FRIENDSHIP IN OUR TIME
Lola,California, Creativity and Idealism
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Please join award-winning author Edie Meidav for a live reading of her new book, Lola, California, followed by an interactive audience Q&A. You will have the chance to personally chat with Edie, so make sure you have a webcam and come armed with lots of questions! About the Book The year is 2008, the place California. Vic Mahler, famous for inspiring a cult in the seventies, serves time on death row, now facing a countdown of ten days. For years, his daughter, Lana, has been in hiding, but her friend Rose, a lawyer, is determined to bring the two together. Yet when Rose finally discovers Lana at a California health spa, the pair must negotiate land mines of memory in order to reconcile the past and face their futures. A story infused with pathos and wit, insight and lyricism,Lola, California “matches metaphoric wit with an American state that defies summary…. A hypnotic and suspenseful tale, tightening toward an irresistible end” (Elizabeth Rosner, author of The Speed of Light). About the Author Edie Meidav is the author of The Far Field: A Novel of Ceylon and Crawl Space (FSG, 2005). Winner of a Lannan Fellowship, a Howard Fellowship, the Kafka Prize for Fiction by an American Woman, and the Bard Fiction Prize, she is a writer in residence at Bard College.