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Joseph Fox Bookshop

1724 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

United States

(215) 563-4184; mfoxfoxbookshop.com

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Upcoming events

Sep
22
Peter Thiel, Blake Masters (Monday, September 22 at 08:30am)
Peter Thiel
Blake Masters (added from Random House)
Sep
22
Free Library of Philadelphia - Laurence Steinberg - Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence (Monday, September 22 at 7:30pm)
Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence Laurence Steinberg Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Temple University, Laurence Steinberg is one of the world’s leading experts on adolescence. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science, he is the author of more than 350 articles and essays on growth and development during the teenage years, and the author or editor of 17 books. He has been a featured guest on numerous television programs, including CBS Morning News, Today, Good Morning America, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. In Age of Opportunity, Steinberg mines innovative research to explain how the plasticity of the adolescent brain, rivaling that of years 0 through 3, suggests new strategies for instilling self-control. 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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Sep
23
Free Library of Philadelphia - Slavoj Zizek - Event: A Philosophical Journey Through A Concept (Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30pm)
Event: A Philosophical Journey Through A Concept Slavoj Zizek “The most dangerous philosopher in the West” (The New Republic), Slovenian Slavoj Zizek is a towering figure in Marxist ideology, psychoanalysis, and social theory. The author of dozens of books and articles and the subject of a score of interviews and documentaries, his best known volumes in English include The Sublime Object of Ideology and First as Tragedy, Then as Farce. “The Elvis of cultural theory” (Chronicle of Higher Education), Zizek adopts a radical style in his newspaper op-eds and academic works, which has earned him an international following and relevancy. His new book asks fundamental questions about what is really happening when an Event occurs, whether Events are interconnected, and if we are really agents of our own fates. 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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Sep
25
Free Library of Philadelphia - Jeff VanderMeer - Southern Reach Trilogy (Thursday, September 25 at 7:30pm)
Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance Jeff VanderMeer Jeff VanderMeer is the author of the Southern Reach Trilogy, a “compelling, elegant and existential” (Los Angeles Times) chronicle of a forgotten, foreboding wilderness area called Area X and the mysterious government agency tasked with investigating it. Think Jurassic Park meets Lost. The multiple World Fantasy Award-winning VanderMeer has written a score of other popular novels, works of nonfiction, and story collections. He is also a widely respected editor, publisher, and teacher of science fiction and fantasy writing. The Academy of Natural Sciences will be at the event with a live owl and rabbit so you can learn more about the creatures that inhabit The Southern Reach's enigmatic Area X. 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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Sep
29
Free Library of Philadelphia - Henry Kissinger - World Order (Monday, September 29 at 7:30pm)
World Order Henry Kissinger “No one can lay claim to so much influence on the shaping of foreign policy over the past 50 years as Henry Kissinger” (The Financial Times). A vital presence in international and national politics since the 1950s and named one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers,” Kissinger served as Secretary of State under Presidents Nixon and Ford and as National Security Advisor for six years. A key negotiator for the withdrawal of American forces from Vietnam, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973. Countless other honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Medal of Liberty. His new book is a shrewd analysis of the challenges of building international order in a world of differing perspectives, violent conflict, burgeoning technology, and ideological extremism. Tickets on sale August 22 at 10:00 AM! Limit 2 tickets per person 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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Sep
30
Free Library of Philadelphia - Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn - A Path Appears: Enriching the Lives of Others – and Ourselves (Tuesday, September 30 at 12pm)
A Path Appears: Enriching the Lives of Others – and Ourselves Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn The first married couple to win the Pulitzer Prize, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn are acclaimed for their reporting about international social injustices, women’s issues, and Asia’s economic ascendance. In 2009 they received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Kristof has written for the New York Times since 2001, during which time he received an additional Pulitzer for his columns about the genocide in Darfur. Also an accomplished and lauded print journalist, WuDunn now works as an executive at several of America’s top investment banking firms. The co-authors of two previous bestsellers, Kristof and WuDunn’s new book is an ambitiously profound look at people who are making the world a better place and the ways in which we can support their efforts. Mr. Kristof will speak. 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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Sep
30
Free Library of Philadelphia - Charles Blow - Fire Shut Up in My Bones (Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30pm)
Fire shut up in my bones Charles Blow New York Times columnist Charles Blow is renowned for his visual arguments that feature charts and essays as a unique form of opinion journalism. He is also a regular commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and the BBC, among other networks. The Root magazine recently named him the 11th most influential African American in the world. A departure from his usual style and subject matter, Fire shut up in my bones is a memoir of Blow’s difficult childhood in a small Louisiana town. Though he eventually escaped his hometown, he found it more difficult to escape the deeper legacy of slavery, family demons, and violence. 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
1
Free Library of Philadelphia - Steven Pinker - A Sense of Style: A Writing Guide for the 21st Century (Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30pm)
A Sense of Style: A Writing Guide for the 21st Century Steven Pinker “Sweeping, erudite, sharply argued, and fun to read” (Time), cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker has charted the way humans form thoughts and engage the world through a wide array of scientific research, scholarly writing, popular books, and magazine articles. These bestsellers include The Better Angels of our Nature, The Language Instinct, and Pulitzer Prize finalists The Blank Slate and How the Mind Works. In 2010 and 2011 he was named to Foreign Policy magazine’s list of top global thinkers. Pinker’s new book explores the ways in which the English language is being corrupted by texting and social media in order to propose practical guidelines for crafting useful, elegant prose. Tickets on sale August 22 at 10:00 AM! 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
2
Darryl Pinckney (Thursday, October 2 at 00am)
Darryl Pinckney (added from Random House)
Oct
2
Free Library of Philadelphia - Darryl Pinckney | Blackballed: The Black Vote and Democracy with Clarence Page | Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change (Thursday, October 2 at 7:30pm)
Blackballed: The Black Vote and Democracy Darryl Pinckney In “perfect tones and full of timbre” (Kirkus Reviews), novelist, playwright, and essayist Darryl Pinckney explores issues of racial, sexual, and cultural identity in contemporary America. His semi-autobiographical novel High Cotton tells an irreverent and ironic story of growing up black and upper-middle-class in the 1960s. The author of two collections of essays about African-American literature, he is also a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, Slate, and The Nation, among other publications. In Blackball—a fusion of memoir, historical study, and social analysis—Pinckney examines 150 years of black participation in the U.S. electoral process. Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change Clarence Page Syndicated columnist and member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board, Clarence Page is a fixture in more than 150 newspapers. Since joining the Tribune in 1969, he has tackled many of the most pressing and complicated issues of our time. Among his journalistic accolades are the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Black Journalists. Page is also a frequent contributor to The McLaughlin Group, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and the Chris Matthews Show. Culture Warrior is an archive of his most insightful and influential essays. 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
6
Free Library of Philadelphia - Sam Harris - Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion (Monday, October 6 at 7:30pm)
Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion Sam Harris The cofounder and CEO of Project Reason, a nonprofit dedicated to spreading secularism and scientific knowledge, Sam Harris is a popular skeptic, religious critic, and proponent of the “New Atheism.” His bestselling debut The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His other books include Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, and Free Will. His articles have appeared in Newsweek, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times, among many other publications. In Waking Up, neuroscientist, philosopher, and author Harris mines hard truths from history’s greatest saints and prophets for those who desire spirituality without religion. 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
7
Free Library of Philadelphia - Francis Fukuyama - Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy (Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30pm)
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy Francis Fukuyama “One of the leading public intellectuals of our time,” (The New York Times Book Review), Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. A former senior staff member of the RAND Corporation, he has served as deputy director in the State Department’s policy planning staff, and captured international attention with his bestselling book The End of History and the Last Man. His new book is the second volume of his bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state, following the story from the French Revolution to the Arab Spring and contemporary American politics. Tickets on sale August 22 at 10:00 AM! 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
9
Free Library of Phialdelphia - Mark Bittman - How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food (Thursday, October 9 at 7:30pm)
How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food Mark Bittman Mark Bittman is one of America’s most critically praised and popular food writers. He penned the “Minimalist” column for The New York Times for 13 years and is the author of the ubiquitous How to Cook Everything series, called “the new, hip Joy of Cooking” (Washington Post). Some of his other work includes Cooking at Home with a Four-Star Chef, Vegan before 6 P.M., and the Public Television series Bittman Takes on America’s Chefs. He has won two James Beard Awards and the Julia Child general cookbook award. Bittman’s newest book features more than 2,000 from-scratch recipes that can be prepared quickly and easily. 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
10
Free Library of Philadelphia - Leon Panetta - Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace (Friday, October 10 at 7:30pm)
Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace Leon Panetta Referred to by President Obama as “a reminder of what public service ought to be,” Leon Panetta has devoted over 40 years to American politics and governance. Secretary of Defense from 2011 to 2013, he previously headed the CIA, was President Clinton’s chief of staff, and was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 16 years. The founder of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, he also served as a professor at his alma mater, Santa Clara University. In Worthy Fights, Panetta tells the story of his extraordinary life and career. Limit 2 tickets per person 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
14
Free Library of Philadelphia - Jane Smiley and Colm Tóibín (Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30pm)
Some luck Jane Smiley Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley is the author of more than a dozen “smart, irreverent, and wickedly tender” (The Boston Globe) novels, including Ten Days in the Hills, Moo, and A Thousand Acres. She is also the author of a short story collection, five books of nonfiction, and five young adult novels. Smiley’s new novel follows the fortunes of an Iowa farm family over three transformative decades. Nora Webster Colm Tóibín Colm Tóibín is the ”heartfelt, powerful” (Wall Street Journal) author of an impressive list of novels, short stories, essays, plays, poetry, and criticism. His work depicts themes of Irish society, living abroad, and homosexual identity. His novels The Master (2004) and The Testament of Mary (2013) were shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In 2011 Toibin received an Irish PEN Award. His new novel is a character study of a young Irish widow struggling to support her children. 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
15
Free Library of Philadelphia - John Lahr - Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh (Wednesday, October 15 at 7:30pm)
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh John Lahr John Lahr, “the most intelligent and insightful writer on theatre today” (New York Times), has been the senior drama critic The New Yorker magazine since 1992. He is also the author of two novels, two plays, six collections of criticism, and eight biographies of entertainers. One of these biographies, Notes on a Cowardly Lion, is about the author’s father, The Wizard of Oz actor Bert Lahr. Lahr won a Tony Award for his part in writing a one-woman show for Elaine Stritch. Synthesizing theatrical criticism with biography, Lahr’s new biography of Tennessee Williams explores the famous playwright’s tempestuous life and the birth of his famous plays. 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
16
Free Library of Philadelphia - Bill T. Jones - Story/Time: The Life of an Idea (Thursday, October 16 at 7:30pm)
Story/Time: The Life of an Idea Bill T. Jones “A dancer of extraordinary grace and beauty” (The Guardian), Bill T. Jones is also one of America’s most celebrated choreographers and artistic directors. The creator of more than 100 works for his own dance studio, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, the prolific Jones has also directed and performed with many of the world’s leading arts organizations, including the Berlin Opera Ballet and the Alvin Alley American Dance Theater. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Award, a Kennedy Center Honor, and multiple fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. In Story/Time, Jones reflects on his life and art through the creation of a dance work inspired by modernist composer John Cage. 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
17
Free Library of Philadelphia - Cornel West - Black Prophetic Fire (Friday, October 17 at 12pm)
Black Prophetic Fire Cornel West Prominent and provocative educator and philosopher Dr. Cornel West is the author of the contemporary classic Race Matters, which changed the course of America’s dialogue on race, justice, and democracy and received the American Book Award. His other books include the New York Times bestseller Democracy Matters and Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom. A professor at Union Theological Seminary, he has also taught at Yale, Harvard, and Princeton. In his new book, West looks at 19th- and 20th-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies, examining the impact of these men and women on their own eras and across the decades. 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
17
Free Library of Philadelphia - Norman Lear - Even This I Get to Experience (Friday, October 17 at 7:30pm)
Even This I Get to Experience Norman Lear Prolific writer and producer Norman Lear is the creator of some of television’s most loved shows, including All in the Family, Sanford and Son, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude, and others too numerous to list. A longtime supporter of First Amendment rights, Lear is the founder of People for the American Way and Declare Yourself, organizations devoted to encouraging political engagement. He has been nominated for an Oscar and won four Emmys, a Peabody Award, and the National Medal of Arts for his venerable body of work. From his childhood to his WWII bombing missions to his television legacy, Even This I Get to Experience is a memoir of Lear’s 90 unforgettable years. IN-HOUSE SIMULCAST TICKETS AVAILABLE Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a TICKETED event; $6 Simulcast Admission. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here

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Oct
20
Free Library of Philadelphia - Walter Isaacson - The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution (Monday, October 20 at 7:30pm)
The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution Walter Isaacson Bestselling biographer Walter Isaacson’s portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, released just weeks after the tech guru’s death, became an international bestseller and broke all records for sales of a biography. Isaacson has also penned “energetic, entertaining, and worldly” (The New Yorker) bios of Benjamin Franklin, Henry Kissinger, and Albert Einstein. The president and CEO of the Aspen Institute for educational and policy studies, he has also served as the chairman of CNN, managing editor of Time magazine, and chairman emeritus of Teach for America. The Innovators is the revealing, century-spanning saga of the people who created the computer and the Internet. Limit 2 tickets per person 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
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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