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BEN TARNOFF at Books Inc. Berkeley

With writing that has appeared in The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Lapham's Quarterly, Ben Tarnoff shares The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature. Beginning in 1860s San Francisco, The Bohemians is an intimate portrait of an eclectic, unforgettable group of writers. From a young Mark Twain to literary golden boy Bret Harte to struggling gay poet Charles Warden Stoddard tobeautiful, haunted Ina Coolbirth, this is a captivating history of a cultural revolution in America which reveals how a brief moment on the western frontier changed our country forever.
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Published: Penguin Press - March 20th, 2014

LAINI TAYLOR at the Alameda Free Library!

Books Inc. and the Alameda Free Library are honored to welcome National Book Award Finalist, and New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author Laini Taylor sharing the thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Dreams of Gods & Monsters. From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera, and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.
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ISBN: 9780316134071
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 8th, 2014

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ISBN: 9780316133975
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 6th, 2012

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ISBN: 9780316133999
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2012

MARY ANNE RADMACHER & LIZ KALLOCH at Books Inc. in Alameda

Author / artists Mary Anne Radmacher and Liz Kalloch share She: A Celebration of Greatness in Every Woman. Complete with gorgeous original illustrations, this is a book of qualities illustrating the greatness of women from "everywoman" to exemplars, which gathers the wisdom of many wise women along with advice on leadership, friendship, purpose, adventurousness, cooperation, collaboration, risk-taking, resourcefulness, happiness, compassion, and much more including what it is to inspire.
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ISBN: 9781936740727
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Published: Viva Editions - December 24th, 2013

ANCHEE MIN at Books Inc. Alameda

In 1994, Anchee Min made her literary debut with the international-bestseller Red Azalea, her memoir of growing up in China during the violent trauma of the Cultural Revolution. Books Inc. in Alameda is honored to host Anchee Min to share her long anticipated sequel, The Cooked Seed, which picks up at Min's arrival in the United States without knowing any English, and her subsequent search for self, voice, and love in her new home of Chicago.
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ISBN: 9781608194230
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 4th, 2014

D. FOY & CHRISTIAN KIEFER at Books Inc. Alameda

With work published or forthcoming in Bomb, The Georgia Review, and The Literary Review, amongst others, D. Foy shares his grand and luminous debut novel, Made to Break. After a car accident leaves one friend sick and dying, and severe weather traps them at a cabin, there is nowhere to go, forcing them to finally and ultimately take stock and confront their past transgressions.  D. will be in conversation with Christian Kiefer, author of the lyrical novel The Infinite Tides
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ISBN: 9781937512163
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - March 18th, 2014

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ISBN: 9781608198627
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 14th, 2013

LINDA JOY MYERS, JUDITH NEWTON & SHEILA K. COLLINS at Books Inc. Alameda

Books Inc. Alameda presents a panel event which explores the heart in varying ways. Readers include President of the California Writers Club, Marin branch, Linda Joy Myers sharing the gripping Don't Call Me Mother: A Daughter's Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness, Professor Emerita in Women and Gender Studies at U.C. Davis, Judith Newton sharing the delectably written Tasting Home: Coming of Age in the Kitchen, and director of the Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players, Sheila K. Collins sharing the transformational Warrior Mother: Fierce Love, Unbearable Loss, and Rituals that Heal.


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ISBN: 9781938314469
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Published: She Writes Press - August 28th, 2013

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ISBN: 9781938314032
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Published: She Writes Press - March 1st, 2013

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ISBN: 9781938314025
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Published: She Writes Press - February 1st, 2013

CHRIS COLIN and ROB BAEDEKER at Books Inc. Berkeley

Learn how to talk—fluently, intelligently, charmingly—to family, friends, lovers, future lovers, bank tellers, postal carriers, and people under the age of eight with the help of the witty and wise Chris Colin and Rob Baedeker, authors of the indispensable  guide, What to Talk About: On a Plane, at a Cocktail Party, in a Tiny Elevator with Your Boss’s Boss. Written by two comedians and illustrated by legendary cartoonist Tony Millionaire, What to Talk About features an encyclopedia of tried-and-true topics, conversational “piñatas” to jump-start a dead discussion.
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ISBN: 9781452114507
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 15th, 2014

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