Mysterious Galaxy in Redondo Beach is pleased to offer visions of sugarplums and stocking stuffers at our Eat! Read! Party! Holiday Event on Sunday, December 2. Readers can mingle with a group of authors whose works solve a variety of genre (and gift giving opportunity) needs. Staff will be on-hand to make recommendations of books and creative gift items, and demonstrate our new Kobo ereaders. Light holiday refreshments will be served, and most attendees will leave with a gift! Participating authors at press time include: Karl Alexander – Time-Crossed Lovers – a new time-travel adventure from the author of Time After Time Juliet Blackwell – Murder on the House – the new Haunted Home Renovation mystery in a B&B Da Chen – My last empress – passion and obsession in 19th-century imperial China Kim Fay – The map of lost memories –an early 20th-century treasure hunter also explores emotions "Magnus Flyte" -- City of dark magic -- a staff fave "rom-com paranormal suspense novel" Jennie Nash – Perfect Red – a clash of passion and truth in publishing Travis Richardson -- Lost In Clover -- tragedy strikes the partying youth of Clover, Kansas Keith Steinbaum – The Poe Consequence – Edgar Allan Poe influences contemporary gang battles S.A. Stolinsky – Counterfeit Lottery – the psychologist and actress’s debut features a diamond heist Harry Turtledove -- Supervolcano: All Fall Down – the aftermath of a Supervolcano’s eruption in Yellowstone Park
Location: Street: 2810 Artesia Boulevard City: Redondo Beach, Province: California Postal Code: 90278 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Suspense and secrets are woven together in this engrossing fiction debut by Kim Fay. The map of lost memories takes readers on a daring expedition to a remote land, where the search for an elusive treasure becomes a journey into the darkest recesses of the mind and heart. In 1925, the international treasure-hunting scene is a man's world, and no woman knows this better than Irene Blum, who is passed over for the coveted curator position at Seattle's renowned Brooke Museum. But she is not ready to accept defeat. Skilled at acquiring priceless, often illicitly trafficked artifacts, Irene is given a rare map believed to lead to a set of copper scrolls that chronicle the lost history of Cambodia's ancient Khmer civilization. Such a find would not only restore her reputation, it would be the greatest archaeological discovery of the century.
As Irene travels from Seattle to Shanghai to the Cambodian jungles, she will encounter several equally determined companions, including a communist temple robber and a dashing nightclub owner with a complicated past. As she and her fellow adventurers sweep across borders and make startling discoveries, their quest becomes increasingly dangerous. Everyone who comes to this part of the world "has something to hide," Irene is told--and she learns just how true this is. What she and her accomplices bring to light will do more than change history. It will ultimately solve the mysteries of their own lives.
Born in Seattle and raised throughout the Pacific Northwest, Kim Fay lived in Vietnam for four years and still travels to Southeast Asia frequently. A former bookseller, she is the author of "Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam, " winner of the World Gourmand Cookbook Awards' Best Asian Cuisine Book in the United States. She is also the creator/editor of a series of guidebooks on Southeast Asia. Fay now lives in Los Angeles. This is her first novel.
Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)