National Book Award Winners Weekend at Warwick’s Featuring James McBride and Colum McCann

Join Warwick’s in La Jolla as they host National Book Award Winners Weekend Featuring best selling authors, James McBride and Colum McCann.

***DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER IN THE EAST COAST, JAMES MCBRIDE IS NOT ABLE TO ATTEND. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED*** THE WEEKEND EVENT CONTINUES WITH: Colum McCann ON SUNDAY. DETAILS: Winner of 2009 Award for Fiction, Colum McCann, who will be discussing and signing TransAtlantic on Sunday, February 16th at 4:00pm. A Reserved Seating Package for this weekend is available. Please call the Warwick’s Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

The weekend-long event begins on Saturday, February 15th at Warwick’s in downtown La Jolla on Girard Ave, with the winner of the 2013 Award for Fiction, James McBride. James will be discussing and signing The Good Lord Bird. This event is free and open to the public, however Reserved Seating is available, call Warwick’s at (848) 454-0347 for details. In order to be signed, The Good Lord Bird must be purchased from Warwicks.


About The Good Lord Bird: From the bestselling author of The Color of Water and Song Yet Sung comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade-and who must pass as a girl to survive.

Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry’s master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town-with Brown, who believes he’s a girl.

Over the ensuing months, Henry-whom Brown nicknames Little Onion-conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually Little Onion finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859-one of the great catalysts for the Civil War.

An absorbing mixture of history and imagination, and told with McBride’s meticulous eye for detail and character, The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival.

National Book Award Winners Weekend at Warwick’s
Saturday, February 15th 4:00PM
7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
(848) 454-0347

[Source: Warwick’s press release; Image: leonponcede.blogspot]

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (

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