January 28, 2018 - 4:30 pm - Markham Vineyards

Bookmark Napa Valley

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Markham Vineyards 2812 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena, CA


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Bookmark Napa Valley is a celebration that benefits Friends & Foundation, St. Helena Public Library. When you join us at Bookmark Napa Valley, you support hundreds of programs for our community such as early literacy, the Summer Reading program, cultural and educational experiences for all ages, and the purchase of new library materials. Please join us for great food, wine and conversation with four entertaining authors.

4:30 p.m. Wine reception  Author meet-and-greet, book sales and signing

5:30 p.m. Dinner and author presentations Dinner prepared by Oak Avenue Catering, paired with fine Napa Valley wines.


2018 Featured Authors

Lisa Napoli Lisa Napoli, Master of Ceremonies

If you attended Bookmark Napa Valley last year, you’ll remember Lisa as the engaging author of Ray & Joan Croc: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away. Prior to writing her first book Radio Shangri-La, Lisa worked at CNN, The New York Times, MSNBC and on the public radio show Marketplace. She grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. This year, as Master of Ceremonies, Lisa will engage our guest authors in lively conversation that is sure to entertain and inspire you.

Wiley Cash authorphoto Wiley Cash

Wiley Cash is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home and the acclaimed This Dark Road to Mercy. He won the SIBA Book Award, was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and has been nominated for many more awards. A native of North Carolina, he has held residency positions at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and is the writer in residence at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, with his wife and two daughters.

Hailed as “mesmerizing” (New York Times Book Review) and “as if Cormac McCarthy decided to rewrite Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird” (Richmond Times-Dispatch), A Land More Kind Than Home made Wiley Cash an instant literary sensation.

Wiley’s eagerly awaited new novel is The Last Ballad. Set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events, it chronicles an ordinary woman’s struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill, a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injustice, with the emotional power of Ron Rash’s Serena, Dennis Lehane’s The Given Day, and the unforgettable films Norma Rae and Silkwood.

Lisa Dickey headshot final Lisa Dickey

A longtime ghostwriter and book collaborator, Lisa Dickey has helped clients write 17 published nonfiction books, including eight New York Times Best Sellers. Her collaborations have spanned a vast array of topics, from politics to business to entertainment to international relations, and her client list includes such luminaries as Patrick Swayze, Gavin Newsom, Cissy Houston, Herbie Hancock, and Whitewater partner Susan McDougal.

This year, St. Martins Press published Lisa’s first non-collaborative book, Bears in the Streets:  Three Journeys Across a Changing Russia, which Madeleine Albright called “brilliant, real, and readable.” Lisa is an accomplished storyteller on stage, appearing at live events such as the Moth Grand Slam, Don’t Tell My Mother, and HateDate Live.

Prior to her writing career, Lisa worked as a Russian translator and, for nine glorious months, as a lounge singer in Japan. A 1988 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Russian Language and Literature, she lives with her wife, the TV and film writer Randi Barnes, in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

Ivy Pochoda_photocourtesyoftheauthor Ivy Pochoda

Ivy Pochoda is the acclaimed author of Visitation Street. She attended Harvard University, where she studied classical Greek. She also holds an MFA in fiction from Bennington College. A former professional squash player, she lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Her new novel Wonder Valley is a visionary and masterful portrait of contemporary Los Angeles in all its facets, from the Mojave Desert to the Pacific, from the 110 to Skid Row. On the 110 freeway during peak morning rush hour, there’s an endless sea of commuters. But this traffic jam is different–a runner is dodging and weaving between cars at an astonishing clip, and this sets the course for a handful of Angelenos, all of whom are in desperate need of a change.

Wonder Valley is a sweeping portrait of angst, violence, heartache, and yearning-a masterpiece by a writer on the rise.

We thank our generous sponsors:

First Edition


Best Seller
Beckstoffer Vineyards

Trinchero Family Estates 

Martha and Bruce Atwater
E & J Gallo

ETS Laboratories
Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP
Frog’s Leap Winery
Heitz Wine Cellars
Patina, Palladium and Pennyweight
Shafer Vineyards

Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

In-kind Sponsors
Markham Vineyards

Meadowood Resort
Opus One

Other Sponsors
Black Sears Estate Wines






October 23, 2017 - St. Helena Public Library

Upcoming Library Events

Every Saturday from 2:30-4

Library Writers’ Club

October 3, 10 and 17 5:00 p.m.

A Brief History of Russia in Three Parts presented by Jay Greene

October 5, 12 and 19 6:00 p.m.

Spanish Storytime

October 5 7:00 p.m.

Art Reception: Objects and Landscapes” by Marvin Humphrey

October 12 6:30 p.m.

Wild St. Helena- Skunks!

October 19 6:30 p.m.

Los Gauchis music

October 24 5:30

Author Talk: Writing as a Path to Self-Discovery by award-winning writer Diane Covington-Carter

October 26 6:30 p.m.

Di de los muertos/Day of the Dead Altar Workshop


All Library programs are free and most are supported by Friends & Foundation, St. Helena Public Library. For information on other Library events, please visit