New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand will visit Avalon Library Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 7 p.m.

AVALON- The Avalon Free Public Library is pleased to announce New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand will speak on Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. in the Avalon Elementary School auditorium as part of the library’s 2015 Summer Author Series. Elin is the bestselling author of The Matchmaker (2014), which debuted at #5 on the New York Times bestseller list and was praised by Publisher’s Weekly as “charming, poignant” and “an engaging read,” as well as 11 previous novels. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has lived on Nantucket for 20 years.
No tickets are required and the event is free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first-come-first served basis beginning at 6 p.m.
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