The Moveable Feast: January 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 January 2016 Luncheons:
Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine! by Johnathon Scott Barrett

Friday, January 8, 2016 at Carefree Catering

A native of Perry, Georgia, Johnathon Barrett’s Georgia roots date back to the late 1700s. For seven generations, fresh, farm-to-table food played a unifying role in his family, and as child he was introduced, first-hand, to the ingredients, practices, and nuances of Southern fare. This rich heritage of place continues to play center stage in Johnathon’s life, particularly in regards to food and dining. Successfully melding the classic menus of his birthplace with an expanded appreciation of other cuisines, the author, now a renowned host and cook, has called culinary-rich Savannah, Georgia, his home for the last thirty years.


House of Thieves by Charles Belfoure

Friday, January 15, 2016 at Pawleys Plantation

In 1886 New York, a respectable architect shouldn’t have any connection to the notorious gang of thieves and killers that rules the underbelly of the city. But when John Cross’s son racks up an unfathomable gambling debt to Kent’s Gents, Cross must pay it back himself. All he has to do is use his inside knowledge of high society mansions and museums to craft a robbery even the smartest detectives won’t solve. The take better include some cash too – the bigger the payout, the faster this will be over. With a newfound talent for sniffing out vulnerable and lucrative targets, Cross becomes invaluable to the gang. But Cross’s entire life has become a balancing act, and it will only take one mistake for it all to come crashing down – and for his family to go down too.

 Leaving Before the Rains Come

Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller

*Friday, January 22, 2016 at Kimbel’s, Wachesaw

Alexandra Fuller’s childhood in Southern Africa was the inspiration for two bestselling memoirs: her 2001 debut, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood and her 2004 Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier which won the Ulysses Prize for Art of Reportage. In her third, Leaving Before the Rains Come, she writes about moving to the U.S. and the collapse of her decades-long marriage. *This Moveable Feast is $45 and includes the book.

The Forgotten Room 

The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams & Lauren Willig

Friday, January 29, 2016 at Inlet Affairs

The Forgotten Room, set in alternating time periods, is a sumptuous feast of a novel brought to vivid life by three brilliant storytellers. In 1945, the critically wounded Captain Cooper Ravenal is brought to a private hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and young Dr. Kate Schuyler is drawn into a complex mystery that connects three generations of women in her family to a single extraordinary room in a Gilded Age mansion. Who is the woman in Captain Ravenel’s portrait miniature who looks so much like Kate? And why is she wearing the ruby pendant handed down to Kate by her mother? In their pursuit of answers, they find themselves drawn into the turbulent stories of Gilded Age Olive Van Alen, driven from riches to rags, who hired out as a servant in the very house her father designed, and Jazz Age Lucy Young, who came from Brooklyn to Manhattan in pursuit of the father she had never known. But are Kate and Cooper ready for the secrets that will be revealed?

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.