The Friends of the Library proudly announces that best-selling science author Dava Sobel and cultural reporter/biographer Julie Salamon are our featured authors at the 43 annual Richard D. Whittemore Book & Author Luncheon. The novelist Susan Isaacs, a Port resident, will return as the moderator. The event will be held Friday, May 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. at a new venue: the North Hills Country Club. The cost is $60, and registration brochures will be in the library and online at pwpl.org beginning April email@example.com. For more information on the FOL, see pwpl.org/fol.
Dava Sobel will speak on her new book, A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos (Walker & Company) in which she dramatizes the series of critical events that led Nicolaus Copernicus to finally complete and publish his radical treatise on a sun-centric cosmos—forever changing mankind’s understanding of our place in the universe. Dava Sobel is the acclaimed author of the New York Times and international bestsellers Longitude, Galileo’s Daughter, and The Planets.
Julie Salamon will speak on Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein (Penguin Press), her authorized biography of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein. Salamon, previously a reporter and culture writer for the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, is the author of many books including Hospital and White Lies.
The FOL actively seeks individuals and businesses as sponsors of the luncheon, which is the leading literary event in Port Washington.Those interested please contact Ellen Zimmerman at