New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice will discuss her book “Last Night” in Tolland on Feb. 24

Luanne Rice, the New York Times bestselling author of 38 novels, will discuss her latest book, “Last Night,” in a free talk at the Tolland Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 1 p.m.
The book talk is being sponsored at the library at 21 Tolland Green in Tolland by the Tolland Public Library Foundation as part of its long-running Eaton-Dimock-King Authors Series.
Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Register using the online events calendar at or by calling the library at 860-871-3620.
Several of Rice’s books, including “Crazy in Love,” “Blue Moon,” Follow the Stars Home,” “Silver Bells” and “Beach Girls,” have been adapted for television by Lifetime, the Hallmark Hall of Fame and other networks.
“Last Night” is a breathtaking thriller about a family shaken by lies, vengeance, and a cold-blooded crime that takes place at the legendary Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. A fierce blizzard is burying the eastern seaboard as renowned artist Maddie Morrison takes refuge at the stately hotel after a contentious divorce. Hours later, her body is found under a blanket of snow and her little daughter, CeCe, has disappeared.
Detective Conor Reid investigates the crime amid an atmosphere of greed, rage, and revenge.
Rice’s books often center on love, family, nature, and the sea. They have been translated into more than 30 languages. Rice, who lives on the Connecticut shoreline, has received honorary degrees from Connecticut College and St. Joseph University. She also received the 2014 Connecticut Governor’s Arts Award for excellence and lifetime achievement as a literary artist.
The Library Foundation has sponsored the authors series since 2011. It has brought Pulitzer Prize winners Dan Barry, Susan Campbell and Steven G. Smith to the Tolland library as well as authors Kristan Higgins, Lucy Neale Hurston, Caragh O’Brien, Jane Haddam, Dawn Metcalf and Susan Schoenberger.

Novelist Luanne Rice