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The Redwood City Library presents ELLEN KIRSCHMAN with Palo Alto Police Chief DENNIS BURNS

The Redwood City Library presents Co-founder of policefamilies.com and police and public safety psychologist for thirty plus years Ellen Kirschman shares her debut thriller, Burying Ben. When Dot Meyerhoff settles in as psychologist for the Kenilworth Police Department she gets more than she bargained for when troubled rookie, Ben Gomez, commits suicide and lays the blame on her. Joining Ellen for this thrilling night is Palo Alto Police Chief Dennis Burns.

NICK TAYLOR at Books Inc. Mountain View

Assistant professor of English and comparative literature at San Jose State University, and winner of the 2009 Michael Shaara Prize for Excellence in Civil War Fiction, Nick Taylor shares Father Junipero's Confessor. Coinciding with the 300th anniversary of Junipero Serra's birth, this meticulously researched fiction provides a vivid look at the atmosphere of early California while exploring the politics of the era.
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ISBN: 9781597142618
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Published: Heyday Books - September 1st, 2013

MIRA GRANT at Books Inc. Mountain View

Winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer under her pen name Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author Mira Grant shares the high-concept thriller, Parasite. A decade in the future humans live perfectly healthy lives, thanks to SymboGen Corporation's development of a genetically engineered tapeworm that protects from illness. But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives . . . and will do anything to get them.
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ISBN: 9780316218955
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Published: Orbit - October 29th, 2013

MARGIT LIESCHE at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Local author Margit Liesche shares Triptych, a masterful blend of literary fiction, romance saga, mystery-thriller, and history--drawn on her own family's--which paints the portrait of two mothers and daughters: the first, caught up in the brutalities of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, and the second, in 1980s Chicago, dealing with the lingering effects of the Revolution and trail of secrets left behind.  
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ISBN: 9781464201806
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - October 8th, 2013

NYMBC Presents The Gender Blender with SARAH FARIZAN and KRISTIN ELIZABETH CLARK at Books Inc. Mountain View

Not Your Mother's Books Club™ proudly presents The Gender Blender, with two debut authors--Sarah Farizan, author of If You Could Be Mine, and Kristin Elizabeth Clark, author of FreakBoy--who's books pack an emotional, sentimental punch, while eloquently and beautifully raising important topics ranging from oppressive, homophobic societies, to the added pressures of being a teen dealing with gender identity issues.
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ISBN: 9781616202514
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - August 20th, 2013

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ISBN: 9780374324728
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - October 22nd, 2013

BRANDON SANDERSON at Books Inc. Mountain View

A 2013 nominee for both a Hugo Fantasy Award and a World Fantasy Award, #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling master of fantasy Brandon Sanderson shares the first book in a new, action-packed thrill ride of a series--Steelheart. When a burst in the sky gives certain men and women extraordinary powers, the desire for power and control comes along with it, and it is up to a group of ordinary humans who have dedicated their lives to defeating these superhumans to take back their lives and freedom.

CHRIS HADFIELD in conversation with ADAM SAVAGE at the NASA Ames Research Center

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth with Chris Hadfield

“Good morning, Earth.” That is how Colonel Chris Hadfield—writing on Twitter—woke up the world every day while living aboard the International Space Station for over five months. Since blasting off from Kazakhstan in December 2012, Hadfield has become a worldwide sensation, harnessing the power of social media to make outer space accessible to millions and infusing a sense of wonder into the collective consciousness not felt since man first walked on the moon. Called “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong” by the BBC, Hadfield—now safely back on Earth—continues to bring the glory of science and space travel to everyone he encounters.

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. The secret to Col. Hadfield's success-and survival-is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst-and enjoy every moment of it. He will discuss how to think like an astronaut, and that might change, completely, how you view life on Earth. Moderated by Adam Savage