Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries


Kory Stamper
Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries Author Event (Reference)
Tuesday March 28, 2017 7:00 PM

With sharp wit and irreverence, author Kory Stamper cracks open the complex, obsessive world of lexicography--from the agonizing decisions about what and how to define, to the knotty questions of usage in an ever-changing language. Throughout, she brings to life the hallowed halls of Merriam-Webster, a world inhabited by quirky, erudite individuals who quietly shape the way we communicate.

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March 2017

Friday

24

NYC Teen Author Festival Reader's Theater and Signing

David Levithan
Author Event (Teens)
Friday March 24, 2017 7:00 PM The 10th annual NYC Teen Author Festival is here with panels, readings and signings! Join us for Reader's Theater and a signing, as beloved YA authors share, celebrate and perform each other's work. Participants this year include David Levithan, David Arnold, Zoraida Cordova, Elizabeth Eulberg, Stephanie Kate Strohm, Tiffany Jackson, Bill Kongisberg, Nina LaCour, Garth Nix and Jeff Zentner!

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Monday

27

Sorry to Disrupt the Peace

Patty Yumi Cottrell
Author Event (Fiction)
Monday March 27, 2017 7:00 PM Sorry to Disrupt the Peace is hilarious, unsettling and poignant. Helen Moran is 32, single and partially employed. She receives shocking news: her adoptive brother is dead. She returns home and tries to uncover why he chose to die. She confronts her estranged family, her brother's few friends and an overzealous grief counselor. She may also discover what it truly means to be alive.

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Wednesday

29

Bianca Bosker in conversation with Nicola Twilley

Bianca Bosker
Author Event (Non-Fiction)
Wednesday March 29, 2017 7:00 PM Author Bianca Bosker didn't know much about wine--until she found a world of master sommeliers, who detect not only complex flavor profiles, but entire histories and geographies. Thus begins an adventure inside elite tasting groups, exclusive restaurants, a mass market wine "factory" and even an fMRI machine as she attempts to answer what's the big deal about wine? A conversation with Nicola Twilley.

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April 2017

Tuesday

04

John Freeman Gill in Conversation With Amor Towles

John Freeman Gill, Amor Towles
Author Event (Fiction)
Tuesday April 04, 2017 7:00 PM Hilarious and poignant, John Freeman Gill's The Gargoyle Hunters is a love letter to a vanishing city and a deeply emotional story of fathers and sons. Intimately exploring New York's relationship with time, the novel solves the mystery of a brazen and seemingly impossible architectural heist--the theft of an entire historic Manhattan building--that stunned the city.

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Wednesday

05

Julie Buntin in Conversation With Lauren Holmes

Julie Buntin
Author Event (Fiction)
Wednesday April 05, 2017 7:00 PM Julie Buntin's electric debut novel Marlena is the story of two girls and the feral year that will cost one her life and define the other's for decades. Everything about teenage Cat's new town is lonely until she meets the manic, beautiful, pill-popping Marlena. Within the year, Marlena is dead. Now, decades later, when a ghost from that pivotal year surfaces, Cat must try to forgive herself.

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Thursday

06

The Women Who Made New York

Julie Scelfo
Author Event (History, Cultural Studies)
Thursday April 06, 2017 7:00 PM Read any history of New York City and you will read about men. But that's not the whole story. Julie Scelfo reveals the untold stories of the phenomenal women who made NYC the cultural epicenter of the world. Many were revolutionaries and activists; others were icons and iconoclasts. Some led quiet lives, but were influential. Scelfo reinvigorates not just New York's history but its very identity.

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Tuesday

11

Lucky Jim

James Hart
Author Event (Biography)
Tuesday April 11, 2017 7:00 PM Charming, funny and a great listener, author Jim Hart's success in life and business was based on his ability to connect with others. But one slip-up triggered an active addiction that threatened his relationships with his then-wife, singer-songwriter Carly Simon, his recovery friends, his severely disabled son and even with himself as he began to confront his sexuality.

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Wednesday

12

Long Black Veil

Jennifer Finney Boylan
Author Event (Fiction)
Wednesday April 12, 2017 7:00 PM Author Jennifer Finney Boylan delivers a novel about a woman whose life is threatened by the secrets of her past. One night, six students sneak into the ruins of a penitentiary, looking for a thrill. They realize they're locked in--and not alone. The terrifying night ends in tragedy and reverberates through their lives. Decades later, new evidence is found and one of them is charged with murder.

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Thursday

13

Lessons Mama Never Taught Me

Dr. Karen R. January
Author Event
Thursday April 13, 2017 7:00 PM In Dr. Karen R. January's book, follow the stories of 10 women who missed out on those important lessons Mama never taught them about morals, values, self-esteem and how they fell into darkness because of it. Find out how they survived, the healing process and the personal lessons they learned.

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Monday

17

Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas

Laura Sook Duncombe
Author Event (History, Cultural Studies)
Monday April 17, 2017 7:00 PM Author Laura Sook Duncombe has written the first-ever Seven Seas history of female buccaneers. They came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a desire for freedom. History has largely ignored these lady swashbucklers, until now. The most comprehensive overview of women pirates in one volume, it's chock-full of adventures that give these unique women the spotlight that they deserve.

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Tuesday

18

My Cubs: A Love Story

Scott Simon
Author Event (Sports)
Tuesday April 18, 2017 7:00 PM For Scott Simon, author, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday and a lifelong Cubs fan, the World Series win was a moment he never thought he'd see. From theories and curses to jinxes and myths, Simon chronicles how a team of "loveable losers" inspired such fervor and dedication from their fans and how their 2016 win transcended sports to become an underdog narrative for the whole nation.

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Wednesday

19

Jonathan Allen in Conversation With Amie Parnes

Amie Parnes, Jonathan Allen
Author Event (Current Affairs)
Wednesday April 19, 2017 7:00 PM Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign explores key decisions and unseized opportunities. Drawing on the authors' deep knowledge of Hillary from their previous book, the acclaimed biography HRC, Shattered tells an unforgettable story with urgent lessons both political and personal, filled with revelations that will change the way readers understand what happened on November 8th.

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