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Maris Kreizman for Slaughterhouse 90210 at Kramerbooks
Monday, January 11th 6:30pm

Slaughterhouse 90210 pairs literature's greatest lines with pop culture's best moments.

In 2009, Maris Kreizman wanted to combine her fierce love for pop culture with a lifelong passion for reading, and so the blog Slaughterhouse 90210 was born. By matching poignant passages from literature with popular moments from television, film, and real life, Maris' work instantly caught the attention (and adoration) of thousands. Iit's easy to see why.

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Carole Burns for The Missing Woman and Other Stories at Kramerbooks
Wednesday, January 13th 6:30pm

Stories in The Missing Woman circle around women who are either literally missing – a mother in rehab, a daughter never born – or who are missing some metaphorical piece of themselves. 

A father tries to convince his uncompromising, anorexic daughter to want to live, a single woman lures men to her bed only to abandon them, and a marriage is shaken by a search party for a woman who’s disappeared. Burns asks questions about balance – safety with adventure, dreams with...

Jeffrey Stern for The Last Thousand at Kramerbooks
Tuesday, February 2nd 6:30pm

Under the protection of foreign forces, a special place has flourished in Afghanistan. The Marefat School is an award-winning institution in the Western slums of Kabul, built by one of the country's most vulnerable minority groups, the Hazara. Marefat educates both girls and boys, embraces the arts, and teaches students to question the world around them, interrogate their leaders, and be active citizens in their quickly-changing country. As the United States withdraws from Afghanistan, this...

Rashod Ollison for Soul Serenade at Kramerbooks
Wednesday, February 3rd 6:30pm

A coming-of-age memoir about a young boy in rural Arkansas who searches for himself and his distant father through soul music.

Growing up in rural Arkansas, young Rashod Ollison turned to music to make sense of his life. The dysfunction, sadness, and steely resilience of his family and neighbors was reflected in the R&B songs that played on 45s in smoky rooms.

Steeped in the sounds, the smells, the salty language of rural Arkansas in the 1980s, Soul Serenade is the...