All Henrico Reads 2019
Henrico County Public Library, Henrico County Public Schools, and the Friends of Henrico County Public Library will host the bestselling and Edgar Award-winning master of legal thrillers, Lisa Scottoline, for the 2019 All Henrico Reads event to be held Wednesday, April 10, 7 PM at Glen Allen High School. The event is free and open to the public. This year's featured title is Scottoline’s 2018 standalone thriller, After Anna. Ms. Scottoline's sharp legal thrillers have entertained millions of readers for twenty-five years and won numerous awards, with over 30 million copies in print and translations available in over 35 countries. In After Anna, a suburban mother becomes an unlikely sleuth, investigating the murder that tore her family apart as her accused husband is tried in court. The 2019 All Henrico Reads selection is a riveting thriller crafted by one of the genre’s enduring masters, and entered the New York Times hardcover fiction Bestseller list at #2 last April.
Ms. Scottoline embarked on her writing career after graduating cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania law school, clerking for judges on a federal appeals court, and working as a litigator in Philadelphia. Her legal acuity and strong female protagonists set her apart from other writers in the genre. She also co-writes the humorous "Chick Wit" column for the Philadelphia Inquirer with her daughter Francesca Serritella. These columns have been anthologized in several books, the most recent being I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses. Lisa Scottoline's unique combination of skillful suspense building, knowledge of the law, and humor will make this year's All Henrico Reads an event to remember.
Get the Book
Our libraries have lots of opportunities to meet and discuss this year's featured title. We hope you will join us!
Author Visit and Book Signing
April 10, Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Glen Allen High School
10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen
In partnership with Henrico County Public Schools and the Friends of Henrico County Public Library, we are proud to host author Lisa Scottoline for an informal discussion of her book and writing career. This event is free and open to the public, and no tickets or admission fee are required. Seating is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
About All Henrico Reads
All Henrico Reads is an annual reading program in which we encourage the Henrico community to all read the same book, then discuss it together—whether at Henrico Library book discussion groups, or on their own—and join us to hear the author speak at a public event. By bringing people together over a common topic, we aim to encourage a sense of community, promote literacy, and foster a love for the connecting power of literature.
Since 2008, we have partnered with Henrico County Public Schools and the Friends of Henrico County Public Library to host the author of our featured book at a public event. We thank them for their support.
Previous All Henrico Reads Titles
2017 — The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
2016 — One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni
2015 — Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
2014 — Guests on Earth by Lee Smith
2013 — The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
2012 — The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
2011 — Wish You Well by David Baldacci
2009 — Feed by M.T. Anderson
2008 — How the García Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
2007 — Kindred by Octavia Butler