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

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