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Jul
27
Weekend with Locals: Ben Kamin (Sunday, July 27 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Ben Kamin author of Dangerous Friendship on Sunday, July 27th at 12:00pm.

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Jul
29
The Cartoon Dude! - Dave Miller (Tuesday, July 29 at 4pm)
Draw with the Cartoon Dude! Join us for our mini drawing class on Tuesday, July 29th at 4:00 PM. Author and illustrator Dave Miller, will show you the basics of awesome cartooning. RSVP to the Book Department by July 27th. Call 858-454-0347 to reserve a spot!

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Jul
30
Anthony Doerr - "All The Light We Cannot See" (Wednesday, July 30 at 7:30pm)
Award winning author Anthony Doerr, in conversation with The Book Catapult’s Seth Marko, presents All the Light We Cannot See. Please join us at Warwick's on Wednesday, July 30th at 7:30pm. Reserved Seating is available. Call Warwick's at (858) 454-0347 to purchase and for more information.

From Anthony Doerr, among America’s most highly-decorated short story writers—four O. Henry Prizes, three Pushcart Prizes, and the Story Prize, among others—a masterful novel ten years in the making about World War II, blindness, children, a mythical diamond, the power of radio, Hitler Youth and the Resistance, and the ways, against all odds, we try to be good to one another. With conspicuous pride, Scribner will publish All the Light We Cannot See on May 6, 2014.

Set during World War II, All the Light We Cannot See interweaves the lives of a young, blind French girl, Marie-Laure, and an orphaned German boy, Werner, whose paths collide as they try to survive the physical and emotional destruction of the war. When the book opens, Marie-Laure lives with her father, the lockmaster at the Museum of Natural History, in an apartment in Paris. When she becomes blind he creates a miniature model of the neighborhood, so that she can learn every house, every street corner, first with her fingers and then with her feet. As the German occupation begins, they flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast—carrying with them what might be the museum’s most fabled and valuable diamond—and live with Marie-Laure’s great-uncle in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.

In Germany, another world, Werner grows up an orphan with his beloved sister Jutta. A fascination with radios turns into a mastery of building and fixing the instruments, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and heinously brutal military academy for Hitler Youth, and then a special assignment to track the Resistance through their radios. Werner travels through the heart of Nazi Germany, to Russia, and finally to France, where his story converges with Marie-Laure’s.

Throughout the novel Doerr returns to the themes of light and time, nature and war, the courage and frailties of the human heart, to brilliant effect. Like Pat Barker’s Regeneration or Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient, All the Light We Cannot See is a sweeping, stunningly ambitious and lushly-written novel that will catapult its author’s name onto the short-lists of America’s greatest novelists.

For an excerpt of All the Light We Cannot See, click here.

To watch a video with Anthony Doerr discussing the inspiration for his spectacular new novel, click here.

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Aug
3
Weekend with Locals: Edward Grant Ries (Sunday, August 3 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Edward Grant Ries author of Legacy of Honor and Trial of Honor on Sunday, August 3rd at 12:00pm.

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Aug
5
Scott Turow - "Identical" (Tuesday, August 5 at 6:30pm)
Warwick’s, San Diego Law Library, and Qualcomm present Scott Turow in conversation with Don Rosenberg Qualcomm Executive Vice President and General Counsel to discuss and sign Turow's latest thriller Identical. Tuesday, August 5th, 6:30PM at:

Qualcomm 5775 Morehouse Drive San Diego, CA 92121 This is a ticketed event Check-in and doors open at 5:30PM and seating is first-come first-served. Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.

Scott Turow is at the top of his game with his latest thriller, Identical, which is loosely based on the myth of Castor and Pollux, the twin sons (one mortal and one immortal) of Zeus. As the story goes, when Castor was killed, Pollux begged Zeus to share his immortality with his brother so that the twins could remain together – Zeus allowed it, and they were transformed into the constellation Gemini. Identical tells the story of Paul and Cass Giannis, identical twins, whose future was bright until one fateful day in 1983 when Athena “Dita” Kronon—then-girlfriend of Cass Giannis—was murdered after her family’s summer party.

The book opens in 2008 as Paul Giannis is mid-way through what looks to be a successful run for mayor of Kindle County, and Cass is about to be released from prison after serving 25 years for Dita’s murder. Dita’s brother, Hal Kronon, is willing to do whatever he can to insure that Cass stays in prison and, using his vast resources, he gets a legal team and an ex-FBI agent—who is the head of security for the Kronon family business —to convince a judge to re-open the investigation into Dita’s murder. The private investigator on retainer for the Kronons is a former homicide detective who headed the initial investigation. Tim Brodie, now 81, has his doubts about the way the case unfolded all those years ago. By the time he was brought in, the crime scene had been compromised several times over by Dita’s family and local police, and then Cass Giannis confessed before everything was fully investigated. Now that the case is being reexamined, Tim feels personally motivated to get to the bottom of the complex web of murder, sex, and betrayal. As the story dramatically unfolds and shocking secrets are revealed, a chilling truth comes to light: people will believe what they want to believe.

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Aug
7
Edan Lepucki - "California" (Thursday, August 7 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting Edan Lepucki on Thursday, August 7th at 7:30pm to present her gripping and provocative debut novel, California. Edan Lepucki is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a staff writer for The Millions. Her short fiction has been published in McSweeney's and Narrative magazine, among other publications, and she is the founder and director of Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable in the face of hardship and isolation. Mourning a past they can't reclaim, they seek solace in each other. But the tentative existence they've built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she's pregnant.

Terrified of the unknown and unsure of their ability to raise a child alone, Cal and Frida set out for the nearest settlement, a guarded and paranoid community with dark secrets. These people can offer them security, but Cal and Frida soon realize this community poses dangers of its own. In this unfamiliar world, where everything and everyone can be perceived as a threat, the couple must quickly decide whom to trust.

A gripping and provocative debut novel by a stunning new talent, California imagines a frighteningly realistic near future, in which clashes between mankind's dark nature and deep-seated resilience force us to question how far we will go to protect the ones we love. To see Stephen Colbert continue his support for Edan Lepucki and her first novel California, Click here.

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Aug
10
Weekend with Locals: J. Dylan Yates (Sunday, August 10 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting J. Dylan Yates author of The Belief in Angels on Sunday, August 10th at 12:00pm.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
12
John Gobbell - "Edge of Valor" (Tuesday, August 12 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting John Gobbell on Tuesday, August 12th at 7:30pm to present his latest book, Edge of Valor. A former Navy Lieutenant, John Gobbell saw duty as a destroyer weapons officer. His thirty plus year career in executive recruiting gave him added insight into character development for his novels. The Edge of Valor is the fifth of five stand-alone novels in the Todd Ingram series. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. Edge of Valor is the fifth thriller by John J. Gobbell featuring the World War II exploits of Cdr. Todd Ingram, commanding officer of the destroyer USS Maxwell (DD 525) who saves his ship when it is hit by a kamikaze off Okinawa. For repairs, they pull into Kerama Rhetto, Okinawa, where they receive news of the war’s end. Ingram expects to be shipped home like the rest of his crew but instead receives orders to fly to Manila, where he is met by Brig. Gen. Otis Dewitt, an Army buddy from his days on Corregidor who is now intelligence aide to Gen. Richard K. Sutherland, chief of staff to General MacArthur. On Ingram’s C-54 are sixteen Japanese senior military and civilian diplomats who meet with Sutherland to discuss formal surrender arrangements. Two days later the terms are settled and Ingram is working with one of the Japanese delegates to ensure that mines laid in Tokyo Bay are neutralized, allowing for safe passage of more than two hundred Allied ships. While Ingram is promised that he can attend the surrender ceremony on board the USS Missouri (BB 63), DeWitt, in concert with the State Department, has an ulterior motive and sends Ingram to Karafuto (Sakhalin Island, according to Soviet maps) to defuse a Soviet attack on Hokkaido, the northernmost home island of Japan. Ingram’s old adversary, Edward Dezhnev, is the brigade commander responsible for laying siege to a Japanese holdout garrison in Toro, a natural jumping-off place for an attack on Hokkaido. Also in Toro, DeWitt explains, is Walter Boring, a Red Cross representative holding two crates of overwhelming photographic evidence of Japan’s experiments on live human beings in China. Ingram is expected to return with those crates, but how can he when Boring is being protected by the Japanese garrison in Toro, where Dezhnev and his troops stand ready to overpower them at any moment? As his shipmates prepare to return to their loved ones, Ingram’s war continues. Three weeks earlier he had been fighting the Japanese, and the Russians were supposed to be friends. Now he doesn’t know whom to trust.

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Aug
13
JUST BOOKED! - James Goldsborough - "The Paris Herald" (Wednesday, August 13 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting James Goldsborough on Wednesday, August 13th at 7:30pm to present his captivating novel, The Paris Herald. James O. Goldsborough is an award-winning writer with a 40-year career in journalism, specializing in foreign affairs. This event is free and open to the public. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. Any American traveling in the world today will come across The Paris Herald somewhere, though it now goes under the name the International New York Times. Never mind, at heart it is still The Paris Herald and traces its roots to Paris at the beginning of the 20th Century when it was as familiar in the kiosks of the Left Bank and the Champs Elysees as the latest article in l'Aurore by Zola or newest installment by Proust in his never ending search for lost time.

The Paris Herald, narrative historical fiction, tells the story of the world's most famous newspaper, focusing on the key years of the 1960s, when the fates of the newspaper and of the regime of Charles de Gaulle became curiously intertwined.

The story centers on intrigue and rivalry among the "New York Herald Tribune, New York Times and "Washington Post. When the "Herald Tribune" ceased operations in New York in 1966, the "Times, which had started its own European Edition in 1960, expected The Paris Herald to close, too, giving the Times/ victory in Paris as well as New York. But Herald Tribune owner Jock Whitney wouldn't sell to the Times, preferring to join with Katharine Graham, who'd taken charge at the Post after her husband's death.

Within months, the Times came, hat-in-hand, offering to close its European edition and asking to buy into the new Herald/Post partnership. The Times neither forgave nor forgot its humiliation.

The Paris Herald is the story of many people: of Frank Draper, who fought in the Lincoln Brigade; Byron Hallsberg, who joined the Hungarian uprising; Dennis Klein, researching the Nazi occupation of Paris; Suzy de Granville, searching for family roots; Wayne Murray, escaping homophobia; of Steve and Molly Fleming, living the high life; Sonny Stein and Al Lodge and Connie Marshall and Ben Swart and Eddie Jones, paperboy, all finding themselves at The Paris Herald for their own reasons and ending up in the fight to keep the newspaper alive.

The 1960s was a tumultuous decade. The conflict in America over race and the Vietnam War spread to Europe, setting off terrorism, riots and revolt across the continent and threatening already shaky regimes. Nowhere was the risk of collapse greater than in France, where the revolt of 1968 nearly toppled the government and led to the resignation of President Charles de Gaulle the following year. Throughout those difficult times, The Paris Herald was at the center of events.

Since being founded in 1887 by James Gordon Bennett, Jr., The Paris Herald has been essential to American expatriate life in Europe. In France, many Americans put down roots, married into French families and became permanent expatriates, in some cases exiles, like Bennett himself. The tense events of the 1960s touched the lives of every American in Paris, including many well-known artistic exiles: James Baldwin, Art Buchwald, William Saroyan, James Jones, Bud Powell, Dexter Gordon, Kenny Clarke, Joe Turner, Memphis Slim.

As the crisis deepened, one shadowy man became the link between de Gaulle and the troika of newspaper owners, Whitney, Graham and Arthur Ochs Sulzberger. This man, Henri de Saint-Gaudens, a high French official in the Elysee Palace, understood the Herald's historical importance to Paris.

The Paris Herald, a novel, is riveting historical drama, as relevant today as yesterday. It is a story never before told.

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Aug
14
Charles Sevilla - "Law & Disorder" (Thursday, August 14 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting Charles Sevilla on Thursday, August 16th at 7:30pm to present his hilarious new book, Law and Disorder: Absurdly Funny Moments from the Courts. Perennially on the Best Lawyers in America list, Charles M. Sevilla has a private law practice in San Diego. He is the author of Wilkes on Trial and Wilkes: His Life and Crimes and a columnist for Forum. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. Charles M. Sevilla finds comic gems in court transcripts and now brings readers a delightful, all-new collection. Starting with a chapter on the defendants (one of whom, when asked his marital status, replies after a long pause, adequate ) and following with sections on lawyers, experts, witnesses, evidence, and even one called Malaprops (DA: The status of the boat has no relevance to this case at all. This is a total fishing expedition). Stories from the previous books have become viral Internet sensations, priming readers for more legal disorder, such as: Clerk: "Do you solemnly swear that the testimony you are about to given in the cause now pending before this court shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?" Witness: "Yes, I swear. I'll say anything but the truth, nothing but the truth."

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Aug
17
Weekend with Locals: Pamelia Barratt (Sunday, August 17 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Pamelia Barratt author of Gray Dominion on Sunday, August 17th at 12:00pm.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
19
Susan Verde - "The Museum" (Tuesday, August 19 at 11am)
Warwick's is hosting Susan Verde on Tuesday, August 19th at 11:00pm to present her debut book, The Museum, A rhythmic celebration of the emotional reactions that children have to art. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. As a little girl tours and twirls through the halls of an art museum, she finds herself on an exciting artistic adventure. The Museum is written in exuberant rhyming verse by debut author Susan Verde and features bright, crisp illustrations by bestselling artist Peter H. Reynolds. It playfully captures the many emotions experienced by children when they encounter—and are enchanted by—art.

Each piece of art evokes something new inside the girl: silliness, curiosity, joy, and, ultimately, inspiration.

This one makes me want to pose and stand up on my tippy-toes. I’m skipping through a field of flowers. I could keep this up for hours. I’m giddy from all these lines and squiggles. I collapse in fits of giggles. I take a breath, can’t wait to see what’s next.

Finally, when confronted with an empty canvas, she is at first confused by its blankness but then energized to create and express herself—which is the greatest feeling of all. Her spontaneous responses to the works she sees capture how any child might react.

The work of an unbeatable team, Susan Verde’s text shines and is brought to life by Peter H. Reynolds art. Reynolds is the author and illustrator of the bestselling and award-winning picture books The Dot, Ish, and The North Star.

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Aug
21
Warwick's Cheese Concierge: August 2014 (Thursday, August 21 at 2pm)
Warwick's and Venissimo Cheese present The Cheese Concierge, on Thursday, August 21st, from 2:00 to 4:00pm. This month we will be featuring 3 Fabulous French Fromage Cheeses: $25 (approximately 1 lb total). Collection will include complete cheese descriptions, wine pairing and cooking suggestions. Pre-order this exclusive Warwick's Collection by Wednesday, August 20th, 5:00 p.m. Call us at 858.454.0347 to place your pre-order. No substitutions or returns.

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Aug
24
Weekend with Locals: Daniel Darko Marciano (Sunday, August 24 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Daniel Darko Marciano author of Thomas Blasts Off on Sunday, August 24th at 12:00pm.

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Aug
26
Susan Vreeland - "Lisette's List" (Tuesday, August 26 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is excited to announce the launch event for Susan Vreeland on Tuesday, August 26th at 7:30pm to discuss and sign Lisette's List. Reserved Seating is available. Call Warwick's at (858) 454-0347 to purchase.

From Susan Vreeland, bestselling author of such acclaimed novels as Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Luncheon of the Boating Party, and Clara and Mr. Tiffany, comes a richly imagined story of a woman's awakening in the south of Vichy France--to the power of art, to the beauty of provincial life, and to love in the midst of war.

In 1937, young Lisette Roux and her husband, Andre, move from Paris to a village in Provence to care for Andre's grandfather Pascal. Lisette regrets having to give up her dream of becoming a gallery apprentice and longs for the comforts and sophistication of Paris. But as she soon discovers, the hilltop town is rich with unexpected pleasures.

Pascal once worked in the nearby ochre mines and later became a pigment salesman and frame maker; while selling his pigments in Paris, he befriended Pissarro and Cezanne, some of whose paintings he received in trade for his frames. Pascal begins to tutor Lisette in both art and life, allowing her to see his small collection of paintings and the Provencal landscape itself in a new light. Inspired by Pascal's advice to "Do the important things first," Lisette begins a list of vows to herself (#"4. Learn what makes a painting great"). When war breaks out, Andre goes off to the front, but not before hiding Pascal's paintings to keep them from the Nazis' reach.

With German forces spreading across Europe, the sudden fall of Paris, and the rise of Vichy France, Lisette sets out to locate the paintings ("#11. Find the paintings in my lifetime"). Her search takes her through the stunning French countryside, where she befriends Marc and Bella Chagall, who are in hiding before their flight to America, and acquaints her with the land, her neighbors, and even herself in ways she never dreamed possible. Through joy and tragedy, occupation and liberation, small acts of kindness and great acts of courage, Lisette learns to forgive the past, to live robustly, and to love again.

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Aug
31
Weekend with Locals: Susan Union (Sunday, August 31 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Susan Union author of Rode to Death on Sunday, August 31st at 12:00pm.

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Sep
8
David Laskin - "The Family" (Monday, September 8 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting award winning bestselling author David Laskin on Monday, September 8th at 7:30pm to present his latest paperback book, The Family. David Laskin is the author of The Children's Blizzard, which won the Washington State Book Award and Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award for nonfiction. The author of several other works of nonfiction, Laskin writes for The New York Times and The Washington Post. Reserved Seating is available, call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 to purchase. The author of the The Children's Blizzard delivers an epic work of twentieth century history through the riveting story of one extraordinary Jewish family.

In tracing the roots of this family--his own family--Laskin captures the epic sweep of the twentieth century. A modern-day scribe, Laskin honors the traditions, the lives, and the choices of his ancestors: revolutionaries and entrepreneurs, scholars and farmers, tycoons and truck drivers. The Family is a deeply personal, dramatic, and emotional account of people caught in a cataclysmic time in world history.

A century and a half ago, a Torah scribe and his wife raised six children in a yeshivatown at the western fringe of the Russian empire. Bound by their customs and ancient faith, the pious couple expected their sons and daughter to carry family traditions into future generations. But the social and political crises of our time decreed otherwise.

The torrent of history took the scribe's family down three very different roads. One branch immigrated to America and founded the fabulously successful Maidenform Bra Company; another went to Palestine as pioneers and participated in the contentious birth of the state of Israel; the third branch remained in Europe and suffered the onslaught of the Nazi occupation.

With cinematic power and beauty, bestselling author David Laskin brings to life the upheavals of the twentieth century through the story of one family, three continents, two world wars, and the rise and fall of nations.

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Sep
10
Tom Hom - "Rabbit on a Bumpy Road (Wednesday, September 10 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting former San Diego City Councilman and former California State Assemblyman Tom Hom on Wednesday, September 10th at 7:30pm to present his inspirational memoir Rabbit on a Bumpy Road. Among his many contributions, he helped transform San Diego’s skid row into the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter Historic District and led efforts to establish the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum. Today, Tom continues to be an influential civic, business and community leader, and an inspiration to every generation. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. Rabbit on a Bumpy Road is Tom Hom’s memoir—a story of courage and endurance in meeting life’s challenges to achieve “The American Dream.” Tom was born into a Chinese family in the year of the Rabbit in the 1920s when much of American society was segregated, socially and economically. He entered school in San Diego, like other children who lived in Chinatown, speaking only Chinese. As he grew older, he faced limited job opportunities and discrimination in housing. He never lost faith in the American dream and went on to achieve success for himself, his family, and the greater good of a diverse America, breaking age-old barriers of prejudice and segregation. Today, Tom Hom is a respected elder who has contributed to the success and growth of San Diego and has inspired a new generation of Americans to greater achievement in economic growth and civic responsibilities. His journey and words of wisdom offer encouragement to all who believe in the future of America.

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Sep
15
Nick Agelidis - La Jolla - A Photographic Journey (Monday, September 15 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting Nick Agelidis on September 15th at 7:30pm to present his book, La Jolla - A Photographic Journey. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

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Sep
16
Elizabeth L. Silver (Tuesday, September 16 at 00am)
Elizabeth L. Silver (The execution of Noa P. Singleton)

Elizabeth L. Silver grew up in New Orleans and Dallas and currently lives in Los Angeles. She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia in England, and a JD from Temple University Beasley School of Law. She has taught ESL in Costa Rica, writing and literature at several universities in Philadelphia, and worked as a research attorney for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The execution of Noa P. Singleton is her first novel. (added from Random House)… (more)
Sep
16
Elisabeth Silver and Erin Lindsay McCabe (Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is exited to host a double presentation from two incredible debut authors on Tuesday, September 16th at 7:30pm. Elizabeth Silver will present her gripping new book The execution of Noa P. Singleton. Erin Lindsay McCabe will present her new historical fiction novel I Shall Be Near You. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. The execution of Noa P. Singleton An unforgettable and unpredictable debut novel of guilt, punishment, and the stories we tell ourselves to survive Noa P. Singleton never spoke a word in her own defense throughout a brief trial that ended with a jury finding her guilty of first-degree murder. Ten years later, having accepted her fate, she sits on death row in a maximum-security penitentiary, just six months away from her execution date. Meanwhile, Marlene Dixon, a high-powered Philadelphia attorney who is also the mother of the woman Noa was imprisoned for killing. She claims to have changed her mind about the death penalty and will do everything in her considerable power to convince the governor to commute Noa's sentence to life in prison, in return for the one thing Noa can trade: her story. Marlene desperately wants to understand the events that led to her daughter's death--events that only Noa knows of and has never shared. Inextricably linked by murder but with very different goals, Noa and Marlene wrestle with the sentences life itself can impose while they confront the best and worst of what makes us human.

I Shall Be Near You An extraordinary novel about a strong-willed woman who disguises herself as a man in order to fight beside her husband, inspired by the letters of a remarkable female soldier who fought in the Civil War. Rosetta doesn't want her new husband Jeremiah to enlist, but he joins up, hoping to make enough money that they'll be able to afford their own farm someday. Though she's always worked by her father's side as the son he never had, now that Rosetta is a wife she's told her place is inside with the other women. But Rosetta decides her true place is with Jeremiah, no matter what that means, and to be with him she cuts off her hair, hems an old pair of his pants, and signs up as a Union soldier. With the army desperate for recruits, Rosetta has no trouble volunteering, although she faces an incredulous husband. She drills with the men, proves she can be as good a soldier as anyone, and deals with the tension as her husband comes to grips with having a fighting wife. Rosetta's strong will clashes with Jeremiah's while their marriage is tested by broken conventions, constant danger, and war, and she fears discovery of her secret even as they fight for their future, and for their lives. Inspired by more than 250 documented accounts of the women who fought in the Civil War while disguised as men, I shall be near to you is the intimate story, in Rosetta's powerful and gorgeous voice, of the drama of marriage, one woman's amazing exploits, and the tender love story that can unfold when two partners face life's challenges side by side.

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Sep
17
James Nestor - "Deep" (Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting James Nestor on Wednesday, September 17th at 7:30pm to present his fascinating and enlightening new book, Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves. This event is free and open to the public. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. While on assignment in Greece, journalist James Nestor witnessed something that confounded him: a man diving 300 feet below the ocean's surface on a single breath of air and returning four minutes later, unharmed and smiling. This man was a freediver, and his amphibious abilities inspired Nestor to seek out the secrets of this little-known discipline. In Deep, Nestor embeds with a gang of extreme athletes and renegade researchers who are transforming not only our knowledge of the planet and its creatures, but also our understanding of the human body and mind. Along the way, he takes us from the surface to the Atlantic's greatest depths, some 28,000 feet below sea level. He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and seals who dive to depths below 2,400 feet for up to eighty minutes--deeper and longer than scientists ever thought possible. As strange as these phenomena are, they are reflections of our own species' remarkable, and often hidden, potential--including echolocation, directional sense, and the profound physiological changes we undergo when underwater. Most illuminating of all, Nestor unlocks his own freediving skills as he communes with the pioneers who are expanding our definition of what is possible in the natural world, and in ourselves.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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18
Stuart Rojstaczer - "The Mathematician's Shiva" (Thursday, September 18 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting Stuart Rojstaczer on Thursday, September 18th at 7:30pm to present his brilliant and compelling debut novel, The Mathematician's Shiva. Stuart Rojstaczer is Associate Professor of Geology, Environment and Engineering, and Director, Center for Hydrologic Science at Duke University. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. When the greatest female mathematician in history passes away, her son, Alexander "Sasha" Karnokovitch, just wants to mourn his mother in peace. But rumor has it the notoriously eccentric Polish emigre has solved one of the most difficult problems in all of mathematics, and has spitefully taken the solution to her grave. As a ragtag group of mathematicians from around the world descends upon Rachela's shiva, determined to find the proof or solve it for themselves--even if it means prying up the floorboards for notes or desperately scrutinizing the mutterings of her African Grey parrot--Sasha must come to terms with his mother's outsized influence on his life.

Spanning decades and continents, from a crowded living room in Madison, Wisconsin, to the windswept beach on the Barents Sea where a young Rachela had her first mathematical breakthrough, The Mathematician's Shiva is an unexpectedly moving and uproariously funny novel that captures humanity's drive not just to survive, but to achieve the impossible.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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22
David Mitchell - "The Bone Clocks" (Monday, September 22 at 7:30pm)
Warwick’s, in partnership with The Book Catapult, presents David Mitchell in conversation with Seth Marko to discuss and sign Mitchell's hypnotic new novel The bone clocks. Monday, September 22nd, 7:00PM at: The Sherwood Auditorium Museum of Contemporary Arts San Diego: La Jolla 700 Prospect Street La Jolla, CA 92037 This is a ticketed event Check-in and doors open at 6:00PM and seating is first-come first-served. Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.

Following a scalding row with her mother, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as "the radio people," Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life.

For Holly has caught the attention of a cabal of dangerous mystics--and their enemies. But her lost weekend is merely the prelude to a shocking disappearance that leaves her family irrevocably scarred. This unsolved mystery will echo through every decade of Holly's life, affecting all the people Holly loves--even the ones who are not yet born.

A Cambridge scholarship boy grooming himself for wealth and influence, a conflicted father who feels alive only while reporting from occupied Iraq, a middle-aged writer mourning his exile from the bestseller list--all have a part to play in this surreal, invisible war on the margins of our world. From the medieval Swiss Alps to the nineteenth-century Australian bush, from a hotel in Shanghai to a Manhattan townhouse in the near future, their stories come together in moments of everyday grace and extraordinary wonder.

Rich with character and realms of possibility, The bone clocks is a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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25
Warwick's Cheese Concierge: September 2014 (Thursday, September 25 at 2pm)
Warwick's and Venissimo Cheese present The Cheese Concierge, on Thursday, September 25th from 2:00 to 4:00pm. This month we will be featuring 3 Alpine Beauties Cheeses: $25 (approximately 1 lb total). Collection will include complete cheese descriptions, wine pairing and cooking suggestions. Pre-order this exclusive Warwick's Collection by Wednesday, September 24st, 5:00 p.m. Call us at 858.454.0347 to place your pre-order. No substitutions or returns.

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