SHELF LIFE continues in July with more virtual author events, every Tuesday and Thursday at noon (EDT), livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook. Exploring vital topics from domestic violence to romance and crime writing, from abuses of history and myth-making to religion and teen sexuality, we hope you’ll find more than a few discussions to be of interest.
If you’re new to SHELF LIFE or to Zoom, more generally, CLICK HERE to learn more about how to take part. Then, mark your calendar for these upcoming events in the first half of July…
Thursday, July 2 at 12:00 PM EDT
Join journalist Rachel Louise Snyder as she discusses her highly-acclaimed book, No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us, in conversation with Latoria White.
“Powerful… Snyder exposes this hidden crisis by combining her own careful analysis with deeply upsetting and thoughtfully told accounts of the victims… [An] important book.” —New York Times Book Review
Tuesday, July 7 at 12:00 PM EDT
“Alex Segura’s P.I. series is one of the best around, and this latest offering might very well be the pick of the bunch. Don’t miss it.”―Michael Harvey, author of Pulse and Brighton
“Vercher deftly explores identity and the ethics of accountability in this debut. Fans of realistic social issue narratives will be immersed in the moral dilemmas of this timely novel.”―Library Journal, starred review
Thursday, July 9 at 12:00 PM EDT
Join historian and educator Kevin Levin as he discusses his highly-acclaimed Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth in conversation with Jalane Schmidt.
“Levin’s timely and telling account should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the uses and abuses of history and the power and dangers of mythmaking.” —Library Journal, starred review
Tuesday, July 14 at 12:00 PM EDT
“With true-to-life characters and a straightforward handling of sex, including often ignored aspects of male sexuality, Giles’s thoughtful, hilarious read offers a timely viewpoint on religion, toxic masculinity, and teen sexuality.”—Publishers Weekly
Thursday, July 16 at 12:00 PM EDT
Join romance writers Adriana Herrera, author of the Dreamers series and Finding Joy: A Gay Romance, and Alexis Daria, author of the forthcoming You Had Me at Hola, as they discuss their work and their publication journeys.
“Herrera is writing some of my favorite Afro-Latinx characters and giving us beautiful love stories along the way.”—Elizabeth Acevedo, National Book Award Winner
“Daria breathes effortless life into a cast of messy, loving, talented, and downright hilarious characters readers will adore. A sense of Latinx culture and pride exudes from every page, elevating an already entertaining story. Romance fans won’t want to miss this.”—Publishers Weekly