This popular series is presenting its 14th season of exciting authors talking their new books at Waccamaw Neck restaurants, followed by lunch and a book signing. Held every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., paid reservations are requested by the Wednesday prior to the feast. Each feast is $25. The 2012 schedule is available at the CLASS office inside the Chocolate & Coffee House (Litchfield Exchange behind Applewood House of Pancakes on U.S. 17), online at www.ClassAtPawleys.com, or by phone, 843-235-9600.
June 22 – Karen White (“Sea Change”) at Pawleys Plantation. For Ava Whalen, a new marriage and a move to St. Simons Island mean a new beginning. But she doesn’t realize that her marriage will take her on an unexpected journey into the deep recesses of her past that will transform her forever… So teases the book blurb for Karen White’s newest novel, promising her faithful fans another heroine to root for and fall in love with.
June 29 – Angie LeClercq (“A Grand Tour of Gardens”) at Kimbel’s, Wachesaw. Following her successful travelogue of the international adventures of a southern widow turned patron of historical discovery (“Elizabeth Sinkler Coxe’s Tales from the Grand Tour, 1890–1910”) chronicling the captivating episodes in exotic lands as experienced by an intrepid American aristocrat and her son at the dawn of the twentieth century, Charleston native, Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq turns her eye to the Grand Gardens. As director of the Daniel Library at the Citadel and a great-grandniece of Elizabeth Sinkler Coxe, she holds a master’s degree in librarianship from Emory University and a J.D. from the University of Tennessee.
July 6 – Jim Dodson (“American Triumvirate”) at Pawleys Plantation. Dodson has based this account of Sam Snead, Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan on interviews, contemporary accounts and oral histories. His book makes a convincing case that Snead, Nelson and Hogan really did usher in the modern era of golf – because of the quality of their play and the dramatic nature of their rivalry – and it’s also a fascinating biographical account of three gifted, unusual men who grew up in the Depression, discovered that they excelled at a once-snooty game that was beginning to grab the popular imagination, and found wealth and fame in the vastly different America that came in the wake of the war.
Dads Love Chocolate, Too!
The Chocolate & Coffee House, located inside the Litchfield Exchange (YES! It is still open!), offers the finest in handmade chocolates – milk and dark, fruit and nuts, creams and nougats, truffles and the best-tasting sugar-free chocolates you can find. Why not stop by and pick up a box for Father’s Day and top it off with a gift certificate to Jim Dodson’s Moveable Feast on July 6th (see above!). Both are located two miles south of Brookgreen Gardens on U.S. 17, just behind Applewood House of Pancakes – shoot, you might as well just stop in and have breakfast on the way! And while you’re packing away clouds of pancakes, check out the Local Authors’ kiosk stocked by Prose Press with the ten books they’ve published this past year! Newest Prose Press author Jim Rogers’ book of poetry, “Starts and Stops Along the Way,” would make a terrificFather’s Day gift.
Last Call for Books
If you are purging your bookshelves to make room for new reads, bring your good condition hard covers and paperbacks to the Waccamaw Branch Library in Pawleys Island. The Friends of Waccamaw Library are busy sorting in preparation for the 22nd Annual Book Sale, July 5-7.
Put those dates on your calendar to come to St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church in Litchfield to pick from thousands of books for a fraction of their value (Hardcovers, $3 or two for $5; Paperbacks, 50 cents or three for $1). Friends Night is Thursday, July 5 from 6-8 p.m. you can join that evening for $50 (patron), $20 (family) or $10 (individual). Then on Friday, July 6 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Saturday, July 7 (9 a.m. to noon), the public is welcome, free to enter, 843-545-3623.
Speaking of Books …
This summer might be a good time to join a book club. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University has three book clubs meeting at each of the outreach centers, and the OLLI membership fee is waived for summer participation. Visit www.coastal.edu/olli or call 843-349-6584 for more information.
At the Foundation Center (2431 U.S. 501 East, Conway), Susan Galante leads the Conway Book Club on the second Monday each month, 1 to 2:30 p.m. On July 9, the group will discuss “Riding the Bus with My Sister” by Rachel Simon and on Aug. 13, “The Scent of Rain and Lightning” by Nancy Picard.
Art Works, CLASS & The Moveable Feast
Located in The Chocolate & Coffee House in the Litchfield Exchange, 2 miles South of Brookgreen Gardens, behind Applewood’s