Spring is suddenly here, and with it brings the return of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the city’s great annual book party, a 48-hour-plus cornucopia of readings, conversations, performances, parties, cooking demonstrations, and booth-wanderings. Naturally, we’ll be there—you’ll find Prospect Park Books at Booth 103, right in the middle of the action on Trousdale, in between Tommy Trojan and Alumni Park. Come say hi, meet our authors, and pick up a book and/or a treat from Little Flower (sea salt caramels!) or Auntie Em’s (cookies!). And we have a special bonus this year: a free copy of DRINK: LA with every book purchase!
Read on for our lineup:
Barbara Thomason will be signing copies of her acclaimed book of paintings inspired by the great Japanese artist Hiroshige, 100 Not So Famous Views of LA.
Rachel M. Harper will be signing her brand-new novel, This Side of Providence. The Color Purple author Alice Walker said of this book: “It is a book of such power that it is as if a completely new layer of the American experience has been exposed to our view… not one line is wasted and every single word rings true.”
Get your bake on! Christine Moore (owner/chef of Little Flower and Lincoln) and co-author Cecilia Leung will be on the L.A. Times Cooking Stage for a baking demo. They’ll be signing their brand-new cookbook, Little Flower Baking, at the official L.A. Times signing area afterwards, and then they’ll be at our booth at 12:30 p.m. (see below).
Two of the Satellite Sisters, Lian Dolan and Liz Dolan, will be meeting fans and signing copies of their witty, heartwarming tribute to friendship, You’re the Best. Lian will also be signing her bestselling novels Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife.
Naomi Hirahara will be on a panel moderated by Miles Corwin called “Crime Fiction: Cities in Suspense,” alongside Cara Black and Kwei Quartey. The panel takes place at Andrus Geronotology Center at USC.
After their demo, Christine Moore and Cecilia Leung will be signing Little Flower Baking at the Prospect Park booth.
Naomi Hirahara will be doing a sneak-preview signing of her upcoming Mas Arai mystery, Sayonara Slam, which publishes in May. She’ll also be signing two other Mas novels, Blood Hina and Strawberry Yellow.
The award-winning author and screenwriter Phoef Sutton will be signing his thrilling mystery, Crush.
Come say hi to our authors and team, and stay updated on Twitter, @prospkbks.