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Words Alive Author Luncheon

Chris Bohjalian

Warwick’s & Words Alive present
Chris Bohjalian
in conversation with Dr. Seth Lerer

Words Alive Author Luncheon

Monday, May 16, 2022 - 11:30am PDT

Farmer and the Seahorse
10996 Torreyana Rd.
San Diego, CA 92121
Words Alive Author Luncheon
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Warwick's and Words Alive's Board of Directors invite you to join us for a joyous celebration of life-long learning at a fundraiser, luncheon, and book talk with bestselling author, Chris Bohjalian, about his newest novel, The Lioness.

Words Alive is thrilled to welcome back bestselling author Chris Bohjalian in discussion of his new riveting novel, The Lioness. Participation options include:

  • In Person. Tickets are limited for the outdoor luncheon and discussion with the author. Options available to reserve a table for you and your guests.
  • Virtual.  Virtual tickets include a copy of the book delivered to your home and a recording of the discussion to view at your leisure.
  • Add-On.  Join Dr. Seth Lerer for a 'virtual book club' discussion about The Lioness.

Chris Bohjalian is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-three books, including Hour of the Witch, The Red Lotus, Midwives, and The Flight Attendant, which has been made into an HBO Max limited series starring Kaley Cuoco. His other books include The Guest Room, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, The Sandcastle Girls, Skeletons at the Feast, and The Double Bind. His novels Secrets of Eden, Midwives, and Past the Bleachers were made into movies, and his work has been translated into more than thirty-five languages. He is also a playwright (Wingspan and Midwives). He lives in Vermont.

Tanzania, 1964. When Katie Barstow, A-list actress, and her new husband, David Hill, decide to bring their Hollywood friends to the Serengeti for their honeymoon, they envision giraffes gently eating leaves from the tall acacia trees, great swarms of wildebeests crossing the Mara River, and herds of zebras storming the sandy plains. Their glamorous guests - including Katie's best friend, Carmen Tedesco, and Terrance Dutton, the celebrated Black actor who stars alongside Katie in the highly controversial film Tender Madness - will spend their days taking photos, and their evenings drinking chilled gin and tonics back at camp, as the local Tanzanian guides warm water for their baths. The wealthy Americans expect civilized adventure: fresh ice from the kerosene-powered ice maker, dinners of cooked gazelle meat, and plenty of stories to tell over lunch back on Rodeo Drive.

What Katie and her glittering entourage do not expect is this: a kidnapping gone wrong, their guides bleeding out in the dirt, and a team of Russian mercenaries herding their hostages into Land Rovers, guns to their heads. As the powerful sun gives way to night, the gunmen shove them into abandoned huts and Katie Barstow, Hollywood royalty, prays for a simple thing: to see the sun rise one more time. A blistering story of fame, race, love, and death set in a world on the cusp of great change, The Lioness is a vibrant masterpiece from one of our finest storytellers.

The Lioness: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385544825
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - May 10th, 2022