Sunday, December 23, 2007

January 16 Ellis Avery Featured Speaker!

Betty's List Book Club welcomes Ellis Avery as the tenth in our series of outstanding readers and and speakers. The event starts promptly at 6:30, and we encourage you to come early and get a bite to eat and a glass of wine at Rachel Herbert's wonderful Duboce Park Cafe.

"Saturated with color and detail; [Avery] manages to make nineteenth-century Japan both accessible and exotic, infusing her story with a sense of dignified calm...[A] deeply engrossing, multifaceted work." The Boston Globe

"Ellis Avery studied tea ceremony for several years, so it makes sense that the ritual dominates her first novel." Entertainment Weekly.

"Ellis Avery's book The Teahouse Fire is the most perfect evocation of Japanese Tea Culture to ever arrive on Western Shores. A well-written, gripping story of extreme subtlety." Cynthia Lee Katona, Author of Book Savvy.

Save the date...see you there.
Cynthia K

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Huge Thanks to Elana Dykewoman...Great Reading!

A huge thanks to Elana Dykewoman for her terrific reading from her work-in-progress, Risk, and her many other fine books. And thanks to the members of the Betty's List Book Club for the huge turnout. Rachel Herbert and her wonderful staff take such superb care of us!

Dr. Betty Sullivan presides over her famous Door Prizes.

Helping Betty pick the winners.

Elana Dykewoman reads for the Betty's List Book Club.

A toast to Betty's List readers.

Winnie listens intently among the tulips.

Elana's rapt community of listeners.

Lee, Kathy and Ginny watching Elana read.

Elana and Betty's Group readers.

Elana Dykewoman, author of Pale Fire, and Cynthia Lee Katona, Betty's List Book Club Co-chair, and author of Book Savvy.

Stay tuned for information about our January Speaker!