Author Lesley Kagen headlines the Friends of the Madison Public Library annual meeting. Stop in at 5:30pm to join the Friends at the door, participate in the annual meeting & volunteer recognition dinner, and stay for Lesley Kagen's presentation -OR- just come to the public author event at 7pm.
Lesley Kagen grew up in Milwaukee and attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Her novels are often written from the viewpoints of children or young narrators. Common themes in her novels, which are set in the 1950s and 1960s, include: dealing with loss, family, mystery, discovering the truth, inner-workings of a community, sibling bonds, childlike perception, innocence and corruption. Her first book, Whistling in the Dark, 2007, which takes place in a Milwaukee neighborhood, made the New York Times Best Seller list. Her most recent novel is The Mutual Admiration Society, published in 2017. The novel "illuminates the sweet and brittle bonds of family, the tenderness of growing up, the heartbreak of longing for what we've lost, and the poignancy of finding love."
More info and register for dinner at https://www.friendsmpl.com/annual-meeting--volunteer-recognition.html