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Apr 18, 2017

Lunch for Libraries with Richard Russo

Apr 18, 2017 • 11:30 am • Overture Center for the Arts • 201 State St • $125

Madison Public Library Foundation's annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser is an opportunity for community members who are committed to our libraries to come together to celebrate, support and invest in the future of our libraries.

This year's lunch will feature the Pulitzer Prize winning bestselling author of Empire FallsRichard Russo. Russo will join us on Tuesday, April 18 at the Overture Center for the Arts to discuss his newest novel, Everybody's Fool.

Russo is a masterful novelist who has an uncanny sense of the way life works in the gritty industrial towns of the American Northeast. His previous works include eight novels, two collections of short stories, and a memoir.

In Everybody's Fool, set 10 years after Nobody's Fool, Russo returns to North Bath—“a town where dishonesty abounds, everyone misapprehends everyone else and half the citizens are half-crazy” (The New York Times)—and the characters who made Nobody’s Fool a beloved choice of book clubs everywhere. Everybody’s Fool is classic Russo, filled with humor, heart, hard times, and people you can’t help but love, possibly because their various faults make them so human.

Check-in is at 11:30 a.m., with lunch at noon. Russo will be available afterward at about 1:15 p.m. for signing and personalization. Each guest will enjoy lunch by Catering a Fresco and receive a pre-signed copy of Everybody's Fool.

All proceeds of Lunch for Libraries will benefit the Wisconsin Book Festival and the Madison Public Library system.

Interested in being a table captain at Lunch for Libraries or sponsoring? Email Francesca Rodriquez frodriquez@mplfoundation.org.

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