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Local Lutz Talks Pulse

Local Lutz Talks Pulse by Tif Sweeney, Walrus Contributor On a hot June night in the Central West End, a small yet personal crowd gathered at Left Bank Books to hear the “dark and deadly” John Lutz speak about his latest release Pulse.  Lutz, a local author most well known for his novel that inspired…

Adam Perry Lang, Sauce Celebrity Chef

Adam Perry Lang, Sauce Celebrity Chef by Tif Sweeney, Walrus Contributor Adam Perry Lang, the latest Sauce Celebrity Chef, graced the city of St. Louis with his barbecue genius through multiple events on Friday, June 15.  A handful of lucky fans were able to experience the chef and his cooking over lunch.  For those unable…

Laurell K. Hamilton Launches New Book Kiss the Dead

Laurell K. Hamilton made quite an entrance in the basement of The Bridge Tap Room and Wine Bar, 1004 Locust, next door to Left-Bank Books, the event sponsor. She and her husband Jonathan were escorted in for the launch of her new book, Kiss the Dead with their two body-guards.  The crowd hushed as Laurell,…

Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration

Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration by Diana Davis, Walrus Contributor It was a standing room only crowd which gathered at Left Bank Books downtown on June 2nd to witness the prestigious reading and book signing of Grannie Annie, Volume 7.  Students came from near (St. Louis, Ladue, and Wentzville) and far (Colorado, Ohio and Texas)…

Hari Sky Campbell Reads at Divoll Library

Hari Sky Campbell Reads at Divoll Library by Diana Davis, Walrus Contributor When Walrus Publishing asked who would be interested in attending a reading by the renowned St. Louis, black Poet, Hari Sky Campbell, I did a rapid-fire e-mail back to the publisher. “I would, I would,” I said, like an enthusiastic child bouncing up…

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Book Review:  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak by Julie Failla Earhart Markus Zusak’s second novel, The Book Thief, takes place in 1939 Nazi Germany and Hitler is starting his marches across Europe.  Liesel Meminger is a young girl of nine years, and traveling to a foster home in Munich with her mother and brother…