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Writers & Readers

Writers & Readers: An OWL Book Club

New, fresh, and engaging, OWL's Writers & Readers Book Club promises to connect you with celebrated authors who will lead us in a discussion of a selected book title.

Throughout the year, a high-profile author will engage and explore their work with us...LIVE and IN PERSON! We will have extra copies of the book available for you to borrow from OWL at least one month prior to the event. Read the book--then discuss it with the author! 

We hope you will share our excitement about this new initiative to connect readers with writers!





Kerri Maher Discusses The Paris Bookseller


Live, In-Person & Live on Zoom:

Thursday, June 22 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
In-Person Space is limited. Registration is required. Register here

Zoom Participants Zoom Link - click here at 7 PM on June 22 to Zoom to the Event.

Join us for a special evening as national bestselling author Kerri Maher leads the discussion of The Paris Bookseller.

Named one of the best Historical Fiction novels of 2022, The Paris Bookseller is a must-read for all historical fiction fans!

About The Paris Bookseller: 

When young American Sylvia Beach opens Shakespeare and Company on a quiet street in Paris in 1919, she has no idea that she and her new bookstore will change the course of literature itself. Many of the prominent writers of the Lost Generation, like Ernest Hemingway, consider it a second home. It's where some of the most important literary friendships of the twentieth century are forged—none more so than the one between Irish writer James Joyce and Sylvia herself. When Joyce's controversial novel Ulysses is banned, Beach takes a massive risk and publishes it under the auspices of Shakespeare and Company.
But the success and notoriety of publishing the most infamous and influential book of the century comes with steep costs, and Sylvia faces both painful personal and financial crises. 

KERRI MAHER is the national bestselling author of The Girl in White Gloves, The Kennedy Debutante, and The Paris Bookseller. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and taught writing for eight years, starting as a grad student, then as a lecturer at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Visit her website at

Copies of Kerri's book are available at OWL to borrow.

Want an autographed copy? The Hickory Stick Bookshop of Washington will be present at the event to sell copies of The Paris Bookseller and other Maher books. 



Tom Clavin Discusses The Last Hill


Live, In-Person & Live on Zoom:

Coming This Fall - Stay tuned for more details

Join us for a special evening as national bestselling author Tom Clavin leads the discussion of his book The Last Hill: The Epic Story of a Ranger Battalion and the Battle that Defined WWII.

About The Last Hill: 

They were known as “Rudder’s Rangers,” the most elite and experienced attack unit in the United States Army. In December 1944, Lt. Col. James Rudder's 2nd Battalion would form the spearhead into Germany, with two objectives: Take Hill 400 . . . and hold the hill by any means possible.

Castle Hill, the imposing 1320-foot mini-mountain the American Rangers simply called Hill 400, was the gateway to a desperate Nazi Germany. For Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, there was only one solution: Call in Rudder's Rangers. Of the 130 special operators who stormed, captured, and held the hill that December day, only 16 remained to stagger back down its frozen slopes. The Last Hill is replete with unforgettable action and characters?a rich and detailed saga of what the survivors of the 2nd Ranger Battalion would remember as “our longest day.”

TOM CLAVIN is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and has worked as a newspaper editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter for The New York Times. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. His books include the bestselling Frontier Lawmen trilogy: Wild Bill, Dodge City, and Tombstone, and Blood and Treasure with Bob Drury.  Visit his website at

Books will be available at OWL to borrow at least one month prior to the event.

Want an autographed copy? The Hickory Stick Bookshop of Washington will be present at the event to sell copies of The Last Hill and other Clavin books.