Tuesday, May 29th @ 6:30pm - Caeli Wolfson Widger discusses and signs "Mother of Invention"
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Caeli Wolfson Widger to the store to discuss and sign her new novel, Mother of Invention on Tuesday, May 29th at 6:30 pm. Joining her in conversation will be author Julia Fierro. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store.
Meet Silicon Valley executive Tessa Callahan, a woman passionate about the power of technology to transform women's lives. Her company's latest invention, the Seahorse Solution, includes a breakthrough procedure that safely accelerates human pregnancy from nine months to nine weeks, along with other major upgrades to a woman's experience of early maternity.
The inaugural human trial of Seahorse will change the future of motherhood--and it's Tessa's job to monitor the first volunteer mothers-to-be. She'll be their advocate and confidante. She'll allay their doubts and soothe their anxieties, but when Tessa discovers disturbing truths behind the transformative technology she's championed, her own fear begins to rock her faith in the Seahorse Solution. With each new secret Tessa uncovers, she realizes that the endgame is too inconceivable to imagine.
Caeli Wolfson Widger's bold and timely novel examines the fraught sacrifices that women make to succeed in both career and family against a backdrop of technological innovation. It's a story of friendship, risk, betrayal, and redemption--and an unnerving interrogation of a future in which women can engineer their lives as never before.
Caeli Wolfson Widger is the author of the novel Real Happy Family. Her other work has appeared in numerous literary journals, the New York Times Magazine, and on NPR. Caeli lives with her husband and three children in Santa Monica, California, where she runs a recruiting firm focused on tech start-ups.
Julia Fierro is the author of the novels The Gypsy Moth Summer and Cutting Teeth. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Glamour, Poet's & Writers, and other publications. A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Julia founded The Sackett Street Writers' Workshop, a creative home to more than 5,000 writers in NYC, Los Angeles and online.