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Launch Party with HARRIET SCOTT CHESSMAN at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Previous professor of literature and writing at Yale University, Bread Loaf School of English, and Stanford University's Continuing Studies Program, acclaimed author Harriet Scott Chessman celebrates the launch of her much-anticipated new novel, The Beauty of Ordinary Things, a powerful story about our yearning for wholeness and the enduring weight of our briefest encounters. Wine and snacks will be served. Please join us and raise a glass to fine writing, good reading, and great indie bookselling! 

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ISBN: 9780989302319
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Published: Atelier26 Books - November 12th, 2013

CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL at Books Inc. Mountain View

Founder, editor, and publisher of Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines, and a friendly face that shares the secrets to perfect cooking on PBSs America's Test Kitchen, Christopher Kimball shares The America's Test Kitchen School Cookbook. Whether you're starting out in the kitchen or have been cooking for years, this essential guide to cooking fundamentals, featuring 3000+ step photos and 500+ recipes, will make you a better cook for everything from scrambled eggs and roast chicken to layer cakes and fruit tarts.


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ISBN: 9781936493524
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Published: America's Test Kitchen - October 15th, 2013

SEAN LYNCH at Books Inc. Mountain View

Retired Lieutenant, and former Commander of the Detective Division in the Bay Area, Sean Lynch shares his debut thriller, Wounded Prey. When recently retired SF Police Inspector, Bob Farrell, hears of the return of a brutal killer striking after a twenty-year break, he's on the case. But Bob's not playing by the rules any more than the killer is, and soon the FBI have both of them in their sights. . .

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ISBN: 9781909223073
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Published: Osprey Publishing (WA) - May 28th, 2013

BILL PETROCELLI at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Co-owner of fellow indie booksellers Book Passage, Bill Petrocelli shares his first work of fiction, The Circle of Thirteen, a gripping thriller set in the turbulent world of 2082 which provides an emotionally grounded window into the future's unforgettable history--which may not be that far off, or could be under our noses already--and the bold group of women who risk their lives to restore world peace while a shadowy figure is determined to unleash chaos around the world.  In Conversation with Cara Black.

 

 

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ISBN: 9781620454145
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Published: Turner - October 22nd, 2013

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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$34.00
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 Young Readers - August 20th, 2013

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

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