Read Up: Appel Salon Programs

January 24, 2018 | Wendy B.

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Another season, another (if we do say so ourselves) amazing lineup of author talks at the Appel Salon at Toronto Reference Library. From January to May, the Appel Salon will host some of this year's most thought-provoking authors, in conversation, free. Reservations are required  – see the program page for details. 

To help you prepare (or if you've already missed one of the programs), here are all the latest books by this season's featured Salon authors. Read up:

Jan 22 — David Frum


"Trumpocracy" by David Frum

book  -  ebook  -  eaudiobook 

Jan 23 — Ken Dryden

Game Change

"Game Change" by Ken Dryden

book  -  ebook  

Feb 15 — Andrew Morton

Wallis in Love

"Wallis In Love" by Andrew Morton

book  -  event listing

Feb 22 — Martin Amis

The Rub of Time

"The Rub of Time" by Martin Amis

book  -  event listing

March 5 — Peter Carey

A Long Way from Home

"A Long Way from Home" by Peter Carey

book  -  event listing

March 20 — Tom Rachman

(in the Toronto Reference Library Atrium)

The Italian Teacher

"The Italian Teacher" by Tom Rachman

book  -  event listing


March 23 — Alan Hollinghurst

(in the Toronto Reference Library Atrium)

The Sparsholt Affair

"The Sparsholt Affair" by Alan Hollinghurst

book  -  event listing

March 23 — Peter Wohlleben

The Inner Life of Animals

"The Inner Life of Animals" by Peter Wohlleben

 book  -  ebook  -  event listing

March 28 — Lisa Genova

Every Note Played

"Every Note Played" by Lisa Genova

book  -  audiobook CD  -  event listing 

April 3 — Amy Chua  & Jamil Jivani

Political Tribes

"Political Tribes" by Amy Chua

 book  -  large print book  -  audiobook CD  -  event listing 


Why Young Men

"Why Young Men" by Jamil Jivani

 book  -  event listing

April 11 — Imbolo Mbue

Behold the Dreamers

"Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue

book  -  ebook  -  audiobook CD  -  eaudiobook  - event listing

April 17 — Marlon James & David Chariandy

A Brief History of Seven Killings

 "A Brief History of Seven Killings" by Marlon James

book  -  ebook  -  audiobook CD  -  event listing


"Brother" by David Chariandy

book  -  ebook   -  event listing

April 25 — Kim Thuy


"Vi" by Kim Thuy

book  -  ebook  -  audiobook CD  -  event listing

May 1 — Rachel Giese

"Boy: What It Means to be a Man" by Rachel Giese; book on order (expected publication date May 1, 2018)

 event listing

May 2 — Rachel Kushner

"The Mars Room" by Rachel Kushner; book on order (expected publication date April 15, 2018)

 event listing

May 4 — Meg Wolitzer 

The Female Persuasion

"The Female Persuasion" by Meg Wolitzer

book  -   event listing

May 7 — Tim Hague, Sr.
(12th Annual June Callwood Lecture)


"Perseverance" by Tim Hague, Sr.

book  -  event listing

May 8 — Teju Cole, Dionne Brand & Madeleine Thien

Blind Spot

"Blind Spot" by Teju Cole

book  -  ebook  -  event listing

Love Enough

"Love Enough" by Dionne Brand

book  -  ebook  -  event listing

Do Not Say We Have Nothing Print

"Do Not Say We Have Nothing" by Madeleine Thien

book  -  ebook  -  event listing