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Source: By Will Yelles (Patch Staff) March 23, 2011

The Friends of Westwood Library are delighted to invite you to join us at a very special event…
An Evening with #1 New York Times Bestselling author ROBERT GOOLRICK in conversation with Julie Robinson of Literary Affairs.
Robert will discuss his most recent novel, A Reliable Wife.  This is a rare opportunity to hear this acclaimed author, who is visiting Los Angeles from his home in White Stone, Virginia.

This BOOK TALK and DESSERT RECEPTION will take place on Thursday, March 31st at 7:00 p.m. at the Westwood Village Synagogue, located at  1148 Westwood Boulevard (corner of Lindbrook Drive; above Peet’s Coffee)
Following the Book Talk, Q&A, and book signing there will be a lovely reception with the author graciously hosted by our wonderful friends at Napa Valley Grille.
You will enjoy an array of gourmet desserts created by Napa’s acclaimed Pastry Chef Manuel Ortega, along with a selection of delicious artisan cheeses and accompaniments.
Beverages will include fresh roasted coffee, decaf, and hand selected hot and cold brewed teas provided by our friends at Peet’s Coffee & Tea – Westwood Village.
Tickets are available for a $35 donation to the Friends of Westwood Library.  (Of course, contributions to the Friends are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.)
Thanks to our generous event sponsors, including the Westwood Village Synagogue and the W Los Angeles – Westwood Hotel, 100% of the evening’s proceeds will benefit our Westwood Branch Public Library.
You can order your ticket on line right now, simply by clicking  HERE.

In case you have not already had an opportunity to read A Reliable Wife, here is a bit of background on this #1 New York Times Bestseller:

In his new novel, A Reliable Wife, author Robert Goolrick unveils a dark saga set in rural Wisconsin in the early 20th century. Goolrick, a former advertising exec turned writer (he’s widely known for his memoir The End of the World As We Know It), explores the difficulties of “simple” married life and the dark family landscape within which it exists. Above all, the narrative strives to show the power of goodness and the transience of everything else.

It’s a gripping tale…a haunting, sexy story.  We are so pleased to present this renowned author in Westwood Village.
(You’ll be seeing A Reliable Wife on the Silver Screen.  Sony Pictures has already acquired the movie rights…they know a good story when they read it!)