The Moveable Feast: September 2015 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 September 2015 Luncheons:

 

Hush Now Baby

Hush Now, Baby by Angela Williams

Friday, September 4, 2015 at Great Pee Dee Q, Litchfield

In this biographical story of how a little white girl climbed out of an uneasy childhood in the segregated South on the backbone of a black woman who loved her unabashedly, we have “The Help” becomes family. A host of African-American women permeated Southern families. One of those stalwart women was Eva Aiken, a central figure in the author’s life from her birth until Eva staged a sit-in at the girl’s wedding. The story captures the glorious early years of this Lowcountry South Carolina family, then graphically depicts its unraveling. Eva holds them together. The family and the country’s parallel struggles converge. The author lives in bubble-wrap until Civil Rights issues escalate. This story is told without pathos and with graceful restraint.

 

Paris Apartment

A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable

Friday, September 11, 2015 at Ocean One

In her debut novel, Gable follows April Vogt, a continental furniture specialist for Sotheby’s, on the assignment of a lifetime. Sent to Paris to evaluate the contents of the long-untouched apartment of Marthe de Florian, April gets to know Marthe through her descriptive journals and letters about life in France in the early 1900s. Digging into the apartment’s secrets and its flamboyant former occupant offers an escape for April from her messy life back home.

 

Our Man in Charleston

Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South by Christopher Dickey

Friday, September 18, 2015 at Pawleys Plantation

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Saturday, September 19, 2015 at The Parson’s Table, Little River

Between the Confederacy and recognition by Great Britain stood one unlikely Englishman who hated the slave trade. His actions helped determine the fate of a nation. When Robert Bunch arrived in Charleston to take up the post of British consul in 1853, he was young and full of ambition, but even he couldn’t have imagined the incredible role he would play in the history-making events to unfold. In an age when diplomats often were spies, Bunch’s job included sending intelligence back to the British government in London. Yet as the United States threatened to erupt into Civil War, Bunch found himself plunged into a double life, settling into an amiable routine with his slavery-loving neighbors on the one hand, while working furiously to thwart their plans to achieve a new Confederacy.

 

Sea Keepers Daughter

The Sea Keeper’s Daughter by Lisa Wingate

Friday, September 25, 2015 at Inlet Affairs

From modern-day Roanoke Island to the sweeping backdrop of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Wingate brings to light the fascinating story of Roosevelt’s depression-era Federal Writers, who traveled the back roads of this country, discovering the stories of a hidden America. 

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.

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