reads from his novel, Sensing Light, a stunning story of three doctors' struggles in San Francisco during the first decade of the AIDS epidemic.
"In Sensing Light, Mark Jacobson creates a moving tapestry of the doctors, the patients, and their lovers, both gay and straight, caught up in the AIDS epidemic. A compassionate, intelligent novel, part medical thriller that only someone who was there from the start could've written."—Bill Barich, staff writer for The New Yorker, 1980-95, and author of Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California
In March,1979, a young street hustler in San Francisco stumbles into an emergency room with lungs so congested he can barely breathe. Seen by a perplexed medical resident, the patient becomes the first of many thousands to die from a yet-to-be named plague. Sensing Light is a raw, compelling novel that follows the personal and professional lives of the men and women on the front lines of the emerging AIDS epidemic.
reads from her new novel, They May Not Mean To, But They Do, a radiantly compassionate look at three generations, all coming of age together.
reads from her new young adult novel, Outrun the Moon.
From the author of the critically-acclaimed Under a Painted Sky comes a powerful novel set during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
Where's Waldo? In the Elmwood, of course!
Beginning July 1, the famous children's book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs will be hidden in twenty different businesses throughout our neighborhood. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons, and more!
Come by Mrs. Dalloway's to pick up your Find Waldo Passport with the list of participating merchants. Get your passport stamped for each Waldo you spot. If you spot 15 or more Waldos, you'll be eligible for the grand prize drawing at the end of the month.
These ten titles, selected by our Mrs. Dalloway's booksellers, will be discounted 10% through the month of July.
The Green Road by Anne Enright. "One of the truest and most beautiful fictions about the family I have read in a long time."--James Wood, The New Yorker
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Frederik Backman. "Full of heart, hope, forgiveness, and the embracing of differences."--Library Journal
Sensing Light by Mark Jacobson. "A compassionate, intelligent novel, part medical thriller, that only someone who was there from the start could have written."--Bill Barich
The Third Swimmer by Rosalind Brackenbury. "Deeply, warmly, beautifully engaging, this tale of love, war, secrecy, and redemption . . . will knock your socks off."-- Diana Abu-Jaber
Turner House by Angela Flournoy. "Masterful: a novel full of history and lies and the myths that can bring a family together, or tear it apart."--Daniel Alarcon
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. "An elegant, powerful, deeply discursive examination of gender, sexuality, queerness, pregnancy and motherhood, all conveyed in language that is intellectually potent and poetically expressive."--The Washington Post
reads from Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others).
"The memoir of a woman who has learned that 'having it all' is only possible by 'sharing it all,' from finding a partner who values your work as much as you do to fighting for family friendly policies. You will learn that finding allies is crucial, blending families after divorce is possible, and that there is neither a good time nor a bad time to have children. Both women and men will find a friend in these pages."--Gloria Steinem
Myra Strober became a feminist on the Bay Bridge, heading toward San Francisco. It is 1970. She has just been told by the chairman of Berkeley’s economics department that she can never get tenure. Driving home afterward, wondering if she got something out of the freezer for her family’s dinner, she realizes the truth: she is being denied a regular faculty position because she is a mother. Flooded with anger, she also finds her life’s work: to study and fight sexism, in the workplace, in academia, and at home.
Please join us for a panel discussion on Planting Design for Dry Gardens: Beautiful, Resilient Groundcovers for Terraces, Paved Areas, Gravel and Other Alternatives to the Lawn by Olivier Filippi. Presenters: Sean A. O'Hara and Jeff Rosendale, moderated by Bracey Tiede. Filippi will not be able to join us, but we will have a lively discussion with our panel whom are all highly knowledgeable with his design work and the plants highlighted in the book. At the end of the discussion there will be a raffle of plants provided by Sierra Azul.
This book is for dry region gardeners in particular, and for anyone who wishes to reduce maintenance and water demands of their garden and create an outdoor space that is dynamic, environmentally responsible and unexpectedly beautiful. Come take this journey to the South of France with three mediterranean plant professionals to experience the beauty of a home landscape that uses less water and incorporates a fabulous plant palette.
Join your fellow Potterheads for a night of magic as we countdown to the release of the eighth installment of the Harry Potter Saga!
The festivities start at 7:00 pm, with a round of butterbeer for everyone! We will be hosting "classes" throughout the night including Defense Against the Dark Arts, Wand-Making, and Herbology! Do you have what it takes to beat our extreme Harry Potter Trivia? Winner will receive a spellbinding prize!
We anticipate high demand for this title. PRE ORDER your copy today!
The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.
to celebrate the release of her newest YA novel, The Smaller Evil.
Sometimes the greater good requires the smaller evil.
Seventeen-year-old Arman Dukoff is crippled by anxiety and chronic illness when he arrives at an expensive self-help retreat in the remote hills of Big Sur. He's taken a huge risk for a chance to "evolve." Beau, the retreat leader, is complicated. A father figure? A cult leader? A con man? Arman's not sure, but more than anyone he's ever met, Beau makes Arman feel something other than worthless.
reading from her new (adult) novel, Another Brooklyn.
“A sort of fever dream, containing both the hard truths of life and the gentle beauty of memory. The story of a young girl trying to find herself in the midst of so many conflicting influences and desires swallowed me whole. Jacqueline Woodson has such an original vision, such a singular voice. I loved this book.”— Ann Patchett
present The Hunting Ground: The Inside Story of Sexual Assault on American College Campuses, the companion volume to their film of the same name featured at Sundance and broadcast on CNN.
PRAISE FOR THE FILM:
"An unblinking look at sexual assaults on campus."--New York Times
"Triumphant... a stunning call to action."--Indiewire
The debate over sexual violence on campus is reaching fever pitch, from headlines about outof-control fraternities, to the mattress protests by female students at Columbia University and other colleges.
reads from her marvelous novel, The Past, in which three sisters, a brother, and their children assemble at their country house. These three weeks may be their last time there; the upkeep is prohibitive, and they may be forced to sell this beloved house filled with memories of their shared past (their mother took them there to live when she left their father). Yet beneath the idyllic pastoral surface, hidden passions, devastating secrets, and dangerous hostilities threaten to consume them.
“Exquisite…. For anyone who cherishes Anne Tyler and Alice Munro, the book offers similar deep pleasures. Like those North American masters of the domestic realm, Hadley crystallizes the atmosphere of ordinary life in prose somehow miraculous and natural.... Extraordinary.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post
Over the course of this summer holiday, the family’s stories and silences intertwine, small disturbances build into familial crises, and a way of life—bourgeois, literate, ritualized, Anglican—winds down to its inevitable end.
presents The Rye Baker: Classic Breads from Europe and America.
reads from The Jungle Around Us: Stories (Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction).
"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