SOLD OUT - The Chronicle Book Club features Elizabeth McKenzie

The next Chronicle Book Club, hosted by Chronicle Book Editor John McMurtrie, features Elizabeth McKenzie, author of “The Portable Veblen," Admission price includes refreshments and light appetizers and a copy of the book (mailed to the address you provide upon registering. Your book will arrive within five business days after placing your order).

The Portable Veblen is a dazzlingly original novel that’s as big-hearted as it is laugh-out-loud funny. Set in and around Palo Alto, amid the culture clash of new money and old values, and with the specter of our current wars looming across its pages, The Portable Veblen is an unforgettable look at the way we live now. 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.



Monday, April 24

6-6:30 p.m.: Check-in, light appetizers and refreshments

6:30-7:30 p.m.: Discussion with Elizabeth McKenzie

7:30-8 p.m.: Book-signing opportunity



Mechanics’ Institute

57 Post St., Fourth Floor

San Francisco, CA 94104


*You are responsible for your own transportation and any parking fees.


Note: Tickets are limited, nontransferable and ONLY available to active San Francisco Chronicle members. The San Francisco Chronicle may take photographs at this event and use them in its promotional materials. By attending the event, you consent to be photographed and for your image to be used in such materials.