Join us for the 2020 Long Island Reads Selection Award Event honoring Erika Swyler for her novel Light From Other Stars. Erika was born and raised on Long Island and graduated from Miller Place High School. Both of her critically-acclaimed novels draw heavily from her experience of living in Long Island’s small towns. She will be speaking at:
Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
999 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY 11803
Sunday, April 19, 2020 • 2:00 p.m.
FREE tickets will be available to the public beginning Friday, March 2 at 9:30 am at https://longislandreads.wordpress.com/
Long Island Reads is an island-wide reading initiative, spearheaded by a group of Suffolk and Nassau County librarians, intended to bring together readers from across Long Island to discuss a book and participate in library-sponsored activities and associated events.
Prior to the Award Event on April 19th, Huntington Public Library we will be having an evening book discussion of Light From Other Stars in our Auditorium on April 15 at 7:00 p.m.
A synopsis of Light From Other Stars, by Erika Swyler: Decades after her grieving father, a laid-off NASA scientist, triggers chaotic changes in his pursuit of life-extending technology, astronaut Nedda Pappas must confront dangerous family secrets to stop a world threatening crisis. Join us to discuss this poignant, genre-bending novel that keenly illuminates the magical limits of science, while exploring in detail the bonds of family, friendship and love of home.
Registration required. Open to all