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Mae Ngai - The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 6:00pm
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Mae Ngai
presents The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America ($26.00). A noted historian uncovers the three-generational saga of the Tape family in a sweeping story centered on patriarch Jeu Dip’s (Joseph Tape’s) self-invention as an immigration broker in post-Gold Rush, racially explosive San Francisco, and the extraordinary rise it enables.
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ISBN: 9780618651160
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 15th, 2010

If you re Irish American or African American or Eastern European Jewish American, there's a rich literature to give you a sense of your family's arrival-in-America story. Until now, that hasn t been the case for Chinese Americans. From noted historian Mae Ngai, The Lucky Ones uncovers the three-generational saga of the Tape family.


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Lisa Birnbach - True Prep

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 6:00pm

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Lisa Birnbach talks about True Prep ($19.95). “Wake up, Muffy. We’re back.” From the author of The Official Preppy Handbook, Birnbach looks at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshipping preppies adapts to the new order of the Internet, cell phones, rehab, political correctness, reality TV, and polar fleece.

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$19.95
ISBN: 9780307593986
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 7th, 2010

Wake up, Muffy. We re back.
From Lisa Birnbach, the author of "The Official Preppy Handbook" and designer Chip Kidd comes a whole new take on the prep world that Birnbach turned into an international best-selling phenomenon thirty years ago.
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Steven Saylor - Empire: The Novel of Imperial Rome

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 6:00pm

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Steven Saylor presents Empire: The Novel of Imperial Rome ($25.99). Continuing the epic story begun in his New York Times-bestselling novel Roma, Saylor charts the destinies of five more generations of the aristocratic Pinarius family, from the reign of Augustus to the height of Rome’s empire. Saylor is the author of The Triumph of Caesar.

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780312381011
Availability: Special Order
Published: St. Martin's Press - August 31st, 2010

“May Steven Saylor’s Roman empire never fall.


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Richard Lupoff - The Emerald Cat Killer

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 6:00pm

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Richard Lupoff discusses his mystery novel The Emerald Cat Killer ($25.99). Hobart Lindsey is called back to the San Francisco Bay Area for one last case. A local book publisher is being sued over a novel that might actually be the last, lost work of a novelist killed more than a year ago. Lupoff is also the author of Marblehead.

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780312648138
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 31st, 2010

Hobart Lindsey and Marva Plum return in their final case!

Hobart Lindsey is called back to the San Francisco Bay Area for one last case. A local book publisher is being sued over a novel that might actually be the last, lost work of a novelist killed over a year ago.


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Osprey Orielle Lake - Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 6:00pm

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Left Coast Writers Launch!
Osprey Orielle Lake talks about Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature ($16.95). Lake, a lifelong advocate for environmental protection and cultural transformation, weaves together history, science, culture, governance, spirituality, and the arts to map out an integrated approach to working in partnership with nature while creating a more balanced future.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780974524597
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Published: White Cloud Press - September 21st, 2010

Uprisings for the Earth delves into a new kinship with nature while acknowledging the treasures of urban life and the unique stake each person has in resolving critical and timely challenges. While avoiding doomsday scenarios, Lake offers a frank inquiry into a variety of causes leading to our current global peril while also providing a deep well of hope and profound insight.


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John Brandon Signing - Citrus County

Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 1:00pm
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John Brandon
signs copies of his novel Citrus County ($22.00). Teenage romance should be difficult, but not this difficult. Boys like Toby should cause trouble, but not this much. Shelby should be her own hero, the first hero of Citrus County. She should rescue her sister from underground, rescue Toby from his life. Her destiny should be a hero's destiny.
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$22.00
ISBN: 9781934781531
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Published: McSweeney's - July 6th, 2010

There shouldn’t be a Citrus County. Teenage romance should be difficult, but not this difficult. Boys like Toby should cause trouble but not this much. The moon should glow gently over children safe in their beds. Uncles in their rockers should be kind. Teachers should guide and inspire. Manatees should laze and palm trees sway and snakes keep to their shady spots under the azalea thickets.


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Jeff Kreisler - Get Rich Cheating: The Crooked Path to Easy Street

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 6:00pm

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Comedian Jeff Kreisler presents Get Rich Cheating: The Crooked Path to Easy Street ($14.99). In these difficult times, there’s only one proven path to ridiculous amounts of money: Cheating. Everyone’s doing it—from sleazy CEOs to ‘roided-up home run kings, silicone-enhanced starlets, and backroom-dealing congressmen—so why not you?

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780061686146
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 26th, 2009

In these difficult times, there's only one proven path to ridiculous amounts of money: Cheating. Everyone's doing it--from sleazy CEOs to 'roided-up home run kings, silicone-enhanced starlets, and backroom-dealing congressmen--so why not you?


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WritersCorps - City of Stairways: A Poet’s Field Guide to San Francisco

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 6:00pm

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Join the young authors of City of Stairways: A Poet’s Field Guide to San Francisco ($14.95) as they read from this new book about San Francisco. City of Stairways was written by student apprentices in WritersCorps, a creative writing program for youth. This work offers an intimate look at some of the most memorable sites and neighborhoods in San Francisco.

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Angela S. Choi - Hello Kitty Must Die

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 6:00pm

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Angela S. Choi presents Hello Kitty Must Die ($24.95). Fiona Yu appears to be a “Hello Kitty”—an educated, well-mannered young Asian-American woman. Secretly, she feels torn between the traditional Chinese values of her family and the mores of being an American girl. Determined to thwart her parents’ plan to marry her off, Fiona seeks freedom at any price.

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781935562030
Availability: Special Order
Published: Tyrus Books - April 1st, 2010

On the outside, twenty-eight-year-old Fiona Yu appears to be just another Hello Kitty—an educated, well-mannered Asian American woman. Secretly, she feels torn between the traditional Chinese values of her family and the social mores of being an American girl.


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Taylor Plimpton - Notes from the Night: A Life After Dark

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 6:00pm

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Taylor Plimpton talks about Notes from the Night: A Life After Dark ($22.00). Plimpton uncovers the sexy, and seamy, lining of the city that never sleeps, and in so doing exposes what at heart is sought by all those who leave their home well after dark—the singular thrill of being young and free and full of desire in a world where anything can happen.

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