7:30 pm - Tuesday, May 28

Author Talk: Alexis Landau

Warwick's, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla

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Warwick’s presents Alexis Landau as she discusses and signs her new book, The Mother of All Things. Alexis Landau is a graduate of Vassar College and received an MFA from Emerson College and a PhD in English literature and creative writing from the University of Southern California. She is the author of The Empire of the Senses and Those Who Are Saved. She teaches writing at USC and lives with her husband and two children in Los Angeles.

Reserved Seating is available when The Mother of All Things is pre-ordered from Warwick's through the linked green "Reserve Seats Here" button above. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

In this daring novel from the acclaimed author of Those Who Are Saved, female rage, grief, and creativity collide in the present and animate the past, when a woman reconnects with her essential self during a summer journey, and discovers an ancient world that offers parallels to her own.

Kept busy by her obligations as a wife and mother, art history professor Ava Zaretsky has little time to devote to her research and writing. Now tagging along on her film-producer husband's shoot in Bulgaria for the summer, where she's mostly solo parenting her sweet son and rebellious budding tween daughter, she has a chance encounter with her fierce feminist mentor from college, which changes everything.

Ava is swept up into a circle of women who reenact ancient Greco-Roman mystery rites of initiation, bringing her research to life and illuminating the story of a 5th-century-BC mother-daughter pair whose sense of female loyalty to each other and connection to the divine feminine guides Ava in her exploration of the eternal stages of womanhood. Reaching across time and deep into the female psyche, The Mother of All Things delivers a revelatory tale of a woman coming to terms with her evolving sense of responsibility to herself and her family, as she achieves a new appreciation of the gifts of female wisdom and self-belief.

Admission/Cost: FREE Please Register

7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

Tuesday, May 28 - 7:30 PM