Media Advisory – April 1, 2019
Gainesville, Fla. – The Alachua County Library District 2019 Author Series presents author Elizabeth Berg 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Ave.
Berg will discuss her latest book, Night of Miracles, a feel-good novel about surprising friendships, community and how small acts of kindness can change a life. Released in November, Night of Miracles is a companion novel to Berg’s 2017 book, The Story of Arthur Truluv.
Berg’s first novel, Durable Goods, won the American Library Association’s Best Book of the Year award. Her novel Open House was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. Berg worked as a nurse for 10 years before winning a magazine essay contest and embarking on her writing career.
The Author Series is presented by the Friends of the Library. Each author will speak, answer questions and be available for book signings. Copies of their books will be for sale. Library copies may be reserved at www.aclib.us/author-series. The series continues at Headquarters Library with the following lineup:
- I ♥ Books – noon-4 p.m. Saturday, May 11
More than 30 authors will sign their works and greet fans at the Florida Writers Association’s multi-genre book-signing event. Attendees can meet authors, enjoy author panels and play author bingo for a chance to win a Reader Appreciation Basket.
- Melanie Benjamin – 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15
Melanie Benjamin is the author of bestselling historical novels The Swans of Fifth Avenue, about Truman Capote and his society swans, and The Aviator's Wife, about Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Her latest novel, The Girls in the Picture, chronicles the friendship and creative partnership between Hollywood screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford. Her novels have been translated in over 15 languages.
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).