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Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and EvilJEFFREY MOUSSAIEFF MASSON
Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil
Tuesday, March 11 at 7 PM

Join us for an enlightening evening with bestselling author Masson (When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie About Love), whose new book offers an eye-opening account of the animals at the top of the food chain (orcas, big cats, sharks, etc.) and what they can teach us about the origins of good and evil in ourselves.

Reading by Katherine Hastings
Monday, March 17 at 7 PM

Join us as we celebrate the 11th Annual Crossroads Irish-American Festival with a very special poetry event, featuring Sonoma County Poet Laureate Katherine Hastings, who will read from her new collection Nighthawks.

Stay for some Irish soda bread and other tasty delights. This is a free event!

For more information about the festival and a schedule of events, visit:

Thursday, March 20 at 7 PM

Meet Outside correspondent Peter Stark (The Last Empty Spaces), who has written a harrowing saga in which a band of explorers battled nature, starvation and madness to establish the first American settlement in the Pacific Northwest. In the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Skeletons on the Zahara, Astoria is the thrilling, true-adventure tale of the 1810 Astor Expedition - which took place just two years after the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Murder in PigalleCARA BLACK
Murder in Pigalle
Tuesday, March 25 at 7 PM

It is a hot, sticky June, 1998 in Paris, and a pregnant P.I. Aimee Leduc is trying to slow her hectic lifestyle. But when a serial rapist terrorizes the Pigalle neighborhood, and Zazie, the 13-year-old daughter of the proprietor of Aimee's favorite cafe, disappears, Aimee gets involved.

The Long Blue RoomJOAN GELFAND
Reading from their Latest Collections
Thursday, March 27 at 7 PM

Join us for an evening of poetry with local poets Joan Gelfand and Jack & Adelle Foley.

Joan, author of A Dreamer's Guide to Cities and Streams and Seeking Center, will read from her new collection, The Long Blue Room.

Jack and Adelle Foley will read from Jack's collection Eyes. Jack, one of Joan's mentors, recently launched Poetry Hotel Press and is the author of The Dancer and the Dance and Visions and Affiliations.

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The Cooked Seed ANCHEE MIN
The Cooked Seed
Thursday, April 3 at 7 PM
Now in paperback!

Meet Anchee Min, author of the internationally bestselling memoir Red Azalea, who will read from her eagerly awaited sequel, The Cooked Seed (now available in paperback). Min shares the next chapter of her life, an immigrant story that takes her from the violence and deprivation of her homeland China to the sudden bounty of America - without language, money or a clear path.


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.

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