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Left Bank Books welcomes St. Louis journalist, writer and author Sylvester Brown Jr., who will discuss his new book, White Castles with Jesus & Uncle Ray at the Used Tire Shop: Selected Short Stories, on our Facebook Live Page at 7pm CT on May 10. Sylvester will be in conversation with St. Louis author and journalist Amanda Doyle. Join us on our Facebook Live Page and order a copy of White Castles with Jesus & Uncle Ray at the Used Tire Shop from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores! About White Castles with Jesus & Uncle Ray at the Used Tire Shop Inspired by the fictional writings of Langston Hughes, writer, author Sylvester Brown Jr. presents selected real and imagined short stories from his more than 30-year-career. Here, Sylvester sits with Jesus, converses with racism, listens to the wise oracles of a used tire shop, mourns the neighborhood dope man, and discovers the miracle of White Castles during the holidays. About the Speakers Sylvester Brown Jr. is the author of the book When We Listen: Recognizing the Potential of Urban Youth, the former publisher of Take Five Magazine, former columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and among the most respected writers and journalists in the St. Louis region. Brown has joined The St. Louis American as its inaugural Deaconess Fellow. The fellowship is funded by the Deaconess Foundation as part of its support for Black-led COVID-19 relief efforts. Amanda E. Doyle is a writer and zealous St. Louis transplant. She's the author of several other books, including 100 Things to Do in Missouri Before You Die, St. Louis Sound: An Illustrated Timeline, Standing Up for Civil Rights in St. Louis, and To the Top! A Gateway Arch Story. She seeks out the city's singular charms with her husband and two children. All you need to do to participate is log in to your personal Facebook account, go to Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page, and wait for the livestream to begin on the page (you may need to refres
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