Showing both the drama of familial intimacy and the ups and downs of the everyday, My Old Faithful introduces readers to a close-knit Chinese family. These ten interconnected short stories, which take place in China and the United States over a thirty-year period, merge to paint a nuanced portrait of family life, full of pain, surprises, and subtle acts of courage. Richly textured narratives from the mother, the father, the son, and the daughters play out against the backdrop of China's social and economic change.
Launch party for The Less Is More Garden: Big Ideas for Designing your Small Yard.
To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of The Less Is More Garden by talking to one of our booksellers (510) 704-8222 or placing an order via our online store.
Small space, big solutions.
When it comes to gardens, bigger isn’t always better. A larger space requires more plants, more furniture, more maintenance, and more time. A smaller space takes less time to design, install, and care for and makes it easier for gardeners to take advantage of every square foot of space.
about Raeff's new novel, Winter Kept Us Warm.
"Raeff writes with vivid assurance about Berlin, America, and Morocco, about men and women, about love and work. As the boundaries between characters shift, as past and present converge, Winter Kept Us Warm casts a dazzling spell. A wonderful novel."--Margot Livesey, author of Mercury and Criminals
Ulli is a young woman squatting in a dismal, empty Berlin apartment, one year after the war has ended. She's scraping together a living as an interpreter between American GIs and the wide-eyed local girls eager to meet them. One night, Ulli meets two soldiers who will change her life: Leo, handsome and ambitious and desperate to escape his small-town upbringing; and intellectual, asthmatic Isaac, whose refugee parents had fled Russia for New York.
reads from her new collection of short stories, Beautiful Days, which includes the 2017 Pushcart Prize-winning "Undocumented Alien."
In the diverse stories of Beautiful Days, Joyce Carol Oates explores the most secret, intimate, and unacknowledged interior lives of characters not unlike ourselves, who assert their independence in acts of bold and often irrevocable defiance.
The author of Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter delivers her first ever collection of essays--funny, poignant, deeply personal and sharply observed pieces, drawn from three decades of writing, which trace girls' and women's progress (or lack thereof) in what Orenstein once called a "half-changed world."
Named one of the "40 women who changed the media business in the last 40 years" by Columbia Journalism Review, Peggy Orenstein is one of the most prominent, unflinching feminist voices of our time. Her writing has broken ground and broken silences on topics as wide-ranging as miscarriage, motherhood, breast cancer, princess culture and the importance of girls' sexual pleasure. Her unique blend of investigative reporting, personal revelation and unexpected humor has made her books bestselling classics.
reads from his new novel, The Last Watchman of Old Cairo.
"A beautiful, richly textured novel, ambitious and delicately crafted."-- Rabih Alameddine
In this spellbinding novel, a young man journeys from California to Cairo to unravel centuries-old family secrets.
Andy Griffiths, one of the most popular Australian children's authors, presents the newest release in his bestselling, award - winning Treehouse Series, The 78-Story Treehouse.
Andy and Terry live in a treehouse that just keeps growing! Now they have built 78 stories, a drive-through car wash, a sribbletorium, a high-security potato chip storage factory, and, among many other exciting activities, an open-air move theatre with a super-giant screen, which us even more useful now that Terry is going to be a movie star! After Andy gets pushed out of the movie, the friends decide they can't be best friends anymore. When a herd of snoopy cows try to steal their movie ideas, the only way to stop them might be to try and patch things up with each other. Can they become friends again in time?
After an interactive presentation, Andy Griffiths will answer questions and sign books. The 78 Story Treehouse will be on sale 3/13/18. You may purchase a copy in advance to reserve a seat. This event will be hosted off-site at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood.
Launch for Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam.
reads from her new Maisie Dobbs mystery, To Die But Once.
To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of To Die But Once by calling the store (510) 704-8222 and speaking to one of our booksellers.
During the months following Britain's declaration of war on Germany, Maisie Dobbs investigates the disappearance of a young apprentice working on a hush-hush government contract. As news of the plight of thousands of soldiers stranded on the beaches of France is gradually revealed to the general public, and the threat of invasion rises, another young man beloved by Maisie makes a terrible decision that will change his life forever.
reads from her short story collection, My Old Faithful, winner of the 2017 Juniper Prize.
presents Windows on Provence: Musings on the Food, Wine, and Culture of the South of France, a book for travelers, for dreamers, for Francophiles, for lovers of Provencal craft and cuisine, and for anyone who wants to be a part of something beautiful and special.
To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of Windows on Provence by speaking to one of our booksellers. (510) 704-8222.
Famous for its radiant light, vibrant colors, beautiful architecture, flavorful foods, and opulent wines, Provence is one of the most visited destinations of the world. To turn the pages of Windows on Provence is to be immersed in the magical region.
With each photograph and chapter, the reader is transported to the beaches of Nice under a white umbrella, to the twisting streets of Aix-en-Provence, to the 2,000-year-old ruins of Cimiez, and beyond.