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Hotel Laguna

Nicola Harrison

Warwick’s presents
Nicola Harrison
in conversation with Georgie Blalock

Hotel Laguna

Thursday, June 29, 2023 - 7:30pm PDT

Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
Hotel Laguna
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$29+tax: One reserved seat and one copy of HOTEL LAGUNA, to be picked up at Warwick's the evening of the event

This event is free and open to the public; free seating is subject to available space. Limited open seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure seating, we encourage you to pre-order one book per seat through Warwick’s for everyone in your party.

On Thursday, June 29th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Nicola Harrison as she discusses and signs her new book, Hotel Laguna, in conversation with Georgie Blalock. Born in England, Nicola Harrison moved to CA where she received a BA in Literature at UCLA before moving to NYC and earning an MFA in creative writing at Stony Brook. She is a member of The Writers Room, has short stories published in The Southampton Review and Glimmer Train and articles in Los Angeles Magazine and Orange Coast Magazine. She was the fashion and style staff writer for Forbes, had a weekly column at Lucky Magazine and is the founder of a personal styling business, Harrison Style.

Guaranteed Reserved Seating is available when Hotel Laguna is pre-ordered from Warwick's through the linked green "Reserve Seats Here" button above. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

In 1942, Hazel Francis left Wichita, Kansas for California, determined to do her part for the war effort. At Douglas Aircraft, she became one of many "Rosie the Riveters," helping construct bombers for the U. S. military. But now the war is over, men have returned to their factory jobs, and women like Hazel have been dismissed, expected to return home to become wives and mothers.

Unwilling to be forced into a traditional woman's role in the Midwest, Hazel remains on the west coast, and finds herself in the bohemian town of Laguna Beach. Desperate for work, she accepts a job as an assistant to famous artist Hanson Radcliff. Beloved by the locals for his contributions to the art scene and respected by the critics, Radcliff lives under the shadow of a decades old scandal that haunts him.

Working hard to stay on her cantankerous employer's good side, Hazel becomes a valued member of the community. She never expected to fall in love with the rhythms of life in Laguna, nor did she expect to find a kindred spirit in Jimmy, the hotel bartender whose friendship promises something more. But Hazel still wants to work with airplanes - maybe even learn to fly one someday. Torn between pursuing her dream and the dream life she has been granted, she is unsure if giving herself over to Laguna is what her heart truly wants.

Georgie Blalock is a history lover and movie buff who loves combining her different passions through historical fiction, and a healthy dose of period piece films. When not writing, she can be found prowling the non-fiction history section of the library or the British film listings on Netflix or in the dojo training for her next black belt rank.

Hotel Laguna: A Novel By Nicola Harrison Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781250277381
Availability: Usually Ships From Store in 3-5 Business Days
Published: St. Martin's Press - June 20th, 2023