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Future Book Talks

"BOOKS ON BROAD" FEATURING ZACHARY W. DRESSER | Apocalypse and the Millennium in the Civil War Era
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

Apocalypse and the Millennium in the Civil War Era explores the diverse ways in which beliefs about the end times influenced nineteenth-century American lives, including reform culture, the search for meaning amid the trials of war, and the social transformation wrought by emancipation. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:00 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.

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"BOOKS ON BROAD" FEATURING KAT SPEARS | Sway
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

Sway is the debut novel from the Library of Virginia Foundation's own Kat Spears. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:00 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.

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"BOOKS ON BROAD" FEATURING ELIZA MCGRAW | Edna Ferber's America
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

Edna Ferber's America is a critique of Ferber's novels, which convey a broad, nuanced vision of the United States as a multiethnic country, with particular emphasis on Jewish American communities. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:00 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.

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Illustrated Lecture on Seeing Flowers
Friday, September 05, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

Llewellyn discusses his book Seeing Flowers, a visual feast that highlights more than 300 garden flowers through the use of large macrophotographs.

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Natural Virginia: Panoramic Photographs by Ben Greenberg
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

Photographer Ben Greenberg and author Deane Dozier will discuss production of Natural Virginia, a collection of more than 100 images that range from the state's most well-known to its rarely explored landscapes. Some of the stunning panoramic shots in the book represent as many as 10 years of effort to get a worthy picture of a particular location. Presented in conjunction with the Library's exhibition Flora of Virginia.

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For previous book talks please visit our calendar of events.