Tuesday, June 24, 7:00 p.m.
New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe visits the Library to discuss her latest novel, The Summer Wind, the second book in her Lowcountry Summer trilogy. Monroe has written over a dozen novels, non-fiction titles and children's books and is the recipient of the ASPCA Henry Bergh award.
It's not unusual for an animal to be mixed among the cast of characters in a Mary Alice Monroe novel. It's become part of her trademark—captivating readers' hearts with memorable characters and at the same time awakening people to an important environmental issue.
Monroe uses the plight of the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin as the undercurrent in her Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, with the perilous life of one wild dolphin as the trilogy's keystone. While Monroe's novels are set against issues facing our physical landscape, her stories explore the emotional landscape of contemporary human and moral issues through her characters.
In book one, The Summer Girls, Monroe introduced readers to the complex relationships among three estranged half-sisters who return to the family's historic home, “Sea Breeze,” before it is sold and their grandmother, "Mamaw" moves to a retirement community. "The Summer Girls is a perfect beach read and anyone who enjoys such fine southern voices as Pat Conroy will add the talented Monroe to their list of favorites” (Booklist).
The Summer Wind (June 17, 2014 release) is the much anticipated follow-up to her New York Times bestseller The Summer Girls. Monroe draws readers back to the unspoiled beauty of Sullivan's Island, South Carolina for the second installment in an emotional trilogy about sisterhood, second chances, and lifelong bonds. The trilogy concludes with next year's release of The Summer's End.
Books will be available for purchase and signing. Don't miss your chance to meet this bestselling author and hear her speak firsthand! Co-sponsored by Avid Bookshop, the Library and the Georgia Center for the Book. In Appleton Auditorium.
Thursday, June 19, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the largest musical event of our community, AthFest, at this special program just for teens. No registration required. Open to teens in grades 6-12. In Multipurpose Room A.