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Gwinnett Public Libraries gearing up for fundraiser

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Photo: Alison Rosa Author Karin Slaughter plans to visit Barnes and Noble in Peachtree Corners on Saturday to benefit the Gwinnett County Public Library.

IF YOU GO

What: Karin Slaughter book signing, meet and greet

When: 3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Barnes & Noble in The Forum on Peachtree Parkway, 5141 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners

Cost: Free to attend

For more information: Visit www.gwinnettpl.org

PEACHTREE CORNERS -- As part of the library's Meet the Author Series, Atlanta native Karin Slaughter will have a book talk and signing featuring her new book, "Unseen," as a part of the Peachtree Corners' Barnes & Noble's Bookfair to benefit the Gwinnett County Public Library at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The international best-selling author of thrillers and library advocate stopped by the same Barnes & Noble last year for the same cause. The event -- which drew more than 100 people from around the state, and even one reader from Pennsylvania -- served as a fundraiser for the system, which has faced budget cuts in recent years.

"Unseen" is a story that "pits detectives, lovers and enemies against one another in an unforgettable standoff between righteous courage and deepest evil," according to a press release.

The story follows Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, whose latest case has him posing as Bill Black, a scary ex-con who rides a motorcycle around Macon.

While undercover, Trent's love interest, Sara Linton, also finds herself in Macon because her stepson was killed in his home.

Along the way, Linton finds herself involved in the same case that Trent is working on without even knowing it, and trouble brews for the couple.

Customers who mention the library while checking out at the Peachtree Corners store can benefit the library with their purchases starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Slaughter is a New York Times best-selling author of 12 novels, including "Fallen," "Broken," "Undone," "Fractured," "Beyond Reach," "Triptych" and "Faithless."

A portion of all books sales goes back to GCPL.