Author Jim Lynch Visits Kent County

On Thursday, March 26, Kent County welcomed Jim Lynch, author of The Highest Tide, the 2009 One Book, One County selected title. Since the announcement of the book selection in January, all of Kent County has been reading and discussing Lynch’s novel about a thirteen-year-old boy making amazing discoveries in the Puget Sound.

Lynch first visited the Kentwood Schuler Books & Music where he signed copies of his book and spoke with readers.

Later Lynch spoke to an audience of nearly 500 at the East Kentwood Fine Arts Auditorium. He discussed his book-writing process, his inspiration for The Highest Tide, the research that went into the novel, and the potential for a movie based on the book. He also spoke briefly about his upcoming novel, Border Songs, to be released this summer.

The audience at last night’s event was eager to ask questions of the author and share their own experiences with the book. Following the program, attendees enjoyed refreshments and had a chance to meet Lynch and have their copies of his book signed.

The Kent District Library would like to thank Jim Lynch for visiting Kent County and sharing his experience. Thank you also to everyone who read The Highest Tide, participated in any One Book, One County event or sponsored the One Book, One County program! We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions for next year’s title.

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