Events

June 2016

Come and see us in our booth at this terrific celebration of books and authors! For more information on the festival, visit http://www.baybookfest.org/content/festival/sneakpeek.html

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 6:00pm

in conversation with Joel Drucker about his book, Late to the Ball: Age. Learn. Fight. Love. Play Tennis. Win.

Only a writer as agile and intelligent as Gerald Marzorati could pull off a book like [this]. Part tennis story, part memoir, part scientific inquiry into the effects of aging, this marvelous book offers pleasures on every page and moves with the energy of Roger Federer in his prime. A wonderful addition to that shelf of sports books that are about so much more than a game."--Darcy Frey, author of The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams

 

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 7:30pm
Late to the Ball: Age. Learn. Fight. Love. Play Tennis. Win. Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781476737393
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - May 17th, 2016

Time waits for no man or woman, but it takes until about age 45 or so before most of us have any idea what that really means. Then begins a very intimate dialogue with the clock, as the weeks and months and years flash by with mysterious and disconcerting speed. How to confront the inevitable has long fascinated every culture. How to defy the inevitable is what Marzorati’s Late to the Ball: Age. Learn. Fight. Love. Play Tennis. Win. is all about.

reads from Finding Fontainebleau: An American Boy in France, his  beguiling memoir of a childhood in 1950s Fontainebleau.


“A delicious journey into a France we never knew and wish we did. Long before mass tourism and globalization France was simple, soulful, and every inch stimulating. Carhart knew it all and shares this with us with the deftness and insight of a master storyteller.”—Leonard Pitt, author of Walks Through Lost Paris and Paris a Journey Through Time
 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 7:30pm
Finding Fontainebleau: An American Boy in France Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525428800
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking - May 17th, 2016

For a young American boy in the 1950s, Fontainebleau was a sight both strange and majestic, home to a continual series of adventures: a different language to learn, weekend visits to nearby Paris, family road trips to Spain and Italy. Then there was the château itself: a sprawling palace once the residence of kings, its grounds the perfect place to play hide-and-seek. The curiosities of the small town and the time with his family as expats left such an impression on him that thirty years later Carhart returned to France with his wife to raise their two children.

The inimitable, much-admired Thomas Lynch reads another installment (the first half of Episode Eight: “Lestrygonians,” from James Joyce's Ulysses in a Mrs. Dalloway's tradition. Join us for Irish soda bread and Guinness.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 7:30pm
Ulysses Cover Image
By James Joyce, Erroll McDonald (Editor), Morris L. Ernst (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679722762
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage Books USA - June 16th, 1990

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

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sensing Light Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781612435701
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ulysses Press - July 5th, 2016

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.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 7:30pm
They May Not Mean To, But They Do Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374280130
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Sarah Crichton Books - June 7th, 2016

Joy Bergman is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would prefer. She won't take their advice, and she won't take an antidepressant. Her marriage to their father, Aaron, has lasted through health and dementia, as well as some phenomenally lousy business decisions. The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex spouses. But families don't just grow, they grow old.

reads from her new young adult novel, Outrun the Moon.

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 7:30pm
Outrun the Moon Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399175411
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 24th, 2016

From the author of the critically-acclaimed Under a Painted Sky comes a powerful novel set during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

July 2016

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

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others) Cover Image
By Myra Strober, John J. Donahoe (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780262034388
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mit Press - April 2016

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.

Presentation on Planting Design for Dry Gardens: Beautiful, Resilient Groundcovers for Terraces, Paved Areas, Gravel and Other Alternatives to the Lawn 

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 4:00pm

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!

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 7:00pm to Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 12:00am
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781338099133
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - July 31st, 2016

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.

September 2016

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 7:30pm
Another Brooklyn Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062359988
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Amistad Press - August 9th, 2016

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