National Reading Group Month

NRGM_Logo OCTOBER 6, 2012 – 2:00 – 4:00 PM 
This year the San Francisco Chapter will celebrate NRGM in collaboration with Litquake during its kick-off weekend!

Celebrating the Joy of Shared Reading

Enjoy the ambiance of French wine and cheese, reception and book signings. A FREE event.

BOOKS, INC. OPERA PLAZA, 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco 

Hear A Panel Of Authors With Savoir Faire: Three Historical Fiction Authors!

Anita Amirrezvani by Rex Bonomelli

Anita Amirrezvani by Rex Bonomelli

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 by Corina Bernstein

Amanda Coplin by Corina Bernstein

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

C. W. Gortner

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. 


  1. Cheers to everyone supporting Women’s National Book Association, National Reading Group Month, LitQuake, and San Francisco!

    Congratulations to featured authors Anita Amirrezvani, Equal of the Sun; Amanda Coplin, The Orchardist; Christopher W. Gortner, The Queen’s Vow; moderator: Amanda McTigue, Going to Solace

    Cheers to everyone involved with JOIE DE LIVRE! especially committee chair Kate Farrell (Wisdom Has a Voice: Every Daughter’s Memories of Mother) and all board members and committee members!

    Teresa LeYung-Ryan, author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days; author of Love Made of Heart (mother-daughter love story recommended by CA Reading Assn. and CA School Library Assn.)

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