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7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

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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. To hear NPR's book review from the August 28th edition of All Things Considered, 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. Click here for video 9 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 Bake-Off where you get the chance to have your own vegan Italian dish judged by her. Reserved Seating is available. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. Here's how you can participate: Come by the store between now and September 28th to sign up Pick up copies of 3 Chloe recipes: Fabulous Focaccia, Chocolate-Dipped Almond Biscotti, & Banana Coffee Cupcakes Put your own spin on one of those recipes while still keeping it vegan Bring your samples and join us on September 29th to meet Chloe, get your book signed, and of course for judging! The winner will receive a copy of Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen

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
2
Richard Riordan - "The Mayor" (Thursday, October 2 at 7pm)
Warwick's is hosting former Los Angeles Mayor, Richard Riordan on Thursday, October 2nd at 7:30pm to present his thought provoking memior, The Mayor: How I Turned Around Los Angeles After Riots, an Earthquake and the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial. 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. Between 1993 and 2001, Mayor Richard J. Riordan, a maverick multi-millionaire who championed pragmatism over divisive politics, pulled Los Angeles from the brink of collapse and turned around one of the world s most famous cities. Wildly popular today among Angelenos of all stripes, Riordan continues to be a major force in the political and civic worlds of L.A.

Riordan, a non-ideological Republican who was pro-choice, pro-gay rights, and pro-immigration, was elected to office in the aftermath of the infamous Rodney King beating and subsequent 1992 L.A. Riots, which caused nearly $1 billion in property damage and took the lives of over 50 people. With ineffectual political leadership at City Hall, racial tensions were running high, the economy was in the tank, and the city s crime and homicide rates grew out of control during the crack cocaine epidemic. And only a few months into Riordan s young mayoralty, L.A. appeared to be most definitely doomed after the devastating 1994 Northridge earthquake rocked the city to its core.

But unlike his combative counterpart in New York City, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Riordan was a healing, compassionate figure that recreated L.A. into a thriving, world-class metropolis and he s still a key problem solver in the nation s second largest city.

As the result of Riordan s efforts, Los Angeles is now a cultural and event destination. He oversaw and pushed through the construction of Frank Gehry s masterpiece Walt Disney Concert Hall -- a venture the mayor helped personally fund when private financing stalled -- and the landmark Staples Center. He reformed the nation s second largest public school system, modernized the Los Angeles Police Department, and reformed Los Angeles City Charter. After an unsuccessful run for California governor, Riordan worked for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as his secretary of education.

Riordan's perspective on effective leadership is like no other.

Readers will also learn about the numerous tragedies Riordan faced and how each event shaped him as a person and as mayor. From the deaths of Riordan s two young children to the passing of his mother on the eve of his first mayoral election, Riordan s courage and compassion in the face personal heartbreak illustrates why he is so beloved. Riordan is also a cutting-edge philanthropist who helped dramatically improve literacy rates in such places as Mississippi and has personally donated over $100 million to improve the education of poor children. For years, he has donated half his income to charities. This 330-paged memoir delves into his successes and difficulties during his time as mayor, the ideas and value system that drove his work such as his deep spiritual beliefs that everyone is equal and deserves the opportunity to succeed and the life events that shaped him. "

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Oct
3
Chris Guillebeau (Friday, October 3 at 00am)
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Oct
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
8
Elizabeth Little & Abigail Haas (Wednesday, October 8 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is excited to host a double presentation from two incredible authors on Tuesday, October 8th at 7:30pm. Elizabeth Little will present her thrilling debut mystery Dear daughter. Abigail Haas will present her compulsively readable Dangerous Girls. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. Dear daughter

Ten years ago, Janie Jenkins, a sly and stunning celebutante at the height of her fame, was convicted of murdering her mother, even though she has no memory of that fateful night. Now, released on a technicality into a world utterly convinced of her guilt, Janie chops off her trademark hair and goes undercover. She follows her one lead to a small town in South Dakota, where she hopes she will find the truth about what really happened—even if that means confirming once and for all that she really is a killer.

With the help of some new friends (and the town’s wary police chief), Janie follows a series of clues and pieces together the surprising picture of her mother's past that forces her to consider the possibility that her mother wasn't the perfect society philanthropist everyone believed her to be. On the run from the press, the police, and maybe even a murderer, Janie must choose between the anonymity she craves, and the truth she so desperately needs. As Elizabeth Little guides us through the events leading up to the novel’s shocking conclusion, we can’t help but root for the complex, deeply-layered Janie, even as we join her in questioning her own innocence. A gripping, electrifying debut novel with an ingenious and like-it-or-not sexy protagonist, Dear daughter follows every twist and turn as Janie unravels the mystery of what happened the night her mother died—whatever the cost. Dangerous Girls Paradise in Aruba quickly gets gruesome in this "ripped-from-the-headlines thriller (Kirkus Reviews)" with a twist that defies the imagination. It's Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives.

But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations. As Anna sets out to find her friend's killer, she discovers harsh revelations about her friendships, the slippery nature of truth, and the ache of young love.

Awaiting the judge's decree, it becomes clear to Anna that everyone around her thinks she is not only guilty, but also dangerous. And when the whole story comes out, reality is more shocking than anyone could ever imagine...

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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
14
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.

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Oct
15
Daniel Levitin - "The Organized Mind" (Wednesday, October 15 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting award-winning neuroscientist Daniel Levitin on Wednesday, October 15th at 7:30pm to present his entertaining and informative new book, The organized mind. Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, is the James McGill Professor of neuroscience and behavioral neuroscience at McGill University, and dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI. He is the author of two New York Times bestselling books, This is Your Brain on Music and The World in Six Songs. 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. BREAKING NEWS: The organized mind debuts at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list! Award-winning neuroscientist Daniel Levitin won the praise of scientists, critics, and readers alike when his smash success, This is Your Brain on Music, was published in 2006. His breakout book was a fascinating blend of the latest in neuroscience research and pop culture, showing readers how to better play and appreciate music through an understanding of how the brain works. Levitin helped make “the brain book” a bestselling category—which it still is today.

This summer, Levitin is moving in a new and exciting direction with The organized mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. As our lives become swamped with endless amounts of information from the internet, our emails, and our smartphones, understanding the way our brains organize information is more important than ever before. Our brains evolved to take on the challenges of life in the Stone Age, and haven’t caught up to handling today’s avalanche of input. With the detailed research and witty style that readers loved in his previous bestsellers, Levitin provides a captivating look at the new ways to train your brain amid an influx of information in our modern world.

Attention is the most essential mental resource for any organism. In the first part of The organized mind, Levitin explains how our brain’s attentional system works: it determines which aspects of the environment we will deal with, and what gets passed through to our conscious awareness. The attentional awareness system is the reason you can safely drive or walk to work without noticing most of the buildings you pass by, unless there’s a reason to—say, if one of the buildings is on fire. Additionally, Levitin reveals that the phrase “paying attention” is scientifically true. Multitasking comes at an actual metabolic cost: switching back and forth between tasks burns a lot more oxygenated glucose (the fuel the brain runs on) than focusing on one task does, and can lead quickly to mental exhaustion.

The second and third parts of The organized mind show how we can all use our attentional and memory systems for better organization, from the classroom to the boardroom, from our home lives to the interactions we have with friends, doctors, and business associates. An attached sheet of bullet points in this press kit contains some of the fascinating details Levitin reveals in the book. Entertaining and informative, The organized mind is an indispensable guide that will help us all to keep better track of our lives, and to be efficient, productive, happy, and less stressed in a wired world that is increasingly filled with distractions.

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Oct
16
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Oct
16
Garth Stein - "A Sudden Light" (Thursday, October 16 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting New York Times bestselling author Garth Stein on Thursday, October 16th, to present his latest book, A sudden light. Garth is well known for his popular book The Art of Racing in the Rain. Reserved Seating is available. Call Warwick's at (858) 454-0347 to purchase. When a boy tries to save his parents' marriage, he uncovers a legacy of family secrets in a coming-of-age ghost story by the author of the internationally bestselling phenomenon, The Art of Racing in the Rain.

In the summer of 1990, fourteen-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant, whole trees, and is set on a huge estate overlooking Puget Sound. Trevor's bankrupt parents have begun a trial separation, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House with a goal: to join forces with his sister, Serena, dispatch Grandpa Samuel--who is flickering in and out of dementia--to a graduated living facility, sell off the house and property for development into "tract housing for millionaires," divide up the profits, and live happily ever after.

But Trevor soon discovers there's someone else living in Riddell House: a ghost with an agenda of his own. For while the land holds tremendous value, it is also burdened by the final wishes of the family patriarch, Elijah, who mandated it be allowed to return to untamed forestland as a penance for the millions of trees harvested over the decades by the Riddell Timber company. The ghost will not rest until Elijah's wish is fulfilled, and Trevor's willingness to face the past holds the key to his family's future.

A sudden light is a rich, atmospheric work that is at once a multigenerational family saga, a historical novel, a ghost story, and the story of a contemporary family's struggle to connect with each other. A tribute to the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, it reflects Garth Stein's outsized capacity for empathy and keen understanding of human motivation, and his rare ability to see the unseen: the universal threads that connect us all.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
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Oct
17
Graeme Simsion (Friday, October 17 at 8:30pm)
Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant with an international reputation. His screen adaptation of The Rosie Project won the Australian Writers Guild/Inscription Award for Best Romantic Comedy Script and has been optioned by Sony Pictures. Graeme lives in Australia with his wife, Anne, and their two children, and is currently working on a sequel to The Rosie Project. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Oct
19
Weekend with Locals: Layla Fiske (Sunday, October 19 at 12pm)
As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Layla Fiske author of The Fig Orchard on Sunday, October 19th at 12:00pm. About the book:

The unforgettable story of a woman splintered by war and cultural mores, desperately struggling to hold her family together, The Fig Orchard is a rich, compelling epic of love, heroism, family and empowerment. In an isolated, tradition-bound village high above the Jordan River, balancing delicately amidst age-old superstitions and religious orthodoxy, Nisrina Huniah, a fifteen-year-old girl, is torn between innocent imaginings and looming apprehensions as she marries a man she has never met, only to fall in love on the night they are wed. Her joy takes a heart-wrenching turn when the encroaching World War fiercely shatters her reality, propelling her on an unexpected journey where she develops friendships that ultimately alter her perception of herself and the world around her. Beautifully written, this sweeping epic of love and friendship, longing, and the hope of redemption is woven into a colorful tapestry that comes alive against the vibrant backdrop of life in early twentieth-century Middle East. With its haunting and deeply affecting ending, The Fig Orchard will remain in the hearts and minds of its readers long after the last page is turned.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
21
Hector Tobar - "Deep Down Dark" (Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30pm)
Warwick's is hosting Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hector Tobar on Tuesday, October 21st at 7:30pm to present his extraordinary new novel, Deep Down Dark. For ten years, Hector Tobar was a National and Foreign Correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. 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 exclusive, official story of the survival, faith, and family of Chile's thirty-three trapped miners.

When the San Jose mine collapsed outside of Copiapo, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. Across the globe, we sat riveted to television and computer screens as journalists flocked to the Atacama desert. While we saw what transpired above ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, the story of the miners' experiences below the earth's surface--and the lives that led them there--hasn't been heard until now.

In Deep Down Dark, a master work by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Hector Tobar gains exclusive access to the miners and their stories. The result is a miraculous and emotionally textured account of the thirty-three men who came to think of the San Jose mine as a kind of coffin, as a "cave" inflicting constant and thundering aural torment, and as a church where they sought redemption through prayer while the world watched from above. It offers an understanding of the families and personal histories that brought "los 33" to the mine, and the mystical and spiritual elements that surrounded working in such a dangerous place.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
22
Chuck Palahniuk - "Beautiful You" (Wednesday, October 22 at 7pm)
Warwick’s and UCSD Bookstore present Chuck Palahniuk An event you don’t want to miss with tons of prizes, games, a sure-to-shock story, and audience Q&A Wednesday, Oct. 22nd, 7:00 PM at:

Mandeville Auditorium at UCSD 9500 Gilman Drive San Diego, CA 92093 This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $30 & include a pre-signed copy of the book 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. "A billion husbands are about to be replaced."

From the author of Fight Club, the classic portrait of the damaged contemporary male psyche, now comes this novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure. Sisters will be doing it for themselves. And doing it. And doing it. And doing it some more . . . Penny Harrigan is a low-level associate in a big Manhattan law firm with an apartment in Queens and no love life at all. So it comes as a great shock when she finds herself invited to dinner by one C. Linus Maxwell, aka "Climax-Well," a software mega-billionaire and lover of the most gorgeous and accomplished women on earth. After dining at Manhattan's most exclusive restaurant, he whisks Penny off to a hotel suite in Paris, where he proceeds, notebook in hand, to bring her to previously undreamed-of heights of orgasmic pleasure for days on end. What's not to like? This: Penny discovers that she is a test subject for the final development of a line of sex toys to be marketed in a nationwide chain of boutiques called Beautiful You. So potent and effective are these devices that women by the millions line up outside the stores on opening day and then lock themselves in their room with them and stop coming out. Except for batteries. Maxwell's plan for erotically enabled world domination must be stopped. But how?

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