“New York Times” bestselling author J. Courtney Sullivan to discuss latest novel “Maine” at Abingdon library March 21

J. Courtney Sullivan, author of “Maine,” will be appearing at the Abingdon Branch of Harford County Public Library on Wednesday, March 21st at 6:30 pm.


The Harford County Public Library sent along the following details about Sullivan’s upcoming visit:





(Belcamp, Maryland – March 9, 2012)  J. Courtney Sullivan, author of the New York Times bestselling novel Maine, will be at the Abingdon Branch of Harford County Public Library on Wednesday, March 21st at 6:30 pm. Ms. Sullivan will discuss her latest novel and be available prior to the discussion to sign books starting at 6:00 pm. Books will be available to purchase for $15.00 (cash or check only).


Named one of TIME Magazine’s Top 10 Fiction Books of 2011 and honored as a 2011 Washington Post Notable Book, Maine is the story of three generations of women who have nothing in common except for the fact that they are family. A book club favorite, the New York Times praised Maine by stating “Sullivan beautifully channels [the character] through her memories…The dialogue sizzles as the tension between the women’s love and anger toward one another tightens…You don’t want the novel to end.”


Sullivan’s debut novel Commencement was a breakout bestseller in hardcover and paperback. Sullivan’s writing has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, New York magazine, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Men’s Vogue, and the New York Observer, among others. She is a contributor to the essay anthology The Secret Currency of Love and co-editor of Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists. Sullivan lives in Brooklyn, New York.


This author appearance is funded by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Harford County Government Cultural Arts Board. For more information or to register please call the Abingdon Library at (410) 638-3990. Registration is required.


Harford County Public Library operates eleven branches located throughout Harford County, Maryland.  The library serves over 168,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of almost 4,800,000.  Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.