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1Friends of the Library: Book & Author Events


2019 Book and Author Events
Conversations with the Authors
Monday, March 4th, 6:30 pm -8:00 pm, $45 per person

McInnis Parlors, Burwell Hall
Enjoy conversation with our featured authors and other Friends of the Library,
followed by brief remarks by our special guest authors. 
Wine and light appetizers will be served.


    Book and Author Luncheon
Tuesday, March 5th, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, $60 per person
       Morrison Dining Hall

Wine reception begins at 11:30 am followed by a noon seating for lunch
featuring presentations by both authors.



Featured Authors 

Tim Johnston, The Current

Tim Johnston’s debut novel, Descent, achieved that rare feat of widespread critical acclaim and a spot on the NY Times bestseller list.  In The Current, Johnston further pushes the boundaries of his considerable literary gifts with a gripping and heartbreaking story of small town crime, of fathers and daughters, and of the complexity and fragility of our lives.  Johnston’s other works include the story collection Irish Girl, and the young adult novel Never So Green. He holds degrees from University of Iowa and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and lives in Iowa City.

Marie Benedict, The Only Woman in the Room

Marie Benedict’s books have focused on unearthing the hidden historical stories of women previously writing about Albert Einstein’s wife in The Other Einstein, and Andrew Carnegie’s nursemaid in Carnegie’s Maid. In The Only Women in the Room, Benedict tells the story of the glamour icon and scientist, Hedy Lamarr and her pre-Hollywood life as the wife of an Austrian arms dealer during World War II, and her groundbreaking invention which revolutionized modern communication. Three prior novels, written under the name, Heather Terrell are, The Chrysalis, The Map Thief and Bridget of Kildare.  Marie Benedict is a lawyer and a graduate of Boston College and the Boston University School of Law.  She lives in Pittsburgh with her family.

Book & Author Events