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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 1st, 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

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


Launch Party with STEFANIA SHAFFER at Books Inc. Burlingame

Books Inc. Burlingame presents a book launch for Stefania Shaffer's moving, important, informative, and easy-to-follow guide 9 Realities of Caring for an Elderly Parent: A Love Story of A Different Kind. Broken into nine helpful chapters, this indispensible work provides details from early topics, such as keeping your parent safe in their own home, to the aftermath of losing your loved one.
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ISBN: 9780977232529
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Published: Pressman Books - July 27th, 2013

SEAN LYNCH at Books Inc. Palo Alto

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

The Peninsula Parlour presents DENNIS MCFARLAND in conversation with LISEN STROMBERG at Books Inc. Palo Alto

The Peninsula Parlour presents Stegner Fellow Dennis McFarland, discussing Nostalgia, in conversation with Lisen Stromberg. Set during the Civil War, Nostalgia's outcome hinges on friendships forged in crisis, reminding us that the injuries of war are manifold, and the healing goodness in the human soul runs deep and strong. 15% of all sales made during this event will be donated to Abilities United.

For more information visit: http://www.abilitiesunited.org/



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ISBN: 9780307908346
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Published: Pantheon Books - October 1st, 2013