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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Stacking The Shelves #104 & Sunday Post #68






I am combining two great blog hops:  Stacking The Shelves (a Saturday feature by Team Tynga's Reviews), and Sunday Post (a Sunday feature by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer).  Both of these features give people a chance to post about what books they received and also an opportunity to catch a glimpse of what others are excited about.  I really enjoy see everyone's version of these features! If you enjoy my blog, please consider following me via Bloglovin, Networked Blogs, GFC, or by email subscription.  If you leave a comment and tell me you are a new follower, I will follow you back! 

I have begun to participate in the Amazon affiliate program, so if you click on any of the book covers it will take you to Amazon if you want to buy the book.  I will be getting a small fee for each purchase.  


On The Blog:

Monday:  Bay Area Book Events #72

Tuesday: ARC Review:  Artemis by Andy Weir

Thursday:  ARC Review:  The Library At The Edge Of The World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

I've gotten ahead of my reviews, so everything was on autopilot this week!  This opened up my time to do a lot more reading.  I really liked Artemis, by Andy Weir, and The Library At The Edge Of The World,  by Felicity Hayes-McCoy.  Strangely, both of them were about small towns (of course, in Andy's book the town was on the Moon!).
 
In Real Life:
I have done a lot of reading, this week, even though I have been sick with a cold!  I spent most of Thursday at home, reading (and sleeping!).  I want to be healthy for next week, when I will be preparing lots of food for Thanksgiving.

The Kindergarten kids were adorable this week, as they are very excited for the holiday.  We talked a lot about what we are thankful for, and made lots of fun art projects with corn husks.

We will have the week off, so I stocked up on library books to read!  I will cook a lot, so Iwill also be listening to audio books, as well.

New Books:

Public Library:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250073030/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=onderherose-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1250073030&linkId=5c4305b13112e4e3a2e98757fffcf048https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1423171217/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=onderherose-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1423171217&linkId=1f1e7b1a96c447123eb4aadd2e8a1db2

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1616957301/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=onderherose-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1616957301&linkId=438b9d09329b04306d5bb69ac627884ehttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0544542576/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=onderherose-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0544542576&linkId=019b196362e3551c9a3a04d24327123b


For Review:

NetGalley:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1481499106/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=onderherose-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1481499106&linkId=5b9cad14ff9d5b44fc639cc1381c1490

That's it for this week!  If you live in the U.S., I wish you the very best for Thanksgiving.  If you live elsewhere, try some pumpkin pie.  It's delicious!  

  
                     
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

ARC Review: The Library At The Edge Of The World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062663720/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=onderherose-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0062663720&linkId=067959da5293b5785edf6935d6f26be7
Please Note:  I received an advance copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.  This did not influence the opinions of my review in any way.  Also, I have linked the book cover with Amazon.  If you buy the book through the link, I will get a small fee.

Synopsis (From Goodreads):
Local librarian Hanna Casey is wondering where it all went wrong ... Driving her mobile library van through Finfarran's farms and villages, she tries not to think of the sophisticated London life she abandoned when she left her cheating husband. Or that she's now stuck in her crotchety mum's spare bedroom.

With her daughter Jazz traveling the world and her relationship with her mother growing increasingly fraught, Hanna decides to reclaim her independence. Then, when the threatened closure of her library puts her plans in jeopardy, she finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the fragmented community. Will she also find the new life she's been searching for?


Review:
I recently did a writing exercise in preparation for NaNoWriMo where we listed things we like to see in books.  Mine included a small town setting,  strong female characters, a central meeting place,  and an underdog.  All those wonderful aspects are part of The Library At The Edge Of The World, by Felicity Hayes-McCoy.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and left me with a massive desire to visit Ireland in the future.

What I Liked:
Strong Female Character:
Hanna Casey once had dreams of being an art librarian in London.  But after her marriage and high-flying lifestyle crumbles, she must return home to Ireland and live with her shrew of a  mother.  She finds employment at the local library, a big step down, but she is somewhat content there.
I love how Hanna regained her self-worth by renovating an old home.  Through her builder, she learns to compromise and to realize that accepting help from others doesn't make you weak.
Once she realizes the county plans to consolidate services (and close the library), she spearheads an effort to mobilize the whole village to act.


Small Town Setting:
While the little peninsula of Finfarran is fictional, the book's vivid descriptions and colorful characters created a living place.  

There are beautiful beaches with stunning coastlines.  Quaint farms, and family-run bed and breakfast inns, all struggling in an economy that is fading.  They see their economy, which is mostly tourism, slowly slipping away as wealthy businessmen guide lucrative government contracts towards larger towns.  If they don't do something soon, younger people will be forced to leave, in order to find work.
  
A Central Meeting Place:
At the heart of the story is the library.  As an avid reader, I loved how the library went from a rigid, sterile place to an active community center.  It really became the heart of the town.

And in the library, there were wonderful secondary characters that enriched the novel.  From the chatty moms with strollers, to the man who comes to the library, systematically looking at each book, this feels like a real place.

An Underdog:
The whole town is the underdog as they fight to keep the county from consolidating vital services.  The county's plan may seem like a smart way to save money, but it doesn't take into account the impact it will have on the smaller communities.

As the town bands together to develop an alternate plan, they all realize how much they have to gain by helping and supporting each other.  They know that if their plan succeeds, younger people will have a chance to stay in the community.  But if they fail, it will mean the slow death of the village.



What I Didn't Like:
While I enjoyed the ending, there was a plot device that was used to move certain characters into place which I thought was unnecessary.  I don't like to include spoilers, but this small event felt totally thrown in and artificial.  I wished that the author could have made a different choice.


                                                         

Rating: 




Release Date:  November 14th, 2017

Genre:  General Fiction

Publisher:  Harper Perennial

Page Length:  339 pages

Source:  Edelweiss

Format: ARC E-Book 

Recommendation:  Full of wonderful characters, this would make an excellent book club selection. 

  
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

ARC Review: Artemis by Andy Weir

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0553448129/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=onderherose-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0553448129&linkId=d29a1f5840637b4d47b2fb4216a50224
Please Note:  I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  This did not influence the opinions of my review in any way.  Also, I have linked the book cover to Amazon.  If you buy the book through this link, I will get a small fee.

Synopsis (From Goodreads):
Jazz Bashara is a criminal.

Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.
 


Review: 
Artemis, by Andy Weir, is about a small town that just happens to be on the moon.  It is a city with it's share of problems:  income disparity, misfits, obnoxious tourists, and corruption.  This book was wonderfully fun, and I loved the small town feeling, the main character Jazz, along with large doses of intrigue, action, and humor. 


What I Liked:
Small Town Feeling:

I love books about small towns.  All the characters have a history together, and it is a treat to uncover all the backstories.  This small town just happens to be on the Moon, so there is even more of a feeling of shared purpose among the residents.

As lovely as it is to live in a place with a sense of community, it can also be a drag for those who don't fit in.  Everyone knows your business and once you develop a reputation, it is nearly impossible to get a fresh start.  With just a few poor choices (or maybe many), Jazz has a reputation as a trouble maker.  And no one, from her father, to the city's constable, will let her forget it, either.

The book also had some smart speculation on what a society on the moon would look like.  There would still be rich and poor, corruption, vigilantly justice, and other societal issues, even on the moon.

Main Character:
The main character of this book is a smart, self-reliant, woman of color!  I appreciated all the small touches that brought this character to life.  Even though she is a lapsed Muslim, she still has many cultural connections to Saudi Arabia, where she was born.  Her ethnicity wasn't just mentioned to tick off a diversity box!

Everyone in town knows that Jazz had amazing potential as a younger person, but she made some very poor choices as a teen.  She is still trying to live down her bad reputation.  She also has a difficult relationship with her devout Muslim father, and is bitter over a terrible breakup.  But she is also proud and will not ask for help resolving her problems.  I admired her self-sufficiency, but also cringed when her stubbornness prevented her from connecting with others.

Intrigue:
In such a closed economy there is bound to be a little corruption, right?  Various groups have  monopolies on different industries.  The one that has the biggest grip on the city is the company who manufactures aluminum in the town.  Apparently, oxygen is a by-product of aluminum production (who knew?) and rather important to the vitality of Artemis.  When Jazz is hired to disrupt the aluminum smelting process by a competitor, a series of events unfold that expose an intricate web of lies that keep the town running.  Will Jazz take the fall, or will she use her wits to uncover what is behind everyone's interest in aluminum?

Action:
One of the signatures of an Andy Weir novel is the McGyver-like problem solving skills the characters use to escape danger.  The author's use of scientific attention to detail creates a sense of realism to the novel.  There are many scenes where being on the Moon creates life-threatening problems for Jazz.  But she is able to use her brains (and sometimes her fists) to figure out the solution.  This was so fun to read, and I hear there will be a movie coming soon.  Based on my reading, this will make a very exciting film.

Humor:
This book is narrated by the main character, Jazz, and is full of humor (and a lot of swearing!).  While her observations of small town life are witty and astute, this book is not a comedy.  But I laughed throughout reading this story. 


What I Didn't Like:

          
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Rating: 




Release Date:  November 14th, 2017

Genre:  Science Fiction

Publisher:  Crown Publishing Group

Page Length:  384 Pages

Source:  NetGalley

Format:  ARC E-book

Recommendation:  Full of action, suspense, and humor, this is Andy Weir at his best.  A page-turning delight!

 


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Monday, November 13, 2017

Bay Area Book Events #72

Due to the enormous size of this list, I only show events about four weeks in advance.  There is also a master calendar that has all listings.

Bookstores in this list may include:  
A Great Good Place For Books (Oakland) 
Barnes & Noble (various Bay Area Locations)
Books Inc. (various Bay Area Locations)
Book Passage (Corte Madera & San Francisco) 
Borderlands Books (San Francisco) 
Copperfield's Books (Various Locations) 
East Bay Booksellers (Oakland)   
Green Apple Books (San Francisco) 
Hicklebee's Children's Books (San Jose) 
Kepler's Books (Menlo Park)   
Mrs. Dalloway's (Berkeley) 
Orinda Books (Orinda)   
Pegasus Books (Berkeley & Oakland)   
Point Reyes Bookstore (Point Reyes) 
Rakestraw Books (Danville)
The Booksmith (San Francisco)
Town Center Books (Pleasanton)  

I am attempting to make this a one stop place to find book signings in the San Francisco Bay Area! I will mostly focus on YA books, but I will also include some general fiction if I think it will be of interest.  I do not list non-fiction books (There are simply too many events of those to list).  I think this is an extensive list, but there is always the possibility that I missed an event (Hey, I'm human). If you think there is an event that I should include, please leave me a note in the comments section. Thanks.

All  book graphics have links to GoodReads so you can check them out.

As always, it is a good idea to call the store a day or two before to confirm that the scheduled event is still on.  I have learned that these events change constantly.


Monday, November 13th, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33590215-the-floating-world?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Floating World
Author:  C. Morgan Babst
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960 


Monday, November 13th, at 7:30pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34183379-we-were-witches?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  We Were Witches
Author:  Ariel Gore
Location:  Pegasus Books Downtown
Address:  2349 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
Tel:  (510 649-1320


Tuesday, November 14th, at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34626374-radio-free-vermont?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Radio Free Vermont
Author:  Bill McKibben
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960


Tuesday, November 14th, at 7:00pm

NYMBC Presents:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28421168-renegades?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Renegades
Author:  Marissa Meyer
Location:  Books Inc. (Opera Plaza)
Address:  601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Tel:  (415)  776-1111


Tuesday, November 14th, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32620308-the-necklace?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Necklace
Author:  Claire McMillan
Location:  Books Inc. (Palo Alto)
Address:  74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
Tel: (650) 321-0600


Tuesday, November 14th, at 7:30pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34183379-we-were-witches?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  We Were Witches
Author:  Ariel Gore
Location:  Green Apple Books on the Park
Address:  1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 742-5833


Tuesday, November 14th, at 7:30pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31933063-heather-the-totality?ac=1&from_search=true



$65 (two tickets & one signed book) 
Book:  Heather, The Totality
Author:  Matthew Weiner
Location:  Hoytt Theater, Osher Marin JCC
Address:  200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael
Tel:  (415) 927-0960


Wednesday, November 15th, at 4:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34381578-bizzy-mizz-lizzie?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Bizzy Mizz Lizzy
Author:  David Shannon
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415)  927-0960


Wednesday, November 15th, at 6:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32620308-the-necklace?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  The Necklace
Author:  Claire McMillan
Location:  Book Passage (San Francisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 835-1020


Wednesday, November 15th, at 6:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31921286-eden?from_search=true

Book:  Eden
Author:  Jeanne Blasberg
Location:  Book Passage (Sausalito)
Address:  100 Bay Street, Sausalito
Tel:  (415) 339-1300


Wednesday, November 15th, at 6:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17250961-oathbringer?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Oathbringer
Author:  Brian Sanderson
Location:  Borderlands Cafe
Address:  870 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 824-8203


Wednesday, November 15th, at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34626374-radio-free-vermont?from_search=true

Book:  Radio Free Vermont
Author:  Bill McKibben
Location:  Copperfield's Books
Address:  138 N. Main Street, Sabastopol
Tel:  (707) 823-2618


Thursday, November 16th, at 3:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34381578-bizzy-mizz-lizzie?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Bizzy Mizz Lizzy
Author:  David Shannon
Location:  Hicklebee's Children's Books
Address:  1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
Tel:  (408) 292-8880


Thursday, November 16th, at 7:00pm

Presented by Books Inc.


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33946142-a-kind-of-freedom?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  A Kind of Freedom
Author:  Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Location:  Burlingame Library
Address:  480 Primrose Road, Burlingame
Tel:  (650) 558-7400





Thursday, November 16th, at 7:30pm
Poetry Flash:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32191883-proprietary?ac=1&from_search=true


Book:  Proprietary: Poems
Author:  Randall Mann
Location: East Bay Booksellers
Address:  5433 College Ave., Oakland
Tel:  (510) 653-9965





Thursday, November 16th at 7:30pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34381272-red-yellow-green?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Red, Yellow, Green
Author:  Alejandro Saravia
Location:  Green Apple Books on the Park
Address:  1231 9th Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 742-5833


Thursday, November 16th, at 7:30pm

City Arts & Lectures Presents:


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26893819-the-girls?from_search=true


Book:  The Girls
Author:  Emma Cline
Location:  Nourse Theater
Address:  275 Hayes Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 392-4400


Friday, November 17th, at 6:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34381578-bizzy-mizz-lizzie?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Bizzy Mizz Lizzy
Author:  David Shannon
Location:  Books Inc. (Alameda)
Address:  1344 Park Street, Alameda
Tel:  (510) 522-2226


Friday, November 17th, at 7:30pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34552743-the-iliac-crest?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Iliac Crest
Author:  Cristina Rivera Garza
Location:  Green Apple Books on the Park
Address:  1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 742-5833


Saturday, November 18th, at 2:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34381578-bizzy-mizz-lizzie?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Bizzy Mizz Lizzy
Author:  David Shannon
Location:  Kepler's Books
Address:  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Tel:  (650) 324-4321


Saturday, November 18th, at 2:00pm

Getaway Carnival!


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34735291-the-getaway?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Diary of a Wimpy Kid #12: The Getaway
Author:  Jeff Kinney
Location:  Copperfield's Books (Petaluma)
Address:  140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma
Tel:  (707) 762-0563


Saturday, November 18th, at 2:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33534892-sorcery-for-beginners?from_search=true

Book:  Sorcery for Beginners
Author:  Matt Harry & Juliane Crump
Location:  Books Inc. (Opera Plaza)
Address:  601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 776-1111


Saturday, November 18th, at 2:00pm

Book Launch


Book:  The Illuminator's Gift
Author:  Alina Sayre
Location:  Books Inc., (Santa Clara)
Address:  2712 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara
Tel:  (408) 727-1500 


Sunday, November 19th, at 6:30pm

SF in SF


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33916024-sourdough?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28209634-autonomous?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Autonomous
Author:  Annalee Newitz
Book:  Sourdough
Author:  Robin Sloan
Location:  The American Bookbinder's Museum
Address:  355 Clementina Street, San Francisco
Tel: (415) 572-1015 


Monday, November 20th, at 7:30pm

Book Launch!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34928122-artemis?ac=1&from_search=true



 Ticket Information:
$50.00 -- Premier ticket with hardcover copy of "Artemis"
$25.00 -- General seating; does not include book
$15.00 -- Student seating; no book; must show student ID

Book:  Artemis
Author:  Andy Weir
Location:  Kepler's Books
Address:  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Tel:  (650) 324-4321


Saturday, November 25th, at 11:00am


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33919162-close-enough-for-the-angels?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Close Enough For The Angels
Author:  Paul Madonna
Location:  Book Passage (San Francisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 835-1020 


Tuesday, November 28th, at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36434539-light-of-the-northern-dancers?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Light Of The Northern Dancers
Author:  Robin Gainey
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415)  927-0960


Saturday, December 2nd, at 1:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29620178-the-jaguar-and-the-cacao-tree?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree
Author:  Brigitte Rasine
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415)  927-0960 



Saturday, December 2nd, at 2:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34273712-the-overneath?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34624519-oracle-of-the-song?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Oracle of The Song
Author:  Gail Strickland
Book:  The Overneath
Author:  Peter S. Beagle

Location:  Barnes & Noble (Fairfield)
Address:  1600 Gateway Blvd., Fairfield
Tel:  (707) 435-0484

Saturday, December 2nd, at 7:00pm

Nomadic Press Author Reading:



Books: Purepero Stories (Rebekah Eppley & Maria del Carmen Cortez), The Flower's in My Mother's Name ( Phillip Harris), The First Church of What's Happening (Miah Jeffra), The Horse Eaters (Ayodele Nzinga), Home Remedy (Norma Smith), So Far Afield (Frederick Spears), The Planet of the Dead ( Rene Vaz)

Location:  Laural Book Store
Address:  1423 Broadway, Oakland
Tel:  (510) 452-9232


Sunday, December 3rd, at 1:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35236571-blood-truth?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34051791-outside-the-wire?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Blood Truth
Author:  Matt Coyle
Book:  Outside The Wire
Author:  Patricia Smiley
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960


Monday, December 4th, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34144423-unaccompanied?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Unaccompanied
Author:  Javier Zamora 
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., 
Tel:  (415) 927-0960 

Tuesday, December 5th, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35385966-the-rebels-of-gold

Book:  The Rebels of Gold
Author:  Elise Kova
Location:  Barnes & Noble (San Mateo)
Address:  11 West Hillsdale Blvd
Tel:  (650) 341-5560

Tuesday, December 5th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36510885-new-york

Book:  New York: Stories
Author:  Terence Clarke
Location:  Books Inc., (Opera Plaza)
Address:  601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 776-1111 

Tuesday, December 5th, at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34419228-madness?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30315844-into-each-room-we-enter-without-knowing?from_search=true


Book:  Into Each Room We Enter Without Knowing
Author:  Charif Shannon 
Book:  Madness
Author:  Sam Sax
Location:  Green Apple Books on the Park
Address:  1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco
Tel: (415) 742-5833

Saturday, December 9th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34273712-the-overneath?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34624519-oracle-of-the-song?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Oracle of The Song
Author:  Gail Strickland
Book:  The Overneath
Author:  Peter S. Beagle

Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera)
Tel:  (415) 927-0960

Sunday, December 10th, at 2:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33574109-dark-winds-rising?from_search=true

Book:  Dark Winds Rising
Author:  Mark Noce

Location:  Burlingame Library
Address:  480 Primrose Road, Burlingame
Tel: (650) 558-7400 

Tuesday, December 12th, at 7:00pm
in Conversation with Dr. Pascal Lee

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34928122-artemis?ac=1&from_search=true


Book:  Artemis
Author: Andy Weir
Location:  Books Inc., Mountain View
Address:  317 Castro Street, Mountain View
Tel: (650) 428-1247
 
 
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