- About Us
- Event Calendar
- Curated Recommendations
- Preorder Now, Read Later
- Original Programming
- Non-Profit Programs
- Business Programs
- School Programs
You are hereBack to top
THE BIRTHDAY GIRL book launch party
Join Creating Conversations on National Book Lovers Day to celebrate the release of THE BIRTHDAY GIRL by NYT bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz!
Beloved by young readers worldwide for her fifty novels of magic, fantasy, and contemporary realism, de la Cruz makes a triumphant return to adult fiction with THE BIRTHDAY GIRL. The domestic thriller centers on a glamorous woman’s 40th birthday party in Palm Springs, and what it means when the birthday girl is forced to confront the dark secrets of her youth.
Festivities to include:
⭐7:00 p.m. Mocktails 'N' Mingling
⭐7:30 p.m. Author Talk and Q&A
⭐8:30 p.m. Guilty Reader bingo
⭐9:00 p.m. Book Signing & Cupcake Reception
You can register to participate in this event HERE!
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
2850 Artesia Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Email or call for price.
Email or call for price.
Published: Dutton - August 6th, 2019
“De la Cruz expertly mixes biting satire with suspense and throws in more than a few surprises. Readers will be riveted as long simmering secrets come to light.” — Publishers Weekly
“[Melissa de la Cruz] contrasts the glamorous but vacuous world of the back-stabbing elite with gritty but often sweet memories of Ellie's impoverished youth… Scandalous and bittersweet, our heroine's charmed life seems to teeter on designer stilettos as she gets closer to the truth of who she really is.”— Kirkus
Ellie de Florent-Stinson lives a fabulous life. She has everything she ever wanted: a handsome husband; an accomplished, college-age stepdaughter; a beautiful ten-yearold girl; two adorable and rambunctious six-year-old twin boys; gorgeous homes in Los Angeles, Park City, and Palm Springs; a thriving career as a well-known fashion designer of casual women’s wear; and a glamorous circle of friends. She’s determined that her fortieth birthday party at her new mid-century-modern pad be absolutely perfect, down to the last detail. Except that her carefully laid plans seem to keep going awry—the hydrangeas are wilting in the desert heat, her husband’s yelling at the waiters, and her best friend can’t make the party at the last minute. But this isn’t the first birthday celebration that hasn’t gone as expected. And as her party’s about to start, she receives a text that causes long-buried memories of a toxic sweet sixteenth birthday, to come flooding back.
Unspooling in two timelines, the novel reveals the shocking details of Ellie’s past as it collides with her present. Unforgettable and powerfully told, THE BIRTHDAY GIRL is a “gasp out loud,” unputdownable must-read for Summer 2019 one that is certain to enthrall both fans for de la Cruz’s much adored Witches of East End series and readers discovering her storytelling prowess for the first time.