An Evening With Authors - Ann Hood and John Searles

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

6:30 PM-9:00 PM

Cost: $15 donation; $10 for groups of 3 or more

Providence Public Library
225 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903

Auditorium (3rd Floor)

Tue, 2013-12-10 18:30 - 21:00

Join us for the return of Robin (of Reading with Robin) and another Evening With Authors at PPL!

This author event will feature a conversation with Rhode Island's own Ann Hood, editor of Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting -- a collection of poignant essays about the transformative power of knitting by 27 extraordinary writers -- and John Searles, author of Help for the Haunted -- an unforgettable story of an unusual family, their deep secrets, harrowing tragedy, and ultimately, a daughter’s discovery of a dark and unexpected mystery.

Book sale & signing to follow.

This event will benefit adult programs at PPL!

About the Authors
Ann Hood is the author of the bestselling novels The Obituary Writer, The Red Thread, The Knitting Circle and Somewhere off the Coast of Maine. Her memoir, Comfort: A Journey through Grief, in which she shares her personal story of losing her 5 year old daughter Grace in 2002, was a New York Times Editor's Choice and named one of the top 10 non-fiction books of 2008. She was born in West Warwick and now lives in Providence, RI, with her family.


Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting
“Poignant, funny, and moving, Knitting Yarns is sure to delight knitting enthusiasts and lovers of literature alike.” (Bookreporter)

John Searles is the author of the national bestsellers Boy Still Missing and Strange but True. He frequently appears as a book critic on NBC's Today show and CBS's The Early Show. He is the Editor-at-Large of Cosmopolitan. His essays have been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other national newspapers and magazines. He lives in New York City and can be found on Facebook and also on Twitter @searlesbooks.

Help for the Haunted

John Searles wrapped a ghost story inside a mystery, and the result is a worthy thriller...HELP FOR THE HAUNTED’s alternating chapters are cleverly split in time to reveal what came before and after a deadly tragedy at the heart of this captivating story.  — Minneapolis Star Tribune


Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket for stamping at the Library.