Francesca Lia Block

Francesca Lia Block
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As a child, writer Francesca Lia Block (Weetzie Bat, The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold) was fascinated by Greek mythology and fairy tales. As an adult, Block writes novels she describes as "contemporary fairy tales with an edge." Her latest book, The Elementals, goes beyond the typical coming-of-age story about a Los Angeles girl and her few years away at UC Berkeley to include an unexplained disappearance and a strange old house in the hills inhabited by three mysterious, beautiful and seductive young people. Come hear Block read from and talk about her latest novel and find out why the New York Times Book Review has said that the LA native "writes about the real Los Angeles better than anyone since Raymond Chandler."

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