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The Gardener of Eden Book Tour March 2019

Northern California

Friday, March 1, 6 pm, Catamaran Literary Salon, Santa Cruz:

Lit Chat at The Tannery, 1050 River St., Suite118, Santa Cruz CA 95060 Santa Cruz, CA

Saturday,March 9, 4pm, Book Passage Corte Madera, Marin County:

In conversation with Don George, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd. Corte Madera, CA 94925, (415) 927-0960

Monday, March 11, 6pm, Book Passage SF Ferry Building:

Event with Left Coast Writers and Linda Watanabe McFerrin,  1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111, (415) 835-1020

Wednesday, March 13, 7 pm, Readers’ Books, Sonoma:

130 East Napa Street, Sonoma, CA, 95476 (707) 939-1779

New York City/Brooklyn

Wednesday, March 20, 7 pm, Brooklyn Community Bookstore, Park Slope, Brooklyn

In conversation with artist and director of the School of Visual Arts of NYC Francis Di Tommaso

143 Seventh AvenueBrooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 783-3075

Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, VA

Saturday, March 23, 4 pm, CRIME WAVE

Omni Hotel 145 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903 Directions  (434) 924-3296

Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 1 PM – 2 PM EDT, Politics & Prose


Politics and Prose Bookstore

5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008
In conversation with writer and editor Colleen Daly.

Advance Praise for The Gardener of Eden

“Original, lively,engaging, unexpected, sharp, and poetic. Downie is a master of the eerie andbizarre.”— Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen

“A mystery pitch-perfect for the time and place. Compelling and more than a little ominous.”—Patricia Bracewell, best-selling author of the Emma of Normandy Trilogy

“Downie’s poetic, evocative, lyrical style sweeps you up and his characters live on long after you’ve finished reading.”—Ellen Crosby, author of Harvest of Secrets

“Richlyimagined and masterful. Downie’s vivid and unforgettable characters, lushsettings and page-turning narrative had me reading all night.”—Tatiana deRosnay, internationally best-selling author of Sarah’s Key and The Rainmaker

“A haunting, skillfully-woven tale of love, loss, redemption and revenge, set in a small town with a very, very dark secret.”—Tim Utton, author of Lies

“Un-put-down-able! What a ride! My spine tingled. The perfect mix of sociopolitical commentary, suspense and love story, horrific without the spilling of blood. “—Angela Scipioni, author of Gently, Jolene

“Zowie! Moving and haunting, set in a place no sybarite, no globe-trotter, would ever go.”—Elatia Harris, writer chef and artiste extraordinaire

“Strange discoveries, terrifying encounters, and a late-in-life love story, with surprises and memorable characters at every turn—exhilarating!”—Joanna Biggar, author of That Paris Year

“Graceful writing energized by passionate undercurrents elegantly woven into the story. Downie is at the top of his game.”—Janet Hulstrand, author of Demystifying the French

“Fear, lies, and violence beset an impoverished town…. Trump’s America, Downie implies, rife with climate-change deniers and white supremacists… [this is] dystopian science fiction.”—Kirkus

“The tensionratchets up and the mysteries begin to unravel as Downie expertly captures thepowerlessness and courage of those in peril.”— Bill Kelly, Booklist

“Tension mounts as James attempts to discreetly investigate what became of his flame while the authorities, tracking his every move, try to strong-arm him into leaving before he figures out some of their truly horrific secrets.”—Publishers Weekly

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