The Moveable Feast: January 2014 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. 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 January 2014 luncheons:

War Below by James Scott

January 10, 2014 at Inlet Affairs

The War Below is the story of the submarine force that helped win World War II in the Pacific by ravaging Japan’s merchant fleet and destroying the nation’s economy. Based on more than 100 interviews with submarine veterans and thousands of pages of previously unpublished letters and diaries, The War Below lets readers experience the battle for the Pacific as never before.

Return to Tradd Street by Karen White

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Pawleys Plantation

Facing her future as a single mother, psychic realtor Melanie Middleton is determined to be strong and leave her past with writer Jack Trenholm behind her. But history has a tendency of catching up with Melanie, whether she likes it or not. Melanie is only going through the motions of living since refusing Jack’s marriage proposal. Despite an insistence that she can raise their child alone, Melanie is completely unprepared for motherhood, and she struggles to complete renovations on her house on Tradd Street before the baby arrives.

My Life with Mickey by Jane Spillane

January 17, 2014 at Carefree Catering

Published by CCU’s Athenaeum Press, My Life with Mickey collects five stories about Mickey Spillane, acclaimed writer, through the eyes of his wife, Jane. This newest release from The Athenaeum Press is the result of close collaboration between Jane Spillane and a student production team – writer Andrew Lesh and photographers/designers Sarah Swartz and Sarah Evans, all CCU students.

Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor and Freedom of the Press by James Lowell Underwood

January 24, 2014 at Pine Lakes Country Club

On January 15, 1903, South Carolina lieutenant governor James H. Tillman shot and killed Narciso G. Gonzales, editor of South Carolina’s most powerful newspaper, The State. Blaming Gonzales’s stinging editorials for his loss of the 1902 gubernatorial race, Tillman shot Gonzales to avenge the defeat and redeem his “honor” and his reputation as a man who took bold, masculine action in the face of an insult. Underwood investigates the epic murder trial of Tillman to test whether biting editorials were a legitimate exercise of freedom of the press or an abuse that justified killing when camouflaged as self-defense. A specialist on constitutional law, Underwood has written the definitive examination of the court proceedings, the state’s complicated homicide laws, and the violent cult of personal honor that had undergirded South Carolina society since the colonial era.

What I Came To Tell You by Tommy Hays

January 31, 2014 at Caffe Piccolo

Since his mother died earlier this year, Grover Johnston (named after a character in Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward Angel) has watched his family fall to pieces as his father throws himself into his work rather than dealing with the pain. Left to care for his younger sister, Sudie, Grover finds solace in creating intricate weavings out of the natural materials found in the bamboo forest behind his North Carolina home, a pursuit that his father sees only as a waste of time. An Okra Pick of the Season, Hays’ new novel is for readers ages 9 to 90.

Your participation includes 10% off the purchase price of the featured book at Litchfield Books, and each Feast is followed by a signing at Litchfield Books at 2:00 p.m. Paid reservations for The Moveable Feast are requested by the Wednesday prior to the event. Most Feasts are $25. Reservations may be made online at or by phone at (843) 235-9600.