Lis Wiehl and Elizabeth L. Bradley of Larchmont and James LePore of South Salem will discuss their new books at the holiday luncheon of the Woman’s Club of Larchmont at the Orienta Beach Club in Mamaroneck on December 11. Luncheon attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items (but not pasta or rice) to help the Larchmont/Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force feed over 600 families now depending on their pantry.
Mysteries, Myths & Thrillers
Lis Wiehl’s Face of Betrayal is a sizzling political thriller. Three professional female crime fighters explore the complex worlds of a federal prosecutor, an FBI agent, and a journalist as they investigate the disappearance of a seventeen-year-old Senate page. Written with veteran mystery writer April Henry, the novel is based in part on Ms. Wiehl’s own experiences as a newscaster and former federal prosecutor. Ms. Wiehl is currently professor of law at New York Law School.
Elizabeth L. Bradley’s Knickerbocker: The Myth Behind New York is a witty social history of the myth that shaped the city’s identity. Bradley offers a glimpse of old New York through the experiences of the fictional Dutch-American Deidrich Knickerbocker, dreamed up by Washington Irving in 1809. Ms. Bradley is deputy director of the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She is the editor of Washington Irving’s A History of New York.
A World I Never Made by James LePore is a suspense story of power and treachery. A father’s search for a missing daughter becomes an odyssey that stretches from Paris to the Czech Republic. Working with a Paris detective, both become the target of the French police and a group of international terrorists. Meanwhile, his daughter is hiding from the same terrorists. Mr. LePore is a practicing attorney and has written this first novel after extensive research into the history of Islam on the Iberian Peninsula.
Lorraine Stratis, chairperson of the luncheon, reports that the book presentations will be followed by audience questions, which she says are always lively. The public is invited to meet the authors afterwards and obtain custom-inscribed books for holiday giving.
Reception and cocktails are at 11:30 am, luncheon at 12:15 pm.
Tickets are $40 and reservations must be made by December 4. Non-members welcome. Call 834-6012 to reserve.