Warwick's is hosting screenwriter and professor of writing at UCSD, Stephen Metcalfe in conversation with Lacy Crawford on Tuesday, August 9th at 7:30pm to discuss and sign his new novel The Practical Navigator. Stephen Metcalfe wrote the production drafts for Pretty Woman, Dangerous Minds and Mr. Holland's Opus, among others. His stage plays have been produced in New York and at theaters throughout the US, Europe and Japan. He is an Associate Artist at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and has been an adjunct professor in dramatic writing at University of California at San Diego, University of San Diego and San Diego State University.Lacy Crawford is a San Diego-based author. Her novel, Early Decision an acclaimed satire of the college admissions process, was Good Housekeeping Book of the Month, Chicago Tribune Editor's Choice, and twice a People Pick. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.
Michael Hodge has been many things in life. A surfer. A husband. A father. A son. A business owner. A lover. Abandoned.
Ever since Michael’s wife, Anita, ran off leaving him to raise their child on his own, he has been struggling to pick up the pieces. And after seven years, he’s finally starting to put his life back together. He has given up his dream of surfing and now manages his own construction business, he works hard to be the best father possible to his autistic son, and he’s falling for a new woman. But when Anita returns to town unannounced wanting to be a part of their lives again, and his mother begins showing early signs of Alzheimer’s, Michael’s carefully reconstructed world begins to fall apart. Now, Michael must decide whether or not to give Anita a second chance or to protect his son, and himself, from being hurt yet again.
With pitch perfect emotion and a beautiful portrayal of the relationship between a father and son, Stephen Metcalfe has drawn a rich and layered portrait of what it means to be a family and what it means to be truly loved.