Thank you to local authors who presented their books at Friends and Library events this past fall. We enjoyed hearing Mark Phillips discuss how he and his co-author researched Trials of the Century, to write about ten of the most notorious 20th century criminal trials.
Glendale resident, career mystery and freelance writer, and Wall Street Journal book reviewer Tom Nolan presented Meanwhile There Are Letters, an impressive collection of literary correspondence between two giants of 20th century American literature – Eudora Welty and Ross MacDonald.
Nolan, a regular patron of the Casa Verdugo Branch Library, is also the author of the Edgar-award nominated and critically acclaimed Ross Macdonald: A Biography.
Finally, the Friends hosted two comfort food events featuring chef / owner / entrepreneurs. Craig Carlson, author of Pancakes in Paris, told us the thrilling story of how he established three American breakfast diners in Paris. And Christine Moore, owner of Lincoln in Pasadena and C’est La Vie in Montrose, gave a cooking demo at Pirch featuring recipes in her new book Little Flower Baking. Thank you to Pirch for allowing the Friends to use its demonstration kitchen!