Six Feet Over It
Sunday, October 12 at 5 PM*
*Please Note Special Time
Jennifer Longo, a recent San Francisco transplant, will read from her beautiful and darkly humorous debut novel.
Six Feet Over It is about a teenage girl whose family buys a cemetery, and she suddenly finds herself living in a world full of death. Longo holds a BA degree in Acting from San Francisco State University and an MFA degree in Writing For Theatre from Humboldt State University.
"A bighearted, wildly funny, and deeply poignant coming-of-age story about life, love, death, and everything in between." - Sarah McCarry, author of All Our Pretty Songs
More upcoming events:
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.
Wednesday, October 29 at 7 PM
Andy Weir will read from his debut novel - an inventive, gripping thriller that "feels so real it could almost be nonfiction, and yet it has the narrative drive and power of a rocket launch," according to New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston.
An astronaut, through a series of tragic events, gets left behind on the red planet and faces certain death.
Special WNBA Reading
Hosted by Joan Gelfand
Tuesday, November 4 at 7 PM
Join us for a special evening as poet and past WNBA president Joan Gelfand hosts a reading with five WNBA members, who will read from their recent works. Authors include: Jane Ormerod (Welcome to the Museum of Cattle), Sarah Granger (media innovator and contributor to The San Francisco Chronicle and others), Cassandra Dunn (Art of Adapting), and Christina Nichol (Waiting for the Electricity).
Refreshments will be available!
Imagine the Life You'd Love to Live, Then Live it
Thursday, November 6 at 7 PM
Meet artist Peg Conley, who will share her inspiring story about how she quit her big job, big house, and big life, and moved to San Francisco to start her own artisan stationery business. Her successful company, Words and Watercolors, has been inspiring people and winning awards ever since. Her new book offers tools and prompts to help readers realize their own dreams.
MARY F. BURNS
The Spoils of Avalon and Isaac & Ishmael
Wednesday, November 12 at 7 PM
Mary F. Burns will be reading from each of her two new novels!
The Spoils of Avalon is the first volume in her new John Singer Sargent/Violet Paget mystery series. The death of a humble clergyman in 1877 leads amateur sleuths Violet Paget and John Singer Sargent into a medieval world of saints and kings (including the legendary Arthur) as they follow a trail of relics and antiquities lost since the destruction of Glastonbury Abbey in 1539.
In Isaac & Ishmael, Burns brings to human scale the legends and mythic dimensions of Abraham and Sarah, their sons Isaac and Ishmael, and Isaac and Rebecca’s twin sons Esau and Jacob. Readers will experience their struggles, competition, betrayals and loves — and Yahweh, the uncanny, irascible, mischievous, bargaining God who participated in the life of a new people and compelled them to a new way of being human.
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