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Wilton Library Announces Lineup of Authors

WILTON, Conn. – Seven authors are descending onto the Wilton Library during the month of May, including Ann Patchett, whose book “State of Wonder” is this year’s town book.

The authors also include a returning Wilton native, a children’s author, a biographer and an actor turned author. Here is the lineup:

• Children’s author and illustrator Deborah Freedman brings her two books, “Scribble” and “Blue Chicken,” for children ages 2 and up and their parents on Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m.

• “Kayaking In and Around the Norwalk Islands” is author David Park’s book for an event Sunday, May 6, starting at 3:30 p.m.

• Sportswriter and author Jack Cavanaugh returns to the library Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m. to discuss his new release, “Season of ’42 — Joe D., Teddy Ballgame, and Baseball's Fight to Survive a Turbulent First Year of War.”

• Wilton native Mike Freeman shares his love of canoeing in his book , “ Drifting — Two Weeks on the Hudson,” on Sunday, May 20, at 3:30 p.m.

• Actor and author Joe Pantoliano, comes to the library Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m. to share the candid story in his latest memoir, "Asylum: Hollywood Tales from My Great Depression: Brain Dis-Ease, Recovery, and Being My Mother's Son."

• Patchett returns to the Wilton Library on Wednesday, May 30, at 7 p.m. to discuss “State of Wonder.”

• On Thursday, May 31, at 7 p.m., Douglas Brinkley discusses his biography of television news legend Walter Cronkite, titled “Cronkite.”

To register for any of the programs or to find out more about the authors, visit the library website or call 203-762-3950, Ext. 213. Books will be available for purchase and signing for all of the author talks.

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