Round Rock New Neighbors is a social organization of women welcoming women in the Round Rock area since 1978. Both "new" and "old" neighbors are welcome. For more information: rrnewneighbors.org [Barnes & Noble requires that RRNN's book club be open to the public, so you do not need to be an RRNN member to attend book club, and both men and women are welcome and do attend. ]

Literary Events

Literary Events

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July 6th, author Neil Gaiman will speak at the Long Center. $32.
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The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Seriesevents will be listed here.
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Round Rock Public Library Book Group meets monthly at 7:00-8:30 PM. Check the library website for more information, or ask Carla.
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Monday, March 9, 2015

Author David Liss Will Speak @Georgetown Library May 14, 2015

Press release:
Friends of the Georgetown Public Library Welcome San Antonio Author David Liss
Georgetown, Texas—March 9, 2015. The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Series will feature author David Liss on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 2 pm at the library. Doors open at 1:30 pm.

Tickets for the event are $15 in advance and $18 at the door, and may be purchased starting Monday, March 30, 2015 at the Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library or by contacting Marcy Lowe at 512-868-8974. A dessert from the Red Poppy Café in the library will be served with the presentation. The library is located at 402 W. 8th Street in Georgetown.
All proceeds from the event will go toward meeting unfunded projects of the library.

David is the author of several novels and will make a presentation about his latest thriller entitled The Day of Atonement. He will be the second speaker of 2015 in the Authors Series.

In The Day of Atonement, David Liss blends meticulous period detail with crackling adventure and a riveting plot in the tale of one man’s quest for justice and personal retribution. His protagonist, Sebastião Raposa, is only thirteen when his parents are unjustly imprisoned—never to be seen again—and he is forced to flee from Portugal, lest he too fall victim to the Inquisition. But ten years in exile only serves to whet his appetite for vengeance. Returning at last to Lisbon, in the guise of English businessman Sebastian Foxx, he is no longer a frightened boy but a dangerous man tormented by his violent impulses. Haunted by the specter of all he has lost, Foxx is determined to exorcise his demons by punishing an unforgivable enemy with unrelenting fury.

Foxx begins to track down the ruthless Inquisitor priest Pedro Azinheiro, but in a city ruled by terror and treachery, where money and information can buy power and trump any law, no enemy should be underestimated and no ally can be trusted. Having risked everything, and once again under the watchful eye of the Inquisition, Foxx finds his plans unraveling as he becomes drawn into the struggles of old friends, none of whom, like Lisbon itself, are what they seem. Compelled to play a game of deception and greed in which no one can be trusted, Sebastian Foxx will find himself befriended, betrayed, tempted by desire, and tormented by personal turmoil and human monsters. And when a twist of fate turns his carefully laid plans to chaos, he will be forced to choose between surrendering to bloodlust or serving the cause of mercy.

David’s debut novel, A Conspiracy of Paper (2000) with its hero, the pugilist turned private investigator Benjamin Weaver, was named a New York Times Notable Book and won him the 2001 Barry, MacAvity and Edgar awards for Best First Novel. David’s second novel, The Coffee Trader (2003) was also named a New York Times Notable Book and was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the year’s 25 Books to Remember. His third novel A Spectacle of Corruption (2004), the sequel to A Conspiracy of Paper, became a national bestseller.

His fourth novel, The Ethical Assassin (2006), is his first full-length work that is not historical fiction. His fifth novel, The Whiskey Rebels, is set in 1790′s Philadelphia and New York. The third Benjamin Weaver novel, The Devil’s Company (2009) also received critical acclaim.

Born in New Jersey and raised in Florida, David is a former, one-time encyclopedia salesman. He received his B.A. from Syracuse University, an M.A. from Georgia State University and his M. Phil from Columbia University, where he left his dissertation unfinished to pursue his writing career. David lives in San Antonio with his wife and children.

Contact:
Marcy Lowe
dougmarcylowe@aol.com
512-868-8974

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