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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ARC Review: Age Of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan

Please Note:  I received an advance reader's copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  This did not influence the opinions of my review in any way.

Synopsis (From Goodreads):
n Age of Myth, fantasy master Michael J. Sullivan launched readers on an epic journey of magic and adventure, heroism and betrayal, love and loss. Now the thrilling saga continues as the human uprising is threatened by powerful enemies from without—and bitter rivalries within.

Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but long-standing enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against a common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess makes the Fhrey indistinguishable from gods?

The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feels nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind. With time running out, Persephone leads the gifted young seer Suri, the Fhrey sorceress Arion, and a small band of misfits in a desperate search for aid—a quest that will take them into the darkest depths of Elan. There, an ancient adversary waits—an enemy as surprising as it is deadly.


Review:
About a year ago, I was fortunate enough to be approved for the ARC of Age of Myth, by Michael J. Sullivan.  I loved the characters, and epic storytelling.  My only frustration was that the story ended and I would need to wait a year to read the next installment!

I finally was able to receive the ARC of the next book in the series, Age of Swords, and it was worth the wait!  Everything that I loved about the first book is amplified in the next.  Plus, the characters journey on an epic adventure worthy of The Lord of the Rings, trilogy.

What I Liked:
Characters:
In a book where all the characters are preparing for war, you might be surprised that the focus of the story is on the many outstanding female characters.  Here are just a few of my favorites:

Persephone is the widow of the Rhune chieftain, Reglan, who is the obvious choice to succeed him.  Even in this patriarchal society, everyone can see Persephone is a strong leader (and was probably advising Reglan).  She is fiercely devoted to her clan, and will do whatever it takes to make sure they survive, even leading her people into a war with the Frhey. 

Arion is one of the Fhrey, an elf-like race of people that were thought (until recently) to be gods.  She is powerful in the "Art", which means she can manipulate the elements to do magic.  She is the natural enemy of the Rhune (primitive people), but has switched sides and is helping the Rhune to find a way to fight the Fhrey.  I enjoyed how she mentored Suri and became almost a big sister to her.  I think she embodied the spirit of sisterhood that some women are luck enough to tap for comfort and support.

Stunningly beautiful, Moya has been written off as nothing more than a whore.  But she longs to be useful and trains for combat so she can be Persephone's "Shield" (bodyguard).  I loved her spirit and determination.  She knows what others think of her.  And, while she is hurt, she pushes past everyone's perceptions of her to forge her own identity.

Roan is also a damaged soul.  The ex-slave has been through horrible abuse and can't stand to be even casually touched.  She is the group's tinkerer and comes to invent many useful devices for her people.  Reading about her bursts of inspiration was a delight.

Teen-aged Suri is the group's mystic and seems to possess Arion's talent for The Art.  She had the toughest journey in the novel, going from carefree child to an adult who must assume responsibility far too soon.  

Setting:
Although this is a fantasy novel, it seems to be set in the Bronze Age.  I loved this because of all the amazing technical innovations that the characters made throughout the book.  I also enjoyed the mix of historical fiction and fantasy.  It almost seems possible that in a time of world-changing discoveries (that must have seemed to be magic) there would be elves, demons, and gods.

Story:
I love storytelling which focuses on characters finding out who they are meant to be.  Discovering these talents is not always joyous.  It means sacrificing some desires to make room for the work of becoming your true self.  

In the book, several of the characters must travel to a faraway land in order to find what they need to defeat the Fhrey.  Everyone thinks they are fools to do it.  And those who go are tested beyond almost all reason.  But they emerge with wisdom, and are transformed.  I can't say more without revealing spoilers, but this is a Bronze Age road trip to end all road trips!

What I Didn't Like:

               
via GIPHY
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32337902-age-of-swords

https://www.amazon.com/Age-Swords-Legends-First-Empire/dp/1101965363/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500968046&sr=8-1&keywords=age+of+swords+michael+sullivan

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/age-of-swords-michael-j-sullivan/1126093488?ean=9781101965368

https://www.bookdepository.com/Age-Of-Swords-Michael-J-Sullivan/9781101965368?ref=grid-view&qid=1500968141968&sr=1-1



Rating: 




Release Date:  July 25th, 2017

Genre: Historical Fantasy

Pages:  512

Source:  NetGalley

Format:  ARC E-Book

Recommendation:  
I cannot recommend this book highly enough.  It is a sweeping tale of discovery in a mythical time.  The characters, story, and Bronze Age setting make this a highly entertaining second installment.  Can book three please come out soon?

 

 
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Monday, July 24, 2017

Bay Ara Book Events #56

Due to the enormous size of this list, I only show events about four weeks in advance.  There is also a master calendar that has all listings.

Bookstores in this list may include:  
A Great Good Place For Books (Oakland)
Barnes & Noble (various Bay Area Locations)
Books Inc. (various Bay Area Locations)
Book Passage (Corte Madera & San Francisco)
Borderlands Books (San Francisco)
Diesel, A Bookstore (Oakland) 
Green Apple Books (San Francisco)
Hicklebee's Children's Books (San Jose)
Kepler's Books (Menlo Park)
Mrs. Dalloway's (Berkeley)
Orinda Books (Orinda)
Pegasus Books (Berkeley & Oakland)
Point Reyes Bookstore (Point Reyes)
Rakestraw Books (Danville)
The Booksmith (San Francisco)
Town Center Books (Pleasanton)  

I am attempting to make this a one stop place to find book signings in the San Francisco Bay Area! I will mostly focus on YA books, but I will also include some general fiction if I think it will be of interest.  I do not list non-fiction books (There are simply too many events of those to list).  I think this is an extensive list, but there is always the possibility that I missed an event (Hey, I'm human). If you think there is an event that I should include, please leave me a note in the comments section. Thanks.

All  book graphics have links to GoodReads so you can check them out.

As always, it is a good idea to call the store a day or two before to confirm that the scheduled event is still on.  I have learned that these events change constantly.



Tuesday, July 25th, at 6:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32446949-the-punch-escrow?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Punch Escrow   
Author:  Tal M. Klein
Location:  Borderlands Books
Address:  866 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 824-8203 



Tuesday, July 25th, at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29939239-the-mentor?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Mentor   
Author:  Lee Matthew Goldberg 
Location:  Books Inc., (Berkeley)   
Address:  1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley   
Tel:  (510) 525-7777

 

Tuesday, July 25th, at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31748890-the-marriage-pact?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Marriage Pact 
Author:  Michelle Richmond
Location:  The Booksmith
Address:  1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
Tel: (415) 863-8688
 

Wednesday, July 26th, at 7:00pm
Hicklebee's Childrens Books Presents
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35518278-the-land-of-stories?from_search=true
Tickets $22 (includes signed book) Buy tickets here: Eventbrite  
Book:  The Land Of Stories: Worlds Collide   
Author:  Chris Colfer 
Location:  Hammer Theater Center  
Address:  101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose   
Tel:  (408) 292-8880 (Hicklebee's)

Wednesday, July 26th at 7:00pm
Launch Party
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32446949-the-punch-escrow?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Punch Escrow   
Author:  Tal M. Klein   
Location:  Books Inc.,  (Mountain View)   
Address:  301 Castro Street, Mountain View   
Tel: (650) 428-1234


 
Wednesday, July 26th, at 7:30pm
Literary Pachanga: 
Showcasing three Chicano Authors & a singer-songwriter
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27282562-angel-park?from_search=true



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31580899-fight-like-a-man-and-other-stories-we-tell-our-children?ac=1&from_search=true

Authors: Alan Chazaro (Iron Horse Literary Review), Roberto F. Santiago (Angel Park), Christine Granados (Fight Like A Man And Other Stories We Tell Our Children)   
Musician:  Alyssa Granados (Dreamers Paradise)
Location:  Pegasus Books - Downtown 
Address:  2349 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley   
Tel: (510) 649-1320
 



 Wednesday, July 26th, at 7:30pm

Book:  Less
Author:  Andrew Sean Greer 
Location:  The Booksmith 
Address:  1644 Haight Street, San Francisco 
Tel:  (415) 863-8688 
 

Thursday, July 27, at 7:00pm


Book:  Less 
Author:  Andrew Sean Greer
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960

Thursday, July 27th, at 7:00pm

NYMBC Presents

The YA Road Trip Panel

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30171404-grace-and-the-fever?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26594801-the-education-of-margot-sanchez?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31145133-i-believe-in-a-thing-called-love?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30364140-piper-perish?ac=1&from_search=true



Authors:  Maurene Goo (I Believe in a Thing Called Love), Kayla Cagen (Piper Perish), Lilliam Rivera (The Education of Margot Sanchez), Zan Romanoff (Grace and the Fever)
Location:  Books Inc., Opera Plaza
Address:  601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 776-1111


Thursday, July 27th, at 7:30pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30971622-the-last-cowboys-of-san-geronimo?from_search=true
Book:  The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo
Author:  Ian Stansel
Location:  Green Apple Books on The Park
Address:  1231 9th Ave., San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 742-5833


Saturday, July 29th, at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32259911-first-we-were-iv?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  First We Were IV
Author:  Alexandra Sirowy
Location:  A Great Good Place For Books
Address:  6120 LaSalle Ave., Oakland
Tel: (510) 339-8210


Sunday, July 30th, at 1:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35251427-race-to-radar?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  Race To Radar
Author:  Richard Black
Location:  Orinda Books
Address:  276 Village Square, Orinda
Tel:  (925) 254-7606


Sunday, July 30th, at 2:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31450666-the-cartel-7?ac=1&from_search=true


 Ashely and JaQuavis are authors of over 30 novels, and they are the youngest African-American writers to ever debut on the prestigious New York Times list.
Book:  The Cartel 7: Illuminati: Roundtable Of Bosses
Authors: Ashley & JaQuavis
Location:  Barnes & Noble (Emeryville)
Address:  5604 Bay Street, Emeryville
Tel: (510) 547-0905


Tuesday, August 1st, at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35624127-shadow-of-athena

Book:  Shadow Of Athena
Author:  Elena Douglas
Location:  Books Inc., Berkeley
Address:  1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
Tel: (510) 525-7777


Tuesday, August 1st, at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32969127-on-her-majesty-s-frightfully-secret-service?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service
Author:  Rhys Bowen
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415)  927-0960


Tuesday, August 1st, at 7:30pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32768285-forever-on?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Forever On
Author:  Rob Reid
Location: The Booksmith
Address:  1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415)  863-8688


Tuesday, August 1st at 7:30pm

In Conversation with Mauro Javier Cardenas

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31574747-dear-cyborgs?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Dear Cyborgs
Author:  Eugine Lim
Location:  Green Apple Books on The Park
Address:  1231 9th Ave., San Francisco
Tel: (415) 742-5833


Tuesday, August 1st, at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31748890-the-marriage-pact?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Marriage Pact
Author:  Michelle Richmond
Location:  Kepler's Books
Address:  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Tel: (650) 324-4321


Wednesday, August 2nd, at 7:00pm



Book:  Miles Morales (Spider-Man)
Author:  Jason Reynolds
Location:  Kepler's Books
Address:  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Tel:  (650) 324-4321


Wednesday, August 2nd, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31748890-the-marriage-pact?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Marriage Pact
Author:  Michelle Richmond
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960


Thursday, August 3rd, at 11:30am

Read It & Eat It


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33155777-fierce-kingdom?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31748890-the-marriage-pact?ac=1&from_search=true

Reservations required!
$15.00 reservation


Included with reservation:
15% off one of the author's books
OR 20% off BOTH books

Book:  The Marriage Pact
Author:  Michelle Richmond
Book:  Fierce Kingdom
Author:  Gin Phillips
Location:  Town Center Books
Address:  555 Main Street, Pleasanton
Tel: (925) 846-8826


Thursday, August 3rd, at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27876766-the-gentleman?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Gentleman
Author:  Forrest Leo
Location:  Rakestraw Books
Address:  3 Railroad Ave., Danville
Tel: (925) 837-7337


Thursday, August 3rd, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27867517-beast?from_search=true

Book:  Beast
Author:  Paul Kingsnorth
Location:  Diesel, A Bookstore (Oakland)
Address:  5433 College Ave., Oakland
Tel: (510) 653-9965


Thursday, August 3rd, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33358209-the-readymade-thief?ac=1&from_search=true

Book: The Readymade Thief
Author: Augustus Rose
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960


Friday, August 4th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27867517-beast?from_search=true

Book:  Beast
Author:  Paul Kingsnorth

Location:  Point Reyes Books
Address:  11315 State Route 1, Point Reyes Station
Tel:  (415) 663-1542



Friday, August 4th, at 7:30pm

With Anne Archer

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34649845-the-trial-of-prisoner-043?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Trial Of  Prisoner 043
Author:  Terry Jastrow
Location:  The Bindery
Address:   1727 Haight Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 863-8688


Saturday, August 5th, at 1:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32445647-slipsliding-by-the-bay?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Slipsliding By The Bay
Author:  Barbara McDonald, PhD
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960


Saturday, August 5th, at 2:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31145040-royal-crush?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Royal Crush: From The Notebooks of a Middle School Princess
Author:  Meg Cabot
Location:  Kepler's Books
Address:  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Tel:  (650) 324-4321


Saturday, August 5th, at 4:00pm

With Anne Archer

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34649845-the-trial-of-prisoner-043?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Trial Of  Prisoner 043
Author:  Terry Jastrow
Location:  Books Inc., (Opera Plaza)
Address:  601 Van Ness Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 776-1111


Saturday, August 5th, at 6:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32497573-everyone-s-a-aliebn-when-ur-a-aliebn-too?ac=1&from_search=true

Book: Everyone's a Alienb When Ur a Aliebn Too
Author:  Jonny Sun
Location:  The Booksmith
Address:  1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 863-8688


Saturday, August 5th, at 7:00pm

SheWrites Press Presents

Mystery Authors Panel:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34896185-last-seen?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34888955-oink?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26779742-the-tolling-of-mercedes-bell?ac=1&from_search=true

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25952659-murder-under-the-bridge?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31921283-cut?from_search=true

Books:  
Last Seen: A Dr. Pepper Hunt Mystery (J.L. Doucette)   
The Tolling Of Mercedes Bell (Jennifer Dwight) Oink: A Food For Thought Mystery (J.L. Newton) Cut: A Medical Murder Mystery (Amy S. Peele) Murder Under The Bridge: A Palestine Mystery (Kate Raphael)
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960


Sunday, August 6th, at 4:00pm

With Anne Archer

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34649845-the-trial-of-prisoner-043?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Trial Of  Prisoner 043
Author:  Terry Jastrow
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960 


Monday, August 7th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32969045-the-goddesses?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Goddesses
Author:  Swan Huntley
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960



Monday, August 7th, at 7:30pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32740062-watch-me-disappear?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Watch Me Disappear
Author:  Janelle Brown
Location:  Kepler's Books
Address:  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Tel: (650) 324-4321 


Monday, August 7th, at 7:30pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33358209-the-readymade-thief?ac=1&from_search=true

Book: The Readymade Thief
Author: Augustus Rose
Location:  Green Apple Books On The Park
Address:  1231 9th Ave., San Francisco
Tel: (415) 742-5833


Tuesday, August 8th, at 6:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30116958-the-epic-crush-of-genie-lo?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Epic Crush of Genie Lo
Author:  F.C. Yee
Location:  Book Passage, Sausalito
Address:  100 Bay Street, Sausalito
Tel:  (415) 339-1300


Tuesday, August 8th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27876766-the-gentleman?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Gentleman
Author:  Forrest Leo
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960


Tuesday, August 8th, at 7:00pm
SheWrites Press Presents

Mystery Authors Panel:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34896185-last-seen?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34888955-oink?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26779742-the-tolling-of-mercedes-bell?ac=1&from_search=true

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25952659-murder-under-the-bridge?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31921283-cut?from_search=true

Books:  
Last Seen: A Dr. Pepper Hunt Mystery (J.L. Doucette)   
The Tolling Of Mercedes Bell (Jennifer Dwight) Oink: A Food For Thought Mystery (J.L. Newton) Cut: A Medical Murder Mystery (Amy S. Peele) Murder Under The Bridge: A Palestine Mystery (Kate Raphael)
Location:  Books Inc., (Palo Alto)
Address:  855 El Camino Real #74, Palo Alto
Tel: ( 650) 321-6069


Tuesday, August 8th, at 7:30pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32670125-the-clockwork-dynasty?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Clockwork Dynasty
Author:  Daniel H. Wilson
Location:  The Booksmith
Address:  1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 863-8688


Tuesday, August 8th, at 7:30pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31932891-the-last-neanderthal?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Last Neanderthal
Author:  Claire Cameron
Location:  Green Apple Books on the Park
Address:  1231 9th Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 742-5833


Wednesday, August 9th, at 7:00pm
In Conversation with
Meg Waite Clayton
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23460961-the-race-for-paris?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31748890-the-marriage-pact?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Marriage Pact
Author:  Michelle Richmond
Book:  The Race For Paris
Author:  Meg Waite Clayton
Location:  Books Inc., Burlingame
Address:   1375 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame
Tel: (650) 685-4914


Thursday, August 10th, at 7:00pm


Book:  Less
Author:  Andrew Sean Greer
Location:  Rakestraw Books
Address:  3 Railroad Ave., Danville
Tel:  (925) 837-7337


Thursday, August 10th, at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21945597-two-roads-from-here?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Two Roads From Here
Author:  Teddy Steinkellner
Location:  Books Inc., Opera Plaza
Address:  601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 776-1111 


Saturday, August 12th, at 4:00pm
YA Author's Event


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25062038-little-lion?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32957193-when-i-am-through-with-you?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  When I am Through With You
Author:  Stephanie Kuehn
Book: Little & Lion
Author:  Brandy Colbert
Location:  Mrs. Dalloway's Books
Address:  2904 College Ave., Berkeley
Tel: (510) 704-8222


Sunday, August 13th, at 3:00pm
Publication Party
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33921121-venetian-blood?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  Venetian Blood
Author:  Christine Evelyn Volker
Location:  Diesel, A Bookstore, Oakland
Address:  5433 College Ave., Oakland
Tel: (510) 653-9965


Sunday, August 13th, at 6:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33350691-show-her-a-flower-a-bird-a-shadow?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Show Her a Flower, A Bird, A Shadow
Author:  Peg Alford Pursell
Location:  Point Reyes Books
Address: 11315 State Route 1, Point Reyes Station
Tel:  (415) 663-1542



Monday August 14th, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33230889-the-good-daughter?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Good Daughter
Author: Karin Slaughter
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960  


Tuesday, August 15th, at 6:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33275357-new-people?from_search=true

Book:  New People
Author:  Danzy Senna
Location:  Book Passage (San Francisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 835-1020 

Tuesday, August 15th, at 7:00pm
in Conversation with Stephanie Garber
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29359948-a-map-for-wrecked-girls?ac=1&from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27883214-caraval?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  A Map For Wrecked Girls
Author:  Jessica Taylor
Book:  Caraval
Author: Stephanie Garber
Location:  Kepler's Books
Address:  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Tel:  (650) 324-4321

Tuesday, August 15th at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33946142-a-kind-of-freedom?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  A Kind Of Freedom
Author:  Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Location:  Diesel, A Bookstore
Address:  5433 College Avenue, Oakland
Tel:  (510) 653-9965
 
Tuesday, August 15th, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26015419-the-bequest?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Bequest
Author:  Nancy Boyarsky
Location:  Books Inc., Palo Alto
Address:  855 El Camino Real #74, Palo Alto
Tel:  (650) 321-0600 

Tuesday, August 15th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32497550-the-quiet-child?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  The Quiet Child
Author:  John Burley
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960 

Wednesday, August 16th, at 6:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33584812-mrs-fletcher?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Mrs. Fletcher
Author:  Tom Perrotta
Location:  Book Passage (San Francisco)
Address:  1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 835-1020

Wednesday, August 16th, at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32497550-the-quiet-child?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Quiet Child
Author:  John Burley
Location:  Books Inc., Mountain View
Address:  301 Castro Street, Mountain View
Tel:  (650) 428-1234 

Wednesday, August 16th, at 7:00pm
in Conversation with Meg Waite Clayton

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32332878-pages-for-her?from_search=true  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23460961-the-race-for-paris?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Pages For Her
Author:  Sylvia Brownrigg
Book:  The Race For Paris
Author:  Meg Waite Clayton
Location:  Books Inc., Palo Alto
Address:  855 El Camino Real #74, Palo Alto
Tel:  (650) 321-0600 

Wednesday, August 16th, at 7:30pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33155775-the-future-won-t-be-long?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Future Won't Be Long
Author:  Jarett Kobek
Location:  The Booksmith
Address:  1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
Tel: (415) 863-8688

Thursday, August 17th, at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33921121-venetian-blood?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Venetian Blood
Author:  Christine Evelyn Volker
Location:  Books Inc., Opera Plaza
Address:  601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 776-1111

Thursday, August 17th, at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32920254-girl-in-snow?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Girl In Snow
Author:  Danya Kukafka
Location:  The Booksmith
Address:  1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 863-8688

Thursday, August 17th, at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32336175-things-that-happened-before-the-earthquake?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Things That Happened Before The Earthquake
Author:  Chiara Barzini
Location:  Green Apple Books on the Park
Address:  1231 9th Ave., San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 742-5833

Sunday, August 20th, at 3:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31702782-shattered-minds?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Shattered Minds
Author:  Laura Lam
Location:  Borderlands Books
Address:  866 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 824-8203

Sunday, August 20th, at 4:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32445637-american-family?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  American Family
Author:  Catherine Marshall Smith
Location:  Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel:  (415) 927-0960

 
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