On Wednesday, November 30th join the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation for Cocktails & Conversation with Megan Abbott , the New York Times bestselling author and winner of the coveted Edgar Award (among others). After a two-year COVID hiatus (during which the Cocktails & Conversation events were held by Zoom) the event will be held in-person again at Alvin & Friends Restaurant (14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Tickets cost $60, and include delicious nibbles and two drinks; proceeds benefit the non-profit NRPL Foundation. Tickets are available at www.nrplfoundation.org or by mail with a check payable to NRPLF sent to New Rochelle Public Library Foundation, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801.
Although she may be best known for creating the hit TV show Dare Me, based upon her novel, for the USA Network (and, internationally, Netflix), Megan Abbott’s latest book. The Turnout, has been called “a captivating thriller” and was a Today Show “Jenna’s Book Club” pick. Blogger Jamie Canaves (her “Novel Suspects” reviews the best thrillers and mysteries) calls Megan Abbott “the queen of writing crime”, calling Abbott’s work “just a wealth of great novels that fit many reading moods, and I recommend them all. Seriously, how many authors do you get to say, “Yeah, just read all of their work. All of it!”
Cocktails & Conversation is one of the NRPL Foundation’s signature events, designed to bring book lovers together. The evenings feature authors in a discussion moderated by Prof. Amy Bass, Ph.D., NRPL Foundation Board Member, historian and acclaimed author (One Goal: A Coach, A Team and the Game That Brought A Divided Town Together).