News and Events

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  • January 17, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. — Official launch event! Maria’s Bookshop, Durango, CO
  • January 20, 2018, at 2 p.m. — Author talk and book signing, BookPeople, Austin, TX
  • January 22, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. — Lecture at Texas A&M University / AgriLife Center (open to the public)
  • January 22, 2018, at 7 p.m. — Author talk and book signing, Barnes & Noble, College Station, TX
  • January 25, 2018, at 7 p.m. — Author talk and book signing, Interabang Books
  • March 13, 2018, at 6 p.m. — The Book Haven, Salida, CO



  • “[The Last Suppers] is a haunting study of race relations, compassion, and mystery. A must read.”  Library Journal (starred review)
  • “A serious book, beautifully written, that explores the effect of ruinous family secrets. It’s about race, death and the lives we lead, sometimes against our better judgment… The novel itself is a stew filled with touchstones of our past—like the Ku Klux Klan—that some would rather ignore. The Last Suppers is compelling and very very real.” —The New York Journal of Books
  • “In this novel of compassion, readers will find a humanizing light in a normally dark place.” —Booklist
  • “The Last Suppers held me riveted from the first page to the last, a gorgeous novel that finds beauty in the most unlikely of places. This story has the social conscience of The Help, the unflinching honesty of The Shawshank Redemption, and a wholly original heroine whose humanity will touch your heart as she cooks her way to redemption.” —Susan Wiggs, # 1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “Filled with heart and reverent solemnity, despair and hope, Mandy Mikulencak’s writing is a sensitive, thoughtful narrative about finding freedom beyond the boundaries of what we believe of ourselves and of our past.  With captivating characters, a unique premise, and set in sultry Louisiana, this story is as rich and enticing as the last suppers prepared, one you will want to linger over until the very last page.”
    —Donna Everhart, author of The Education of Dixie Dupree, USA Today Bestselling Author