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Special Reading of MICHAEL SHORB's Work at Books Inc. Laurel Village

Books Inc. Laurel Village presents a special reading of the late Michael Shorb's poetry collection Whale Walker's Morning. As an international poet, Shorb's poetry has been published in more than 100 magazines and anthologies, including The Nation, The Sun, and Kyoto Journal.  He was the recipient of a PEN AWARD, won a Merit Award for the Franklin-Christoph Poetry Contest, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
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ISBN: 9780985315139
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Published: Shabda Press - December 15th, 2013

TREBOR HEALEY at Magnet Book Club in The Castro

Magnet Book Club presents Trebor Healey, author of A Horse Named Sorrow.For more information on Magnet and their book club visit: http://www.magnetsf.org/community/events/magnet-book-club-a-horse.html

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ISBN: 9780299289706
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Published: University of Wisconsin Press - October 23rd, 2012

SOLD OUT - Sunday Afternoon at The Chapel with ARMISTEAD MAUPIN in Conversation with ANDREW SEAN GREER

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Books Inc. very proudly presents Sunday Afternoon at The Chapel with the legendary author of the bestselling Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin, discussing the final book in the series, The Days of Anna Madrigal, in conversation with California Book Award Winner and author of The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, Andrew Sean Greer.

Now ninety-two, and committed to the notion of "leaving like a lady," Mrs. Madrigal has seemingly found peace with her "logical family" in San Francisco: her devoted young caretaker Jake Greenleaf; her former tenant Brian Hawkins and his daughter Shawna; and Michael Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton, who have known and loved Anna for nearly four decades.

Some members of Anna's family are bound for the otherworldly landscape of Burning Man, the art community in Nevada's Black Rock Desert where 60,000 revelers gather to construct a city designed to last only one week. Anna herself has another destination in mind: a lonely stretch of road outside of Winnemucca where the 16-year-old boy she once was ran away from the whorehouse he called home. With Brian and his beat-up RV, she journeys into the dusty troubled heart of her Depression childhood to unearth a lifetime of secrets and dreams and attend to unfinished business she has long avoided.


RANDY SHAW at Books Inc. Opera Plaza

Executive Director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic in San Francisco, Randy Shaw shares  how people can win social change struggles against even overwhelming odds with the indispensable guide--which has been thoroughly revised and updated--The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century. Perfect for activists, and anyone interested in the future of progressive politics in America, Shaw--a longtime activist for urban issues--shows that with a plan, positive change can be achieved.

For more information on the Tenderloin Housing Clinic visit: http://www.thclinic.org/

MARY-ROSE HAYES at Books Inc. Laurel Village

Time/Life bestselling author Mary-Rose Hayes shares What She Had to Do, an intriguing novel which beautifully unfolds the complicated binds family and loyalty create, and the ways in which our immortality can both complicate and make our situations, and decisions, crystal clear.
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ISBN: 9780989814508
Availability: Not In Stock/Special Order
Published: Cavendish Hill Press - August 15th, 2013

National Book Club Launch of THE DESIRE MAP at Books Inc. Opera Plaza and Palo Alto

Books Inc. Palo Alto celebrates the international launch of the biggest book club ever! Moderated by a designated "Desire Mapper" leader, this event is a celebration of the refreshed print edition of Danielle Laporte's The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul, a dream-fulfilling system that harnesses your soul-deep desire to "feel good."

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Books Inc. in Palo Alto -  74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto at 6:30 PM


Books Inc. in Opera Plaza -  601 Van Ness, San Francisco at 6:00 PM - To join the Opera Plaza book club network: http://martineholston.com/desire-map-book-club-sign-up/


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ISBN: 9781622032518
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Published: Sounds True - January 1st, 2014