In This Newsletter:
Po Bronson at St. Ignatius - Monday, March 8
Lisa See - Tuesday, March 9
Elaine Beale - Thursday, March 11
More Upcoming Events
BookShop West Portal Co-Hosts Po Bronson at St. Ignatius This Monday
Don’t forget to get your tickets to meet Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock: New Thinking about Children - one of the
most stunning and revelatory books on parenting in recent memory. Bronson's (and co-author Ashley Merryman's) findings will have you reconsidering some of our most commonly accepted ideas about child rearing.
Join us at St. Ignatius College Preparatory this Monday, March 8th at 6:30 pm. The price of admission, $30, includes a complimentary copy of NurtureShock.
Additional tickets are $7 each. Tickets are available at BookShop West Portal and St. Ignatius College
Preparatory, 2001 37th Avenue, SF, 94116. (Contact Carole Nickolai at 415-731-7500, ext. 235.)
Hope to see you there!
LISA SEE will read from
Tuesday, March 9th 7 PM
The author of the critically acclaimed international bestselling novel, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,
read from her latest book, now in paperback. May and Pearl, two
sisters living in Shanghai in the mid-1930s, are beautiful and
well-educated. Life is good until their father gambles away all of the
family's money, putting them on the verge of bankruptcy. He arranges
for his daughters to be married to "Gold Mountain men" who have come from LA to
find brides. But the sisters, detained at Angel’s Island, are
interrogated and humiliated for months. The situation becomes even more desperate when May discovers she’s
Lisa See, daughter of Chinese immigrants on her father's side, writes: "This feeling - longing for home and missing the people left
behind - is at the heart of the novel. We
live in a nation of immigrants...This experience is the blood and tears of
ELAINE BEALE will read from
Another Life Altogether
Thursday, March 11th 7 PM
Beale's charming debut novel features 13-year-old
Jesse Bennett, who longs to escape the humdrum life of Britain's East
Yorkshire. But when her mother attempts suicide, her father moves the
family farther into the country, where people are less than welcoming.
Jesse eventually falls in with Tracey and Amanda, the toughest and most
feared girls in town - a friendship that threatens to end unfavorably.
"...Dazzling in its authenticity and utterly absorbing, it is an
uplifting story about adolescence, family, and finding one’s place in
the world...a rare,
insightful, and gorgeously written novel." — Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants
More March Events...
- RACHAEL HERRON will read from
How to Knit a Love Song: A Cyprus Hollow Yarn
Tuesday, March 16th at 7 PM
- KELLI STANLEY will read from
City of Dragons
Thursday, March 18th at 7 PM
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