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Abraham Lincoln's Path to Reelection in 1864 FRED MARTIN
Abraham Lincoln's Path to Reelection in 1864
Thursday, April 10 at 7 PM

"Every person interested in Lincoln and his presidency should have this well-researched and well-written book in his/her library." - William C. Harris, author of Lincoln and the Border States

Political journalist and author Martin will share his illuminating account of the roots of Lincoln's success as president, culminating in his victory in the election of 1864. Using Lincoln's own words as well as those of his contemporaries, Martin demonstrates how Lincoln overcame his early background and became a skillful and ethical political leader who saved the Union and ended slavery.

Scent of Jasmine NITZA AGAM
Scent of Jasmine
Thursday, April 24 at 7 PM

Nitza Agam will discuss her memoir, a gripping story set in San Francisco and Israel of finding true love - only to face the shocking loss of her beloved to the Yom Kippur War in 1973. The pain is so unbearable that Agam must leave Israel. But the love and loss never leave her. She shares how she finds herself - as an adolescent, a young woman, a mother, a wife, and a writer.

Cool Gray City of Love GARY KAMIYA
Cool Gray City of Love
Saturday, May 3 at 7 PM

Join us as we celebrate California Bookstore Day with a very special event featuring Gary Kamiya, author of Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco. The lifelong Bay Area resident and co-founder of "Salon" has created a kaleidoscopic love letter to one of the world's great cities.

And the Dark Sacred Night JULIA GLASS
And the Dark Sacred Night
Thursday, May 8 at 7 PM

In her new novel, the award-winning author of Three Junes weaves together the lives of four unforgettable characters - including Fenno McLeod, the beloved Three Junes protagonist - in a story about family secrets, the choices that shape our destinies, the need for forgiveness, and the surprisingly changeable meaning of family.

Jack of Spies
Thursday, May 22 at 7 PM

The British author of six books in the John Russell espionage series, including Zoo Station and Silesian Station, Downing's new espionage novel takes readers back across oceans and continents, steamliners and cross-country trains, to the dawn of that most fascinating of 20th century characters - the spy. Downing will be introduced by Cara Black.

The Year She Left Us KATHRYN MA
The Year She Left Us
Thursday, June 5 at 7 PM

Meet Kathryn Ma, who will read from her powerful first novel that explores the promise and pain of adoption, the price of assimilation and achievement, the debt we owe to others, and what we owe to ourselves. Publishers Weekly calls the debut "a sweeping success, a standout from the many novels about Chinese assimilation and the families of Chinese immigrants."

The Care and Management of Lies JACQUELINE WINSPEAR
The Care and Management of Lies
Thursday, July 24 at 7 PM

"In this dazzling novel Jacqueline Winspear writes irresistibly about the First World War, both in the trenches of France and the fields of England. Her characters walk off the page and into our imaginations, as we fight with them, farm with them, cook with them. I devoured this book." - Margot Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy

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