I'm Lydia Netzer, and my novel SHINE SHINE SHINE is a New York Times Notable Book for 2012 and was shortlisted for the LA Times Book Prize in Fiction. How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky comes out July 1 on St. Martin's Press. I'm a mom, a gamer, and if you've got magic beans, I'll bid.
Special Guest: New York Times Bestselling Author Robert Goolrick!
Location: Street: 1312 E. Cary St. City: Richmond, Province: Virginia Postal Code: 23219-4118 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
When We Meet: Third Sunday of the month, 6:15pm to 7:15pm, at Avid Bookshop, 493 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 40601
What We Read: The Paperback Fiction Book Club reads fiction paperback books. Book club members decide what books to read by voting either in person or via email.
How to Join: Email Rachel Watkins (email@example.com) or call the shop (706-352-2060) to join our book clubs. We may have to limit participation so it's important that you tell us if you would like to join.
Why Buy the Book From Avid: While we don't charge a Book Club membership fee, the only way we can offer you this free service is if you buy the book club books from Avid. If this is a month that you borrowed the book from the library or a friend, we ask that you remember us as you purchase gifts.
Location: Street: 493 Prince Ave Additional: City: Athens, Province: Georgia Postal Code: 30601 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
The Park Road Books Book Club will be reading Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer for their September meeting. A debut unlike any other, Shine Shine Shine is a shocking, searing, breathless love story, about how a woman's perfect life comes crashing down after one untimely fender bender and whose relationship is tested with a dangerous, gripping portrait of modern family. Book club participants will receive 20% off the $14.99 price.
The Park Road Books Book Club meets at the store on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Join us on September 3rd.
Location: Street: 4139 Park Road Additional: Park Road Shopping Center City: Charlotte, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28209-2229 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
An Evening with Debut Novelists Lydia Netzer & Julie Wu at The Room at Secco (ticketed event)
Enjoy a conversation between Lydia Netzer and Julie Wu over complimentary wine and light nibbles at Secco Wine Bar's The Room. These two women are amazing and so are the books!!!
I'll be moderating the discussion and we're going to have a ball, people! This is a great event for book clubs and girls' night out as well as a great opportunity for writers to learn about the ins and outs of the first published novel experience.
Tickets are $15, and you will get $5 off a book if you choose to buy one and the selection of wine will be lovely.
Location: Street: 2933 West Cary Street Additional: Secco Wine Bar's The Room (next door to Secco) City: Richmond, Province: Virginia Postal Code: 23220 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
If Terry and Elizabeth’s passionately enthusiastic reviews of Lydia Netzer's Shine Shine Shine weren’t enough to inspire you to pick up this exceptional debut novel, how about Janet Maslin’s praise in The New York Times? “Over the moon with a metaphysical spin. Heart-tugging … it is struggling to understand the physical realities of life and the nature of what makes us human…. Nicely unpredictable …Extraordinary.” Meet Lydia, and discuss love, parenting, life in space and with robots, and other fascinating topics inspired by Shine Shine Shine.
Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
One of the goals of Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy is to discover a debut author whose talent springs from the pages with a story that will have lasting impact on the reader. Our May LLL author Madeline Miller received the Orange Prize for fiction just days after our lunch. We think Lydia Netzer will garner many prizes just as she has received rave reviews nationally (and not just from us). Shine Shine Shinecontains quirky characters, compelling back stories, a trip to the moon, and a deep understanding of the human condition. Your paid reservation ($75) includes a signed first edition, lunch with the author, and a donation to PEN in the Classroom, LLL’s 2012 non-profit beneficiary. Please call the Redondo Beach store to make your reservation by September 7.
Location: Street: 1221 North Valley Drive City: Manhattan Beach, Province: California Postal Code: 90266 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Lydia Netzer discusses and signs Shine Shine Shine
When Maxon met Sunny, he was seven years, four months, and eighteen days old. Sunny was different. They were different together. Now, twenty years later, they are married, and Sunny wants, more than anything, to be “normal.” She's got the housewife thing down perfectly, but Maxon, a genius engineer, is on a NASA mission to the moon, programming robots for a new colony. Once they were two outcasts who found unlikely love in each other. But now they're parents to an autistic son, Sunny is pregnant again, and her mother is dying in the hospital. Their marriage is on the brink of imploding, and they're at each other's throats with blame and fear. When an accident in space puts the mission in peril, everything Sunny and Maxon have built hangs in the balance. Dark secrets, long-forgotten murders, and a blond wig all come tumbling to the light. And nothing will ever be the same.
This discussion is free and open to the public. Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of Shine Shine Shine from Vroman's, and one additional copy for every 3 books they bring from home. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.
Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Missed Lydia Netzer Last Month? See Her at the Reveille Church Book Review!
Our last book review of the summer will be held August 29.
Please note that this is one week later than previously publicized.
For this book review Lydia Netzer will talk about her debut novel Shine, Shine, Shine. Lydia lives in Virginia with her husband and children.
Shine, Shine, Shine is a “shocking, searing, breathless love story” about a modern family that explores what it means to be human. Fountain Bookstore owner Kelly Justice says, “I love this book. Everyone I know in the industry loves this book. You will love this book.”
Refreshments will be served at 10:30 a.m. in the welcome center, and the book review will begin at 11:00 in the chapel. Child care will be provided.
Location: Street: 4200 Cary Street Road Additional: Reveille United Methodist Church City: Richmond, Province: Virginia Postal Code: 23221 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)