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Book Talk

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Tampa Bay Times reporter Ben Montgomery will speak about his book, The Leper Spy: The Story of an Unlikely Hero of World War II. Free; lunch available ($5).

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Our popular series returns for a seventh year. Join us for conversations about important books with authors, critics and teachers. Bring your friends and your book club!


October 10

Ben Montgomery

author of Grandma Gatewood’s Walk, Pulitzer finalist, Tampa Bay Times reporter

on his new book, The Leper Spy: The Story of an Unlikely Hero of World War II


November 14

Cathy Salustri

Creative Loafing Tampa arts/entertainment editor, photographer

on her book, Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Discover Old Florida


January 9

Colette Bancroft

Tampa Bay Times book critic

on Manhattan Beach, the new novel by Pulitzer-Prize-winning novelist Jennifer Egan


February 13


Albert Farr

Chair, Communications Department, St. Petersburg College/Gibbs campus

on Richard Wright’s classic Native Son


March 13

Lisa Unger

New York Times best-selling mystery novelist

on her psychological thriller, The Red Hunter






Earlier Event: October 10
Women's Bible Study
Later Event: October 10
St Peter's Book Club