This month the Nantucket Atheneum hosts a broad selection of renowned authors with topics ranging from making New York City home to the private life of socialite Bunny Mellon, there is something for everyone.
Cherie Burns has been a feature journalist since 1975. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Glamour, among other publications. She has written four books, most recently Diving for Starfish, which chronicles the histories surrounding three spectacular starfish brooches created before the Second World War. The book is a remarkable account of one of the world’s most alluring pieces of jewelry.
(Burns will speak in the Great Hall on Friday, July 6 at 8 P.M. Free admission.)
Adam Gopnik is a writer and a essayist. He has been a staff writer for the New Yorker since 1986. He has written many bestselling books including The Table Comes First, Angels and Ages and Paris to the Moon. His most recent book, a memoir, entitled At The Strangers’ Gate is a portrait of his move to New York City in the 1980s. Gopnik is that rare breed of writer who can write about a vast range of topics with fluency and authority.
(Gopnik will speak at the Great Harbor Yacht Club on Monday, July 16. $25 admission, tickets on sale at the library or online. )
(Gordon will speak in the Great Hall on Wednesday July 18 at 8 P.M. Free admission.)
Island resident Dr. Rocco Monto has written The Fountain, a bestselling book on aging. Monto is an award-winning orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is an expert on health, aging, diet, nutrition, and fitness. Monto is internationally recognized for his pioneering clinical research on orthobiologics. The Fountain is a practical and scientifically based anti-aging guide packed with useful information and actionable advice.
(Monto will speak in the Great Hall on Tuesday July 31 at 8 P.M. Free admission.)