Author Talk: Stephen Kinzer

Author Talk: Stephen Kinzer on The Poisoner in Chief The bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIA’s secret drug and mind-control experiments of the 1950s and ’60s…. Read More

Author Talk: Sarah Blake

Author Talk: Sarah Blake on The Guest Book The Guest Book follows three generations of a powerful American family, a family that “used to run the world.” And when the novel begins in 1935, they still do. Kitty and… Read More

Author Talk: Jane Leavy on THE BIG FELLA

Author Jane Leavy on: The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created Join us for a talk by Jane Leavy on baseball legend Babe Ruth. He lived in the present tense—in the camera’s lens. There was… Read More

Meet Middle School Author KATE ALLEN

In Kate Allen’s new book, The Line Tender, Lucy tends the line to her loved ones with the help of her art, some caring adults, and her connection to the natural world, namely the ocean. By exploring the… Read More

Author Talk: Juliette Fay

Juliette Fay —“one of the best authors of women’s fiction” (Library Journal) — transports us back to the early days of Hollywood as three friends struggle to earn their places among the stars of the silent screen. It’s… Read More

Capitalism: the Future of an Illusion, with Prof. Fred Block

Capitalism: The Future of an Illusion with Professor Fred L. Block Fred Block’s latest book, Capitalism: The Future of an Illusion (University of California Press, 2018), explains how U.S. politics got caught in a loop that alternates between center-left… Read More

Author Talk: Karen Dukess

We are delighted to host the official Cape Cod launch of The Last Book Party with author Karen Dukess, in conversation with author Suzy Becker (Everything I Need to Know I Learned From My Cat, I Had Brain… Read More

Local Author: J.J. Dutra

Truro Public Library is most pleased to host a reading by local author J.J. Dutra on Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. Ms. Dutra will read from her new book, Dead Low Tide, second in a late-1930s Provincetown… Read More

Poetry: Sue Burton

Poetry: Sue Burton Sue D. Burton reads from her unflinching new collection, BOX.  Winner of the 2017 Two Sylvias Press Poetry Prize, Box is “a book we need: brave, bold, inventive, magical” (Carol Potter).   2017 Two Sylvias Press Poetry… Read More

Author Talk: Prof. David Reich

Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past The earth is inhabited by about 7.6 billion people today, but at one time we were a newly evolving species living… Read More

Author Talk: James F. Simon

Professor James Simon will talk about his new book Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties.  In Eisenhower vs. Warren, described in multiple reviews as a page-turner, prize-winning legal historian James F. Simon examines the… Read More

Author: JAMES CARROLL

Join us for a reading and book signing with author James Carroll! From National Book Award-winning writer James Carroll comes a novel of the timeless love story of Peter Abelard and Héloïse, and its impact on a modern… Read More

Author Talk: Sam Kafrissen

Sam Kafrissen will read from his latest novel, The Missing Films: A Doherty Mystery. PI Doherty is back—but his closest friend is missing. Hired by the man’s business partner and generously paid to find him, Doherty finds himself… Read More

Poetry: Brendan Galvin

An endangered right whale attempting to nurse her new calf in the December ocean, foxgloves blooming in different places from year to year, or the rescue of imperiled Kemp’s ridley sea turtles—the bounty and cruelty of nature infuses… Read More

Author Talk: John J. Clayton and Sharon Dunn

John J. Clayton reads from MINYAN: Ten Interwoven Stories Each story is shaped around a member of a small Tuesday morning prayer group in Brookline, Massachusetts. These men and women face loss, doubt, anger, brokenness, longing and love. Clayton… Read More

War Torn: Stories of Courage, Love, and Resilience

Join us for a book talk and book-signing event with Kenneth E. Miller, author of War Torn: Stories of Courage, Love, and Resilience. Kenneth E. Miller, a psychologist and an international expert on the impact of armed conflict… Read More

Author: Robert Finch

Two years after treating us to the work in-progress, Robert Finch returns to read from The Outer Beach: A Thousand-Mile Walk on Cape Cod’s Atlantic Shore. Mr. Finch writes of the Outer Beach, “No other place I know… Read More

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