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Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before each program. Free. No registration required.
Year-End Readers’ Services Celebration with Author Jacqueline Friedland
Wednesday, December 19, 2018. 2 PM.
Join the Readers’ Services staff for a fun Year-End Celebration featuring author Jacqueline Friedland. Ms. Friedland will discuss her debut historical fiction novel Trouble the Water and the writer’s life. A book sale and signing will be held by the Friends of the Library at the event. Refreshments will be served. No registration required. Each attendee will receive a ticket to win a raffle prize.
Sure to become a book club favorite, Kirkus Reviews notes, (Trouble the Water) “…will seize readers from the first page and not let go.”
“When a young woman travels from a British factory town to South Carolina in the 1840s, she becomes involved with a vigilante abolitionist and the Underground Railroad while trying to navigate the complexities of Charleston high society and falling in love (From the Publisher).”
For more information about author Jacqueline Friedland, visit:
Friday, March 29, 2019. 2 PM
Photo Credit To Scott Sherratt
Join the Readers’ Services staff for an author visit featuring bestselling author Jill Santopolo. Ms. Santopolo will discuss her newest adult novel More Than Words (2019) and the writer’s life.
“Jill Santopolo is the author of the nationally and internationally bestselling novel The Light We Lost, which has been translated into more than 35 languages and has hit both the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. She is also the author of the Alec Flint Mysteries, the Sparkle Spa series, and the Follow Your Heart books (from the author’s website).”
A book sale and signing of More Than Words and The Light We Lost will be held by the Friends of the Library at the event. Refreshments will be served. No registration required.
For more information about author Jill Santopolo, visit:
Author Twitter: https://twitter.com/JillSantopolo
(postponed from Friday, February 8 due to inclement weather)
In the Theater
Long Island/NYC author Ellen Feldman will be visiting the library for a book signing and discussion of her latest historical fiction novel, Next to Love (our January Afternoon Book Club selection).
Ellen Feldman is a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow and author of such titles as The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank, Lucy, Scottsboro and Next to Love. Ms. Feldman also spends time as a book reviewer, as well as a lecturer, both nationally and internationally. She currently at work on her next novel, The Unwitting.
Next to Love received ***Starred Reviews*** from both Booklist and Library Journal.
From Booklist: “The quiet devastation wrought by WWII on the lives of ordinary Americans forms the backbone of this haunting and profoundly moving novel that interweaves the stories of three small-town women …”
From Library Journal: “…A lustrous evocation of a stormy period in our past; highly recommended for lovers of World War II fiction …”
Copies of the book will be sold by the Friends of the Library at the event.
For more information about Ellen Feldman, visit the author’s official website: http://www.ellenfeldman.com/
Please be sure to also join us for our Afternoon Book Club on Tuesday, January 29 at 1:30 PM for a discussion of Next to Love by Ellen Feldman. The discussion will be led by Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services. All are welcome. Please note: the author will not be present at the Book Club meeting.
Wednesday, December 20. 2 PM.
Credit Kristen Jensen
Join the Readers’ Services staff for a fun Year-End Celebration featuring Fiona Davis, author of the bestselling novels The Dollhouse and The Address. Ms. Davis will discuss her novels and the writer’s life. A book sale and signing will be held by the Friends of the Library at the event. Refreshments will be served. No registration required. Each attendee will receive a ticket to win a raffle prize.
“Fiona was born in Canada and raised in New Jersey, Utah, and Texas. She began her career in New York City as an actress, where she worked on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in regional theater. After ten years, Fiona changed careers, working as an editor and writer, and her historical fiction debut, The Dollhouse, was published in 2016. She's a graduate of the College of William & Mary and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and is based in New York City (From the author’s website).”
For more information about author Fiona Davis, visit:
In Meeting Room B/C
Photo Credit: Robert Presutti
Join the Readers’ Services staff for a fun Year-End Celebration featuring Long Island author Alyson Richman
“A rapturous new novel of first love in a time of war-from the celebrated author of The Last Van Gogh. In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit- and the strength of memory (From the Publisher).”
Copies of her latest novel The Velvet Hours will be sold by the Friends of the Library at the event.
Ms. Richman will discuss the writer’s life, as well as the creation of and inspiration behind her six novels. Light refreshments will be served. No registration required. Free event. Each attendee will receive a ticket to win a raffle prize.
We have all of Alyson Richman’s novels currently available at the Library to borrow. Start reading one today!
For more information on Alyson Richman, visit the author’s official website: http://www.alysonrichman.com