Beer Tasting & Book Signing with J. Ryan Stradal at Pages Bookstore/Off-site Location
Please join us for a beer tasting and book signing as author J. Ryan Stradal discusses his new novel, The Lager Queen of Minnesota.
Two sisters. One farm. A family is split when their father leaves their shared inheritance entirely to Helen, his younger daughter. Despite baking award-winning pies at the local nursing home, her older sister, Edith, struggles to make a living, and wonders what her life would be like if she had a share of that money. Helen buys a successful brewery with the proceeds, and is rigid as a steel keg, while Edith has a heart as big as the state. In this deeply affecting family saga, resolution can take decades, but it is surprising and moving when it comes.
NOTE: This is a ticketed event, so check website for costs and details.
Where: Los Angeles Ale Works (hosted by Pages Bookstore)
Date: Monday the 5th
Time: 7 pm
Address: 2918 Cerise Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250
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Rachel Howzell Hall & They All Fall Down at Chevalier’s Bookstore
Join us to meet author Rachel Howzell Hall, in conversation with author and critic Steph Cha, who will read and discuss her suspense novel, They All Fall Down. This stand-alone novel brings seven sinners to a private island for a reckoning that will leave you breathless.
Delighted by a surprise invitation, Miriam Macy sails off to a luxurious private island off the coast of Mexico with six other strangers. But they have all been brought to the remote island under false pretenses—and they all harbor a secret. They are trapped in paradise and strange accidents stir suspicions, as one by one… they all fall down.
Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore
Date: Monday the 6th
Time: 7 pm
Address: 126 N. Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Website: http://www. chevaliersbooks.com/rachel-howzell-hall
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Maria Ure & Story Time in Spanish at Pages Bookstore – Kids Event
Join us to hear Maria Ure, founder and director of Spanish in Action, for a Story Time in Spanish. Her approach is radically different from teaching methods commonly seen in school settings, as she personally sits down with the kids and delivers her lessons through song. It’s her innate gift for teaching and ability to create beautiful songs for each lesson that set her apart as a teacher and as a school.
Where: Pages Bookstore
Date: Monday the 8th
Time: 10:30 am
Address: 904 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Conchas y Café Adult Writing Class at Vernon-Washington Memorial Branch Library, LAPL
This writing program for adults, seniors, and Spanish speakers is a 10-week creative writing class offered by the nonprofit DSTL Arts and results in a quarterly anthology of the writing produced in this program. A public reading and release party celebrates the culmination of each 10-week series.
Where: Vernon – Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library
Date: Monday the 10th
Time: 6:30 pm
Address: 4504 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011
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The House of Broken Angels at Evening Book Club Discussion at Pages Bookstore
This month we are discussing Luis Alberto Urrea’s new book, The House of Broken Angels, at our Evening Book Club event. From this Pulitzer Prize finalist we discover a powerful and unforgettable portrait of one Mexican American Family and the American Dream. In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de la Cruz has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But just before the date, his 100-year old mother dies herself, leading a farewell double-header in a single weekend. Among the guests is Big Angel’s half-brother, known as Little Angel, half gringo, who has not actually shared their life, although they have shared a father. This complex family reminds us of what it means to be first generation and live two lives across one border.
Where: Pages Bookstore
Date: Monday the 7th
Time: 7 pm – 8 pm
Address: 9904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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