Rita Cameron

Event date: 
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 7:00pm

Book Tasting for Adults: Rita Cameron 

Let Hicklebee’s annual event highlighting adult fiction and non-fiction help you find your Next Great Read. Hicklebee’s adult book buyer Carol Doup Muller will talk about some notable 2022 books, including ones that are perfect for a book club pick, a curl-up by the fire, or thoughtful gifts.

Joining us will be Rita Cameron, whose new novel is The House Party. A propulsive story told from several perspectives, The House Party begins when some “good kid” teens throw a kegger that goes wrong. The party site is a dream home being built by a couple trying to start a family–and when the house gets trashed, so do the futures anticipated by its many sympathetic and well-drawn characters. The setting is suburban Philadelphia, but the class tensions and power differentials depicted here will make every reader in Silicon Valley squirm right along. 

Rita Cameron is a 2022-23 Graduate Steinbeck Fellow in the MFA program at San Jose State University. Her previous novel, Ophelia’s Muse, is historical fiction about Elizabeth Siddal, the Pre-Raphaelite artist’s model and painter whom Dante Gabriel Rossetti discovered, adored, and married.

Your $15 ticket includes a $10-off coupon that can be used that night toward the purchase of any book mentioned at the preview, and attendees will get an annotated list of the books discussed.  We think this event is great fun for book groups, so we are also offering a 5-tickets-for-$50 special. Bring your book group–or just gather up some fellow readers for a night out.

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1378 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
The House Party: A Novel By Rita Cameron Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063218062
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow - September 13th, 2022

Ophelia's Muse By Rita Cameron Cover Image
ISBN: 9781617738562
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 2-14 days
Please note: This book is final sale and ineligible for return.
Published: Kensington - September 29th, 2015