The DCA is proud to partner with Barrett Bookstore to bring a variety of authors to the DCA for these book signings.
Upcoming book talks and signings
At this year’s DCA Annual Meeting, Kristen Harnisch will celebrate the launch of her second historical novel, The California Wife.
In The California Wife, Harnisch’s sweeping, poignant stand-alone sequel to The Vintner’s Daughter, the Lemieux family’s ambition to establish an American winemaking dynasty takes Sara and Philippe from pastoral Napa, to the Paris World’s Fair and into the colorful heart of early 20th-century San Francisco.
Kristen Harnisch drew upon her extensive research and her experiences
living in San Francisco and visiting the Napa Valley, the Loire Valley and Paris to create the story for The California Wife and her first novel, The Vintner’s Daughter. Ms. Harnisch is an internationally-published author who has a degree in economics from Villanova University and currently resides in Darien with her husband and three children.
The event will be preceded by several minutes of DCA business, but is open to the public.
Reservations are requested for this General Programs event.
Books will be available for sale courtesy of Barrett Bookstore at the event.
Reservations are requested for this event.
Books will be available for sale at this event.
Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game is the first book to fully capture the story of the exotic and exciting game of Mah Jongg, offering an intimate look at the history of the game as well as the visual beauty of the tiles. Authors Ann Israel and Gregg Swain set out to create a book that chronicles the early beginnings of the game and documents Mah Jongg sets from the most basic to the most outrageous and opulent sets.
Jay Nordlinger, author of Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators
Tuesday, April 26th
$5 DCA members
$10 Public price
Reservations are requested.
Books will be available for sale courtesy of Barrett Bookstore.
What’s it like to be the son or daughter of a dictator? Jay Nordlinger, a senior editor and a book fellow at the National Review, set out to answer that question. He looks into the families of the worst of the worst: Stalin, Mao, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, and so on.
Some of the kids are down-the-line loyalists. Some even succeed their father as dictator (as in North Korea and Syria). Some have doubts. A few defect. All are rocked by prison, war, exile, and the like. These men and women lead all too interesting lives and from this new book, we learn a little more about tyranny, freedom, fate, choice, and people.
Recent book signings
This event is sponsored in conjunction
with Barrett Bookstore.
(Photo credit Peter Urban)
Author Kristen Harnisch
The Vintner’s Daughter
Friday, September 19th, 2014