Elin Hilderbrand

Elin Hilderband

The recording of Elin Hilderbrand's AViD event will remain available to view through Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

Wednesday, June 9, 7:00 PM, Zoom


Elin Hilderbrand is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and the Iowa Writers Workshop. She has become known as “The Queen of Beach Reads,” having written more than 20 novels, including romance novels, murder mysteries, historical fiction, and more. She’s perhaps most well-known for her “Summer Books,” including Summer of ’69, The Identicals, and The Perfect Couple. Her newest book, Golden Girl, is set to come out in June. Other series include The Winter Street Series and the recently concluded Paradise trilogy.

Her most recent novel, 28 Summers, is about a love affair that spans several decades. Mallory Blessing was a young woman when she met her brother’s friend, Jake McCloud. Over the next several years, Jake and Mallory form a bond that will persevere – through marriage, children, and Jake’s wife’s eventual rise to White House hopeful. Now, as Mallory is on her deathbed, her son Link uncovers the truth of their one-weekend-per-year affair, and everyone learns the way the relationship complicates and enriches their lives.