of several short story collections, including Break It Down, winner of the Whiting Award, and Varieties of Disturbance, which was nominated for the National Book Award for. She is also a noted French-to-English translator of novels, biographies, and scholarly writing, including a new edition of Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust and Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. Called “the best prose stylist in America” (Rick Moody), Davis was named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her adept translations. Can’t and Won’t is her fifth collection of stories. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Apr
19
Free Library of Philadelphia - Eliza Griswold - I Am the Beggar of the World (Saturday, April 19 at 2pm)
I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan Eliza Griswold For the New York Times bestselling The Tenth Parallel, journalist Eliza Griswold spent seven years traveling the geographic and ideological fronts in Africa and Asia where Christianity and Islam collide. She is also the author of Wideawake Field, a collection of poetry that visits many of these foreign landscapes. A 2012 Guggenheim fellow and former Nieman Fellow, Griswold has also been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, and a slew of other leading publications. In her new book, she travels to Afghanistan to anthologize poems written by a diverse group of women who challenge the image of the voiceless figure under the burqa. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Apr
19
Free Library of Philadelphia - Vincent Feldman - City Abandoned: Charting the Loss of Civic Institutions in Philadelphia (Saturday, April 19 at 4pm)
City Abandoned: Charting the Loss of Civic Institutions in Philadelphia Vincent Feldman Lifelong Philadelphia resident Vincent Feldman has spent the last three decades photographing the city’s architectural character. As some of our most significant structures began to crumble, Feldman’s photos increasingly focused on the conflicts and difficulties of historical preservation. A Master Lecturer in photography at the University of the Arts and recipient of a 2001 Pew Fellowship, Feldman has displayed his work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and sold his work to patrons across the world. More than a photo collection, City Abandoned makes a passionate argument for preservation and renovation of some of Philadelphia’s most important but neglected buildings. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Apr
19
Free Library of Philadelphia - Doug Fine - Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Cannabis Economy (Saturday, April 19 at 7:30pm)
Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Cannabis Economy Doug Fine Investigative journalist and muckraking author of the “eye-opening and persuasive” (The New York Times Book Review) best-seller Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution, Doug Fine peeks into dank corners to find the straight dope on the burgeoning American hemp industry. In Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Cannabis Economy, Fine takes a road trip across North America to investigate the misunderstood plant’s pioneering 21st century uses—from powering cars to insulating houses to healing damaged farmland—and posits that its decriminalization would bring in more taxable income than its smokable cousin. Fine is also the author of Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living and Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Apr
22
Free Library of Philadelphia - Marlo Thomas - It Ain't Over…Till It's Over: Reinventing Your Life—and Realizing Your Dreams—Any Time, at Any Age (Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30pm)
It Ain't Over…Till It's Over: Reinventing Your Life—and Realizing Your Dreams—Any Time, at Any Age Marlo Thomas Actress, author, and activist Marlo Thomas burst onto the scene with her pioneering role as the star of television’s That Girl, and over the course of a groundbreaking career she has been honored with four Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award for Television Excellence, a Golden Globe, a Grammy, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for exceptional humanitarian efforts. Inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame, she created Free to Be…You and Me, a project that became a platinum album, bestselling book, award-winning television special, and a stage show. She is also the author of six New York Times bestselling books, including the memoir Growing Up Laughing. Her new book is a collection of empowering stories about women who have reinvented themselves in extraordinary ways. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Apr
24
Free Library of Philadelphia - Amartya Sen - An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions (Thursday, April 24 at 7:30pm)
An uncertain glory: India and its Contradictions Amartya Sen Esteemed economist Amartya Sen received the Nobel Prize for his work on social choice theory, welfare economics, development economics, moral and political philosophy, and the economics of peace and war. With an impeccable record of advocacy for tolerance, pluralism, and harmony, he is credited with reintroducing ethics into economic discourse. A Professor at Harvard, Dr. Sen is the recipient of many honors, including the Bharat Ratna—the highest honor awarded by the President of India; the Eisenhower Medal; the French Legion of Honor; and the National Humanities Medal. His new book is “an urgent, passionate, political work” (New York Times Book Review), coauthored with longtime collaborator Jean Drèze, that makes clear the case that India—despite rapid economic growth—cannot move forward without making a significant investment in the essential needs of the people. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Apr
25
The Forum of Executive Women 2014 Leadership Symposium (Friday, April 25 at 07:30am)
The Joseph Fox Bookshop is delighted to partner with The Forum of Executive Women to provide both on-site book sales and online pre-orders for the titles featured at the 2014 Leadership Symposium. Pre-ordering will allow you to simply pick-up your book(s) at the event, providing more time for book signings and networking. (All featured titles pre-ordered through the Joseph Fox Bookshop will be available for pick-up at the 2014 Leadership Symposium on April 25th, 2014. Pre-orders of the 2014 Leadership Symposium featured titles cannot be shipped or held for pick-up at the Joseph Fox Bookshop. If you have any questions regarding book pre-orders for this event, please contact Kate Griffith at 215-563-4184 or kategriffith84@foxbookshop.com)

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Apr
29
Free Library of Philadelphia - Ralph Nader - Unstoppable: The Emerging Right-Left Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State (Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30pm)
Unstoppable: The Emerging Right Left Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State Ralph Nader Ralph Nader “singlehandedly sparked a new era of citizen-driven political and consumer activism (Publishers Weekly) and is largely responsible for major federal consumer protection laws such as the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Freedom of Information Act. His scathing critique of the American auto industry, Unsafe at Any Speed, was instrumental in the passage of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Nader has written a score of popular books and has been a five-time third-party Presidential candidate. His new book calls for bipartisan grassroots activism in the face of corporate influence in American politics. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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May
1
Free Library of Philadelphia - Francine Prose - Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 - Mona Simpson - Casebook (Thursday, May 1 at 7:30pm)
Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 Francine Prose Known as a satirist in the tradition of Swift, Francine Prose creates a fictional world of absurd situations and sardonic humor, intelligence, compassion, and grief. A respected novelist, critic, and essayist, she is the author of nearly 30 books, including the National Book Award Finalist Blue Angel. She is former President of the PEN American Center and the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, a Fulbright fellowship, and two National Endowment for the Arts grants, among many other honors. Her new novel, Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 is based on a photograph taken by Hungarian photographer Brassai, “Lesbian Couple at Le Monocle.” Casebook Mona Simpson Award-winning novelist Mona Simpson is the author of Anywhere But Here, adapted for a film starring Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon; The Lost Father; A Regular Guy; Off Keck Road, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and recipient of the Heartland Prize of the Chicago Tribune; and My Hollywood. Her many honors include a Whiting Writer’s Award, a Guggenheim grant, and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In her new novel, an eavesdropping boy tries to understand his unraveling family, and instead uncovers the burdens of his parents’ private lives. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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May
5
Free Library of Philadelphia - James Fearnley - Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues (Monday, May 5 at 7:30pm)
Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues James Fearnley “The musical equivalent of a pub crawl” (Rolling Stone), the Pogues’s raucous melding of traditional Irish music with the incendiary energy of punk catapulted the London-based band to international prominence in the 1980s and 90s. Founding Pogues member and accordion player James Fearnley tells the band’s story in Here Comes Everybody, “a warts-and-all tale…about the band and the bond formed across 30 fractious years” (Irish Timesinstrumentalist across a variety of musical genres, Fearnley has played on albums with Talking Heads, Steve Earle, and Melissa Etheridge, among others. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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May
6
Free Library of Philadelphia - Elise Juska - The Blessings - Akhil Sharma - Family Life (Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30pm)
The Blessings Elise Juska With a “delicate touch and note-perfect writing” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Elise Juska’s books include One for Sorrow, Two for Joy; The Hazards of Sleeping Alone; and Getting Over Jack Wagner, a People magazine “Critic’s Choice”; and her short fiction has been published widely and cited as distinguished by The Best American Short Stories and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She directs the undergraduate creative writing program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she received the Liberal Arts Division’s Director’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2002. Her new novel follows a close-knit Irish-Catholic family in Philadelphia across two decades. Family Life Akhil Sharma “A supernova in the galaxy of young, talented Indian writers” (Publishers Weekly), Akhil Sharma received the PEN/Hemingway Award for his debut novel, An Obedient Father, a shocking story of a corrupt civil servant in Delhi. His other honors the Whiting Writers’ Award and several O. Henry Prizes, and he was named to Granta’s once-a-decade Best Young American Novelists list. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and the Best American Short Stories anthology. His short story “Cosmopolitan” was adapted into a lauded film of the same name. In Family Life, a boy struggles to find his way in both his new country and through the ruins of family tragedy. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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May
8
Free Library of Philadelphia - James Shapiro - Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now (Thursday, May 8 at 7:30pm)
Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now James Shapiro “The history of Shakespeare in America,” writes scholar James Shapiro, “is also the history of America itself.” Published on the occasion of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, Shapiro’s new anthology reveals how throughout American history, Shakespeare’s plays provided a lens through which issues ranging from revolution to slavery to justice were understood. Shapiro is a Governor of the Folger Shakespeare Library, on the Board of Directors of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and in 2011 was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His previous books include Rival Playwrights, Shakespeare and the Jews, Oberammergau, 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, and Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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May
12
Free Library of Philadelphia - Roz Chast - Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? (Monday, May 12 at 7:30pm)
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? Roz Chast Since first accepting Roz Chast’s cartoons in 1978, The New Yorker has published more than 800 pieces of her work. Now a staff cartoonist with the venerable magazine, her work is also regularly printed by Scientific American and Harvard Business Review. She has written or illustrated more than a dozen books, including several collected volumes of her published cartoons, which have been hailed as compendiums of “worry, doom, and gloom that are funny, fresh, and relatable” (Reader’s Digest). In her first memoir, Chast uses cartoons, family photos, and narrative to tell the difficult but comic story of her aging parents. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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May
13
Free Library of Philadelphia - Sandra Tsing Loh - The Madwoman in the Volvo (Tuesday, May 13 at 7:30pm)
The Madwoman in the Volvo Sandra Tsing Loh Sandra Tsing Loh brings a passionately distinctive and “imaginatively twisted and fearless” (Los Angeles Times) voice to her work across a variety of genres. A contributing editor to The Atlantic, she is the author of six books, including Mother on Fire, an irreverent parenting book that she adapted into a one-woman show. She hosts The Loh Down on Science, a daily radio show, and is a regular commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition and PRI’s This American Life. Loh’s new memoir is a vulnerable and manic look into the sweeping hormonal mid-life changes that have shaped her as a mother and artist. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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May
15
Free Library of Philadelphia - Christopher Buckley - But Enough About You (Thursday, May 15 at 7:30pm)
But Enough About You Christopher Buckley “One of the funniest writers in the English language” according to Tom Wolfe, Christopher Buckley is the author of 15 books, including Thank You for Smoking, Little Green Men, and Supreme Courtship. The recipient of the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence and the Thurber Prize for American Humor, Buckley served as chief speechwriter to Vice President George H.W. Bush, and the American political machine is the primary target of his satire. As Janet Maslin wrote in one New York Times review, “By now, just about every species of political huckster has been treated to Mr. Buckley’s style of prescient ridicule, yet political life ceaselessly tosses him bait.” In his new essay collection, Buckley tackles a wide range of subjects with distinctive wit and insight. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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May
20
Free Library of Philadelphia - Colson Whitehead - The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death - Nikil Saval - Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace (Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30pm)
The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death Colson Whitehead Colson Whitehead is the author of five highly acclaimed novels, including The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, and Zone One. He has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a MacArthur Fellowship recipient, and a PEN/Faulkner finalist. His non-fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Harper’s, among several other publications. The Noble Hustle chronicles Whitehead’s plunge into the gritty world of high-stakes poker. Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace Nikil Saval Philadelphia-based Nikil Saval is an editor at n+1 magazine, which covers politics, culture, and literature across a wide spectrum of viewpoints and genres. His first book, Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace, is a surprising and in-depth look at the anatomy and social history of the workplace, from the steno pool to the cubicle farm to the executive suite. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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May
22
Free Library of Philadelphia - Michael Cunningham - The Snow Queen (Thursday, May 22 at 7:30pm)
The Snow Queen Michael Cunningham Composed with a “luxuriant ability to imagine his characters’ lives in the round” and a “romantic sense of the adventure of the inner life” (The New York Review of Books), Michael Cunningham’s books are narrative experiments—genre bending tours through time—often in conversation with existing literature. His books include The Hours, a novel which won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award and was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and Julianne Moore; A Home at the End of the World, made into a film starring Colin Farrell and Sissy Spacek; Golden Days; Flesh and Blood; Specimen Days; and By Nightfall. In his new novel The Snow Queen, he tackles the three great American subjects: religion, drugs, and politics. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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May
27
Free Library of Philadelphia - Jessye Norman - Stand Up Straight and Sing! (Tuesday, May 27 at 7:30pm)
Stand up straight and sing! Jessye Norman One of the world’s most accomplished opera singers, Jessye Norman faced the challenges of growing up under the struggles of racism in the Deep South. Following a long tradition of American sopranos who have refused to be constrained by societal limits, Norman is “one of those once-in-a-generation singers who is not simply following in the footsteps of others, but is staking out her own niche in the history of singing” (New York Times). She is the recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor, five Grammies, and dozens of international prizes. Stand Up Straight and Sing is an account of her inspiring life. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $25 General Admission. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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May
29
Free Library of Philadelphia - Kimberla Lawson Roby - The Prodigal Son (Thursday, May 29 at 7:30pm)
The Prodigal Son Kimberla Lawson Roby New York Times bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby is known for heartfelt and heart-wrenching novels that explore family and relationship issues, including infidelity and single motherhood, with “high-octane levels of emotion” (USA Today). She won the 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work and the 2001 Blackboard Fiction Book of the Year Award for Casting the First Stone, one of her many books featuring the flashy and flawed preacher, Reverend Curtis Black. In The Prodigal Son, Reverend Black’s two sons—one he hasn’t spoken to in a year and the other his long-lost firstborn—struggle to find their way back into the Black family fold. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Jun
2
Free Library of Philadelphia - Ana Castillo - Give It to Me (Monday, June 2 at 7:30pm)
Give It to Me Ana Castillo By turns “defiant, satirically hilarious, sexy, and wise” (Booklist), Ana Castillo is one of the preeminent voices of the Chicana experience. Vibrantly experimental in style, she explores themes of feminism, oppression, and classism in a vast array of works, including several collections of poetry and many novels, including Peel My Love Like an Onion, The Guardians, and So Far From God. Castillo is also a prolific short story writer, essayist, playwright, editor and literary translator. Give it to Me tells the story of a recent 40-something divorcée who finds adventure with her gangster younger cousin. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Jun
5
Free Library of Philadelphia - Tom Rob Smith - The Farm - Michael Koryta - Those Who Wish Me Dead (Thursday, June 5 at 7:30pm)
The Farm Tom Rob Smith Tom Rob Smith’s propulsive debut thriller Child 44, a “densely, ingeniously plotted” (New York Times) portrait of Russia's secret police and the lengths they would go to protect their country’s crime-free image was an instant bestseller. The book was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and adapted for a film starring Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace to be released in October 2014. The Secret Speech and Agent 6 completed Smith’s New York Times bestselling trilogy of Soviet thrillers. His new book The Farm examines family tensions, trust, and betrayal as a retired couple’s attempt to create a bucolic idyll in Sweden goes very wrong. Those Who Wish Me Dead Michael Koryta Former private investigator Michael Koryta is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, including The Ridge, The Cypress House, and So Cold the River—all New York Times notable books—and Envy the Night, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In Those Who Wish Me Dead, 13-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a vicious murder, and is issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens until police can find the two killers. The nightmare unfolds in the desolate Montana mountains as the killers slaughter anyone in their path in a methodical quest to reach him. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Jun
6
Free Library of Philadelphia - Bill Geist and Willie Geist - Good Talk, Dad: The Birds and the Bees...and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have (Friday, June 6 at 7:30pm)
Good Talk, Dad: The Birds and the Bees...and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have Bill Geist and Willie Geist Father-son collaborators Bill and Willie Geist are both popular television journalists and bestselling authors in their own right. Bill Geist has been correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning since 1987, for which he has received two Emmys for his everyman reportage of Americana. He has contributed to 60 Minutes II, CBS Sports, and the New York Times, and his books include Little League Confidential and Way Off the Road. Willie Geist is co-host of NBC’S Today program and of MSNBC’s Morning Joe. He is a contributor to NBC News and Sports and wrote American Freak Show. Told in a back-and-forth style that riffs on pop culture and family life, Good Talk, Dad is a testament to the Geists’ hilarious and endearing relationship. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Jun
10
Free Library of Philadelphia - Edward St Aubyn - Lost for Words (Tuesday, June 10 at 7:30pm)
Lost for Words Edward St Aubyn (The New York Review of Books) author Edward St. Aubyn has chronicled the harrowing childhood and complicated adulthood of Patrick Melrose, painting an extraordinary—and broadly autobiographical—portrait of the beleaguered and self-loathing world of privilege, and offering a “spectacularly toxic confection” (The Village Voice) of the decadence, amorality, greed, and cruelty of the declining British aristocracy. His new novel, Lost for Words, is a droll and satirical look at the place of art in our celebrity-obsessed culture. In this “laugh-out-loud sendup of literary prizes” (Kirkus), St. Aubyn asks how we can ever hope to recognize real talent when everyone has an agenda. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Jun
17
Free Library of Philadelphia - Diana Gabaldon - Written in my Own Heart’s Blood (Tuesday, June 17 at 7:30pm)
Written in my Own Heart’s Blood Diana Gabaldon “A feast for ravenous readers of eighteenth-century Scottish history, heroism and romance” (Kirkus), Diana Gabaldon’s New York Times bestselling Outlander novels contain elements of mystery, adventure, and science fiction in telling the extraordinary story of 18th century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th century wife, Claire. Her new book—the eighth in the series—marches through revolutionary Philadelphia and onto the battlefields, where a family’s loyalties, danger, romance, and death lay on the front line. In addition to the Outlander novels, Gabaldon is the author of The Outlandish Companion, which details the settings, characters, research, and writing of the novels; several books in a sub-series featuring Lord John Grey; The Exile, a graphic novel set within the Outlander universe; and numerous comic book scripts for Walt Disney. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $15 General Admission, $7 Students. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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