The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

Moments with Marianne book club pick for June is The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi!  This remarkable novel that will transport you to another place and time. A beautifully crafted and intoxicating read, The Henna Artist is filled with color, tradition, and bravery, as 30-year old henna artist Lakshmi Shastri sets out on her own to redefine her life and pursue her dreams.  At the pinnacle of her career, Lakshmi’s past soon comes to haunt her, but is everything really what it seems?

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Wildcard with Marie Lu
Thursday, December 13th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Marie Lu is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites series, as well as the blockbuster bestselling Legend series. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry as an artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing games, and getting stuck in traffic. www.Marielubooks.com 

Mother of Invention with Caeli Wolfson Widger
Thursday, July 19th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Caeli Wolfson Widger is the author of the novel Real Happy Family. Her other work has appeared in numerous literary journals, the New York Times Magazine, and Amazon’s Day One and on NPR. Caeli lives with her husband and three children in Santa Monica, California, where she runs a recruiting firm focused on tech start-ups. www.caeliwidger.com 

Protogenesis with Alysia Helming & Kostas Martakis
Thursday, March 29th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Alysia Helming is the best-selling author of the Protogenesis book series, the Executive Producer of the short film series Footsteps in Athens showcasing the real-life experience of Greece through selected scenes from the book, the Creator/Executive Producer of the upcoming American TV series Meet Me in Greece, based on her real-life story behind the writing of the book series, and the primary shareholder and President of Protogenesis Media. When she isn’t writing, Helming is considered a ‘Clean Energy Guru’ as a majority investor/owner in Pristine Sun and regularly travels to Greece for her research and inspiration. www.alysiahelming.com