THE WITCHES OF BELLINAS–Author J. Nicole Jones In Conversation


May 28, 2024 - 7:00pm

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Please join us on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 7:00 PM as we welcome author J. Nicole Jones for a discussion of her new novel, THE WITCHES OF BELLINAS .

This event will be in person at the store at 6120 La Salle Ave., Oakland, CA 94611.

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A dreamy California Gothic about a woman who moves to the mysterious town of Bellinas to save her marriage, only to be swept up in a hedonistic cult that isn’t what it seems

Tansy and her husband Guy are the newest arrivals in Bellinas, a lush oasis tucked into the coast of northern California where a reclusive, creative community is beginning to take shape. Helmed by Guy’s cousin Mia, a famous model -turned -wellness -luminary, and her tech mogul husband, the group renounces the outside world in pursuit of purity, fashioning their own rules about what to eat and how to live.

Everything seems perfect in Bellinas: food is abundant, flowers are always in bloom, and nearby wildfires leave the town remarkably unscathed. While Guy is happy in their new lives, Tansy becomes more and more suspicious of the community and increasingly desperate to save her already-fragile marriage. And as lonely women have throughout the ages, she wants to believe in what may only be a beautiful lie.

The Witches of Bellinas unfolds as a confession from Tansy, filled with anguish over the life, and sense of self, she’s surrendered in her desperation to belong. In J. Nicole Jones’s clever reimagining of cult power and groupthink, the question isn’t why join, but rather, what happens when you understand the danger, but can’t conceive of a way out?

About the Author

J. NICOLE JONES received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Columbia University, and has held editorial positions at VICE magazine and Vanity Fair. She is the author of Low Country: A Southern Memoir.


6120 LaSalle Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
United States