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A Small Indiscretion

March 2016 book selection

A Small Indiscretion

by Jan Ellison

March 2, 2016

I hope you have your tickets to our next author event. Jan Ellison, author of A Small Indiscretion, will be with us, in conversation with CapRadio host Donna Apidone, next week. 

What do you want to know about this O. Henry Prize Winner? Would you guess she goes to Burning Man? That she is an expert skier? How does she know so much about London? What is her writing day like? 

Coming to one of our author events, is like sneaking into the life of that author. Donna always does a terrific job with interviews, getting our guests to open up about the process. I, for one, am always fascinated. 

Join us to hear Jan Ellison on Tuesday, March 8 at 6 pm. We can sit back, enjoy a small bite and a glass of wine, and let the words roll over us.

February 24, 2016

In her book, A Small Indiscretion, Jan Ellison takes us back and forth between two eras of Annie Black’s life. We get to know her as a youthful office assistant during her year abroad in London, and as a forty-year-old housewife, mother and business owner in San Francisco. We meet her boss, her lover, her son and her husband, as well as other characters. When some of those characters meet each other, things get really interesting. 

Ellison has done a marvelous job of keeping us in sync with the chronology. The alternating time and locale become an interesting part of the story. Books written about family issues are common, but well-written, interesting books that keep you reading through the night are rare, and this, my friends, is one. 

Please join us on Tuesday, March 8 at 6pm for Jan Ellison in conversation with Donna Apidone. You will enjoy it.

February 17, 2016

With the popularity of Gone Girl and Girl On A Train, we have had a spate of "Women in Jeopardy" books with sales that have gone through the roof. These, as well as mysteries and thrillers, are among the reading public’s favorites.  Now we can add “Domestic Suspense” to this category with Jan Ellison's fast-paced new novel, A Small Indiscretion. 

Jan will be with us on March 8th at 6pm to talk about her book and to answer your questions. 

Annie Black's life seems to be imploding, and we think we know why. But do we? Does her husband? Does her child? This book has lots of intrigue and soul searching, but it isn’t written in the usual way. Jan Ellison has chosen an interesting format for this Bay Area novel, and it's no wonder this book ends up on so many “Best Of” lists. 

Get your ticket and come join the conversation.

February 10, 2016

It was very nice to get back in the groove with our first Face to Face Bookclub meeting last night. Good to see so many familiar faces.

In March, we have another opportunity to hear an author in conversation with CapRadio host Donna Apidone. Jan Ellison will be with us on March 8 at 6pm. 

A Small Indiscretion is the story of a California woman who, at the age of 19, spent a year in London. Drinking and wild romance were involved. Now she is a wife, mother and lighting designer in San Francisco, and a family tragedy forces her to look back at her misspent youth. 

Jan Ellison is an O. Henry Prize winner, and this book was named as one of the Best of The Year by The San Francisco Chronicle. 
You won't want to miss this interview on March 8 at 6pm.

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