From L.A. to the Outback: Two Novelists


Tue., May 9, 7:15-9 p.m. 2017
FREE/ Reservation Recommended

Location Info:

L.A. Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles, CA  90071
David Francis In conversation with author Jane Smiley Spring reservations now open to Library Foundation Members! Unlock reservations with the password included in the January 31st ALOUD email to members. Reservations for all May programs will open to the public on Friday, April 7th at noon. David Francis’ latest novel Wedding Bush Road follows the visceral journey of a young L.A. lawyer called back to his family’s horse farm in rural Australia when his mother falls ill. Offering a uniquely intimate take on the timeless struggle between the past and present, town and country, Francis’ writing is fueled by a deep understanding of characters and landscapes that are worlds apart—he also works as a lawyer based in Los Angeles and spends part of each year on his family farm in Australia. Discussing this psychological portrait of a divided family and their complicated roots, Francis is joined by master storyteller and fellow horse aficionado Jane Smiley, who has known Francis for years and calls Wedding Bush Road, “his best work yet.”


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