Bestselling Author to Visit Vernon Library

Melanie Benjamin, author of "The Aviators Wife," will discuss her novel at the library. The book is the current "One Book, One Community," selection.

New York Times bestselling author Melanie Benjamin will visit the Vernon Area Public Library for a special after-hours event at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 to discuss her historical fiction novel, The Aviator’s Wife. The novel is the library’s current selection for “One Book, One Community,” which aims to bring the community together through a shared experience of literature. 

The Aviator’s Wife pulls back the curtain on the marriage of one of America's most extraordinary couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. In this vividly imagined novel, Benjamin reveals the dizzying highs and devastating lows of this famous relationship. 

Despite Anne Murrow’s own major achievements — she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States — she is viewed by the public merely as the aviator’s wife.

A Chicago-area author, Benjamin will share her experience with finding her niche with historical fiction. In addition to her current novel, Benjamin has two other history-based novels, Alice I Have Been and The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb.

The Aviator’s Wife was recently made available in paperback.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the event, courtesy of the Lake Forest Book Store. 

This event is free and open to all. Register online, by phone at (224) 543-1485, or in person at any public service desk in the library.


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