7:30pm on Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Admission is free*
Alice MacKay room, Central Library
Guy Gavriel Kay is the author of 11 novels and a collection of poetry. He won the 2008 World Fantasy Award for his novel Ysabel and the International Goliardos Prize, and is a two-time winner of the Aurora Award. His works have been translated into more than 25 languages and have appeared on bestseller lists around the world.
River of Stars
River of Stars is an epic of prideful emperors, battling courtiers, bandits and soldiers, nomadic invasions, and a woman battling in her own way, to find a place in the world—a world inspired by the glittering, decadent Song Dynasty.
Ruth Ozeki, author of the award-winning novel My Year of Meats, worked for more than a decade in television and film. Her book All Over Creation was the recipient of a 2004 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, as well as the Willa Literary Award for Contemporary Fiction.
A Tale for the Time Being
Sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox...
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