Saturday, February 06, 2021

Heads-Up, David Dodge Fans!

The Seattle-based Book Club of Washington has invited Randal S. Brandt, a librarian at the University of California, Berkeley’s Bancroft Library and creator of the Web’s A David Dodge Companion, to address club members—electronically, of course—on Sunday, February 21. “They said I could pick any topic I wanted,” he told me recently, “so I’m going to develop a talk around the article I wrote on the origins of To Catch a Thief for The Rap Sheet.” You’ll find that excellent piece here.

The Book Club’s Web site says that Brandt’s “illustrated” Zoom presentation will cover Dodge’s life and career, as well as the real-life 1950 French Riviera jewel heist that inspired the author’s best-remembered novel. This event will be free and open to all. If you’d like to join the discussion, beginning at 2 p.m. PST, please RSVP here.

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