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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Blog Tour Review, Playlist, & Giveaway: The Cat King Of Havana




Please Note:  I received an ARC copy of this book from Irish Banana Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinions in my review in any way.

When I first heard about this blog tour, I read the description of The Cat King Of Havana, I got really excited.  Cuba, salsa dancing, cat videos?  I was hooked.  I was charged with creating a playlist for this delightful book.  I must say that I had an easy time of it, as author Tom Crosshill mentions classic salsa tunes in nearly every page (thank you, Spotify).  If you look this up on Spotify, it is called: 

The Cat King Of Havana Playlist


                                       
There are 22 songs in all.  I would highly recommend playing this as you read the story as music plays a central role in this book.  Or play this at your next gathering to get the party started!  The music is infectious.

Plot:
It all starts out with a boy doing what boys often do, trying to impress a girl.  Rick sees Ana in a dance studio when a band he is in is playing for the class.  She is a one of the Salsa dancing instructors.  He has two-left feet.  But he decides to take the plunge and start lessons.  The two become friends when Rick asks Ana to perform with him in a school show.  When Ana can't deal with her alcoholic dad coming back into her life, Rick suggests they both spend the summer in Cuba to learn more about Salsa dance.  This is possible because Rick has family there.      

What I liked:
Setting:
Cuba is one of those places we Americans don't know much about.  It is mysterious and brings to mind the JFK era of glamor and gangsters.  The reality seems to be quite different, with people struggling to put food on the table, but trying to live despite these problems.  The author captures this duality.  This is a paradise and a prison.

Characters:
I loved that there were many characters to be interested in, not just Rick and Ana.  There were the many Cuban family members of Rick who each must decide what they are willing to compromise in order to survive in Cuba.  Rick and Ana also meet an tough dance instructor who sometimes stays sober enough to teach the pair.  This is infuriating to Ana as she wants to stay away from any reminder of her boozy father back home.

Rick and Ana are a wonderful pair.  Both are in Cuba for different reasons, but also must work through what it means to be just friends.  Can that happen, or will someone get hurt?

Music:
As I said before, this book has a soundtrack, and it is glorious.  I started playing the playlist I created in the car and my teen daughter actually loved it.  Who would guess that the sounds of Salsa would be so infectious?  I think as you fall in love with the music, so too will you fall head over heels for this book. 

Multi-layered Story:
What I enjoyed most about this story is that, like Cuba, there is more to what's happening than meets the eye.  Of course there is dancing, and the common dilemma of unrequited love.  But there is also conflict based on doing what you want versus what the consequences could be for your family.  This is a very real issue in a repressive country.  It's something that Rick, as our American observer, hasn't needed to think about until now.  He learns through his newly discovered family that there are many ways to take a stand, not all of them obvious.

What I Didn't Like:
This book was perfection.  I didn't like that it ended!



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25721332-the-cat-king-of-havana?ac=1&from_search=true
https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Cat-King-of-Havan-Tom-Crosshill/9780062422835https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_2_16?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=the+cat+king+of+havana&sprefix=the+cat+king+of+%2Caps%2C311&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Athe+cat+king+of+havanahttp://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-cat-king-of-havana-tom-crosshill/1123130099?ean=9780062422835

Rating:



Release Date:  September 6th, 2016

Source:  Irish Banana Blog Tours (Thank you Hannah)

Format:  ARC E-book

Recommendation: This is a complex book that explores what it means to put your family first.  This is a very special book.




 About Tom Crosshill:
Tom Crosshill's fiction has been nominated for the Nebula Award.  His stories have appeared in venues such as Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and Lightspeed.  In 2009, he won the Writers Of The Future contest.  After some years spent in Oregon and new York, he currently lives in his native Latvia.  In the past, he has operated a nuclear reactor, translated books and workd in a zinc mine, among other things.

Tom's young adult novel "The Cat King Of Havana" is forthcoming from Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins) in 2016



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Monday, August 29, 2016

Bay Area Book Events #10

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 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 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.

If you want to see this in a calendar, please go to the Events page on my blog: SF Bay Area Events

Updated August 28th, 2016

August 29th, 2016 at 7:00pm

 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28110857-ghostly-echoes?from_search=true&search_version=service


Book:  Ghostly Echoes
Author:  William Ritter   
Location:  Books, Inc (Laurel Village Store)    
Address:   3515 California St. San Francisco, CA  
Tel: (415) 221-3666

This is the author of the popular Jackaby series! If you are a fan, you will probably love this.
August 29th, 2016, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29889972-heroes-of-the-frontier?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Heroes Of The Frontier
Author:  Dave Eggers
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
Tel:  (415) 927-0960   (800) 999-7909

Note:  This author is making multiple appearances throughout the Bay Area.



September 2016

September 3rd, 2016 at 11:00am


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29358487-tales-of-the-peculiar?ac=1&from_search=true

Loop Day with Ransom Riggs!!!
This is a ticketed event limited to 100 people


Book:  Tales Of The Peculiar 
Author:  Ransom Riggs 
Location:  A Great Good Place For Books 
Address:   6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland, CA  
Tel: (510) 339-8210



From the website:
Please join us for this incredible event with Ransom Riggs in celebration of “Loop Day” and Tales of the Peculiar
EACH TICKET ADMITS 1 (ONE) PERSON AND INCLUDES 1 (ONE) SIGNED COPY OF TALES OF THE PECULIAR

Follow this link to buy tickets from EVENTBRITE!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-great-good-place-presents-loop-day-wransom-riggs-tales-of-the-peculiar-tickets-26974065155



September 3rd, 2016 at 2:00pm



Loop Day with Ransom Riggs!!!

This is a ticketed event.

 

Book:  Tales Of The Peculiar
Author:  Ransom Riggs
Location:  Books, Inc. (Opera Plaza Store)  
Address:  601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 
Tel: (415) 776-1111

From The Website:

- Your ticket secures you a signed copy of TALES OF THE PECULIAR at a 20% discount off of the retail price, and a professionally shot photograph with the author.
- Books will be pre-signed, but not personalized. You will receive your book as you enter the event.
- Due to strict space limitations, a ticket is required for each person entering the event space. This includes parents accompanying a child to the event.

Here is the link for purchasing tickets:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2586603


September 3rd, 2016 at 4:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29358487-tales-of-the-peculiar?ac=1&from_search=true


This is a ticketed event!
Book:  Tales Of The Peculiar
Author:  Ransom Riggs
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909    


Space for the event is limited to 100—purchase a book through the Book Passage website or through our Corte Madera store to secure your spot.


September 4th, 2016 at 1:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29516374-mary-fields-aka-stagecoach-mary?from_search=true


Book:  Mark Fields AKA Stagecoach Mary
Author:  Erich Martin Hicks
Location: Barnes & Noble
Address: 313 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-9016

September 8th, 2016 at 6:00pm



Author Discussion:  Mark Bittner
Book:  The Wild Parrots Of Telegraph Hill
Location: Presidio Officers' Club
Address:  50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco

This event is free but due to space constraints registration is required. Please complete the registration process by following this link. Please note that registering does not guarantee admission. Registered guests will be offered priority admission that will be honored until 15 minutes before the start of the event. 


September 9th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25448677-sleeping-on-jupiter?from_search=true

Book:  Sleeping On Jupiter
Author:  Anurandha Roy
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte
Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909   



September 10th, 2016 at 1:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29904070-bone-crack?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Bone Crack
Authors:  Bette Golden & J.J. Lamb
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte
Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909




September 11th, 2016 at  1:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28185972-razor-girl?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Razor Girl
Author:  Carl Hiaasen
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte
Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909




September 12th, 2016 at 12:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29093310-best-state-ever?ac=1&from_search=true
Literary Luncheon:  $55 includes meal and signed book

Call bookstore for tickets

Book:  Best. State. Ever
Author:  Dave Barry
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte
Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909

 


September 12, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27969098-pancakes-in-paris?from_search=true


Book:  Pancakes In Paris
Author:  Craig Carlson
Location:  Books Inc.
Address:   74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
Tel:  650-321-0600




 

September 13th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29403101-the-empress-of-tempera?ac=1&from_search=true

Book: The Empress Of Tempera
Author: Alex Dolan
Location: Barnes & Noble
Address: 313 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-9016

Set in the art world, this book looks to be great for those who enjoy books such as The Last Painting of Sara deVos.

September 13th, 2016 at 7:00pm


Book: Truly Madly Guilty
Author: Laine Moriarty
Location: Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909
Oh, I loved Big, Little Lies! This new book should be awesome. Since this is an author that lives in Australia (and I doubt she gets to the U.S. often), I will definitely try to attend this event.


September 14th, 2016 at 7:00pm





Book: Tell Me Something Real
Author: Calla Devlin
Location: Books, Inc. (Opera Plaza Store) Address: 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
Tel: (415) 776-1111

This is a debut YA novel that looks at sisters trying to keep their family together as their mom is dying of cancer.
September 15th, 2016 at 7:00pm



Book: Leave Me
Author: Gayle Forman
Location: Books, Inc. (Opera Plaza Store)
Address: 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA
Tel: (415) 776-1111

This is Gayle Forman's first adult fiction. Given the popularity of her many YA books, this should be a big event.
September 16th, 2016 at 6:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23299584-the-midnight-war-of-mateo-martinez?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  The Midnight War Of Mateo Martinez
Author:  Robin Yardi
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909 

  
September 17th, 2016 at 3:00pm



Book:  Fieldhouse
Author:  Scott Novosel
Location:  Barnes & Noble
Address 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose
Tel:   (408) 984-3495





September 17th, 2016 at 4:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30337905-american-yellow?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  American Yellow
Author:  George Omi
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


September 18th, 2016 at 4:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25870373-a-gentleman-in-moscow?ac=1&from_search=true


Book:  A Gentleman In Moscow
Author:  Amor Towles
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909



September 22nd, 2016 at 12:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28214365-commonwealth?ac=1&from_search=true



Literary Luncheon:  
$55 includes meal and signed book

Call bookstore for tickets

Book:  Commonwealth
Author:  Ann Patchett
 
Location: Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


September 20th, 2016 at 7:30pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29429875-where-am-i-now?from_search=true



Book: Where Am I Now?
Author: Mara Wilson
Location: The Booksmith
Address: 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
Tel: (415) 863-8688
 

September 23rd, 2016 at 7:00pm









Book:  P.S. I Like You
Author:  Kasie West
Location: Hicklebee's Childrens Books
Address:  1378 Lincoln Ave., San Jose
Tel: (408) 292-8880 




 September 24th, 2016 at 11am
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27302965-embers-of-the-earth?from_search=true

Book:  The Blessings Of Gaia series
Author:  Robert Balmanno
Location:  Barnes & Noble
Address 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose
Tel:   (408) 984-3495



September 24th, 2016 at 4:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29429934-little-nothing?from_search=true

Book:  Little Nothing
Author:  Marisa Silver
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909

This author wrote a wonderful book called Mary Coin, which I really enjoyed.




September 24th, 2016 at 4:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1734503.House_of_Whispers?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26779739-expect-deception?from_search=true



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25952659-murder-under-the-bridge?from_search=true
 Mystery Panel Discussion Event!

Books:  Expect Deception, House Of Whispers, and Murder Under The Bridge
Authors:  JoAnn Smith Ainsworth, Margaret Lucke, and Kate Jessica Raphael
Location:  Barnes & Noble
Address:  5604 Bay Street, Emeryville
Tel:  (510) 547-0905



September 25th, 2016 at 4:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28114478-lady-cop-makes-trouble?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Author:  Amy Stewart
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909

This author is making multiple appearances throughout the Bay Area.



September 26th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25241483-the-past?ac=1&from_search=true


Book:  The Past
Author:  Tessa Hadley
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909



September 27th, 2016 at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28116847-here-i-am?from_search=true&search_version=service

Note: This is a City Arts & Lectures Event.  You must buy tickets.

Book:  Here I Am
Author:  Jonathan Safran Foer
Tickets: City Arts & Lectures
Location:  Nourse Theater
Address:  275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA
Tel: (415) 563-2463

This author is making multiple appearances throughout the Bay Area.


September 28th, 2016 at 6:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25027372-cloud-and-wallfish


Book:  Cloud and Wallfish
Author:  Anne Nesbet
Location:  Books Inc.
Address:  1491 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
Tel:  (510) 525-7777 

This is the launch party for this local author!
 

 
September 28th, 2016 at 7:00pm
 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22466429-kids-of-appetite?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20820994-i-ll-give-you-the-sun?from_search=true



Books:  Kids Of Appetite & I'll Give You The Sun
Authors:  David Arnold & Jandy Nelson
Location:  Books Inc.
Address:   74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
Tel:  650-321-0600
 
September 28th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28116847-here-i-am?from_search=true&search_version=service

Book: Here I Am
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Location: Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909



September 29th, 2016 at 7:00pm


 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26247008-truly-madly-guilty?ac=1&from_search=true#
Book: The Nightingale
Author: Kristin Hannah
Location: Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415)0 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


This is one of my favorite books that I have read this year, and I am so excited that she will be coming to the Bay Area!!!



September 29th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28114478-lady-cop-makes-trouble?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Author:  Amy Stewart
Location:  Books, Inc., (Palo Alto)
Address:  855 El Camino Real #74,  Palo Alto, CA
Tel:   (650) 321-0600
 

October 2016



October 2nd, 2016 at 4:00pm


Book: Crooked Kingdom
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Location: Hosted by Linden Tree Books at Hillview Community Center
Address: 97 Hillview Avenue, Los Altos
Tel: (650) 949-3390 (Linden Tree Books)

If you pre-purchase this book online at Linden Tree Books, you will get priority seating and a number guaranteeing your spot in the signing line.

October 3rd, 2016 at 7:00pm

Book:  To The Bright Edge Of The World
Author:  Eowyn Ivey  
Location:  Books, Inc., (Palo Alto)
Address:  855 El Camino Real #74,  Palo Alto, CA
Tel:   (650) 321-0600




October 4th, 2016 at 6:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31351907-escape-velocity?from_search=true

Book: Escape Velocity
Author: Susan Wolfe
Location: Books Inc. 

Address: 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
Tel: 650-321-0600


October 5th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27274443-manitou-canyon?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Manitou Canyon
Author:  William Kent Krueger
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909
 


October 8th, 2016 at 2:00pm

WNBA Litquake Kickoff Party at Books Inc. Opera Plaza

The Women's National Book Assocation and Litquake present "Ghost, Bones, and Dust: Novels of Life and Death"

Join the Women's National Book Assocation and Litquake for their annual kick-off party with Cara Black, author of Murder on the Quai (Aimee Leduc Investigations #16)Jessica Chiarella, author of the debut novel And AgainPatricia V. Davis, author of Cooking for GhostsMary MackeyThe Village of Bones; and Mary Volmer, author of Reliance, lllinois. This event will be moderated by Laurie R. King, author of The Murder of Mary Russell. A portion of all event titles sold during this event will benefit the Women's National Book Assocation.


Location: Books, Inc. (Opera Plaza Store)
Address: 601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA
Tel: (415) 776-1111


October 10th, 2016 at 7:00pm


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

Book:  The Girls
Author:  Emma Cline
Location:  Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Address:  3200 California St, San Francisco, CA
Tel:  (415) 292-1200
This is a ticketed event

Tickets available only by subscribing or joining the Patrons’ Circle. Tickets go on sale to the general public August 15.
*Standard  $48
*Premium  $60
Members get 10% off.

*Tickets includes a copy of Cline's The Girls



October 11th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29430729-the-kid?from_search=true


Book:  The Kid
Author:  Ron Hansen
Location:  Books Inc. (Santa Clara)
Address:  2712 Augustine Drive #120, Santa Clara
Tel: 408-727-1500 

This author is making multiple appearances in the Bay Area 

October 13th, 2016 at 6:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29501160-qb?from_search=true


Book: QB: A Life
Author: Steve Young
Location: Barnes & Noble 
Address: 313 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-9016



October 13th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29430729-the-kid?from_search=true

Book:  The Kid
Author:  Ron Hansen
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909
 
October 14th, at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29868612-a-life-in-parts?from_search=true
Book:  A Life In Parts
Author:  Brian Cranston  
Location:  Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Address:  3200 California St, San Francisco 
Tel:  (415) 292-1200
This is a ticketed event

Tickets available only by subscribing or joining the Patrons’ Circle. Tickets go on sale to the general public August 15.
*Standard  $50
*Premium  $75
Members get 10% off.

*Tickets inlcude a copy of Cranston's A Life in Parts.





October 16th, 2016 at 1:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29570439-unknown-caller?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Unknown Caller
Author:  Debra Spark
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909 

 

October 18th, 2016 at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29430869-the-girl-from-venice?from_search=true


Book: The Girl From Venice

Author: Martin Cruz Smith
Location: Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909

From the author of Gorky Park, this takes place in the closing months of WWII and is about a Jewish woman escaping the Nazis.



October 19th, 2016 at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28446368-mercury?from_search=true

Book: Mercury
Author: Margot Livesey
Location: Book Passage

Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


October 20th, 2016 at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28449257-the-wonder?from_search=true


This is a ticketed event:  Tickets: $30 (includes a signed copy of The Wonder)
 
Book: The Wonder
Author: Emma Donoghue
Location: Book Passage

Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909

October 21st, 2016 at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28695649-motional-blur?from_search=true


Book: Motional Blur

Author: Robert Eringer
Location: Books, Inc.
Address: 1491 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Tel: (510) 525-7777

 Note:  This was moved from a previous date

October 21st, 2016 at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29101590-french-girl-with-mother?from_search=true

Book:  French Girl With Mother
Author:  Norman Ollestad
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


October 25th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28819020-perfume-river?ac=1&from_search=true

Book: Perfume River
Author: Robert Glen Butler
Location: Books, Inc.
Address: 1491 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Tel: (510) 525-7777



October 25th, 2016 at 7:00pm


Penguin Random House Fantasy Tour!



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23203252-a-shadow-bright-and-burning?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27190613-and-i-darken?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24690795-traveler?from_search=true



Books: And I Darken, Traveler, & A Shadow Bright And Burning

Authors: Kiersten White, Arwen Elys Dayton, & Jessica Cluess
Location: Books Inc. (Laurel Village)
Address: 3515 California St. San Francisco
Tel: (415) 221-3666



October 27th, 2016 at 6:00pm


Literary Supper:
Tickets: $65 Event tickets include the meal, wine, tip, and a signed copy of the book.
Register at www.Bookpassage.com



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28449270-today-will-be-different?from_search=true

Book: Today Will Be Different
Author: Maria Semple
Location: Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
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October 29th, 2016 at 11:30am





October 29th, 2016 at 7:00pm

Book: Billy Gogan, American
Author:  Roger Higgins
Location: Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909
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