Mary Alice Monroe Book Launch




The Lanier Library is excited to host the national launch of New York Times best selling author Mary Alice Monroe’s latest book, The Summer Guests, on June 7th at the Tryon Fine Arts Center.  The Summer Guests is primarily set in the Tryon equestrian community and you may spot some familiar Tryon residents amongst the characters in the book.


“We are extremely grateful to Mary Alice Monroe for partnering with the Lanier Library on this important literary event,” said Peter Franklin, Lanier’s Executive Officer.   “We believe that this book will appeal strongly to members of our community.  Not only is Mary Alice a part-time Tryon resident and member of the Lanier Library, The Summer Guests is set in the Tryon equestrian community and features both equine and canine rescue themes.”


The June 7th event is the first in a series of Lanier Library programs that will feature Mary Alice Monroe along some of her friends who just happen to also be award-winning authors.  More information about upcoming events will be announced at the June 7th event.

Tickets for this fundraiser are available in person at the Library as well as at the Tryon Fine Arts Center box office.  If you would prefer to purchase tickets online you may do so at this link: Mary Alice Monroe Book Launch at Lanier library.  Two levels of tickets are available: $20 for beverage, refreshments, and entrance to the event; $40 for beverage, refreshments, entrance to the event, and a hard-back copy of the book (4 days before it goes on sale to the public!).  All proceeds benefit the Lanier Library.

If you have questions about this event or would like to volunteer to help, please contact Peter Franklin at