Sanibel Public Library Foundation and Macintosh Books welcome bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry who will discuss and sign copies of her newest novel on Monday, May 15. The reception starts at 11 a.m. at Sanibel Public Library.


Patti Callahan Henry is an award-winning New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of sixteen novels, as well as a podcast host. Her The Secret Book of Flora Lea, will be released on May 2, 2023.

“A world war and a fairy tale collide in the British countryside in 1940–and Patti Callahan Henry is the perfect novelist to explore how the living are forever changed. The Secret Book of Flora Lea is a treasure: moving, surprising, and deeply evocative of an England that everyday walked the tightrope between heartbreak and hope.” Review by Chris Bohjalian, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lioness and The Flight Attendant.

 Patti Callahan Henry is the co-host and co-creator of the popular weekly online “Friends and Fiction” live web show and podcast, featuring bestselling authors Mary Kay Andrews, Kristy Woodson Harvey, and Kristin Harmel.

The book signing and reception is supported by MacIntosh Books & Paper a grant from the Sanibel Public Library Foundation. There will be no tickets or reservations required, and no additional cost to attend. Formerly located on Sanibel–for more than 60 years—post-Hurricane Ian—MacIntosh is currently open at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. Books will be available for sale at the Library at the event on May 15, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the SPL Foundation.

To borrow Patti Callahan Henry’s books in print, head to the SPL. Borrow her eBooks via the Hoopla app (no waits or holds) or Libby app.

For information about upcoming in-person and virtual programs for all ages, can be found at the online Calendar at

Sanibel Public Library is located at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Current hours (May 2023) are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Sanibel Public Library cards are available to all residents of Sanibel and Lee County, Florida, at no charge. Visitor library cards are available for a $10 annual fee. For more information about the Sanibel Public Library, call (239) 472-2483.


With support from the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, the SPL launched a series of virtual author talks; a range of talks from bestselling authors and thought leaders.

Click here to Register for: online author talks! Each webinar will include the opportunity for you to ask questions.

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