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Saturday, March 14, 2015 (6:00pm Pacific Time)

Featured Author

Walnut Creek Library Foundation Authors Gala
Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925-935-5395

The evening begins with Bids, Bites & Books - A cocktail reception and silent auction where you can meet our guest authors and bid on items you won't find anywhere else. A limited number of tickets are available for the reception for $75.

The Supper Club is the premier event when you begin with Bids, Bites & Books, then enjoy a gourmet dinner with Bay Area Authors on the 2nd floor of the gorgeous Walnut Creek Library. Tickets for the Supper Club, including Bids, Bites & Books, are $225.

Proceeds support essential programs and collections for the Walnut Creek and Ygnacio Valley libraries.

Festive Attire - Black Tie Optional
Please visit www.WCLibrary.org for Author bios, Silent Auction details and more!

Reader Review of Kismet:

As beautifully as a carpet of Isfahan, Elizabeth Van Ingen’s poetic descriptions are woven together with symbolic themes of purpose and self-discovery. Her words pull you in and you feel like you are there with her, traveling to the next country, breathing in scents of coriander, dust, the black earth of Iowa, or walking through the chaotic, agonizing and uncharted territory of Alzheimer’s.

Through her story, we see a personal journey represented by place and experience, gold charms on her bracelet, and a Tunisian bird cage that earned a custom-designed spot in her and her husband Tony’s long-time home in Iowa. Liz writes early on in the book: “‘Watch out the Shah doesn't get you!’ my friends had warned me as I left home in California. ‘The Shah didn't get me, but Tony did.’”

I know that Kismet will get you, too! It is an extraordinary story. Of an extraordinary woman. And, an extraordinary life.

-- J. P.

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