L.A. Times September Book Club:  Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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L.A. Times September Book Club: Silvia Moreno-Garcia

On Sept. 27 bestselling novelist Silvia Moreno-Garcia joins our book club to discuss “The Daughter of Doctor Moreau.”

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Join us in September for an L.A. Times Book Club evening with bestselling novelist Silvia Moreno-Garcia! During this virtual book club event, Moreno-Garcia will discuss her new science fiction thriller, “The Daughter of Doctor Moreau” with Times editor Steve Padilla. Set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Mexico, “The Daughter of Doctor Moreau” is a historical page turner and a bold science fiction journey.

Born in Mexico and now living in Vancouver, Canada, Moreno-Garcia has been evolving across genres for years, moving with ease among fantasy, mystery, science fiction, horror and noir stories. President Obama included her novel, “Velvet Was the Night,” a recent L.A. Times Book Prize finalist, on his 2022 summer reading list. She also is the author of “Mexican Gothic,” and “Gods of Jade and Shadow.”

Praise for the book: “The fictions of Silvia Moreno-Garcia abound in shapeshifters. And they are central to her latest novel, ‘The Daughter of Doctor Moreau,’ which reframes the classic H.G. Wells story of terrifying human-animal hybrids as a thrilling and romantic anticolonial adventure set in the Yucatán Peninsula,” says reviewer Paula L. Woods.

“If you read her work as deeply as it deserves to be read — beyond its page-turning thrills… you’ll see that what lies beneath is even more astonishing: a perspective on Mexican history as broad and inclusive as any you’re likely to see in fiction — never mind a bestseller list.”

Virtual Event Details:

When: Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. PT.

Where: This free virtual event will live stream on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Watch links will be provided the week of the event.

Get the book: As a special offer for book club readers, a limited number of copies of “The Daughter of Doctor Moreau,” with signed bookplates, are available as an add-on item. You can also purchase a copy of “Velvet was the Night.” Our bookselling partner for this event is Skylight Books.

Q&A: What would you like to ask the author? Share your questions when you RSVP, or email to bookclub@latimes.com.

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