The Signature Series provides enriching cultural and educational experiences for the Campbell County community that aim to entertain, inform and enlighten.
Free tickets are required.
Tickets will be mailed two weeks prior to the event. Tickets requested after that time will be available at the desk on the evening of the performance. The Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch will close at 5 pm to set up for the event.
Thank you to the Friends of the Campbell County Public Library for making the Signature Series possible.
Award-Winning Author Laurie Lico Albanese
Date: 7 pm Friday, April 28
Location: Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch (1000 Highland Ave.)
The Signature Series’ next installment features award-winning novelist Laure Lico Albanese, author of Stolen Beauty and Hester.
Albanese will discuss how other artists, such as Gustav Klimpt and Nathaniel Hawthorne, inspire the way she crafts her books.
The presentation will be followed by a brief reception with an opportunity to get autographs! Light refreshments will be provided. Roebling Point Books will be available to purchase books on-site and you can check out Albanese’s books from our catalog.
New! Signature Sneak Peak
Sneak Peak Details
Date: 2-2:45 pm Friday, April 28
Location: Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch (1000 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075)
If you’re interested in the event but are unable to attend in the evening, join the library for the afternoon Signature Sneak Peak.
You will still get a chance to hear from Albanese and get her autograph! The program offers a glimpse into the evening’s presentation.
About the Author
Laurie Lico Albanese is an award-winning novelist and journalist. In Hester, her acclaimed 2022 retelling of The Scarlet Letter from Hester Prynne’s point of view, Albanese brings Hester’s voice to life in a compelling tale that asks who was the real Hester Prynne, and what if she could tell her own story?
Answering a centuries-long literary mystery, Hester gives life, power, and voice to the woman Hawthorne cast into the role of scorned adulteress, and offers a fresh and empowered perspective on the source of her scarlet letter.
Illuminating the lives of nineteenth-century women alongside the Salem witch trials and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s emerging career, Hester is a rich tale about the price a woman pays for creativity and independence and the many ways sisterhood is important to a woman’s survival in every age.
Hester is an Audible Best Books of 2022, an IndieNext and Canadian and American Librarians October 2022 selection, a Gillian Flynn Best Books of Fall 2022, a Book of the Month club selection, and a longlist finalist in Goodreads Best Books of the Year.
Albanese’s novel Stolen Beauty, about Gustav Klimt’s famous portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer (aka the lady in gold), was praised by the Wall Street Journal as “a work of art itself.”
Albanese is a recipient of a Catherine R. Dodge Foundation Visiting Fellowship to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, a Hadassah-Brandeis Research Award, and a New Jersey State Council of the Arts Fellowship in Fiction Writing. She teaches creative memoir writing at Montclair State University and has taught at Wager College and the Stonecoast Summer Writing Program at the University of Southern Maine. Her novels have been translated into Italian, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and soon, Croatian. She lives with her husband in Montclair, NJ, where they raised their two grown children.