Authors Lunch – a benefit for Tech Trek scholarships

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11:30 am
Michaels of Shoreline
2960 N. Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View
Social begins at 11:30 am, Lunch begins at 12:00, Speaker begins at 1:00 pm

The lunch choices are:
Chinese Chicken Salad
Chopped Cobb Salad
Mushroom Crepes
Shrimp Louis
Lunch will include hot and cold beverages and dessert.

Reservations by February 22:
$45.00 plus $1.61 for online reservations

Reserve here!

Or print and mail the reservation form with a  check payable to AAUW-Palo Alto Branch to: Barbara Evans, P.O. Box 60653, Palo Alto, CA 94304-0653
Reserve and pay online using your PayPal account or your credit card. You do not need a PayPal account to use this method. There will be a $1.60 handling fee for each ticket purchased online.

Well Known Authors and Less Well Known Authors

We like to give you the opportunity to meet new and different authors as well as to hear from some of your favorites. This year we are introducing our members to Elizabeth Mckenzie and Susan Sherman on a panel with Laurie King and Gail Tsukiyama.

Elizabeth sets her story, The Portable Veblen, in Palo Alto. It is a tale of a romance complicated by problems in both partner’s families. It is also a story of the “get rich quick” possibilities of innovation but also about the compromises those can entail.

Susan Sherman has recently published a book that should be especially interesting to AAUW members. If You Are There tells the story of Lucia Rutkowski who becomes nanny to the children of Marie and Pierre Curie. Among the people who come to meet the famous curies is a well known medium who attracts the interest of young Lucia and Lucia is then torn between science as represented by her employers and the occult world of the medium.

Laurie King is best known for the Mary Russell books in which Mary, a young scholar, meets and becomes the protégé of a middle-aged Sherlock Holmes. Beginning with The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, Mary and Sherlock have now appeared in some ten novels. Another Laurie King series includes the Kate Martinelli mysteries that feature a San Francisco policewoman and her psychiatrist wife.

Gail Tsukiyama has written a number of admired books sited in both China and Japan. Some of us have read her earlier books such as Women of the Silk a story that underscores the strong bonds between working women. She has also written about a Chinese family impacted by the Cultural Revolution, and in The Street of a Thousand Blossoms she tells of two orphaned Japanese boys pursuing their talents in Tokyo in 1939 and the effect of war on their lives.