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Peter Dale Scott and Freeman Ng present Poetry and Terror: Politics and Poetics in Coming to Jakarta
Peter Dale Scott and Freeman Ng present Poetry and Terror: Politics and Poetics in Coming to Jakarta, a study at many levels of Scott's long poem Coming to Jakarta. To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Poetry and Terror ($34.99 paperback) in advance by speaking to a bookseller. Coming to Jakarta is Scott's response to a midlife crisis triggered in part by his initial inability to share his knowledge and horror about American involvement in the great Indonesian massacre of 1965. In Poetry and…Find out more »
E.R. Razmipoor OFFSITE presenting The Ventriloquists, her much-anticipated debut novel inspired by true events, about a ragtag gang of journalists and resistance fighters risking everything for an elaborate scheme to undermine the Reich. "Magnetic... Sprawling and ambitious, with crisp pacing and fully realized characters, this will fascinate anyone looking for an unusual, enthralling war story." -- Publishers Weekly In this fast-paced historical thriller, twelve-year-old street orphan Helene survives by living as a boy and selling copies of the country's most popular newspaper, Le Soir,…Find out more »
Jean Fruth & Jeff Idelson present Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin. The evening includes a presentation by photographer Jean Fruth and retiring National Baseball Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson, on some of the legends in the book and the places they come from. Followed by a book signing. A matching donation of the book price ($60) will be donated to Oakland Little League for every book sold at this event. To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Grassroots Baseball ($60 hardcover) in advance by…Find out more »
L. John Harris launches his delightful new book, Café French: A Flâneur’s Guide to the Language, Lore and Food of the Paris Café.
L. John Harris launches his delightful new book, Café French: A Flâneur’s Guide to the Language, Lore and Food of the Paris Café. "L. John Harris's amusing and instructive book distills Parisian flânerie—that unique blend of urban strolling and conversing that fuses literary, spatial and historical life—with playful images, witty narrative and memorable quotations by and about the notorious flâneurs of yore."–W. Scott Haine, author of The World of the Paris Café To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Café French…Find out more »
Matt Maiocco, Brad Mangin & Brian Murphy present Letters to 87: Fans Remember the Legacy of Dwight Clark
Matt Maiocco, Brad Mangin & Brian Murphy present Letters to 87: Fans Remember the Legacy of Dwight Clark, a coffee table book featuring heartfelt letters from fans of the San Francisco 49ers hero, with essays by Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., Ronnie Lott, Joe Montana, Brian Murphy, and Kelly Clark. Letters to 87 also offers rare photos from Michael Zagaris, Brad Mangin, and John Storey. To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Letters to 87 by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on…Find out more »
Prerna Lal launching Unsung America: Immigrant Trailblazers and Our Fight for Freedom. Please join us for a most timely discussion. "Deeply insightful and intentionally detailed--Prerna Lal has conceived a text that breaks down the inner workings of the United States immigration system and the impact it has had on the lives of countless immigrants and families. Lal lays out a timeline both old and new, that vividly chronicles the birth and impact of certain policies, views, and opinions within the…Find out more »
Lawrence Weschler presents And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks, the untold story of the famous neurologist, his own most singular patient. "The story of Lawrence Weschler's faithful four-decade friendship with the amazing Oliver Sacks offers pleasures and amazements on every page. This loving but unblinking portrait will delight fans of Dr. Sacks as well as devotees of Weschler's always-pathfinding nonfiction."--Ian Frazier To reserve your seat in advance please purchase a copy of And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? by…Find out more »
To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Without Her in advance by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover below. When her old friend Hannah doesn't show up at her house in the south of France, everyone assumes that Claudia, who has known Hannah since their shared years at boarding school, will know where she is, and what has happened. But as Claudia travels from the USA to France to help Hannah's husband and children conduct their…Find out more »
Raina Telgemeier OFFSITE TICKETED EVENT presents Guts, a true story from the bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts. Telgemeier once again brings a thoughtful, charming, and funny tale about growing up and gathering the courage to face--and conquer--her fears. Stay tuned for further details about how to sign up to attend. Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm Event address: First Congregational Church of Berkeley 2345 Channing Way @ Dana St Berkeley, CA 94704Find out more »
Elaine Sciolino in Conversation with Thad Carhart discussing Sciolino’s new book The Seine: The River that Made Paris.
Elaine Sciolino in Conversation with Thad Carhart (and introduced by L. John Harris) discussing Sciolino's new book The Seine: The River that Made Paris. A soulful, transformative voyage along the body of water that defines the City of Light. Elaine Sciolino is the perfect guide to the world's most romantic river."--Lauren Collins To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of The Seine by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover. Elaine Sciolino came to Paris as a young foreign…Find out more »