JOIE DE LIVRE!
Celebrating the Joy of Shared Reading
Enjoy the ambiance of French wine and cheese, reception and book signings. A FREE event.
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Hear A Panel Of Authors With Savoir Faire: Three Historical Fiction Authors!
Anita Amirrezvani, Equal of the Sun
From the author of the internationally bestselling The Blood of Flowers comes a compulsively readable and gorgeously crafted tale of power, loyalty, intrigue, and love in the royal court of sixteenth-century Iran. Simon & Schuster, Release: June 5, 2012. Read more here.
Amanda Coplin, The Orchardist
A debut novel, Amanda Coplin skillfully illuminates life in the early twentieth-century Pacific Northwest, deftly blending tenderness and violence in a quiet yet deeply moving story. HarperCollins, Release: August 21, 2012. Read more here.
C. W. Gortner, The Queen’s Vow
Isabella of Castile is the most famous queen in history after Elizabeth I. Gortner counters the traditional view of Isabella as a fanatic, depicting her contentious relationship with Fray Torquemada and her deep reluctance to sanction the Inquisition. Ballantine Books/Random House, Release: June 12, 2012. Read more here.
Panel Moderator: Amanda McTigue, Going to Solace
A debut novel set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. McTigue hails from a long line of talkers and will guide our panel discussion. Going to Solace, HarperDavis, Release: August 15, 2012. Read more here.
Gold Sponsor: HarperCollins Publishers,Harper, Harper Paperbacks, Harper Perennial, Amistad, Ecco, William Morrow, William Morrow Paperbacks (2007 Founding Sponsor)
The sponsors and partners of National Reading Group Month are committed to celebrating the joy of shared reading — and to reading groups everywhere. The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) thanks them for their invaluable support and generosity.