Laguna Beach Books presents monthly book club on Jan 15

Laguna Beach Books is hosting its monthly Book Club gathering on Wednesday, Jan 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the bookstore. Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin will be discussed. The event will be led by a professional moderator. Light snacks and complimentary beverages will be served. 

Mark Helprin’s masterpiece, Winter’s Tale, will transport you to New York of the Belle Epoque, to a city clarified by a siege of unprecedented snows. One winter night, Peter Lake – master mechanic and second-story man – attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. 

Laguna Beach Jane

Click on photo for a larger image

Submitted photo

Laguna Beach Books owner Jane Hanauer with this month’s book club selection, “Winter’s Tale”

Though he thinks it is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between a middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl dying of consumption. It is a love so powerful that Peter Lake, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven to stop time and bring back the dead. His great struggle is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature.

Mark is the acclaimed author of Winter’s Tale, A Soldier of the Great War, Freddy and Fredericka, The Pacific, Ellis Island, Memoir from Antproof Case, and numerous other works. His novels are read around the world, translated into over twenty languages.

The book may be purchased in advance at Laguna Beach Books or online at

Laguna Beach Books is an independent bookstore in Laguna Beach that strives to create a community-enriching environment with a superb selection of books for adults and children, exciting author events and readings, and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Laguna Beach Books is owned by Jane Hanauer.

Laguna Beach Books is located at 1200 S Coast Hwy.