returns to Mrs. Dalloway's to read from her new novel, Late in the Day.
"Perceptive, finely wrought....Hadley is a writer of the first order, and this novel gives her the opportunity to explore, with profound incisiveness and depth, the inevitable changes inherent to long-lasting marriages."-- Publishers Weekly
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The lives of two close-knit couples are irrevocably changed by an untimely death in this latest from Hadley. Alexandr and Christine and Zachary and Lydia have been friends since they first met in their twenties. Thirty years later, Alex and Christine are spending a leisurely summer's evening at home when they receive a call from a distraught Lydia: she is at the hospital. Zach is dead.
reading from her new novel, Hungry Ghost Theater, "a thrilling hybrid of a novel about the intricacies of family life and the inevitable handing down from one generation to the next of our deepest passions and pathologies. . . . both marvelously inventive and deeply humane."--Ann Packer
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An inventive, funny, sometimes heart-breaking exploration of the connections between hunger and art, duty and desire, and
loss and survival. Brother and sister Robert and Julia Zamarin are trying to awaken the world to its peril with their tiny political theater company, while their sister Eva, a neuroscientist, searches for the biological roots of empathy. As Julia attempts to break free of Robert’s influence, Robert, as lost without her as she is without him, takes on dark material and drives away members
presents What your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life.
"Short enough for a busy parent to actually read and use; utterly reliable and authoritative but never pedantic; wise, kind, and teeming with the chirping voices of children who have ADHD; this cornucopia of a book will feed you over and over again. Wonderfully written, infused with positive energy and solid information. All parents of children who have ADHD should buy it."--Edward Hallowell, MD, bestselling author of Delivered from Distraction
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You've read all the expert advice, but despite countless efforts to help your child cope better and stay on track, you're still struggling with everyday issues like homework, chores, getting to soccer practice on time, and simply getting along without pushback and power struggles.
In conversation on Women, Rituals, Ecology in India.
Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, and alter-globalization author. Currently based in Delhi, she has authored more than twenty books, including Who Really Feeds the World? Water Wars, and Biopiracy. She is one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization (along with Jerry Mander, Edward Goldsmith, Ralph Nader, Jeremy Rifkin) and a figure of the global solidarity movement known as the alter-globalization movement.
discussing her new novel On the Come Up, an ode to hip hop. The ticketed event is co-sponsored by Oakland Unified School District Library Services and Mrs. Dalloway’s. Tickets and further information available through Eventbrite. Your $25 purchase includes a ticket and a copy of On the Come Up, available for pickup at the event.
Donations: In an effort to support Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) students, we are prioritizing books and attendance for those students. For funders and the general public who are able to give, a donation of $25 will sponsor a book and ticket for a young person who would otherwise be unable to purchase a book and attend. As a thank you, each person that sponsors an OUSD student to attend the event will receive a FREE copy of MK Asante's award-winning memoir, Buck. Further details on our Eventbrite page.
Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up, an ode to hip-hop, is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn't always free.
returns to Mrs. Dalloway's to present Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love.
"Identity is frail business, and in her searing story, Dani Shapiro makes the most disquieting discovery: that everything, from her lineage, to her father, down to her very own sense of self is an astounding error. How do we live with ourselves after finding we are not who we thought we were? The answer is not disquieting. It is beautiful."--Andre Aciman, author of Call Me by Your Name
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What makes us who we are? What combination of memory, history, biology, experience, and that ineffable thing called the soul defines us?
In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. She woke up one morning and her entire history--the life she had lived--crumbled beneath her.
reads from Daughter of Moloka'i, the highly anticipated sequel to his bestselling Moloka'i.
"Alan Brennert excels at uncovering the intersection of the big movements of history with the personal stories of ordinary people. He writes with compassion and beauty about both the history of Hawai'i and of the human heart."--Tatjana Soli, author of the The Lotus Eaters
This companion tale tells the story of Ruth, the daughter that Rachel Kalama--quarantined for most of her life at the isolated leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa--was forced to give up at birth.
discussing her new book of poems A Piece of Good News.
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.
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).
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.
reads from her latest novel The Hazards of Time Travel, an ingenious, dystopian novel of one young woman's resistance against the constraints of an oppressive society.
To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of The Hazards of Time Travel by speaking to a bookseller or ordering from our website.
"Time travel"--and its hazards--are made literal in this astonishing new novel in which a recklessly idealistic girl dares to test the perimeters of her tightly controlled (future) world and is punished by being sent back in time to a region of North America--"Wainscotia, Wisconsin"--that existed eighty years before.
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
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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.