Authors - up close.

Posted by on Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 - 3:53 PM

Have you ever finished a book and wondered about the ending? Or, about how the author chose  the subject or  characters? Or, if the author considered a different storyline?  At the Library, you have the opportunity to converse with many authors.

In February, these authors will be speaking at the Library. Their books are available at the Library.

DEBORAH SCROGGINS will talk about her book Wanted Women: Faith, Lies, and the War on Terror: the Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui.  "A riveting look at militant Islam, Muslim women’s rights, and the war on terror—brought into focus through two lives on opposite sides: activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali and religious extremist Aafia Siddiqui." Read the NY Times review.  Meet Deborah Scroggins at the Library on Sunday February 5 at 2pm.

HELEN SCHULMAN on her novel This Beautiful Life. A Manhattan family very like many Westport neighbors is shaken to the core, when their eighth-grade son forwards an explicit email from a girl he met at a party. The  sexting goes viral and life is never the same for the boy's family and friends. Could it happen to you?  Read the NYT Review. This Beautiful Life is newly out in paperback.  Meet Helen Schulman at the Library on Wednesday February 8 at noon.

JACKSON KUHL will recount the life of Samuel  Smedley, Connecticut Privateer. Enjoy a swashbuckling tale of sea captain Samuel Smedley, who left a stream of smoke and blood as he took prisoners and prizes alike. At age twenty-three, this  Fairfield, Ct. native enlisted as a lieutenant of marines on the Connecticut ship Defence during the American Revolution. Less than a year later he was her captain, scouring the seas for British prey. Meet Jackson Kuhl at the Library on Monday February 13 at 7:30 pm.

ROBERT LELEUX . His new book, The Living End is about his beloved grandmother , her decline into Alzheimer's and her reconciliation with Robert's mother. This larger-than-life, Texas family provides humor and pathos in a memoir brimming with affection and understanding.Read the Buzz. Robert  returns to the Library where he wrote & spoke about  his previous book, The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy. Meet Robert Leleux at the Library on Wednesday February 29 at noon.


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