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Literary Luncheon with Author Michelle Latiolais

Michelle Latiolas

The Partners of the UCI Libraries Present

A Literary Luncheon with

Michelle Latiolais

Author of A Proper Knowledge
Co-Director of the Programs in Writing at UCI

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
12:00 pm – 2:00 p.m.

Hosted by Library Partner Doreen Hamburger in her Corona del Mar home.

The author will read excerpts from her novel and discuss her writing; a book signing will follow. $30 includes a buffet lunch and a copy of A Proper Knowledge.

Limited seating. Reservations requested. For information and registration please call (949)824-5300 or email partners@uci.edu.

A Proper Knowledge, by Michelle Latiolais
A gifted psychiatrist, haunted by the death of his young sister, seeks to penetrate the mysteries of childhood autism in this beautifully written, insightful investigation into the misunderstood pathways of the brain-and the heart. The novel explores how death can bind a family together even as it tears its individual members apart; how guilt can lead to creative--or destructive--acts, and how the search for love carries with it the potential for a cure.

Michelle Latiolais is Professor of English at UC Irvine, where she co-directs the Programs in Writing, which has produced many excellent award-winning writers including herself. She is the author of numerous short stories, published most recently in Western Humanities Review and Green Mountains Review, as well as her first novel, Even Now, which won the Gold Medal for Fiction from the Commonwealth Club of California.