Considered the 1st - & by many the best – detective novel ever written, this book debuted originally in serialized form in 1868. I mention this because it should not be thought of as historical fiction: its depiction of the crime & its resolution are not quaint but contemporary. The myriad scientific advantages that present day crime solvers (both real & fictional) have were not even dreamt of when this was written & that just makes this book even more enjoyable. The crime & its unraveling are told by many voices over a year’s time, & proves, among other things, that great mysteries do not have to a) have bodies strewn all over the place; b) have a detective in constant peril of being beaten to a pulp – or worse – and c) do not need to be solved overnight. A delight from beginning to end.
Vroman’s presents Sandra Tsing Loh discussing and signing Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones (at All Saints Church)
05/01/2014 7:00 pm
132 N Euclid Ave
All Saints Church forum
This is not your grandmother’s menopause story. In The Madwoman in the Volvo Loh speaks hilariously and candidly about her life as a mother, daughter, and artist. She recounts her journey through a tumultuous time of life, trying to maintain appearances during an epic hormonal change. The relatable, everyday perils displayed throughout this book include: the pressures of keeping her daughters off Facebook while managing the legal and marital hijinks of her eighty-nine-year-old dad and a despairing withdrawal to a tiny cabin where she combined wine and Ambien, paralyzing her arm into a claw.
- Event location: All Saints Church, 132 N Euclid Ave, Pasadena
- This is a ticketed event. Admission is $27.00 + tax (includes one copy of Madwoman in the Volvo and two tickets.) Please call 626-449-5320 for tickets, or visit our Will Call Department.