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2012 Book and Author Luncheon

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Kati Marton photo by Billy Bustamante

Kati Marton
(photo by Billy Bustamante)

Michael Shnayerson (photo by Francine Fleischer)

Michael Shnayerson
photo by Francine Fleischer)

The annual Book and Author Luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the John Jermain Library will be held this year on Sunday, December 2nd at noon, at The American Hotel on Main Street in Sag Harbor. The guest speakers, both Hamptons residents, are Kati Marton, journalist and author of eight books and Michael Shnayerson, a longtime contributing editor to Vanity Fair and the author of five books of non-fiction.

Kati Marton’s latest book, Paris: A Love Story, a Memoir of Love and Loss, is a New York Times bestseller. Her other works include Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World, and Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages that Shaped our History. A former correspondent for ABC and NPR, Kati is a past winner of the George Foster Peabody Award for Journalism.

Michael Shnayerson’s latest book, which he co-authored, is Harry Belafonte’s memoir, My Song. Other books include Irwin Shaw: A Biography and The Car That Could: The Inside Story of GM’s Revolutionary Electric Vehicle, named one of the best business books of 1996 by Business Week. His nearly one hundred stories for Vanity Fair have ranged from the arts to politics, publishing, the environment and high society. He is currently working on a biography of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The cost of the luncheon is $50. To secure a reservation, contact Chris Tice at or (631) 725-3803. checks payable to the Friends of the John Jermain Library can be mailed to Chris Tice, 6 Overlook Lane, Sag Harbor, NY 11963 and must be received by November 24th to hold the reservation.

Author: John Jermain Memorial Library

The John Jermain Memorial Library is the public library in Sag Harbor, NY. Founded in 1910, the library building and initial collection was a gift from Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage to the people of Sag Harbor. From June 2011 to July 2013 the library will be located at 34 W. Water St., in Sag Harbor, while our historic building is renovated and expanded.

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