Join us at La Grande Orange Café for this special Literaries Who Lunch event celebrating author Edan Lepucki and the release of her latest book Woman No. 17.
About Woman No. 17: A sinister, sexy noir about art, motherhood, and the intensity of female friendships, set in the posh hills above Los Angeles, from the New York Times bestselling author of California. High in the Hollywood Hills, writer Lady Daniels has decided to take a break from her husband. Left alone with her children, she's going to need a hand taking care of her young son if she's ever going to finish her memoir. In response to a Craigslist ad, S arrives, a magnetic young artist who will live in the secluded guest house out back, care for Lady's toddler, Devin, and keep a watchful eye on her older, teenage son, Seth. S performs her day job beautifully, quickly drawing the entire family into her orbit, and becoming a confidante for Lady. But in the heat of the summer, S's connection to Lady's older son takes a disturbing, and possibly destructive, turn. And as Lady and S move closer to one another, the glossy veneer of Lady's privileged life begins to crack, threatening to expose old secrets that she has been keeping from her family. Meanwhile, S is protecting secrets of her own, about her real motivation for taking the job. S and Lady are both playing a careful game, and every move they make endangers the things they hold most dear. Darkly comic, twisty and tense, this mesmerizing new novel defies expectation and proves Edan Lepucki to be one of the most talented and exciting voices of her generation. (Hogarth Press)
“In Woman No. 17, Lepucki has crafted an intricate, gripping story of people behaving very badly. You will want to race to the end to see what happens, but don't cheat yourself. This book deserves to be savored -gorgeously written, darkly comic, smart and thrilling.”
- CYNTHIA D'APRIX SWEENEY, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest
“Woman No. 17 fizzes with references to contemporary culture and sparks with larger, timeless questions: Where is the line between performance and identity? What separates life from art? And can we ever escape the gravitational pull of our parents? Edan Lepucki shows herself to be a sharp-eyed chronicler of our modern world.”
- CELESTE NG, New York Times bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You
The La Grande Orange Café located at 260 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena. Seating is very limited and sure to go soon so sign up ASAP.
Cost is $42.00 + tax - includes lunch and one hardcover copy of Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki.
To sign up stop by the Vroman’s Will Call department or call us at 626-449-5320.
We will not be taking reservations or selling tickets online for this one.