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Saturday, September 6 from 8:15 AM to 5:30 PM
Unitarian Universalist Center (1187 Franklin Street at Geary)

Keynote speaker: Adam Hochschild, author of To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion 1914-1918

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Yoga of the Impossible DIANE FRANK
Yoga of the Impossible
Tuesday, September 9 at 7 PM

We are pleased to welcome the Pulitzer-prize nominated author of Blackberries in the Dream House, who will read from her new book, a story told through the soul of a sculptor who lives her life as a contemporary Aphrodite in a society that is morally profane.

"Yoga of the Impossible is clearly written by a poet. The language is spare, allowing the images and story to come alive. Like Blackberries in the Dream House, the novel is infused with a sense of magic as it reveals the life of a sculptor who loves to create art as much as she lets her experiences mold and transform her." - Stewart Florsheim, author of The Short Fall from Grace

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A Short History of San Francisco TOM COLE
A Short History of San Francisco
Thursday, September 18th at 7:00 PM

Cole will share the unique & rowdy tale of San Francisco with its legendary cast of characters. Here are the Indians and the Spanish missions, the arrival of thousands of gold seekers and gamblers, crackbrains and dreamers, the building of the transcontinental railroad and the cable car, labor strife and political shenanigans, the 1906 earthquake and fire, two World Wars, two World's Fairs, two great bridges, the beatniks and hippies and New Left.

A new afterword from Tom Cole brings the city into the 21st Century - a time just as hectic, experimental and opportunistic as its rambunctious past!

City of Ghosts KELLI STANLEY
City of Ghosts
Tuesday, September 23rd at 7 PM

Kelli Stanley will read from her most thrilling novel yet in her award-winning series, featuring P.I. Miranda Corbie.

In City of Ghosts, Miranda is determined to find the truth about a murder, a Nazi spy, and her own troubling past, taking her on a journey through sordid back alleys and art gallery halls, from drag dress nightclubs to a Nazi costume ball, from San Francisco to Reno, the Biggest Little City in the World.

A Deadly Wandering
A Deadly Wandering
Thursday, October 2nd at 7 PM

Meet the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter, who will discuss his new book - an exploration of technology's vast influence on the human mind and society. Richtel examines the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving. He follows Shaw through the tragedy, the police investigation, prosecution, and ultimately, his redemption.

Some Luck
Thursday, October 23rd at 7 PM

Meet the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, who will read from her powerful new novel about the life and times of a remarkable family over three transformative decades in America - the first of an epic trilogy that spans a century in America.

On their Iowa farm, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different children: from Frank, the handsome, willful first born, and Joe, whose love of animals and the land sustains him, to Claire, who earns a special place in her father's heart.

Each chapter covers a single year, beginning in 1920, as American soldiers like Walter return home from World War I, and going up through the early 1950s, with the country on the cusp of enormous social and economic change. As the Langdons branch out from Iowa to both coasts of America, the personal and the historical merge seamlessly in this engrossing novel.

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