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11.06.2018 | Valerie Battle Kienzle signs and discusses “What’s With St. Louis?” | Free

November 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Categories: Historical, Literature & Poetry


Left Bank Books welcomes St. Louis author Valerie Battle Kienzle, who sill sign and discuss the second edition of “What’s With St. Louis?: The Quirks, Personality, and Charm of the Gateway City”!

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “What’s With St. Louis?” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

Why are turtles incorporated into the wrought iron fence at The Old Court House? Can beaver be eaten during Lent? Why are pieces of metal track imbedded in some local streets? Who is Sweet Meat, and should he be avoided? These and other questions about St. Louis routinely perplex both natives and newcomers to the area. In this updated version of her 2016 book, author Valerie Battle Kienzle continues her quest to find answers to some of The Gateway City’s most puzzling questions, digging through countless archives and talking to local experts.

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