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The Cubberley Theatre in Palo Alto presents ROBIN SLOAN

The Cubberley Community Center Theatre presents Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore.

A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize for First Fiction, named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, "Los Angeles Times," and "San Francisco Chronicle
The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything--instead, they "check out" large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele's behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore's secrets extend far beyond its walls. Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan's "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore" is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.

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Event date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
4000 Middlefield Road, T2
Palo Alto
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ISBN: 9781250037756
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Published: Picador USA - September 24th, 2013