Spring 2020 Luncheon

Tickets go on sale April 6, 2020

The Luncheon will be held at Burton Manor
27777 Schoolcraft, Livonia, MI 48150
on Monday, May 18thEvent Details

Guest Authors

Mary Norris

Picture of Mary Norris and book cover of "Greek to Me"

Mary Norris began working at The New Yorker magazine in 1978 as a proofreader, and has been a copy editor there for more than thirty years. Her 2017 book “Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen” became a huge bestseller.  Her new book, “Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen.” is a charming account of Norris’s lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Along the way, Norris explains how the alphabet originated in Greece, and continues her love affair with Greek language, culture, and mythology.

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Mary Doria Russell

Picture of author Mary Doria Russell and cover art for her book, The Women of Copper Country.

One of our greatest contemporary storytellers, Mary Doria Russell is the award-winning author of “The Sparrow” and the Pulitzer Prize nominated “Dreamers of the Day.” Her newest book, “The Women of the Copper Country,” has been named a Michigan Notable Book. Several of Russell’s books have been optioned for Hollywood movies and have inspired both a rock opera and a full-scale bel canto-style opera. Russell holds a Ph.D. in Paleoanthropology from the University of Michigan.

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J. T. Ellison

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J.T. Ellison is an is an award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with millions of books in print. Her psychological thrillers have been published in 28 countries and 16 languages.  Her new novel is the whodunit “Good Girls Lie,” a tale of murder at an exclusive private school where everybody is a suspect.  Ellison is also the EMMY-award winning co-host of “A Word on Words”, a literary interview television show, and co-wrote “A Brit in the FBI” with bestselling author Catherine Coulter.

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Brad Taylor

Picture of author Brad Taylor and cover art for his book, Hunter Killer.

Soldiers don’t often write bestsellers, but Brad Taylor spent decades serving in the Army Infantry and Special Forces, including conducting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and went on to teach college courses in military science.   He turned his knowledge of war and black ops into his 2011 debut novel, One Rough Man,” which was an immediate success and launched his Pike Logan action-adventure series. In Taylor’s new novel, “Hunter Killer,” Logan and his team become the target of Russian assassins in exotic settings across the globe.  Taylor’s 13 novels have sold more than two million copies and consistently hit the bestseller lists.

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