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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Audio Book Review: Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1455540412/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=onderherose-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1455540412&linkId=5ec5d42e536cfc68ea1e4bec0caf0adf
Please Note:  I have created links to Amazon on the book cover.  If you buy the book using these links, I will get a small fee.

Synopsis (From Goodreads):
This is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.It's a book about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast.

In this candid personal memoir, the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from "Saturday Night Live" to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics. Has Al Franken become a true Giant of the Senate? Franken asks readers to decide for themselves.
  


Review:
I have followed Al Franken's career for many years, first enjoying his humor on Saturday Night Live, and in movies such as Trading Places.  Later, I found him to be entertaining and irreverent on his Air America radio show.  Now, as the junior United States Senator from Minnesota, Franken shows a new, more mature side of his personality.  Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, chronicles his brutal first campaign, and his education in how the government actually works.

What I Liked:

Performance:
I think it is to be expected that this book would be quite entertaining, but Al Franken's cranky voice adds much to the experience.  He creates a conversational tone that makes the listener feel as though they are sitting at a bar, drinking a beer, and listening to this improbable story straight from the horse's mouth.
 
"Insider Baseball":
This book is full of information about campaigns that I have always wondered about.  How are candidates picked (in Minnesota)?  How does one  get a campaign donation from a wealthy donor?  Why can't anything get accomplished in Washington?  Perhaps for some, all of these details will be a bit dry.  But I loved it all!

Bi-Partisanship:
Al Franken shows how he has tried to reach across the aisle and see all of his fellow Senators as human beings.  I know, for myself, it would be hard to listen to people say the most vile things about your career and what you stand for, and then go out to lunch and be civil, later.

I also liked that he gave wonderful examples of Senators from the other party being friendly, considerate, real people.  The author has cultivated several friendships that many would be surprised about.  For instance, he is very chummy with Republican Jeff Sessions.  Yet, that didn't stop the Senator from presenting biting questions to Jeff Sessions during his recent confirmation hearing.  There seems to be an air of conviviality in the Senate, but only when the public isn't watching.

Hopeful Tone:
This book, for all it's grumblings about how challenging it is to be a United States Senator, has a very hopeful tone for the future.  Al Franken longs to see the Senate the way it used to be, with Senators of all political parties getting to know (and trust) each other.  He is also optimistic about the possibilities of getting the government back on track after the current presidency is over (my apologies to anyone reading this if you voted for Trump.  This is what Al Franken is saying in the book).




What I Didn't Like:
I am an unabashed Democrat but, I am certain many of the readers of this blog are not.  While I think that this is a book that everyone should read, I can understand it if you would rather not.  This book is quite biased toward Democrats and does not delve into some of the scandals that have rocked the Democratic Party during the 2016 election.  Thus, it sometimes reads as though Democrats have to put up with Republicans, rather than them needing to seek common ground. 

                                                                 
 
Rating: 


Release Date:  May 30th, 2017

Genre:  Non-Fiction Memoir

Publisher:  Hatchette Audio

Performed By:  Al Franken

Listening Length:  12 Hours, 13 Minutes

Page Length:  406 Pages

Source:  Public Library

Format:  Audio Book

Recommendation:  An entertaining, hopeful book about Al Franken's experience in the Senate.  People of all political persuasions should read this.
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Bay Area Book Events #68

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, October 16th at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22364646-de-consequenties?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Consequences
Author:  Nina Weijers
Location:  Green Apple Books on The Park
Address:  1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 742-5833 

Tuesday, October 17th, at 12:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34467031-manhattan-beach?from_search=true
Book:  Manhattan Beach
Author:  Jennifer Egan
Location:  Rakestraw Books
Address:  3 Railroad Avenue, Danville
Tel:  (925) 837-7337 

 

Tuesday, October 17th, at 4:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23354816-timeless?from_search=true
POSTPONED: Check back for new dates

Book:  Timeless #1
Author:  Armand Baltazar
Location:  Copperfield's Books (Petamula)
Address:  140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma
Tel:  (707) 762-0563


Tuesday, October 17th, at 6:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33398880-horizon?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34430020-damn-fine-story?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33025240-a-plague-of-giants?ac=1&from_search=true

Books:  A Plague of Giants (Kevin Hearne),  Damn Fine Story (Chuck Wendig), Horizon (Fran Wilde)
Location:  Borderlands Cafe
Address:  870 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 824-8203

Tuesday, October 17th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34550708-broken-circle?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34109606-the-knowing?from_search=true

Book:  Broken Circle
Author:  J.L. Powers
Book:  The Knowing
Author:  Sharon Cameron
Location:  Hicklebee's (San Jose)
Address:  1378 Lincoln Avenue,  San Jose
Tel: (408) 292-8880

Tuesday, October 17th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34381330-in-the-distance?from_search=true

Book:  In The Distance
Author:  Hernan Diaz
Location:  East Bay Booksellers
Address:  5433 College Avenue, Oakland
Tel:  (510) 653-9965 


Tuesday, October, 17th, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32332858-the-romance-of-elsewhere?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Romance of Elsewhere
Author:  Lynn Freed
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960

Tuesday, October 17th, at 7:30pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33590627-all-the-dirty-parts?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  All The Dirty Parts
Author:  Daniel Handler
Location:  Green Apple Books on The Park
Address:  1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 742-5833 


Tuesday, October 17th, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36146836-when-it-s-over?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  When It's Over
Author:  Barbara Ridley

Location:  Books Inc. (Berkeley)
Address:  1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
Tel:  (510) 525-7777
 
Tuesday, October 17th, at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25978892-the-art-of-starving?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Art of Starving
Author:  San J. Miller
Location:  Pegasus Books Downtown
Address:  2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
Tel:  (510) 649-1320


Wednesday, October 18th, at 11:00am
Coffee & Conversation
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33911114-a-hive-of-homicides?from_search=true

Book:  A Hive of Homicides
Author:  Meera Lester
Location:  Town Center Books
Address:  555 Main Street, Pleasanton
Tel:  (925) 846-8826

Wednesday, October 18th, at 6:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33911047-passage?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Passage
Author:  Khary Lazarre White
Location:  Book Passage (San Francisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
Tel: (415) 835-1020 

Wednesday, October 18th, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34007967-never-say-die?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Never Say Die (Alex Rider #11)
Author:  Anthony Horowitz
Location:  Kepler's Books
Address:  1010 El Camino Real. Menlo Park
Tel:  (650) 324-4321 


Wednesday, October 18th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33376058-sip?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  SIP
Author:  Brian Allen Carr
Location:  Green Apple Books
Address:  506 Clement Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 387-2272

Wednesday, October 18th, at 7:00pm
NYMBC Presents:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34109606-the-knowing?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Knowing
Author:  Sharon Cameron
Location:  Books Inc. (Palo Alto)
Address:  855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Tel: (650) 321-0600

Wednesday, October 18th, at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34467031-manhattan-beach?from_search=true

Book:  Manhattan Beach
Author:  Jennifer Egan
Location:  Mrs. Dalloway's Books
Address:  2904 College Avenue, Berkeley
Tel:  (510) 704-8222

Wednesday, October 18th, at 7:30pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32508637-see-what-i-have-done?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  See What I Have Done
Author:  Sarah Schmidt
Location:  Green Apple Books on the Park
Address:  1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 742-5833

Thursday, October 19th, at 6:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33503613-machine-learning?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Machine Learning
Author:  Hugh Howey
Location:  Borderlands Cafe
Address:  870 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Tel: (415) 824-8203

Thursday, October 19th, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34007967-never-say-die?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Never Say Die (Alex Rider #11)
Author:  Anthony Horowitz
Location:  Rakestraw Books
Address:  3 Railroad Avenue, Danville
Tel: (925) 837-7337

Thursday, October 19th, at 7:00pm 
Four Authors Walk Into a Bar

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27157607-the-columbarium?ac=1&from_search=true
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12749162-jealous-mistress?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31206812-the-kurdish-bike?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34931869-fleet?ac=1&from_search=true 
 
Books:  Jealous Mistress (Susan Alexander),   
The Kurdish Bike (Alesa Lightbourne),  
The Columbarium (Emily Gallo),  
Fleet (Brian T. Marshall)
Location:  Books Inc. (The Marina)
Address:  2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 931-3633

Thursday, October 19th, at 7:30pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31450779-the-last-laugh?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32332858-the-romance-of-elsewhere?ac=1&from_search=true

Books:  The Last Laugh & The Romance of Elsewhere
Author:  Lynn Freed
Location:  Mrs. Dalloway's Books
Address:  2904 College Avenue, Berkeley
Tel:  (510) 704-8222
 

Friday, October 20th, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33376058-sip?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  SIP
Author:  Brian Allen Carr
Location:  Copperfield's Books (Petamula)
Address:  140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma
Tel:  (707) 762-0563

Friday, October 20th, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34603139-the-cherry-pickers?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Cherry Pickers
Author:  Gregory C. Randall
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415)  927-0960

Friday, October 20th, at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34381330-in-the-distance?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  In The Distance
Author:  Hernan Diaz
Location:  Green Apple Books on the Park
Address:  1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 742-5833

Saturday, October 21st, at 2:00pm
Book Launch Party:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34570463-pumpkin-spice-secrets?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Pumpkin Pie Secrets
Author:  Hillary Homzie
Location:  Copperfield's Books (Napa)
Address: 3740 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa
Tel:  (707) 252-8002

Saturday, October 21st, at 3:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35212422-lipstick-on-the-strawberry?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34943660-the-all-americans?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The All-Americans
Author:  Angela Farley
Book:  Lipstick on the Strawberry
Author:  Margaret Ann Spence
Location:  Orinda Books
Address:  276 Village Square, Orinda
Tel:  (925) 254-7606

Saturday, October 21st, at 4:00pm
NYMBC Presents:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33830437-far-from-the-tree?from_search=true

Book:  Far From The Tree
Author:  Robin Benway
Location:  Books Inc. (Opera Plaza)
Address:  601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 776-1111


Sunday, October 22nd, at 1:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30653975-the-last-troubadour?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34773686-take-two?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Last Troubadour
Author:  David St. John
Book:  Take Two: Film Studies
Author:  Susan Terris
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960 

Sunday, October 22nd, at 4:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33208115-love-her-wild?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Love Her Wild
Author:  Atticus Poetry
Location:  Book Passage (San Francisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 835-1020

Sunday, October 22nd, at 5:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34370771-blue-magic?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Blue Magic
Author:  Debby Bloch
Location:  Books Inc. (Laurel Village)
Address:  3315 California Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 221-3666

Sunday, October 22nd, at 7:30pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34381340-in-the-still-of-the-night?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34146740-while-standing-in-line-for-death?from_search=true

Book:  While Standing In The Line For Death
Author:  CAConrad
Book:   In The Still Of The Night
Author:  Dara Weir
Location:  Green Apple Books on the Park
Address:  1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 742-5833 


Tuesday, October 24th, at 11:00am
Coffee & Conversation


Book:  Short Bar Crew at the Oasis
Author: Lynda Ballard
Location:  Town Center Books
Address:  555 Main Street, Pleasanton
Tel:  (925) 846-8826

Tuesday, October 24th, at 5:00pm
The Wit & Whimsy Book Club Presents:
Book:  The Illuminator's Gift
Author:  Alina Sayre
Location:  Books Inc., (Santa Clara)
Address:  2712 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara
Tel:  (408) 727-1500 

Tuesday, October 24th, at 7:30pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33916024-sourdough?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Sourdough
Author:  Robin Sloan
Location:  Kepler's Books
Address:  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Tel:  (650)  324-4321


Wednesday, October 25th, at 7:00pm
Presented by Town Center Books
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29430055-lucky-boy?ac=1&from_search=true
Tickets required for this event: $5.00

Book:  Lucky Boy
Author:  Shanthi Sekaran
Location:  Inklings Coffee & Tea
Address:  530 Main Street, Pleasanton
Tel: (925) 846-8826 (Town Center Books)
Event Room in Back.  Please enter from the side door.

Wednesday, October 25th, at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35415324-world-gone-missing?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  World Gone Missing
Author:  Laurie Ann Doyle
Location:  Green Apple Books on the Park
Address:  1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 742-5833

Thursday, October 26th, at 7:00pm
NYMBC Presents:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34550708-broken-circle?from_search=true

Book:  Broken Circle
Author:  Jessica Powers
Location:  Books Inc., (Opera Plaza)
Address:  601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 776-1111

Thursday, October 26th, at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32191709-double-portrait?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32191883-proprietary

Book:  Double Portrait
Author:  Brittany Perham
Book:  Proprietary: Poems
Author:  Randall Mann
Location:  Green Apple Books on the Park
Address:  1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco
Tel: (415) 742-5833 

Friday, October 27th, at 6:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34497794-the-murderer-s-maid?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  The Murderer's Maid
Author:  Erika Mailman
Location:  Pardee House Museum
Address:  672 11th Street, Oakland
Tel:  (510) 452-9232 (Laurel Book Store)

Friday, October 27th, at 6:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35613951-mischief?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Mischief - Book 1
Author:  Stafania Shaffer
Location:  Books Inc., (Burlingame)
Address:  1375 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame
Tel:  (650) 685-4914

Friday, October 27th, at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36146836-when-it-s-over?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  When It's Over
Author:  Barbara Ridley
Location:  Green Apple Books on the Park
Address:  1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco
Tel:  (415)  742-5833

Saturday, October 28th, at 2:00pm

Book:  Nostalgic Blood
Author:  J. Crockett
Location:  Barnes & Noble (Corte Madera)
Address:  313 Corte Madera Town Center
Tel:  (415) 927-9016 


Saturday, October 28th, at 2:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34497794-the-murderer-s-maid?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Murderer's Maid
Author:  Erika Mailman
Location:  Book Passage (San Francisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 835-1020 
Saturday, October 28th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35274699-ghost?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Ghost
Authors:  Blaise Hemingway, Jesse Reffsin
Illustrators:  Chris Sasaki, Jeff Turley
Location:  East Bay Booksellers
Address:  5433 College Avenue, Oakland
Tel:  (510) 653-9965


Sunday, October 29th, at 1:00pm
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:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960

Sunday, October 29th, at 2:00pm
Book:  Nostalgic Blood
Author:  J. Crockett
 Location:  Barnes & Noble (Corte Madera)
Address:  313 Corte Madera Town Center
Tel:  (415) 927-9016 

Sunday, October 29th, at 3:00pm
Presented by Books Inc.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32969127-on-her-majesty-s-frightfully-secret-service?from_search=true

Book:  On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service
Author: Rhys Bowen
Location:  Belmont Library
Address:  1110 Alameda de las Pulgas
Tel:  (650) 591-8286

Sunday, October 29th, at 3:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34497794-the-murderer-s-maid?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Murderer's Maid
Author:  Erika Mailman
Location:  East Bay Booksellers
Address:  5433 College Avenue, Oakland
Tel:  (510) 653-9965

Sunday, October 29th, at 6:30pm
SF Women in Horror:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35007994-the-spawn-of-lilith?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35494031-house-of-bellaver?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34219866-199-cemeteries-to-see-before-you-die
 $10 suggested donation

Book:  The Spawn of Lilith
Author:  Dana Fredsti
Book:  The House of Bellaver
Author:  Erika Mailman
Book:  199 Cemeteries To See Before You Die
Author:  Loren Rhoads 
Location:  The American Bookbinders Museum
Address:  355 Clementina Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 572-1015  


Monday, October, 30th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33652251-the-empress?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28186273-our-chemical-hearts?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29543144-the-breathless?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Empress
Author:  S.J. Kinkaid
Book:  The Breathless
Author:  Tara Goedjen
Book:  Our Chemical Hearts
Author:  Krystal Sutherland
Location:  Kepler's Books
Address:  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Tel:  (650) 324-4321


Monday, October 30th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21535337-guys-like-me?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Guys Like Me
Author:  Dominique Fabre
Location:  Green Apple Books On The Park
Address:  1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco
Tel: (415) 742-5833




Tuesday, October 31st, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35504431-turtles-all-the-way-down?ac=1&from_search=true

Tickets: $35 - $50 (includes signed book)
Register here

Book:  Turtles All The Way Down
Author:  John Green
Location:  The Curran Theater
Address:  445 Geary Street, San Francisco
Tel: (415) 358-1220 


Wednesday, November 1st at 7:00pm



Book:  Two Kinds Of Truth
Author:  Michael Connelly
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960

Wednesday, November 1st, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33843362-genuine-fraud?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30199656-what-to-say-next?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Genuine Fraud
Author:  E. Lockhart
Book:  What To Say Next
Author:  Julie Buxbaum
Location:  Books Inc., (Opera Plaza)
Address:  601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Tel: (415)  776-1111

Wednesday, November 1st, at 7:00pm
Presented by Town Center Books:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35504431-turtles-all-the-way-down?ac=1&from_search=true
Tickets: $35 (includes signed book)
Get Tickets Here
Book:  Turtles All The Way Down
Author:  John Green
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds Amphitheater
Address:  4501 Pleasanton Avenue, Pleasanton
Tel: (925) 846-8826 


Wednesday, November 1st, at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34144702-miraculum-monstrum?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Miraclulum Monstrum
Author:  Kathline Carr
Location:  The Booksmith
Address:  1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 863-8688





Thursday, November 2nd, at 6:30pm
Books Inc., & NYMBC Present:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33281801-landscape-with-invisible-hand?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Landscape With Invisible Hand
Author:  M.T. Anderson
Location:  SF Public Library - Teen Mix Center
Address:  100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415)  557-4400

Thursday, November 2nd, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30199656-what-to-say-next?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33843362-genuine-fraud?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Genuine Fraud
Author:  E. Lockhart

Book:  What To Say Next
Author:  Julie Buxbaum

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


Thursday, November 2nd, at 8:00pm
 Presented by Books Inc., Palo Alto

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33280160-what-we-lose?ac=1&from_search=true

 
Book:  What We Lose
Author:  Zinzi Clemmons
Location:  Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
Address:  3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Tel:  (650) 223-8700


Saturday, November 4th, at 10:00am
National Kidney Foundation
29th Annual Author Luncheon
Tickets:  $135 (Individual), $1300 (Table)
Click Here for information and tickets
Location:  Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Address:  333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco



Saturday, November 4th, at 12:00pm
Sisters In Crime Norcal Author Showcase


Books:  Bone Slice (Bette Golden & J.J. Lamb), Lostart Street (Vinnie Hansen), The Spawn of Lilith (Dana Fredsti), Snow Angel (Margaret Lucke), Another Number for the Road (C.J. Verburg), Love & Death in Burgundy (Susan C. Shea)
Location:  Books Inc. (The Marina)
Address:  2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
Tel: (415) 931-3633


Saturday, November 4th, at 3:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35432943-wolves-and-roses?from_search=true

Book:  Wolves and Roses
Author:  Christina Bauer
Location:  Barnes & Noble (Corte Madera)
Address:  313 Corte Madera Town Center
Tel: (415) 927-9016

Saturday, November 4th, at 4:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34485865-second-acts?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Second Acts
Author:  Teri Emory
Location:  Books Inc. (Opera Plaza)
Address:  601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 776-1111 


Tuesday, November 7th, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34595072-the-miranda?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31922221-florence-in-ecstasy?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Florence in Ecstasy
Author:  Jessie Chaffee 
Book:  The Miranda
Author:  Geoff Nicholson
Location:  East Bay Booksellers
Address:  5433 College Avenue, Oakland
Tel: (510) 653-9965

Tuesday, November 7th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33566871-the-speaker?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Speaker
Author:  Traci Chee
Location:  Kepler's Books
Address:  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Tel:  (650) 324-4321

Tuesday, November 7th, at 7:00pm


Book:  The Day You Love Me
Author:  Jay Lewis Humphrey
Location:  Books Inc. (Berkeley)
Address:  1491 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
Tel: (510) 525-7777

Wednesday, November 8th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36019832-the-brick-house?from_search=true

Book:  The Brick House
Author:  Micheline Marcom
Location:  Laurel Book Store
Address:  1423 Broadway, Oakland
Tel: (510) 452-9232 

Thursday, November 9th, at 6:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32762917-nightfall?ac=1&from_search=true

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

Thursday, November 9th, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36275310-follow-me?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Follow Me
Author:  Sara Shepard
Location:  Barnes & Noble (Bay Street)
Address:  5604 Bay Street, Everyville
Tel:  (510) 547-0905 

Thursday, November 9th, at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33376253-demon-volume-4?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Demon: Volume 4
Author:  Jason Shiga
Location:  Green Apple Books on the Park
Address:  1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco
Tel: (415) 742-5833

Thursday, November 9th, at 7:30pm


Book:  Welcome, Scholar
Author:  Jake Fuchs
Location:  Pegasus Books on Solano
Address:  1855 Solano Avenue, Berkeley
Tel: (510) 525-6888
 
Friday, November 10th, at 12:00pm
Literary Luncheon

Book:  The Revolution of Marina M.
Author:  Janet Fitch
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960 

Friday, November 10th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34409634-breakfast-with-the-alien-and-other-short-short-stories?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Breakfast With The Aliens and other Short, Short Stories
Author:  Greg Roensch
Location:  Borderlands Cafe
Address:  870 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 824-8203

Saturday, November 11th, at 2:00pm

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:  Books Inc. (Santa Clara)
Address:  2712 Augustine Drive #120, Santa Clara
Tel: (408) 707-1500 

Sunday, November 12th, at 2:00pm
Book Launch & Afternoon Tea
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33155334-you-bring-the-distant-near?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  You Bring The Distant Near
Author:  Mitali Perkins
Location:  Orinda Books
Address:  276 Village Square, Orinda
Tel:  (925) 254-7606

Sunday, November 12th, at 3:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34409335-the-wrong-stars?from_search=true

Book:  The Wrong Star
Author:  Tim Pratt
Location:  Borderlands Cafe
Address:  870 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 824-8203

Sunday, November 12th, at 7:00pm
An Evening With David Sedaris 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32498038-theft-by-finding?ac=1&from_search=true


Book:  Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977 - 2002
Author:  David Sedaris
Location:  San Jose Convention Center
Address:  255 S. Almaden Blvd., San Jose

Sunday, November 12th, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33534890-sparked?from_search=true

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

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