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Instant Love - Cover

Instant Love
Wednesday, June 28th at 7 PM

Popular blogger and journalist Jami Attenberg's first collection of stories, Instant Love, explores what it means to be in love and what it means to be lonely -- and particularly, both at the same time.

The Whole World Over

The Whole World Over
Saturday, July 8th at 7 PM

Julia Glass burst onto the literary scene with Three Junes, which won the 2002 National Book Award for Fiction. She follows up that memorable debut with another moving, accomplished novel about the accidents small and large that determine our choices in love.

Talking Right

Talking Right
Monday, July 10th at 7 PM

In his new book, Talking Right, Geoffrey Nunberg explores how modern linguistics has become a leading edge of the political fight, and how the Right is winning the battle time after time. It's the captivating, indignant, witty story of the "Great Relabeling" of American language, complete with thoughtful answers to the question on every liberal's mind: how do we turn the "Great Relabeling" to our advantage?

Paris Salon

A Paris Salon in San Franciso
Saturday, July 15 from 1-5 PM

Join Paris Through Expatriate Eyes director Terrance Gelenter, the doyenne of expatriate letters Diane Johnson, and local mystery writer Cara Black for an informal discussion of the City of Light and books about Paris. There will be complimentary wine, cheese, charcuterie and hourly raffles of French goodies -- books, CDs, and DVDs.

Terrance Gelenter is the founder and director of Paris Through Expatriate Eyes.

Diane Johnson is the author of many books including, Into a Paris Quarter and Le Divorce.

Cara Black's most recent mystery is Murder in Montmartre.

Shape Your Self Bookjacket

Shape Your Self
Sunday, July 16 at 12 NOON

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova is known for her superb conditioning and fitness. Now, as she nears 50, this amazing athlete reveals her step-by-step, age-defying formula. Shape Your Self offers simple techniques, tips and small lifestyle changes that will enable anyone to improve their mind, body and spirit.

Whose Freedom? Bookjacket

Whose Freedom? The Battle over America's Most Important Idea
Tuesday, July 18 at 7 PM

A world-renowned linguist, George Lakoff brings to this new book his clear-eyed talent for careful analysis, focusing on the most important word in our political vocabulary -- freedom. But Whose Freedom? The Battle over America's Most Important Idea offers more than mere analysis; it is a manifesto and a user's manual for progressives.