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Readers Meet A Celebrity, Activist, Mother, Spy In 'Josephine Baker's Last Dance'

Sherry Jones (at left) is the author of "Josephine Baker's Last Dance," her latest historical novel about a "kick-ass" woman from history.
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Sherry Jones (at left) is the author of "Josephine Baker's Last Dance," her latest historical novel about a "kick-ass" woman from history.

Before she became a celebrity, a war hero and civil rights activist, Josephine Baker was a girl growing up in early 20th-century St. Louis. Historical fiction writer Sherry Jones has a new book out inspired by Baker’s remarkable life and is headed to her late heroine’s hometown this week to discuss it at Left Bank Books.

On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air, Jones talked about the book, “Josephine Baker’s Last Dance,” and the woman behind it, with St. Louis Public Radio’s Jeremy D. Goodwin.

Listen to the conversation:

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What: Discussion and Book Signing with Sherry Jones
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Where: Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108)

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