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Local author Michela Montgomery shares book one in her exciting new series, The Cave. When six Stanford students set out for a journey through The Wind Cave, their ordinary summer break becomes anything but when nuclear war breaks out on the second day of their trip. The geography of the cave has changed with the movement of the blasts, and the group must navigate the maze of tunnels to find an alternate exit back home – if there’s still a home to return to.


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ISBN: 9781618689177
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Published: Post Hill Press - April 7th, 2015

The Belmont Library presents local author Melissa Cistaro for a discussion of her captivating memoir, Pieces of My Mother.

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ISBN: 9781492615385
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Published: Sourcebooks - May 5th, 2015

Co-founder of one of the world’s largest communities for women writers,, and co-founder of publisher She Writes Press, Kamy Wicoff shares her debut novel, Wishful Thinking.

ISBN: 9781631529764
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Published: She Writes PR - April 21st, 2015

Founder and president of Leverage2Market® Associates, Inc., a strategic marketing company that helps organizations transform their business through marketing, Linda Popky discusses her clear-cut and essential guide, Marketing Above the Noise: Achieve Strategic Advantage with Marketing That Matters.

ISBN: 9781629560373
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Published: Bibliomotion - March 24th, 2015

The Palo Alto Library and Books Inc. proudly present bestselling author Francisco Jiménez for a discussion of the fourth book in his award-winning memoir series, Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University. With few true accounts of the Latino experience in America, Francisco Jimenez's work comes alive with telling details about the warmth and resiliency of family and the quest for identity against seemingly impossible odds.

ISBN: 9780547632308
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - April 7th, 2015

Celebrate Children's Book Week at our Curious George Costume Party! From 2 to 4 PM everyone's favorite inquisitive monkey will be hanging around Books Inc. in Mountain View. Themed activities for your little ones will be provided, as well as a variety of giveaways!


ISBN: 9780395150238
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 15th, 1973

ISBN: 9780544320734
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - October 7th, 2014

A former journalist in Mexico with short stories appearing in The New York Times, Story Quarterly, Poets & Writers, among other publications, multiple award-winning author Antonio Ruiz-Camacho discusses his much buzzed debut story collection Barefoot Dogs. Following the members of a wealthy Mexican family forced into exile--to Madrid, New York, Austin, Palo Alto--when the patriarch of their family is kidnapped, Barefoot Dogs is an urgent and unforgettable work of fiction.


ISBN: 9781476784960
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Published: Scribner Book Company - March 10th, 2015

Stanford University Arts & Humanities professor Alexander Nemerov discusses Silent Dialogues: Diane Arbus & Howard Nemerov. A probing, intimate reflection about photographer Diane Arbus, the author's aunt, and her brother, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Howard Nemerov, Silent Dialogues explores the siblings' disparate and distinct sensibilities, and in doing so uncovers signs of an unexpected aesthetic kinship.


By Alexander Nemerov, Diane Arbus (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781881337416
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Published: Fraenkel Gallery - March 2015

Critically-acclaimed author M.P. Cooley discusses book two in her June Lyons mystery series, Flame Out. When FBI-agent-turned-small-town-cop June Lyons must solve two connected cases whose roots stretch back decades in time, she discovers that the crimes carry dangerous connection to the lives of those closest to her.

ISBN: 9780062300737
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Published: William Morrow & Company - May 19th, 2015

ISBN: 9780062300706
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Published: William Morrow & Company - July 22nd, 2014

Kelly Jones shares her delightful middle grade debut Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer. Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown feels like a fish out of water when she and her parents move from Los Angeles to the farm they've inherited from a great-uncle. But farm life gets more interesting when a cranky chicken appears and Sophie discovers the hen can move objects with the power of her little chicken brain


By Kelly Jones, Katie Kath, Katie Kath (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780385755528
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2015