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September 2014

Free booktalk and signing November 22, 1963 book cover
Dean Owen,
author of 
November 22, 1963: Reflections on the Life, Assassination,
and Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Tuesday, September 23 @ 7 pm.
Main Library

Dean Owen curates a fascinating collection of interviews and thought-provoking commentaries from notable men and women connected to that notorious Friday afternoon, 51 years ago, when President Kennedy was assassinated  Those who worked closely with the president, civil rights leaders, celebrities, prominent journalists, and political allies are among the nearly one hundred voices asked to share their reflections on the significance of that day and the legacy left behind by John F. Kennedy. A few of the names include:

• Tom Brokaw, a young reporter in Omaha in 1963
• Andy Rooney, veteran television and radio newscaster
• Letitia Baldrige, former Chief of Staff to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy
• Congressman John Lewis, sole survivor of the “Big Six” black leaders who met the president after the March on Washington in August of 1963
• Cliff Robertson, Academy Award–winning actor who portrayed JFK in PT 109
• Rev. Billy Graham, evangelist

With a compelling foreword from renowned author and journalist Helen Thomas, November 22, 1963 investigates not only where we were that day more than fifty years ago, but where we have come since.

 


Free book talk
Tracey M. Hook, author of 
Natural Elements 
Tuesday, September 30 @ 7 pm.
Wheelock Library

Natural Elements"My name is Geeta. I was born in Ville Parle, a suburb of Bombay." So begins the story of Geeta, a teenager home from boarding school for the holidays. Nothing ever seems to happen in her life. If she's not at the New Age Cafe with friends and fellow students Lalita and Ganesh, she's at the cinema swooning over the latest Bollywood idols.

Life is simple and ordinary on the surface, but underneath there's a darkness that unsettles the balance of her life. Being a girl of mixed race (her mother is black) in a society where fair skin is prized, Geeta struggles with the prejudice that reminds her daily that she is diffferent.

How does one fit in? How do you become accepted? There are no easy answers. But Geeta is strong and with the love and support of her mother and best friends Lalita and Ganesh, Geeta goes on a journey of self-awareness, self-acceptance and learning to live in her own skin.

Tracey Hook is a mom and former teacher with the Seattle and NYC Public School Districts. She is also a former case manger for the City of New York foster care system. Ms. Hook holds a BA in English from The College of Staten Island and an MA in Creative Writing from City College in New York. She enjoys reading, photography, and travel.


 November 2014


An evening with
J. A. Jance,
author of 
November 22, 1963: Reflections on the Life, Assassination,
and Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Wednesday, November 5 @ 7 p.m.
(Seating is limited and on a space available basis- doors open at 6:15 p.m.)
Olympic Room, Main Library

.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. Born in South Dakota, and brought up in Brisbee, Arizona, Jance and her husband live in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/J-A-Jance/40830890#sthash.r0mlbGng.dpuf

J.A, Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Ali Reynolds series, and the Joanna Brady series,as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family.

s well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/J-A-Jance/40830890#sthash.iB5zMb9c.dpuf
Ali Reynolds
Ali Reynolds She has written over 45 novels and she has more than 10 million copies of her books in print
J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/J-A-Jance/40830890#sthash.iB5zMb9c.dpuf

 Ramains of Innocence by JA JanceBorn in South Dakota in 1944 and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona. Before becoming an author, she worked as a school librarian on a Native American reservation, as a teacher, and selling insurance. She lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.

The popular ystery writer “I learned on the reservation that the ancient, sacred charge of the storyteller is to beguile the time". She's beguiled readers as well as their time almost 20 years now since Until Proven Guilty was published in 1985.

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/J-A-Jance/40830890#sthash.iB5zMb9c.dpuf
.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. Born in South Dakota, and brought up in Brisbee, Arizona, Jance and her husband live in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/J-A-Jance/40830890#sthash.r0mlbGng.dpuf
.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. Born in South Dakota, and brought up in Brisbee, Arizona, Jance and her husband live in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/J-A-Jance/40830890#sthash.r0mlbGng.dpuf
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