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Author Talks

Leslie Karst

Saturday, August 12, 3pm - 4pm

Join us in welcoming local author Leslie Karst as she discusses her memoir Justice is Served: A Tale of Scallops, the Law, and Cooking for RBG. Justice is Served is Karst’s light-hearted, earnest account of the journey this unexpected challenge launched her on—starting with a trip to Paris for culinary inspiration and ending with the dinner itself. Along the way, she imparts details of Ginsburg’s transformation from a young Jewish girl from Flatbush, Brooklyn, to one of the most celebrated Supreme Court justices in our nation’s history, and shares recipes for the mouthwatering dishes she came up with as she prepared for the big night. Visit

In addition, Ms. Karst will talk about her recently released, 6th in the Sally Solari culinary mystery series, A Sense for Murder. A Sense for Murder is a fast-paced, super fun culinary cozy mystery that will have your brain working and your mouth watering. And if you haven't met sleuthing chef Sally yet, it's safe to jump right in.

Both books will be available for purchase.

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We sponsor local authors reading from their published works. Prior events included a group of writers sharing their short noir stories, a children’s book writer/illustrator, and an author talking about his historical mystery. Nonfiction events included a talk about brain fitness, a Halloween-themed talk about haunted Santa Cruz, and a historian describing his research into early aviation.

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