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EDITH MAXWELL at Books Inc. Berkeley

A member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, former organic farmer Edith Maxwell shares the first installment in her new mouthwatering Local Foods mystery series, A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die. It's harvest time in Westbury, Massachusetts, and novice farmer Cameron Flaherty has just fired her only employee; it seems like another day at work until a yield of locally sourced murder occurs when she finds him with a pitchfork in his neck. . .
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ISBN: 9780758284617
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Published: Kensington - May 28th, 2013

SF Cacophony Night at Books Inc. Alameda

The Cacophony Society, at its zenith, hosted chapters in over a dozen major cities, and influenced much of what was once called the underground, going on to influence a range of art and activities including Burning Man, SantaCon, and Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club, amongst other things. Learn the vivid history of this eccentric amalgamation with the lushly beautiful, Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society and Cacophonists Carrie Galbraith, Kevin Evans, and John Law.
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ISBN: 9780867197747
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Published: Last Gasp - May 15th, 2013

JULIAN HOFFMAN at Books Inc. Berkeley

Winner of the 2011 Terrain.org Nonfiction Prize for the esssay "Faith in a Forgotten Place," Julian Hoffman shares the manuscript containing this prize-winning work, The Small Heart of Things: Being at Home in a Beckoning World. An intimate examination of the myriad ways in which connections to the natural world can be deepened through an equality of perception, this illuminating work was chosen by Terry Tempest Williams as the winner of the 2012 AWP Award Series for Nonfiction.

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ISBN: 9780820345567
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Published: University of Georgia Press - October 15th, 2013


Ex-psychoanalyst Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson's previous New York Times-bestselling titles have explored what animals can teach us about our own emotions, now he joins us to explore what they can teach us about the origins of good and evil in ourselves with the fascinating Beasts, a powerful and compelling look at our uniquely human propensity toward aggression. This event will include a slideshow presentation in addition to his talk.
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ISBN: 9781608196159
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 4th, 2014

ROBERT GORDON at Books Inc. Alameda

Documentary filmmaker, music video director, journalist, and winner of a 2011 Grammy for his liner notes to the Big Star box set "Keep an Eye on the Sky," author & legendary music chronicler Robert Gordon shares the story of the epic rise, tragic fall, and rebirth of the legendary Memphis record label, Stax Records, a treasured cultural institution that helped cultivate Southern soul and Memphis soul music styles with the masterfully written, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion.

Robert's event will feature video footage in addition to his talk!

ANDREA PFLAUMER at Books Inc. Berkeley

Previous ten year editor for the East Bay Monthly's Shop Talk and Shopping Around features, Andrea Pflaumer shares her concise and thorough tips to the basic principles of clothing selection based on knowledge from some of the world's top color and style experts with the enlightening and essential guide, Shopping for the Real You: 10 Essential Steps to a Better Wardrobe for Every Woman. Complete with full-color illustrations, charts, and questionnaires this is a foolproof guide to great fashion, no matter what your budget may be!

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Launch Party with STEVE HOCKENSMITH at Books Inc. Alameda

New York Times bestseller Steve Hockensmith celebrates the launch of the second novel in the Nick and Tesla series, Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage. When their Uncle Newt lands a consulting gig at a cut-rate amusement park, Nick and Tesla have unlimited access to its fun--That is, until they discover one of the employees has a sinister plan. Featuring blueprints and instructions for five projects, learning about science has never been so dangerous--or so much fun!

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ISBN: 9781594746499
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Published: Quirk Books - February 4th, 2014

GREGORY ORFALEA at Books Inc. Berkeley

Finalist for the PEN USA Award in Creative Nonfiction, and recipient of the 2010 Arab American Book Award, Gregory Orfalea shares the fascinating narrative of the remarkable life of Junipero Serra, the intrepid priest who led Spain and the Catholic Church into California in the 1700s and became a key figure in the making of the American West, with the captivating Journey to the Sun. Combining biography, European history, knowledge of Catholic doctrine, and anthropology, this is a read you won't want to put down once you begin. This event will feature a slideshow curated by Gregory.
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ISBN: 9781451642728
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Published: Scribner Book Company - January 14th, 2014