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Sonja Yoerg - The Middle of Somewhere

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 6:00pm

With her thirtieth birthday looming, Liz Kroft is heading for the hills, literally. Her emotional baggage weighs her down more than her backpack, but a three-week trek promises the solitude she craves at least until her boyfriend, Dante, decides to tag along. His broad moral streak makes the prospect of confessing her sins more difficult, but as much as she fears his judgment, she fears losing him more. They set off together alone under blue skies, but it's not long before storms threaten and two strange brothers appear along the trail.

$15.00
ISBN: 9780451472144
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Published: New American Library - September 1st, 2015

"A troubled, young widow hikes from Yosemite Valley deep into the wilderness on the John Muir Trail to elude her shameful past in this emotionally gripping story from the author of "House Broken.""


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Novella Carpenter - Gone Feral

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 6:00pm

Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through The Wild accounts Novella Carpenter’s search for her father, George Carpenter, a back-to-the-land homesteader, gifted classical guitarist, and Korean War vet, who has been absent for most of his daughter’s life. When he officially goes missing only to be found in a fleabag Arizona motel, his daughter is forced to confront the reality that her time to restore their relationship is now.

$26.95
ISBN: 9781594204432
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Published: Penguin Press - June 12th, 2014

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of "The Signature of All Things" and "Eat, Pray, Love"
"I'm so glad Novella Carpenter has written this book... The resulting journey is both brave and honest."
A "Library Journal "Best Book of 2014


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Victoria Patterson - The Little Brother

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 6:00pm

When not spending ‘bonding’ time with his partially absent father, Even Hyde has his run of the apartment where he more or less comes and goes as he pleases. That is, except when his older brother Gabe comes to visit on the weekends. Currently living in Cucamonga with their emotionally unstable mother, Gabe is everything that Even is not. It’s clear that of the two close brothers there is a “good” and “bad” brother: Gabe falls under the ‘bad’ category. But just how bad could he really be?

$25.00
ISBN: 9781619025387
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 11th, 2015

Life is pretty sweet for Even Hyde. Despite his parents divorce in 2001, he's doing just fine, having chosen to live with his richly successful father in Newport Beach, California. When not spending bonding time with his partially absent father, he has his run of the house, where he more or less comes and goes as he pleases.


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Susan Abulhawa - The Blue Between Sky and Water

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

Violently pushed from their ancient farming village of Beit Daras, a Palestinian family tries to reconstitute themselves in a refugee camp in Gaza. Nazmiyeh is the matriarch, the center of a household of sisters, daughters, granddaughters, whose lives threaten to spin out of control with every personal crisis, military attack, or political landmine. Her brother's granddaughter, Nur is stuck in America, her own daughter's son is traumatized in an Israeli assault, while her daughter has cancer and no access to medicine.

$26.00
ISBN: 9781632862211
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 1st, 2015

Violently pushed from their ancient farming village of Beit Daras, a Palestinian family tries to reconstitute itself in a refugee camp in Gaza. The men here, those who have escaped prison or the battlefields, worry over making ends meet, tend their tattered pride, join the resistance. The women are left to be breadwinners and protectors, too.


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Nicole Caldwell - Better

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 12:30pm

Intellectual arguments alone will not sway the dominant paradigm; to be motivated to create change, people must be moved. Art has the power to inform, influence, and inspire. Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living explores the intersection of sustainability and art, showing how each of us can reinvent our lives as our greatest artistic achievement.

$18.95
ISBN: 9780865717947
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Published: New Society Publishers - July 21st, 2015

Intellectual arguments alone will not sway the dominant paradigm; to be motivated to create change, people must be moved. Art has the power to inform, influence, and inspire. The creative impulse can, quite literally, change the world.


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Left Coast Writers® Launch: Bill Palmini - A Rookie Cop Vs. The West Coast Mafia

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

In this gripping, true crime expose, Bill Palmini, a rookie detective, hopes to take down the West Coast Mafia by gaining the confidence of notorious mob operative William Ettleman. Set against a backdrop of social turmoil, A Rookie Cop vs. the West Coast Mafia: Breaking Up the "Best in the West" Gang immerses readers in free love, drugs, robbery and murder, orchestrated by organized crime in locations like Sausalito, California.

$24.95
ISBN: 9780882824604
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Published: New Horizon Press - March 11th, 2014

In this gripping, true crime expose, Bill Palmini, a rookie detective, hopes to take down the West Coast Mafia by gaining the confidence of notorious mob operative William Ettleman. Set against a backdrop of social turmoil, the book immerses readers in free love, drugs, robbery and murder, orchestrated by organized crime in locations like Sausalito, California.


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Jonathan Evison - This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 12:30pm

After Bernard, her husband of fifty-five years, goes to his grave, seventy-eight-year-old Harriet Chance impulsively sets sail on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise that her late husband had planned. But what she hoped would be a voyage leading to a new lease on life becomes a surprising and revelatory journey into Harriet's past. There, amid the overwhelming buffets, the imagined appearances of her late husband and the very real arrival of her estranged daughter, Harriet is forced to confront the truth about pivotal events that changed the course of her life.

$25.95
ISBN: 9781616202613
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - September 8th, 2015

Jonathan Evison is a ridiculously gifted storyteller: racing, breathless, and vibrant with his prose, hungry for personal truths, and clearly in love with the world around us all.


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Sung J. Woo and Bucky Sinister - Love Love and Black Hole

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 6:00pm

Judy Lee's life has not turned out the way she'd imagined. She's divorced, she's broke, and her dreams of being a painter have fallen by the wayside. Meanwhile, her bother Kevin, a former professional tennis player, has decided to donate a kidney to their ailing father until it turns out that he's not a genetic match. His father reluctantly tells him he was adopted, but the only information Kevin is given about his birth parents is a nude picture of his birth mother. Ultimately Kevin's quest to learn the truth about his biological parents takes him across lines he never thought he'd cross.

$15.95
ISBN: 9781593766177
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Published: Soft Skull Press - September 15th, 2015

Judy Lee's life has not turned out the way she d imagined. She's divorced, she's broke, and her dreams of being a painter have fallen by the wayside. Her co-worker Roger might be a member of the Yakuza gang, but he's also the only person who's asked her on a date in the last year.


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ISBN: 9781593766078
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Published: Soft Skull Press - August 11th, 2015

There are no old drug addicts. That's what everyone says, at least. So how did Chuck get to his forty-third birthday and find himself still neck-deep in this scene? He knows he's the creepy old guy with the drugs or the guy who's too old to be at the party doing everyone else's drugs, but if it ain't broke ... Well, he manages to make it to work at the dwarf whale distributor every day.


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Adrienne Celt - The Daughters

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

Since the traumatic birth of her daughter, Lulu an internationally renowned soprano, hasn't dared utter a note. She's afraid that her body is too fragile and that she may have lost her talent to a long-dreaded curse afflicting all of the mothers in her family. When Lulu was a child, her strong-willed grandmother Ada filled her head with fables of the family's enchanted history in the Polish countryside. A fantastical lore took hold after an incantatory mix of young love, desperate hope, and one sinister bargain that altered the family's history forever.

$24.95
ISBN: 9781631490453
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - August 3rd, 2015

Lulu can't sing. Since the traumatic birth of her daughter, the internationally renowned soprano hasn't dared utter a note. She's afraid that her body is too fragile and that she may have lost her talent to a long-dreaded curse afflicting all of the mothers in her family.


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Daniel Levitin - The Organized Mind

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:00pm

The information age is drowning us with an unprecedented deluge of data. At the same time, we're expected to make more and faster decisions about our lives than ever before. No wonder, then, that the average American reports frequently losing car keys or reading glasses, missing appointments, but somehow some people become quite accomplished at managing information flow. In The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload, Daniel J.

$17.00
ISBN: 9780147516312
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Published: Plume Books - September 1st, 2015

Smart, important, and, as always, exquisitely written. Daniel Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness "


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