Saturday, September 08, 2012

"City of Redemption" Book Event with Author June Ahern, Sat., Sept. 22nd at Florey's!

Florey's Books welcomes author June Ahern as she discusses her new novel "City of Redemption"

***Saturday, September, 22nd, 3-5pm***

About the book:

'City of Redemption' is a vividly recounted story of lies, betrayal, sex, drugs, and murder that takes place during an unforgettable time and place in history- the Summer of Love in San Francisco, 1967.

Partly to blame for her young son's death and abandoned by her husband, Liz Mackay leaves Scotland in disgrace, hoping for a second chance at love and life. Arriving in San Francisco during the Summer of Love, she soon joins a commune. Her new family is a curious mix: Black Panthers trying to change the world, a Vietnam vet seeking inner peace, a flamboyant hairdresser with dreams of his own, and a flower child and her drug dealer boyfriend who changes girlfriends often.

At first Liz is happy to have found a welcoming home but soon her hope for peace and love begins to diminish. As her new roommates pry into her mysterious past Liz's search for a "jolly good time" brings more grief and a worsening drug addiction. Embroiled in a plot to bring down the Black Panthers, she looks for a way to redeem herself for her part in her son's death. Sharing her fears, she is told, "Keep your mouth shut." Can she save her friends or will she just watch her commune family break apart? No one expects anything heroic from Liz.

About the author:

Ms. Ahern was born in Glasgow, Scotland and raised in San Francisco. She is the author fo two previous books, the novel "The Skye in June" and a consumer's guide "The Timeless Conselor: The Best Guide to a Psychic Reading". She has a son, and lives on the coast with her husband, dog, cat, and horse.
For more information about Ms. Ahern and her books, please see her website:

We hope to see you!

***Saturday, Sept. 22nd, 3-5pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day