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In This Newsletter:
National Poetry Month - Last Week To Save 20% on All Poetry Books!
Mary Roach - Tuesday April 28th at 7:00 PM
Shawna Yang Ryan - Thursday April 30th at 7:00 PM
Many Author Events Planned For May!

Reminder: April is National Poetry Month. Bring a friend or family member and check out our poetry sections for adults and for children. This is the last week to save 20% on any poetry book purchase (offer good through the end of April).

Don't miss these great upcoming events this month:

BonkMARY ROACH will discuss
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Tuesday, April 28th at 7 PM

The bestselling author of Stiff ¬†has written an impeccably researched and hilarious tribute to "the men and women who dared" — dared to use hard science to search for better, more satisfying sex. Roach reveals the "occasionally noble, sporadically ghastly, ever surreal world" of researchers in the often mysterious and frustrating field of sexual physiology. Chapters include: "The Upsuck Chronicles," "The Lady's Boner," and "What Would Allah Say?"

Don't miss this entertaining event with "the funniest science writer in the country." (Burkhard Bilger, The New Yorker).

Water GhostsSHAWNA YANG RYAN will read from
Water Ghosts
Thursday, April 30th at 7 PM

Ryan's debut novel, a finalist for the 2008 Northern California Book Award, is a mesmerizing story of a community of Chinese immigrants in a small California town in 1928, and the ghosts who haunt them. A boat bearing three bedraggled Chinese women appears through the mists of the Sacramento Delta, throwing the community into confusion. As the lives of the townspeople become intertwined with the newly arrived women, a flood threatens to wash away the entire town, and the frightening power of these women from the mist is revealed.

Coming in May:

  • PHILIPP MEYER will read and discuss
    American Rust
    Tuesday, May 5th at 7 PM

    MCs: Elizabeth Stark and Joan Gelfand
    Writers Reading: Dana Fredsti & Cynthia Gentry (co-authors), Catherine Brady, and Jill Wolfson
    Thursday, May 7th at 7 PM

  • JANE GANAHL & contributing writers will read and discuss
    Single Woman of a Certain Age
    Tuesday, May 12th at 7 PM

    MCs: Joan Gelfand and Elizabeth Stark
    Writers Reading: Susan Freinkel, Maria Espinosa, and Meg Waite Clayton
    Thursday, May 14th at 7 PM

  • SCOTT NORTON will discuss
    Developmental Editing: A Handbook for Freelancers, Authors and Publishers
    Tuesday, May 19th at 7 PM

  • GEOFFREY NUNBERG will read from
    The Years of Talking Dangerously
    Wednesday, May 20 at 7 PM

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