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Ladies Lunch and Literacy with Madeline Miller

Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy is delighted to welcome back Orange Prize winner and much admired author Madeline Miller to celebrate her new book, Circe. We know how much you loved Song of Achilles and we are certain that you will not be disappointed when you read her follow up, Circe.

We invite all genders of book lovers to join us for lunch at Tin Roof in Manhattan Beach with Madeline Miller, greet friends, converse, and discover our new non-profit literacy partner, Ready, Set, Read!.

Registration and informal discussions with our author begins at 11:30am. Lunch and our formal program begin promptly at noon. Reservations are required and limited. To make a reservation, call 310.542.6000 or purchase a ticket on line at BrownPaperTickets.

Event Date: 
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 11:30am
Address: 
Tin Roof Bistro
3500 N Sepulveda Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Books: 
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ISBN: 9780316556347
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

 

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

 

But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

 

With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.