Mary Alice Monroe speaks at Friends of Madison County Library author luncheon, May 28

Mary Alice Monroe 2014

Mary Alice Monroe, author of the Lowcountry Summer Triliogy, will be the keynote speaker at the 10th Friends of Madison County Library author luncheon. The event takes place on Thursday, May 28 at Mars Hill University’s Redway Dining Room. Tickets are $35.

Press release from organizers:

The Friends of Madison County Library will host their 10th author luncheon in May with New York Times author Mary Alice Monroe as the keynote speaker. The luncheon is a benefit for the Madison County Public Libraries. The Friends, together with the library, are delighted that Mary Alice Monroe will headline this popular event. And, they are even more pleased that for the first time, it will take place in Madison County. The luncheon will be held at lovely Mars Hill University in the Redway Dining Room of Pittman Dining Hall on Thursday, May 28.

Want to go? Tickets for the luncheon are on sale now at all Madison County Library locations and the library in Weaverville. The price for a ticket is $35 and includes a buffet-style lunch plus a program and book-signing by Monroe. The event will also include a silent auction. Seating is limited, so be sure to get your tickets early.

About the author–Monroe is a bestselling author of sixteen novels and two children’s books.  She has achieved many lists, including the New York Times, USA Today and SIBA.

Known for her intimate portrayals of women’s lives, Mary Alice Monroe’s writing gained added purpose and depth with her books set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.  An active environmentalist, Monroe draws themes for her novels from nature and the parallels with human nature, thus drawing attention to various endangered species and the human connection to the natural world. Her latest book, THE SUMMER’S END, is the final book in the Lowcountry trilogy which includes THE SUMMER GIRLS and THE SUMMER WIND.  In this enchanting trilogy set on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina,  Monroe captures the complex relationships between three half-sisters scattered across the country—and a grandmother determined to help them re-discover their family bonds.

Pre-purchase and Save! While books will be available for purchase at the luncheon, attendees will have the opportunity to pre-purchase THE SUMMER’S END at a significant savings:  THE SUMMER’S END is available to attendees for $12 if purchased before the luncheon. This is a 25% discount off of the retail price of $16.

For tickets or more information, call the library at 828 649-3741.


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