The Moveable Feast: February 2013 Literary Luncheons


Literary luncheons with authors at Grand Strand area restaurants

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 Waccamaw Neck restaurants. Founded and managed by CLASSThe Moveable Feast showcases authors selected by Litchfield Books.

Here are The Moveable Feast February 2013 luncheons:

Here I Go Again by Jen Lancaster

Friday, February 1, 2013 at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club

The New York Times bestselling author of If You Were Here takes us back to the hair metal 80’s. Twenty years after ruling the halls of her suburban Chicago high school, Lissy Ryder doesn’t understand why her glory days ended. Back then, she was worshipped … beloved … feared. Present day, not so much. She’s been pink-slipped from her high-paying job, dumped by her husband and kicked out of her condo. Now, at thirty-seven, she’s struggling to start a business out of her parents’ garage and sleeping under the hair-band posters in her old bedroom. Her present is miserable because of her past. But it’s not like she can go back in time and change who she was…or can she?

Mirror’s Fathom by Sheridan Hough 

Friday, February 8, 2013 at Carefree Catering

Mirror’s Fathom is the story of Tycho Wilhelm Lund – anarchist, pirate, and thief of a legendary mirror. Tycho is also a great-nephew of the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard and is, when the novel begins, a mild-mannered antiques dealer who is asked to assess the value of some furniture at the home of Regine Schlegel, Kierkegaard’s famously jilted former love. Upon his arrival, Tycho – who has no interest in philosophy – finds himself at a meeting of the Kierkegaard Circle, a group faithfully reading aloud Kierkegaard’s works. There he meets, and falls for, Countess Juliana Sophie, herself a passionate follower of Kierkegaard’s thinking and self-appointed mistress of the “School for Selves.” Count Viggo, Juliana’s father, approves of their marriage, with one condition – Tycho must first lend him his expertise in antique hunting, and go to London to retrieve a family heirloom, a 6-foot-tall, silver-framed mirror. Moving back and forth between the 19th and 21st centuries, the novel is a love story, a mystery, an exploration of Kierkegaard’s philosophical claims about how a human self is forged, and why it is that “temporality, finitude is what it is all about.”

Life & Times of a Georgetown Sea Captain by Robert “Mac” McAlister 

Friday, February 15, 2013 at Capt. Dave’s Dockside

Born at sea on his father’s whaling ship in 1861, Captain Abram Jones Slocum learned the seafaring life in New Bedford, Massachusetts, as part of the last generation of iron men aboard commercial wooden sailing ships in the Atlantic. His voyages often took him around Cape Hatteras to Georgetown, South Carolina, to load lumber bound for northern cities. He sailed in all seasons, through storms and hurricanes, for twenty years as captain of two schooners, the Warren B. Potter and the City of Georgetown. He was respected in Georgetown, where he wooed his wife. His ship sank in a collision with an ocean liner in 1913, but he survived, only to be lost at sea a year later as captain of another schooner. Local author and wooden boat enthusiast Robert McAlister recounts Slocum’s epic life through the end of the Age of Sail.

Anonymity by Janna McMahan

Friday, February 22, 2013 at Austin’s Ocean One Restaurant

She’s not just a random homeless girl. Lorelei is street smart, elusive and manipulative. She’s a survivor, always on the move. Always one step ahead of the danger in her past. Emily’s a hard-partying bartender in downtown Austin with problems of her own. When she meets a handsome reporter looking for a photographer, Emily volunteers her camera skills. As she follows him into the sordid world of gutter punks, Emily finds an unexpected friendship that will redefine her life. Anonymity is a gritty, harrowing account of young people who live life on the edge when all they really want is a safe place to call home. “… an insightful and compelling novel of young people adrift on the streets of Austin. Janna McMahan’s new novel is her best yet and will no doubt find a wide and appreciative audience.” – Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author of Burning Bright, SIBA 2010 Book of the Year. 

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