Larry Colton and Jonathan Schuppe at Henry’s Tavern

written by Mikaela Cowles on August 5, 2013 in Hot Stove League Book Club with no comments

Visiting Authors

As part of the overall program around “Ken Griffey Weekend” at Safeco Field this week is two readings. One with visiting author Larry Colton on Friday, August 9 and the other with visiting author Jonathan Schuppe on Saturday, August 10.

Larry Colton – Friday, August 9, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Onetime big leaguer Larry Colton has more than established himself as an author of three earlier books, and now with a new one out, Southern League: A True Story of Baseball , Civil Rights, and the Deep South’s Most Compelling Pennant Race (Grand Central). “Larry Colton’s interweaving of the 1964 Southern League baseball season with the civil rights movement revisits a period in American history that many of us will not — and should not — forget. With Colton’s retelling of players enduring racial insults and other indignities off the field, Southern League makes for riveting, and revealing reading.” – Bill White.

Jonathan Schuppe – Saturday, August 10, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
A different story is told in Jonathan Schuppe’s A Chance to Win: Boyhood, Baseball, and the Struggle for Redemption in the Inner City (Henry Holt). “A man with no legs teaches the forgotten children of Newark how to run for glory. Amazing, and all true. Jonathan Schuppe has written an extraordinary book of the human spirit.” -Ron Suskind.
Henry’s Tavern is just south of Safeco Field at 1518 1st Avenue South. Call (206) 624-0501.

Nightwatch and Red Hook ESB will be available to all guests for $4.

Co-presented with the Elliot Bay Book Company, Shelf Awareness and Henry’s Tavern.