Best-selling author and Chardon Native Marilyn Johnson to Speak at Chardon Library

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Marilyn Johnson, New York Times best-selling nonfiction author, is visiting Chardon Library, Wednesday, December 17 at 7 p.m.

Johnson, a Chardon High School 1972 graduate and former Chardon Library page, is pleased to return to her hometown and share her work.

Marilyn Johnson
Photo Caption: Marilyn Johnson, New York Times best-selling nonfiction author, and Chardon High School graduate (1972)

This free program is open to the public, but requires registration on the Geauga Library website under the events calendar section or by calling (440) 285-7601.

Johnson’s current book, Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble, takes readers deep into a fascinating world where human remains, ancient artifacts and a relentless search for a connection with the past are the stuff of everyday existence.

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This former Esquire editor introduces us to a wide variety of real-life progeny of Indiana Joneses as they scour beneath the surface of the globe for our ancestral evidence. From the glamorous landscapes of Machu Picchu and the Mediterranean isles to long-neglected shipwrecks and forgotten graveyards along well-traveled highways, Johnson meets with – and often digs alongside – eminent scholars, educated enthusiasts and even a few abject amateurs, each more colorful than the last.

Johnson will give a short reading from her book, share stories about how it came to be, and will be available for signing copies after the presentation.

Books will be on sale for $25.99. Refreshments will be available.

The Chardon Library is located at 110 East Park Street in Chardon. For more information visit the Geauga County Public Library website.

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