The Library Shop at the San Diego Central Library Welcomes Best-Selling Authors for Kids and Adults

The Library Shop at the San Diego Central Library Welcomes Best-Selling Authors for Kids and Adults
August, 2014 Client News
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San Diego – August 15, 2014 – The San Diego Public Library Foundation’s Library Shop will host two author events this fall featuring best-selling authors, Rosemary Wells and T. Jefferson Parker. On Thursday, Sept. 11, Wells, the author and illustrator of more than 60 books for children, including the best-selling “Max & Ruby” series will participate in a free author talk and book signing in support of her new children’s book, “Max & Ruby at the Warthogs’ Wedding.” On Friday, Oct. 17, the Library Shop will host an author talk and book signing with T. Jefferson Parker at the San Diego Central Library. Parker, a best-selling crime writer will be at the library to meet fans and promote his latest release, a literary novel set in San Diego titled, “Full Measure.”

Both events are free and open to the public. The Sept. 11 event featuring Wells is ideal for families with preschool age children, whereas the Oct. 17 T. Jefferson Parker event is best suited for adults. Books will be available for purchase through the Library Shop and all proceeds benefit the San Diego Public Library System.

Contact the Library Shop at the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common for more information at (619) 236-5802.

EVENT CALENDAR DETAILS
Rosemary Wells “Max & Ruby at the Warthogs’ Wedding” Author Talk and Signing
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
6:00 pm
San Diego Central Library Auditorium
330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
More information: http://supportmylibrary.org/library-shop/ or call (619) 236-5802
Parking is available in the library’s underground lot.

EVENT CALENDAR DETAILS
T. Jefferson Parker “Full Measure” Author Talk and Signing
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
7:00 pm
San Diego Central Library Auditorium
330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
More information: http://supportmylibrary.org/library-shop/ or call (619) 236-5802

Parking is available in the library’s underground lot.

About “Max & Ruby at the Warthogs’ Wedding”
Oh, no! Max has lost the wedding ring! How can the Warthogs wedding go on without the ring? Max and Ruby lead the search through the grand hotel. Down to the laundry, up to the towers, back to the conservatory they run, following the map in Grandmother’s Bunnyphone. Children will delight in lifting the flaps to see where Max and Ruby are headed next in this ingenious use of up-to-the-minute technology in telling another hilarious story featuring the beloved bunny siblings.

“Hilarious. . . clever. . . this interactive title should be a hit with the pair’s many fans.” — Booklist

“Wells’ signature illustrations will charm readers as they pore over the lovely patterns that enrich the Hotel Ritz.” — Kirkus

“Max and Ruby’s many fans will enjoy their latest adventure.” — School Library Journal

About Rosemary Wells
Rosemary Wells is the author of more than 40 books about the popular characters Max and Ruby, as well as many other picture books and novels. She travels widely promoting literacy. Learn more at www.RosemaryWells.com

About “Full Measure”
Patrick Norris has seen the worst that Afghanistan has to offer – punishing heat, bitter cold, and buddies blown away by bombs and snipers. He returns home exhilarated by his new freedom and eager to realize his dream of a sport fishing business. But the avocado ranch his family has owned for generations in the foothills of San Diego has been destroyed by a massive wildfire and the parents he loves are facing ruin. Patrick’s dream will have to wait.

His brother, Ted, worships Patrick and yearns for his approval. Gentle by nature but tormented by strange fixations and dark undercurrents, Ted is drawn into a circle of violent, criminal misfits. His urgent quest to prove himself threatens to put those he loves in peril.

Patrick falls in love with Iris, a beautiful and unusual woman, who seems strong enough to help see Patrick through his re-entry from the war. But Ted’s plan for redemption goes terribly wrong. Desperate to find his brother and salvage what remains of his family, Patrick must make an agonizing choice.

Three-time Edgar Award winner T. Jefferson Parker is known for his many bestselling crime novels, from “Laguna Heat” to “The Famous and the Dead.” “Full Measure” marks a departure; it is a literary novel that explores many subjects, among them the bonds of loyalty between brothers, the contest between responsibility and personal freedom, and the wars, both at home and abroad, that inform 21st century America.

“Stunning…[Parker] has touched on the frustrations and complications of coming home from war, domestic gun violence, and the often fraught relationship between brothers set against the backdrop of California’s avocado farms, fires and floods. What a brave and daring writer.”

— Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author of “Shanghai Girls” and “Dreams of Joy”
About T. Jefferson Parker
T. Jefferson Parker was born in Los Angeles and has lived all his life in Southern California. Parker’s previous novels—all dealing with crime, life and death in sunny Southern California —were published to rave reviews and appeared on many bestseller lists. His writing has been called “potent and irresistible” (Los Angeles Times), and “resonate, literate and powerful” (Kirkus). The New York Times wrote, “T. Jefferson Parker is a powerhouse writer.”
About the Library Shop
The Library Shop is a partnership between the San Diego Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library. All proceeds benefit the San Diego Public Library system. The Library Shop offers a carefully curated selection of books, jewelry, children’s merchandise, gifts and art, and supports local vendors and artisans whenever possible. The Library Shop is located on the ground floor of the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, near the entrance. For more information visit http://supportmylibrary.org/library-shop/ or call (619) 236-5802. Like the Library Shop on Facebook and on Instagram.