With his distinctive writing style and a clever sense for blending the lives of fictional characters into the stories of true life, Zachary Lazar is an author for the new century. Denver Public Library is thrilled to host Lazar for an exclusive reading and talk about his most recent novel, I Pity the Poor Immigrant, called 'brilliant' in the New York Times Book Review. Artfully blending the history of mobster, Meyer Lansky, with an eccentric cast of real and imagined characters, Lazar’s novel has been garnering fantastic reviews from readers and critics alike.
We will be reading Over My Dead Body by Kate Klise
Meet Dick Tater. He's a little man with a big plan: He wants to abolish Halloween.
What? Huh? Is he kidding? Join us in a discussion on if Halloween should be abolished?
Activity: Decorate a book bag!
Author Ann Marie will present a different perspective of the Korean War, tracing the history of "The Forgotten War" and how one deployed father found a way to parent from the battlefield with love and humor.
From Denver’s own award-winning “meticulously observant” (The New Yorker) and “masterful” (Booklist) writer Helen Thorpe comes a groundbreaking account of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and how their military service affected their friendship, their personal lives, and their families. Join us for a reading and discussion with the author.