Co-winners of the 2015 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction for The Jungle Around Us: Stories and The Current That Carries: Stories talk and read from their respective works.
"Anne Raeff's exquisite stories are remarkable for their combination of intimacy and reverence for the mysteries and private griefs her characters fold their lives around. Seldom have I read work so confident in the power of what s left unspoken and in the deep eloquence of gesture. . . .A haunting and breathtakingly beautiful book."--Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You on The Jungle Around Us
Strongly reminiscent of the stories of Annie Proulx: all these lives at—or near—the end of the road reluctantly offering up their secrets.”—Ron Carlson on The Current That Carries
The Jungle Around Us: “You’ll see how beautiful it is in the morning—jungle all around us,” says one of the characters in Raeff’s story collection, referring to the way that the jungle that threatens can also provide solace. The jungle in these stories is both metaphorical and real, taking the reader from war-torn Europe to Bolivia and from suburban New Jersey to Vietnam. Raeff examines how war and violence, like the jungle, seep into our lives, even when we are no longer in danger and long after the war is over.
presents NOW: The Physics of Time, a remarkable work on the physics and flow of time that Neil deGrasse Tyson describes as “a master-class in what time is and why we perceive it the way we do.”
Since Einstein established his relativity equations, physics has understood the basic properties of time. We know, for example, that we exist in four-dimensional space-time. We know that time stretches and flexes and flips. We know that the pace of time dilates—that, instead of being constant, it varies, depending on local conditions of velocity and gravity.
Once again Mrs. Dalloway's will donate 20% of pretax sales made by our partner school communities back to the individual schools. Everything in the store applies to the benefit: kids' books, adult books, cook books, gardening books, merchandise, gift certificates ... everything!
Online purchases also qualify--all we need is a receipt dated November 11-13.
So, encourage your friends, neighbors, and out-of-town family members to get a jump on the holidays by shopping (at the store or online) for your school during the benefit weekend.
reads from his new poetry collection, Walking on Darkness.
Peter Dale Scott’s poems have been praised by Robert Hass, Thom Gunn, and Robert Pinsky; and in 2002 he won the Lannan Poetry Award. His eighth book of poems looks back on six decades of experiences as a confused student in Paris, a diplomat in Poland, Vienna and New York, a professor of English at UC Berkeley in the tumultuous sixties, and after retirement a tutor in Buddhist Thailand- all of the poems in search of “this oxymoron/ the meaning of life".
Noon-2pm: Trombonga, the inimitable trombone quartet returns to Mrs. Dalloway's sidewalk to entertain you with holiday favorites and contemporary jazz.
4pm: Irvin Lin brings treats from his new cookbook, Marbled, Swirled, and Layered: 150 Recipes and Variations for Artful Bars, Cookies, Pies, Cakes, and More
presents A Recipe for Cooking, the follow-up to the bestselling, International Association of Culinary Professionals Award winning Twelve Recipes,, with next-level, home-cook-friendly recipes for occasions large and small.
Celebrate the joys of a great day in the kitchen and a meal shared with family and friends. Here Peternell gives you everything you need to cook for big get-togethers, holiday feasts, family occasions, and for a special dinner for two. He organizes the recipes by season to help cooks plan their meals from first bite to last.
Bernie Sanders comes to Berkeley to discuss his new book, Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In, brought to you by DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland and Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore in Berkeley. Our two bookstores are collaborating to bring Bernie to Berkeley!
Bernie's new book covers the epochal run for President, and the Movement he's catalyzing with his timely ideas on college tuition, employment, health care, the environment, tax fairness, Citizens United, and how to bring Progressive activism to the ballot box locally, statewide, and nationally. The election will be over, but the Movement will continue, gaining momentum throughout the coming months. Don't miss this great opportunity to hear Bernie talk about what's next for the Movement and for the country!
reads Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory" in a Mrs. Dalloway's tradition. Please join us for this festive occasion.