Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy


Our next lunch is at Petros Manhattan Beach on Friday, May 1



Lunch with Gwendolyn Womack at Petros Manhattan Beach  
451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach
Friday, May 1, 2015 
Please come at 11:30 to meet and chat with debut author Gwendolyn Womack. 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 The Memory Painter, have a delicious lunch, and learn about our new 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.

If you would like begin reading The Memory Painter before the May 1 lunch, you can pick up your copy at the Redondo Beach location when it goes on sale on April 28. Make arrangements with Emilio via email or phone (310-542-6000) between 9am and 5pm during the week.


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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 will be announced on March 20. 

Come to any of our events and find out how you can help make a difference!

Book List

The Memory Painter (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781250053039
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Picador, 4/2015
The Memory Painter has everything I look for in a book: smart characters, great pacing, interesting ideas, a bit of romance, and something out of the ordinary. Linz Jacobs and Bryan Pierce are both brilliant and successful in their own fields. Bryan is an accomplished and famous artist with many secrets, only some of which are related to his painting. Linz has always excelled in everything she does. She currently works for her father’s mega-pharmaceutical company as a neurogeneticist who is dedicated to finding out how memories are made. When the two meet, there is an instant connection … one that spans many lifetimes (though only one of them realizes this), and it is this connection that helps them solve a number of mysteries … in the present and in the past. The Memory Painter kept me engrossed every step of the way. My only question is how will Womack top this excellent debut?