in partnership with The Westgate Hotel
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Cost: $45 per person (registration coming soon)
About the Event
We are thrilled to announce our Fall 2018 Literary Tea Adventure featuring Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of The Edge of Lost, The Pieces We Keep, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, and Letters from Home. Join us as we celebrate her new novel Sold on a Monday in which, during the Great Depression, an ambitious reporter snaps a photograph of two children being sold on a farmhouse porch, leading to his big break—and the consequences more devastating than he ever imagined.
You won't want to miss this decadent event at the historic Westgate Hotel. Over books, bubbly, and delectable tea treats like crab cakes, scones, & seasonal berries, Kristina will share the story behind the fascinating inspiration: an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers across the country.
Your Adventure includes an elegant tea in the historic heart of San Diego, book discussion, Q&A, author signing, and an opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate and luxurious setting.
Books will be available for purchase and signing during the tea, or pre-order your copy below for delivery and signing at the event.
About the Book and Author
The scrawled sign, peddling young siblings on a farmhouse porch, captures the desperation sweeping the country in 1931. It's an era of breadlines, bank runs, and impossible choices.For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family's dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when the image leads to his big break, the consequences are devastating in ways he never imagined.Haunted by secrets of her own, secretary Lillian Palmer sees more in the picture than a good story and is soon drawn into the fray. Together, the two set out to right a wrongdoing and mend a fractured family, at the risk of everything they value.
Inspired by an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers across the nation, this touching novel explores the tale within the frame and behind the lens—a journey of ambition, love, and the far-reaching effects of our actions.
Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of five novels, including The Edge of Lost and Sold on (coming Sept. 2018), as well as two critically acclaimed novellas. Inspired by true historical and personal accounts, her works of fiction have garnered more than twenty national literary awards. Prior to her writing career, she hosted weekly TV shows for the WB and an ABC affiliate, beginning at age nine with an Emmy® Award-winning program, and has been named one of Portland's "40 Under 40" by The Business Journal.Monday
Registration for this Literary Tea Adventure is ONLY available through the Westgate Hotel; which will be coming soon! Please note that the event is $45 per person; tax and gratuity will be added upon checkout.
The PayPal shopping cart below is to pre-order a signed copy of Sold on a Monday only and will not register you for the tea.
Only books pre-ordered through Adventures by the Book/The Westgate Hotel or purchased during the event are eligible for signing. Books will be available during the event for purchase and signing, or pre-order a signed copy of Sold on a Monday to be delivered at the event: