Award-winning journalist and the writer and co-producer of the PBS documentary Nuestra Family, Our Family Julia Reynolds discusses Blood in the Fields: Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia Gang.
Wedding officiant-extraordinaire Lisa Francesca and wedding planner-dynamo Alison Hotchkiss Rinderknecht share essential tips for planning a perfect day to celebrate your perfect love with their respective books The Wedding Officiant's Guide: How to Write and Conduct a Perfect Ceremony, Destination Wedding Planner: The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Wedding from Afar, and All the Essen
Not Your Mother's Book Club™ presents #1 New York Times-bestselling author Ransom Riggs in celebration of the paperback release of Hollow City, the follow-up to the haunting novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.
Local author Andrea Weir will be presenting her debut novel , a love story that explores the damage wrought by unacknowledged fear and grief, as well as the futility of trying to control the uncontrollable.
Poet and novelist Steven Nightingale discusses Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God. Called a "rhapsodic paean to the Spanish city" by Kirkus Reviews, Nightingale excavates the rich past of his adopted city and of Al-Andalus, finding a story of utopian ecstasy, political intrigue, religious exaltation, and scorching anguish.
Not Your Mother's Book Club™ presents teacher and librarian Dan Gemeinhart for a reading and discussion about his phenomenal debut novel The Honest Truth. In all the ways that matter, Mark is a normal kid. But in one important way, Mark is not like other kids at all. Mark is sick. The kind of sick some people never get better from.
Recent Wallace Stegner Fellow and current creative writing professor at Stanford University John W. Evans discusses his award-winning memoir Young Widower. In 2007 John and his wife, Katie, set out on a hike through the Carpathian Mountains with friends when Katie became separated from the group. When John finally found her, he could only watch helplessly as she was mauled to death by a brown bear.
Not Your Mother's Book Club™ presents Victoria Aveyard for a reading and discussion of the first book in her exciting new trilogy, Red Queen. With film rights optioned by Universal, Victoria's lush debut tells the sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king's palace. Will her power save her or condemn her?
With pieces featured on various media outlets such as NPR, Town & Country, and AFAR, critically-acclaimed travel writer Susan Van Allen shares her latest essential guide 50 Places in Rome, Florence, and Venice Every Woman Should Go.