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In This Newsletter:
Susannah Charleson - Sunday, June 13
Vanessa Woods - Tuesday, June 15
Louann Brizendine - Thursday, June 17
Alan Furst - Tuesday, June 22
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Scent of the Missing SUSANNAH CHARLESON and her dog Puzzle
Here This Sunday, June 13 at 2 PM*

Don't miss a very special afternoon with Susannah Charleson and her search-and-rescue dog, Puzzle. In her book Scent of the Missing Charleson shares stories of adventure, crime-solving, rescue and recovery. After training with Dallas' elite Metro Area Rescue K9 unit, Charleson adopted Puzzle, a strong, bright Golden Retriever puppy who exhibited unique aptitudes as a working dog but who was less interested in the role of compliant house pet. The duo forge a close relationship as they search for the lost.

*Please note special afternoon time

Bonobo Handshake: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo VANESSA WOODS will discuss
Bonobo Handshake: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo
Tuesday, June 15 at 7 PM

In 2005, the author accepted a marriage proposal from a man she barely knew and agreed to join him on a research trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country reeling from a brutal decade-long war that had claimed the lives of millions. Settling in at a bonobo sanctuary in Congo's capital, Woods and her fiancé entered the world of a rare ape with whom we share 98.7 percent of our DNA. She soon discovered that many of the inhabitants of the sanctuary - ape and human alike - are refugees from unspeakable violence, yet bonobos live in a peaceful society in which females are in charge, war is nonexistent, and sex is as common and friendly as a handshake.

The Male Brain LOUANN BRIZENDINE peeks into
The Male Brain
Thursday, June 17 at 7 PM

From the author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Female Brain comes the eagerly awaited follow-up that demystifies the baffling male brain and overturns the stereotypes about men and boys. Dr. Brizendine, founder of the first clinic in the country to study gender differences in brain, behavior, and hormones, shows how, through every phase of life, the "male reality" is fundamentally different from the female one. She explores the latest breakthroughs in male psychology and neurology with her trademark accessibility and candor.

Spies of the Balkans ALAN FURST will read from
Spies of the Balkans
Tuesday, June 22 at 7 PM

The master of European spy fiction and author of Spies of Warsaw takes his readers to 1940 Greece - not sunny vacation Greece, but northern Greece, Balkan Greece - the city of Salonika. In that ancient port, a tense political drama is being played out. The Greek army has blocked Mussolini's invasion on the northern border - the first defeat suffered by the Nazis, who have conquered most of Europe. But Adolf Hitler cannot tolerate such freedom; the invasion is coming, it's only a matter of time, and the people of Salonika can only watch and wait. Costa Zannis, a senior police official, is at the center of this drama.

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