The Moveable Feast: September 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 September 2013 luncheons:


Moonrise by Cassandra King

Friday, September 6, 2013 at Pawleys Plantation

Helen Honeycutt is just getting her life back on track after a bitter divorce when she meets Emmet Justice, an attractive widower still grieving for his late wife, Rosalyn. Their sudden marriage sets off a maelstrom of resentment and ill-will among Rosalyn’s family and friends. Hoping to mend fences, the newlyweds plan a summer at Moonrise, Rosalyn’s historic estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Moonrise is known far and wide for its unique nocturnal gardens, which have fallen into ruin since the death of its mistress. Like the heroine of Daphne DuMaurier’s classic romance, Rebecca, Helen becomes obsessed by her predecessor, who lives on in her house and gardens and the hearts of those who loved her. As the sweltering summer draws to an end, Helen must uncover the secrets of the past in order to establish her own identity apart from the woman she replaced.


The Governor’s Lady by Robert Inman 

Friday, September 13, 2013 at Carefree Catering

Cooper Lanier has been surrounded by politics her entire life. Her late father, Cleve Spainhour, was a beloved two-term Southern governor, as was her husband, Pickett Lanier. Now, Cooper is taking office as governor herself, succeeding Pickett as he campaigns for president. On her first day, as the state is blindsided by a blizzard, Cooper quickly realizes she is surrounded by leftovers from her husband’s administration and that Pickett intends to manage the state’s affairs from the campaign trail, even if it means undermining her every command. Cooper is faced with the stark choice of seizing control or becoming a phony, irrelevant figurehead. The Governor’s Lady shows how politics brings out the best and worst in people and how the public arena affects politicians’ values and relationships. The novel will appeal to those interested in a deeper understanding of the subtexts and complexities of American politics and the growing role of women in the political landscape.

Chronicles of an Irreverent Reverend 

Chronicles of an Irreverent Reverend by Joe Baroody

Friday, September 20, 2013 at Austin’s Ocean One Restaurant

A collection of 23 stories based on personal experiences in ministry and with his family, including A Night with Ray the Cabdriver, The Alligator Belt, Snicker Snatch, Maroon Cadillac and My Daughter’s Wedding Day. Intended to be secular and spiritual with an appeal that is universal, they are a bit like potato chips – once you read one you’ll want to read another. A native Florentine, Dr. A. Joseph Baroody Jr. is a pastoral counselor and an ordained Baptist minister, serving as chaplain, minister, counselor at hospitals and medical centers in SC. He has been in private counseling practice since 2001 and has published numerous articles, essays and poems. 

A Conversation with Mountain Women:

Mother of Rain by Karen ZachariasThe Storycatcher by Ann Hite

Friday, September 27, 2013 at Tara Ballroom

Karen Spears Zacharias is a daughter of Appalachia. She learned the craft of storytelling from her aunt Cil Christian of Christian Bend, TN. A vocal advocate for military families, Karen’s father, Stf. Sgt. David P. Spears, was KIA in Vietnam. Karen teaches journalism at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wa. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, New York Times, USA Today, CNN and National Public Radio. Mother of Rain is her sixth book and her first novel. Ann Hite’s debut novel, Ghost On Black Mountain, not only became a Townsend Prize Finalist but also won Georgia Author of the Year in 2012. The Storycatcher has all of the ingredients of a great southern novel, bringing to life some of the most intriguing and richly drawn characters you’ll encounter. A born storyteller who has crafted a mesmerizing and haunting tale.

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.