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Virtual Event: Rebecca Handler



Join us on Tuesday, March 9 for the launch of Rebecca Handler's debut novel, Edie Richter is Not Alone on Zoom!

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ISBN: 9781951213176
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Published: Unnamed Press - March 9th, 2021

"Oh how I love this book. I finished Edie Richter Is Not Alone in one sitting, then reread it immediately. Hilariously heartbreakingly honest on every page, Rebecca Handler's novel is that rare thing: a perfect book." --Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less


Virtual Event: Patrick Earl Ryan and Martin Pousson


Join us on Friday, November 13 at 7pm PST when Patrick Earl Ryan discusses his award-winning debut collection, If We Were Electric, with Martin Pousson on Zoom!

If We Were Electric: Stories (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction #115) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780820358079
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Published: University of Georgia Press - September 15th, 2020

If We Were Electric's twelve stories celebrate New Orleans in all of its beautiful peculiarities: macabre and magical, muddy and exquisite, sensual and spiritual. The stunning debut collection finds its characters in moments of desire and despair, often stuck on the verge of a great metamorphosis, but burdened by some unreasonable love.


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ISBN: 9781947856066
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Published: Rare Bird Books, a Barnacle Book - February 13th, 2018

Winner of the 2017 PEN Center USA Award for Fiction


Virtual Event: Night of Memoir with Alden Jones and Rick Moody


Join us on Wednesday, November 18 at 5pm PST for a special Night of Memoir with writers Alden Jones and Rick Moody,
as they discuss their latest books and answer your questions about the art of memoir!

The Wanting Was a Wilderness: Cheryl Strayed's Wild and the Art of Memoir (...Afterwords) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780999431665
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Published: Fiction Advocate - August 25th, 2020

Literary Nonfiction. How did Cheryl Strayed turn a solo hike into an inspirational memoir, beloved by millions? Memoirist and professor Alden Jones sets out to explore why. But when a sudden personal crisis occurs while she is writing, Jones realizes she must confront some difficult truths, both in her life and on the page.


The Long Accomplishment: A Memoir of Hope and Struggle in Matrimony Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250214799
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - August 4th, 2020

[A] moving, funny, hauntingly brilliant memoir about marriage.” —Caroline Leavitt, The San Francisco Chronicle

Rick Moody, the award-winning author of The Ice Storm, shares the harrowing true story of the first year of his second marriage in this eventful, month-by-month account.


Virtual Event: Chinatown Pretty with Andria Lo, Valerie Luu, and Bonnie Tsui

Chinatown Pretty: Fashion and Wisdom from Chinatown's Most Stylish Seniors Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452175805
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 22nd, 2020

Chinatown Pretty features beautiful portraits and heartwarming stories of trend-setting seniors across six Chinatowns.

Andria Lo and Valerie Luu have been interviewing and photographing Chinatown''s most fashionable elders on their blog and Instagram, Chinatown Pretty, since 2014.


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ISBN: 9781616207861
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 14th, 2020

A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020
A Best Book of the Season: BuzzFeed * Bustle San Francisco Chronicle
A Best Book of the Year: NPR's Book ConciergeWashington Independent Review of Books

“A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water.


Virtual Event: July Westhale and MK Chavez


Join us on Wednesday, October 28 at 6pm PDT when July Westhale joins us to read from and celebrate her new collection, Via Negativa, with MK Chavez
on Zoom!

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781888553925
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Published: Kore Press - June 15th, 2020

Poetry. California Interest. LGBTQIA Studies. VIA NEGATIVA, often used to talk about the divine (a way of describing what something is by describing what it is not), is a book about the more difficult ways of talking about the ecstatic world.


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ISBN: 9780997093360
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Published: Nomadic Press - November 19th, 2016

Poetry. Women's Studies. DEAR ANIMAL, is a re-imagination of the Linnaean taxonomy from a feminist perspective. This collection is a love letter to the resilient feral female and an exploration of the myriad Animalia that dwell in the margins.


Virtual Event: Valzhyna Mort and Carolyn Forché


Join us on Thursday, November 12 at 5pm PDT when Valzhyna Mort discusses her latest collection, Music for the Dead and Resurrected, with Carolyn Forché on Zoom!

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Music for the Dead and Resurrected: Poems Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374252069
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 3rd, 2020

In her book of letters to the dead, the prize-winning poet Valzhyna Mort relearns how to mourn those erased by violent history.

With shocking, unforgettable lyric force, Valzhyna Mort’s Music for the Dead and Resurrected confronts


In the Lateness of the World: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525560401
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Published: Penguin Press - March 10th, 2020

“An undisputed literary event.” — NPR

A new poetry collection of uncanny grace and moral force from one of our country's most celebrated poets


Virtual Event: David Lazar and Joanna Eleftheriou


Join us on Tuesday, October 27 at 7pm PDT when David Lazar discusses his book Celeste Holm Syndrome: On Character Actors from Hollywood's Golden Age with Joanna Eleftheriou on Zoom!

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ISBN: 9781496200457
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - October 1st, 2020

In this essay collection David Lazar looks to our intimate relationships with characters, both well-known and lesser known, from Hollywood’s Golden Age.


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ISBN: 9781949199666
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Published: West Virginia University Press - October 1st, 2020

“Winning and contemplative.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 

Going back to her ancestral homeland, a Greek American girl discovers she is a lesbian in love with God, so her questions about home and belonging will not be easily answered.

This Way Back dramatizes a childhood split between Queens, New York, and Cyprus, an island na


Virtual Event: Neal Karlen on Prince


Join us on Thursday, October 8 at 6pm PDT when Neal Karlen joins us to discuss his book, This Thing Called Life: Prince's Odyssey On+Off the Record
on Zoom!

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$29.99
ISBN: 9781250135247
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 6th, 2020

A warm and surprisingly real-life biography, featuring never-before-seen photos, of one of rock’s greatest talents: Prince.


Virtual Event: Robert Duncan and Gary Wilson


Three Rooms Press and Green Apple Books
present the Official West Coast Launch for LOUDMOUTH, a novel, featuring reading, discussion, and music by author Robert Duncan, former editor of Creem magazine, plus special guest Gary Wilson, experimental musician and performance artist.

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$15.00
ISBN: 9781941110928
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Published: Three Rooms Press - October 6th, 2020

"Read this book immediately if you like truth, drugs, generation gaps, guitars, and lifelong quests for freedom and kicks." --Craig Finn, The Hold Steady


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