Message From the Director: Meet the Author: Elyssa Friedland

The Livingston Public Library is extremely excited to host an author visit with Elyssa Friedland on September 18 at 7:00 PM.Elyssa.Friedland.Headshot-200x300

Friedland is the author of three novels, Love and Miscommunication (2015), The Intermission (2018), and The Floating Feldmans (2019).  The Intermission was praised by the Wall Street Journal for having “snappy dialogue” making it an “intelligent piece of commercial fiction.”  Her books have been noted as  must reads on book lists including those of HelloGiggles, PopSugar, Goodreads, MindBodyGreen, and PureWow.  Her latest novel, The Floating Feldmans has been highly praised by People Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and Bustle.

Friedland grew up in Livingston and is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School. She now lives in New York City with her family.  Registration is not required for this event and all are invited to attend.  Copies of The Intermission and The Floating Feldmans will be available for purchase.  For more information, check out our event calendar here.

Hope to see you there!

~Amy Babcock Landry, Director 

Dorothea Benton Frank

There was another notable death in the literary world this month..

Dorothea Benton Frank, best selling American novelist, with novels set along the South Carolina coast and depicting strong women, died September 2nd at the age of 67.

She was a nationally recognized volunteer fundraiser for the arts and education, and an advocate of literacy programs and women’s issues.

Dorothea had homes in Montclair, New Jersey, and Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, part of Charleston County. You can read her obituary via the NY Times here.

sullivans.jpgThe Library has most of her works right from her first novel “Sullivan’s Island” to dorothea benton.jpgher very latest published this year, “Queen Bee” so make sure to check out the works of this engaging storyteller, featuring cheating husbands, nosy neighbors, and nutty families. if you haven’t already.

You can also visit her website, for more information about her books and writing.

-Archana Chiplunkar, Adult Services Librarian