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ALEX TIZON in conversation w/SHERRY HU at Books Inc. in Alameda

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, former Seattle bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, and faculty member at the University of Oregon, Alex Tizon discusses Big Little Man, which won the 2011 Lukas Prize for work-in-progress from Columbia University and the Nieman Foundation. The perfect balance of memoir and cultural study, Big Little Man is a groundbreaking look at the experience and psyche of the Asian American male, as well as an eye-opening understanding that while shame isn't identical, it is universal. Alex will be in conversation with Emmy Award-winning CBS News reporter, Sherry Hu.

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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - June 10th, 2014

JAMES NESTOR at Books Inc. Berkeley

A member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto and inveterate adventurer with writing featured in numerous publications--including Outside Magazine, Men's Journal, and The New York Times--journalist James Nestor shares his latest work, Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves. With a Starred Review received from Booklist, James' latest work is a timely, thrilling, and illuminating look at our world's oceans and the phenomenal creatures who call it home; as well a fascinating reflection on our own species' remarkable, and often hidden, potential.

 

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Published: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - June 24th, 2014

CHUCK GREAVES at Books Inc. Berkeley

Winner of the 2010 SouthWest Writers International Writing Contest for his Publishers Weekly and Library Journal-Starred Review debut, Hush Money, Chuck Greaves shares the third installment in his Shamus Award-nominated Jack MacTaggart legal mystery series, The Last Heir. A plummy magnum of page-turning mystery centered on a privileged but deeply dysfunctional American family, readers won’t be disappointed with Chuck’s brilliant blending of greed and vanity, rivalry and revenge, and unexpected murder.
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Published: Minotaur Books - June 24th, 2014

KATY BUTLER at Books Inc.Berkeley

Based on her groundbreaking New York Times Magazine article, "What Broke My Father's Heart," which was named a notable narrative by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard, award-winning journalist Katy Butler shares Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death, a visionary memoir pondering her parents desires for Good Deaths, and a groundbreaking map through the labyrinth of a broken medical system that can stand in the way of making these desires a reality.

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ISBN: 9781451641981
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Published: Scribner - June 10th, 2014

She Writes, She Reads Author Panel & Publishing Discussion at Books Inc. Berkeley

Books Inc. Berkeley presents "She Writes, She Reads - A She Writes Press Panel" featuring Jessica Levine, author of the Booklist Starred novel The Geometry of Love; Rossandra White, author of the heartbreaking and heartwarming memoir Loveyoubye: Holding Fast, Letting Go, and Then There's the Dog; and  Kay Rae Chomic, author of the hilarious, high-drama novel A Tight Grip: A Novel about Golf, Love Affairs, and Women of a Certain Age. This event will be hosted by Brooke Warner, Publisher at She Writes Press and Founder and President of Warner Coaching Inc.

Come prepared with questions! This evening will also feature a discussion on hybrid-publishing and the growing opportunities for independent authors.  

 

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Published: She Writes Press - April 8th, 2014

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ISBN: 9781938314766
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Published: She Writes Press - June 10th, 2014

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Published: She Writes Press - April 8th, 2014

HELEN PARK BIGELOW at Books Inc. Berkeley

Local author Helen Park Bigelow shares Given Time: Living Our Last Months Together. A moving memoir about love and death, this beautiful recounting of Helen's thirty-five year relationship and marriage with photographer and musician Edward Bigelow is a passionate look at two strong, artistic people who lived together and supported each other with love until the very end. 
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Published: Daniel & Daniel Publishers - April 7th, 2014

ALAN FURST at Books Inc. Berkeley

Recipient of the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award for his body of work, and widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel, New York Times-bestselling author Alan Furst shares the latest installment in his Night Soldiers series, Midnight in Europe. Given a Starred review by Booklist, and called "the best in the business" by Vince Flynn, Furst's latest begins in Paris, 1938 and paints a spellbinding portrait of a continent marching into a nightmare--and the heroes and heroines who fought back against the darkness.

 

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Published: Random House - June 3rd, 2014

WILLIE PERDOMO at Books Inc. Alameda

Pushcart Prize-nominee and winner of the PEN Beyond Margins Award for Smoking Lovely, and with works appearing in several publications--including The New York Times Magazine and BOMB--critically acclaimed poet Willie Perdomo reads and discusses, The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon. A vividly imagined look at the life of fictional descarga band percussionist, Shorty Bon Bon, this vital and dynamic collection is a rhythmically-charged exploration of music and love, life and death, which is replete with classical tropes and touches of noir.

 

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Published: Penguin Books - March 25th, 2014

NOVELLA CARPENTER at Books Inc. Alameda

Bestselling author of a New York Times "Top 10 Book" of 2009, Farm City, the captivating, hilarious, and knowledgeable Novella Carpenter shares Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild. A story of growing up and letting go, Novella's touching memoir crisscrosses the world from the States to Europe, and is a raw, funny, unsentimental examination of the dynamic between parent and child--and how that dynamic changes when a child becomes a parent.
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Published: Penguin Press - June 12th, 2014

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ISBN: 9780143117285
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Published: Penguin Books - May 25th, 2010

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ISBN: 9780143118718
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Published: Penguin Books - December 27th, 2011

MARGIE SIEGAL at Books Inc. Alameda

Books Inc. Alameda presents an evening celebrating all things Harley-Davidson with Vintage Editor for IronWorks Motorcycle Magazine and frequent contributor to Motorcycle Classics Magazine, Margie Siegal, and Harley-Davidson: A History of the World's Most Famous Motorcycle, which expertly ties together the mechanical evolution of Harley's engines, and the social history of the brand's phenomenal rise in the twentieth century. It is fully illustrated with pictures of the bikes and those who have ridden them as well as examples of Harley-Davidson's distinctive design aesthetic in advertising and collectibles.

Grand plans are in the works for this event, check back for updated details!

Ride your bike to the event for a chance to win Margie's Best Motorcyle Award!

 

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ISBN: 9780747813439
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Published: Shire Publications - May 20th, 2014

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