Tuesday, April 4 Author Talk: Jane Hamilton – The Excellent Lombards, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Notable author Jane Hamilton visits Wilton Library to discuss her latest novel, The Excellent Lombards. Mary Frances ‘Frankie’ Lombard is fiercely in love with her family’s sprawling apple orchard and the tangled web of family members who inhabit it. However change is inevitable, and threats of urbanization, disinheritance, and college applications shake the foundation of Frankie’s roots. As Frankie is forced to shed her childhood fantasies and face the possibility of losing the idyllic future she had envisioned for her family, she must decide whether loving something means clinging tightly or letting go. Jane Hamilton is the author of The Book of Ruth, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for first fiction, and A Map of the World, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and named one of the top ten books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, the Miami Herald, and People. Both The Book of Ruth and A Map of the World have been selections of Oprah’s Book Club. Hamilton lives and writes in an orchard farmhouse in Wisconsin. Q&A will follow the talk. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Book signing and purchase will be available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.