in partnership with The Westgate Hotel
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Cost: $45 per person (Registration through The Westgate Hotel)
About the Event
Join us for our seasonal Literary Tea Adventure featuring Anne Korkeakivi, award-winning author of Shining Sea, a breathtaking novel that transports the reader from WWII to Woodstock and into the present day.
You don't want to miss this charming afternoon at the historic Westgate Hotel with this marvelous author. Over books, delectable tea treats, mouthwatering pastries, scones, seasonal berries, and a glass of bubbly we will indulge in a fabulous afternoon in the company of Anne. As we dine, she will detail for us how she crafted her beautifully rendered and profoundly moving book, Shining Sea; we will learn what inspired Anne to write about the ripple effects of war, the passing down of memory, the making of myth, and the power of the ideal of heroism.
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
Anne Korkeakivi is the author of the novels An Unexpected Guest (2012) and Shining Sea (2016), both from Little, Brown. Her short fiction and nonfiction have been published by the Atlantic, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Times (UK), Travel & Leisure, Time, Ms., Architectural Digest, the Yale Review, the Bellevue Literary Review, The Millions, Literary Hub, and many other periodicals in the US, the UK, and online. An essay that ran originally in Brain, Child was chosen for Best Women’s Travel Writing, Vol. 10. She is a Hawthornden Fellow and recipient of the Lois Kahn Wallace Writers Award.
Anne holds a BA in Classics from Bowdoin College and an MA in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She was born in New York City, raised there and in western Massachusetts, and has since lived also in any number of places, including Helsinki, Finland; Los Angeles; Washington, DC; Cambridge, MA; and Strasbourg in eastern France, from where she worked for the publisher Flammarion and traveled to Paris often. She currently splits her time between New York City and Geneva, Switzerland, where her husband is a human-rights lawyer with the UN. They have two daughters.
Shining Sea opens in 1962 with the fatal heart attack of forty-three-year-old Michael Gannon, a WWII veteran and former POW in the Pacific. As the story continues the reader is plunged into the turbulent lives of his widow and kids over subsequent decades, crisscrossing from the beaches of southern California to the Woodstock rock festival in its heyday, London’s gritty nightlife in the eighties to Scotland’s remote Inner Hebrides islands, the dry heat of Arizona desert to the fertile farmland of Massachusetts.
Registration for this Literary Tea Adventure is ONLY available through the Westgate Hotel: Registration 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 Shining Sea 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 Shining Sea to be delivered at the event: