Books & Bars: “Locally Laid”
Books & Bars: “Locally Laid” @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
May 2 @ 5:00 pm
With The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, moderator Jeff Kamin brings his unique take on a public book club show to Saint Paul every first Tuesday of the month (with some exceptions: July and August will be held on the third Tuesday). Even if you don’t like the featured book, he “guarantees a good time at our entertaining discussions.” All are welcome to try this moderated reinvention of the book club. No registration required. 5:00 Happy Hour Social | 6:15 Discussion Locally Laid by Lucie Amundsen Lucie will be attending the event. Hear from the author, ask questions, and Read the Rest...
Club Book: Yaa Gyasi
Club Book: Yaa Gyasi @ Merriam Park Library
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
Ghanaian-American novelist Yaa Gyasi is the author behind Homegoing, one of the breakout hits of 2016. This sweeping, transcontinental family saga follows the descendants of two sisters torn apart by the African slave trade. The legacy of slavery follows six subsequent generations – through the American Civil War, to twentieth-century Harlem, and up to the modern day. It has earned a wide range of accolades and honors. The Washington Post endorses Homegoing as “[Alex Haley’s] Roots for a new generation. A bold tale of slavery… how much we know, and how much we willfully forget.” Gyasi’s unique, relevant, and engaging voice earned the 26-year-old the National Book Read the Rest...
Twin Cities Jewish Book Series: Julie Tarney
Twin Cities Jewish Book Series: ... @ St. Paul JCC
May 18 @ 7:00 pm
Julie Tarney My Son Wears Heels TICKETS COMING SOON When Julie Tarney’s only child Harry was two years old, he told her, “Inside my head I’m a girl.” It was 1992. The Internet was no help, because there was no Internet, and bookstores had no literature for a mom scrambling to raise such an unconventional child. A former PR Agency President, Tarney is now the author of the book My Son Wears Heels, as well as a blog by the same name. She is also an advocate for LGBTQ youth, a blogger at The Huffington Post, contributing voice for The Read the Rest...