Vroman’s presents author Pico Iyer to discuss and sign “Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells.” This book is a far-reaching exploration of Japanese history and culture and a moving meditation on impermanence, mortality, and grief. Pico Iyer was born in Oxford Englad in 1972, to paretns from India, and educated at Eton, Oxford, and Harvard. He has been writing books since 1986.
Come to Vroman’s for a celebration of local authors! This event will feature three local authors who will be discussing and signing their works. Kevin Foster presents and signs “The Gospel According to Song of Solomon: A Fruitful Marriage,” a glimpse into the Song of Solomon and a must read for the lover of Christ who are single, married, seeking marriage, or for the inquiring heart. Maria A. Nodarse presents and signs “Approaching Freedom: An Exile’s Quest for a New Self,” a probing tale of an exile’s quest for a new self that follows Maria Nodarse’s journey from her arrival as a Cuban political refugee in 1960s America to her return to her native land in 1979. Beverley Clarkson presents and signs It’s of “No Consequence,” which tells the stories of three generations of women born from the same ancestral line; yet separated by vastly different and inequitable life experiences.
Genre: Memoir, Healing | Self-Help | Motivational
Skylight Books presents author Pete Holmes with Rob Bell to discuss and sign “Comedy Sex God.” Holmes shares poignant and hilarious stories about climbing the comedy ladder and honing his crafts, as well as delving into the dating world, post-divorce, all while embarking on a soul-seeking journey.
Location: The Largo at the Coronet Theater, 1818 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Come out for an evening with writer Mieke Eerkens and “All Ships Follow Me: A Family Memoir of War Across Three Continents” at Vroman’s. This book moves from Indonesia to the Netherlands to the United States, and spans generations, as Mieke recounts her parents’ lives during and just after the war, and travels with them in the present day to the sites of their childhood in an attempt to understand their experiences and how it formed them. “All Ships Follow Me” is a deeply personal, sweeping saga of the wounds of war, and the way trauma can be passed down through generations.
Join Abba Gony Mustafa at Last Bookstore for a discussion and signing of “iVillager – My Lifetime Journey from Kokoland to America.” This book shares the purposeful journey of a Kokolander to the land of America, discovering enlightenment about the world. Genre: Memoir
Come out for an evening with writer Dean Kuipers and “The Deer Camp: A Memoir of a Father, a Family, and the Land That Healed Them” at Vroman’s. Dean Kuipers weaves a beautiful and surprising story about the restorative power of land and of his own family, which so desperately needed healing. Heartwarming and profound, “The Deer Camp” is the perfect story of fathers, sons, and the beauty and magic of the natural world.
Join Tembi Locke at Amici Brentwood for a discussion and signing of “From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home.” A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour.
Location: Amici Brentwood, 2538 San Vicente Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90402
Vroman’s presents writer Ani DiFranco to discuss “No Walls and the Recurring Dream.” This novel recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of music, feminism, political activism, storytelling, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and much more into an inspiring whole. Valarie Kaur will join DiFranco in conversation.
Location: Pasadena Presbyterian Church
585 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101