The Reading List: 5 Free Library Author Events Worth Seeing

(But don’t forget to read the book!)

Author: Tavis Smiley
Book: Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year
Description: “A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.”
Date: September 18th

Author: Norman Lear
Book: Even This I Get to Experience
Description: “The legendary creator of iconic television programs All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, Good Times, The Jeffersons, and Mary Hartman, Norman Lear remade our television culture—while leading a life of unparalleled political, civic, and social involvement. Sharing the wealth of Lear’s ninety years, Even This I Get to Experience is a memoir as touching and remarkable as the life he has led.”
Date: October 17th

Author: Valerie Plame
Book: Burned
Description: “Moving swiftly from Paris to Amsterdam to Venice,to Istanbul, Burned is a nerve-shattering, intricately woven thriller about the mission to capture a brilliant and elusive mastermind—and an exhilarating new chapter in the Vanessa Pierson saga.”
Date: October 23rd

Author: Anne Rice
Book: Prince Lestat
Description: “A stunning departure, a surprising and compelling return … from Anne Rice, perennial best seller, single-handed reinventor of the vampire cosmology-a new, exhilarating novel, a deepening of her vampire mythology, and a chillingly hypnotic mystery-thriller.”
Date: November 6th

Author: Alan Cumming
Book: Not My Father’s Son
Description: “In his unique and engaging voice, the acclaimed actor of stage and screen shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career.”
Date: November 17th