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7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

United States

858-454-0347; infowarwicks.com

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Dec
21
Cary Elwes - "As You Wish" (Sunday, December 21 at 7pm)
Cary Elwes in conversation As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride Sunday, December 21st at 7:00pm Check-in and doors open at 6:30PM Event Location: Warwick's 7812 Girard Avenue La Jolla, CA 92037 This is a ticketed event *** Meet & Greet Signing Opportunity *** If you were unable to get a ticket to the event, you still may have an opportunity to meet Cary Elwes! Books will be available for purchase immediately after the event. This will give you access to the signing line to meet Cary while supplies last.

**SOLD OUT** STANDING ROOM ONLY ticket $10 - one admission - no book **SOLD OUT** some views may be obstructed - this ticket redeemable for $10 off As You Wish evening of event only

**SOLD OUT** $28.08 - One admission/seat & one copy of the book **SOLD OUT** (seating is first-come first-served) No posed photography - No signing of memorabilia Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information. To see a video with Cary describing the book, Click here. From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.

Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories.

With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.

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Jan
16
Gregory Orfalea (Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Gregory Orfalea was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and educated at Georgetown University and the University of Alaska. He has held teaching positions at Georgetown, The Claremont Colleges, and at Westmont College. Orfalea is the author and editor of eight books, the most recent of which are the short story collection The Man Who Guarded the Bomb and Angeleno Days, which won the 2010 Arab American Book Award and has been named a Finalist for the PEN USA Award in Creative Nonfiction. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jan
18
Weekend with Locals: Max & Luther (Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Max & Luther author of True Tails from the Dog Park on Sunday, January 18th at 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

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Jan
20
Chas Smith will be promoting Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell (Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Chas Smith will be promoting Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell (added from HarperCollins)
Jan
25
Weekend with Locals: Matthew Wolf (Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Matthew Wolf author of Citadel of Fire on Sunday, January 25th at 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
28
Jay Stout - "Hell's Angels" (Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting author Jay Stout on Wednesday, January 28th at 7:30pm to present his epic tale, Hell's Angels: The True Story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II. Lt. Col. Jay A. Stout, USMC, retired currently works as a senior aviation analyst for one of the world's preeminent defense corporations. His writing has been read on the floor of the US Senate, and he has been widely hosted as an aviation and military expert on various television and radio news shows, including Fox, NPR, and Al Jazeera. He is the author of several works of military history. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. During the air battles that destroyed Nazi Germany’s ability to wage war, one bomb group was especially distinguished.

The Hell’s Angels.

At the outbreak of World War II, the United States was in no way prepared to wage war. Although the U.S declared war against Germany in December 1941, the country lacked the manpower, the equipment, and the experience it needed to fight. Even had an invasion force been ready, a successful assault on Nazi-occupied Europe could not happen until Germany’s industrial and military might were crippled.

Because no invasion could happen without air superiority, the first target was the Luftwaffe—the most powerful and battle-hardened air force in the world. To this end, the United States Army Air Forces joined with Great Britain’s already-engaged Royal Air Force to launch a strategic air campaign that ultimately brought the Luftwaffe to its knees. One of the standout units of this campaign was the legendary 303rd Bomb Group—Hell’s Angels.

This is the 303rd’s story, as told by the men who made it what it was. Taking their name from their B-17 of the same name, they became one of the most distinguished and important air combat units in history. The dramatic and terrible air battles they fought against Germany changed the course of the war.

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Jan
29
Stewart O'Nan - "West of Sunset" (Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting Stewart O'Nan, national bestselling author and finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, on Thursday, January 29th at 7:30pm to present his biographical novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald, West of Sunset. Stewart O'Nan's novels include Snow Angels, The Speed Queen, A Prayer for the Dying and The Night Country. Granta has named him one of the Twenty Best Young American Novelists. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. A "rich, sometimes heartbreaking" (Dennis Lehane) novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald's last years in Hollywood.

In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruins, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood. By December 1940, he would be dead of a heart attack.

Those last three years of Fitzgerald's life, often obscured by the legend of his earlier Jazz Age glamour, are the focus of Stewart O'Nan's gorgeously and gracefully written novel. With flashbacks to key moments from Fitzgerald's past, the story follows him as he arrives on the MGM lot, falls in love with brassy gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, begins work on The Last Tycoon, and tries to maintain a semblance of family life with the absent Zelda and daughter, Scottie.

Fitzgerald's orbit of literary fame and the Golden Age of Hollywood is brought vividly to life through the novel's romantic cast of characters, from Dorothy Parker and Ernest Hemingway to Humphrey Bogart. A sympathetic and deeply personal portrait of a flawed man who never gave up in the end, even as his every wish and hope seemed thwarted, West of Sunset confirms O'Nan as "possibly our best working novelist" (Salon).

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Feb
1
Weekend with Locals: Dawn Kohler (Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Dawn Kohler author of The Invitation: A Weekend with Emma on Sunday, February 1st at 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Feb
2
Ken Blanchard & Morton Shaevitz - "Refire! Don't Retire" (Monday, February 2, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting authors Ken Blanchard and Morton Shaevitz on Monday, February 2nd at 7:30pm to present their compelling and informative collaboration Refire! Don't Retire: Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life. Ken Blanchard is a legendary author whose previous books have sold over 20 million copies, and author Morton Shaevitz is a leading authority on the psychology of aging. This event is free and open to the public. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. There are over 40 million people aged sixty-two or older in the United States alone. This book shows them how to make the most of the second half of their lives—and will appeal to other age groups as well.

Refire! Don’t Retire asks readers the all-important question: As you approach the remainder of your life, what are you going to do to make it joyful and meaningful?

Ken Blanchard and Morton Shaevitz point out that too many people see their later years as a time to endure rather than as an exciting opportunity. Both research and common sense confirm that people who embrace these years with gusto—rather than withdrawing or waiting for things to happen—consistently make the rest of their lives the best of their lives.

In the trademark Ken Blanchard style, the authors tell the compelling story of Larry and Janice Sparks, who discover how to see each day as an opportunity to enhance their relationships, stimulate their minds, revitalize their bodies, and grow spiritually. As they learn to refire and open up to new experiences, Larry and Janice rekindle passion in every area of their lives.

Readers will find humor, practical information, and profound wisdom in Refire! Don’t Retire. Best of all, they will be inspired to make all the years ahead truly worth living.

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Feb
3
Susan Meissner - "Secrets of a Charmed Life" (Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting author Susan Meissner on Tuesday, February 3rd at 7:30pm for the launch event for her latest novel, Secrets of a Charmed Life. Susan Meissner is a multi-published author, speaker, and writing workshop leader with a background in community journalism. Her novels include The Shape of Mercy, named by Publishers Weekly as one of the 100 Best Novels of 2008 and a Carol Award winner. This event is free and open to the public. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. The author of A Fall of Marigolds journeys from the present day to World War II England, as two sisters are separated by the chaos of wartime...

"She stood at a crossroads, half-aware that her choice would send her down a path from which there could be no turning back. But instead of two choices, she saw only one--because it was all she really wanted to see... "

Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden--one that will test her convictions and her heart.

1940s, England. As Hitler wages an unprecedented war against London's civilian population, hundreds of thousands of children are evacuated to foster homes in the rural countryside. But even as fifteen-year-old Emmy Downtree and her much younger sister Julia find refuge in a charming Cotswold cottage, Emmy's burning ambition to return to the city and apprentice with a fashion designer pits her against Julia's profound need for her sister's presence. Acting at cross purposes just as the Luftwaffe rains down its terrible destruction, the sisters are cruelly separated, and their lives are transformed...

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Feb
4
Paula Hawkins - "The Girl on the Train" (Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting author Paula Hawkins on Wednesday, February 4th at 7:30pm to present her debut thriller The Girl on the Train. Paula Hawkins worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.

"Gripping, enthralling--a top-notch thriller and a compulsive read."--S. J. Watson, New York Times-bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She's even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life--as she sees it--is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

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Feb
5
Mary Sarotte - "The Collapse" (Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting author Mary Sarotte on Thursday, February 5th at 7:30pm to present her riveting and important new book, The collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall. Mary Elise Sarotte is professor of history and of international relations at the University of Southern California. She has served as a White House Fellow and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. On the night of November 9, 1989, massive crowds surged toward the Berlin Wall, drawn by an announcement that caught the world by surprise: East Germans could now move freely to the West. The Wall--infamous symbol of divided Cold War Europe--seemed to be falling. But the opening of the gates that night was not planned by the East German ruling regime--nor was it the result of a bargain between either Ronald Reagan or George H.W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

It was an accident.

In The collapse, prize-winning historian Mary Elise Sarotte reveals how a perfect storm of decisions made by daring underground revolutionaries, disgruntled Stasi officers, and dictatorial party bosses sparked an unexpected series of events culminating in the chaotic fall of the Wall. With a novelist's eye for character and detail, she brings to vivid life a story that sweeps across Budapest, Prague, Dresden, and Leipzig and up to the armed checkpoints in Berlin.

We meet the revolutionaries Roland Jahn, Aram Radomski, and Siggi Schefke, risking it all to smuggle the truth across the Iron Curtain; the hapless Politburo member Gunter Schabowski, mistakenly suggesting that the Wall is open to a press conference full of foreign journalists, including NBC's Tom Brokaw; and Stasi officer Harald Jager, holding the fort at the crucial border crossing that night. Soon, Brokaw starts broadcasting live from Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, where the crowds are exulting in the euphoria of newfound freedom--and the dictators are plotting to restore control.

Drawing on new archival sources and dozens of interviews, The collapse offers the definitive account of the night that brought down the Berlin Wall.

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Feb
8
Weekend with Locals: Sid Shapira (Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Sid Shapira author of Danny Dog on Sunday, February 8th at 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Feb
9
Stephanie Diaz - "Rebellion" (Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7pm)
Warwick's is hosting a launch party event for author Stephanie Diaz on Monday, February 9th at 7:00pm to present the next book in the Extraction series, Rebellion. Stephanie recently graduated summa cum laude from San Diego State University. She wrote Extraction when she should've been making short films and listening to class lectures. This event is free and open to the public. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. It's been seven days since Clementine, Logan, and their allies retreated into hiding on the Surface. Clementine feels almost safe in their company, but she knows it won't last. As Clementine and Logan enter a desperate race against time to defeat Commander Charlie—and attempt to weaken his power within his own ranks—they find themselves in a terrifying endgame that pits them against a brutal enemy, and each other.

The rebels may have won one battle against Commander Charlie, but the fight is far from finished. He has vowed to find a way to win—no matter the cost. He will find a way to fly his Core battleship to the nearby planet, Marden, no matter how many lives are lost in the process. Unless the rebels defeat him first. The plan is simple: they will infiltrate each sector and weaken his infrastructure from within his ranks. They will convince the underage workers in the camps to join in the uprising. They will hijack ships, enter the Core, and assassinate Charlie. But Charlie has more weapons in his possession than guns and bombs, and he will do whatever it takes to keep the rebels from ruining his plans.

Do the rebels have what it takes to defeat him...and put an end to this war? With every step, Clementine draws closer to losing Logan and everyone she cares about--and losing control of herself.

Continuing with the mesmerizing saga that started with Extraction, Stephanie Diaz blends science fiction, epic romance, and heart-stopping adventure to create a world that no reader will soon forget.

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Feb
10
Andrew McCarthy - "Journeys Home" (Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting New York Times bestselling author Andrew McCarthy on Tuesday, February 10th at 7:30pm to present his new book, Journeys Home: Inspiring Stories, Plus Tips and Strategies to Find Your Family History. Andrew is an actor and television director who also has an illustrious writing career. He is an editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler, and has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Travel+Leisure, Afar, Men's Journal, Bon Appetit, National Geographic Adventure, and others. The Society of American Travel Writers named him 2010 "Travel Journalist of the Year," and he was cited three times for notable work in the Best American Travel Writing series. His 2012 memoir, The Longest Way Home, became a New York Times bestseller. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. Addressing the explosive growth in ancestral travel, this compelling narrative combines intriguing tales of discovery with tips on how to begin your own explorations. Actor and award-winning travel writer Andrew McCarthy's featured story recounts his recent quest to uncover his family's Irish history, while twenty-five other prominent writers tell their own heartfelt stories of connection. Spanning the globe, these stories offer personal takes on journeying home, whether the authors are actively seeking long-lost relatives, meeting up with seldom-seen family members, or perhaps just visiting the old country to get a feel for their roots. Sidebars and a hefty resource section provide tips and recommendations on how to go about your own research, and a foreword by the Genographic Project's Spencer Wells sets the scene. Stunning images, along with family heirlooms, old photos, recipes, and more, round out this unique take on the genealogical research craze.

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Feb
11
Lisa McMann (Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 4pm)
Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy, Cryer’s Cross, Dead to You, the Visions series, and the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Read more about Lisa and find her blog through her website at LisaMcMann.com or, better yet, find her on Facebook (Facebook.com/McMannFan) or follow her on Twitter (@Lisa_McMann). (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Feb
11
Kristin Hannah - "The Nightingale" (Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah on Wednesday, February 11th at 7:30pm to present her epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II, The Nightingale. Kristin Hannah is the bestselling author of many acclaimed novels, including On Mystic Lake, Between Sisters, The Things We Do for Love, Comfort & Joy, and Magic Hour. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information. In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are.

FRANCE, 1939

In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can...completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.

With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France--a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

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Feb
12
Melissa Pimentel - "Love by the Book" (Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting debut author Melissa Pimentel on Thursday, February 12th at 7:30pm to present her hilarious new novel Love by the Book. A Stupid Cupid Cocktail Party will be the theme of the evening's event. Before meeting her fiance, Melissa spent much of her time trawling the London dating scene for clean, non-sociopathic sexual partners and blogging about it, which became the inspiration for her first novel. This event is free and open to the public. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. A laugh-out-loud debut novel that will delight fans of Bridget Jones's Diary and HBO's Girls.

Love by the Book charts a year in the life of Lauren Cunningham, a beautiful, intelligent, and unlucky-in-love twenty-eight-year-old American. Feeling old before her time, Lauren moves to London in search of the fab single life replete with sexy Englishmen. But why can't she convince the men she's seeing that she really isn't after anything more serious than seriously good sex? Determined to break the curse, Lauren turns her love life into an experiment: each month she will follow a different dating guide until she discovers the science behind being a siren. Lauren will follow "The Rules," she'll play "The Game," and along the way she'll journal her (mis)adventures and maybe even find someone worth holding on to. Witty, gritty, and very true to life, Love by the Book will have you in stitches.

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Feb
18
Christina Baker Kline will be promoting Orphan Train (Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Christina Baker Kline will be promoting Orphan Train (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
22
Weekend with Locals: Tamara Johnson (Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Tamara Johnson author of Not Far from Normal on Sunday, February 22nd at 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Feb
24
T. Greenwood (Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 00am)
T. Greenwood (The Forever Bridge) (added from Random House)
Feb
24
T. Greenwood - "The Forever Bridge" (Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting author T. Greenwood on Tuesday, February 24th at 7:30pm to present her eloquent new book The Forever Bridge. T. Greenwood is the author of nine novels, including Two Rivers and The Hungry Season. She has received numerous grants for her writing, including a National Endowment for the Art Literature Fellowship and a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. This event is free and open to the public. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. T. Greenwood’s novels, deftly combining lyrical prose with heartrending subject matter, have earned her acclaim as “a writer of subtle strength…finding light in the darkest of stories” (Publishers Weekly). In The Forever Bridge, she continues to prove such assessments with a transporting story that explores what comes in the calm before – and after – a storm. As Hurricane Irene bears down on a small Vermont tow, the path towards reconciliation and forgiveness for a reclusive mother in the wake of a fatal accident is shaped by the meeting of two girls, one her daughter and the other a stranger, but both orphans in a way.

One year ago, a family is driving across a covered bridge at night when an oncoming car without headlights runs them over the edge into the river. With horrible swiftness, Sylvie’s young son was gone and her husband was permanently paralyzed. Left with shattering blame and grief, Sylvia becomes a recluse in the woods. Her daughter Ruby, amid all the uncertainty in her life, becomes obsessed with bridges, drawing inspiration from the strength and purpose that underlies their grace. During one momentous week, as Hurricane Irene bears down on their small Vermont town and a pregnant teenager with a devastating secret gradually draws Sylvie back into the world, Ruby and her mother will have a chance to span the gap between them again.

T. Greenwood’s lush prose and distinctive style has earned extraordinary acclaim for her previous seven novels. Shimmering and haunting, The Forever Bridge again proves Greenwood’s gifts in a story about reconciliation, forgiveness, and the deep, often unexpected connections that can bring you home.

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Feb
26
David Morris - "The Evil Hours" (Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting former Marine infantry officer and war correspondent David Morris on Thursday, February 26th at 7:30pm to present his important commentary on PTSD, The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. David J. Morris is a former Marine infantry officer and war correspondent. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Slate, Daily Beast and Best American Nonrequired Reading. In 2008, he was awarded a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. This event is free and open to the public. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. In the tradition of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Noonday Demon, a moving, eye-opening exploration of PTSD Just as polio loomed over the 1950s, and AIDS stalked the 1980s and '90s, posttraumatic stress disorder haunts us in the early years of the twenty-first century. Over a decade into the United States' "global war on terror," PTSD afflicts as many as 30 percent of the conflict's veterans. But the disorder's reach extends far beyond the armed forces. In total, some twenty-seven million Americans are believed to be PTSD survivors. Yet to many of us, the disorder remains shrouded in mystery, secrecy, and shame.

Now, David J. Morris -- a war correspondent, former Marine, and PTSD sufferer himself -- has written the essential account of this illness. Through interviews with individuals living with PTSD, forays into the scientific, literary, and cultural history of the illness, and memoir, Morris crafts a moving work that will speak not only to those with the condition and to their loved ones, but also to all of us struggling to make sense of an anxious and uncertain time.

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Mar
15
Weekend with Locals: Janet Eoff Berend (Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Janet Eoff Berend author of Verticle on Sunday, March 15th at 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
22
Weekend with Locals: Lesia Cartelli (Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Lesia Cartelli author of Citadel of Fire on Sunday, March 22nd at 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

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