A Conversation with Sonali Dev

Sonali DevSunday, October 13, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Bestselling author Sonali Dev uses her insights into Indian culture to conjure up Bollywood-style love stories that explore issues faced by women around the world while still indulging her faith in the idea of a happily-ever-after.
 
The four books in her Bollywood Series capture the colorful spirit and fascinating details of Indian culture. Her Jane Austen-inspired novel, Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors, launches a new series about an immigrant family descended from Indian royalty who have built their lives in San Francisco. 
 
Hailed by Shelf Awareness as “not only one of the best but one of the bravest romance novelists working today,” Sonali has been featured on NPR, the Washington Post, Library Journal, and Kirkus Best Books of the Year lists. She has also won awards for best romance novel, the Romantic Times seal of excellence, and has been a Romance Writers of America RITA Award finalist. 
 
Come for coffee, cookies, and conversation.
 
 
 

 

In connection with the visit from Sonali Dev, we’ve programmed a series of events related to Pride and Prejudice, the inspiration for her newest novel, along with other writer-themed programs.
 
 
Pride and Prejudice Film Series
 
Pride & Prejudice
September 20, 1:00 PM
Period drama starring Keira Knightley. 2005. Rated PG. 2h 7m.
 
Bride & Prejudice
September 27, 1:00 PM
Bollywood-style update. 2004. PG-13. 2h 2m. 
 
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies
October 11, 1:00 PM
A tongue-in-cheek horror/action update. 2016. PG-13. 1h 48m.
 
 
 
Writers Critique Group
Fridays, September 27, October 25 & November 22, 3:00–4:00 PM
Join us each month this fall for moral support and constructive criticism from fellow writers. Bring up to ten pages for comments, critiques, and encouragement leading up to National Novel Writing Month in November. 
Call 708-867-2299 to register
 
 
 
Women of WWII
Wednesday, September 25, 7:00–8:00 PM
During WWII, American women made incredible contributions to the war effort, including serving up doughnuts, coffee, and girl-next-door friendliness on the front lines with the Red Cross Clubmobile program on the front lines in Europe, Asia, Australia, and India. Barb Deane shares her research for her novel, On The Homefront, which will be available to buy.