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Event highlights at Bookshop West Portal:
Amy Bloom reads Oct. 14th
Richard Blair and Kathleen Goodwin speak about California Trip, Oct. 16th
Vicki Tiernan reads from Almost Perfect, Oct. 23rd
New Knitting Classes at BookShop West Portal
Yoga Conference Coming Soon!



Amy Bloom author of Away
Tuesday, October 14th at 7:00 PM

Away is the epic and intimate story of young Lillian Leyb, a dangerous innocent, an accidental heroine. When her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian comes to America alone, determined to make her way in a new land. When word comes that her daughter, Sophie, might still be alive, Lillian embarks on an odyssey that takes her from the world of the Yiddish theater on New York's Lower East Side, to Seattle's jazz district, and up to Alaska, along the fabled Telegraph Trail toward Siberia.

“Echoes of Ragtime, Cold Mountain and Irving Howe's World of Our Fathers, in an amazingly dense, impressively original novel.” —Publishers Weekly



Upcoming Events At BookShop West Portal

Richard Blair and Kathleen Goodwin authors of California Trip
Thursday, October 16th at 7:00 PM

California Trip spans nearly 40 years... from Grace Slick onstage at Altamont to nude sunbathers on the San Mateo coast to rodeo performers in Guerneville to face-painted children at Make-A-Circus in Oakland. It's not just a picture postcard. As the title declares, it's a trip.” —Contra Costa Times

Vicki Tiernan reads her essay from Almost Perfect: Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them
Thursday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM

“This touching collection of essays isn't ‘almost’ anything--it clearly hits the mark. These courageous pets offer a shining example of what it means to not only rise to challenges, but to succeed with wags and purrs.” —Amy D. Shojai, Certified Animal Behavior Consultant

New Knitting Classes with Thea Grey

Be sure to check-out the full fall schedule, with 7 new classes at www.bookshopwestportal.com/knit.html.

“ Not only is Thea a patient and thorough teacher, she's enthusiastic and skilled in many different knitting techniques. She's helped me go beyond merely following patterns. ” —Rachella, Freelance Writer and Editor

Coming Soon...

6th Annual Yoga Journal San Francisco Conference
January 16-19th at the Hyatt Embarcadero


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