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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

Tom Cole will share the unique and rowdy tale of San Francisco with its legendary cast of characters. His bestselling book, A Short History of San Francisco, is back in print with a new afterword.

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!

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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 this Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter, who will discuss his new book, A Deadly Wandering.

In an exploration of technology's vast influence on the human mind and society, Matt Richtel examines the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving. Richtel follows Shaw through the tragedy, the police investigation, prosecution, and ultimately, his redemption.

Some Luck
Thursday, October 23rd at 7 PM

We are pleased to welcome Jane Smiley, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for A Thousand Acres (1991), who will read from her powerful new novel.

Some Luck is an engrossing story 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.

On their Iowa farm, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different children. As the Langdons branch out from Iowa to both coasts of America, the personal and the historical merge seamlessly.

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