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January 2019

NYMBC Presents KIERSTEN WHITE & ADRIENNE YOUNG at Palo Alto

January 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. Palo Alto, 74 Town & Country Village
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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Not Your Mother's Book Club presents New York Times-bestselling author Kiersten White in celebration of Slayer--book one in her brand-new series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Kiersten will be in conversation with Adrienne Young, author of the much-buzzed debut fantasy Sky in the Deep. About Slayer: Into every generation a Slayer is born... Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It's hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher's Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here…

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Paul Skenazy, Temper CA

January 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2019 - 7:00PM This is an advanced event listing. Please check back for updated information, or sign up for our events emails. This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs for open seating are usually set up about an hour before the event begins. If you have ADA accommodation requests for this event, please e-mail info@bookshopsantacruz.com by January 8th. Joy Temper grew up wandering the woods of Temper, CA, a Gold Rush town her family helped establish…

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Non-Fiction Discussion Group: Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard

January 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard NOTE: Cynthia Haven literary critic and local author will join us to discuss her book at this month’s meeting. Please be sure to RSVP! René Girard (1923-2015) was one of the leading thinkers of our era--a provocative sage who offered a bold, sweeping vision of human nature, human history, and human destiny. In this first-ever biographical study, Cynthia L. Haven traces the evolution of Girard's thought in parallel with his life and…

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AZATI SEHATTI at Books Inc. Mountain View

January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. Mountain View, 301 Castro St
Mountain View , CA 94041 United States
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Family nurse practitioner, nutritional consultant and health educator Azati Sehatti discusses her critical guides The Inner Control Is the True Control: Making Lasting Lifestyle Changes and The Inner Control Is the True Control Workbook. The Inner Control Is The True Control empowers you to make lasting lifestyle and behavioral changes. It embarks on this journey by helping you to cultivate principles and values that prompt positive internal dialogues and support mindfulness, compassion, and forgiveness. As you gain awareness, cultivate self-compassion, and learn to forgive and let go…

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Lyndsay Faye, The Paragon Hotel

January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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Bookshop is delighted to welcome Lyndsay Faye, author of the best-selling staff favorites Jane Steele and The Gods of Gotham, for a reading and signing of her new novel, The Paragon Hotel—a historical thriller which follows Alice "Nobody" from Prohibition-era Harlem to Portland's the Paragon Hotel. Praise for The Paragon Hotel “This historical novel, which carries strong reverberations of present-day social and cultural upheavals, contains a message from a century ago that’s useful to our own time: ‘We need to do better at solving things.’ A riveting…

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RANDY SHAW at Books Inc. Mountain View

January 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. Mountain View, 301 Castro St
Mountain View , CA 94041 United States
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Randy Shaw, Director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, discusses his compelling new book, Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America. Generation Priced Out is a call to action on one of the most talked-about issues of our time: how skyrocketing rents and home values are pricing the working and middle classes out of urban America. From San Francisco to New York, Seattle to Denver, and Los Angeles to Austin, Generation Priced Out tells the stories of tenants, developers, politicians, homeowner…

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Kristin Wilson, Others’ Milk

January 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019 - 7:00PM This is an advanced event listing. Please check back for updated information, or sign up for our events emails. This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs for open seating are usually set up about an hour before the event begins. If you have ADA accommodation requests for this event, please e-mail info@bookshopsantacruz.com by January 22nd.   Breastfeeding rarely conforms to the idealized Madonna-and-baby image seen in old artwork, now re-cast in celebrity breastfeeding…

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Mary Pipher: This is Now with Angie Coiro

January 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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$15 - $45

Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing As We Age It's one of our American ironies: our culture values older women less, just as they come into the fullness of experience and wisdom. Women "of a certain age" have greater self-acceptance; the losses they've lived can give them deeper appreciation of each day's gifts. But the passage of time offers no escape from the misogyny every woman wades through daily. And that's compounded by a new barrier: ageism. In…

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YANovCon at the Millbrae Library

January 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Millbrae Library, 1 Library Avenue
Millbrae, CA United States
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The Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) is your exclusive connection to some of today's top authors of books for middle and high school youth (and everyone else who appreciates these amazing talents). This free half-day celebration will include panel discussions, author hangouts, and book signings with at least twenty award-winning, notable, and new YA novelists including: 2018 Printz Medal winner Nina LaCour, 2018 Newbery Medal winner Erin Entrada Kelly, Kristin Elizabeth Clark, J.H Diehl, Heidi Kling, Mitali Perkins, Hugo-nominated Mark Oshiro, 2018 Beatty and Stonewall Book Award winner Dashka Slater, Robin Benway, William…

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Spanish Book Discussion Group

January 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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El Impostor - Javier Cercas ¿Quién es Enric Marco? Un nonagenario barcelonés que se hizo pasar por superviviente de los campos nazis y que fue desenmascarado en mayo de 2005, después de presidir durante tres años la asociación española de los supervivientes, pronunciar centenares de conferencias, conceder decenas de entrevistas, recibir importantes distinciones y conmover en algún caso hasta las lágrimas a los parlamentarios españoles reunidos para rendir homenaje por vez primera a los republicanos deportados por el III Reich.…

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Joel Simon: This is Now with Angie Coiro

January 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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"America does not negotiate with terrorists." But are we sure we should keep it that way? Last year there were nearly nine thousand international terrorist abductions. The US refuses to pay ransoms, holding that it would only fuel more kidnappings. Other countries pay-up to free their citizens taken hostage. Statistics tell the grim result: according to New America, "since 2001, American hostages taken captive by terrorist, militant, and pirate groups have been more than twice as likely to remain in…

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MIKE CHEN at Books Inc. Palo Alto

January 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. Palo Alto, 74 Town & Country Village
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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With pieces featured in The Mary Sue, The Portalist, and Tor, local writer Mike Chen shares his debut novel, Here and Now and Then. To save his daughter, he'll go anywhere--and any-when... Kin Stewart is an everyday family man: working in IT, trying to keep the spark in his marriage, struggling to connect with his teenage daughter, Miranda. But his current life is a far cry from his previous career...as a time-traveling secret agent from 2142.Stranded in suburban San Francisco since the 1990s after a…

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