Join us when Zesch talks about what it’s like to write three very different books.
His first book, Alamo Heights, published in 1999 is a lively historical novel that focuses on two women who worked to save the Alamo from demolition in the early 1900s. Debuting in 2004, Scott’s second book, The Captured, is an engaging, non-fiction account of the experience of nine child captives abducted by Indians on the Texas frontier. The third book, The Chinatown War, Chinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871, was released this summer. It is a deeply researched, non-fiction work which skillfully examines the history leading to a turf war between three Chinese gangs and the outbreak of mob violence involving white Angelenos.
Mr. Zesch will speak at the Friends of the Library meeting, which begins at 5:30 PM on November 13, 2012. The public is welcome. There will also be a brief business meeting and a reception with refreshments to honor departing board members. Benji’s will be selling books, and Scott has agreed to sign them. It’s a great time to do some early shopping!