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Book group to discuss novel at Diesel

Staff Report
12:14 pm PDT May 13, 2014

Diesel, A Bookstore in Malibu, will host the Malibu Book Group’s discussion of “The Magician’s Assistant,” by Ann Patchett at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14.

The book chronicles Sabine, who is wife and assistant of 20 years to the charming and handsome magician, Parsifal; she is privy to most, if not all, of his secrets. 

When Parsifal dies suddenly, Sabine discovers one final trick: a false identity and a family he claimed to have lost in a tragic accident years ago very much alive and well. Tantalized by the idea of finding a connection to her recently deceased husband, she sets off on an adventure that takes her from sun-drenched Los Angeles to the wind-swept plains of Nebraska. 

As it would appear, the adventure works its own sort of magic on her. 

Unless otherwise listed, the Malibu Book Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 4:45 p.m. at Diesel, A Bookstore Malibu store, located at 23410 Civic Center Way in Malibu. 

Meetings are free and open to the public.