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Left Coast Writers®: Craig McLaughlin - Passing On Curves: While Death Rides Shotgun

Monday, June 8, 2015 - 6:00pm

In gripping essays from his stage performances, Craig McLaughlin travels a road where death lurks around every turn. In Passing On Curves: While Death Rides Shotgun, McLaughlin is born with hemophilia, plays with tigers, is menaced by his stepfather, contracts HIV from tainted blood products, nurses his wife through breast cancer, and emerges with a profound reverence for both life and death. He shares his story with compassion, humor, and courage.

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Janet Fletcher - Yogurt

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 12:30pm

Special Meet and Greet Event!

$19.99
ISBN: 9781607747123
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - April 14th, 2015

A fresh, modern yogurt-centric cookbook that showcases the versatility of this dairy superstar in 50 recipes for appetizers, salads, soups, sauces, marinades, beverages, and desserts, and provides fail-proof directions for making your own yogurt at home.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Chitra Viraraghavan - The Americans

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 6:00pm

Tara, a single Indian woman in her mid-thirties travels to America to look after her teenage niece while her sister Kamala is dealing with her autistic son’s treatment and issues at school. But theirs is just one story of many. Woven expertly together, The Americans tells the stories of eleven people whose lives span the country from Louisville to Chicago to Los Angeles to Portland, to Boston. And all of their stories connect back to Tara.

$15.99
ISBN: 9789351369851
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Fourth Estate India - August 4th, 2015

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Karen Joy Fowler - Black Glass

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 6:00pm

Traversing the boundaries of realism, science fiction, fantasy, fairy tale, myth, historical fiction, and satire, the stories in Black Glass showcase Karen Joy Fowler’s astonishing, wide-ranging talent. The collection covers many of her signature concerns, including gender and the problematic relationship between the sexes, the ironies and injustices of history, the influence and limitations of literature, the insights of science and the place of humans within the natural world.

$27.95
ISBN: 9780399175794
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Marian Wood Books/Putnam - June 23rd, 2015

An early work from PEN/Faulkner Award winner and Man Booker finalist Karen Joy Fowler, reissued and beautifully repackaged for new fans and old.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Asali Solomon - Disgruntled

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 6:00pm

Kenya Curtis is only eight years old, but she knows that she's different, even if she can't put her finger on how or why. It's not because she's black—most of the other students in the fourth-grade class at her West Philadelphia elementary school are too. Maybe it's because she celebrates Kwanza, or because she's forbidden from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Maybe it's because she calls her father—a housepainter-slash-philosopher—"Baba" instead of "Daddy," or because her parents' friends gather to pour out libations "from the Creator, for the Martyrs" and discuss "the community."

$26.00
ISBN: 9780374140342
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - February 3rd, 2015

An elegant, vibrant, startling coming-of-age novel, for anyone who's ever felt the shame of being alive


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Scott Stevens - Adding Fire to the Fuel

Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 12:30pm

Presented in partnership with 2015 REEL Recovery Film Festival

In Adding Fire to the Fuel, Scott Stevens examines how families and communities feed the stigma of alcohol use even while it holds them back, how it has become a barrier to many who want help, and how to hang on to sobriety in a pro-alcohol world.

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

San Francisco Grotto Writers - 3 Minute Reads

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 6:00pm

Join us for a fast-paced and irreverent evening, showcasing new work from the students of the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto writing classes. Both fiction and nonfiction writers will read their work — but only for 3 minutes each! Their instructors (Grotto authors) will enforce the time limit.

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

San Francisco Grotto Writers - 3 Minute Reads

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 6:00pm

Join us for a fast-paced and irreverent evening, showcasing new work from the students of the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto writing classes. Both fiction and nonfiction writers will read their work — but only for 3 minutes each! Their instructors (Grotto authors) will enforce the time limit.

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Emma Straub - The Vacationers

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Vacationers is the delicious New York Times–bestselling novel about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of a holiday in the Balearic Islands. Emma Straub delivers a richly satisfying tale of a family in the midst of change.

Emma Straub is the author of Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures and Other People We Married.

$16.00
ISBN: 9781594633881
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2015

The delicious, New York Times-bestselling book of the summer: an irresistible, deftly observed novel about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family's Mediterranean holiday.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Cooks with Books: Alana Chernila - The Homemade Kitchen

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 12:00pm

Greens Restaurant in San Francisco • Single $115; Couple $180 (one book)

  

$24.99
ISBN: 9780385346153
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - October 6th, 2015

This book is a map for how, day in and day out, food shapes my life for the better, in the kitchen and beyond it.
--from the Introduction
" "
"Start where you are. Feed yourself. Do your best, and then let go. Be helpful. Slow down. Don't be afraid of food.
"


Greens Restaurant
A, Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123

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