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Rebecca Makkai & Andi Teran - "Music for Wartime & Ana of California"

Rebecca Makkai & Andi Teran - "Music for Wartime & Ana of California"

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 7:30pm PDT

7812 Girard Avenue

Moran & HughesWarwick's is excited to host a double presentation from two fiction pioneers on Monday, July 6th at 7:30pm. Rebecaa Makkai will present her short story collection, Music for Wartime and Andi Teran will present her debut novel and contemporary retelling of Anne of Green GablesAna of California. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

Jan Moran


Music for Wartime

The acclaimed writer returns with a highly anticipated collection of short stories marked with her signature mix of intelligence, wit, and heart. A reality show producer manipulates two contestants into falling in love, while her own relationship falls apart. Just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a young boy has a revelation about his father's past when a renowned Romanian violinist plays a concert in their home. In an unnamed country, a composer records the folk songs of two women from a village on the brink of destruction. 

Makkai has been anthologized four times in The Best American Short Stories as well as The Best American Nonrequired Reading. These wide-ranging and deeply moving stories -- some inspired by her family history -- will delight her many fans, as well as readers of Lorrie Moore, Jim Shepard, and Karen Russell.

 

 

 

 

 

Anita Hughes

Ana of California

In the grand tradition of Anne of Green Gables, Bridget Jones's Diary, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport, Andi Teran's captivating debut novel offers a contemporary twist on a beloved classic.

Fifteen-year-old orphan Ana Cortez has just blown her last chance with a foster family. It's a group home next -- unless she agrees to leave East Los Angeles for a farm trainee program in Northern California. When she first arrives, Ana can't tell a tomato plant from a blackberry bush, and Emmett Garber is skeptical that this slight city girl can be any help on his farm. His sister Abbie, however, thinks Ana might be just what they need.

Ana comes to love Garber Farm, and even Emmett has to admit that her hard work is an asset. But when she inadvertently stirs up trouble in town, Ana is afraid she might have ruined her last chance at finding a place to belong.

 

 

 

Ana of California: A Novel By Andi Teran Cover Image
$16.00
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ISBN: 9780143126492
Published: Penguin Books - June 30th, 2015

Music for Wartime: Stories By Rebecca Makkai Cover Image
$26.95
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ISBN: 9780525426691
Published: Viking - June 23rd, 2015