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Kepler's Books

1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, California 94025

United States

(650) 324-4321; bookskeplers.com

Type: Bookstore — Not set

Web site: http://www.keplers.com/

Events: http://www.keplers.com/event

Description: Located in Menlo Center, downtown Menlo Park, Kepler’s Books has 10,000 square feet of books and space for author signings and events. With an expansive layout of books, an extensive selection of magazines, a thoughtful collection of gifts, an award winning children’s department, and comfortable seating, you can spends hours leisurely browsing or engaging in lively conversations.



We are located on El Camino Real between Santa Cruz Avenue and Ravenswood, one mile north of Stanford University in Menlo Park. An underground parking garage off Santa Cruz Avenue provides free parking. The Menlo Park Cal Train station is located behind the bookstore, making for convenient, green travel.

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Jul
30
JACQUELINE WINSPEAR (Wednesday, July 30 at 7:30pm)
Jacqueline Winspear

Wednesday, July 30, 7:30 p.m.

The Care and Management of Lies: A Novel of the Great War

The New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series turns her prodigious talents to this World War I standalone novel, a lyrical drama of love struggling to survive in a damaged, fractured world.

By July 1914, the ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained--by Thea's passionate embrace of women's suffrage, and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea's brother, Tom, who runs the family farm. When Kezia and Tom wed just a month before war is declared between Britain and Germany, Thea's gift to Kezia is a book on household management--a veiled criticism of the bride's prosaic life to come.

Yet when Tom enlists to fight for his country and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the battlefield, the farm becomes Kezia's responsibility. Each must find a way to endure the ensuing cataclysm and turmoil. As Tom marches to the front lines, and Kezia battles to keep her ordered life from unraveling, they hide their despair in letters and cards filled with stories woven to bring comfort. Even Tom's fellow soldiers in the trenches enter and find solace in the dream world of Kezia's mouth-watering, albeit imaginary meals. But will well-intended lies and self-deception be of use when they come face to face with the enemy?

"There is power in subtlety. This one is a stunner."--Martin Cruz Smith, author of Tatiana and Gorky Park

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Aug
2
Friday Night Book Club (Saturday, August 2 at 4pm)
Saturday, August 2, 4:00 p.m.

The telling room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese by Michael Paterniti

This meeting will take place in a private home. If you're interested in attending, please email sina.keplers@gmail.com.

While working in a deli owned by a larger-than-life foodie, a young Michael Paterniti encounters what was then considered the finest cheese in the world - Paramo de Guzman. Too poor at the time to buy a taste, Paterniti instead vows to one day meet this fascinating, magical cheese again. Years later, Paterniti, with family in tow, makes good on his vow by traveling to the rustic Spanish village where the cheese is produced.

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Aug
4
Spanish Book Club (Monday, August 4 at 7pm)
Monday, August 4, 7:00 PM

Conversación en la Catedral by Mario Vargas Llosa

Zavalita y el zambo Ambrosio conversan en La Catedral. Estamos en Peru, durante el ochenio dictatorial del general Manuel A. Odria. Unas cuantas cervezas y un rio de palabras en libertad para responder a la palabra amordazada por la dictadura.Los personajes, las historias que estos cuentan, los fragmentos que van encajando, conforman la descripcion minuciosa de un envilecimiento colectivo, el repaso de todos los caminos que hacen desembocar a un pueblo entero en la frustracion.

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Aug
7
AMY BLOOM (Thursday, August 7 at 7:30pm)
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Amy Bloom

Thursday, August 7, 7:30 p.m.

Lucky us

“My father’s wife died. My mother said we should drive down to his place and see what might be in it for us.”

So begins this remarkable novel by Amy Bloom, whose critically acclaimed away was called “a literary triumph” (The New York Times). Lucky us is a brilliantly written, deeply moving, fantastically funny novel of love, heartbreak, and luck.

Disappointed by their families, Iris, the hopeful star and Eva the sidekick, journey through 1940s America in search of fame and fortune.

Lucky us indeed—another Amy Bloom book. And, if it’s possible, even more powerful and affecting than her last novel, Away. This is a poignant book that manages to be funny, an unflinching portrait that manages to be tender, a tough story that manages to also have jazz and grace. Bloom is a great writer who keeps stepping into new territory, entirely unafraid. She is one of America’s unique and most gifted literary voices.”—Colum McCann

"...At its core, this is a novel of resilience, with the war serving as both a life-changing event and no more than the background noise of an impoverished existence. Full of intriguing characters and lots of surprises…readers of literary fiction and 20th-century historical, as well as fans of wacky humor, will find it an excellent choice.” —*STARRED REVIEW* Library Journal

Amy Bloom is the author of away, a novel, and two collections of prize-winning stories: Come to Me and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You. She is a psychotherapist and teaches creative writing at Yale, where she is a Fellow of Calhoun College.

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Aug
12
Workshop: BOB BRAHAM (Tuesday, August 12 at 7:30pm)
Workshop: Bob Braham

Tuesday, August 12, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

OMG I Need a Job: A Practical Guide to Finding a Great Job in Any Economy

In today’s job market, landing a great employment opportunity can seem brutal. However, no matter what the current economy may indicate, the chance of becoming employed is well within your reach. That is, if you have a effective plan in motion. Now, seasoned senior executive, Bob Braham, draws from decades of experience in both the hiring and job hunting process to give you the roadmap that will lead to a highly desirable position.

No-nonsense and results-driven, this book will give you the information and inspiration you need to become the master of your own destiny and the architect of your own resume. It’s required reading for anyone who is committed to creating a gratifying career, one plum job at a time.

This workshop highlights one of the critical chapters of the book. "Networking to Uncover the Hidden Job Market" covers several aspects of how to network to get started and find terrific jobs that generally are not posted for public consumption. This eliminates most of the competition and positions the candidate in the best light. Topics include preparing a "tool kit' for networking, preparing a networking plan, and a script to show that anyone can have great networking discussions. It's a fun and highly interactive session which gives participants new confidence about their job search process.

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Aug
13
DAVID BURNETT (Wednesday, August 13 at 7:30pm)
David Burnett

Wednesday, August 13, 7:30 p.m.

Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley

In 1976, while on assignment in Jamaica for Time magazine, David Burnett photographed Bob Marley for the first time, and Burnett became so entranced by Marley’s charisma that he continued to document the reggae king throughout his groundbreaking European “Exodus” tour. Burnett’s vision, coupled with Marley’s larger-than-life charisma, resulted in an amazing collection of images, only a handful of which appeared in the Time article. The other photos — more than 200 in all — appear for the first time in Soul Rebel.

This stunning visual biography offers a rare look at Marley’s personal life in Jamaica, as well as the exodus from his home country that culminated in his tragic death in 1981.

David Burnett launched his photographic career at Time Magazine in 1967. He covered the Vietnam War as a staff photographer for Life Magazine. In 1975, he co-founded Contact Press Images in New York. Traveling to more than 75 countries, Burnett has produced photographic essays for Time, Life, Fortune, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine.

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Aug
15
Lev Grossman (Friday, August 15 at unknown time)
Lev Grossman, The Magician's Land

author event.

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Aug
15
LEV GROSSMAN (Friday, August 15 at 7:30pm)
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Lev Grossman

Friday, August 15, 7:30 p.m.

The Magician's Land

The stunning conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy

“Poignant and messy, fearsome and beautiful—like a good magic spell, the final book in this trilogy is more than the sum of its parts. Also, damn. Just some of the best magic I have read, ever.” —Maggie Stiefvater

“Sink your mobile devices into the nearest wishing well and duct-tape your front door against gnomes, pollsters, and other distractions. The Magician’s Land is beckoning, and demands your full attention. Lev Grossman proves again that the costs and consolations of creation—both of Fillory and of this conclusion to his trilogy—are mighty forces. Quentin Coldwater, Grossman's Orpheus and his Abraham, his Yahweh and his Puck, enchants as few other Magicians can, or dare.” —Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Egg & Spoon

Lev Grossman is the book critic for Time magazine and the author of five novels, including the international bestseller Codex and the New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy. He's a graduate of Harvard and Yale.

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Aug
18
Fiction Book Club (Monday, August 18 at 7pm)
Monday, August 18, 7:00 p.m.

Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

On her twelfth birthday, Sierva Maria – the only child of a decaying noble family in an eighteenth-century South American seaport – is bitten by a rabid dog. Believed to be possessed, she is brought to a convent for observation. And into her cell stumbles Father Cayetano Delaura, who has already dreamed about a girl with hair trailing after her like a bridal train.

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Aug
21
Daniel J. Levitin (Thursday, August 21 at 7:30pm)
Daniel J. Levitin, The Organized Mind

bookstore. author event.

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Aug
24
MELISSA HART (Sunday, August 24 at 2pm)
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Melissa Hart

Sunday, August 24, 2:00 p.m.

Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family

Melissa Hart, a desperately lonely young divorcée and L.A. transplant, finds herself stranded in rainy Eugene, Oregon, working from home in the company of her two cats and two large mutts. At the local dog park, she meets a fellow dog owner named Jonathan. When he invites her to accompany him on a drive to Portland to retrieve six hundred pounds of frozen rats and a fledgling barred owl, sparks fly!

Wild Within is a delight, an uncommon braiding of family, heartbreak, romance, redemption, and—of course—raptors.” —Lyanda Lynn Haupt, author of Crow Planet and The Urban Bestiary

Melissa Hart grew up in Southern California and earned her B.A. in Literature from the College of Creative Studies at U.C. Santa Barbara. She earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Goddard College in Vermont. She is a nature and travel writer and the author of Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood. She teaches feature and travel writing at the University of Oregon.

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Sep
8
LAN CAO (Monday, September 8 at 7:30pm)
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Lan Cao

Monday, September 8, 7:30 p.m.

The Lotus and the Storm

Half a century after it began, the Vietnam War still has a hold on our national psyche. Lan Cao’s now-classic debut, Monkey Bridge, won her wide renown for “connecting . . . the opposite realities of Vietnam and America” (Isabel Allende). In her triumphant new novel, Cao transports readers back to the war, illuminating events central to twentieth-century history through the lives of one Vietnamese American family.

The Lotus and the Storm is part beautiful family saga, part coming-of-age story, part love story, but above all a searing indictment of the American campaign in Vietnam and its incalculable toll on generations past and future. A powerful read from start to end.” —Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner

Lan Cao is a novelist and a renowned expert in international law, trade, and economic development. A professor at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University, she lives in southern California.

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Sep
9
JONATHAN COE (Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30pm)
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Jonathan Coe

Tuesday, September 9, 7:30 p.m.

Expo 58

A comic spy caper and international love story, set in Europe in the middle of the last century, Expo 58 is the latest sublime creation by Jonathan Coe, hailed by Nick Hornby as “probably the best English novelist of his generation.”

“Handsome, unassuming Thomas Foley is an employee at the Central Office of Information whose particular biography (Belgian mother, pub-owning father) makes him just the man to oversee the “authentic British pub” that will be erected at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. It’s the first major expo after World War II, meant to signify unity, but there’s inevitable intrigue involving the U.S. and Soviet delegations.

Jonathan Coe is the author of The Winshaw Legacy and nine other novels. His many prizes include the Everyman Wodehouse Prize and the Samuel Johnson Prize.

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Sep
10
NEAL STEPHENSON and friends (Wednesday, September 10 at 7:30pm)
Techno-optimism: Neal Stephenson and friends

Wednesday, September 10, 7:30 p.m. Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future Panelists include Neal Stephenson, Annalee Newitz, Rudy Rucker, Keith Hjelmstad, and editors Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer

Is this the new Golden Age of science fiction? Good science fiction has the potential to act as a powerful social force as it did in the late 1930s and early 1940s. It has the power to inspire collaboration with professionals in science and engineering and opens up space for innovation and big ideas without the constriction of data and practicality. Join Neal Stephenson, best-selling science and speculative fiction writer and game designer, and five of today’s leading thinkers, writers, and visionaries for a discussion of the intersection of world-changing art and technology.

Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future is an anthology of stories that push the limits of our recognizable reality while avoiding the classic science fiction formula, namely a dystopia or technology that has advanced far beyond any recognizable relationship to our world. Hieroglyph aims to inspire production of new technologies to help solve the problems just beyond our current landscape.

Panelists Neal Stephenson, Annalee Newitz, Rudy Rucker, Keith Hjelmstad, and editors Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer will discuss Hieroglyph and exciting real-world applications of the science fiction genre.

Tickets will be available soon at Kepler's or click HERE to purchase tickets online.

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Sep
11
YA: ALAN GRATZ (Thursday, September 11 at 7pm)
YA: Alan Gratz

Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m. The League of Seven

The League of Seven is the first book in an action-packed, steampunk series by the acclaimed author of Samurai Shortstop, Alan Gratz.

In an alternate 1875 America electricity is forbidden, Native Americans and Yankees are united, and eldritch evil lurks in the shadows. Young Archie Dent knows there really are monsters in the world. His parents are members of the Septemberist Society, whose job it is to protect humanity from hideous giants called the Mangleborn.

Trapped in underground prisons for a thousand years, the giant monsters have been all but forgotten—but now they are rising again as the steam-driven America of 1875 rediscovers electricity, the lifeblood of the Mangleborn. When his parents and the rest of the Septemberists are brainwashed by one of the evil creatures, Archie must assemble a team of seven young heroes to save the world.

"Action, banter and steampunk-style tech aplenty...make this an appealingly fast-paced trilogy opener."—Kirkus Reviews

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Sep
12
SARAH J. MAAS in conversation with VERONICA ROSSI (Friday, September 12 at 7pm)
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YA Event: Sarah J. Maas in conversation with Veronica Rossi

Friday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.

Two of our favorite authors together for an unforgettable conversation - we couldn't be more excited!

Heir of Fire

Sarah J. Maas’ New York Times and USA Today bestselling Throne of Glass series has captured readers all over the world. Now, the bestselling series reaches new heights in this third installment.

Into The Still Blue

Into The Still Blue is the earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi's epic Under The Never Sky trilogy, and sequel to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Through The Ever Night.

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Sep
13
BookSwap featuring NATALIE BASZILE (Saturday, September 13 at 6:30pm)
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EAT, DRINK, TALK AND SWAP BOOKS: An Evening at Kepler's

Saturday, September 13, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

We're back after a long summer break, we've read a ton of books and can't wait to get together to talk about them.

If you're interested in spending an evening with fun, smart, creative and lit-minded souls, Kepler's has put together an event for you: a Book Swap. If not tempted by the good company and great atmosphere, be tempted by delicious food and free-flowing wine. Bring a book you love, one you can talk about all night and are willing to part with at the end of the evening.

You'll go home with a book highly recommended by another BookSwapper, a free Advanced Reader's Edition of a book from Kepler's, and some great suggestions to add to your never-ending 'Must Read' list. There are also rumors of surprise giveaways.

AND THAT'S NOT ALL! Because we're featuring Natalie Baszile and her debut novel Queen sugar. Yes, Natalie will be joining us to discuss her book about which O Magazine said, "In Queen sugar, two bulwarks of American literature Southern fiction and the transformational journeyare given a fresh take by talented first time novelist Natalie Baszile . . . the novel is a sensory experience, a tableau vivant that Baszile skillfully paints in a palette simultaneously subtle and bold. Queen sugar is a bright and enticing reminder that, sometimes, you can go home."

Come at 6:30 to mingle over drinks and munchies. We'll start the book discussions at 7pm and we'll wrap up the Book Swap festivities around 9pm.

Tickets are $25 and are now on sale in the store or from Brown Paper Tickets.

"Think cocktail party, with a bookish twist." - Litquake

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Sep
15
Spanish Book Club (Monday, September 15 at 7pm)
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Monday, September 15, 7:00 PM

Los Detectives Salvajes by Roberto Bolaño

Arturo Belano y Ulises Lima, dos quijotes modernos, salen tras las huellas de Cesárea Tinajero, la misteriosa escritora desaparecida en México en los años posteriores a la revolución. Esa búsqueda —el viaje y sus consecuencias— se prolonga durante veinte años, bifurcándose a través de numerosos personajes y continentes.

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Sep
16
DAN JURAFSKY (Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30pm)
Dan Jurafsky

Tuesday, September 16, 7:30 p.m. The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu

Did you know that ketchup, America’s national condiment, began as a fermented fish sauce from China’s Fujian province, and its linguistic origins are “ke” for fermented fish and “tchup” for sauce? Did you ever wonder why we eat toast for breakfast, but “toast” good health at dinner?

Dan Jurafsky introduces us to the origins of some of our most beloved foods and culinary customs, shedding light on little-known facts and serving up the sort of trivia that is guaranteed to tickle the taste buds of foodies far and wide. Jurafsky’s delightful stories, delivered in the form of a menu, uncover an atlas of pre-modern culinary influence.

Dan Jurafsky is Professor of Linguistics and Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He is the recipient of a 2002 MacArthur Fellowship, is the co-author with Jim Martin of the widely-used textbook "Speech and Language Processing", and co-created with Chris Manning one of the first massively open online courses, Stanford's course in Natural Language Processing.

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Sep
17
YA: He Said, She Said: WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN and MARK HUNTLEY PARSONS (Wednesday, September 17 at 7pm)
He Said, She Said YA Tour: Wendelin van Draanen and Mark Huntley Parsons

Wednesday, September 17, 7:00 p.m. Sammy Keyes and the Kiss Goodbye #18 Road Rash

Have you watched the movie Flipped? Have you read the Sammy Keyes series? Do you like mysteries? Are you a drummer? Do you work with your partner and want to strangle them? If you said yes to any of these questions, then you must come and hear Wendelin van Draanen, the author of over 30 novels for young readers, with the next installment of her Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning Sammy Keyes mystery series.

Joining her is her husband, Mark Huntley Parsons, with his debut novel about a teenage drummer who finds out what life is really like on tour with a rock band. This writing couple will discuss their books, the writing process, and how they've managed to share the same office for 20 years without bloodshed! It's going to be a blast!

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Sep
23
SARAH GRANGER in conversation with LISEN STROMBERG (Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30pm)
Sarah Granger in conversation with Lisen Stromberg

Tuesday, September 23, 7:30 p.m.

The Digital Mystique: How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower Your Life--Online and Off

While the Internet era is one that is frequently criticized as undermining our health, privacy, concentration, and ability to sustain real-world relationships, Granger takes a more optimistic and empowering view. She shares real-life stories and surprising facts about our lives—both online and off—to shed new and fascinating light on the positive effects of the digital media revolution, showing us how we can personally learn, grow, and thrive by engaging in our digitized world.

“A much-needed, comprehensive guide to defining our lives in the context of today’s digital age. With personal anecdotes and detailed tips, Sarah Granger sheds a beautiful light on many of the issues that have been on my mind, both personally and professionally.” (Randi Zuckerberg, New York Times bestselling author of Dot Complicated)

Sarah Granger is an award-winning digital media innovator who writes and speaks on how information technology impacts our lives and our world. A first-generation digital native, Granger has spent more than 25 years launching, building, and advising Internet and social media ventures. She has been featured on Good Morning America, CBS News, RT, and NPR. In 2012, she was recognized as a “40 Under 40” rising star by The Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Lisen Stromberg is an award-winning writer and journalist with a focus on women, economic development, and issues relevant to families and culture.

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Sep
24
Youth Event: OBERT SKYE (Wednesday, September 24 at 6:30pm)
Youth Event: Obert Skye

Wednesday, September 24, 6:30 p.m. Katfish

Rob Burnside’s life is in ruins. After his escapades with Pinocula and his resulting outrageous lies, everyone is fed up with him. In this Creature from My Closet book by Obert Skye, Rob needs help. And his science laboratory closet is there to give him a hand. Meet Katfish, a mashup of Katniss from the Hunger Games and the Little Mermaid. This girl is strong as nails and sports a tail.

Everyone at Rob's school is excited about an upcoming riff on the Hunger Games created by Principal Smelt: the Fun-ger Games. Rob is less excited because the principal and his mom have roped him into participating. But Katfish is sticking around to help Rob out with girl advice, Fun-ger Games tips, and how to get people to stop hating him. What could go wrong?

"Rob’s dry commentary on his family, school, and social life is sure to provoke laughs." —Publishers Weekly

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Sep
25
PREMIER EVENT: GAIL SHEEHY IN CONVERSATION WITH ANGIE COIRO (Thursday, September 25 at 7:30pm)
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Premier Event: Gail Sheehy in conversation with Angie Coiro

Thursday, September 25, 7:30 p.m.

Daring: My Passages

We are so excited to welcome Gail Sheehy, author of the classic New York Times bestseller Passages, the book that taught us all how to use our 20s, 30s, and beyond life crises as opportunities for change, on the release of her new memoir, Daring. Gail Sheehy and talk radio host, Angie Coiro will discuss Sheehy’s trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking “girl” journalist in the 1960s, to iconic guide for women and men seeking to have it all, to one of the premier political profilers of modern times.

Sheehy’s Daring is the result of following her own advice from Passages. This fascinating, no-holds-barred story is a testament to guts, resilience, smarts, and daring, and offers a bold perspective on all of life's passages.

Click HERE to order tickets online.

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Sep
30
DEBORAH RHODE (Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30pm)
Deborah Rhode

Tuesday, September 30, 7:30 p.m. What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement

What Women Want focuses on the policy agenda for women and explores virtually all of the major policy issues confronting women. Deborah L. Rhode brings to the discussion a broad array of interdisciplinary research as well as interviews with heads of leading women's organizations. Topics include employment and appearance discrimination, the gender gap in pay and leadership opportunities, work/family policies, childcare, divorce, same-sex marriage, sexual harassment, domestic violence, rape, trafficking, abortion, poverty, and political representation. Discussion focuses on the capacities and limits of law as a strategy for social change.

In an age where many women are reluctant to identify as feminists and the "war on women" is a potent political weapon, this path-breaking book explores how women can and should act on what they want.

Deborah L. Rhode is the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law and Director of the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession. She is the former director of Stanford's Institute for Research on Women and Gender. Her books on women include Justice and Gender, Speaking of Sex, Gender and Law, Women and Leadership, and The Beauty Bias.

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Oct
2
LAUREN OLIVER in conversation with JANDY NELSON (Thursday, October 2 at 7pm)
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Lauren Oliver in conversation with Jandy Nelson

Thursday, October 2, 7:00 p.m.

Two great talents with fabulous new books come together for this one-off powerhouse conversation.

Rooms Lauren Oliver, the New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy makes her brilliant adult debut with this mesmerizing story in the tradition of The Lovely Bones, Her Fearful Symmetry, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane—a tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways.

“A chilling ghost story, and much, much more: Rooms is a magnificent gothic fugue on the themes of longing and buried secrets.”-Lev Grossman, bestselling author of The Magicians Trilogy

I'll Give You the Sun Jandy Nelson, the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Sky Is Everywhere delivers a radiant novel of first love, family, loss, and betrayal that will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

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