A Day for Book Lovers features bestselling author Adriana Trigiani
McDaniel College and the Friends of Carroll County Public Library will host their second annual “A Day for Book Lovers” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24 in Decker Center Forum. Speakers include bestselling author Adriana Trigiani, Virginia Stanley of HarperCollins and Nora Rawlinson, creator of EarlyWord.com.
This always sold-out event costs $15, which includes admission, lunch and a copy of “The Shoemaker’s Wife” by Adriana Trigiani, who will be available for book signings at the event.
Adriana Trigiani was raised in a small coal-mining town in southwest Virginia in a big Italian family. She chose her hometown for the setting and title of her debut novel, the critically acclaimed bestseller “Big Stone Gap.” The heartwarming story continues in the novel's sequels, “Big Cherry Holler,” “Milk Glass Moon” and “Home to Big Stone Gap.” Stand-alone novels “Lucia, Lucia,” “The Queen of the Big Time” and “Rococo,” all topped the bestseller lists, as did Trigiani's 2009 “Very Valentine” and its 2010 sequel “Brava, Valentine.”
Her most recent novel, “The Shoemaker’s Wife,” released April 2012, is based on her grandparents’ love story.
Other panelists are Virginia Stanley, director of library marketing at HarperCollins, and Nora Rawlinson, co-founder and editor of EarlyWord.com, which she notes “is an outgrowth of the belief that the more libraries understand about publishing, the better they can be as selectors and readers advisors.” Rawlinson was formerly editor of Library Journal and editor-in-chief of Publishers Weekly, and worked as head of materials selection for the Baltimore County Public Library. Special thanks to HarperCollins for making this event possible.
Visit http://www.adrianatrigiani.com/ for more information about Adriana Trigiani