The Annual Holiday Book & Author Luncheon of The Woman’s Club of Larchmont will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Orienta Beach Club in Mamaroneck. Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, Joseph A. Williams, who has published in the fields of maritime history and librarianship, and Deborah Hunt, whose previous works are in the field of nursing, are the featured authors.
Pamela Paul’s latest book is My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues. Bob is Paul’s Book of Books, a journal that records every book she’s ever read, from Sweet Valley High to Anna Karenina, from Catch-22 to Swimming to Cambodia. But My Life with Bob isn’t really about the books she’s read. It’s about the deep and powerful relationship between book and reader. She is also the host of the weekly podcast, Inside The New York Times Book Review and the author of four other books. Prior to joining the Times, she was a contributor to Time magazine and The Economist.
The Sunken Gold: A Story of World War I Espionage and the Greatest Treasure Salvage in History is the latest book of Joseph A. Williams. The British ship, HMS Laurentic, laden with forty-four tons of Allied gold bound for the United States, was sunk off the coast of Ireland by Germany and what follows is the epic struggle of divers from the British Navy to recover the treasure. Williams provides the first full-length account of the quest for the Laurentic’s gold. More than an incredible story about an undersea diving adventure, The Sunken Gold is a story of human persistence, bravery, and patriotism. Williams is currently the Deputy Director of the Greenwich Library and previously spent several years at the State University of New York Maritime College’s Stephen B. Luce Library which specializes in nautical research.
Besides nursing books, Deborah Hunt has authored a children’s book, The One-Eyed Pug, based on a true story. Chewy, a Boston Terrier and her constant companion is also featured in the story. Children and adults will fall in love with the lovely little pug, and eventually come to love the incorrigible Chewy, too! Deborah Hunt is a doctorally prepared nursing professor who lives in New York with her family.
All are invited to meet the authors afterwards and purchase signed books for holiday giving. The Holiday Book & Author Luncheon is $49 per person and open to the public. Reception and cocktails at 11:30 AM with luncheon at 12:15 PM. For information and reservations contact Carolyn Whittemore at 914-834-8409 by December 1.