Julie Clark Luncheon in conversation with Sara Sligar | Slay Italian Kitchen | Tuesday, June 21st at 11:30 am

Ticket Price - $85 (includes signed copy of The Lies I Tell, three course luncheon and exclusive alternative ending to the The Last Flight)

{pages} is pleased to welcome back author Julie Clark for a very special publication day luncheon at Slay Italian Kitchen as she celebrates and discusses the publication of her brand new novel, The Lies I Tell. She will be in conversation with author Sara Sligar. Julie Clark is the NY Times Bestselling author of The Last Flight, also a {pages} bestseller and staff favorite.  Attendees of the luncheon will receive signed copies of Julies new book PLUS an exclusive alternative ending to The Last Flight in addition to a special three course luncheon with a menu prepared by Chef David Slay.

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Longer term parking is available just a couple of blocks away at The Pier lots. Parking information: Link to parking in Downtown Manhattan Beach

About the book:

From the instant New York Times bestselling author of The Last Flight comes a riveting new novel of two women, multiple identities, and one last con. Now in paperback!

Meg Williams, Maggie Littleton, Melody Wilde. Different names for the same person, depending on the town, depending on the job. She's a con artist who erases herself to become whoever you need her to be—a college student. A life coach. A real estate agent. Nothing about her is real.

Kat Roberts has been waiting ten years for the woman who upended her life to return. And now that she has, Kat is determined to be the one to expose her. But as the two women grow closer, Kat's long-held assumptions begin to crumble, leaving Kat to wonder who Meg's true target is.

About the author:


Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, JULIE CLARK grew up reading books on the beach while everyone else surfed. After attending college at University of the Pacific, she returned home to Santa Monica to teach. She now lives there with her two young sons and a golden doodle with poor impulse control. The Last Flight was an instant New York Times bestseller


Sara Sligar is an author and academic based in Los Angeles, where she teaches English, creative writing, and narrative studies at the University of Southern California. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in history from the University of Cambridge. Her debut novel, Take Me Apart, was published in 2020 by MCD/Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Take Me Apart was a finalist for the Ned Kelly Award for International Crime Fiction; was a Kirkus Best Book of the Year; and received praise from the Washington Post, People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and more. Her second novel is forthcoming from MCD.

About Take Me Apart:

A spellbinding novel of psychological suspense that follows a young archivist’s obsession with her subject’s mysterious death as it threatens to destroy her fragile grasp on sanity

When the famed photographer Miranda Brand died mysteriously at the height of her career, it sent shock waves through Callinas, California. Decades later, old wounds are reopened when her son, Theo, hires the ex-journalist Kate Aitken to create an archive of his mother’s work.

From Miranda’s vast maze of personal effects, Kate pieces together a portrait of a vibrant artist buckling under the pressures of ambition, motherhood, and marriage. As the summer progresses, Kate navigates vicious local rumors and her growing attraction to the enigmatic Theo, all while unearthing the shocking details of Miranda’s private life. But Kate has secrets of her own, and when she stumbles across a diary that may finally resolve the mystery of Miranda’s death, her curiosity starts to spiral into a dangerous obsession.

With breathtaking and haunting imagery, Take Me Apart paints a vivid picture of two magnetic young women, separated by years, but bonded by shared struggles. Sara Sligar draws readers into a web of secrets and lies, alternating between the present and the past and revealing the truth about Miranda’s death through the objects she left behind. A brilliant take on art, illness, and power, from a fresh, seductive new voice in suspense.

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