The Moveable Feast: August 2015 Literary Luncheons

Since 1998, The Moveable Feast features an established or debuting author. This series of literary luncheons takes place every Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at a variety of Grand Strand restaurants. For each feast, the chef prepares an exquisite menu, typically unavailable during the restaurant’s public hours. Founded and managed by CLASSThe Moveable Feast showcases authors selected by Litchfield Books.

Here are The Moveable Feast August 2015 Luncheons:


Story of Land and Sea


The Story of Land & Sea by Katy Simpson Smith

Friday, August 14, 2015 at Carefree Catering

Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this debut novel follows three generations of family, fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave, characters who yearn for redemption amidst a heady brew of war, kidnapping, slavery, and love. Katy Simpson Smith captures the singular love between parent and child, the devastation of love lost, and the lonely paths we travel in the name of renewal.


Peach of a Pair


A Peach of a Pair by Kim Boykin

Friday, August 21, 2015 at Inlet Affairs

The author of The Wisdom of Hair and Palmetto Moon brings us a young woman, picking up the pieces of her smashed dreams, who takes a job as live-in help for two old-maid sisters, Emily and Lurleen Eldridge. Emily is fiercely protective of the ailing Lurleen, but their sisterhood has weathered many storms. As Nettie learns more about their lives on a trip to see a faith healer halfway across the country, she’ll discover that love and forgiveness will one day lead her home.


Mister Owitas Guide to Gardening


Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening by Carol Wall

Friday, August 28, 2015 at Kimbel’s in Wachesaw

This memoir, subtitled How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart, is as much a guide to nurturing your humanity as it is to growing fine blooms. A lifelong English teacher and contributing columnist to Southern Living and other regional publications, Carol Wall was a white woman living in Middle America, at a crossroads in her life. Her children were grown; she had success; had overcome illness; her beloved parents were getting older. One day she notices an African man tending her neighbor’s yard. His name is Giles Owita, and he is from Kenya. He bags groceries at the supermarket, and he’s very good at gardening. Before long, Giles is transforming not only her yard but also Carol’s life. On December 14, 2014, Carol died from complications of breast cancer just nine months after Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening, her first book, was published to critical acclaim. In accordance with her wishes, her husband Dick Wall brings us the message of her book, as he and their children have done for readers across the country.

Your participation in The Moveable Feast literary luncheons includes 10% off the purchase price of the featured book at Litchfield Books. Each Feast is followed by a signing at Litchfield Books at 2:00 p.m. Most Feasts are $25. Reservations may be made online or by phone at (843) 235-9600. For more information, visit the website here.

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