Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

An affair splices together the children of two families; their tragedy becomes fodder for an aging novelist, testing their relationships and endurance.

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I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

A psychological thriller about the hit-and-run death of a five-year-old boy that shatters the lives of all involved. Be prepared to be awed by the clever twist.

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Labor Day at Lido Marina Village

Date: Saturday September 3rd Time: 12pm-4pm Food trucks: Crepes Bonaparte, Poke Hut, and Bakery Truck (parked along Via Oporto) Coffee by Honor Coffee See the renovations at Lido Marina Village and visit the newly opened shops, such as Lido Village Books, Warby Parker, Alchemy Works, Steven Alan, Jenni Kayne, Aesop Skincare, and Clare V.

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters living in France on the eve of WWII, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival and freedom.This heartbreakingly beautiful novel is a customer favorite, illuminating the plight of women in war and celebrating the resilience of the human spirit — especially of women.

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Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

In her first adult novel in 20 years, acclaimed children’s and YA author Woodson traces the milestones in a woman’s life, especially the early experiences that shaped her identity. A stunning portrayal of what it was like to grow up African-American in Brooklyn during the 1970s.  

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Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett

An ambitious and haunting novel about a family dealing with anxiety and depression, the story is both creatively and tenderly told.

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NEWPORT BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION WITTE LECTURES 2016

DAVID IGNATIUS ISIS and the World on Fire Friday, April 15 @ 7pm & Saturday, April 16 @ 2pm Bestselling author and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius has been making sense of the world for over 40 years. During his career, he’s covered nearly every Washington beat, from the Pentagon to the CIA to Capitol […]

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NEWPORT BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION – LIBRARY LIVE

JESSICA KNOLL Luckiest Girl Alive Sunday, April 10 @ 3pm Fans of Gone Girl will love Jessica Knoll’s novel Luckiest Girl Alive.  Lionsgate recently bought the film rights and Reese Witherspoon will play the protagonist in the film adaptation. Jessica just received a nomination for the Edgar Award for best first novel. Buy Tickets

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NEWPORT BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION – LIBRARY LIVE

LES STANDIFORD Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct and the Rise of Los Angeles Thursday, March 31 @ 7pm The story of the largest public water project ever created—William Mulholland’s Los Angeles aqueduct—a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined man who’s vision shaped the future and continues to […]

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NEWPORT BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION WITTE LECTURES 2016

SHERMAN ALEXIE Without Reservations: An Urban Indian’s Comic, Poetic & Highly Irreverent Look at the World Friday, March 11 @ 7pm & Saturday, March 12 @ 2pm Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, a PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young People’s […]

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