6/8/17 6:30PM: Meet the Author – Squirrel Hill Library

Join us on June 8 at 6:30 pm for Meet the Author with Stewart O’Nan. Stewart O’Nan’s award-winning fiction includes Snow Angels, A Prayer for the Dying, Last Night at the Lobster, and Emily, Alone. He lives in Pittsburgh.

Stewart O’Nan’s most recent publication, City of Secrets, is a timely moral thriller of the Jewish underground resistance in Jerusalem after the Second World War. In 1945, with no homes to return to, Jewish refugees by the tens of thousands set out for Palestine. Those who made it were hunted as illegals by the British mandatory authorities there and relied on the underground to shelter them; taking fake names, they blended with the population, joining the wildly different factions fighting for the independence of Israel. City of Secrets follows one survivor, Brand, as he tries to regain himself after losing everyone he’s ever loved. A noirish, deeply felt novel of intrigue and identity written in O’Nan’s trademark lucent style, City of Secrets asks how both despair and faith can lead us astray, and what happens when, with the noblest intentions, we join movements beyond our control.

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10/15/16: Culver City Centennial Read – One Book, One City

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After spending several months investigating books that are relevant to Culver City itself, we chose West of Sunset by best-selling author Stewart O’Nan for our Citywide Centennial Read. This is the fictionalized story of F.Scott Fitzgerald’s life while he was trying to make ends meet as a screenwriter at MGM studios, now the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot on Overland. Filled with references to the Golden Age of Hollywood, local color and the actors, movies and players of the time, this is a perfect complement to our celebration of Culver City’s Centennial.

We are planning several activities to enhance your enjoyment of the book. Among other activities, we will have a readers’ discussion at the library and one at the senior center, a historical tour of the Sony lot, and a talk by Stewart O’Nan himself at the library on Saturday morning, October 15 at 10:30 a.m. In addition, the author will be speaking to students at Culver City High School on October 14 during lunch, and to a couple of classes during the day.

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10/2/16: Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

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Stewart will be at the Harbor Springs Festival of the Book this weekend!

Sunday, 10/2/16
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Harbor Springs Library
206 S Spring Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Fiction: A Lens on the Past
Historical events and real figures from history brought to life in novels that evoke a time and place.
Luke Davies, Stewart O’Nan, Jim Shepard

Moderator: Dan Poppick

West of Sunset in Germany — Best in June, Plus Upcoming European Tour

From Germany’s Southwest Deutschland Public TV, Westlich des Sunset (West of Sunset) was chosen as their #1 recommended book for June!  Great timing, as Stewart will be heading back out to Europe for West of Sunset.  European fans can catch him at cities such as Salzburg and Stuttgart in the coming weeks.  Here’s a great photo of German writer and actor Joachim Meyerhoff reading a copy of Westlich des Sunset!

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credit: Der Spiegel