Virtual Author Series Coming Soon!

Connect with authors online! This summer, we are bringing you an incredible line up of authors for NCRL Virtual Reads, an author series for adults.

Through NCRL Reads, our goal is to bring communities together through reading the same books and hosting author events that spark conversations, curiosity, and learning. Due to the current restrictions on gathering, we are moving to a virtual platform for this program. All events this summer will be held through Zoom. We hope NCRL Virtual Reads will be a source of connection, encouragement, and inspiration for everyone.

All NCRL virtual Reads events are free and open to the public. Events will be held through the Zoom digital meeting platform. To participate, register for each event through our online calendar. Once you register, an email will be sent to you with the Zoom event details. During each event, attendees will hear from the author and then have an opportunity to submit questions through the chat feature for the author to answer live.

Noé Álvarez

Tuesday, June 2, 7 p.m.

Noé Álvarez’s debut memoir, Spirit Run, is the electrifying story of a son of working-class Mexican immigrants who fled a life of labor in fruit-packing plants to run in an Indigenous marathon from Canada to Guatemala, reimagining North America and his place in it.

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Kristin Hannah

Tuesday, June 23, 4 p.m.

Kristin Hannah is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 novels including the international blockbuster, The Nightingale, Winter Garden, Night Road, and Firefly Lane. Her novel, The Nightingale, has been published in 43 languages and is currently in movie production by TriStar Pictures, which also optioned her novel, The Great Alone.


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Peter Heller

July 7, 2020, 7 p.m.

Peter Heller is an award winning adventure writer and bestselling author. His most recent novel, The River, is the story of two college students on a wilderness canoe trip - a gripping tale of friendship tested by fire, white water, and violence. He has also written Celine, The Painter, and The Dog Stars. His non-fiction work includes Kook, The Whale Warriors, Hell or High Water, and Catching the Perfect Wave. Heller is a longtime contributor to NPR and a former contributing editor at Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal, and National Geographic Adventure.

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Blake Crouch

Tuesday, July 28, 7 p.m.

Blake Crouch is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of the novel, Dark Matter, for which he is writing the screenplay for Sony Pictures. His international-bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy was adapted into a television series for FOX, executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan. Crouch also co-created Good Behavior, the TNT television show starring Michelle Dockery based on his Letty Dobesh novellas. He has written over a dozen novels that have been translated into over thirty languages.

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