Council Literary Series with Cathleen Schine

Council Literary Series with Cathleen Schine

A People Magazine Book of the Week
An NPR Best Book of the Year

“A moving and entertaining novel about how we revisit memories to make meaning for ourselves and others. . . . Ms. Schine has a wonderful ability to weave research and substantive ideas into her novels without weighing them down. Her buoyant dialogue has the zip of great comedy routines.” – Wall Street Journal

“Dreamy, drifty, and droll, studded with lush botanical description and historical gems. Schine’s many fans will enjoy.” – Kirkus Reviews

Council Literary Series with Cathleen Schine

Wednesday, March 13 at 11:00 AM
The LUXE Sunset Boulevard Hotel

11:00 AM | Reception
11:30 AM | Author Program
12:30 PM | Lunch and Book Signing

For years Mamie Künstler, ninety-three-years-old, as clever and glamorous as ever, has lived happily in her bungalow in Venice, California with her inscrutable housekeeper and her gigantic St. Bernard dog. Their tranquility is upended when Mamie’s grandson, Julian, arrives from New York City. Like many a twenty-something, he has come to seek his fortune in Hollywood. But it is 2020, the global pandemic sweeps in, and Julian’s short visit suddenly has no end in sight.

Our Guest Writer:

Cathleen Schine

Cathleen Schine is the author of the internationally best-selling novels The Love Letter, which was made into a movie starring Kate Capshaw, and Rameau’s Niece, which was also made into a movie, The Misadventures of Margaret, starring Parker Posey. Schine’s other novels are Alice in Bed, To the Bird House; The Evolution of Jane; She is Me; The New Yorkers; The Three Weissmanns of Westport; Fin & Lady; They May Not Mean To, But They Do; and The Grammarians. A paperback version of her new novel, Künstlers in Paradise, will be released on March 12. In addition to novels she has written articles for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications. Her essays have been included in Best American Essays 2005, Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of New Yorker Humor, and The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs. She grew up in Westport, Ct. and lives in Venice, California.


Complimentary valet parking is provided.

The reception will begin at 11:00 AM and the author program will begin promptly at 11:30 AM.

Yes, copies of Künstlers in Paradise will be available for purchase.

Yes, the author will be available to personalize your book.