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Authors! with Kevin Wilson presented by the Library Legacy Foundation

Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

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The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is happy to welcome
Kevin Wilson to Toledo!

About the Book:

Kevin Wilson’s best book yet—a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with remarkable and disturbing abilities.

Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help.

Madison’s twin step kids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there’s a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it’s the truth.

Thinking of her dead-end life at home, the life that has consistently disappointed her, Lillian figures she has nothing to lose. Over the course of one humid, demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other—and stay cool—while also staying out of the way of Madison’s buttoned-up politician husband. Surprised by her own ingenuity yet unused to the intense feelings of protectiveness she feels for them, Lillian ultimately begins to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her—urgently and fiercely. Couldn’t this be the start of the amazing life she’d always hoped for?

With white-hot wit and a big, tender heart, Kevin Wilson has written his best book yet—a most unusual story of parental love.

About the Author:

Kevin Wilson is the author of the novels The Family Fang, a New York Times bestseller adapted into an acclaimed film starring Nicole Kidman, and Perfect Little World, as well as the story collections Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, and Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine. He lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, with his wife and two sons.

About the Presentation: 

At each program, authors speak for about forty-five minutes, followed by a short question and answer session. After the program, the author may be available for a book signing. Books will be available for sale at the event.

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Community Sponsor:

Friends of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library


Can tickets be purchased by phone?
No, tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite, or through any Toledo Lucas County Public Library location.

What are my parking options at the event?
The facility has free parking.

What time do the doors open? 
General admission seating starts at 6:30 p.m.

Are there assigned seats? 
No. Seating is general admission, first come, first serve.

Is handicapped seating available?
Handicapped seating is available. For special seating arrangements, please call 419.259.5196 at least one week prior to the event.

What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please do not bring outside food / beverages. There is no video recording or flash photography allowed.

Will the author hold a book signing after the talk?
The featured author is typically available to sign copies of their works. Restrictions for signing are subject to the authors, their management, or event circumstances.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? 
Call the Library at 419.259.5200.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, as this is a free event. Registration is requestd though, as it helps us plan.

Have questions about Authors! with Kevin Wilson presented by the Library Legacy Foundation? Contact Toledo Lucas County Public Library

When & Where

Toledo Lucas County Public Library
325 North Michigan Street
Large Meeting Room, Main Library
Toledo, OH 43604

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

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