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Synopsis: A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores.
East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch.
They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence. He charges his clients whatever they can afford, which might be a set of tires or a homemade casserole. To get by, he's forced to take on clients that can pay.
This time, it's a rap mogul whose life is in danger. As Isaiah investigates, he encounters a vengeful ex-wife, a crew of notorious cutthroats, a monstrous attack dog, and a hit man who even other hit men say is a lunatic. The deeper Isaiah digs, the more far reaching and dangerous the case becomes.
August's 1st Friday brings us a new featured Artist, Christina Hull, and her bright and cheery paintings. Local favorite, Mark Ward, provides us with entertainment for the evening. Music starts at 5 but come early to grab a seat. Bring a picnic and make it an evening!
We're so excited to be invited back to one of our favorite wine shops, Petunias Marketplace! We'll be pouring 6 of our wines including our newest releases. This is a great opportunity for our friends up North to come try our newest wines. $15 for a flight.
The Book: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Synopsis: Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize that the truth is much darker. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together—in a world of danger and uncertainty.
Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions—and compels her to take a journey through her family's long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or redemption.
Everyone is welcome at book club and reading the book is not a requirement.
It's one of the most anticipated weekends of the year, Liberty Lake's Yard Sale. Bring in your craziest find (or a photo of your craziest find if it's large) for a $5 glass pour of our 2017 Sangiovese Rose'.
We'll also have some items for sale.