Events

August 2022

We are thrilled to welcome ANNA GRACIA and GRACE K. SHIM to Mrs. Dalloway's on Saturday, August 13 at 10:30am.

Gracia (left) will be signing her timely debut YA novel Boys I Know, which has received two starred reviews!  June Chu is the "just good enough" girl and high school senior navigating messy boys and messier relationships in this unflichingly honest and much-needed look into the overlap of Asian American identity and teen sexuality.

★ "Gracia employs a whirlwind pace that complements June's myriad triumphs and failures; a large, vibrant cast; and a true-to-life teen voice to explore societal gender roles, racism, and sexuality while artfully depicting one teenager's search for herself amid cultural and familial pressures." Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

★ "The panoply of supporting characters in this story that explores sexuality, gender roles, and relationships is finely drawn, and June is a winning protagonist with a lively, appealing voice that renders the repartee between her and her flinty, anxious mother simultaneously infuriating, hilarious, and poignant. A fresh tale about a teen’s struggles to define herself." Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

Shim (right) will be signing her YA novel The Noh Family, also a debut. This sparkling story introduces irrepressibly charming teen Chloe Chang, who is reunited with her deceased father's estranged family via a DNA test, and is soon whisked off to Seoul to join them...

★"Inspired by K-dramas, author Grace Shim has created a fast-paced adventure story with plenty of suspense and glitter as Chloe experiences the life of a princess. Shim manages to weave in plenty of references to Korean culture throughout the story, creating a strong sense of place for the reader. Interesting main characters will engage readers and the overarching theme will give plenty for book clubs to consider." - School Library Connection

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Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Boys I Know By Anna Gracia Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781682633717
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.
Published: Peachtree Teen - July 26th, 2022

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The Noh Family By Grace K. Shim Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593462737
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.
Published: Kokila - May 3rd, 2022

September 2022

 

Join us on Wednesday, September 7 when photographer BRAD MANGIN  (left) and author BRIAN MURPHY (right) come to Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore to present their new book,  28: A Photographic Tribute to Buster Posey. Discussion and a slideshow of photographs from the book are included in the presentation, which will conclude with a book signing.

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Longtime sports photographer Brad Mangin has teamed up with Buster Posey himself in this visual celebration of the star catcher’s twelve seasons with the San Francisco Giants. Packed with over 150 photographs, 28: A Photographic Tribute to Buster Posey captures Buster’s entire career, from the first time he stepped foot onto the field for the Giants back in 2009 all the way to his final at-bat in 2021. One of the most beloved players in Giants history, the rookie catcher helped carry the franchise to its first World Series championship in San Francisco in 2010, and from there, the rising star carried the Giants to win two more World Series in 2012 and 2014—all brilliantly documented by Mangin.

    

With an introduction from veteran sportswriter and San Francisco radio host Brian Murphy, along with essays from Buster and his teammates, managers, and other sports luminaries—including Mike Krukow & Duane Kuiper, Bruce Bochy, Matt Cain, Brandon Crawford, Gabe Kapler, Hunter Pence, Sergio Romo, Logan Webb, and Barry Zito—28 tells the story of Buster’s illustrious career from the heartfelt perspective of those who know him best.

BRAD MANGIN is a freelance sports photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He shot his first San Francisco Giants game in 1987 for the Contra Costa Times. Mangin worked for legendary sports photographer Neil Leifer as a staffer at the National Sports Daily, shot ten Sports Illustrated covers, and photographed twenty World Series. He donated his archive of over 120,000 baseball photographs to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. Previously, Mangin and Brian Murphy coauthored Worth the Wait (2010), Never. Say. Die. (2012), and Championship Blood (2014). Mangin also published Instant Baseball: The Baseball Instagrams of Brad Mangin in 2013. He lives in Pleasanton, California, with his cat Willie.

BRIAN MURPHY is the cohost of the popular Murph & Mac morning show on KNBR 104.5/680, the flagship of the San Francisco Giants. Prior to joining KNBR in 2004, Murphy was a sportswriter for fifteen years for the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, and Los Angeles Times. He coauthored Worth the Wait, Never. Say. Die., and Championship Blood with Brad Mangin. Murphy has also written San Francisco Giants: 50 Years, San Francisco 49ers: From Kezar to Levis, and coauthored The Last Putt: Two Teams, One Dream, and a Freshman Named Tiger. The UCLA graduate lives in the North Bay with his wife, Candace, and two sons, Declan and Rory.

Due to ongoing COVID concerns and customer safety considerations, we will be limiting the number of attendees at our in-store events. To that end, please note the following and thank you for your understanding.

THIS EVENT is free but pre-registration is required. Registration ends at 4:30 PM on September 7th.

BECAUSE SEATING is limited, please register only if you plan to attend.

DUE TO SPACE limitations, we may not be able to accommodate every person at an event, so early registration is encouraged.

MASKS are required for attendees during the event.

WE ARE NOT ABLE to accommodate any walk-ins that evening.

WE ASK that attendees arrive between 6:30 and 6:45pm for the event

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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By Brad Mangin (By (photographer)), Brian Murphy, Buster Posey (Preface by), Mike Krukow (Afterword by), Duane Kuiper (Afterword by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781951836962
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Cameron Books - August 30th, 2022

 

Join us for a special book launch on Sunday, September 11 to celebrate local author SALLY ENGLELFRIED's debut novel Learning To Fall, recommended for ages 9-12. The story revolves around 12-year-old Daphne as she reconciles with her father, who left her stranded three years ago, and learns forgiveness one fall at a time. Sally will read from the book and be joined in conversation by author LISA MOORE-RAMEE (right).

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Daphne doesn't want to be stuck in Oakland with her dad. She wants to get on the first plane to Prague, where her mom is shooting a movie. Armed with her grandparents’ phone number and strict instructions from her mom to call them if her dad starts drinking again, Daphne has no problem being cold to him. But there's one thing Daphne can't keep herself from doing: joining her dad and her new friend Arlo at a weekly skate session. 

When her dad promises to teach her how to ollie and she lands the trick, Daphne starts to believe in him again. He starts to show up for her, and Daphne learns things are not as black and white with her dad as she used to think. The way Daphne’s dad tells it, skating is all about accepting failure and moving on. But can Daphne really let go of her dad’s past mistakes? Either way life is a lot like skating: it’s all about getting back up after you fall. 

"Engelfried performs quite a trick mixing joy, struggle, and healing in this relatable, wonderful book. Grab your pads and helmet, and get ready to drop in to a touching and inspiring read."―Lisa Moore Ramée, author of A Good Kind of Trouble and Something to Say

Learning to Fall is something rare and captivating: equal parts family story, coming of age novel, and sports book. Readers' hearts will dip and soar as Daphne learns not only how to ollie and kickflip, but also who she is and all she's capable of being.” ―Tricia Springstubb, author of Cody and the Fountain of Happiness

SALLY ENGELFRIED was the recipient of a writer’s merit grant for a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in 2018 and the Golden Gate Writer’s Award from SCBWI in 2014. She is currently a children’s librarian in Oakland, California, where she lives with her husband, two cats, and a dog who is fond of stealing slippers. Learning to Fall is her first novel. She invites you to visit her website at sallyengelfried.com.

LISA MOORE-RAMEE  was born and raised in Los Angeles, and she now lives in the Bay Area of California with her husband, two kids, and an obnoxious cat. You can visit her online at www.lisamooreramee.com.

This is a free event though we encourage you to purchase a signed copy of the book through our website or at the event.

PLEASE NOTE: To ensure everyone's safety and enjoyment, pre-registration is required; and attendance will be limited to 50. Masks will be required during the event.

Sunday, September 11, 2022 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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Learning to Fall By Sally Engelfried Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316367974
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

 

Join us Tuesday, September 13th when author SIERRA GODFREY comes to Mrs. Dalloway's to launch her debut novel A Very Typical Family, in which a woman must return to her hometown of Santa Cruz, CA and reunite with the estranged brother and sister she sent to prison 15 years earlier. It's a propulsive contemporary women’s fiction debut with dark humor and messy yet warm-hearted family dynamics, perfect for fans of Claire Lombardo’s The Most Fun We Ever Had and Emma Straub’s All Adults Here.

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Natalie Walker is the reason her brother and sister went to jail over 15 years ago. As a result, she hasn't spoken to her family since. On the same day she expects to be promoted at her job (until her boyfriend Paul swoops in and takes the position), Natalie receives a letter from a lawyer in Santa Cruz saying her mother has died and the only way for her children to inherit their family's large, historical home is for all three adult children to come back and claim it.

Natalie drives to Santa Cruz, expecting to sign some documents, see siblings Lynn and Jake, and get back to her life in Boston. But Jake, now an award-winning scientist, is missing. And Lynn, working as an undertaker in NYC, shows up with her teenaged son. While Natalie and her nephew look for Jake—meeting a very handsome Spanish scientist in the process—Natalie takes stock of her life and the guilt she has held dear for so many years. Though no one can change the past, every day is an opportunity to change how you want to live in the future.

SIERRA GODFREY was born in Santa Cruz, California (where this novel is set!). She currently lives in the foggy wastelands of the San Francisco Bay Area with her family, which includes a dog, two cats, and a turtle, all of which seemed like a good idea at the time. https://www.sierragodfrey.com/

Due to ongoing COVID concerns and customer safety considerations, we will be limiting the number of attendees at our in-store events. To that end, please note the following and thank you for your understanding.

THIS EVENT is free but pre-registration is required. Registration ends at 4pm on September 13th.

BECAUSE SEATING is limited, please register only if you plan to attend.

DUE TO SPACE limitations, we may not be able to accommodate every person at an event, so early registration is encouraged.

MASKS are required for attendees during the event.

WE ARE NOT ABLE to accommodate any walk-ins that evening.

WE ASK that attendees arrive between 6:30 and 6:45pm for the event.

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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A Very Typical Family: A Novel By Sierra Godfrey Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781728255200
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - September 13th, 2022

Join us at Mrs. Dalloway's Monday, September 19th at 7:00 PM for acclaimed author and poet SANDRA CISNEROS reading from Woman Without Shame, her first book of poetry in 28 years. In addition to the readings, Cisneros will also be in conversation with author Reyna Grande.

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With dozens of never-before-seen poems, Woman Without Shame is a moving collection of songs, elegies, and declarations that chronicle the pilgrimage Cisneros took toward rebirth and the recognition of her prerogative as a woman artist. These bluntly honest and often humorous meditations on memory, desire, and the essential nature of love blaze a path toward self-awareness. For Cisneros, Woman Without Shame is the culmination of her search for home—in the Mexico of her ancestors and in her own heart.

SANDRA CISNEROS is a poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, performer, and artist. Her numerous awards include NEA fellowships in both poetry and fiction, a MacArthur Fellowship, national and international book awards, including the PEN America Literary Award, and the National Medal of Arts. More recently, she received the Ford Foundation's Art of Change Fellowship, was recognized with the Fuller Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature, and won the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. In addition to her writing, Cisneros has fostered the careers of many aspiring and emerging writers through two nonprofits she founded: Macondo Writers and the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation. As a single woman she made the choice to have books instead of children. A citizen of both the United States and Mexico, Cisneros currently lives in San Miguel de Allende and makes her living by her pen.

REYNA GRANDE is the author of the bestselling memoir, The Distance Between Us, and the sequel, A Dream Called Home. Reyna has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and a Latino Spirit Award. In 2012, she was a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Awards, and in 2015 she was honored with a Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature.

Due to ongoing COVID concerns and customer safety considerations, we will be limiting the number of attendees at our in-store events. To that end, please note the following and thank you for your understanding.

THIS EVENT is free but pre-registration is required. Registration ends at 4pm on September 19th.

BECAUSE SEATING is limited, please register only if you plan to attend.

DUE TO SPACE limitations, we may not be able to accommodate every person at an event, so early registration is encouraged.

MASKS are required for attendees during the event.

WE ARE NOT ABLE to accommodate any walk-ins that evening.

WE ASK that attendees arrive between 6:30 and 6:45pm for the event.

Monday, September 19, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Woman Without Shame: Poems By Sandra Cisneros Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593534823
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Published: Knopf - September 13th, 2022

October 2022

Author TONI MIROSEVICH will make an in-store appearance at Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore on Thursday, October 13th. Toni will read from and discuss her new linked story collection, Spell Heaven and Other Stories, in which, after moving to a coastal town, a gay couple is drawn to a group of outsiders living on the edge of the sea. Toni will be joined in discussion by author Janine Kovac (right).

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Stories in the the collection include the tale of an undocumented boy's drowning when a wave pulls him out to sea, an ex–FBI agent’s surveillance of a man who leaves chocolate bars at a tree in a weekly ritual, a mother on meth who teaches a lesson on mercy, and Kite Man, who flies kites from a fishing pole and sells drugs on the side. His motto: When the kites fly, you can buy.


TONI MIROSEVICH was raised in a Croatian American fishing family in Everett, Washington. She is the author of a book of nonfiction stories, Pink Harvest, winner of the First Series Award for Creative Nonfiction, and five books of poetry. A professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University for many years, she currently resides with her wife in Pacifica, California.

Drawing from her career as a professional ballet dancer, JANINE KOVAC writes about power dynamics and women’s bodies. Her memoir Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home was a semifinalist for Publishers Weekly’s BookLife Prize and a winner of the National Indie Excellence Awards.

Due to ongoing COVID concerns and customer safety considerations, we will be limiting the number of attendees at our in-store events. To that end, please note the following and thank you for your understanding.

THIS EVENT is free but pre-registration is required. Registration ends at 4pm on August 10th.

DUE TO SPACE limitations, we may not be able to accommodate every person at an event, so early registration is encouraged.

PROOF OF up-to-date vaccination and boosting will be required at the door, as will masking for attendees during the event.

WE ARE NOT ABLE to accommodate any walk-ins that evening.

WE ASK that attendees arrive between 6:30 and 6:45pm for the event.

BECAUSE SEATING is limited, please register only if you plan to attend.

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Spell Heaven: and Other Stories By Toni Mirosevich Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640095168
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.
Published: Counterpoint - April 26th, 2022