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Minds of Their Own: Animal Intelligence

ISBN: 9780307461452
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Published: Broadway Books - March 25th, 2014

Surprising Benefits of Bacteria: The Human Microbiome

City Arts & Lectures presents moderator and managing editor of Meet the Press and author of The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House Chuck Todd in conversation with Roy Eisenhardt.

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ISBN: 9780316079570
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 11th, 2014

The CENTRAL SF CLASSIC LIT BOOK CLUB will discuss Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope.

ISBN: 9780199581436
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - December 17th, 2011

The WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL BOOK CLUB will discuss Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing by Anya Von Bremzen.

ISBN: 9780307886828
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Published: Broadway Books - September 16th, 2014

The SECOND SATURDAY BOOK CLUB will discuss Regeneration by Pat Barker.

ISBN: 9780142180594
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Published: Plume Books - December 31st, 2013

Award-winning poet and professor of creative writing at Concord Academy in Massachusetts Cammy Thomas reads and discusses works from her second collection Inscriptions. Focused on three strong women--a mother, an aunt, and a sister-in-law--confronting death, Inscriptions is an intense and lyrical meditation in the face of impermanence.



ISBN: 9781935536468
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Published: Four Way Books - October 7th, 2014

Founder and president of Healing Planet Project, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and presentation of healing and spiritual traditions through media, Marie-Rose Phan-Lê discusses her journey through the world of healing, from Hawaii to the Himalayas, with Talking Story. Marie-Rose will also present a clip from her award-winning documentary of the same name, which is a captivating companion to her memoir.

ISBN: 9781583948286
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Published: North Atlantic Books - December 2nd, 2014

Literary editor and a former Senior Editor for Vanity Fair magazine, George Hodgman shares his stunning debut work Bettyville: A Memoir. Called “exquisitely written” by Jeanette Walls author of The Glass Castle, Bettyville is a witty, tender narrative of a son's journey home to his hometown of Paris, Missouri to care for his irascible mother who has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay.




ISBN: 9780525427209
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Published: Viking Books - March 10th, 2015

Looking for feedback on your kid’s book manuscript? Bring your work-in-progress to this hands-on critique group moderated by a professional children’s book editor with nearly 20 years of experience. You will be amazed at how much you learn yourself by critiquing another writer’s work. Pre-register and learn more at

Summer Dawn Laurie set her sights on the world of children’s book publishing in 1997 and has never looked back. She started down this path at Chronicle Books for Children, working in both the marketing and editorial departments. In 2000 she crossed the bay to join Tricycle Press, the children's imprint of Ten Speed Press in Berkeley, California. As Senior Editor, Summer worked on over 50 published books across varied genres—picturebooks, board books, novels, activity books, fiction and non-fiction for young people up to age 12. After seven years she took yet another fork in the road and is now an independent editor, working to strengthen each word her clients write and helping guide them through the often labyrinthine route to publication. Summer is also a children’s specialist at independent bookseller Books Inc. where she has started the Wild Girls Mother-Daughter Book Club for girls aged 9-12 years old and their moms. And just for fun, Summer produces the children’s and teen programming for the annual Litquake literary festival and sits on the board of the NCIBA where she chairs the Northern California Children's Booksellers' Alliance.