City of Secrets is now out in paperback! Celebrate the launch with Stewart at the Penguin Bookshop on April 27, 5:30pm.
After spending several months investigating books that are relevant to Culver City itself, we chose West of Sunset by best-selling author Stewart O’Nan for our Citywide Centennial Read. This is the fictionalized story of F.Scott Fitzgerald’s life while he was trying to make ends meet as a screenwriter at MGM studios, now the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot on Overland. Filled with references to the Golden Age of Hollywood, local color and the actors, movies and players of the time, this is a perfect complement to our celebration of Culver City’s Centennial.
We are planning several activities to enhance your enjoyment of the book. Among other activities, we will have a readers’ discussion at the library and one at the senior center, a historical tour of the Sony lot, and a talk by Stewart O’Nan himself at the library on Saturday morning, October 15 at 10:30 a.m. In addition, the author will be speaking to students at Culver City High School on October 14 during lunch, and to a couple of classes during the day.
Stewart will be at the Harbor Springs Festival of the Book this weekend!
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Harbor Springs Library
206 S Spring Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
|Fiction: A Lens on the Past
Historical events and real figures from history brought to life in novels that evoke a time and place.
Luke Davies, Stewart O’Nan, Jim Shepard
Moderator: Dan Poppick
From Germany’s Southwest Deutschland Public TV, Westlich des Sunset (West of Sunset) was chosen as their #1 recommended book for June! Great timing, as Stewart will be heading back out to Europe for West of Sunset. European fans can catch him at cities such as Salzburg and Stuttgart in the coming weeks. Here’s a great photo of German writer and actor Joachim Meyerhoff reading a copy of Westlich des Sunset!
West of Sunset Paperback Tour
Barnes & Noble, The Waterfront, 7 pm
Chapel Hill, NC
Flyleaf Books, 7 pm
Southern Pines, NC
The Country Bookshop, 2 pm
A Capella Books, 7 pm
The Booksellers at Laurelwood (held at Crosstown Arts Story Booth), 6:30 pm
Read It & Eat/Page & Palette, 1 pm
Vero Beach, FL
The Vero Beach Book Center, 6 pm
Sat 1/16 – Sat 1/23
St. Petersburg, FL
Writers in Paradise Conference, Eckerd College
– Fri 1/22 reading at 8 pm with Andre Dubus III
Penguin Bookshop, 6:30 pm
Watermark Books & Café, 6 pm
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis County Library, 7 pm
The Tattered Cover (Colfax), 7 pm