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KAY RAE CHOMIC In Conversation w/SUSAN FORNOFF at Books Inc. Palo Alto

It's a night of golf, grips, grand slams, and getting in the groove with local author Kay Rae Chomic sharing A Tight Grip, a hilarious, high-drama novel with a delightful angle of approach to the inner workings of women in golf, family, and the positives and negatives of middle age. Kay will be in conversation with founder, editor, and voice of GottaGoGolf.com and author of Confessions of a Golf Slut: A Memoir of Life, Love, and the Game, Susan Fornoff.
A Tight Grip: A Novel about Golf, Love Affairs, and Women of a Certain Age Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781938314766
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Published: She Writes Press - June 10th, 2014

Confessions of a Golf Slut: A Memoir of Life, Love, and the Game Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780989954006
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Published: Gottagogolf - December 2nd, 2013

JOANNA RAKOFF at Books Inc. Palo Alto

A journalist, critic, and poet, with writing appearing in numerous publications--including The New York Times and Kenyon Review-- and recipient of the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers for her previous work, A Fortunate Age, Joanna Rakoff recalls her life in literary New York in the late nineties, when she became the assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger, with her poignant, keenly observed, and irresistibly funny memoir, My Salinger Year.

Click here to watch Joanna speak about My Salinger Year!

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ISBN: 9780307958006
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Published: Knopf - June 3rd, 2014

KEVIN FISHER-PAULSON at Books Inc. Palo Alto

San Francisco Sheriff's Captain Kevin Fisher-Paulson shares his touching take on what makes a family, and what keeps families thriving, with A Song for Lost Angels, an intimate history of a family of two men plus triplets that came together suddenly one day, and thrived for a year before being torn apart by groundless prejudice. An essential read for parents of every description, Kevin's powerful story takes the discussion of gay marriage in America to the next level.
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ISBN: 9780988802421
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Published: Fearless Books - November 1st, 2013

The Peninsula Parlour presents AYELET WALDMAN at Books Inc. Palo Alto

The Peninsula Parlour presents New York Times-bestselling author Ayelet Waldman discussing her spellbinding new novel--which is woven around the fascinating, true history of the Hungarian Gold Train in the Second World War and features contraband masterpieces, tragic love, and the unexpected legacies of forgotten crimes--Love and Treasure. Ayelet will be in conversation with Lisen Stromberg. A portion of this evening's sales will benefit Abilities United.

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ISBN: 9780385533546
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - April 1st, 2014

LISA BRACKMANN at Books Inc. Mountain View

New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author, Lisa Brackmann, shares the follow up to her critically acclaimed Ellie McEnroe series, The Hour of the Rat. A 2014 Left Coast Crime Calamari Award Finalist for "Best Mystery Set Anywhere Else in the World," The Hour of the Rat is a fast-paced thriller with a tangled conspiracy that results in a wild chase through some of China's most beautiful and most surreal places.
Hour of the Rat (An Ellie McEnroe Novel #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616953713
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Published: Soho Crime - June 3rd, 2014

LAUREL CORONA at Books Inc. Palo Alto

The author of seventeen books for young adults and winner of the 2012 Book of the Year and Best Historical Fiction by the San Diego Book and Writing Awards for her previous work, Finding Emilie, Laurel Corona shares her latest work of historical fiction for adults, The Mapmaker's Daughter. Set during he Jewish expulsion from Spain, Laurel's latest is a stirring novel about identity, exile, and what it means to be home.
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$14.99
ISBN: 9781402286490
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - March 4th, 2014

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781439197660
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Published: Gallery Books - April 12th, 2011

KATHERINE MAXFIELD at Books Inc. Palo Alto

With twenty-five years experience as an employee or a consultant throughout Silicon Valley, Katherine Maxfield shares Starting Up Silicon Valley: How ROLM Became a Cultural Icon and Fortune 500 Company. Full of humorous anecdotes and the wisdom of some of Silicon Valley's most respected leaders, Katherine's reflections on this game-changing company is an intimate story of one of the Valley's most important and culturally influential companies--one that continues to influence Silicon to this day.
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$21.95
ISBN: 9781937110628
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Published: Emerald Book Co - April 8th, 2014

The Peninsula Volunteers 23rd Annual Author Salon

23rd Annual Authors Salon

Mark your calendars! Invite your friends!

You will not want to miss the 23rd Annual Author Salon, which promises to enthrall curious minds and voracious readers. Sunday, May 4th at the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club.

The 2014 line-up moderated by Paul Goldstein, winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, includes:

  • New York Times best-selling historical novelist Margaret George (Elizabeth I)
  • Emerging author Tracy Guzeman (The Gravity of Birds)
  • Dr. Susan Shillinglaw (Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage)
  • Ron Hansen (She Loves Me Not: New and Selected Stories and A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion)

Buy your tickets early; we usually sell out the event! 

For Sponsorship, Ticketing or Information contact Cathy Duhring: cduhring@peninsulavolunteers.org, (650) 326-0665 ext. 238.

To purchase tickets online directly, click this button: learn more

 

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MAJOR UNDERWRITER

Karen Christensen

Ann Griffiths and Roz Morris

PULIZER PRIZE 

Ana Hays McCracken and Ed McCracken

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

Alfreda Andrews and Jill Jerrehian

Philip and Pat Wilkinson DeBrincat

Kathy Downey and Bev Nelson

Cynthia Floyd and Shirley Simmons

Fran Eastman and Edward Goodstein

Hiro and Betty Ogawa

Tricia Tanoury

Union Bank, Menlo Park Branch

UNDERWRITING

Alfreda Andrews
Barcelon Associates Management Corp.
Flo and David Braker
Julie Bratsberg
Sally Broberg
Terri Carville
Carol Clarke
Linda Drew
E & J Gallo
Maria and George Erdi
Sandy Ferrando
Dee Foley
Nancy Greenbach
Doris Greenwood
John and Pat Grillos
Colleen Haight
Lennis Hansen
Ana Hays McCracken
Mary Heller
Shelia Hoar
Anna Marie Janky
Lou Leardini
Zeni Mallari
Jillian Manus
Anne Melbye
Bev Nelson
Betty Ogawa
Mindy Perez-Rubio
Amalia Popell
Tanya Roberts
Susan Sweeney
Anita VanKimmenade
Dolly Vasil
Rodney Washburn
Leslie Wong
Darlene Woodson
Clover Worland
Mary Young
Premium Tickets
Lillian Coehlo
Jeanne Fischer
Moira and Alastair Fordyce
Nancy Greenbach
Doris Greenwood and Eric Larson
Yuki Kato
Gloria Kennett
Bonnie Lukaszewicz
Zeni Mallari
Julie Pearson
Jackie Scandalios
Mary Lou Taylor
Twila Woods
 

 

Elizabeth I: The Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143120445
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Published: Berkley - March 27th, 2012

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ISBN: 9781451689761
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 6th, 2013

Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage (Western Literature Series) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780874179309
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Published: University of Nevada Press - October 20th, 2013

She Loves Me Not: New and Selected Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451617580
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Published: Scribner Book Company - November 13th, 2012

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