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Book Club No. 3

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Burnt a memoir about fighting fire by Clare Frank

A heart-racing, heartfelt story that will make readers laugh, cry, and consider what matters most in life. . . introducing Burnt, by Clare Frank

Book: Burnt
Author: Clare Frank
Wednesday, April 24 @ 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Join us for a night of good literature and the warmth of community. Let’s celebrate the magic of storytelling together, over a steaming cuppa.

Tickets: $35

Each Book Club ticket includes:

  • the book – at time of ticket purchase
  • Drink & Goody Bag – the night of the event

We understand things happen, so tickets are transferable.

About the book

Burnt is a book about finding your calling, even if it’s an unexpected one. It’s about finding your home, even if you aren’t immediately welcomed. And it’s about reaching the top and making a difference, even if you don’t look like you fit in.

When Clare Frank was 17 years old, she became a firefighter in Northern California. Clare was five-foot-two and officially too young to join the service—she left her birthdate blank on her paperwork, hoping no one would notice. And she didn’t look like her peers, who sported an Adam’s apple and a mustache. But her brother was a firefighter and loved it, so she thought she’d try it out, too. Very soon, she knew she had found her calling.

About the author

Clare Frank served as the State of California’s first and only female Chief of Fire Protection. She began firefighting at age 17 and worked her way through the ranks, handling fire and rescue emergencies and major disasters in both urban and rural settings. Along the way, she earned a spot on an elite state command team, a bachelor’s in fire administration, a law degree, a master’s in creative writing, and several leadership awards. Now, she brings humor and candor to her stories about first responders, lawyers, and life. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, New York Post, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN Opinion, Shondaland, FireRescue1, and others. Her first book, Burnt: A Memoir of Fighting Fire is now available at a bookstore near you. She lives near Lake Tahoe with her husband and always a dog or two.

Hope you can make it!


April 24
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm