Lunch for Libraries
04/18/2017 - 11:30am
Madison Public Library Foundation's annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser is an opportunity for communty 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 Falls, Richard Russo. Russo will join us on Tuesday, April 18 at the Overture Center for the Arts to discuss his newest novel, Everybody's Fool.
In Everybody'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.
All proceeds of Lunch for Libraries will benefit the Wisconsin Book Festival and the Madison Public Library system. Buy tickets here.
Richard Russo is the author of seven previous novels including Nobody's Fool and Straight Man. He's also written two collections of stories and a memoir, Elsewhere. In 2002 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls, which like Nobody’s Fool was adapted to film, in a multiple-award-winning HBO miniseries. Russo and his wife Barbara live in Camden, Maine and spend their winters in Boston.