The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Series events will be listed here. Next event:
PRESS RELEASE: JEFF ABBOTT, JANUARY 31, 2018, GEORGETOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Austin novelist, Jeff Abbott, will return to the Georgetown Public Library to speak at the Hill Country Authors Series on Wednesday, January 31st at 2 PM. Abbott’s first appearance here was in 2012; this time he’ll discuss his fourteenth novel, Blame, published July, 2017, to critical acclaim. Known as one of the best thriller writers in the business, his latest effort was described by fellow thriller author, Harlan Coben, as “the perfect blend of complex characters, plot twists galore, and great psychological suspense."
Bestsellers around the world, Jeff's novels are thrillers that center on ordinary people caught up in sudden, unexpected nightmares, often related to secrets in their past. They combine high-stakes intrigue with emotional punch.
In Blame an amnesiac accident victim has to investigate her own past in Abbott’s tense psychological thriller. Froom Kirkus Review: “The Austin, Texas, suburb of Lakehaven is shaken when two teenagers drive off a cliff; driver Jane Norton survives while high school hero David Hall is killed. Jane comes out of a coma with part of her memory lost. After a note is found at the accident scene that suggests Jane caused the accident in a suicide attempt, she becomes an outcast; as Jane pieces together her own history, she becomes convinced she wasn’t trying to kill herself, and the accident starts looking more like murder. The unconventional plot, the constant surprises, and above all the psychological depth of the characters all make this a first-rate crime novel. “
A Rice University graduate with a degree in History and English, Abbott worked as a creative director at an advertising agency for more than eleven years, as he continued to write novels. He left that job in 2005 in order to write full-time after the success of his thriller, Panic. Three of his novels have been optioned for film, and are in script development.
He is a three-time nominee for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award and a two-time nominee for the Anthony Award. Jeff’s first novel, Do Unto Others, won both the Agatha Award and the Macavity Award.
The event begins at 2 pm at the library located at 402 W. 8th Street in Georgetown; the doors open at 1:30 pm. Tickets may be purchased online (link here) beginning December 1 at the special online price of $13.00. Tickets will go on sale in the Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library on January 2, 2018 for $15.00, $18 at the door. Tickets are also available from the Wow!mobile, the bookmobile that services Georgetown. Contact Marcy Lowe at 512-868-8974 for more information.
A dessert and beverage from the Red Poppy Café in the library will be served.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Notes from a first-timer
A few follow-ups:
Round Rock Public Library's Reader's Exchange blog: http://roundrocktexas.gov/cc/blogs/exchange/default.aspx (you can also just Google round rock readers exchange or go into the City website at http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/ and look for the "Our Blogs" link on the left side of the page, near the bottom) This particular blog was only begun a few weeks ago. It's attracting decent viewing numbers, but we'd love to have more comments.
More info about Round Rock Reads! 2010 can be found at these links below (and I was apparently confusing some other book with "Beautiful Things..." when I described it as a story collection--sorry).
Round Rock Leader article about RRR!:
We hope you'll all vote for the title of your choice. Having said that I advocated strongly for a fiction selection this year and did nominate one, I'll admit to also having nominated Isaac's Storm. Clearly, I am conflicted! But Erik Larson's nonfiction style is so readable that it may as well be fiction... All five choices offer engrossing reading, and we believe that our slate of titles represents a wide range of options. One of these will ultimately reflect the reading mood of the community this year, and it's always interesting to see what that preference is.
Library book discussions for July and August:
One last thing: recalling Betty's suggestion that the group choose a Russian work--Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Sons could work nicely.