Janelle Brown with Edan Lepucki

Janelle Brown Photo  Watch Me Disappear Book Cover

Photo of Edan Lepicki - photo credit Adam Karsten  Woman No. 17 Book Cover

Janelle Brown in Conversation with Edan Lepucki

Thursday, July 20th at 7pm

About Janelle Brown:

Janelle Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels All We Ever Wanted Was EverythingThis Is Where We Liveand the upcoming Watch Me Disappear on July 11th.   Her journalism and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Vogue, Elle, Wired, Self, The Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications. Previously, she worked as a senior writer at Salon, and began her career as a staff writer at Wired during the dotcom boom years, working on seminal Web sites like HotWired and Wired News. In the 1990’s, she was also the editor and co-founder of Maxi, an irreverent (and now, long-gone) women’s pop culture Webzine.

About Watch Me Disappear: 

It’s been a year since Billie Flanagan—a beautiful, charismatic Berkeley mom with an enviable life—went on a solo hike and vanished from the trail. No body, only a hiking boot, was ever found. Her husband and teenage daughter have been coping with Billie’s death the best they can: Jonathan by drinking, Olive by growing remote.  

But then Olive starts having waking dreams—or are they hallucinations?—that her mother is still alive. Jonathan is worried about Olive's emotional stability, until he starts unearthing secrets from Billie’s past that bring into question everything he ever knew about his wife. Is it possible that Olive is right—that Billie isn’dead after all? 

Together, Olive and Jonathan embark on a quest for the truth—about Billie, their family, and the stories we tell ourselves about the people we love.  

About Edan Lepucki:

Edan Lepucki is the author of the novella If You're Not Yet Like Me and the novel California.  Her new novel is Woman  No. 17, published in May 2017 by Hogarth/Crown.

California debuted at #3 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and has been the #1 bestseller on the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle bestsellers lists.  It’s also been on the IndieBound and Publishers Weekly Bestsellers Lists. Edan and Stephen Colbert are now besties!

Edan is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and her fiction and nonfiction have been published in Narrative MagazineThe New York Times, and McSweeney’s, among others.  The Los Angeles Times named her a Face to Watch for 2014.   She is a contributing editor to The Millions and the founder of Writing Workshops Los Angeles.

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Event date: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
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ISBN: 9780812989465
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 11th, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The disappearance of a beautiful, charismatic mother leaves her family to piece together her secrets in this propulsive novel for fans of Big Little Lies--from the bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted Was Everything.

"Watch Me Disappear is just as riveting as Gone Girl."--San Francisco Chronicle

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ISBN: 9781101904251
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Published: Hogarth Press - May 9th, 2017

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ISBN: 9780385524025
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - May 12th, 2009

On the day Paul Miller's pharmaceutical company goes public, he informs his wife, Janice, that their marriage is over and that the new fortune is his alone. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, the Miller's older daughter, Margaret, has been dumped by her hot actor boyfriend and is failing at her job, kind of spectacularly.

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ISBN: 9780385524049
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - May 17th, 2011

Claudia and Jeremy, a young married couple (she's an aspiring filmmaker, he's an indie musician), are on the verge of making it. Her first film was a sensation at Sundance and is about to have its theatrical release; he's assembled a new band and is a few songs shy of an album.

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ISBN: 9780316250832
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Published: Back Bay Books - July 7th, 2015

The highly acclaimed, instant New York Times bestseller that "shows the moment-by-moment reality of a painful possible future, the price we may have to pay for our passionate devotion to all of the wrong things." --Sarah Stone, San Francisco Chronicle