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Authors to The Pointe Tickets Go On Sale September 18th!

Our fabulous, fall authors luncheon returns on Saturday, October 14th, this time in the Crystal Ballroom of the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Monday, September 18th and are available for purchase in-person only, exclusively at our Central Branch. Tickets are $30 per person, payable by cash or check only.

Authors to The Pointe 2017, sponsored in part by the Friends of the Grosse Pointe Public Library, features international bestselling authors Jamie Ford, Jennifer Donnelly, and Karen Dionne. Doors open at 11:30am, with the light luncheon to begin at noon, followed by the authors’ presentations. After the talks, all three authors will be signing their books. Books will be available for purchase on site, courtesy of The Book Beat. A cash bar will be available throughout the event.

About the Authors

 Karen Dionne is the international bestselling author of the dark psychological suspense novel The Marsh King’s Daughter (June 2017, G.P. Putnam’s Sons), and three other novels.

She is the cofounder of the online writers community Backspace, the organizer of the Salt Cay Writers Retreat, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, where she served on the board of directors. She has been honored by the Michigan Humanities Council as a Humanities Scholar, and lives with her husband in Detroit’s northern suburbs.


 Jennifer Donnelly is the author of Lost in a Book, a New York Times bestseller; the Waterfire Saga, the first book of which, Deep Blue, won a Green Earth Award; These Shallow Graves, a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults book; Revolution, an ABA Young Adult Book of the Year; and A Northern Light, winner of the Carnegie Medal, the LA Times Book Prize, and a Printz Honor.

Her Rose trilogy – The Tea Rose, The Winter Rose, and The Wild Rose – has been optioned for film. Jennifer lives in New York’s Hudson Valley. Visit her at, or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at jenwritesbooks.


 Jamie Ford is an award-winning writer, an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, a survivor of Orson Scott Card’s Literary Book Camp, and the author of two New York Times bestselling novels: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Songs of Willow Frost. His latest novel, Love and Other Consolation Prizes, will be published on September 12, 2017. Having grown up near Seattle’s Chinatown, he now lives in Montana (where he’s on a never-ending quest to find decent dim sum).