Start: 1:00 pm
In Wounded Prey ($14.99), a young girl is snatched in broad daylight from outside her school and later found brutally murdered and hanging from a tree. When recently retired San Francisco Police Inspector Bob Farrell sees this on the news, he realises his worst nightmare has just come true. The same brutal killer a government agency stopped him from putting away twenty years before is once more on the loose. As the killer wreaks a trail of blood and destruction across North America, Bob Farrell sets out to track him down. But Farrell’s not playing by the rules any more than the killer is, and soon the FBI have both of them in their sights.Sean Lynch was born and raised in Iowa, in a Civil War-era brick farmhouse restored by his family. When not outdoors shooting his BB guns, Sean could be found reading crime and science fiction, paranormal and military non-fiction, and trying to persuade his parents to let him stay up past bedtime to watch the late-show creature feature. After high school, Sean obtained a Bachelor of Sciences degree and served in the U.S. Army as an enlisted Infantryman. He migrated to Northern California.
Start: 4:00 pm
Rape has never had a universally accepted definition, and the uproar over "legitimate rape" during the 2012 U.S. elections confirms that it remains a word in flux. Redefining Rape ($35.00) tells the story of the forces that have shaped the meaning of sexual violence in the United States, through the experiences of accusers, assailants, and advocates for change. In this ambitious new history, Estelle Freedman demonstrates that our definition of rape has depended heavily on dynamics of political power and social privilege. Freedman narrates the victories, defeats, and limitations of these and other reform efforts. The modern civil rights and feminist movements, she points out, continue to grapple with both the insights and the dilemmas of these first campaigns to redefine rape in American law and culture. Estelle Freedman is Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History at Stanford University.
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm
3 Sun., Nov. 3, 10, & 17 • 6:00-8:00pm • $150Please note: this class has been cancelled. For information on possible rescheduling, please contact Esme Rabin at firstname.lastname@example.org This workshop focuses on re-interpreting stories you've always been told about who you are and where you came from. We'll add layers of context and reflection to turn those stories into literature. Bring a notebook or laptop, and be ready to rewrite history. For examples of Frances Lefkowitz's writing, check out "Watching Sandra Be Loved By God" and two of her pieces of flash fiction here.
Start: 7:00 pm
Compiled by the editor of Living Life as a Thank You and collaborator on the runaway bestseller Attitudes of Gratitude, Brenda Knight has employed the practice of gratitude for years. Grateful Table ($15.95) is not your grandmother's book of graces. Filled with fresh voices and contemporary expressions of thankfulness in a gorgeously gift-able hardcover, this book of blessings makes every occasion more meaningful.Brenda Knight is the author of Sheroes, The Poetry Oracle, Wild Women and Books, and the American Book Award–winning Women of the Beat Generation. Nina Lesowitz is co-author of The Party Girl Cookbook and the bestselling Living Life as a Thank You.