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City Arts and Lectures presents State of San Francisco: A Conversation About A Changing City. Panelists include Gary Kamiya, author of Cool Gray City of Love; David Talbot, author of Season of the Witch; TechCrunch journalist Kim-Mai Cutler; and San Francisco Foundation Phelan Literary Award-winner Chinaka Hodge.

ISBN: 9781620401262
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - October 14th, 2014

ISBN: 9781439108246
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Published: Free Press - March 5th, 2013

Books Inc. Opera Plaza proudly presents a reading featuring a potential-filled panel of authors that have participated in the joy that is National Novel Writing Month, a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determinations, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.

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City Arts and Lectures presents Tony and Oscar Award-winning actress Frances McDormand in conversation with author Dave Eggers. Click here for more information.

Sue Conley and Peggy Smith - The Forum

Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, co-founders and co-owners of Cowgirl Creamery, in conversation with Acting Vice Dean Lesley Hay. With cheese tasting, and book selling and signing. 

ISBN: 9781452111636
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - October 30th, 2013

Super heavyweight kickboxer Mark "Fightshark" Miller shares his no-holds-barred memoir, Pain Don't Hurt: Fighting Inside and Outside the Ring. The only professional fighter in history to return to the ring after open-heart surgery, Mark "Fightshark" Miller's health crisis helped to temporarily reunite his fractured family and made him more determined than ever to return to the kickboxing ring.

ISBN: 9780062222343
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Published: Anthony Bourdain/Ecco - July 15th, 2014

Are you a seasoned opera fan or just starting to get involved? Curious about the characters and histories that bring these stories to life?

Want to learn about opera from a psychoanalytical perspective?

The SAN FRANCISCO TRAVEL BOOK CLUB and LECTURE SERIES will discuss The Best American Travel Writing 2014 edited by Paul Theroux.

By Jason Wilson (Editor), Paul Theroux (Editor)
ISBN: 9780544330153
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Published: Mariner Books - October 7th, 2014

The MISS JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB will discuss Lady Susan, and The Watsons, by Jane Austen. Both stories are included in the collection, Lady Susan, the Watsons, Sanditon.

By Jane Austen, Margaret Drabble (Editor), Margaret Drabble (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780140431025
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Published: Penguin Books - March 30th, 1975

The SF LGBT BOOK CLUB will discuss Numbers by John Rechy.

ISBN: 9780802151988
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Published: Grove Press - January 13th, 1994

The CENTRAL SF CLASSIC LIT BOOK CLUB will discuss The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro.

ISBN: 9780679731726
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Published: Vintage Books USA - September 12th, 1990