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January 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen launch their new novel An Anonymous Girl

The next novel of psychological suspense and obsession from the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us

When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding.

As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.

From the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us comes an electrifying new novel about doubt, passion, and just how much you can trust someone.

Start: January 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: January 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

January 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Paul Batista reads from his new book The Warriors

Legendary defense attorney Raquel Rematti represents a presidential candidate—and former First Lady of an ISIS-assassinated President—Senator Angelina Baldesteri in the most watched and explosive trial of the 21st Century. The Senator, a Democrat, sees it as a vendetta show trial orchestrated by the current Republican U.S. President, his Republican Attorney General, and an ambitious Republican United States Attorney in Manhattan. At the trial, a year before the election, the Senator faces charges of election fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering; each of which could deem her unfit for office and all but remove her from the Presidential race.

As the dramatic trial unfolds, Raquel steadily realizes that the Senator’s is hidden trail of lies which she has fought hard to keep from the light of day including a series of complicated and illicit connections. As Raquel’s complex, conflicted relationship with her client begins to gradually endanger herself, she must decide whether to face the recurrent dangers or allow her life and the lives of those she loves to be threatened.

Start: January 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: January 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Dani Shapiro reads from her new book Inheritance

In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. She woke up one morning and her entire history–the life she had lived–crumbled beneath her.

Inheritance is a book about secrets–secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love. It is the story of a woman’s urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that has been scrupulously hidden from her for more than fifty years, years she had spent writing brilliantly, and compulsively, on themes of identity and family history. It is a book about the extraordinary moment we live in–a moment in which science and technology have outpaced not only medical ethics but also the capacities of the human heart to contend with the consequences of what we discover.

Start: January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: January 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

January 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Karen LeFrak is Back! And signing copies of Sleepover at the Museum from 4-6pm.

Imagine spending your birthday at the museum! Join Mason and his friends on their scavenger hunt through all the exhibits that make any natural history museum so special. The perfect birthday gift for museum lovers and adventure-seekers alike!

Mason couldn’t wait to celebrate his birthday with a sleepover at the museum of natural history–his favorite place to visit.

Armed with headlamps for the dark hallways, a map, and a list of clues, Mason and his two best friends take off on a scavenger hunt through each hall of the museum. But they aren’t just trying to solve the clues. They’re scouting for the best place to spend the night.

Sleeping next to a T. rex in the Hall of Dinosaurs felt too scary. And sleeping with the monarch butterflies would probably tickle. This decision isn’t as easy as Mason thought it would be….

Wherever they end up, the museum at night is the best place for a birthday adventure!

Start: January 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
End: January 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

January 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

A.F. Brady reads from her new book Once a Liar

Peter Caine, a cutthroat Manhattan defense attorney, worked ruthlessly to become the best at his job. On the surface, he is charming and handsome, but inside he is cold and heartless. He fights without remorse to acquit murderers, pedophiles and rapists.

When Charlie Doyle, the daughter of the Manhattan DA—and Peter’s former lover—is murdered, Peter’s world is quickly sent into a tailspin. He becomes the prime suspect as the DA, a professional enemy of Peter’s, embarks on a witch hunt to avenge his daughter’s death, stopping at nothing to ensure Peter is found guilty of the murder.

In the challenge of his career and his life, Peter races against the clock to prove his innocence. As the evidence mounts against him, he’s forced to begin unraveling his own dark web of lies and confront the sins of his past. But the truth of who killed Charlie Doyle is more twisted and sinister than anyone could have imagined…

Start: January 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: January 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

January 31, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

Rev. Rebekah McLeod Hutto from The Brick Church Signing Copies of Paul and His Friends

Celebrated children’s author Rebekah McLeod Hutto (The Day When God Made Church) teams up with illustrator Jacob Popčak to introduce kids to the Apostle Paul — in the form of a lovable honey badger! Young readers will be introduced to Paul and his ministry and then hear stories of his friends, including Ananias, Barnabas, Silas, Lydia, Priscilla and Aquila, and Timothy. All of these New Testament characters will help teach kids about friendship, and how Jesus, our friend, calls us to care for each other as friends.
Originally from South Carolina, Rebekah McLeod Hutto is a graduate of Wofford College and Duke Divinity School. She is a Presbyterian U.S.A. minister currently serving in New York City at Brick Presbyterian Church. She and her husband, B.J., are raising their children to love the diversity and culture of New York City. As a child Rebekah was surrounded by stories and one day hoped to write engaging stories for children. The Day When God Made Church was her first children’s book and she was excited to follow it with this book on friendship in the early church.

Jacob Popčak is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer. His work has been recognized by The Walt Disney Company and featured in galleries across the US, Mexico and Ireland. Jacob splits his time between Pittsburgh, PA and Cincinnati, OH, where he enjoys pursuing artistic projects that inspire people towards greater love for God and one another. This is his first book for children.

Start: January 31, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: January 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

February 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Lindsay Stern reads from her debut novel

Start: February 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: February 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

March 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Victoria Shorr reads from her new book Midnight

Exquisite and nuanced in its storytelling, Midnight crafts intimate, humanizing portraits of Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and Joan of Arc that ask us to behold the women behind the icons.

Midnight is a study in the courage of three women—Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and Joan of Arc. Jane Austen was poor in 1802, unmarried and homeless. She had outlines, ideas, and first drafts of her future novels but no place to sit and write them. It is at this bleak moment that she receives an offer of marriage from a rich man. Midnight takes us to the hour of her decision between financial security and her writing life.

When sixteen-year-old Mary Godwin elopes to France with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, she scoffs at the cost—life as an outcast. Together they travel through Europe, reading and writing, but Midnight finds her alone, eight years later, pacing a terrace overlooking the Italian shore, watching for Shelley to sail home over stormy seas in a shaky boat.

Joan of Arc, imprisoned in chains, kept her faith for a long year. Be brave, daughter of God, her saints had whispered, you will be saved—and she believes it, until she is taken to be burned at the stake. Midnight is the story of Joan’s final days, between her terrified recantation and her heroic return to the stake.

Start: March 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: March 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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