Literary Luncheon: Allie Larkin presents "Swimming for Sunlight"

Event date: 

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Event address: 

276 Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563-2504
Swimming for Sunlight cover
Allie Larkin Photograph by Jeremy Larkin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Populated by vivid characters that include aging "mermaids" and a companion dog so endearing that I, a cat person, was tempted to go find my own Barkimedes, Swimming for Sunlight is a rare thing: an intelligent, compassionate, entertaining tale that satisfies both the heart and the head. I loved this book and everyone in it!”
—Therese Anne Fowler, author of A Well Behaved Woman and Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

"Allie Larkin knows her characters so well—and loves them so much. Reading Swimming for Sunlight is like visiting a real place, spending time with a real and really good friend."
Rainbow Rowell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park

"I love this wonderful book for many reasons, but at the top of the list is its rendering of intergenerational friendships. Nan, Althea, Mo, Bitsie, Marta: we should all have such brave, generous, complicated women in our lives. It was pure joy to spend time in their company and I missed them the second I finished the book!"
—Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of The Precious One

Allie Larkin is the internationally bestselling author of the novels, Stay and Why Can’t I Be You. Her short fiction has been published in the Summerset Review and Slice, and nonfiction in the anthologies, I’m Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship and Author in Progress. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, with her husband, Jeremy, and their fearful, faithful German Shepherd, Stella.

$12 ticket

includes luncheon with wine.

Phone Orinda Books 925-254-7606

to reserve your seat!

Swimming for Sunlight: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501198489
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atria Books - April 23rd, 2019