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Thursday, March 26

Jacqueline Winspear discusses and signs A Dangerous Place

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

7:00pm

In the four years since she left England, Maisie Dobbs has experienced love, stability and the deepest tragedy a woman can endure. Now, all Maisie wants is the peace she believes she might find by returning to India. Her sojourn is cut short when her stepmother summons her home because her aging father is not getting any younger.  Aboard the ship returning to England, Maisie realizes she isn’t ready to return. Against the captain’s wishes, she heads to Gibraltar. The danger in Gibraltar is very real. Days after Maisie’s arrival, a photographer, Sebastian Babayoff, is murdered. Miaise becomes entangled in the case and draw the attention of the British Secret Service. At a crossroads between her past and her future, Maisie must choose a direction, knowing that England is equally as dangerous but in a very different way. 

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Saturday, March 28

Paul R. Williams, Home Tour

Paul R. Williams Home

La Canada, La Canada, 0

10:00am

Tour a classic home designed by one of Southern Californias renowned architects. Built in 1927 for the Harris Family, the 7,000 sq. ft English Revival compound sits on over an acre and takes advantage of the majestic views in all directions. This tour focuses on one of LAs most famed architects who designed numerous celebrity homes as well as iconic Southern Californian structures including the futuristic Theme Building at LAX, Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills and the LA County Courthouse. Williams career spanned 50 years and some 3,000 projects. Royal Kennedy Rodgers has more than 20 years of experience in local and network news and public affairs broadcasting. She is currently an independent producer based in Washington, DC and is working on a documentary on Williams. She will make a presentation.

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Sunday, March 29

Vroman’s Local Author Day KIDS EDITION

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

12:00pm

Gloria Avrech discusses and signs Nana’s Amazing Journey: A Shamanic Children’s Story

Nana is seeking a connection to her inner Spirit. Her granddaughter, Lily-Rose, helps her by creating a special experience which ends up surprising and amazing both of them. Their imaginative travel takes them into magical and real, inner and outer worlds. In this delightful story, the reader learns about shamanic ritual and journey work. Also, the reader learns that the old fashioned idea, “Children should be seen and not heard.” is incorrect. Actually, children should be seen and heard; someone young can instruct someone old. Wisdom and knowledge can be found in humans of all ages.

James Matlack Raney discusses and signs Jim Morgan and the King of Thieves

Eleven year-old Jim Morgan once had a home, a life of comfort, and a future full of promise. But all that changed the night his father was murdered. Now Jim is on the run from his father’s enemies, a wicked count and his vengeful son, and at the same time, trying to decipher the secret to the last mystery his father left him – the hidden location of an ancient treasure.

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Monday, March 30

Fourth of July Creek

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

7:00pm

Smith Henderson discusses and signs Fourth of July Creek. Benjamin Pearl is an undernourished, nearly feral eleven-year-old boy living in the Montana wilderness. Pete Snow is a social worker that is trying to help Benjamin. However, Pete comes face-to-face with the boy’s disturbed father, Jeremiah. With courage and a lot of caution, Pete slowly earns a measure of trust from this paranoid survivalist.  As Pete’s own family spins out of control, Pearl’s activities park the interest of the FBI, putting Pete at the center of an enormous manhunt from which no one will emerge unscathed. 

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Saturday, April 4

Sunday, April 5

Stephanie Kegan discusses and signs Golden State

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

7:00pm

Growing up in the 1960s in one of California’s most prominent political families, Natalie worshipped her big brother, Bobby, a sensitive math prodigy who served as her confidante. But after Bobby left home at sixteen on a Princeton scholarship, something changed between them. Now that Natalie is happily married, with a career and two young daughters, her only real regret is losing Bobby.  When a series of bombings across California rocks Natalie’s perfect life, she becomes obsessed with the case until she makes a very unexpected discovery.  The bomber’s manifesto reads alarmingly like the last letter she received from Bobby.  What follows this discovery is a tale of the limits of loyalty and the sacrifices we make for family.  

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Monday, April 6

Tracey Cleantis discusses and signs The Next Happy: Let Go of the Life You Planned and Find a New Way Forward

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

7:00pm

After multiple fertility treatments and years of hardship in her pursuit to have a child, Tracey Cleantis was forced to face the notion that things don’t always work out the way we planned.  Through this process, however, she discovered that sometimes there comes a time when the smartest, healthiest, and sanest thing to do it so let go of the original plan in order to find a new way to happiness.  The Next Happy offers a roadmap for that journey, teaching you how to let go when your dream isn’t working and ask the questions that will let you move on and set realistic goals for finding a new way forward.

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