Alachua County Library District kicks off the 2019 Author Series season with New York Times internationally bestselling author Steve Berry on Sunday, January 27 at 2:30 pm. Berry is well known for his legal and historic thrillers, the latest of which are The Bishop's Pawn, set in Florida with a stop in Gainesville, which looks at the feud between Martin Luther King, Jr. and J. Edgar Hoover in a different light, and The Malta Exchange, to be released in March 2019. Berry is also the author of the popular Cotton Malone series. He is a founding member of the International Thriller Writers and currently serves on the Smithsonian Library Advisory Board.
The Author Series in sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is a collaboration with publishers and Books-A-Million. Each author will speak, answer questions, and be available for book signing. Copies of their books will be available for purchase at the events. Library copies may be reserved at www.aclib.us.author-series. The series continues at Headquarters Branch Library, 401 E. University Ave. with an exciting line up including:
Lisa Wingate on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2:30 pm. She will present Before We Were Yours, which remained on the New York Times Bestseller List for more than a year and voted by readers as the 2017 Goodreads Choice Award winner for historical fiction.
Wiley Cash on Saturday, Mar 30, 2:30 pm. He will present The Last Ballad, named a Best Book of 2017 and is set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1919 and inspired by actual events. In the chronicle of an ordinary woman's struggle for her rights in a textile mill, her story brings to life the forgotten labor movement in early twentieth century America.
Elizabeth Berg on Saturday, April 13, 2:30 pm.. She will present Night of Miracles, the sequel to The Story of Arthur Truluv. These books look at unexpected friendships, community, and small acts of kindness.
Florida Writers Association 4th Annual I♥ Books on Saturday, May 11, 12:00-4:00 pm. This is a multi-genre event that brings over 30 Florida authors together for panel discussions, giveaways, and more.
Melanie Benjamin on Saturday, June 15, 2:30 pm. She will present The Girls in the Picture about the friendship between Frances Marion and Mary Pickford. She also wrote The Aviator's Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue.
All events will be held in Meeting Room A.
For additional information, visit aclib.us or call 352-334-3939.
If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).