Popular Southern Author Lisa Patton to Speak at FLPL

By  | August 22, 2018 | Filed under: News

Lisa Patton

FLORENCE-​Popular Southern author Lisa Patton will visit Florence-Lauderdale Public Library on September 10 and 11 for two special events, one ticketed and one free. The ticketed event will be on Monday, September 10 at 5:30 pm. The $40 ticket will include dinner and a copy of  Patton’s latest book ​Rush​. A free event will take place on September 11 at 11:30 am. Books will be available to purchase at the free event.


Lisa Patton spent over twenty years in the music industry before discovering her passion for novel writing. A breast cancer survivor, Lisa is now the bestselling author of the beloved Dixie series, which includes ​Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’Easter​, ​Yankee Doodle Dixie​, and ​Southern as a Second Language​. Born and raised in Memphis, Lisa now lives in Nashville, TN.


Lisa’s new novel, ​Rush​, is set inside a fictional sorority house at Ole Miss. The book provides not only a gaze inside the most exclusive sorority recruitment in the country, but at the relationships between the sisters and the staff.


Fannie Flagg, the ​New York Times ​bestselling author of ​Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café​,​ ​said of the book, “​There’s not a better Southern author writing today than Lisa Patton.

Funny, touching, and full of twists and turns. I couldn’t have loved it more.”


Tickets for the September 10 event must be purchased in advance and are available at www.flpl.org/rush and at the library.

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