Author Visit

Author Visit: Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Sep 13
Tuesday 6:30 pm
Award-winning New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips will discuss her new book First Star I See Tonight: A Novel, the eighth book in her popular Chicago Stars series, but first in the series in ten years. First Star I See Tonight pairs a no-nonsense former football hero and a feisty female detective who go head-to-head in a funny, fresh, and seductive story from the author known for her unforgettable characters, heartfelt emotion, and laugh-out-loud humor.

AViD Presents Author James Edward Mills

Jun 4
Saturday 3:00 pm
Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) is proud to welcome author James Edward Mills to the Forest Avenue Library to discuss his recent book, The Adventure Gap. Mills will discuss why minority populations are less likely to seek recreation and adventure in the wilderness and what can be done to bridge that gap. This event is sponsored by the Forest Avenue Brick Fund Committee.

AViD Author Visit: Jon Katz

May 4
Monday 7:00 pm
Although best known for his endearing books about dogs, Jon Katz’s newest book, Saving Simon, is a heartfelt, thoughtful, and inspiring memoir about his beloved rescue donkey, Simon, and the wondrous ways that animals make us wiser and kinder people. Katz tells the story of rescuing the neglected donkey, whose recovery was far from easy. But during the healing process, Simon revealed to Jon the true meaning of compassion, the ways in which it can transform our lives, and how it can inspire us to take great risks.

AViD Author Visit: Rebecca Skloot

Apr 1
Wednesday 7:00 pm
Rebecca Skloot is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Skloot’s debut book, took more than a decade to research and write, and instantly hit the New York Times best-seller list, where it remained for more than four years. The book was chosen as a best book of 2010 by more than sixty media outlets, including Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, O the Oprah Magazine, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, People Magazine, New York Times, and U.S.

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