Author Event - A Virtuous Lie by Sam Halpern

The Avid Reader is pleased to welcome back Sam Halpern and his new title, A Virtuous Lie on Sunday, January 20th at 4:00 p.m.


More about A Virtuous Lie:

Devon Emmanuel is a talented writer known for his journalistic integrity. He is also disillusioned with life. He works for a venerable New York magazine struggling to stay afloat by attracting a wealthy dowager interested in women's issues. She is hesitant to invest in the company because it isn't sufficiently oriented toward women.

Suddenly the magazine gets a call from Alessandra Gittleman, a woman who has spent thirty-eight years as an attorney for low-income women in Los Angeles. She's brilliant, funny, fashionable and can still gather herself into an alluring vision. Beloved by her clients, feared by authorities, she is celebrated, notorious and a woman of mystery. A stupendous piece on Gittleman might just save the magazine.

Devon's editor tells him before he leaves for Los Angeles, "Above all, get Alessandra's personal story." Devon encounters a wily, manipulative woman whose efforts to control the interview kindle his resolve to expose the mystery he's sure she's hiding. After the story is published, he is shocked by what he discovers. While exploring Alessandra's life, however, Devon reclaims his own passion for life.



More about the author, Sam Halpern:


Beloved "Dad" in NY Times bestseller Sh*t My Dad Says and author of the novel A Far Piece to Canaan, Sam Halpern grew up on sharecropping farms in Kentucky and became a physician and professor at the University of California Medical School. A Virtuous Lie is his second novel. 

Event date: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
The Avid Reader
617 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95616