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Joyce Turley - Brownie Points: Bite-Sized Life Lessons

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 6:00pm

Brownie Points: Bite-Sized Life Lessons tells how Joyce Turley conquered the world, first as a child of a single dad during the Depression, then as a single parent herself...a journey from single-room schoolhouses to oil field riches, celebrity hobnobbing, and San Francisco splendor. Turley, MS, CSP, is a leading innovator in the field of reading efficiency.

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Left Coast Writers®: Richard Voorhees - Shooting Genji

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 6:00pm

Set in Jazz-Age New York and Hollywood in the 1930s, Shooting Genji is a noir thriller seen from the unusual perspective of a young man named Jean-Yves LeFouet, who is nearly blind by day but gifted with exceptional sight at night.

Richard Voorhees is the author of The World’s Oldest Professions.

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San Francisco, CA 94111

Colin Cotterill - Six and A Half Deadly Sins

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

Introduced by Isabel Allende

At the opening of Six and a Half Deadly Sins the anonymous gift of a colorful pha sin delights a very bored Dr. Siri Paiboun—the twice retired ex-National Coroner of the People’s Republic of Laos—but not half so much as the strangely preserved human finger sewn into its hem or the fabric’s intense chemical smell. It’s been a while since Dr. Siri had a case and he’s not about to let this one get away.

$26.95
ISBN: 9781616955588
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Published: Soho Crime - May 19th, 2015

Laos, 1979: Dr. Siri Paiboun, the twice-retired ex-National Coroner of Laos, receives an unmarked package in the mail. Inside is a hand-woven" pha sin," a colorful traditional skirt worn in northern Laos. A lovely present, but who sent it to him, and why? And, more importantly, why is there a severed human finger stitched into the "sin"'s lining?


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San Francisco, CA 94111

Hugh Acheson - The Broad Fork: Recipes for a Wide World of Vegetables and Fruits

Monday, June 8, 2015 - 12:00pm

Tickets: Single $115, Couples $185 (one book)

 

By Hugh Acheson, Rinne Allen (Photographer)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780385345026
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - May 12th, 2015

From James Beard Award winner Hugh Acheson comes a seasonal cookbook of 200 recipes designed to make the most of your farmers' market bounty, your CSA box, or your grocery produce aisle.


Greens Restaurant
A, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123

Cooks with Books: April Bloomfield - A Girl and Her Greens

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 5:00pm

Tickets: Single $150; Couples $250 (one book)

 

$34.99
ISBN: 9780062225887
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Published: Ecco Press - April 21st, 2015

The vegetable-centric follow-up to the beloved cookbook A Girl and Her Pig, by the winner of the 2014 James Beard award for Best Chef in New York


Tosca Cafe
242 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133

Mary Norris - Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

Mary Norris began her professional career as a foot checker—dutifully checking patrons’ toes for athlete’s foot as they entered a Cleveland city pool—before working at a costume company and driving a milk truck. Humble beginnings for a woman who would come to spend more than three decades as a copy editor (or “prose goddess”) at The New Yorker, where she’s worked with such celebrated writers as Philip Roth, Pauline Kael, and George Saunders.

$16.99
ISBN: 9780670011285
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Children's Books - March 15th, 2012

"Sweet, tender, and true!" - Laurie Halse Anderson

Jesse cuts her own hair with a Swiss Army knife. She wears big green fisherman's boots. She's the founding (and only) member of NOLAW, the National Organization to Liberate All Weirdos. Emily wears sweaters with faux pearl buttons. She's vice president of the student council. She has a boyfriend.


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San Francisco, CA 94111

Robin McLean - Reptile House

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 6:00pm

Robin McLean's award-winning debut short story collection Reptile House is inhabited by killers and thieves, astronauts, moose hunters and country club ladies, all seeking some way out, some new door to imagined happiness. The characters in these nine stories abandon families, plot assassinations, nurse vendettas, tease, taunt, and terrorize. They retaliate for bad marriages, derail their lives with desires and delusions, and wait decades for lovers. How far will we go to escape to a better dream?

$16.00
ISBN: 9781938160653
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: BOA Editions - May 12th, 2015

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Amy Kittelstrom - The Religion of Democracy

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

The first people in the world to call themselves “liberals” were New England Christians in the early republic, for whom being liberal meant being receptive to a range of beliefs and values. The story begins in the mideighteenth century, when the first Boston liberals brought the Enlightenment into Reformation Christianity, tying equality and liberty to the human soul at the same moment these root concepts were being tied to democracy.

$32.95
ISBN: 9781594204852
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Press - April 21st, 2015

A history of religion's role in the American liberal tradition through the eyes of seven transformative thinkers


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San Francisco, CA 94111

Robin Rinaldi - The Wild Oats Project

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 6:00pm

“GOOD GIRL SEEKS EXPERIENCE” began the Craigslist ad in the Casual Encounters w4m section. “I’M A 44-YEAR-OLD PROFESSIONAL, EDUCATED, ATTRACTIVE WOMAN IN AN OPEN MARRIAGE, SEEKING SINGLE MEN AGE 35-50 TO HELP ME EXPLORE MY SEXUALITY.”

$26.00
ISBN: 9780374290214
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Sarah Crichton Books - March 17th, 2015

What if for just one year you let desire call the shots?The project was simple: Robin Rinaldi, a successful magazine journalist, would move into a San Francisco apartment, join a dating site, and get laid. Never mind that she already owned a beautiful flat a few blocks away, that she was forty-four, or that she was married to a man she'd been in love with for eighteen years.


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San Francisco, CA 94111

Dorie Clark - Stand Out

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 6:00pm

Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard, they will be lauded as experts on the merits of their work. But that’s simply not true anymore. To make a name for yourself, you have to capitalize on your unique perspective and knowledge and inspire others to listen and take action. But becoming a “thought leader” is a mysterious and opaque process. Where do the ideas come from, and how do they get noticed? Dorie Clark explains how to identify the ideas that set you apart and promote them successfully.

$26.95
ISBN: 9781591847403
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Portfolio - April 21st, 2015

Standing out is no longer optional
Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard, they'll be recognized on the merits of their work. But that's simply not true anymore. "Safe" jobs disappear daily, and the clamor of everyday life drowns out ordinary contributions. To make


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