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Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square

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Boston, MA 02116 United States
617-536-5400 http://www.bpl.org/

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March 2018

KELLY BARNHILL, author of “Dreadful Young Ladies: And Other Stories” at the Boston Public Library

March 6, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author KELLY BARNHILL’s short fiction collection teems with uncanny characters whose stories unfold in worlds at once strikingly human and eerily original. The stories in Dreadful Young Ladies feature bold, reality-bending fantasy underscored by rich universal themes of love, death, jealousy, and hope. Barnhill lives in Minnesota with her husband and three children. She is the author of four novels, most recently The Girl Who Drank the Moon, winner of the 2017 John Newbery Medal for…

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PAUL-GORDON CHANDLER, Author of “In Search of a Prophet: A Spiritual Journey with Kahlil Gibran” at the Boston Public Library

March 8, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In Search of a Prophet is a journey through the all-embracing spirituality of Kahlil Gibran, author of the bestselling book The Prophet. PAUL-GORDON CHANDLER explores this beloved writer, poet-artist, mystic, and unparalleled guide in the midst of today’s global challenges. CHANDLER is an author, interfaith advocate, art curator, Episcopal priest, and social entrepreneur who has lived and worked in the Middle East and North Africa for many years. An authority on the Middle East and on Christian-Muslim relations, from 2003–2013…

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Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.