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Tomorrow at the Ivy Bookshop- Author Lynn Sherr discusses: Sally Ride

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upcomingAuthor Lynn Sherr discusses her new book, Sally Ride

THE IVY BOOKSHOP

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 – 7:00pm

Lynn Sherr, who spent years of her broadcasting career covering NASA, delivers a definitive biography of America’s first woman in space.
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A member of the first astronaut class to include women, Sally Ride broke through a quarter-century of white male fighter jocks when NASA chose her for the seventh shuttle mission, cracking the celestial ceiling and inspiring several generations of women. Lynn Sherr also writes about Ride’s scrupulously guarded personal life, with exclusive access to Ride’s partner, former husband, family and countless friends and colleagues.Sally Ride is the biography of a fascinating woman whose life intersected with revolutionary social and scientific changes in America.

Tomorrow – The Ivy Bookshop Presents Alan Furst: Midnight In Europe

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Alan Furst presents his latest tour de force of historical espionage.

Friday, June 13, 2014– 7:00 pm

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Alan Furst describes the premise of Midnight in Europe as: “Paris. 1938. Gangsters versus fascists.”

As the shadow of war darkens Europe, democratic forces on the continent struggle against fascism and communism, while in Spain the war has already begun. Cristian Ferrar, a brilliant and handsome Spanish emigre, is a lawyer in the Paris office of a prestigious international law firm. Ferrar is approached by the embassy of the Spanish Republic to help a clandestine agency trying desperately to supply weapons to the Republic’s beleaguered army – putting his life at risk in the battle against fascism. From shady Paris nightclubs to white-shoe New York law firms, from brothels in Istanbul to the dockyards of Poland, Ferrar and his allies battle the secret agents of Hitler and Franco.

Alan Furst is widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel. He is the author of a dozen works of espionage fiction, most recently Mission to Paris, which have been translated into 18 languages. Born in New York, he lived for many years in Paris and now lives on Long Island.

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