My Kitchen Year


Ruth Reichl
My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life Author Event (Cookbooks)
Thursday October 22, 2015 7:00 PM

Author Ruth Reichl was the much beloved editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine. Upon its closing, when her professional life suddenly seemed uncertain, Reichl turned to her place of comfort: the kitchen. My Kitchen Year follows the change of seasons---and Reichl's emotions---as she slowly heals through the simple pleasures of cooking.

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September 2015

Wednesday

30

Unfinished Business: Equality for Women and Men, Work and Family

Anne-Marie Slaughter
Author Event (Business)
Wednesday September 30, 2015 7:00 PM Author Anne-Marie Slaughter envisions what true equality between men and women really means and how we can get there. Slaughter writes on a future in which all of us can finally finish the business of equality for women and men, work and family.

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October 2015

Thursday

01

Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival

Joan Lunden
Author Event (Other)
Thursday October 01, 2015 7:00 PM In this brave and deeply personal memoir, one of America's most beloved journalists Joan Lunden speaks candidly about her battle against breast cancer, her quest to learn about it and teach others and the transformative effect it's had on her life.

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Friday

02

Still: The East End Photographs

Philippe Cheng
Author Event (Photography)
Friday October 02, 2015 7:00 PM Still collects photographer Philippe Cheng's images of Long Island. Poetic, personal interpretations, Cheng's photos are dominated by intense color and a gentle abstraction. The collection invites the viewer to share his dreamlike perspectives.

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Monday

05

My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love and Family, with Recipes

Dawn Lerman
Author Event (Humor)
Monday October 05, 2015 7:00 PM Author Dawn Lerman reflects on her colorful family and culinary-centric upbringing and how food shaped her connection to her family, her Jewish heritage and herself. Humorous and compassionate, this memoir is an ode to the incomparable satisfaction that comes with feeding the ones you love.

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Tuesday

06

Boston Girl

Anita Diamant
Author Event (Fiction)
Tuesday October 06, 2015 7:00 PM Anita Diamant brings a piece of feminism's forgotten history to the fore as she follows the life of one woman, Addie Baum, through a period of dramatic change. Addie is The Boston Girl, the spirited daughter of an immigrant Jewish family, born in 1900 to parents who were unprepared for America and its effect on their three daughters.

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Wednesday

07

Frankie Avalon's Italian Family Cookbook: From Mom's Kitchen to Mine and Yours

Frankie Avalon
Author Event (Cookbooks)
Wednesday October 07, 2015 7:00 PM The iconic singer Frankie Avalon shares over 80 beloved Italian recipes from four generations of Avalons in America.

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Thursday

08

Geraldine Brooks in conversation with Bill Goldstein

Geraldine Brooks
Author Event (Fiction)
Thursday October 08, 2015 7:00 PM Author Geraldine Brooks has an uncanny ability to hear and transform characters from history. Peeling away the myth to bring David to life in Second Iron Age Israel, Brooks traces the arc of his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage.

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Monday

12

City on Fire

Garth Risk Hallberg
Author Event (Fiction)
Monday October 12, 2015 7:00 PM Author Garth Risk Hallberg transports us to New York City 1976. Meet Regan and William, estranged heirs to one of the city's great fortunes; the men who love them; two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown's punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbor---and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park on New Year's Eve.

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Tuesday

13

Kennedy Odede & Jessica Posner with Mia Farrow

Kennedy Odede, Jessica Posner, Mia Farrow
Author Event (Other)
Tuesday October 13, 2015 7:00 PM Authors Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner founded Kibera's first tuition-free school for girls and work to connect essential services like health care, clean water and economic empowerment programs. He hails from one of the largest slums in Kenya, and she comes from Denver, Colorado, and together they not only fell in love but became a force for good in the fight for equality.

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Wednesday

14

Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America

Wil Haygood
Author Event (Law)
Wednesday October 14, 2015 7:00 PM Thurgood Marshall brought down the separate-but-equal doctrine, integrated schools and fought against racism for human rights and human dignity. Award-winning author Wil Haygood's galvanizing biography is a profound look at Marshall's life as well as the politicians, lawyers, activists and others who shaped---or desperately tried to stop---the civil rights movement of the 20th century.

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Thursday

15

Here and There: Leaving Hasidism, Keeping My Family

Chaya Deitsch
Author Event (Other)
Thursday October 15, 2015 7:00 PM Even as a child, author Chaya Deitsch felt that she didn't belong in the Hasidic world into which she'd been born. She spent her teenage years outwardly conforming to but secretly rebelling against the rules. As she gradually shed the trappings of Hasidic life, Chaya found herself torn between her desire to be honest with her parents and her need to maintain a loving relationship with her family.

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Monday

19

The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944

Ian W. Toll
Author Event (History)
Monday October 19, 2015 7:00 PM The devastation of Pearl Harbor was a prelude to a greater challenge: rolling back the vast Japanese Pacific empire, island by island. Author Ian W. Toll's narrative encompasses the heart of the Pacific War---the period between mid-1942 and mid-1944---when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a "conquering tide."

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Wednesday

21

Negroland: A Memoir

Margo Jefferson
Author Event (African American)
Wednesday October 21, 2015 7:00 PM Born to prominent parents into the upper crust of black Chicago, author Margo Jefferson tackles the complex intersections of race and class in her celebratory and elegiac memoir. Jefferson positions her own story within the multifaceted ongoing context of the civil rights movement, the dawn of feminism and the fallacy of postracial America.

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Friday

23

All the Words Are Yours: Haiku on Love

Tyler Knott Gregson
Author Event (Poetry)
Friday October 23, 2015 7:00 PM Every day for the past six years, Tyler Knott Gregson has written a simple haiku about love and posted it online. These heartfelt poems have attracted a large and loyal following around the world. This vibrant new collection reveals Gregson's latest intimate reflections: honest, vulnerable, generous and truly present in the gift that is each moment.

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Tuesday

27

Beloved Dog

Maira Kalman
Author Event (Pets)
Tuesday October 27, 2015 7:00 PM With humor and intelligence, artist and author Maira Kalman gives voice to the dogs she adores, illuminating that they are constant reminders that life reveals the best of itself when we live fully in the moment and extend unconditional love.

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Wednesday

28

The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America

Stephen M. Silverman, David Shannon
Author Event (History)
Wednesday October 28, 2015 7:00 PM Author Steven Silverman explores the intricacies of America's early Northwest frontier: the majesty of the landscape; refuge and home to poets and gangsters, tycoons and politicians, preachers and outlaws, musicians and spiritualists, outcasts and rebels. Silverman brings the Catskills to life in all of their intensity, beauty, vastness and lunacy.

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Thursday

29

Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family

Amy Ellis Nutt, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Wayne Maines
Author Event (Other)
Thursday October 29, 2015 7:00 PM Granted wide access to personal diaries, home videos, legal documents and the Maineses themselves, author Amy Ellis Nutt spent almost four years reporting this immersive account of an American family growing to understand and celebrate their transgender daughter. Transgender people are still oppressed today. Nicole Maines' story challenges misconceptions and encourages the fight for equality.

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