Literary Society September 26 Event Features Bestselling Author Andrew Gross

Andrew GrossThe Fifth Column bookPlease Note: Main Library will be closed all day on Thurs., Sept. 26, to prepare for this event.

YOUNGSTOWN (August 16, 2019/For Immediate Release) – Make your reservation for the 16th Literary Society event at the Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, on Thursday, Sept. 26.  This year’s event features Andrew Gross, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of “No Way Back,” “Everything to Lose” and “One Mile Under.” Gross is also coauthor of five #1 New York Times bestsellers with James Patterson, including “Judge & Jury” and “Lifeguard.”

Doors open at 6 p.m. for a cocktail and heavy appetizer/dessert reception. The author presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65 for this library fundraising event. Ticket price includes membership in the Literary Society, an autographed copy of “The Fifth Column” and a complimentary glass of wine.

Proceeds benefit the Carol A. Bacon Literary Society Fund. This event is sponsored by Denise DeBartolo York, Huntington Bank Trust – The Frank & Pearl Gelbman Charitable Trust and The Muransky Companies. For information, please call the Library Development office at 330-740-6086. To attend, send a check made payable to the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County – Literary Society to Attn: Mark Mrofchak-Fiscal Officer, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, 305 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44503.

The Main Library will be closed all day on Thursday, September 26, to prepare for the Literary Society event. All other libraries in the PLYMC system will be observe their regular hours.

Literary Society committee

Library Literary Society Planning Committee – These Literary Society committee members recently met to plan the September 26 event: (from left) Donna Bricker, Amy Chismar, Library Development Director Deborah Liptak, Beth Lenzi, Ruth Nabb, Betty Cmil and Doris Layfield.

From the author’s website [https://www.andrewgrossbooks.com/about]:

“I’ve written sixteen thrillers, nine NYT bestsellers, including five #1’s with James Patterson. Many were about regular people, who, through a slight misstep or twist of fate, find themselves over their heads in forced way beyond their control. More recently, I’ve made a shift to historical thrillers, including THE ONE MAN, based on family stories in the Holocaust, and THE SABOTEUR.

I’ve been shortlisted for top thriller awards, and my books have been sold into over 25 countries. People have said my books have a lot of pace and heart, but mostly, I’m only trying to tell a gripping story, of family or greed or desperation, one in which ordinary people might step into the shoes of those things are happening to and ask themselves if they fit the role of a hero, and then root for one for a while.”

This event is sponsored by Denise DeBartolo York, Huntington Bank Trust – The Frank & Pearl Gelbman Charitable Trust, and Carol A. Bacon Literary Society Fund.