A Lineup of Literary Heavyweights For ‘Fridays at Five’

Journalist Carl Bernstein spoke in front of a capacity crowd as paet of the Hampton Library's Fridays at Five series last summer. Michael Heller photos

The 34th season of Fridays at Five is upon us, and its authors are standing at the ready.

Starting June 29, the reading and talkback series kicks off at the Hampton Library with Alice McDermott, who will discuss her novel “The Ninth Hour,” one of the New York Times’s 100 most notable books of 2017.

The series will continue on July 6 with “When Life Gives You Lululemons” by Lauren Weisberger, with Bonnie Grice; “Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend” by Meryl Gordon on July 13; “Opening Belle” by Maureen Sherry on July 20; and “The President is Missing” by James Patterson on July 27.

Ken Auletta kicks off the next month of readings on August 3 with his most recent book “Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (And Everything Else),” followed by “The Client Decides” by Martin London on August 10; “Leonardo da Vinci” by Walter Isaacson on August 17; and “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee with Bill McCuddy.

“As a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and aNew York Times Best Seller, Lee tackles everything good novels do and raises the question, ‘What does it mean to be part of a nation?’” according to a press release.

Each reading will begin at 5 p.m. and, weather permitting, will be held in the rear garden of the library, located at 2478 Main Street in Bridgehampton. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $25, or $100 for five readings, and beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information, please call 631-537-0015 or e-mail info@hamptonlibrary.org.