Join us for a Parisian Dinner Adventure with Eleanor Brown, a New York Times bestselling author.Please note that no physical tickets will be issued. Due to the special nature of this event, no refunds are available after July 6, 2016, or for no-shows. Only books pre-purchased below or at the event will be eligible for signing. Books will be available at the event for purchase and signing, or pre-order a signed copy of Siracusa to be delivered at the event:
Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 6:30 pm
Venue: Cocotte Bistro
8935 Town Center Dr. Suite #110
San Diego, CA 92122
About the Event
Bonjour Aventuriers, if you love all things Paris, including brilliant novels set in the "City of Light", then you won't want to miss our Parisian Dinner Adventure with New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Brown. As if the wild success of her award-winning debut novel, The Weird Sisters, didn't make Eleanor special enough, she is also especially dear to our hearts as the very first author to be hosted by Adventures by the Book back in 2011. Now Eleanor is back with her new novel, The Light of Paris, that is sure to intrigue and entice; traversing generations, this book tells the miraculous story of Madeline and her grandmother Margie, who has not always been the reserved, perfect woman she grew up knowing. Join us at the family owned restaurant, Cocotte Bistro, where we will dine with Eleanor over authentic cuisine and magnifique conversation. Your Adventure includes a French meal, drink, tax & gratuity, book discussion, Q&A, author signing, and an opportunity to meet the author up close & personal in an intimate & authentic setting.
About the Books and Authors
Eleanor Brown is the New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of The Weird Sisters, hailed by People magazine as “a delightful debut” and “creative and original” by Library Journal. Eleanor teaches writing workshops at The Writers' Table in Highlands Ranch, CO, and at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, CO, as well as writing conferences and centers nationwide. An avid CrossFit participant, Eleanor is the author of WOD Motivation and a contributor to Crossfit Journal. Born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Eleanor lives in Colorado with her partner, writer J.C. Hutchins. The Light of Paris begins with Madeleine, who is trapped—by her family's expectations, by her controlling husband, and by her own fears—in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted. From the outside, it looks like she has everything, but on the inside, she fears she has nothing that matters. In Madeleine’s memories, her grandmother Margie is the kind of woman she should have been—elegant, reserved, perfect. But when Madeleine finds a diary detailing Margie’s bold, romantic trip to Jazz Age Paris, she meets the grandmother she never knew: a dreamer who defied her strict, staid family and spent an exhilarating summer writing in cafés, living on her own, and falling for a charismatic artist. Despite her unhappiness, when Madeleine’s marriage is threatened, she panics, escaping to her hometown and staying with her critical, disapproving mother. In that unlikely place, shaken by the revelation of a long-hidden family secret and inspired by her grandmother’s bravery, Madeleine creates her own Parisian summer—reconnecting to her love of painting, cultivating a vibrant circle of creative friends, and finding a kindred spirit in a down-to-earth chef who reminds her to feed both her body and her heart. Margie and Madeleine’s stories intertwine to explore the joys and risks of living life on our own terms, of defying the rules that hold us back from our dreams, and of becoming the people we are meant to be.