David Downie reads from "Gardener of Eden"
Author David Downie will be reading from his newest book, The Gardener of Eden at Readers’ Books on Wednesday, March 13th (6:30 reception, 7:00 reading). Downie, who is well known for his nonfiction travel writing, has ventured into the realms of literary suspense. Set in the fictional Pacific town of Carverville, this mystery weaves a tale of rumors, distrust, and conspiracies in the claustrophobic small town when a mysterious beachcomber appears one day on the coastal bluffs. This haunting and luminous novel will appeal to fiction and mystery readers alike as it explores the darkness of human nature against the beauty of the natural landscape.
David Downie has called Paris and the Marais home since 1986. He has written for over 50 publications worldwide including Bon Appétit, The Los Angeles Times, Town & Country Travel, The San Francisco Chronicle, epicurious.com, and Salon.com. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light, three Terroir guides, as well as several cookbooks and crime novels. He lives with his wife, Alison Harris, a photographer, and creates custom tours via his “Paris, Paris Tours” blog site: http://parisparistours.blogspot.com/