launches her picture book, I Don't Want to Be a Frog (Random House, $16.99).
Fans of Mo Willems’s Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back will love meeting this willful young frog with a serious identity crisis. Frog wants to be anything but a slimy, wet frog. A cat, perhaps. Or a rabbit. An owl? But when a hungry wolf arrives—a wolf who HATES eating frogs—our hero decides that maybe being himself isn’t so bad after all.
presents Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and Quiet That Critical Voice!).
reads from Next Life Might Be Kinder (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26).
National Book Award finalist Howard Norman's most recent novel is the story of a writer whose short and erotically charged marriage has ended in his wife's unsolved murder, and who, in the confusing aftermath, sells the story to an ambitious filmmaker.
"An opening sentence worthy of the Noir Hall of Fame...provocative...haunting...deft"--Janet Maslin, New York Times
In collaboration with Story Hour at the Library
presents California Master Gardener Handbook, 2nd edition (University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, $30). Only available in-store.
Pittenger will focus his talk on best practices for water conservation as well as some of the wonderful plants that are available to dryer climate landscapes. This new edition is the definitive guide to best practices and advice for gardeners throughout the West and has been completely updated. Serious aspiring, yet novice, home gardeners—and fellow master gardeners alike—will find in these 700+ pages practical science-based information to sustainably maintain a landscape or garden.
What’s new for the second edition?
read from Tunnel Vision, The Crimson Gate, and Under a Painted Sky, respectively. A panel discussion moderated by S.J. Kincaid will follow.
Romance and action come crashing together in Susan Adrian's Tunnel Vision. When Jake Lukin, eighteen, reveals his psychic ability, he's forced to become a government asset in order to keep his mother and sister safe, but Rachel, the girl he likes, tries to help him live his own life instead of tunneling through others. "Twists of plot, kids outsmarting the bad guys, and a relatively low-tech but fascinating superpower ratchet up the action to a bizarre conclusion that begs a sequel.
presents her two new books, The Beauty, her eighth poetry volume, and Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World, a book of essays.
The Beauty, an incandescent collection from one of American poetry’s most distinctive and essential voices, opens with a series of “My” poems—“My Skeleton,” “My Corkboard,” “My Species,” “My Weather—in which Hirshfield uses the familiar materials of the self to explore the profundities and quirks of existence. With a pen faithful to the actual, yet dipped at times in the ink of the surreal, Hirshfield considers the inner and outer worlds we live in yet are not confined by. She reflects on advice given her long ago—to avoid life’s “or”s— and she concludes, “Now I too am sixty.
presents How to Surprise a Dad (Knopf, $16.99).
So you want to surprise your dad? You’re in luck! The pages of this book are full of tips on how to become a super dad surpriser, including tips for things you can make, do, or find—just for your dad. Be sure to read up on:
· Yummy treats and presents for a dad
· What to do if he starts getting suspicious
· How to prepare for the big moment (where to hide everyone, and how to practice whispering “Surprise!”)
reads from A Dangerous Place, her new Maisie Dobbs mystery.
Maisie Dobbs returns in a powerful story of political intrigue and personal tragedy: a brutal murder in the British garrison town of Gibraltar leads the investigator into a web of lies, deceit, and danger.
reading from The Sacrifice.
An incendiary novel that illuminates the tragic impact of sexual violence, racism, brutality, and power on innocent lives and probes the persistence of stereotypes, the nature of revenge, the complexities of truth, and our insatiable hunger for sensationalism.
reads from his essay collection, Why I Don't Write Children's Literature.
In this diverse collection, Soto again offers prose that is robust, confessional, and peculiar in its observations. He addresses time. He considers aging. If each day of the week represented a decade, then Soto is now cruising late Saturday afternoon. As the clock’s gears relentlessly grind, he’s soon on Sunday—but Sunday morning! He still has time to enjoy the world about him.
presents The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days.
From the author of The Hormone Cure, a new book that shows you how to grow new receptors for your seven metabolic hormones, making you lose weight and feel great fast!
reads from his Berkeley-based satiric thriller, The Savage Professor.
reads from her delightful debut novel, I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, just released in paperback.
"Antic, sexy, satirically deft, and of course funny, this novel is also, on both the personal and political levels, smart about the bottomlessness of our capacities for self-sabotage, and moving about the fierceness of our yearning to make good."--Jim Shepard
In this reverse love story set in Paris and London, a failed monogamist attempts to woo his wife back and to answer the question: Is it really possible to fall back in love with your spouse?
presents Tiger Boy (ages 8-11).
A tiger cub has escaped from a reserve in the Sunderbans in West Bengal, India, and Neel, a poor boy from the islands, is determined to find her in order to save her from being captured and sold on the black market by Mr. Gupta and his men.
reads from his dramatic debut, The Sympathizer.
A profound, startling, and beautifully crafted debut novel, The Sympathizer is the story of a man of two minds, someone whose political beliefs clash with his individual loyalties.
reads from her historical novel, Jam on the Vine.