Events

February 2019

discussing her new book of poems A Piece of Good News.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 7:30pm
A Piece of Good News: Poems Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780374232795
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 26th, 2019

Dense, rich, and challenging, Katie Peterson's A Piece of Good News explores interior and exterior landscapes, exposure, and shelter. Imbued with a hallucinatory poetic logic where desire, anger, and sorrow supplant intelligence and reason, these poems are powerful meditations of mourning, love, doubt, political citizenship, and happiness. Learned, wise, and witty, Peterson explodes the possibilities of the poetic voice in this remarkable and deeply felt collection.

March 2019

returns to Mrs. Dalloway's to celebrate the publication of her latest novel, Good Riddance, in which one woman's trash becomes another woman's treasure, with deliriously entertaining results. A pitch-perfect, whip-smart new novel from an "enchanting, infinitely witty yet serious, exceptionally intelligent, wholly original, and Austen-like stylist" (Washington Post).

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 7:30pm
Good Riddance Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780544808256
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-5 days.
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - February 5th, 2019

In this delightful new romantic comedy, Daphne Maritch doesn't quite know what to make of the heavily annotated high school yearbook she inherits from her mother, who held this relic dear. Too dear.The late June Winter Maritch was the teacher to whom the class of '69 had dedicated its yearbook, and in turn she went on to attend every reunion, scribbling notes and observations after each one--not always charitably--and noting who overstepped boundaries of many kinds.

Celebrating the publication of Hejinian's Positions of the Sun.

To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Positions of the Sun in advance at Mrs. Dalloway's or by speaking to one of our booksellers.

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

Positions of the Sun is a sometimes melancholy, sometimes militant cross-genre experiment, combining elements of (largely non-narrative) fiction, with those of local journalism, and of cultural and literary criticism. Its twenty-six interlocking "essays with characters" (plus a "Coda") explore the mid-2000s financial "crisis," the spread of neoliberalism, and attempts by activists and artists to counter it, through the movements and daily lives of a wide-ranging cast of characters located in the Bay Area.

The Retirement Center and Ashby Village are pleased to host Ashton Applewhite, activist and author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism,  a rousing manifesto against discrimination and prejudice on the basis of age.

"Wow. This book totally rocks. It arrived on a day when I was in deep confusion and sadness about my age. Everything about it, from my invisibility to my neck. Within four or five wise, passionate pages, I had found insight, illumination, and inspiration. I never use the word empower, but this book has empowered me."
--Anne Lamott

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250311481
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Celadon Books - March 5th, 2019

Applewhite takes readers and audiences on a journey, examining the historical roots of ageism and how it divides and diminishes us. She examines how ageist stereotypes affect the way our brains and bodies function in the workplace and the bedroom! Starting with her own experiences and her explorations of ageism, Ashton leads us to a vision of what an all-age-friendly world would look like, and offers a rousing call to action.

Launch party for her picture book The Yellow Suitcase, a touching story that celebrates grandparental love.

"A thoughtful story that artfully addresses the loss of a grandparent from an immigrant perspective.” --Kirkus

To reserve your seat please purchase a copy of The Yellow Suitcase by speaking to a bookseller or ordering from our website.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 3:00pm
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By Meera Sriram, Meera Sethi (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780999658413
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Penny Candy Books - December 4th, 2018

Bring your kids to listen to Meera Sriram read and launch The Yellow Suitcase. Stick around for book signing, a small craft, and surprise treats from the book!
 

presents A Mind Unraveled: A Memoir, the compelling story of an acclaimed journalist and New York Times bestselling author's ongoing struggle with epilepsy-- his torturous decision to keep his condition a secret to avoid discrimination, and his ensuing decades-long battle to not only survive, but to thrive.

"Inspirational in the true sense of the word....It is written with great verve and wisdom by someone who has closely and thoughtfully detailed his own plight as well as the journey out of it....A book to take heart from."--Daphne Merkin, The New York Times Book Review

To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of A Mind Unraveled by speaking to a bookseller or ordering through our website.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:30pm
A Mind Unraveled: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399593628
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-5 days.
Published: Ballantine Books - October 16th, 2018

As a college freshman, Kurt Eichenwald awoke one night on the floor of his dorm room, confused and in pain. In the aftermath of that critical moment, his once-carefree life would be consumed by confrontations with medical incompetence, discrimination that almost cost him his education and employment, physical abuse, and dark moments when he contemplated suicide.

April 2019

A celebration and reading from his new book The Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive. 

The Orchid and the Dandelion is based on groundbreaking research that has the power to change the lives of countless children–and the adults who love them.”–Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 6:30pm
The Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101946565
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-5 days.
Published: Knopf - January 29th, 2019

From one of the world’s foremost researchers and pioneers of pediatric health–a book that offers hope and a pathway to success for parents, teachers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and child development experts coping with “difficult” children, fully exploring the author’s revolutionary discovery about childhood development, parenting, and the key to helping all children find happiness and success.

discussing Serpell's new novel The Old Drift, an electrifying debut that has already garnered three starred advance reviews and accolades from multiple writers.

"Recalling the work of Toni Morrison and Gabriel García Márquez as a sometimes magical, sometimes horrifically real portrait of a place, Serpell's novel goes into the future of the 2020s, when the various plot threads come together in a startling conclusion. Intricately imagined, brilliantly constructed, and staggering in its scope, this is an astonishing novel."--Publishers Weekly

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 7:30pm
The Old Drift: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101907146
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Hogarth - March 26th, 2019

On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there was once a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. Here begins the epic story of a small African nation, told by a mysterious swarm-like chorus that calls itself man's greatest nemesis. The tale? A playful panorama of history, fairytale, romance and science fiction. The moral? To err is human.

Presents Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 7:30pm
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328662057
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 2nd, 2019

Presents Bob Dylan's Poetics: How the Songs Work.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:30pm
Bob Dylan's Poetics: How the Songs Work (Zone Books) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781942130154
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Zone Books - May 7th, 2019

Returns to read from her latest Maisie Dobbs novel The American Agent.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 7:30pm
The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062436665
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper - March 26th, 2019

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