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The Far Away Brothers LAUREN MARKHAM
In conversation with Katie Annand of Kids in Need of Defense
The Far Away Brothers
Wednesday, November 8 at 7 PM

"One of the most searing books on illegal immigration since Sonia Nazario's Enrique's Journey." - Kirkus Reviews

In her urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration, journalist Lauren Markham follows 17-year-old twin brothers as they escape the violence of El Salvador and journey across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert, into the hands of immigration authorities, and ultimately to their estranged older brother's custody in Oakland, CA. Markham, who encountered Raul and Ernesto Flores while working to assist young immigrants at an Oakland school district, explores how they fight to survive, to stay, and to belong.

Don't miss this timely and compassionate discussion!

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The Wine Lover's Daughter: A Memoir ANNE FADIMAN
The Wine Lover's Daughter: A Memoir
Saturday, November 11 at 7 PM

The award-winning author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down will discuss her new memoir, The Wine Lover's Daughter, in which she examines -- with all her characteristic wit and feeling -- her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, editor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine.

Anne Fadiman traces the arc of her father's infatuation, from the glass of cheap Graves he drank in Paris in 1927, through the Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 1904 he drank to celebrate his eightieth birthday (when he and the bottle were exactly the same age), to the wines that sustained him in his last years, when he was blind but still buoyed, as always, by hedonism.

Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing VICTORIA SWEET
Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing
Friday, November 17 at 7 PM

Please join us for an evening with the award-winning author of God's Hotel, who will discuss a radical new understanding of how medicine is best practiced.

Over the years that Victoria Sweet has been a physician, "healthcare" has replaced medicine, "providers" look at their laptops more than at their patients, and costs keep soaring - all in the ruthless pursuit of efficiency. Yet the remedy that economists and policy makers continue to miss is also miraculously simple. Good medicine takes more than amazing technology; it takes time -- time to respond to bodies as well as data, time to arrive at the right diagnosis and the right treatment.

Saturday & Sunday, November 18 & 19
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