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Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy Welcomes Lily Brooks-Dalton

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Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy is delighted to invite you to meet Lily Brooks-Dalton on Friday, January 20, 2023. Join us at 11:30am PDT for an informal meet and greet with Lily Brooks-Dalton and other fellow readers!

Lily Brooks-Dalton’s novel, Good Morning, Midnight (Random House, 2016), has been translated into 17 languages and is the inspiration for the film adaptation, The Midnight Sky. Her memoir, Motorcycles I’ve Loved (Riverhead, 2014), was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She currently lives in Los Angeles.


About The Light Pirate

Florida is slipping away. As devastating weather patterns and rising sea levels wreak gradual havoc on the state’s infrastructure, a powerful hurricane approaches a small town on the southeastern coast. Kirby Lowe, an electrical line worker, his pregnant wife, Frida, and their two sons, Flip and Lucas, prepare for the worst. When the boys go missing just before the hurricane hits, Kirby heads out into the high winds in search of his children. Left alone, Frida goes into premature labor and gives birth to an unusual child, Wanda, whom she names after the catastrophic storm that ushers her into a society closer to collapse than ever before.

As Florida continues to unravel, Wanda grows. Moving from childhood to adulthood, adapting not only to the changing landscape, but also to the people who stayed behind in a place abandoned by civilization, Wanda loses family, gains community, and ultimately, seeks adventure, love, and purpose in a place remade by nature.

Told in four parts—power, water, light, and time—The Light Pirate mirrors the rhythms of the elements and the sometimes quick, sometimes slow dissolution of the world as we know it. It is a meditation on the changes we would rather not see, the future we would rather not greet, and a call back to the beauty and violence of an untamable wilderness.

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Event Date: 
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Pura Vita
320 S. Catalina Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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ISBN: 9781538708279
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - December 6th, 2022

“This is one of the most daring, deeply imagined and moving novels I have read. The writer asks us to consider a near-apocalyptic future, but, in prose that is beautiful and precise, Brooks-Dalton offers us hope that we are capable of remaking this world as a gentler and more generous-hearted place. Readers will not forget this beautiful book.”—Meredith Hall, Author of Beneficence

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ISBN: 9780812988192
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 4th, 2017

An amazing debut!