UPCOMING AUTHOR EVENTS
Wednesday, April 18 at 7 PM
In After Eden, San Francisco writer Valerie
Miner relates the story of a community of women in Northern
California's Mackenzie Valley, where Chicago city planner Emily Adams
decides to live after the sudden death of her life partner. In the
modern-day Eden of California's coastal range, Emily finds conflict all
around her: between loggers and environmentalists, farm workers and
immigration authorities, newcomers establishing a lesbian community and
long-time residents adhering to traditional ways. The novel is a unique
look at a new American West.
Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis
Tuesday, April 24 at 7 PM
Get ready for another mystery featuring Parisian computer expert
Aimée Leduc. In Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis,
Aimée tackles the intrigue surrounding an abandoned infant and the
search for the baby's mother. Put that together with some environmental
activists and oil interests, and you've got a plot that sizzles. For those
who haven't been to Paris in the Springtime for awhile, there is good news:
A starred Publishers Weekly review says that Black's "prose evokes the
sound of the Seine rising with the spring thaw."
Love and War in California
Wednesday, April 25 at 7 PM
NOTE: This reading is a publication party!
Join us at 6:30 PM to enjoy a beverage and light snack.
Love and War in California, by respected writer and
teacher Oakley Hall, is a book that novelist Richard Ford calls
"classic American story-telling, in the manner of James Jones and the
Norman Mailer we first loved." It is a novel that takes the reader through
sixty years of American history told through the eyes of a young man as he
grows old, and "is made," says Ford, "for a reader who wants to sit down
with a book, stay up all night and not quit until the end." Hall is the
author of the New York Times bestseller, The Corpus of Joe
Bailey, in addition to over 20 novels and mysteries. A director of
Programs in Writing at UC-Irvine for 20 years, he is currently the founder
and director of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.
The Year of Fog
Saturday, April 28 at 7 PM
The Year of Fog is a novel that is built on a
heart-breaking premise: the disappearance of a six-year-old girl into the
thick San Francisco fog while her stepmother, photographer Abby Mason,
looks away for an instant. The novel, in which Mason searches for clues to
the missing girl, is, according to Publishers Weekly, a "spare
page-turner." And the result is a mesmerizing story that will touch anyone
who knows what it means to love a child.
NEW! Drop-in Knitting Clinic and
If you can't commit to an ongoing class, or you only need a bit of help
here and there, this beginning and intermediate knitting clinic is for
you. Bring your questions and whatever project you're currently working on
and get the help you need.
Cost: $10 per hour
Newbie — or lifelong knitter? Either way, you're welcome to drop by
our free social circle and enjoy a fun, relaxing evening in the company of
other knitters. Bring your latest project and we'll bring the tea.
Crocheters are welcome, too!
Upcoming Drop-in Clinic / Social Circle:
Tuesday, April 19: 7-9 PM
Wednesday, May 2: 7-9 PM
Click here for more information.
Our wonderful instructor, Thea Gray, will be on vacation next
month, so after the Drop-in Class on Wednesday May 2, we will not have any
knitting classes during May. Classes will resume in June, and we will
notify you about the dates and courses offered.