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Big-Name Authors Come to Town

Five New York Times bestselling authors will appear at Friends of the Library (Collier County) luncheons

BY November 1, 2022
(Courtesy G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

Friends of the Library of Collier County celebrates its 20th season of the Nick Linn Lecture Series at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, with luncheons featuring New York Times bestselling authors. On Jan. 16, historical fiction author Fiona Davis (known for The Lions of Fifth Avenue) talks about her newest book, The Magnolia Palace, where two stories of love and betrayal contribute to a murder in one of New York City’s Gilded Age mansions. On Feb. 20, Delia Owens, novelist behind the bestselling book and mystery movie Where The Crawdads Sing, lectures in tandem with Mary Alice Monroe, Lowcountry author of The Beach House series. On Mar. 13, Robert Dugoni, who wrote The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, visits; and the suspense novelist David Baldacci of Absolute Power, a book-turned-movie starring Clint Eastwood, visits on Mar. 27. Each luncheon is followed by lectures, raffles for stays at the resort and book signings.