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  • Harvard Square:

    A Novel

    by André Aciman

    W. W. Norton & Company

    $25.95 List Price

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    The History of Love

    by Nicole Krauss

    W. W. Norton & Company

    $14.95 List Price

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    The Costs of Assimilation - André Aciman & Nicole Krauss

    Tickets - $25 General Admission; $15 FRIENDS, Seniors (60+), and Students with valid ID. A limited number of tickets may be available to purchase at the door (cash only). What are the costs of assimilation into American society? And what happens when we become someone other than the person we thought…

    Tickets - $25 General Admission; $15 FRIENDS, Seniors (60+), and Students with valid ID. A limited number of tickets may be available to purchase at the door (cash only).

    What are the costs of assimilation into American society? And what happens when we become someone other than the person we thought we would be? In his new novel, Harvard Square, André Aciman explores these and other questions in a tale of friendship between a Jewish student and an Arab cab driver, set amid the bars and cafés of late 1970s Cambridge. Aciman is joined in conversation by novelist Nicole Krauss, author of The History of Love, to talk about themes which haunt them both, identity,exile, fiction, and memory.

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  • Skin Graf:

    Masters of Graffiti Tattoo

    by Michael "Kaves" McLeer and Billy Burke

    Prestel USA

    $34.95 List Price

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    Skin Graf

    Acclaimed graffiti artist turned tattooist Michael “Kaves” McLeer discusses his groundbreaking new book Skin Graf. He explores the relationship between graffiti and tattoo art, delving into their deep connection and highlighting some of the most cutting-edge artists in the community today. Fellow…

    Acclaimed graffiti artist turned tattooist Michael “Kaves” McLeer discusses his groundbreaking new book Skin Graf. He explores the relationship between graffiti and tattoo art, delving into their deep connection and highlighting some of the most cutting-edge artists in the community today. Fellow experts Billy Burke and Sacha Jenkins also join Kaves for a conversation.

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  • Julian Barnes

    Julian Barnes focuses his literary talents on Dmitri Shostakovich in his latest novel The Noise of Time, creating a fictionalized account of the Russian composer's struggle between Soviet values and musical integrity. JULIAN BARNES is the author of twenty previous books, for which he has received …

    Julian Barnes focuses his literary talents on Dmitri Shostakovich in his latest novel The Noise of Time, creating a fictionalized account of the Russian composer's struggle between Soviet values and musical integrity. JULIAN BARNES is the author of twenty previous books, for which he has received the Man Booker Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the David Cohen Prize for Literature, and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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  • One World Trade Center | Judith Dupré and special guests | Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event

    FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at how One WTC was planned, designed, built, and funded by those who were intimately involved in this controversial, unprecedented building project. Judith Dupré moderates what promises to be a lively discussion between…

    FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at how One WTC was planned, designed, built, and funded by those who were intimately involved in this controversial, unprecedented building project. Judith Dupré moderates what promises to be a lively discussion between architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; structural engineers WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff; master planner Studio Libeskind

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  • Leanne Shapton

    12 noon Leanne Shapton Leanne Shapton comes to Books at Noon to discuss her latest work, Swimming Studies. Leanne Shapton is a Canadian illustrator, author, and publisher based in New York City. She is the author of Important Artifacts and Swimming Studies, winner of the 2012 National Book Critics…

    12 noon Leanne Shapton

    Leanne Shapton comes to Books at Noon to discuss her latest work, Swimming Studies. Leanne Shapton is a Canadian illustrator, author, and publisher based in New York City. She is the author of Important Artifacts and Swimming Studies, winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography.

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  • Anne Enright

    Anne Enright comes to Books at Noon to discuss her latest work, The Green Road. Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works. She has published three volumes of stories, one book of nonfiction, and five novels. Her 2007 novel, The Gathering, won the Man Booker Prize, and her last …

    Anne Enright comes to Books at Noon to discuss her latest work, The Green Road. Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works. She has published three volumes of stories, one book of nonfiction, and five novels. Her 2007 novel, The Gathering, won the Man Booker Prize, and her last novel, The Forgotten Waltz, won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

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  • Siddhartha Mukherjee | David Remnick

    In his new book The Gene: An Intimate History, Siddhartha Mukherjee chronicles our understanding of human heredity and its influence on our personalities, fates, and choices. To launch his book, Mukherjee is joined by The New Yorker’s David Remnick for a conversation about medicine, writing, and …

    In his new book The Gene: An Intimate History, Siddhartha Mukherjee chronicles our understanding of human heredity and its influence on our personalities, fates, and choices. To launch his book, Mukherjee is joined by The New Yorker’s David Remnick for a conversation about medicine, writing, and personal narrative. SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE is a cancer physician and researcher. He is the author of The Gene, The Laws of Medicine, and The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.

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  • American Rhapsody | Claudia Roth Pierpont, Jonathan Galassi | Art and Literature Series Event

    FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. A view of the Chrysler Building, June 17, 1930 , David Stravitz From the shattered gentility of Edith Wharton's heroines to racial confrontation in the songs of Nina Simone, American Rhapsody presents a kaleidoscopic story of the creation of a culture, and …

    FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. A view of the Chrysler Building, June 17, 1930 , David Stravitz From the shattered gentility of Edith Wharton's heroines to racial confrontation in the songs of Nina Simone, American Rhapsody presents a kaleidoscopic story of the creation of a culture, and raises fascinating questions all along the way. Was Orson Welles the twentieth century’s greatest interpreter of Shakespeare? What inspired the Chrysler Building’s glorious crown?

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  • Lenox and Astor Reading Group with Rivka Galchen

    We're thrilled to welcome acclaimed writer Rivka Galchen for our spring Lenox and Astor Reading Group, where she will lead a discussion on Doris Lessing's "The Fifth Child." Ms. Galchen is the author of "Atmospheric Disturbances" and "American Innovations," and has been named a finalist for the …

    We're thrilled to welcome acclaimed writer Rivka Galchen for our spring Lenox and Astor Reading Group, where she will lead a discussion on Doris Lessing's "The Fifth Child." Ms. Galchen is the author of "Atmospheric Disturbances" and "American Innovations," and has been named a finalist for the Canadian Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the Governor General's Award, and the Young Lions Fiction Award. She is a contributing editor at Harper's and has taught creative writing at Columbia.

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  • Geoff Dyer

    Geoff Dyer comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, White Sands. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Geoff Dyer has received the Somerset Maugham Prize, the E. M. Forster Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a National Book…

    Geoff Dyer comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, White Sands. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Geoff Dyer has received the Somerset Maugham Prize, the E. M. Forster Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism, and, in 2015, the Windham Campbell Prize for nonfiction.

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  • Sarah Sze

    LIVE welcomes internationally acclaimed artist Sarah Sze, whose signature visual language challenges the static nature of sculpture and, in doing so, questions the value society places on objects. She comes to the Library on the occasion of the publication of her first substantial monograph, titled…

    LIVE welcomes internationally acclaimed artist Sarah Sze, whose signature visual language challenges the static nature of sculpture and, in doing so, questions the value society places on objects. She comes to the Library on the occasion of the publication of her first substantial monograph, titled Sarah Sze. Widely recognized for challenging the boundaries of painting, installation and architecture, SARAH SZE’s sculptural practice ranges from slight gestures discovered in hidden spaces...

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  • Bruce Davidson

    For over half a century, Bruce Davidson has documented the landscape of human life through the lens of his camera. He comes to LIVE in celebration of the publication of Bruce Davidson: Magnum Legacy, the authoritative text on his career, vision, and influence, written by photography critic Vicki …

    For over half a century, Bruce Davidson has documented the landscape of human life through the lens of his camera. He comes to LIVE in celebration of the publication of Bruce Davidson: Magnum Legacy, the authoritative text on his career, vision, and influence, written by photography critic Vicki Goldberg. BRUCE DAVIDSON began his love affair with photography at age ten. His camera released him from the boundaries of his youth and opened the doors to a lifetime’s work.

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  • Jane Mendelsohn

    Jane Mendelsohn comes to Books at Noon to discuss her latest work, Burning Down the House. Jane Mendelsohn is a graduate of Yale University. She is the author of three previous novels, including the New York Times best seller I Was Amelia Earhart. She lives in New York City. Make the most of your …

    Jane Mendelsohn comes to Books at Noon to discuss her latest work, Burning Down the House. Jane Mendelsohn is a graduate of Yale University. She is the author of three previous novels, including the New York Times best seller I Was Amelia Earhart. She lives in New York City. Make the most of your lunch hour and come to The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Wednesdays for Books at Noon.

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  • Seymour Hersh

    Award-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has been at the fore of many of this country’s most important investigative stories. His controversial exposé, The Killing of Osama bin Laden, challenged the official American narrative about the assassination. In a new book of the same title, Hersh pushes …

    Award-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has been at the fore of many of this country’s most important investigative stories. His controversial exposé, The Killing of Osama bin Laden, challenged the official American narrative about the assassination. In a new book of the same title, Hersh pushes his investigation further, and he comes to LIVE to discuss backlash and backstory.

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  • Louise Fishman | Louise Fishman, Helaine Posner, Nancy Princenthal | An Art Book Series Event

    FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. On the occasion of the publication of the new monograph Louise Fishman, the acclaimed artist is joined in conversation by Helaine Posner, Chief Curator at the Neuberger Museum of Art and organizer of the museum’s major retrospective of Fishman’s work and…

    FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. On the occasion of the publication of the new monograph Louise Fishman, the acclaimed artist is joined in conversation by Helaine Posner, Chief Curator at the Neuberger Museum of Art and organizer of the museum’s major retrospective of Fishman’s work and Nancy Princenthal, art critic and former Senior Editor of Art in America. Kreisleriana, 2015. Oil on linen, 57 x 66 inches, 144.8 x 167.6 centimeters.

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