For so many, Judy Blume
is synonymous with childhood nights spent reading under the covers; she is the author who assuaged our adolescent fears and wrote so realistically about young love. Tonight at 7 p.m. at Maryville University Auditorium (650 Maryville University Drive; 314-367-6731 or www.left-bank.com
), Left Bank Books and Maryville Talks Books welcome the beloved author, who will read from her new novel (for adults!), In the Unlikely Event
. The story follows Miri Ammerman as she revisits her hometown and her 1950s girlhood, which was filled with tragedy, new romances, complicated friendships and panic about the A-bomb. Admission is $31 for one and includes a copy of the book, or $36 for two people and one book. Ms. Blume will be signing copies of the novel this evening.
Fri., June 19, 7 p.m., 2015