Online: All-Day Live Event With Award-Winning, Bestselling Authors!

Saturday, October 24 Online


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This popular annual event will feature award-winning, bestselling and local authors. Copies of their works are available in the library.  The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville will have signed copies available for purchase online and in the bookstore (10 Washington Ave, Pleasantville, NY 10570, (914)-769-8322, The Village Bookstore).


Marlena Maduro Baraf, At the Narrow Waist of the World

With sensitivity and candor, Baraf examines mental illness, immigration, forgiveness, and community—all framed within the precocity of her life.

Camilla Calhoun, The White Moth

The White Moth is an intimate, riveting portrait of life at a farm villa in Tuscany, from the challenging times of fascism and foreign occupation in the 1940s to the idyllic farm-to-table times in the 1970s. A generational saga of longing, loss and displacement, the book is also an American woman’s tribute to her Italian husband and mother-in-law.

Linda Cardillo, Across the Table

Can a restaurant called "Paradiso," the evocative power of food lovingly prepared, and the resilience of a passionate, street-smart Italian girl rekindle a love challenged by separation, infidelity, and loss?  An unforgettable story of family and forgiveness, loyalty, and love.

Veera Hiranandani, The Night Diary

Told through Nisha's letters to her mother, The Night Diary is a heartfelt story of one girl's search for a home, for her own identity and for a hopeful future. A 2019 Newbery Honor Book.

Robert Kolker, Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family

The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease. Oprah's Book Club Pick and #1 New York Times Bestseller.

William Kent Krueger, This Tender Land

Over the course of one summer, four orphans journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls. This modern classic is an enthralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole. 

Ann Napolitano, Dear Edward

Dear Edward is at once a transcendent coming-of-age story, a multidimensional portrait of an unforgettable cast of characters, and a breathtaking illustration of all the ways a broken heart learns to love again. 

Mary Neal, To Heaven and Back: The True Story of a Doctor's Extraordinary Walk with God

A kayak accident during a South American adventure takes one woman to heaven—where she experienced God’s peace, joy, and angels—and back to life again. 

Pamela Paul, How to Raise a Reader

An indispensable guide to welcoming children—from babies to teens—to a lifelong love of reading, written by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, editors of The New York Times Book Review.

Riley Sager, Home Before Dark

In the latest thriller from bestseller Riley Sager, a woman returns to the house made famous by her father’s bestselling horror memoir. Is the place really haunted by evil forces, as her father claimed? Or are there more earthbound—and dangerous—secrets hidden within its walls?

Ruta Sepetys, The Fountains of Silence

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping, extraordinary portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship.

Tara Teaspoon, Live Life Deliciously

As a former food editor and stylist with Martha Stewart and food director of Ladies' Home Journal magazine, Tara knows how to create and showcase gorgeously themed meals for every lifestyle.

Ellen Marie Wiseman, The Orphan Collector

From the internationally bestselling author of What She Left Behind comes a gripping and powerful tale of upheaval—a heartbreaking saga of resilience and hope set in Philadelphia during the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak—the deadly pandemic that went on to infect one-third of the world’s population. 

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Contact: Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace or Lisa Ragano

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