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April is National Poetry Month - Last Week to Save 20% on Poetry!
Jim Powell - Tuesday, April 27
Jacqueline Winspear - Thursday, April 29
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Last Chance to Save!

It's the last week of April, and your last chance to save 20% on any poetry book purchase in honor of National Poetry Month. Come check out our great selection of poetry — for adults and children!

Substrate JIM POWELL will read from
Tuesday, April 27th 7 PM

Join us for an evening of poetry as Jim Powell reads from Substrate, gathering together three new collections. At the heart of this haunting yet accessible work is a sequence of poems that encompasses the cultural history of Northern California in a kaleidoscope of artifact, memento and observation. Diverse in theme, stance, tone, genre, and form, Powell's poems are characterized by lucidity and penetration, plainspoken intensity, compression, and depth.

"Together these poems are a marvel. Powell's subject is nothing less than how energy and power rise, decay, then reconstitute themselves in the human and natural worlds...An exhilarating book." — Frank Bidart, author of Desire

The Mapping of Love and Death JACQUELINE WINSPEAR will read from
The Mapping of Love and Death
Thursday, April 29th 7 PM

Bestselling writer Winspear's seventh Maisie Dobbs novel is based on a true story about the discovery of a collapsed dugout from World War I, which contained the bodies of a cartography team and their equipment. The story centers on Michael Clifton, a young American cartographer whose remains are dug up by a farmer in the Somme Valley, France. Michael's parents set out to find the author of the surviving love letters, signed only as "The English Nurse" or "Tennie." They appeal to London P.I. Dobbs for help, who determines from the autopsy that she's involved not only in a missing-person case, but a murder enquiry — Michael was bludgeoned to death with one of his surveying instruments.

"An engaging plot coupled with captivating characters makes this the best Dobbs novel to date. Highly recommended for historical mystery aficionados who enjoy intriguing whodunits wrapped in a wartime love story." — Library Journal

Coming in May...

  • JOSIE ISELIN will discuss
    Beach: A Book of Treasures
    Friday, May 21 at 7 PM

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