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Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy


Save these 2023 dates so you don't miss a thing:

January 20, 2023: Lily Brooks-Dalton has written the #1 IndieNext pick for December, and she is coming to lunch with The Light Pirate (on sale December 7 , 2022)

February 23, 2023: Sadeqa Johnson delivers a stunning look at race and feminism in the 1950s with The House of Eve (on sale February 7, 2023)

March 22, 2023: Fall in love with Amy Myerson and her third novel, The Love Scribe (on sale February 7, 2023)

April 11, 2023  Do not miss the last LLL event of the season with Ann Napolitano and her lastest gem, Hello Beautiful (on sale March 14, 2023)


About Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy

Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy (LLL) was founded in 2008 with the goal of introducing readers to selected authors in a personalized setting while meeting other readers in order to build a community of fellow book lovers. We have been proud to introduce talented debut authors of literary fiction and nonfiction to our community. LLL also supports local nonprofit literary organizations doing important work in our community.

Since the program’s start, Ladies, Lunch and Literacy has hosted lunches for an impressive slate of authors, including Emma Donoghue (Room), Katherine Stockett (The Help), Lauren Groff (Monsters of TempletonFates and Furies), Jojo Moyes (Me Before You), Sue Grafton (U is for Undertow), Meg Wolitzer (The Female Persuasion, Belzhar), Madeline Miller (Circe, The Song of Achilles) and many more. Though we sometimes host established authors, we pride ourselves on identifying debut authors whose work is outstanding and whose careers we will all be reading about in the future!

All attendees receive a signed first edition, helping to create buzz and book group interest in the process. Lunches are held at independently-owned local venues, and proceeds from the event go to support a literacy-related non-profit doing important work in our communities.

The Light Pirate: GMA Book Club Selection Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538708279
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - December 6th, 2022

Meet Lily at lunch on January 20, 2023!

The House of Eve Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982197360
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 7th, 2023

Meet Sadeqa Johnson on February 23, 2023!

The Love Scribe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778387084
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Park Row - February 7th, 2023

Meet Amy Meyerson on March 22, 2023!

Hello Beautiful (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593243732
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: The Dial Press - March 14th, 2023

Meet Ann Napolitano on April 11, 2023