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Stanislaus County Library Author Talks feature renown authors in August
Authors will discuss their best-selling titles, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning book
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Stanislaus County Library’s Author Talks series continues in August, featuring authors that will enlighten and inspire their readers with works of both fiction and non-fiction.


Dr. Marcia Chatelain will discuss, “Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America” during a virtual Author Talk at 11 a.m. on Aug. 3. This Pulitzer Prize-winning book uncovers the intersection of capitalism and racism in a surprising history of cooperation of fast-food companies, black capitalists, and civil rights leaders, who believed they found an economic answer to racial inequality.


“Long Bright River,” by New York Times best-selling author Liz Moore, is the subject of the Author Talk taking at 6 p.m. Aug. 9. Drawing on deeply personal volunteer work, Moore spins a story that is both graphically honest and dignified. The book puts a very human face on the effect that addiction can have on generations of families and communities.


Dr. Michele Harper will share the lessons learned on her inspiring personal journey of discovery and self-reflection, as written in her New York Times best-selling memoir, “The Beauty in Breaking.” Her story, as a female, African American ER physician, involves beginning a new life, in a new city, in a new job, as a newly single woman. The presentation is set for 6 p.m. Aug. 22.


New York Times best-selling author, researcher, and executive adviser Liz

Wiseman will discuss her latest book, “Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact” at 9 a.m. on Aug. 25. She discusses why some people break through and make an impact, while others get stuck going through the motions.


The ongoing series of Author Talk is offered via Zoom. Stanislaus Library participants have the opportunity to submit questions for the author when they register for the events.


To register for these author talks, check out upcoming online author talks, or recordings of past Author Talks, visit