Meet author Sena Jeter Naslund (2007)

Author Sena Jeter Naslund: Live @ the Library!

Welcome, Friends!
Are you new to the Friends? Or have you just renewed your membership for another year? Either way, we'd like to say thank you, and invite you to a Friends-only event full of the things you love: music, libations, and books!
(Of course, any day is a great day to become a Friend -- you can even join at the door and still get access to this event!)

We're pleased to welcome sibling authors Sena Jeter Naslund and John Jeter to our Friends Author Event, our capstone to our yearly Friends membership drive. The theme for the night will be "All In the Family." Both authors will speak, and both will read from their latest novels, Abundance and ...and the Angels Sang.
We'll have books available for sale and autographing, thanks to Shaver's Books. We'll have complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres for your enjoyment. Join us as we say thank you for being our Friends!
About the authors
Sena Jeter Naslund
Sena Jeter Naslund is Writer in Residence at the University of Louisville, program director of the Spalding University brief-residency MFA in Writing, and current Kentucky Poet Laureate. Recipient of the Harper Lee Award and the Southeastern Library Association Fiction Award, she is editor of The Louisville Review and the Fleur-de-Lis Press. She is the author of the novels Ahab's Wife, Four Spirits, and Sherlock in Love and a collection of stories, The Disobedience of Water. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
John Sims Jeter
John Sims Jeter recently moved from Temple Terrace, Florida to Huntsville, Alabama. He is a member of Lifelong Writers at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. John's short story, "The Man Who Took Notes," was published in the 2004-2005 Issue of The Louisville Review and nominated for 2005 Pushcart Prize XXIX. Another short story, "My Life as a Lid," appears in the 2006-2007 issue of Palm Prints, a literary journal of the University of South Florida. John, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, retired in 2005 from his previous life as a mathematician and professional engineer. …and the angels sang, (from Livingston Press) is his first published novel.
About Abundance
"Like everyone, I am born naked."
With this opening line of Naslund's compelling new novel, a very human Marie Antoinette invites readers to live her story as she herself experiences it. From the lush gardens of Versailles to the lights and gaiety of Paris, the verdant countryside of France, and finally the stark and terrifying isolation of a prison cell, the young queen's life is joyful, poignant, and harrowing by turns. As her world of unprecedented royal splendor crumbles, the charming Marie Antoinette matures into a heroine of inspiring stature, one whose nobility arises not from the circumstance of her birth but from her courageous spirit.
About ...and the Angels Sang
Jon Bernier returns to rural Alabama to tidy up family plots in a cemetery. Ruminations of his first love, a concert pianist, are shattered when he discovers her defaced memorial stone. Clandestine international pharmaceutical concerns, coupled with government illegalities, are unexpectedly revealed, offering Jon a possible reprieve as he learns that broken links of lives have a chance to be re-connected.
Mark your calendar!
Date: June 8
Doors open: 6:00 P.M.
Event begins: 7:00 P.M.
Where: Main Library
Cost: free, but you must be a Friend of the Library! (You can join at the door.))