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Life Life
by Keith Richards Now in paperback!

The long-awaited autobiography of the guitarist, songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones is now available in paperback.

“[A] high-def, high-velocity portrait of the era when rock 'n' roll came of age, a raw report from deep inside the counterculture maelstrom of how that music swept like a tsunami over Britain and the United States....Mr. Richards has found a way to channel to the reader his own avidity, his own deep soul hunger for music and to make us feel the connections that bind one generation of musicians to another. Along the way he even manages to communicate something of that magic, electromagnetic experience of playing on stage with his mates, be it in a little club or a huge stadium.” - Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me
by Chelsea Handler

“My tendency to make up stories and lie compulsively for the sake of my own amusement takes up a good portion of my day and provides me with a peace of mind not easily attainable in this economic climate.” - Chelsea Handler

It's no lie: Chelsea Handler loves to smoke out "dumbassness," the condition people suffer from that allows them to fall prey to her brand of complete and utter nonsense. Friends, family, and co-workers have all been tricked by Chelsea into believing stories of total foolishness and into behaving like total fools. Luckily, they've lived to tell the tales and, for the very first time, write about them.

I'll Be There I'll Be There
by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Everyone whose path you cross in life has the power to change you - sometimes in small ways, and sometimes in ways greater than you could have ever known.

Raised by an unstable father who keeps constantly on the move, Sam Border has long been the voice of his silent younger brother, Riddle. But everything changes when Sam meets Emily Bell and, welcomed by her family, the brothers are faced with normalcy for the first time.

Beautifully written and emotionally profound, Sloan's debut young adult novel deftly explores the idea of human connection.

Saints and Sinners: Stories Saints and Sinners: Stories
by Edna O'Brien

“In her best stories, O'Brien conveys the trajectory of a life so seamlessly that we almost forget these are words on a page. Her longtime readers will be pleased, and those encountering her stories for the first time will be grateful for a wonderful find.” — Library Journal

With her inimitable gift for describing the workings of the heart and mind, O'Brien introduces a vivid new cast of restless, searching people who - whether in the Irish countryside or London or New York - remind readers of their own humanity.

The War Lovers The War Lovers
by Evan Thomas

This intriguing examination of the pull that war has on men is a moving saga of courage, ambition, and broken friendships with a provocative relevance to today.

On February 15, 1898, the USS "Maine" exploded in Havana Harbor.The sinking of the "Maine" was just the provocation Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt was looking for. Along with his friend Senator Henry Cabot Lodge and his rival, newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst, Roosevelt began stirring the public's desire for war against Spain. He was soon charging up San Juan Hill in Cuba with his Rough Riders in a tragi-comic campaign that marked America's emergence as an empire abroad.Through the perspective of five larger-than-life characters - war lovers Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and two prominent doves, House Speaker Thomas Reed and philosopher William James - the author portrays a pivotal chapter in American history.

Coming Up Next Week:

The Translator's Sister MARY WINEGARDEN will read from The Translator's Sister
Tuesday, May 17 at 7 PM

Join us for a very special evening of poetry and prose, featuring Mary Winegarden and two of her colleagues from San Francisco State University.

Winegarden will read from The Translator's Sister, her response to the unexpected death of her sister, Katharine Washburn, who was working on her first novel, The Translator's Apology, when she died in March 2000. Using phrases from Washburn's work as her foil, Winegarden creates a moving meditation on the bonds of sisterhood. Crossing boundaries between prose and poetry, fiction and memoir, The Translator's Sister resonates with the intimacy and humor of remembered details, with loss translated into art.

SFSU writers Jennifer Arin and Julyan Peard will also read from their recent works.

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