Top pick at indie bookstore {pages}

It’s always nice to see independent bookstores featured in the media. I loved visiting {pages} in Huntington Beach, CA, during my 2018 paperback tour. Read all about this “book world destination” here. And thank you, Alex, for remembering my appearance!

“Alex Geffner-Millsten has worked at {pages} for two years. Next month, he’ll be organizing the the store’s booths at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, an annual weekend gathering which draws more than 100,000 people to the USC campus. Asked to pick a favorite author appearance, he thought for a while, then settled on Georgia Hunter discussing “We Were the Lucky Ones,” her novel about a Jewish family separated at the beginning of World War II and their struggle to reunite. The novel is based on Hunter’s own experiences — according to publisher Penguin Random House, she was 15 when she discovered that she came from a family of Holocaust survivors — and Geffner-Millsten recalled that Hunter’s talk centered around the extensive research she did, including visiting university archives and tracking down people in Eastern Europe.”