Author Edwidge Danticat To Discuss Her Book, Claire Of The Sea Light, In Wilmette

As the highlight of the Wilmette Public Library’s 2014 One Book, Everybody Reads program, two-time National Book Award finalist Edwidge Danticat will visit Wilmette on May 4 to discuss her latest novel, Claire of the Sea Light. The event will take place at 2:00 p.m. at the Wilmette Junior High School, 620 Locust Road, Wilmette. The Book Stall at Chestnut Court will have books available for purchase, and Ms. Danticat will sign books after her talk.

Wilmette and Kenilworth residents who wish to attend the event may pick up a maximum of 2 free tickets at the Library’s Recent Arrivals Desk beginning Saturday, April 26. Any remaining tickets will be available to non-residents beginning Thursday, May 1. No phone reservations will be taken. Ticketed seats will be held until 5 minutes before the event, and, at that time, all unfilled seats will be open to the public.

Claire of the Sea Light is this year’s selection for One Book, Everybody Reads, the Library’s annual community-wide reading and book discussion program, funded by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library. Each year, one book is featured, and residents are encouraged to read the selected title and participate in various events that explore the book and its themes.

The One Book program, which began in 2006 and takes place each spring, is designed to create opportunities for shared enjoyment of the selected book, enhance each individual’s reading experience, and introduce readers to a book and/or author with whom they might not otherwise be familiar. In order to facilitate the shared reading experience for its patrons, the Library owns almost 100 copies of Claire and the Sea Light in a variety of formats, including downloadable versions.

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