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Vroman’s Bookstore presents an Afternoon with Louise Penny

Louise Penny Book Talk Sunday September 1st at 3pm

Louise Penny, author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels, presents her latest novel, A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel. 

Catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media, and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du Québec.

It's Gamache's first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter.

As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned. But with a daughter of his own, he finds himself developing a profound, and perhaps unwise, empathy for her distraught father.

Increasingly hounded by the question, how would you feel..., he resumes the search.

As the rivers rise, and the social media onslaught against Gamache becomes crueler, a body is discovered. And in the tumult, mistakes are made.

In the next novel in this "constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves" (New York Times Book Review), Gamache must face a horrific possibility, and a burning question.

What would you do if your child's killer walked free? (Minotaur Books)

This ticketed event will take place at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel located at 929 South Broadway. Los Angeles. Doors open at 2:00pm. Signed books will be handed out at the event. Additional copies and backlist may be available for purchase at the event. 
All books will be pre-signed so there will not be a book signing at the event.



$45.00 + tax (includes one entry and one signed copy of A Better Man)

$55.00 + tax (includes two entries and one signed copy of A Better Man)


A portion of the ticket sales will go to the Music Mends Minds nonprofit.

Music Mends Minds, Inc. (MMM) was founded by Carol and Irwin Rosenstein in 2014. The Rosenstein’s found that when Irwin played the piano, the symptoms of his dementia and Parkinson’s disease were reduced. They wanted to share their discoveries with others and envisioned creating musical ensembles around the world to improve the quality of life, well-being, and cognitive function of seniors.

The mission of MMM is to foster the development of musical support groups to help forestall the progression of diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other forms of cognitive decline. Musical support groups, such as bands and choirs, empower our seniors, increasing their self-worth, confidence, and identity while making music.

MMM also cultivates meaningful networks that connect the patient and medical communities by providing critical emotional support, education, and participation in key research initiatives. If you or someone you know is willing to be a volunteer or a musical volunteer/band leader, and are interested in joining one of our musical support groups or supporting MMM, please email info@musicmendsminds.org.


Event date: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, 90015