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The Cooked Seed ANCHEE MIN
The Cooked Seed
Thursday, April 3 at 7 PM

"Min's indomitable and magnificent memoir spans the full spectrum of the human experience." - Booklist

Don't miss an evening with Anchee Min, author of the internationally bestselling memoir Red Azalea, who will discuss her eagerly awaited sequel, The Cooked Seed - now available in paperback. Min shares the next chapter of her life, going from the violence and deprivation of her homeland China to the sudden bounty of America - without language, money or a clear path.

"Min's indomitable and magnificent memoir spans the full spectrum of the human experience." - Booklist

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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

Political journalist and author Fred Martin has devoted the last 20 years to researching Abraham Lincoln at the Library of Congress, state historical societies, archives, and libraries across the nation. In his new book, Martin relates the story of the most important election in the history of the United States, when the fate of the Union and the emancipation of slaves were at stake. Step by step, he goes through Lincoln's presidency, and shows how Lincoln mastered language, and how his words changed public perspective, drove home emancipation, reignited the ideals of freedom, and saved democratic government.

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

Meet Nitza Agam, whose gripping memoir, set in San Francisco and Israel, crisscrosses the ocean as she finds 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. This is the tale of 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 with Gary Kamiya, author of Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco - a kaleidoscopic love letter to one of the world's great cities by a lifelong Bay Area resident and co-founder of "Salon."

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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