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The Peninsula Parlour presents NINA SCHUYLER in conversation with LISEN STROMBERG at Books Inc. Palo Alto

The Peninsula Parlour presents Pushcart Prize-nominee, and fiction editor at Able Muse, Nina Schuyler, discussing The Translator, in conversation with Lisen Stromberg. When renowned translator Hanne Schubert falls down a flight of stairs, she suffers from an unusual but real condition -- the loss of her native language. Speaking only Japanese, a language learned later in life, she leaves for Japan. There, to Hanne's shock, the Japanese novelist whose work she recently translated confronts her publicly for sabotaging his work. 5% of all sales made during this event will be donated to Abilities United.

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Published: Pegasus Books - July 1st, 2013

MARK SHAW at Books Inc. Burlingame

Former criminal defense attorney who has served as a legal analyst for ABC, ESPN, and USA Today, and member of the Assassination Archives and Research Center in Washington, DC, Mark Shaw shares The Poison Patriarch: How the Betrayals of Joseph P. Kennedy Caused the Assassination of JFK, a fascinating and unique account of what happened in Dallas in 1963 which focuses on why attorney general Robert F. Kennedy wasn't killed in 1963 and President John F. Kennedy was.

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Published: Skyhorse - October 1st, 2013

TONI PICCININI at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Preparing for an empty nest can be an overwhelming experience, with college applications, and sudden, strong sentimental moments striking you at every turn. But have no fear, Toni Piccinini is here to help you traverse the rocky road that is motherhood with The Goodbye Year: Wisdom and Culinary Therapy to Survive Your Child's Senior Year of High School (and Reclaim the You of You). With the wisdom she's acquired from saying goodbye three times to her own children, this book is the perfect guide to modern sensibilities, and provides a lovingly thought out collection of recipes that are sure to comfort.

 

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ISBN: 9781580054867
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Published: Seal Press - September 10th, 2013

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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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

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