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Kathryn Olmsted - Right Out of California

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 6:00pm

In a major reassessment of modern conservatism, noted historian Kathryn S. Olmsted reexamines the explosive labor disputes in the agricultural fields of Depression-era California, the cauldron that inspired a generation of artists, writers and the intervention of FDR's New Deal. Right Out of California: The 1930's and the Big Business Roots of Modern Conservatism tells how this brief moment of upheaval terrified business leaders into rethinking their relationship to American politics.

$27.95
ISBN: 9781620970966
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Published: New Press - October 13th, 2015

In a major reassessment of modern conservatism, noted historian Kathryn S. Olmsted reexamines the explosive labor disputes in the agricultural fields of Depression-era California, the cauldron that inspired a generation of artists and writers and that triggered the intervention of FDR's New Deal.


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Felicia Day - You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 12:30pm

Signing Event!

$25.99
ISBN: 9781476785653
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Published: Touchstone Books - August 11th, 2015

From online entertainment mogul, actress, and "queen of the geeks" Felicia Day comes a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet-stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.


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Mary Morris - The Jazz Palace

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 4:00pm

In the midst of boomtown Chicago, two Jewish families have suffered terrible blows. The Lehrmans, who run a small hat factory, lost their beloved son Harold in a blizzard. The Chimbrovas, who run a saloon, lost three of their boys on the SS "Eastland" when it sank in 1915. Each family holds out hope that one of their remaining children will rise to carry on the family business, but Benny Lehrman has no interest in making hats. His true passion is piano especially jazz. At night he sneaks down to the South Side, slipping into predominantly black clubs to hear jazz groups play.

$25.95
ISBN: 9780385539739
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Published: Nan A. Talese - April 7th, 2015

Acclaimed author Mary Morris returns to her Chicago roots in this sweeping novel that brilliantly captures the dynamic atmosphere and the dazzling music of the Jazz Age.


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Leanne Brown - Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 Day

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 6:00pm

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day is a perfect and irresistible idea as a cookbook filled with delicious, healthful recipes created for everyone on a tight budget. The book also works towardsa second copy being given to a person or family in need with the purchase of one copy. While studying food policy as a master's candidate at NYU, Leanne Brown asked a simple yet critical question: How well can a person eat on the $4 a day given by SNAP, the U.S.

$16.95
ISBN: 9780761184997
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Published: Workman Publishing - July 14th, 2015

A perfect and irresistible idea: A cookbook filled with delicious, healthful recipes created for everyone on a tight budget and a cookbook with a strong charitable component: With every copy of "Good and Cheap "purchased, a second copy will be given to a person or family in need.


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William deBuys - The Last Unicorn

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 6:00pm

In 1992, in a remote mountain range, a team of scientists discovered the remains of an unusual animal with exquisite long horns. It turned out to be a living species new to Western science--a saola, the first large land mammal discovered in fifty years. Rare then and rarer now, a live saola had never been glimpsed by a Westerner in the wild when Pulitzer Prize finalist and nature writer William deBuys and conservation biologist William Robichaud set off to search for it in central Laos.

$27.00
ISBN: 9780316232869
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Published: Little Brown and Company - March 10th, 2015

An award-winning author's quest to find and understand a creature as rare and enigmatic as any on Earth
In 1992, in a remote mountain range, a team of scientists discovered the remains of an unusual animal with exquisite long horns. It turned out to be a living species new to Western science--a saola, the first large land mammal discovered in fifty years.


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San Francisco, CA 94111

Solange Ritchie - The Burning Man

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 2:00pm

When young, beautiful Consuelo Vargas turns up mutilated and left for dead in a strawberry field the Irvine Police Department and OC Sheriff call in top FBI Forensic pathologist, Catherine ( Cat ) Powers to help solve what turns out to be a string of murders. Charged with hunting down a twisted serial killer, dubbed the "The Burning Man", as more bodies turn up, Cat embarks on a dangerous game to try to understand and catch him.

$19.95
ISBN: 9781630475192
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Published: Morgan James Publishing - September 15th, 2015

It is a hot June night in upscale Orange County, California. When young, beautiful Consuelo Vargas turns up mutilated and left for dead in a strawberry field, the Irvine Police Department and OC Sheriff call in top FBI Forensic pathologist, Catherine ( Cat ) Powers to help solve what turns out to be a string of murders.


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Cooks with Books: Alana Chernila - The Homemade Kitchen

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 12:00pm

Greens in San Francisco • Single $120 ; Couples $185 (One Book)

$24.99
ISBN: 9780385346153
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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
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"Start where you are. Feed yourself. Do your best, and then let go. Be helpful. Slow down. Don t be afraid of food.
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San Francisco, CA 94123

Left Coast Writers®: Wanderland Writers - Wandering in Cornwall

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Wanderland Writers is a group of writers that brought us Wandering in Bali and Wandering in Paris. They’ve returned now with Linda Watanabe McFerrin to share with us Wandering in Cornwall: Mystery,Mirth, and Transformation in the Land of the Ancient Celts.

 

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Lisa McGuinness - Catarina's Ring

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 6:00pm

Born at the end of the Nineteenth Century and nestled in South Western Italy, Catarina Pensbene's life in Perdifumo is full of sun-drenched olive orchards, lush grape vines, delicious peasant food, family and love. Because of an unexpected plunge into an untenable situation, Catarina decides to take a huge risk to become a mail order bride and sets out across the ocean. Interwoven with Catarina's Ring, is the story of her witty and self-deprecating granddaughter, Juliette Brice.

$16.95
ISBN: 9780990537021
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Published: Bonhomie Press - October 13th, 2015

"The New York Times" best-selling author Lisa McGuinness interweaves the stories of four generations of strong, vibrant women and has created characters both idiosyncratic and adventuresome.


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Ivan Doing Tribute - Last Bus to Wisdom

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 6:00pm

The literary world lost a luminary with the passing of beloved novelist Ivan Doig on April 9, 2015. To celebrate his life and the posthumous publication of his final novel, Book Passage has assembled an all-star cast of readers to present his final work and reflect on Doig’s legacy. A full list of readers will be published shortly.

$28.95
ISBN: 9781594632020
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 18th, 2015

The final novel from a great American storyteller.


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