Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Did You Ever Have a Family will be one of the major literary events of the fall and I couldn't be more proud to be hosting a lunch with author (and literary agent) Bill Clegg.
Did You Ever Have a Family is both heartbreaking and heartwarming in its examination of family, friendship, and life after tragedy. You will cry and you will recognize the different ways and types of families that make a difference in our lives. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
Come at 11:30 to meet and chat with Bill Clegg prior to sitting down for lunch. We will have lunch at noon and our program will begin at 12:30.
The cost for this event is $60. You will receive a signed first edition of Did You Ever Have a Family, have a delicious lunch, and learn about our plans with A to K, our non-profit literacy partner for 2015.
Please make your reservation today by calling Emilio at the Redondo Beach store (310-542-6000). If you would prefer to make your reservation on-line, you may do so at Brown Paper Ticket.
About Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy
Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy is an off-site event program that invites selected authors to lunch in a personalized setting. Join the Ladies, Lunch and Literacy email list (See join our Email list on the sidebar) if you are interested in:
- Having lunch with new authors. Lunches are held in Los Angeles and San Diego
- Meeting other readers and building a community that loves to learn about, and talk about new books
- Receiving a signed first edition from a promising new writer and creating buzz and book group interest for a debut author
- Supporting a non-profit literacy-based organization with part of the proceeds from our events
- Eating lunch at local, independently owned venues
Our 2015 Non Profit Literacy Partner
The 2015 non-profit beneficiary of our Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy events is A to K LA. Come to any of our events and find out how you can help make a difference!
This literary debut announces the entrance of a new imprint, Scout Press, from Simon & Schuster – and it does so with great panache! This novel begins with a nearly unimaginable tragedy, as Clegg introduces readers to the inhabitants of Wells, Connecticut, weekend home to the very wealthy. These second homes are maintained by the local residents, who, in turn, feel like indentured servants in their own home town. In one such home on the morning of her daughter’s wedding, June Reid’s life is completely destroyed by a fire which ravages her house and takes the life of her daughter, future son-in-law, boyfriend, and ex-husband. Both the aftermath and the events leading up to this tragedy are told from multiple viewpoints including neighbors, the mother of June’s boyfriend, and the inhabitants of Moclips, Washington where June finds herself after a long drive across the country. Did You Ever Have a Family is both heartbreaking and heartwarming in its examination of family, friendship, and life after tragedy. You will cry and you will recognize the different ways and types of families that make a difference in our lives. – Terry
A September Fantastic First pick for the Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy Book Club