March 08, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Newport Beach Central Library
The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie
A young couple on the brink of marriage—the charming Veblen and her fiancé Paul, a brilliant neurologist—find their engagement in danger of collapse. Along the way they weather everything from each other’s dysfunctional families to the attentions of a seductive pharmaceutical heiress to an intimate tête-à-tête with a very charismatic squirrel. A dazzlingly original novel that’s as big-hearted as it is laugh-out-loud funny, The Portable Veblen is an exuberant, one-of-a-kind story about love and family, war and nature, new money and old which gives us an unforgettable look at the way we live now.