After John Jacob Astor makes a fortune in New York, he plans Astoria, a trading post on the Pacific coast. His explorers face storms, mutinies, shipwrecks, starvation, murders and insanity, and finally give up. Astor's vision of Pacific Rim trade is put on hold for a couple of centuries. Astonishing history! -Helen
Ishmael Beah soared to the top of the Bestsellers list with his memoir, A Long Way Gone. Now he's back to share with us his first novel, Radiance of Tomorrow. In a tender parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone, two friends return to their village and are forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike. Join us on Wednesday, March 5th @ 7:30 p.m. as we meet the author whom Dave Eggers has called “arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature."