mardi 6 octobre 2009

Our night with Janet

As we thoroughly enjoyed Moonlight in Odessa, we were all very much looking forward to our event with Janet Skeslien Charles tonight and I'm happy to report that it was a great event! Janet started the reading with a quiz for our rapt audience about mail order brides and I dare say, we learned quite a few interesting things. For example, I didn't know that mail order brides were already present in the US as early as 1620 or that they were originally called Tobacco Brides!

Check out our audience who more than did well in the quiz...

After the fun quiz, Janet explained to us the process she underwent to bring her book to the public. And then she read a few choice passages from her book. It was quite a treat to hear Daria come to life through her reading and it was like rediscovering the pleasures of the book all over again!

Of course after the reading we all queued to have Janet sign our copies of her book!

dimanche 4 octobre 2009

Event at the RWB

One of the year's most exciting debut novels was written by a good friend of RWB and we are very proud to invite all of you to a reading with Janet Skeslien Charles at the RWB on the 6th of October at 7PM. She will be reading from her wonderful new book Moonlight in Odessa. This is the story of Daria, beautiful and smart who longs for something more than what she can have in her beloved native Odessa. And her all elusive search takes her to the world of mail-order brides and marriage. I won't give away the plot, as half the fun is discovering the plot as you read along but this book is one we truly enjoyed reading. Its funny and wise with great characters that will keep you hooked till the last page. We can't wait till Tuesday and we hope to see you all there!