T he McKinney Public Library System is proud to host Ann Hood, the 2017 Read Across McKinney author, who will discuss her enthralling novel The Book That Matters Most at a special luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at Stonebridge Country Club, 7003 Beacon Hill Rd. Tickets are limited and can be purchased online or at the McKinney Performing Arts Center.
In the evening, join other readers for a free lecture and discussion from 7-9 p.m. at the Collin College Central Park Campus Conference Center, 2400 Community Ave. Books will be available for sale and Ann Hood will be available for book signings.
“Read Across McKinney is intended to be a one book/one community program designed to cultivate a culture of reading and bring the community together,” said Spencer Smith, McKinney Public Library Director. “Ann’s novel The Book That Matters Most tells the story of a woman named Ava who joins a book club shortly after her 25-year marriage falls apart and discovers incredible companionship. We hope McKinney readers will find similar friendships in this book club as well.”
The book is also available at both McKinney libraries in print, audio CD and downloadable audio.
Read Across McKinney is sponsored by the Friends of the McKinney Public Library. For more event information and to purchase a ticket to the luncheon, visit the Read Across McKinney web page.
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of more than 168,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.