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7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

United States

858-454-0347; infowarwicks.com

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Sep
7
Weekend with Locals: David A. Dunn (Sunday, September 7 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting David A. Dunn author of Get Life Right on Sunday, September 7th 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
9
David Zeltser (Tuesday, September 9 at 7pm)
David Zeltser (Lug, Dawn of the Ice Age) (added from Random House)
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
14
Weekend with Locals: Karri Thompson (Sunday, September 14 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Karri Thompson author of Mirror X on Sunday, September 14th at 12:00pm.

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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 Monday, 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 (added from Random House)
Sep
16
Elizabeth Silver and Erin Lindsay McCabe (Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is excited 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 To 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 To 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. 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. 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.

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Sep
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.

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Sep
21
Weekend with Locals: Dan Downs (Sunday, September 21 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Dan Downs author of Broken But Born Again on Sunday, September 21st at 12:00pm.

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Sep
22
David Mitchell - "The Bone Clocks" (Monday, September 22 at 7pm)
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. To read the New York Times Sunday book review from August 24th, Click here. David Mitchell Answers Fan Questions:

Random House is publishing weekly videos on YouTube with author David Mitchell answering questions from fans. A total of 10 questions will be answered. As they are released, Warwick's will provide links to the videos below. Check back frequently for updates. Click here for video 1 of 10. Click here for video 2 of 10. Click here for video 3 of 10. Click here for video 4 of 10. Click here for video 5 of 10. Click here for video 6 of 10. Click here for video 7 of 10. Click here for video 8 of 10.

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Sep
23
Sarah Cornwell - "What I Had Before I Had You" (Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's, in partnership with the International Bipolar Foundation, is hosting Sarah Cornwell on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:30pm to present her gorgeously crafted debut novel, What I Had Before I Had You. Her fiction has appeared in the Pushcart Prize Anthology, Missouri Review, Mid-American Review, Gulf Coast, and Hunger Mountain, among others, and her screen-writing has been honored with a Humanitas Prize. 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. Written in radiant prose and with stunning psychological acuity, award-winning author Sarah Cornwell's What I Had Before I Had You is a deeply poignant story that captures the joys and sorrows of growing up and learning to let go.

Olivia Reed was fifteen when she left her hometown of Ocean Vista on the Jersey Shore. Two decades later, divorced and unstrung, she returns with her teenage daughter, Carrie, and nine-year-old son, Daniel, recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Distracted by thoughts of the past, Olivia fails to notice when Daniel disappears from her side. Her frantic search for him sparks memories of the summer of 1987, when she exploded out of the cocoon of her mother's fierce, smothering love and into a sudden, full-throttle adolescence, complete with dangerous new friends, first love, and a rebellion so intense that it utterly recharted the course of her life.

Olivia's mother, Myla, was a practicing psychic whose powers waxed and waned along with her mercurial moods. Myla raised Olivia to be a guarded child, and also to believe in the ever-present infant ghosts of her twin sisters, whom Myla took care of as if they were alive--diapers, baby food, an empty nursery kept like a shrine. At fifteen, Olivia saw her sisters for the first time, not as ghostly infants but as teenagers on the beach. But when Myla denied her vision, Olivia set out to learn the truth--a journey that led to shattering discoveries about herself and her family.

Sarah Cornwell seamlessly weaves together the past and the present in this riveting debut novel, as she examines the relationships between mothers and daughters, and the powerful forces of loss, family history, and magical thinking. To see the International Bipolar Foundation's website, Click here.

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Sep
24
Aaron Becker - "Quest" (Wednesday, September 24 at 4pm)
Warwick's is excited to host Aaron Becker presenting his new children's book Quest on Wednesday, September 24th at 4:00pm. The creator of the Caldecott Honor Book, Journey presents the next chapter in his stunning wordless fantasy. Join us for a drawing demonstration and book signing by this acclaimed author. A king emerges from a hidden door in a city park, startling two children sheltering from the rain. No sooner does he push a map and some strange objects into their hands than he is captured by hostile forces that whisk him back through the enchanted door. Just like that, the children are caught up in a Quest to rescue the king and his kingdom from darkness, while illuminating the farthest reaches of their imagination. Colored markers in hand, they make their own way through the portal, under the sea, through a tropical paradise, over a perilous bridge, and high in the air with the help of a winged friend. Journey lovers will be thrilled to follow its characters on a new adventure threaded with familiar elements, while new fans will be swept into a visually captivating story that is even richer and more exhilarating than the first.

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Sep
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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Sep
25
Christine Forester - "Red, White, and You" (Thursday, September 25 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting Christine Forester on Thursday, September 25th at 7:30pm to present her new book, Red, White, and You. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. In the early 1990s, Christine Forester's late husband, painter/sculptor Russell Forester (1920-2002) created a series of colorful, provocative United States flags—among them, Red, White and Glue, a painting that depicts the shattering of the national symbol into Tinkertoy pieces suggesting that, with some effort and persistence, the flag could be reassembled and restored to its original integrity.

In 2000, prompted by political events, the Foresters decided to issue a limited edition of Red, White and Glue t-shirts. They soon realized that people were not ready to accept the image of a shattered US flag.

Over the past few years, however, the citizenry has come to recognize that our country is in crisis. With the proliferation of information delivered through rapidly evolving social media, people have come to realize that problems need to be addressed not only from the top down but from the bottom up as well.

We each own a piece of our flag. It is incumbent upon us to claim it, find its place in the fabric of our flag and play a role in making it whole. Red, white and blue. Red white and glue. RED WHITE and YOU!

Motivated to do her part, Christine Forester decided to raise funds for candidates and causes reflecting and protecting her values. She advocated hands-on citizen engagement, prodding disgruntled people to contribute, raise funds, walk precincts and/or make phone calls as a means to "earn their right to bitch"—or forgo that right.

RED WHITE and YOU—a Time to Earn One's Right to Bitch is a serious yet humorous call to action.

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Sep
28
Weekend with Locals: Sarka-Jonae Miller (Sunday, September 28 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Sarka-Jonae Miller author of Between Boyfriends on Sunday, September 28th at 12:00pm.

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Sep
29
Chloe Coscarelli - "Chloe's Vegan Italian Kitchen" (Monday, September 29 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting award winning vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli on Monday, September 29th at 7:30pm to present her latest cookbook, Chloe's Vegan Italian Kitchen. There will also be a Chloe Coscarelli Cook-Off where you get the chance to have your own vegan Italian dish judged by her. Reserved Seating is available. Details coming soon. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. Popular vegan chef and winner of the Food Network's Cupcake Wars Chloe Coscarelli digs into her Italian roots to create more than 150 recipes inspired by the most popular cuisine in the world.

If you think a healthy vegan diet means giving up pasta in creamy sauce, cheesy pizza, and luscious tiramisu, think again! Following her hit cookbooks Chloe's Kitchen and Chloe's Vegan Desserts, Chef Chloe goes to her family's homeland to veganize its time-honored delicacies--and add some distinctively delicious twists.

Sumptuous mains like Butternut Ravioli with Brown Sugar and Crispy Sage and Red Wine Seitan on Ciabatta let you show off your kitchen skills, and her inventive pizza creations include Crumbled "Sausage" and "Mozzarella" Pizza as well as Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, and Apple Pizza. And vegans can once again enjoy comfort favorites with Chloe's Potato Gnocchi, Lasagna Bolognese, and Eggplant Parmesan. Known for her surprising twists on favorite desserts, Chloe's got your classics covered with Chocolate-Dipped Almond Biscotti and Italian Wedding Cake, and she turns up the dial with new delights like Mint Chip Gelato Sandwiches, Banana Coffee Cupcakes, and Pomegranate Mint Italian Soda--sure to win over omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike. Chloe also includes directions for making her recipes allergy- and gluten-free so that you can feast on all your favorite foods, no matter your diet.

With fresh vegan takes on classic Italian cuisine illustrated by gorgeous full-color photographs throughout, and her bright and lively personality on every page, Chloe takes you on a delectable trip to Italy--one you'll want to go on again and again! Buon appetito!

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Sep
30
Barb Schmidt - "The Practice" (Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting Barb Schmidt on Tuesday, September 30th at 7:30pm to present her life-changing spiritual guidance book The Practice. Barb Schmidt is a businesswoman, philanthropist, and spiritual teacher with over thirty years devoted to spiritual development. She has studied with many notable teachers, such as Thich Nhat Hanh, Deepak Chopra, and Marianne Williamson. For the past ten years, she has been offering workshops and classes on spiritual practices. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. The mind has a way of interfering with personal happiness, often causing stress and doubt. Getting in touch with one's inner source of peace and following its guidance over the mind's often-unfounded concerns requires training and discipline. Knowing this truth intimately, Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life Founder Barb Schmidt developed a three-part spiritual discipline called The Practice. The Practice is a toolkit to be used throughout the day to guide people who are looking for confidence, less stress, and deeper meaning along life's path. These tools are a compilation of the great Truths taught by authentic teachers and masters throughout the centuries from various religious and spiritual traditions.

In the first three chapters of The Practice, readers are guided through the daily routine: Waking Up, Living Present, and Letting Go. Beginning with a morning meditation, a thread of peace is followed over the course of the day through the repetition of a sacred mantra, practicing focused attention, reading for inspiration, and reflecting on the day. In the concluding chapter, readers are provided with an opportunity to deepen their experience of The Practice with engaging exercises.

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Oct
3
Chris Guillebeau (Friday, October 3 at 00am)
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3
Chris Guillebeau - "The Happiness of Pursuit" (Friday, October 3 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau on Friday, October 3rd at 7:30pm to present his inspiring new book, The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. He is the author of The $100 Startup and The Art of Non-Conformity. 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 remarkable book that will both guide and inspire, The Happiness of Pursuit reveals how anyone can bring meaning into their life by undertaking a quest.

When he set out to visit all of the planet's countries by age thirty-five, compulsive goal seeker Chris Guillebeau never imagined that his journey's biggest revelation would be how "many "people like himself exist - each pursuing a challenging quest. And, interestingly, these quests aren't just travel-oriented. On the contrary, they're as diverse as humanity itself. Some involve exploration; others the pursuit of athletic or artistic excellence; still others a battle against injustice or poverty or threats to the environment.

Everywhere that Chris visited he found ordinary people working toward extraordinary goals, making daily down payments on their dream. These "questers" included a suburban mom pursuing a wildly ambitious culinary project, a DJ producing the world's largest symphony, a young widower completing the tasks his wife would never accomplish, and a teenager crossing an entire ocean alone - as well as a do-it-yourselfer tackling M.I.T.'s computer-science course, a nerd turning himself into real-life James Bond, and scores of others writing themselves into the record books.

The more Chris spoke with these strivers, the more he began to appreciate the direct link between questing and long-term happiness -- how going after something in a methodical way enriches our lives -- and he was compelled to complete a comprehensive study of the phenomenon and extract the best advice. In The Happiness of Pursuit he draws on interviews with hundreds of questers, revealing their secret motivations, their selection criteria, the role played by friends and family, their tricks for solving logistics, and the importance of documentation.

Equally fascinating is Chris' examination of questing's other side, including questers' acute awareness of mortality, their struggle against monotony, and their wistful feelings once a quest has succeeded. What happens "after" the summit is climbed, the painting hung, the endurance record broken, the "at risk" community saved?

A book that challenges each of us to take control - to make our lives""be "about" something while at the same time remaining clear-eyed about the commitment -- The Happiness of Pursuit will inspire readers of every age and aspiration. It's a playbook for making your life count.

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Oct
5
Weekend with Locals: Fritzi Gros-Daillon (Sunday, October 5 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Fritzi Gros-Daillon author of Grace and Grit: Insights to Real-Life Challenges of Aging for Adult Children and Their Parents on Sunday, October 5th at 12:00pm.

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Oct
7
T. Jefferson Parker - "Full Measure" (Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting award winning author T. Jefferson Parker on Tuesday, October 7th at 7:30pm to discuss and sign his tense and compelling new novel, Full Measure. T. Jefferson Parker is one of only three writers who has won the Edgar Award for Best Novel more than once. 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. Patrick Norris has seen the worst that Afghanistan has to offer-excruciating heat, bitter cold, and death waiting behind every rock as comrades are blown to pieces by bombs and snipers. He returns home exhilarated by his new freedom and eager to realize his dream of a sport fishing business. But he is shocked to learn that the avocado ranch his family has owned for generations in the foothills of San Diego has been destroyed by a massive wildfire and the parents he loves are facing ruin.

Ted Norris worships his brother and yearns for his approval. Gentle by nature, but tormented by strange fixations with a dark undercurrent, Ted is drawn into a circle of violent, criminal misfits. His urgent quest to prove himself threatens to put those he loves in peril.

Patrick puts his own plans on hold to save the family's home and falls in love with Iris, a beautiful and unusual woman, when disaster strikes. When Ted's plan for redemption goes terribly wrong, he tries to disappear. Desperate to find his brother and salvage what remains of his family, Patrick must make an agonizing choice.

Three-time Edgar Award-winner T. Jefferson Parker is known for his many bestselling crime novels, from Laguna Heat to The Famous and the Dead. Full Measure marks a departure; it is a literary novel that explores many subjects, among them the bonds of loyalty between brothers.

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Oct
12
Weekend with Locals: Steven Cassedy (Sunday, October 12 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Steven Cassedy author of Connected: How Trains, Genes, Pineapples, Piano Keys, and a Few Disasters Transformed Americans at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century on Sunday, October 12th at 12:00pm.

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Oct
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Seth Casteel - "Underwater Puppies" (Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting New York Times bestselling author and photographer Seth Casteel on Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30pm to present his latest follow-up to the phenomenal Underwater Dogs -- now with puppies, Underwater Puppies. Seth Casteel is an award-winning photographer with a passion for working with animals and an established member of the animal rescue community. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. The world fell in love with swimming canines in Seth Casteel's first book, Underwater Dogs. Now, in more than 80 previously unpublished portraits of underwater puppies, we see man's best friends at their most playful and exuberant. Each vibrant and colorful underwater image shows off the wild and sublime range of emotions of puppies, cute and irresistible to the very last.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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