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August 2014
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Jenny Milchman discusses her mystery Ruin Falls

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Liz Daniels has every reason to be happy about setting off on a rare family vacation, leaving behind her remote home in the Adirondack Mountains for a while. Instead, she feels uneasy. Her children, eight-year-old Reid and six-year-old Ally, have met their paternal grandparents only a handful of times. But Liz’s husband, Paul, has decided that, despite a strained relationship with his mother and father, they should visit the farm in western New York where he spent his childhood. On…

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A celebration of Bull City Summer: A Season at the Ballpark

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bull City Summer: A Season at the Ballpark brings together a team of artists and documentarians around a season of minor league baseball to find stories and images on the field and behind the scenes that collectively present a microcosm of contemporary American culture engaged around a favorite pastime. The Durham Bulls are one of the most popular and successful minor league baseball teams in the country, with more players being sent to the Majors than any other minor league team.…

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Lev Grossman discusses his novel The Magician’s Land

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him. Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and…

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September 2014
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Margaret Stohl discusses her young adult novel Idols

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Icons came from the sky. They belong to an inhuman enemy. They ended our civilization, and they can kill us. Most of us. Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas are the four Icon Children, the only humans immune to the Icon’s power to stop a human heart. Now that Los Angeles has been saved, things are more complicated – and not just because Dol has to choose between Lucas and Ro, the two great loves of her life. As she…

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Barbara Davis discusses her novel The Wishing Tide

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Five years ago, Lane Kramer moved to Starry Point, certain the quaint island village was the place to start anew. Now the owner of a charming seaside inn, she’s set aside her dreams of being a novelist and of finding love again. When English professor Michael Forrester appears on Lane’s doorstep in the middle of a storm, he claims he’s only seeking a quiet place to write his book. Yet he seems eerily familiar with the island, leaving Lane wondering…

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Tracy Guzeman discusses her novel The Gravity of Birds

September 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A staff favorite! This story draws you in, slowly then surely. We meet two sisters, have an introduction to the art world, learn about the study of birds. There are some big secrets from teh past with huge implications today. A beautifully written debut novel. I loved this book. –Sally Forty-four years after the brilliant young painter, Thomas Bayber, first meets Alice and Natalie Kessler, Bayber unveils a never-before-seen work, “Kessler Sisters” — a provocative painting depicting the young Thomas,…

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Tony Earley discusses his novella/short story collection Mr. Tall

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In Mr.Tall, his first story collection in two decades, Tony Earley brings us seven rueful, bittersweet, riotous studies of characters both ordinary and mythical, seeking to make sense of the world transforming around them. He demonstrates once again the prodigious storytelling gifts that have made him one of the most accomplished writers of his generation. In the title story, a lonely young bride terrifyingly shares a remote mountain valley with a larger-than-life neighbor, while the grieving widow of “The Cryptozoologist”…

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