Join us for an exciting afternoon with local authors! Our authors for June will be presenting a deeply moving memoir, a wild sci-fi thriller, and the biography of a giant in Southern California development!
Sara Truitt presents and signs More: A Memoir of Hungers
In this revealing memoir the author, a psychotherapist specializing in eating disorders, adds to the knowledge about hunger by tracing her own struggles, and in the course of this journey she redefines for herself and the reader the meaning of wanting more.
F. Howard Billings presents and signs When Gods War
The stone-age, cave-like beings of Zeon have certain death coming straight at them in the form of the neighboring planet Tareon. Zeon and Tareon orbit their sun in opposite directions, and every time they pass each other, Tareon draws Zeon closer and closer to Tareons own orbit path. With no technology and only just beginning to discover electricity, the Zeons have no chance for survival. Follow the family of Kairn; his wife, Rayelle; teenage daughter Evene; and younger son Trillo as they and the other two million Zeons try to survive the convergence of planets. When Gods War (Roman Candle) is a war of worlds not between the peoples of those worlds but between the planets themselves. And the two million simple beings of Zeon are caught in the middle. With no technology and no hope, all two million Zeons just might die, until one day, a lucky few of them discover something that just might change everything.
Richard M. Nordin presents and signs The Iron Fist: The Immigrant Journey of J. B. Leonis to Riches and Power in Southern California
In 1889, a teenage seminary student in the Basque Country of France receives a letter from his powerful uncle in California to come join him and quickly agrees. His uncle, a man referred to as The King of Calabasas for his control of thousands of acres, needs an heir. Unfortunately for the young Jean Baptiste Leonis, his uncle is killed shortly after his nephew's arrival. The young man was left without any benefit of his uncle's estate and must start again in a land of strangers. Fifteen years later, the young man, now known as J. B., starts a unique city--first focused on booze and sports then on building factories and jobs, but like so many, he was never interested in the family homes and neighborhoods of other developers. His rise to power in twentieth-century California and the riches that came with his hard work and vision were met with praise, attacks, and family scandal. He remained stubbornly true to his vision till his last breath.