The Moveable Feast: February 2016 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 February 2016 Luncheons:

The Immortals: A Story of Love and War by Karen Stokes

Friday, February 5, 2016 at Carefree Catering

Historian and South Carolina Historical Society archivist Karen Stokes takes a turn at historical fiction in this Civil War love story that takes place in Charleston and Columbia, based on actual events.

Swans of 5th Ave

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

Friday, February 12, 2016 at Pawleys Plantation

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife comes an enthralling new novel centered on two dynamic, complicated, and compelling protagonists – Truman Capote and Babe Paley. This book is steeped in the glamour and perfumed and smoky atmosphere of New York’s high society. Babe Paley – known for her high-profile marriage to CBS founder William Paley and her ranking in the International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame – was one of the reigning monarchs of New York’s high society in the 1950s. Replete with gossip, scandal, betrayal, and a vibrant cast of real-life supporting characters, readers will be seduced by this startling new look at the infamous society swans.

Stars Over Sunset Blvd

Stars over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner

Friday, February 19, 2016 at Surf, Beach & Golf Club, North Myrtle Beach

This multi-published author, speaker and writing workshop leader with a background in community journalism has written a dozen books in as many years. Her novel, A Fall of Marigolds, was named to Booklist’s Top Ten Women’s Fiction titles for 2014, and The Shape of Mercy was named by Publishers Weekly as one of the 100 Best Novels of 2008. Stars over Sunset Boulevard, set in the golden age of Hollywood, is the story of two studio secretaries who become best friends while working on the set of the most iconic film ever produced, Gone with the Wind.


The Arrangement by Ashley Warlick

Friday, February 26, 2016 at Ocean One, Litchfield

Ashley Warlick’s debut novel, The Distance from the Heart of Things, won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, the youngest recipient ever at 23. Publishers Weekly described her sentences as “often bewitching” while the starred Booklist review commented on her ability to employ “an economy of language that is somehow simultaneously stark and lush” and pronounced her writing “daring.” In 2006, she received a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Warlick is a dedicated cook and published food writer. She teaches in the MFA program at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the book buyer for M. Judson, Booksellers and Storytellers in Greenville. The Arrangement is based on the early career and tumultuous love life of the great food writer MFK Fisher.

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.