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Joseph Fox Bookshop

1724 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

United States

(215) 563-4184; mfoxfoxbookshop.com

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Web site: http://www.foxbookshop.com/

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Oct
21
Free Library of Philadelphia - Marilynne Robinson - Lila (Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30pm)
Lila Marilynne Robinson Marilynne Robinson won a PEN/Hemingway award for Housekeeping, her 1980 debut novel about transience, loss, and survival. Gilead, her “serenely beautiful” (Washington Post) tale of three generations of an ordinary but unforgettable family, won a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In Home, she revisited the town of Gilead, Iowa in a reimagined prodigal son parable of children returning home to care for their dying father. In 2013, Robinson was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama for her “grace and intelligence in writing.” Lila revisits the beloved characters and countryside of Gilead and Home. 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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Oct
22
Free Library of Philadelphia - James McPherson, S.C. Gwynne and Karen Abbott (Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30pm)
Embattled Rebel James McPherson Professor Emeritus at Princeton University James McPherson is the author of more than 20 popular and critically lauded books about the Civil War, including Tried by War, For Cause and Comrades, and Battle Cry of Freedom, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Embattled Rebel is a reassessment of Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ historical reputation as a failed military commander. Rebel yell S.C. Gwynne A former long-time correspondent and editor at Time magazine, S.C. Gwynne has also written for the New York Times, Harper’s, and The Los Angeles Times, among several other publications. Gwynne’s books include Selling Money, Outlaw Bank, and Empire of the Summer Moon, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Rebel yell humanizes the legendary life of Civil War General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson Liar, temptress, soldier, spy Karen Abbott The pioneer of “sizzle history” (USA Today), Karen Abbott is the bestselling author of American Rose, a rollicking biography of chanteuse Gypsy Rose Lee; and Sin in the Second City, an historical account of America’s most famous turn-of-the-century brothels. In Liar, temptress, soldier, spy, Abbott tells the true story of four women—a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and widow—who were spies in the Civil War. 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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Oct
23
Free Library of Philadelphia - Valerie Plame - Burned (Thursday, October 23 at 12pm)
Burned Valerie Plame At the height of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, CIA Operations Officer Valerie Plame was outed as a covert operative by conservative news pundit Robert Novak. The federal investigation into this violation of national security eventually implicated the upper echelons of the White House, resulting in convictions for and lawsuits against several top Bush administration officials. Plame’s memoir of this betrayal’s personal and international consequences was titled Fair Game. Plame currently serves as a consultant to the Santa Fe Institute, a scientific, nonprofit research institute. In Burned, Plame’s second in a series of spy novels co-written with Sarah Lovett, a Parisian explosion sets the stage for an international manhunt and possible all-out war. 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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Oct
23
Free Library of Philadelphia - Azar Nafisi - The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books (Thursday, October 23 at 7:30pm)
The republic of imagination: America in Three Books Azar Nafisi Azar Nafisi is best known for 2003’s Reading Lolita in Tehran, an impassioned account of two years spent secretly teaching banned western novels to female students in her native Iran. Transcending “categorization as memoir, literary criticism, or social history” (Publishers Weekly), it spent over 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. She has been a visiting fellow and lecturer at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University’s School, has published much scholarly work, and has written for such publications as the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. The republic of imagination blends thesis with memoir as Nafisi pays tribute to her three favorite American novels. 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. Book with ticket, $36. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Oct
27
Free Library of Philadelphia - Richard Blanco - The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood (Monday, October 27 at 7:30pm)
The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood Richard Blanco Richard Blanco made history four times at Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration: He was the first immigrant, the first Latino, the youngest person, and the first openly gay person to be the U.S. inaugural poet. He explored his heritage and identity in such collections as City of a Hundred Fires, Directions to the Beach of the Dead, and Looking for the Gulf Motel. His work has appeared in dozens of literary journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares, Americas Review, The Nation, and New England Review. His new memoir explores his upbringing as the child of Cuban exiles, and his artistic, sexual, and cultural identities as an American. 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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Oct
28
Free Library of Philadelphia - E. O. Wilson - The Meaning of Human Existence (Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30pm)
The Meaning of Human Existence E. O. Wilson Esteemed biologist E. O. Wilson’s ideas have had an immeasurable influence on our understanding of life, nature, and society. The author of more than 25 books, including two Pulitzer Prize-winning works of nonfiction, Wilson has won a raft of scientific and conservation prizes, including the prestigious National Medal of Science. He remains an outspoken advocate for conservation and biodiversity, fighting to preserve the wondrous variety of the natural world. His writing explores the world of ants and other tiny creatures, illuminating how all creatures great and small are interdependent. In his new book, he bridges science and philosophy to create a 21st-century treatise on human existence. 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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Oct
30
Free Library of Philadelphia - Katha Pollitt - Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights (Thursday, October 30 at 7:30pm)
Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights Katha Pollitt With an impressive body of poetry, essays, and criticism, feminist writer Katha Pollitt brings “a lively wit and considerable erudition” (Publishers Weekly) to a variety of political and social issues, including reproductive rights, racism, and poverty. Her poetry collection Antarctic Traveler won the National Book Critics Circle Award, she has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and her galvanizing essays in The Nation, The New Yorker, and other publications have garnered her much praise and many honors. Her new book makes an impassioned argument for a renewed commitment to the struggle for abortion rights. 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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Nov
3
Free Library of Philadelphia - Terry Mutchler - Under This Beautiful Dome: A Senator, A Journalist, and the Politics of Gay Love in America (Monday, November 3 at 7:30pm)
Under This Beautiful Dome: A Senator, A Journalist, and the Politics of Gay Love in America Terry Mutchler Attorney and former award-winning journalist Terry Mutchler was appointed as Pennsylvania’s first Executive Director of the Office of Open Records, ensuring government transparency. As a writer for The Associated Press, she was the first woman appointed AP Statehouse Correspondent and won several Keystone Awards, Pennsylvania’s top honor for reporting. In her new book, Mutchler tells the true story of her secret five-year relationship with Penny Severns, an Illinois State Senator who mentored Barack Obama. Under This Beautiful Dome reminds us why the march to legalize same-sex marriage is both personal and political and makes clear the vast impact gay marriage legislation has on couples and families in America today. 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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Nov
4
Free Library of Philadelphia - Eric Metaxas - Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life (Tuesday, November 4 at 7:30pm)
Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life Eric Metaxas Eric Metaxas is best known for his biographies, told with “passion and theological sophistication,” (The Wall Street Journal) of William Wilberforce and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, profoundly moral men who took unpopular stances and have since been vindicated by history. He is also the author of dozens of other works of nonfiction, children’s books, television scripts, and newspaper and periodical columns. Metaxas is a frequent contributor to news programs on CNN, Fox News Channel, and NPR, and also hosts a nationally syndicated Sunday morning program, 100 Huntley Street. His new book asks why miracles happen and what we can do to understand and use them in our lives. 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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Nov
6
Free Library of Philadelphia - Anne Rice - Prince Lestat (Thursday, November 6 at 7:30pm)
Prince Lestat Anne Rice Anne Rice returns to the “unrelentingly erotic… unforgettable” (The Washington Post) Vampire Chronicles series. Rice gained notoriety and a vast cult readership for her series, which began with Interview With the Vampire in 1976. The book reinvented and refreshed the archetypal Vampire myth, and was later made into a film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. It was followed by The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned, which the San Francisco Chronicle called “a wonderful web of dark-side mythology.” Rice’s nearly 30 books include the Sleeping Beauty trilogy and a trilogy about the life of Jesus. 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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Nov
8
Free Library of Philadelphia - Chris Van Allsburg - The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie (Saturday, November 8 at 1pm)
The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie Chris Van Allsburg Writer and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg’s more than 20 children’s books are celebrated for their “beautiful simplicity of design, balance, texture, and a subtle intelligence beyond the call of illustration” (New York Times). Two of his best known works, Jumanji and The Polar Express, won Caldecott Medals and were adapted into popular films. Van Allsburg’s first book, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, was a Caldecott runner-up. Often full of chaos, danger, and fantastical irony, his other works include Zathura, The Sweetest Fig, and Queen of the Falls. In The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie, a pet store hamster longs for a life of freedom, fresh air, and frolicking with squirrels 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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Nov
10
Free Library of Philadelphia - Patricia Lockwood - Motherland, Fatherland, Homelandsexuals (Monday, November 10 at 7:30pm)
Motherland, fatherland, homelandsexuals Patricia Lockwood In 2013, Patricia Lockwood’s poem “Rape Joke,” first printed on the website The Awl, went viral. A “satirical work that nonetheless brings your heart up under your ears” (New York Times), the poem “reawakened a generation’s interest in poetry” (The Guardian). “The Poet Laureate of Twitter” (unofficial), Lockwood “dispenses mischievous ‘sexts’ as if from an eyedropper” (New York Times). Her debut collection Balloon Outlaw Black Patricia was trumpeted as one of the year’s best by The New Yorker. Her new collection “is unforgettable, literally: once read, it cannot be forgotten” (NPR). 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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Nov
13
Free Library of Philadelphia - Anjelica Huston - Watch Me (Thursday, November 13 at 7:30pm)
Watch Me Anjelica Huston Following her “extraordinary” (Vanity Fair), “evocative” (New York Times), and “magically beautiful” (The Boston Globe) coming-of-age memoir, Academy Award-winning actress Anjelica Huston writes about her turbulent, high-profile seventeen-year relationship with Jack Nicholson; her rise to stardom; her collaborations with the greatest directors in Hollywood; the death of her father, the legendary director John Huston; and her marriage to sculptor Robert Graham. Scion of a multi-generational Hollywood dynasty, Huston has experienced a career that in many ways outshines her famous family. Her many honors include an Independent Spirit Awards and a Golden Globe Award, as well as multiple Oscar, BAFTA, and Emmy awards and nominations. 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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Nov
17
Free Library of Philadelphia - Alan Cumming - Not My Father's Son (Monday, November 17 at 7:30pm)
Not My Father's Son Alan Cumming Beloved star of stage and screen and “one of the most fun people in show business” (Time), Alan Cumming is renowned for his fearless portrayal of diverse characters. In the past few years, he has sung at venues around the globe; appeared in a handful of films; voiced a Smurf, a goat, and Hitler; entered upside down and suspended by his ankles in a Greek tragedy; recorded an album; made three documentaries; released a fragrance; and hosted Masterpiece Mystery. He is currently reprising his Tony Award-winning role of the Emcee in Cabaret on Broadway. With bawdy humor and insight, Cumming shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career. 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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Nov
18
Free Library of Philadelphia - Jack Miles - Norton Anthology of World Religions (Tuesday, November 18 at 7:30pm)
Norton Anthology of World Religions Jack Miles Jack Miles, Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies at the University of California at Irvine and Senior Fellow for Religious Affairs for the Pacific Council on International Policy, is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning God: A Biography and Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God. As editor of the Norton Anthology of World Religions, a landmark work containing more than 1,000 primary texts from the world’s six major religions along with the writings of scholars, seekers, believers, and skeptics, Miles invites readers to “see others with a measure of openness, empathy, and good will… in that capacity lies the foundation of human sympathy and cultural wisdom.” 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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Nov
20
Free Library of Philadelphia - Richard Ford - Let Me Be Frank With You (Thursday, November 20 at 7:30pm)
Let Me Be Frank With You Richard Ford Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Richard Ford’s “sinewy and distinctively American voice contains the echoing tones of many literary ancestors” (New York Times). Celebrated for creating stories that express the shifting moods of the United States, he is best known for his bestselling novel The Sportswriter and its 1995 sequel Independence Day—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award—about famed everyman protagonist Frank Bascombe, a character who the New York Times Book Review ranks alongside “Willy Loman and Harry Angstrom in our literary landscape.” His new book is comprised of four novellas set against the backdrop of Hurricane Sandy, and narrated by Frank Bascombe. 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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Nov
23
Free Library of Philadelphia - Anne Lamott - Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace (Sunday, November 23 at 2pm)
Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace Anne Lamott As she openly and self-deprecatingly describes loss, faith, addiction, and a score of other tough topics, Anne Lamott’s “real genius lies in capturing the ineffable, describing not perfect moments, but imperfect ones…perfectly” (The New Yorker). She is the author of seven novels and six books of non-fiction, including Operating Instructions, an account of life as a single mother during her son’s first year; Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life; Traveling Mercies, a collection of autobiographical essays on faith; and Some Assembly Required, the story of her first year of grandparenthood. Lamott’s new book is a message of hope, forgiveness, and restoration to embrace during the times that test us most. * Book included with ticket purchase 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 (includes copy of book). For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Dec
1
Free Library of Philadelphia - David Baldacci - The Escape (The John Puller Series) (Monday, December 1 at 7:30pm)
The Escape (The John Puller Series) David Baldacci David Baldacci is the author of nearly 30 novels, all of which have been worldwide bestsellers. His debut, Absolute Power, was adapted into a popular film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. Baldacci’s infectiously popular serialized books include the Camel Club series, the Will Robie series, and the King and Maxwell series, which was adapted into a 2013 television show. He has also written many standalone novels, four children’s books, and a short story collection. Baldacci is the founder of the Wish You Well Foundation, an organization devoted to family and adult literacy in the U.S. The Escape is the third installment of a series following military criminal investigator John Puller. 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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Dec
2
Free Library of Philadelphia - Richard McGuire, Charles Burns, and Chip Kidd (Tuesday, December 2 at 7:30pm)
Here Richard McGuire Multi-talented artist Richard McGuire has written children’s books and experimental comics, has written and directed feature films, has designed and manufactured a line of toys, and is the bass player of the no-wave band Liquid Liquid. Originally published in 1989, his landmark strip Here is the story of a corner of a room and the events that happened in that space while moving forward and backward in time. His new book is the long-awaited fulfillment of his revolutionary comic vision. Sugar Skull Charles Burns The nightmarish trilogy that began in X'ed Out and continued in The Hive reaches its stunning, heartbreaking end, as Doug must deal with the lie he's been telling himself since the beginning. Best known for his masterwork, Black Hole—a multiple Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz Award winner—Charles Burns has illustrated covers for Time, The New Yorker, and The Believer, and contributed to MTV’s Liquid Television series based on his character Dog-Boy. Judge This Chip Kidd “The closest thing to a rock star in graphic design” (USA Today), Chip Kidd has transformed the art of American book packaging with his inventive book cover designs for Alfred A. Knopf, wHere he has worked since 1986. He is the author of several books, including The Cheese Monkeys, The Learners, and the bestselling children’s book Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design. His new book is a playful look at the importance of first impressions. 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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Dec
4
Free Library of Philadelphia - Jill Lepore - The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Thursday, December 4 at 7:30pm)
The Secret History of Wonder Woman Jill Lepore Historian and chair of Harvard’s History and Literature Program, Jill Lepore is the author of the Carnegie Medal finalist The Mansion of Happiness; The Story of America, an examination of the nature of history and the shaping of its narrative; New York Burning, winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; The Name of War, recipient of the Bancroft Prize; and the National Book Award finalist Book of Ages, a detailed portrait of Jane Franklin, Benjamin’s beloved sister. Her new book reveals the feminist origin of Wonder Woman, one of the most popular female superheroes of all time. 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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Dec
9
Free Library of Philadelphia - James Carroll - Christ Actually: The Son of God for a Secular Age (Tuesday, December 9 at 7:30pm)
Christ Actually: The Son of God for a Secular Age James Carroll Bestselling author and Boston Globe columnist James Carroll is the author of 11 novels and seven works of nonfiction, including the National Book Award winning An American Requiem; the New York Times bestselling Constantine’s Sword; and House of War, which won the first PEN-Galbraith Award. His Boston Globe columns were honored with the 2012 Scripps Howard Award for Best Commentary. “One of the most adept and versatile writers on the American scene today” (Denver Post), Carroll explores what can be believed about Jesus in the 21st century in light of the atrocities of the modern age. 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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Dec
11
Free Library of Philadelphia - Zachary Lesser - Hamlet after Q1: An Uncanny History of the Shakespearean Text (Thursday, December 11 at 7:30pm)
Hamlet after Q1: An Uncanny History of the Shakespearean Text Zachary Lesser In 1823, Sir Henry Bunbury discovered a volume of first edition Shakespeare plays in a closet of his manor house. One stood out as extraordinary: a previously unknown text of Hamlet, known as Q1, which predated all other versions. Suddenly, the world had to grapple with a radically new version of Shakespeare’s best-known play. In his new book, Zachary Lesser explores the crucial differences between Q1 and the more familiar Hamlet, and the the rich cultural significance of those differences. Lesser is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Renaissance Drama and the Politics of Publication. 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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Dec
18
Free Library of Philadelphia - David Grossman - Falling Out of Time (Thursday, December 18 at 7:30pm)
Falling Out of Time David Grossman Israeli author David Grossman is the author of several novels, including See Under: LOVE, Be My Knife, and To the End of the Land, a meditation on war, family, and loss, praised by The New York Times Book Review as “one of the few novels that feel as though they have made a difference to the world.” Grossman is outspoken peace activist and critic of Israel’s treatment of Palestine, and his nonfiction, including The Yellow Wind and Sleeping on a Wire, has given a human face to this complex and polarizing conflict. Grossman’s new book—part play, prose, and poetry—follows a father’s search for his dead son and the communal grieving he shares with the bereaved he meets during his journey. 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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