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Literary Lunch Adventure with beloved book club author Susan Meisser (Orange County, CA)

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST

Adventures by the Book® is coming to Orange County, and we are excited to celebrate our inaugural event with beloved SoCal author, Susan Meissner, author of such perennial book club favorites as Secrets of a Charmed Life, Fall of Marigolds, The Shape of Mercy, and A Bridge Across the Ocean. Over a delicious fajita luncheon at Claim Jumper Restaurant, Susan will discuss her new novel, As Bright As Heaven. Set in Philadelphia during the Great War, Susan relates another of history's rarely remembered moments, this time, the deadliest…

Bad Hombres and Malas Mujeres

March 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

Join us for a moderated discussion on the impact of the current regime on immigrant writers' lives and their creative process. The discussion will explore how immigrant voices can prevail and advance the cause of cultural curiosity, and affirm the vibrant and radical diversity that historically has defined the country. Cosponsored with UCSD’s SPACES.

Literary Tea Adventure with award-winning author Mark Sarvas (San Diego, CA)

March 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm PDT

We are thrilled to announce our Spring 2018 Literary Tea Adventurefeaturing Mark Sarvas, highly acclaimed author of the debut novel, Harry, Revised. Join us as we celebrate his second book, Memento Park, the story of a son who begins to unravel the story of his father after he acquires a mysterious piece of art. You won't want to miss this decadent event at the historic Westgate Hotel with this literary master. Over books, bubbly, and delectable tea treats like crab cakes, scones, & seasonal berries we…

Mystery Books & Brews Adventure with NYT bestselling author J.A. Jance (San Diego)

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Adventures by the Book® is excited to announce the second in our Mystery Books & Brews series with our favorite bookselling friends at Mysterious Galaxy, where murder, mayhem, mystery, and much more, rule! And we couldn’t be more pleased to feature New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance! If you love mystery books and beer (and really, who doesn’t?), then make sure to join us at Gordon Biersch Brewery in Mission Valley on Friday, March 23rd! As you enjoy lunch, J.A. Jance will discuss her exciting new book, Duel to the…

The Golden Son Library Adventure with NYT bestselling author Shilpi Gowda (Carlsbad, CA)

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT

Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with the Carlsbad City Library for a Free Library Adventure with bestselling author, Shilpi Somaya Gowda. Join us we delve into Shilpi's latest novel, The Golden Son, an unforgettable story of family, responsibility, love, honor, tradition, and identity, in which two childhood friends—a young doctor and a newly married bride—must balance the expectations of their culture and their families with the desires of their own hearts. As a child of immigrant parents, Shilpi has a deeply personal perspective…

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