Glen Ridge Public Library and Glen Ridge Book Club to Host New York Times Best-selling-Author Lisa Wingate


Lisa Wingate, the author of the long-running national bestseller “Before We Were Yours,” will be visiting Glen Ridge next Wednesday evening, May 29th, at the Glen Ridge Country Club.

Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and bestselling author of more than twenty novels. Her work has won or been nominated for many awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, the Utah Library Award, The Carol Award, the Christy Award, and the RT Booklovers Reviewer’s Choice Award. The group Americans for More Civility, a kindness watchdog organization, selected Lisa along with six others as recipients of the National Civics Award, which celebrates public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life. Booklist summed up her work by saying, “Lisa Wingate is, quite simply, a master storyteller.”

Doors for this evening event will open at 6pm and Lisa Wingate will begin her presentation at 7pm. A Q&A will follow with the chance for audience members to ask questions. Ms. Wingate will also sign copies of her book. A trade-paperback copy of Before We Were Yours is included in the ticket price as well as light refreshments. A cash bar will also be available to of-age attendees.

A ticket is required to attend the event and may be purchased in advance through the following link or through the Glen Ridge Public Library website. Any questions about the event may be directed to

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