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7812 Girard Avenue
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Mar
3
Stephen Metcalfe - "The Tragic Age" (Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm)
Warwick's is hosting a debut novelist Stephen Metcalfe on Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:00pm to present his young adult novel The Tragic Age. Stephen wrote the production drafts for Pretty Woman, Dangerous Minds, and Mr. Holland's Opus. He is an Associate Artist at the Old Globe Theater. 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. This is the story of Billy Kinsey, heir to a lottery fortune, part genius, part philosopher and social critic, full time insomniac and closeted rock drummer. Billy has decided that the best way to deal with an absurd world is to stay away from it. Do not volunteer. Do not join in. Billy will be the first to tell you it doesn’t always work— not when your twin sister, Dorie, has died, not when your unhappy parents are at war with one another, not when frazzled soccer moms in two ton SUVs are more dangerous than atom bombs, and not when your guidance counselor keeps asking why you haven’t applied to college. Billy’s life changes when two people enter his life.

Twom Twomey is a charismatic renegade who believes that truly living means going a little outlaw. Twom and Billy become one another’s mutual benefactor and friend. At the same time, Billy is reintroduced to Gretchen Quinn, an old and adored friend of Dorie’s. It is Gretchen who suggests to Billy that the world can be transformed by creative acts of the soul. With Twom, Billy visits the dark side. And with Gretchen, Billy experiences possibilities.Billy knows that one path is leading him toward disaster and the other toward happiness. The problem is—Billy doesn’t trust happiness. It's the age he's at. The Tragic Age.

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Mar
5
John Benditt - "The Boatmaker" (Thursday, March 5 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting author John Benditt on Thursday, March 5th at 7:30pm to present his well crafted and spellbinding debut, The Boatmaker. As an undergraduate at Swarthmore College, John Benditt studied with Adrienne Rich and was awarded the John Russell Hayes Poetry Prize by Robert Creeley. He is the previous editor of Scientific American. This event is free and open to the public. 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. A fierce and complicated man wakes from a fever dream compelled to build a boat and sail away from the isolated island where he was born. Encountering the wider world for the first time, the reluctant hero falls into a destructive love affair, is swept up into a fanatical religious movement, and finds himself a witness to racial hatred unlike anything he's ever known. The Boatmaker is tempted, beaten, and betrayed: his journey marked by chilling episodes of violence and horror while he struggles to summon the strength to make his own way. The Boatmaker is a fable for our times, a passionate love story, and an odyssey of self-discovery.

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Mar
8
Weekend with Locals: Dawn Kohler (Sunday, March 8 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Dawn Kohler author of The Invitation: A Weekend with Emma on Sunday, March 8th at 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
10
Olen Steinhauer - "All the Old Knives" (Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting New York Times bestselling author Olen Steinhauer on Tuesday, March 10th at 7:30pm to present his exciting new book, All the Old Knives. Olen Steinhauer is the author of an Eastern European thriller series including The Bridge of Sighs, 36 Yalta Boulevard, Liberation Movements, and Victory Square. His work has been twice nominated for the Edgar and shortlisted for the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger and the Anthony, the Barry, and the Macavity awards. This event is free and open to the public. 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. Six years ago in Vienna, terrorists took over a hundred hostages, and the rescue attempt went terribly wrong. The CIA's Vienna station was witness to this tragedy, gathering intel from its sources during those tense hours, assimilating facts from the ground and from an agent on the inside. So when it all went wrong, the question had to be asked: Had their agent been compromised, and how? Two of the CIA's case officers in Vienna, Henry Pelham and Celia Harrison, were lovers at the time, and on the night of the hostage crisis Celia decided she'd had enough. She left the agency, married and had children, and is now living an ordinary life in the idyllic town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Henry is still a case officer in Vienna, and has traveled to California to see her one more time, to relive the past, maybe, or to put it behind him once and for all.

But neither of them can forget that long-ago question: Had their agent been compromised? If so, how? Each also wonders what role tonight's dinner companion might have played in the way the tragedy unfolded six years ago.

All the Old Knives is New York Times bestseller Olen Steinhauer's most intimate, most cerebral, and most shocking novel to date.

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Mar
11
Marlene Wagman-Geller - "Behind Every Great Man" (Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting author Marlene Wagman-Geller on Wednesday, March 11th at 7:30pm to present her book Behind Every Great Man: Forgotten Women Behind the World's Most Famous and Infamous spotlighting 40 unsung women, overshadowed by their male counterparts. Wagman-Geller received her BA from York University and her teaching credentials from the University of Toronto and San Diego State University. She currently teaches high school English in National City, California, and lives with her family in San Diego. This event is free and open to the public. Please contact the Warwick's book department at (858) 454-0347 for more information. Meet the untold half of history, including: Literary Wives—Constance Lloyd (Mrs. Oscar Wilde), Ann Charteris (Mrs. Ian Fleming), and Joy Davidman (Mrs. C.S. Lewis) Hollywood Wives—Alma Reville (Mrs. Alfred Hitchcock), Oona O’Neill (Mrs. Charlie Chaplin), and Jane Nebel (Mrs. Jim Henson) Political Wives—Kasturba Kapadia (Mrs. Mohandas Gandhi), Cyla Müller (Mrs. Simon Wiesenthal), and Emilie Pelzl (Mrs. Oskar Schindler) Infamous Wives—Ethel Greenglass (Mrs. Julius Rosenberg), Ruth Alpern (Mrs. Bernie Madoff), and Althea Leasure (Mrs. Larry Flynt) This collection of 40 short biographies highlights the powerful women who stood behind their men, for better or for worse, and helped steer the course of history.

Marlene Wagman-Geller is the author of several books, including Once Again to Zelda: The Stories Behind Literature's Most Intriguing Dedications, Eureka!: The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World, and And the Rest Is History: The Famous (and Infamous) First Meetings of the World's Most Passionate Lovers. Her books have been reviewed in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Washington Post.

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Mar
15
Weekend with Locals: Janet Eoff Berend (Sunday, March 15 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Janet Eoff Berend author of Verticle on Sunday, March 15th at 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
18
Matt Kepnes - "How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Revised: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter" (Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting author Matt Kepnes (aka "Nomadic Matt") on Wednesday, March 18th at 7:30pm to present his new book How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Revised: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter. After a trip to Thailand in 2005 inspired him to travel more, Matt quit his job and set off around the world. More than six years later, he is still exploring new lands and helping others do the same. This event is free and open to the public. 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. No money? No problem. You can start packing your bags for that trip you've been dreaming a lifetime about.

For more than half a decade, Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) has been showing readers of his enormously popular travel blog that traveling isn't expensive and that it's affordable to all. He proves that as long as you think out of the box and travel like locals, your trip doesn't have to break your bank, nor do you need to give up luxury.

How to Travel the World on $50 a Day reveals Nomadic Matt's tips, tricks, and secrets to comfortable budget travel based on his experience traveling the world without giving up the sushi meals and comfortable beds he enjoys. Offering a blend of advice ranging from travel hacking to smart banking, you'll learn how to: * Avoid paying bank fees anywhere in the world * Earn thousands of free frequent flyer points * Find discount travel cards that can save on hostels, tours, and transportation * Get cheap (or free) plane tickets

Whether it's a two-week, two-month, or two-year trip, Nomadic Matt shows you how to stretch your money further so you can travel cheaper, smarter, and longer.

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Mar
22
Weekend with Locals: Lesia Cartelli (Sunday, March 22 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Lesia Cartelli author of Citadel of Fire on Sunday, March 22nd at 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
1
John Hargrove - "Beneath the Surface" (Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting former SeaWorld orca trainer John Hargrove on Wednesday, April 1st at 7:30pm to present his first-hand account of the lives of captive killer whales, Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish. John has 14 years’ experience as a killer whale trainer. His experience spans both SeaWorld of California and SeaWorld of Texas where he was promoted to the highest ranking Senior Trainer. He resigned his position with SeaWorld in August 2012. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information. Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different whales on two continents and at two of SeaWorld's U.S. facilities. For Hargrove, becoming an orca trainer fulfilled a childhood dream. However, as his experience with the whales deepened, Hargrove came to doubt that their needs could ever be met in captivity. When two fellow trainers were killed by orcas in marine parks, Hargrove decided that SeaWorld's wildly popular programs were both detrimental to the whales and ultimately unsafe for trainers. After leaving SeaWorld, Hargrove became one of the stars of the controversial documentary Blackfish. The outcry over the treatment of SeaWorld's orca has now expanded beyond the outlines sketched by the award-winning documentary, with Hargrove contributing his expertise to an advocacy movement that is convincing both federal and state governments to act. In Beneath the Surface, Hargrove paints a compelling portrait of these highly intelligent and social creatures, including his favorite whales Takara and her mother Kasatka, two of the most dominant orcas in SeaWorld. And he includes vibrant descriptions of the lives of orcas in the wild, contrasting their freedom in the ocean with their lives in SeaWorld. Hargrove's journey is one that humanity has just begun to take--toward the realization that the relationship between the human and animal worlds must be radically rethought.

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Apr
7
Margaret Dilloway - "Sisters of Heart and Snow" (Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting author Margaret Dilloway on Tuesday, April 7th at 7:30pm with a launch event to present her brilliant story of estranged sisters reunited, Sisters of Heart and Snow. She teaches creative writing classes at San Diego Writers Ink and to high school students at her alma mater. You can learn more about her by visiting her “American Housewife” blog at www.margaretdilloway.com. This event is free and open to the public. 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 award-winning author of How to Be an American Housewife returns with a poignant story of estranged sisters, forced together by family tragedy, who soon learn that sisterhood knows no limits.

Rachel and Drew Snow may be sisters, but their lives have followed completely different paths.

Married to a wonderful man and is a mother to two strong-minded teens, Rachel hasn't returned to her childhood home since being kicked out by her strict father after an act of careless teenage rebellion. Drew, her younger sister, followed her passion for music but takes side jobs to make ends meet and longs for the stability that has always eluded her. Both sisters recall how close they were, but the distance between them seems more than they can bridge. When their deferential Japanese mother, Haruki, is diagnosed with dementia and gives Rachel power of attorney, Rachel's domineering father, Killian becomes enraged.

In a rare moment of lucidity, Haruki asks Rachel for a book in her sewing room, and Rachel enlists her sister's help in the search. The book--which tells the tale of real-life female samurai Tomoe Gozen, an epic saga of love, loss, and conflict during twelfth-century Japan--reveals truths about Drew and Rachel's relationship that resonate across the centuries, connecting them in ways that turn their differences into assets.

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Apr
8
Judy Reeves - "Wild Women Wild Voices" (Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting author Judy Reeves on Wednesday, April 8th at 7:30pm to present her book, Wild Women Wild Voices. Judy Reeves, the author of A Writer’s Book of Days, has edited anthologies including the Brown Bag Anthology. She is a member of Second Story Writers and cofounder of the nonprofit The Writing Center. 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. Unlike other books exploring the concept of the wild woman, Wild Women, Wild Voices goes on to offer practical ways to reclaim and use the wildness and one’s own “wild” voice. It offers assignments such as daily journaling or writing with prompts and topics related to the subject of the book; suggested activities to further experience the “wild women within” and give her freedom; and quizzes, references, and inspiring quotations to reinforce the ideas and concepts.

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Apr
9
***Sold Out*** Diane Keaton - "Let's Just Say it Wasn't Pretty" (Thursday, April 9 at 00am)
***SOLD OUT*** Warwick’s, Words A!ive, and U-T Talks are pleased to present An Evening with Diane Keaton Oscar winning actress to discuss and sign her latest book, Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty Thursday, April 9th at 7:00 PM at: The Sherwood Auditorium Museum of Contemporary Arts San Diego: La Jolla 700 Prospect Street La Jolla, CA 92037 This is a ticketed event No Photography. $17.28 - One admission & one copy of the book Check-in and doors open at 6:15PM and seating is first-come first-served. Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.

Diane Keaton is the New York Times bestselling author of Then Again, which was named one of the ten best books of the year by Janet Maslin of The New York Times, People, and Vogue. She has starred in some of the most memorable movies of the past forty years, including the Godfather trilogy, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Reds, Baby Boom, The First Wives Club, and Something's Gotta Give. Her many awards include the Golden Globe and the Academy Award. Keaton lives with her daughter and son in Los Angeles. In this book, she shares the wisdom she's accumulated through the years as a mother, daughter, actress, artist, and international style icon.

Location: Street: 700 Prospect Street Additional: Sherwood Auditorium City: San Diego, Province: California Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
13
Jan Moran & Anita Hughes - "Scent of Triumph & French Coast" (Monday, April 13 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is excited to host a double presentation from two incredible authors on Monday, April 13th at 7:30pm. Jan Moran will present her newest romance novel Scent of Triumph. Anita Hughes will present her compulsively readable French Coast. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. Scent of Triumph

When French perfumer Danielle Bretancourt steps aboard a luxury ocean liner, leaving her son behind in Poland with his grandmother, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. The year is 1939, and the declaration of war on the European continent soon threatens her beloved family, scattered across many countries. Traveling through London and Paris into occupied Poland, Danielle searches desperately for her the remains of her family, relying on the strength and support of Jonathan Newell-Grey, a young captain. Finally, she is forced to gather the fragments of her impoverished family and flee to America. She vows to begin life anew, in 1940s Los Angeles.

There, through determination and talent, she rises high from meager jobs in her quest for success as a perfumer and fashion designer to Hollywood elite. Set between privileged lifestyles and gritty realities,Scent of Triumph is one woman?s story of courage, spirit, and resilience. French Coast

Serena has the job she's always dreamed of and Chase, the man her heart never dared to. As a new editor at Vogue, she bags the biggest interview of the year with Yvette Renault, the infamous former editor of French Vogue, in The Carlton-InterContinental Hotel during the Cannes Film Festival. She eagerly jets off to France while Chase stays home, working with her father, a former senator, on his upcoming mayoral campaign.

Everything feels unbelievably perfect...until it doesn't. The hotel loses her reservation hours before her big interview. Serena fears that she'll have to go home without her story, but then she meets Zoe, a quirky young woman staying in the suite below Yvette's who invites Serena to stay with her. Serena is grateful for her mysterious roommate's generosity, but it seems that there's more to her story than meets the eye. To make matters worse, soon after arriving in Cannes, Serena learns a shocking secret about her parents' marriage, and it isn't long before she begins to question her own relationship.With her deadline looming and pressure mounting, Serena will have to use her investigative journalism skills, new friendships, and a little luck to get her life and love back on track. Fast paced and impeccably written, French Coast will draw readers in to the intoxicating world of the Cote D'Azur. Hughes' beautiful prose and sense imagery bring the food, fashion, and feel of the ocean to life in this audacious new novel.

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Apr
19
Weekend with Locals: Paige MacDonald (Sunday, April 19 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Paige MacDonald author of Kaya's Undersea Adventure on Sunday, April 19th at 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
21
Justin Go (Tuesday, April 21 at unknown time)
Justin Go attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated with a BA in history and art history. He also holds an MA in English from University College London. He has lived in Tokyo, Paris, London, New York City, and Berlin. He is currently at work on his second novel. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Apr
21
Justin Go (Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30pm)
Justin Go attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated with a BA in history and art history. He also holds an MA in English from University College London. He has lived in Tokyo, Paris, London, New York City, and Berlin. He is currently at work on his second novel. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Apr
22
Brian Fagan - "The Intimate Bond" (Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting author Brian Fagan on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:30pm to present his book, The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History. Brian Fagan is emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has decades of experience at sea and is the author of several titles for sailors, including the widely praised The Cruising Guide to Central and Southern California. He lives in Santa Barbara, California. This event is free and open to the public. 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. Through an in-depth analysis of six truly transformative human-animal relationships, Fagan shows how our habits and our very way of life were considerably and irreversibly altered by our intimate bond with animals. Among other stories, Fagan explores how herding changed human behavior; how the humble donkey helped launch the process of globalization; and how the horse carried a hearty band of nomads across the world and toppled the emperor of China.

With penetrating insight, Fagan shows how the powerful bond between Homo Sapiens and other species has determined the course of civilizations, and shaped human character.

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Apr
23
Paul Stanley will be promoting Face the Music (Thursday, April 23 at 7pm)
Paul Stanley will be promoting Face the Music (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
26
Weekend with Locals: Kat Cowley (Sunday, April 26 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Kat Cowley author of Week to Strong on Sunday, June 14th at 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
29
Andrew Roe - "The Miracle Girl" (Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is proud to host Andrew Roe on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:30pm to present his debut novel, The Miracle Girl. Andrew Roe's fiction has been published in Tin House, One Story, The Sun, Glimmer Train, Slice, The Cincinnati Review, and other publications. His nonfiction has been published in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com, and elsewhere. He lives in Oceanside, California, with his wife and three children. This event is free and open to the public. 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 Miracle Girl is set in suburban Los Angeles, where eight-year old Anabelle lies in her bedroom. Day in and day out, she lies there, eyes open, but otherwise immobile in a coma-like state, as a result of a car accident. She is cared for by her mother, since her father has left them, unable to deal with the guilt from having caused the accident. After a family friend experiences a miracle when visiting with Anabelle, word spreads and people start coming from all over, lining up down the block in the hot sun, camping out, vendors selling bottles of water, the media knocking on the door.

Told in many voices, including Annabelle’s herself, The Miracle Girl keeps you turning pages until the very end to find out what happens, and if indeed it is anything miraculous. Andy works in the tech industry, and what I love most about this novel is how earnestly it tackles the questions of what to believe in, or how to believe in anything, when we’re barraged with as much information as we are.

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Apr
30
Eric Blehm - "Legend" (Thursday, April 30 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is proud to host Eric Blehm, the New York Times bestselling author of Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown (2012) on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:30pm to present his new book Legend, an eye-opening account of a Special Forces operation during the Vietnam War. Eric's mountain literature classic, The Last Season (2006) was named by Outside magazine one of the ten “greatest adventure biographies ever written” in 2009. In 1999, Blehm became the first journalist to accompany and keep pace with an elite Army Ranger unit on a training mission. 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.

In Legend, acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Eric Blehm takes as his canvas the Vietnam War, as seen through a single mission that occurred on May 2, 1968. A twelve-man Special Forces team had been covertly inserted into a small clearing in the jungles of neutral Cambodia—where U.S. forces were forbidden to operate. Their objective, just miles over the Vietnam border, was to collect evidence that proved the North Vietnamese Army was using the Cambodian sanctuary as a major conduit for supplying troops and materiel to the south via the Ho Chi Minh Trail. What the team didn’t know was that they had infiltrated a section of jungle that concealed a major enemy base. Soon they found themselves surrounded by hundreds of NVA, under attack, low on ammunition, stacking the bodies of the dead as cover in a desperate attempt to survive the onslaught.

When Special Forces Staff Sergeant Roy Benavidez heard the distress call, he without hesitation jumped aboard the next helicopter bound for the combat zone. Orphaned at the age of seven, Benavidez had picked cotton alongside his family as a child and dropped out of school as a teen before joining the Army. Although he was grievously wounded during his first tour of duty in Vietnam and told he would never walk again, Benavidez fought his way back—ultimately earning his green beret.

What followed would become legend in the Special Operations community. Flown into the foray of battle by the courageous pilots and crew of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, Benavidez jumped from the hovering aircraft, and ran nearly 100 yards through withering enemy fire. Despite being immediately and severely wounded, Benavidez reached the perimeter of the decimated team, provided medical care, and proceeded to organize an extraordinary defense and rescue. During the hours-long battle, he was bayoneted, shot, and hit by grenade shrapnel more than thirty times, yet he refused to abandon his efforts until every survivor was out of harm’s way.

Written with extensive access to family members, surviving members of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, on-the-ground eyewitness accounts never before published, as well as recently discovered archival and declassified military records, Legend is a riveting narrative both of Roy Benavidez’s life and career, and of the inspiring, almost unbelievable events that defined the brotherhood of the air and ground warriors in an unpopular war halfway around the world. The book recounts the courage and commitment of those who fought in Vietnam in service of their country, and the story of one of the many unsung heroes of the war, whose actions would be scrutinized for more than a decade in a battle for a long overdue, and what many believed was an unjustly denied, Medal of Honor. Thirteen years later, the case was reopened when a long lost—and believed dead—eyewitness, a Green Beret Benavidez had rescued that day, offered a detailed statement revealing once and for all the depths of Benavidez’s heroics.

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May
6
Matthew Pearl (Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30pm)
Matthew Pearl (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Dante Club, The Last Dickens, The Poe Shadow, The technologists, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Professor's Assassin (Short Story), Dante's Inferno)

Matthew Pearl is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club, The Poe Shadow, and The Last Dickens. He is the editor of the Modern Library editions of Dante’s Inferno (translated by Henry Wordsworth Longfellow) and Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales. (added from Random House)… (more)
May
12
Ryan Gattis - "All Involved" (Tuesday, May 12 at 7pm)
Warwick’s and the La Jolla Riford Library are pleased to host the author of the first major American novel about the Los Angeles race riots of 1992 Ryan Gattis presenting All Involved Tuesday, May 12th at 7:00pm at: The La Jolla Riford Library 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 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. Ryan Gattis is a novelist, lecturer at Chapman University, and Creative Director for urban art crew UGLAR. He is the author of the novels Roo Kickkick & The Big Bad Blimp; Kung Fu High School, The Big Drop: Homecoming and The Big Drop: Impermanence. He lives in Los Angeles.

A propulsive and ambitious novel as electrifying as The Wire, from a writer hailed as the West Coast’s Richard Price—a brutal and mesmerizing epic of crime and opportunity, race, revenge, and loyalty, set in the chaotic streets of South Central L.A. in the wake of one of the most notorious, incendiary, and racially charged trials of the 1990s, involving the severe beating of a civilian black man and three white LAPD officers.

David Mitchell, author of Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas has said of the novel, "a symphonic, pitch-perfect, superlative novel. It is visceral and adrenalin-fuelled, yet tender and even darkly comic. It is audacious, unflinching and subversive. It doesn't judge. It swallowed me whole."

At 3:15 p.m. on April 29, 1992, a jury acquitted two Los Angeles Police Department officers charged with using excessive force to subdue civilian Rodney King, and failed to reach a verdict on the same charges involving a third officer. Less than two hours later, the city of L.A., a powder keg of racial tension, exploded in violence as people took to the streets in a riot that lasted six days. In 144 hours, fifty-three lives were lost. Yet, that number does not account for the murders that occurred outside active rioting sites—some committed by gangbangers who used the chaos to viciously settle old scores.

A gritty and cinematic work of fiction, All Involved vividly recreates this turbulent and terrifying time through seventeen interconnected first-person narratives. Focusing on a sliver of Los Angeles almost completely ignored by the media during the riots, Ryan Gattis paints a portrait of modern America itself—laying bare our history, our prejudices, and our complexities. Resonant with the voices of gang members, firefighters, graffiti kids, and nurses caught up in these extraordinary circumstances, All Involved is a literary tour de force that catapults this edgy writer into the ranks of such legendary talents as Dennis Lehane and George V. Higgins.

Location: Street: 7555 Draper Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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14
Celeste Ng (Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm)
Celeste Ng

CELESTE NG grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio. She attended Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and son. (added from Random House)
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Sue Monk Kidd - "The Invention of Wings" (Tuesday, May 19 at 7pm)
Warwick’s and Words A!ive are pleased to present Sue Monk Kidd New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Wings Tuesday, May 19th at 7:00 PM at: The Sherwood Auditorium Museum of Contemporary Arts San Diego: La Jolla 700 Prospect Street La Jolla, CA 92037 This is a ticketed event $18.36 - One admission & one copy of the book Check-in and doors open at 6:15PM and seating is first-come first-served. Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.

When her first novel, The Secret Life of Bees, was published by Viking in 2002, it became a genuine literary phenomenon, spending more than 2½ years on the New York Times bestseller list. It has been translated into 36 languages and sold more than 6 million copies in the U.S. and 8 million copies worldwide. Bees was named the Book Sense Paperback Book of the Year in 2004, long-listed for the 2002 Orange Prize in England, and won numerous awards. For over a decade, the novel has been produced on stage by The American Place Theater, and in 2008 it was adapted into a movie by Fox Searchlight, which won the People’s Choice award for best movie and the NAACP Image award for best picture. It is taught widely in middle school, high school, and college classrooms.

Kidd’s second novel, The Mermaid Chair, has sold well over a million copies since its publication by Viking in 2005, reaching #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and remaining on the hardcover and paperback lists for nine months. Winner of the 2005 Quill Award for General Fiction, the novel was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, translated into 24 languages, and made into a television movie by Lifetime. The Invention of Wings, Kidd’s third novel was published January 7, 2014 by Viking to wide critical acclaim. It debuted on the New York Times bestseller list at #1 and remained on the hardcover fiction list for over six months. It has been translated into 20 languages, thus far. The novel was chosen for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. Plans are underway to turn the book into a film.

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