Join us as Kirsten Jones Jeff leads Jan Ellison in a conversation about her debut novel, A SMALL INDISCRETION
Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
We will gather afterward for a drink at Brick and Bottle--right next door to Book Passage.
PRAISE FOR A SMALL INDISCRETION:
"Delicious, lazy-day reading...just don't underestimate the writing." Oprah.com (Editor's Pick)
“Lovely writing guides us through, driven by a quiet generosity.”
—San Francisco Chronicle (2015 Book Club Pick)
An old obsession hijacks a family's future
At nineteen, Annie Black abandons California for a London winter of drinking to abandon and looking for love in the wrong places. Twenty years later, she is a happily married mother of three living in San Francisco. Then one morning, a photograph arrives in her mailbox, and an old obsession is awakened.
After a return trip to London, Annie’s marriage falters, her store floods, and her son, Robbie, takes a night-time ride that nearly costs him his life. Now Annie must fight to save her family by untangling the mysteries of that reckless winter in Europe that drew an invisible map of her future.
Jan Ellison lives in Portola Valley with her husband of twenty years and their four children. Her first published short story won an O. Henry Prize, and her work has been shortlisted for the Best American Short Stories and the Pushcart Prize. She is a graduate of Stanford and San Francisco State’s MFA program. Jan left Stanford for a year at nineteen to live on a shoe-string in Paris and work in an offce in London. Years later, the notes she scribbled during that time provided the inspiration for A Small Indiscretion, which is her first book.
Kirsten Jones Neff is a journalist and poet. She is a regular contributor to Edible and other magazines. Her debut poetry collection, When The House Is Quiet, won the Starting Gate Prize from Finishing Line Press. Three of her poems have received a Pushcart nomination, and she been nominated for the Northern California Book Award. Her work has appeared in Stanford Magazine, The Believer, Spoon River Review, Spillway, LiteraryMama, Quiddity Literary Journal and many others. A graduate of Stanford with a Masters of Journalism from UC Berkeley, she lives with her family in Northern California.She is at work on No Words, a poetry manuscript.