December Author Talk Series
December is bringing yet another round of brand new and exciting virtual author talks from New York Times Best Selling and award-winning authors. Each talk features the opportunity to participate in author Q&A or pre-submit questions during registration!
We look forward to you joining us for exciting author talks this month!
Geraldine Brooks, Horse, December 6 at 7:00 PM
Join us for an exciting virtual chat with the highly-acclaimed and award-winning novelist, Geraldine Brooks in conversation about her body of work and highlighting her most recent New York Times Bestselling novel Horse. Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred, Lexington, Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, love, obsession, art, science, and injustice across American history.
Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March. Her first novel, Year of Wonders, is an international bestseller, and People of the Book is a New York Times bestseller translated into 20 languages. She is also the author of the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence.
Fredrik Backman, The Winners, December 10 at 2:00 PM
Join us for an online chat with bestselling author Fredrik Backman as we discuss his outstanding body of work, including his breathtaking new novel, The Winners, the third installment of the Beartown series.
In the beautifully written Beartown—which inspired the HBO series of the same name—a small town obsessed with the local junior hockey team is rocked by a shocking act of violence. As accusations and rumors fly, the town must grapple with its identity as never before.
The series continues and tensions rise when it’s rumored that the Beartown hockey team will be disbanded in Us Against You. The entire future of the team and the town hinges on an upcoming game that could change everything forever.
Finally, the series comes to an evocative conclusion with The Winners. The Winners return to the close-knit, resilient community of Beartown for a story about first loves, second chances, and last goodbyes. In the two years since the events of Beartown, the residents must face difficult questions and determine just what they are willing to sacrifice for their home.
Dr. Nicole Eustace, Covered With Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America, December 14 at 12:00 PM
You’re invited to explore early-American history during an online afternoon conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning historian Nicole Eustace as she discusses her 2022 award-winning book Covered With Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America.
On the eve of a major treaty conference between Iroquois leaders and European colonists in the distant summer of 1722, two white fur traders attacked an Indigenous hunter and left him for dead near Conestoga, Pennsylvania. Though virtually forgotten today, this act of brutality set into motion a remarkable series of criminal investigations and cross-cultural negotiations that challenged the definition of justice in early America. In Covered with Night, Dr. Eustace reconstructs the crime and its aftermath, bringing us into the overlapping worlds of white colonists and Indigenous peoples in this formative period.