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Anna Bright is Hiding Something: a Happy Hour Adventure featuring acclaimed author Susie Orman Schnall in conversation with ABTB Ambassador Marilyn Dashe

July 10 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Free – $45.00

About the In-Person Adventure

“A page-turner about complicated, success-driven women.” — Kirkus Reviews

is the perfect description for the latest novel by acclaimed author Susie Orman Schnall. Join us at Napatini Wine Bar and Bistro for a delicious glass of wine, along with some delicious flatbreads and charcuterie spreads, as we celebrate the release of Anna Bright is Hiding Something, a cinematic and page-turning summer read!

Your Adventure includes a happy hour experience, a glass of wine paired with a generous assortment of delicious snacks, tax, gratuity, and an opportunity to meet Susie up close and personal in an intimate setting in conversation with Adventures by the Book Ambassador Marilyn Dashe.

*Pre-order your copy of Anna Bright is Hiding Something (below) and we will deliver it to Napatini for you to pick up anytime after June 4, so that you can read it prior to the event, and then get your copy signed by the author at the event.

About the Author and Book

Susie Orman Schnall is the author of five novels about ambitious women: Anna Bright is Hiding Something (2023), We Came Here to Shine (2020), The Subway Girls (2018), The Balance Project (2015), and On Grace (2014). She’s also a screenwriter currently shopping her first pilot and feature-length screenplay.

A mother of three sons, Susie grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and now lives with her husband in New York. When she’s not reading or writing you can find her doing a crossword puzzle, playing around on Canva, or hiking to the top of a mountain.

Her latest novel, Anna Bright is Hiding Something, is a fast-paced and ripped-from-the-headlines story set in the glossy offices of Silicon Valley startups and New York City new media. This novel explores our culture’s fascination with businesswomen who are breaking barriers—and sometimes behaving badly in the process.

To schedule a book club visit with Susie or any of our authors on NovelNetwork:

About the Moderator

Marilyn Dashe is a passionate reader, editor, and connoisseur of all things literary. She has a B. S. from the University of Michigan, and an English and writing degree from the University of Minnesota.

A book club member for over 40 years, she loves reading, critiquing, and discussing books, and leading book club discussions.

Marilyn is a business entrepreneur, having owned a technical writing and training business in Minneapolis for 25 years. She is currently a Broker Associate with Compass in San Diego.

About Napatini Bistro and Wine Bar

Lynn and Gary McLean are the owner-operators of Carlsbad’s Napatini Bistro & Wine Bar. They moved to San Diego’s North County in 2019 from the San Francisco Bay Area, where they lived very close to California Wine Country. Long story made short: This is a bucket list to-do for Lynn & Gary!

“We wanted a wine experience. Our friends and we thought of all the great times we had at wine tasting rooms in Wine Country. We thought that if we were ever given the opportunity, we would try to mimic that wine-tasting room experience- at least as much as practical- by opening a wine bar, minus elaborate decor. After hitting a number of challenges we opened in December 2022!”



July 10
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Free – $45.00
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