When choosing subjects, historical fiction writer Melanie Benjamin says she's drawn to "locked doors and hidden closets," referring to her fascination with people we think we know or those whose stories have been lost over time.
Her first historical novel, Alice I Have Been, traces the life of the woman who inspired Alice in Wonderland, while The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb features the wife of the famed 19th century circus celebrity.
In The Aviator's Wife, her most recent book, she offers insight into the private life of Anne Morrow Lindbergh who, despite major achievements of her own, is mainly remembered as Charles Lindbergh's wife.
A reading by Melanie Benjamin is the next event in the library's Hear & Now series.
$10 adults, including reception*
$5 members of the Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries, Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library and McConnell Arts Center (reception included)
Tickets are available at the McConnell Arts Center, by phone at 614-431-0329 and online. In order to receive their discount, Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries members must use a special code when purchasing tickets; call 614-807-2605.
*Be part of the in crowd! At 6 pm, meet the author at an exclusive reception.
In addition to Worthington Libraries, Hear & Now sponsors include the McConnell Arts Center and Holiday Inn.