Friends of Linebaugh Library Hosts Author Ruta Sepetys

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The Friends of Linebaugh Library is pleased to host author Ruta Sepetys at the Member's Luncheon on January 28 at 11:00 at The Woman's Club located at 221 East College Street in Murfreesboro. Books will be available for purchase, and the author will gladly autograph them.

Sepetys is an internationally acclaimed author of historical fiction published in over fifty countries and thirty-six languages. Sepetys is considered a "crossover" novelist as her books are read by both students and adults worldwide. Her novels, Between Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy are New York Times bestsellers, international bestsellers, and Carnegie Medal nominees. Her latest novel, Salt to the Sea, is a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her books have won or been shortlisted for over forty book prizes, are included on over twenty state reading lists, and are currently in development for film and television.

Sepetys is the daughter of a Lithuanian refugee. Born in Michigan, she was raised in a family of artists, readers, and music lovers. She attended college to study opera but instead graduated with a degree in International Finance. Prior to publishing her first novel, she spent twenty years in the music industry helping artists and songwriters distill story through song.

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Sepetys is the first American crossover novelist to address both European Parliament and Library of Congress. She was awarded The Rockefeller Foundation's prestigious Bellagio Resident Fellowship for Salt to the Sea. She was recently bestowed the Cross of the Knight of the Order by the President of Lithuania for her contributions to education and memory preservation.

Reservations for the Friend's luncheon and with speaker Ruta Sepetys may be made at the Linebaugh Circulation Desk. You can also email the Friends at follintheboro@gmail.com for a membership form that can be mailed in. Cost for the luncheon is $5 with a paid 2017 membership. Only checks and cash are accepted; no credit cards. The library is located at 105 W. Vine Street. Seating is limited.

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Friends of Linebaugh Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 1981 to promote the library and its activities through exhibits, special programming and library materials beyond the regular resources of the library.

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