(BATESVILLE, AR) – The Independence County Library Friends Foundation is pleased to present “A Novel Affair with Rick Bragg” on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Batesville Community Center. The evening will include dinner, an author talk, a Q&A and a book signing. Bragg is the author of two critically acclaimed and best-selling books, All Over but the Shoutin’ and Ava’s Man. He also garnered a Pulitzer Prize for journalism as a national correspondent at The New York Times. Tickets are $45 each, and tables of 8 are $360. Doors will open at 5:30, followed by dinner at 6:00. Copies of Bragg’s books can be purchased in advance at the Independence County Library Sara Low Book Store. The Independence County Library Friends Foundation is a group of people interested in helping promote and expand the reaches of the Independence County Library. For more information, visit facebook.com/iclfriends. To join, please contact library director Vanessa Adams at vanessa@indcolib.com.