Dec
5
Mon
Friends @ Home Author Webinar | Lori Rader-Day Discusses ‘Death at Greenway’
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Join us for a conversation with the multiple award winning author Lori Rader-Day. Her Agatha-winning Death At Greenway is a captivating suspense novel about nurses during World War II who come to Agatha Christie’s holiday estate to care for evacuated children. When a body is discovered nearby, the idyllic setting becomes host to a deadly mystery.

Bridey Kelly has come to Greenway House in disgrace. A terrible mistake at St. Prisca’s Hospital in London has led to her dismissal as a nurse trainee, and her only chance for redemption is a position in the countryside caring for children evacuated to safety from the Blitz. Chasing ten young children through the winding paths of the estate grounds might have soothed Bridey’s anxieties and grief — if Greenway were not situated so near the English Channel and the rising aggressions of the war….

Death at Greenway was the September selection of the Alameda Free Library’s Mystery Book Club.

Lori Rader-Day is the Edgar® Award-nominated and Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author of Death at Greenway, The Lucky One, Under a Dark Sky, The Day I Died, Little Pretty Things, and The Black Hour. She lives in Chicago, where she is co-chair of the mystery readers’ festival Midwest Mystery Conference (aka Murder and Mayhem in Chicago) and served as 2019-2020 national president of Sisters in Crime. She teaches creative writing for Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies.

Those who are interested in purchasing any of Ms. Rader-Day’s books before this talk can order directly from Books Inc. via their website.

Jan
25
Wed
Friends @ Home Author Webinar | Daniel A. Olivas Discusses ‘How to Date a Flying Mexican’
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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How to Date a Flying Mexican is a collection of stories derived from Chicano and Mexican culture but ranging through fascinating literary worlds including fairy tales, fables, and dystopian futures. Many of Daniel A. Olivas’s characters confront—both directly and obliquely— questions of morality, justice, and self-determination.

The collection is made up of Olivas’s favorite previously published stories, along with two new stories—one dystopian and the other magical— that challenge the Trump administration’s anti-immigration rhetoric and policies. How to Date a Flying Mexican draws together some of Olivas’s most unforgettable and strange tales, allowing readers to experience his very distinct, and very Chicano, fiction.

Daniel A. Olivas is the author of eleven books and editor of two anthologies. His forthcoming book is My Chicano Heart: New and Collected Stories of Love and Other Transgressions (University of Nevada Press, Fall 2023).

Daniel has also written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Guardian, La Bloga, BOMB, High Country News, Huffington Post, Alta Journal, Los Angeles Times, El Paso Times, The Rumpus, and the Jewish Journal. His first full-length play, Waiting for Godínez, had its world premiere with Playwrights’ Arena on July 24, 2021.

Daniel, the grandson of Mexican immigrants, grew up near downtown Los Angeles. He now makes his home in Southern California with his wife, and they have an adult son. Daniel received his degree in English literature from Stanford University and law degree from UCLA. By day, he is an attorney.

Daniel will be interviewed by his friend, poet León Salvatierra, author of the poetry collection, To the North / Al norte. León is a Nicaraguan poet who migrated to the United States at the age of 15. He holds a PhD in Hispanic languages and literature from Cal Berkeley and an MFA in poetry from UC Davis.

Those who are interested in purchasing How to Date a Flying Mexican before this talk can order directly from Books Inc. via their website.