Three-time Pushcart Prize nominee Elizabeth Percer discusses her unforgettable new work of ficiton, All Stories Are Love Stories. In this thoughtful, mesmerizing tale with echoes of Station Eleven, the author of An Uncommon Education follows a group of survivors thrown together in the aftermath of two major earthquakes that strike San Francisco within an hour of each other an achingly beautiful and lyrical novel about the power of nature, the resilience of the human spirit, and the enduring strength of love.
Writer, director, actor, and performance artist Lisa Kotin shares her unabashed and hilarious memoir, My Confection: Odyssey of a Sugar Addict. Original and surprisingly affecting, this portrait of a sugar addict has nothing to do with losing weight or getting fit but rather with coming out of the (sugar) closet, finding allies who understand, and learning how to live healthfully, in spite of her compulsion.
Join Books Inc. in Palo Alto for a fun-filled evening celebrating children's books! Authors & illustrators include: April Chu, illustrator of the beautiful books In a Village by the Sea and Ada Lovelace and the Thinking Machine; Kate Schatz, author of the empowering Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . .
She Writes Press and Books Inc. in Palo Alto proudly present an evening featuring fabulous fiction and unforgettable true stories with an author panel of local authors! Panelists include: Diana Y.
Join Books Inc. in Mountain View for a special Saturday Storytime with Nora Ericson reading from her adorable picture book, Dill & Bizzy: An Odd Duck and a Strange Bird!
Community volunteers Val Rosenfeld and Flor Fortunati discuss their important collaborative work, Voices of the Undocumented.
A Watermark Special Event
Join us as Padma Lakshmi, host of the Emmy Award-winning, top-rated Bravo series Top Chef, shares passages from her vivid memoir of food and family, survival and triumph. Love, Loss, and What We Ate traces the arc of her unlikely path from an immigrant childhood to a complicated life in front of the camera. Her book has been described as a tantalizing blend of Ruth Reichl’s Tender at the Bone and Nora Ephron's Heartburn.
Founder of the Future Crimes Institute and the Chair for Policy, Law, and Ethics at Silicon Valley's Singularity University, Marc Goodman discusses his New York Times and Wall Street Journal-bestseller, Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World.
Local author T.T. Monday shares his latest thriller, Double Switch. Called "a rocket ride of a sports mystery with a wicked curve ball on every smoothly written page" by #1 New York Times-bestselling author David Baldacci, Double Switch follows major league pitcher and moonlighting private investigator Johnny Adcock as he faces off against a ring of ruthless South American smugglers and a mysterious, sexy assassin known only as La Loba.
Assistant Professor of Early American and Atlantic History at USC, Nathan Perl-Rosenthal discusses Citizen Sailors: Becoming American in the Age of Revolution. After 1776, Americans struggled to gain recognition of their new republic and their rights as citizens. None had to fight harder than the nation's seamen, whose labor took them deep into the Atlantic world. Nathan Perl-Rosenthal tells the story of how their efforts created the first national, racially inclusive model of U.S. citizenship.