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Author Talk – As the Winds Change

Join the East Hampton Library as we welcome author Christie Leigh Babirad as she discusses her novel As the Winds Change. If you were given one more chance to talk with someone who passed away, what would you do? What would you say? When April Miller’s estranged childhood best friend, Johnny, is killed in a car accident, April is confronted with his spirit as she’s heading to work one day, making the phrase, “It’s never too late,” all the more poignant.

SAT June 29th

1-2:30 PM

To Register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-as-the-winds-change-tickets-58873813160

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Author Talk: Jeffrey Sussman, “Boxing & The Mob: The Notorious History of the Sweet Science”

Author Talk and Signing, Jeffrey Sussman “Boxing and the Mob: The Notorious History of the Sweet Science”

In Boxing and the Mob: The Notorious History of the Sweet Science, Jeffrey Sussman tells the story of the coercive and criminal underside of boxing, covering nearly the entire twentieth century. He profiles some of its most infamous characters, such as Owney Madden, Frankie Carbo, and Frank Palermo, and details many of the fixed matches in boxing’s storied history. In addition, Sussman examines the influence of the mob on legendary boxers—including Primo Carnera, Sugar Ray Robinson, Max Baer, Carmen Basilio, Sonny Liston, and Jake LaMotta—and whether they caved to the mobsters’ threats or refused to throw their fights.

Boxing and the Mob is the first book to cover a century of fixed fights, paid-off referees, greedy managers, misused boxers, and the mobsters who controlled it all. True crime and the world of boxing are intertwined with absorbing detail in this notorious piece of American history. (provided by Publisher)

Jeffrey Sussman is the author of thirteen nonfiction books, as well as numerous articles and short stories about boxing. He is a regular writer for the premier boxing website www.boxing.com and the author of Max Baer and Barney Ross: Jewish Heroes of Boxing (2016) and Rocky Graziano: Fists, Fame, and Fortune (2018), both published by Rowman & Littlefield. Sussman is the president of a public relations and marketing firm based in New York City

SAT June 8th
1-2:30 PM
register at The Adult Reference Desk, or call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 or register at Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-jeffrey-sussman-boxing-and-the-mob-the-notorious-history-of-the-sweet-science-tickets-58144663253

Author Talk, Peter Wood, “The Boy Who Hit Back”

“When Matt discovers a dark secret about Barlow, an ex-prizefighter, he’s convinced he is the only person who can save him and risks everything in the process. As Matt sinks deeper into New York City’s skid-row, a hell-hole infested with liars, cheats, thugs, depravity, kidnapping, and death, he discovers that sometimes, the brightest lights come from the darkest places. Determined to claw himself and Sailor back from the brink of destruction, Matthew discovers new bravery, innate cunning, and something even more rewarding than he could have ever imagined. “

“We’re in John Green territory, without the tears, as a tough boy and a smart girl drag a punch-drunk fighter back to life and along the way make their own comebacks. Peter throws a sweet sentence and can knock you out with a paragraph!” Robert Lipsyte, author of The Contender

Sat  April 27th
1-2:30 PM
Call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 to register, or register at Eventbrite.com

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-peter-wood-the-boy-who-hit-back-tickets-57040479610

Author Talk: John Kerr, “Dreamers Before the Mast: The History of the Tall Ship Regina Maris”

John Kerr, “Dreamers Before the Mast: The History of the Tall Ship Regina Maris”

Dreamers Before the Mast chronicles the epic story of Regina Maris, a tall ship built, owned, sailed, and loved from 1908 to 2000 by people who had big dreams of ships and the sea — and made those dreams come true. Each chapter of Dreamers Before the Mast recounts the hard work and hair-raising adventures experienced by Regina’s owners, captains, crew members, scientists, and students, often in their own words through extensive interviews and excerpts from diaries and journals, letters, and the ship’s logs. All material is fully documented and the book includes a complete index and detailed appendices.

Books will be available for signing and purchase.

SAT 3/2

1-2:30 PM
register by calling (631) 324-0222 ext.3 or at the Adult Reference Desk, or at Eventbrite

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Author Talk: Genie Chipps Henderson, “A Day Like Any Other”

The once-scenic Dutch elm–lined main streets of the Hamptons serve as both a reminder of a more genteel time and an omen of things to come in Henderson’s keenly observed and skillfully structured historical novel. The dark cloud on the horizon is the Great New England Hurricane, which will devastate the island on September 21, 1938. The story opens on that ominous morning, then jumps back to June, when wealthy Manhattanites decamp to their summer homes and the locals grudgingly welcome their primary source of income. As Henderson subtly and cleverly ratchets up the suspense, she presents a richly textured exploration of class and society filtered through the lenses of several characters whose lives are thrown off course.

Join author Genie Chipps Henderson for an author talk and book signing in our Baldwin Family Lecture Room discussing her novel.

2/16    1-3 PM

register

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Author Talk: Nicholas Hirshon, “We Want Fish Sticks”

The NHL’s New York Islanders were struggling. After winning four straight Stanley Cups in the 1980s, the Islanders suffered an embarrassing sweep by their rivals, the New York Rangers, in the first round of the 1994 playoffs. Hoping for a new start, the Islanders swapped out their logo for a cartoon fisherman gripping a hockey stick, which immediately drew comparisons to the mascot for Gorton’s frozen seafood, causing opposing fans to taunt the team with chants of “We want fish sticks!”

Join author Nicholas Hirshon for an author talk and book signing as he examines this period of intense change in the team’s history.

1/26

1-3 PM

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-we-want-fish-sticks-by-nicholas-hirshon-tickets-52501277735

Book Talk: Loretta Orion, “It Were as Well to Please the Devil as Anger Him: Witchcraft in the Founding Days of East Hampton”

Goody Garlick was accused of witchcraft in the 17th century by Lion Gardiner’s daughter, Elizabeth Howell, who died days after childbirth. Was she really a witch or just a victim of the times? Who were the players in this intriguing story and how did the time period affect the outcome?
Please join us for a book discussion and signing for “It Were as Well to Please the Devil as Anger Him: Witchcraft in the Founding Days of East Hampton” by Loretta Orion, PhD, presented by Hugh King, Catherine Tremblay, and Aimee Webb.

SAT 2/2

2-4 PM

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-talk-it-were-as-well-to-please-the-devil-as-anger-him-tickets-53658284373

Author Talk – On Color, David Scott Kastan

Join the East Hampton Library as we welcome author David Scott Kastan to discuss his book On Color. Our lives are saturated by color. We live in a world of vivid colors, and color marks our psychological and social existence. But for all color’s inescapability, we don’t know much about it. Now authors David Scott Kastan and Stephen Farthing offer a fresh and imaginative exploration of one of the most intriguing and least understood aspects of everyday experience.

Sat, September 29, 2018

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

To Register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-discussion-signing-on-color-david-scott-kastan-tickets-48043641826

Author Talk -My Sicilian/American Life in New York City

Join the East Hampton Library as we welcome author, Charles Hunter, as he discusses and signs copies of his first book, My Sicilian/American Life in New York City. Charles begins life with his Sicilian grandmother in a four-floor, walk-up tenement building, a life now long gone from the streets of Manhattan’s Eastside. There’s love, hate, revenge, and tales of attempted murder involving Charles, his family’s beloved Catholic priests and his Irish dockworker buddies from Hell’s Kitchen.

Sat, September 22, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

To Sign Up: Call 631-324-0222 ext 3, stop by the Adult Reference Desk or click the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-signing-my-sicilianamerican-life-in-new-york-city-charles-hunter-tickets-48043376031?aff=eac2

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