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Authors LIVE!

Authors LIVE!

Learn, grow and have fun attending this ongoing series. Hear nationally known, award-winning and best-selling authors present their newly published fiction and non-fiction works. Presented in partnership with Friends of the Highland Park Library and Friends of the SMU Library, these presentations are offered free to the whole community.  No reservations are required. A book signing follows the presentation for those who choose to purchase books.

For those who are interested in meeting and talking with an author, and having a signed copy of the book, there is a reception preceding the main presentation and includes the price of the book ($30). So join us to hear some of America’s most interesting authors introduce us to new ideas and intriguing stories.

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Upcoming Authors LIVE! Events

Steve Berry presents The Lincoln Myth

Steve Berry will present his book,The Lincoln Myth on Thursday, May 29 at 7 pm in Wesley Hall. Free!

Brought to you by the friends of the Highland Park Library, Friends of the SMU Library and Highland Park United Methodist Church.

An Author's Reception will be in the Fellowship area at 6 pm. Cost is $30 to meet the author and get a signed book (by reservation only). Register on the button below or call 214.523.2240 for the reception. You may pay at the door by cash or check.

New York Tines bestselling author Steve Berry returns with his latest thriller, a Cotton Malone adventure involving a flaw in the United States Constitution, a mystery about Abraham Lincoln, and a political issue that’s as explosive as it is timely.  From the streets of Copenhagen to the catacombs of Salzburg to the rugged mountains of Utah, the grim specter of the Civil War looms as a dangerous conspiracy gathers power.

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall

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Date & Time: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lynn Sherr Presents Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space

Lynn Sherr will present her book, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space  on Wednesday, June 18 at 7 pm in Wesley Hall. Free!

Brought to you by the friends of the Highland Park Library, Friends of the SMU Library and Highland Park United Methodist Church. 

An Author's Reception will be in the Fellowship area at 6 pm. Cost is $30 to meet the author and get a signed book (by reservation only). Register on the button below or call 214.523.2240 for the reception. You may pay at the door by cash or check.

The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride’s family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boy’s club to a more inclusive elite. A member of the first astronaut class to include women, and chosen for the seventh shuttle mission, she cracked the celestial ceiling and inspired several generations of women.

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall

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Date & Time: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Karin Slaughter Presents Coptown

Karin Slaughter will present her book, Coptown on Wednesday, June 25 at 7 pm in Wesley Hall. Free!

Brought to you by the friends of the Highland Park Library, Friends of the SMU Library and Highland Park United Methodist Church. 

An Author's Reception will be in the Fellowship area at 6 pm. Cost is $30 to meet the author and get a signed book (by reservation only). Register on the button below or call 214.523.2240 for the reception. You may pay at the door by cash or check.

Atlanta, 1974: As a brutal murder and a furious manhunt rock the city’s police department, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on the job will also be her last. It’s the worst day possible to start given that a beloved cop has been gunned down.  And for this beautiful young  woman, life will be anything but easy in the macho world of the Atlanta PD. Karin Slaughter is widely acclaimed as one of the best crime novelists in America.  Now she delivers her first stand-alone novel: an epic story of a city in the midst of seismic upheaval, a serial killer targeting cops, and a divided police force tasked with bringing a madman to justice.

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall

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Date & Time: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

John Dean Presents The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It

John Dean will present his book, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It  on Wednesday, August 6 at 7 pm in Wesley Hall. Free!

Brought to you by the friends of the Highland Park Library, Friends of the SMU Library and Highland Park United Methodist Church. 

An Author's Reception will be in Great Hall at 6 pm. Cost is $30 to meet the author and get a signed book (by reservation only). Register on the button below or call 214.523.2240 for the reception. You may pay at the door by cash or check.

Former White House Counsel John W. Dean, one of the last major surviving  figures of Watergate, draws on his own transcripts of almost a thousand conversations, a wealth of Nixon’s secretly recorded information, and more than 150,000 pages of documents in the national Archives and the Nixon Library to provide the definitive answer to the question: What did President Nixon know and when did he know it?  Dean connects dots that have never been connected, including revealing how and why the Watergate break-in occurred, what was on the mysterious 18 ½ minute gap in Nixon’s recorded conversations, and more.

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall

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Date & Time: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jodi Picoult Presents Leaving Time: A Novel

Jodi Picoult will present her book, Leaving Time: A Novel  on Monday, October 27 at 7 pm in Wesley Hall. Free!

Brought to you by the friends of the Highland Park Library, Friends of the SMU Library and Highland Park United Methodist Church. 

An Author's Reception will be in Great Hall at 6 pm. Cost is $30 to meet the author and get a signed book (by reservation only). Register on the button below or call 214.523.2240 for the reception. You may pay at the door by cash or check.

For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident.  Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of  Alice’s old journals.  A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts.  A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, Leaving Time is  #1 bestselling author Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall

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Date & Time: Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM