History of Past Author Events



   

PREMIER EVENT: Louise Penny

Thursday, August 27, 7:00 p.m.

The Nature of the Beast: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

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PREMIER EVENT: John Scalzi in conversation with Tad Williams

Monday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.

The End of All Things

 

 

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  PREMIER EVENT: David Shields in conversation with Karen Joy Fowler

Friday, August 21, 7:30 p.m.

That Thing You Do with Your Mouth: The Sexual Autobiography of Samantha Matthews as Told to David Shields

 

 

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PREMIER EVENT: Adam Johnson in conversation with Oscar Villalon

Wednesday, August 19, 7:30 p.m.

Fortune Smiles

 

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LAUNCH: Alice LaPlante in conversation with Tracy Guzeman

Thursday, August 13, 7:30 p.m.

Coming of Age at the End of Days

 

 

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PREMIER EVENT: Meg Waite Clayton in conversation with Ellen Sussman

Tuesday, August 11, 7:30 p.m.

The Race for Paris: A Novel

 

 

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PREMIER EVENT: Paula McLain in conversation with Meg Waite Clayton

Thursday, August 6, 7:30 p.m.

Circling the Sun

 

 

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  Peninsula LAUNCH: Ruth Galm in conversation with Nicole Hughes

Wednesday, August 5, 7:30 p.m.

Into the Valley

 

 

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Anil Ananthaswamy

Tuesday, August 4, 7:30 p.m.

The Man Who Wasn't There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self

 

 

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  Richard Kadrey

Tuesday, July 28, 7:30 p.m.

Killing Pretty (Sandman Slim #7)

 

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Janis Cooke Newman in conversation with Susanne Pari

Tuesday, July 21, 7:30 p.m.

A Master Plan for Rescue

 
 

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Ernest Cline

Tuesday, July 14, 7:30 p.m.

Armada

 

 

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  Bernie Roth in conversation with Tina Seelig

Wednesday, July 8, 7:30 p.m. 

The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life

  

 

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Jessica Jackley

Tuesday, July 7, 7:30 p.m.

Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least

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Karen Joy Fowler in conversation with Meg Waite Clayton

Tuesday, June 30, 7:30 p.m.

Black Glass: Short Fiction

 

 
 
   

 

YA: Megan Whalen Turner, Elizabeth Fama, Stephanie Kuehn, Rebecca Hahn, Tamara Ireland Stone & Renee Ahdieh

Monday, June 29, 7:00 p.m.

Megan Whalen Turner

 
Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
 
Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn
 
A Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn
 
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
 
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
 
 
 
 
 

 

Vendela Vida

Thursday, June 25, 7:30 p.m.

The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty: A Novel

 
 
 
   

 

PREMIER EVENT: David McCullough

Tuesday, June 16, 7:30pm

The Wright Brothers

Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City

 

   

 
 

Jim Shepard in conversation with Tobias Wolff

Monday, June 15, 7:30 p.m.

The Book of Aron

 
 
 
   

 

YA: Mary Pearson

Friday, June 12, 7:00 p.m.

The Kiss of Deception

 

 

   

 

Robert Roper

Thursday, June 11, 7:30 p.m.

Nabokov in America: On the Road to Lolita

 

 

   

 

Prajwal Parajuly in conversation with Shikha Malaviya

Monday, June 8, 7:30 p.m.

Land Where I Flee

 

 
   

 

PREMIER EVENT: Chris Hedges

Friday, June 5, 7:30 p.m.

Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt

 

 

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Launch: YA: Virginia Boecker

Thursday, June 4, 7:00 p.m.

The Witch Hunter

 

 

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YA: Michelle Tea

Wednesday, June 3, 7:00 p.m.

Girl at the Bottom of the Sea

 

 

   

 

Tina Seelig

Tuesday, June 2
7:00 p.m. - Reception
7:30 p.m. - Program

Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World

 

   

 

Brandon R. Brown in conversation with Paul Zeitz

Thursday, May 21, 7:30 p.m.

Planck: Driven by Vision, Broken by War

 

 

   

 

PREMIER EVENT: Andrew Keen

Wednesday, May 20, 7:30 p.m.

The Internet Is Not the Answer

 

 

   

 

Ask a Fodor's Travel Expert with Arabella Bowen, Editor in Chief of Fodor's Travel

Saturday, May 16, 2:00 p.m.

 

   

 

Martin Ford

Thursday, May 14, 7:30 p.m.

Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

 

 

   

 

Fierce Reads Tour: Marie Rutkoski, Lindsay Smith, Katie Finn, and Lynn Matson

Tuesday, May 12, 6:00 p.m.

 

Marie Rutkoski: The Winner’s Crime
 
Lindsay Smith: Skandal
 
 
Lynne Matson: NIL Unlocked
 
 
 
 
 

 

Robert Wachter in conversation with Abraham Verghese

Friday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.

The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age

 

 

   

 

Jane Smiley

Tuesday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.

Early Warning

 

 

   

 

California Book Store Day Story Time with Dan Gutman

Saturday, May 2, 10:30 a.m. 

Rappy the Raptor

 

   

 

PREMIER EVENT: Jacqueline Winspear

Wednesday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.

A Dangerous Place: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

 

   

 

LAUNCH: Sabaa Tahir

Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 p.m.

An Ember in the Ashes

 

 

   

 

Jennifer Jacquet

Tuesday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.

Is Shame Necessary?: New Uses for an Old Tool

 

 

   

 

Meet and Greet with Neal Shusterman

Monday, April 20, 5:00 p.m.

Challenger Deep

 

   

 

Beth Shapiro

Thursday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of de-Extinction

 

 

 
 

A reading and discussion with two former Stegner Fellows, Skip Horack and Kirstin Valdez Quade

Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.

The Other Joseph

Night at the Fiestas

 

 
 

 

Francisco Jiménez

Tuesday, April 14, 7:00 p.m.

Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University

 

 

   

 

PREMIER EVENT: Erik Larson

Monday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania 

 

 
   

 

Bruce Henderson

Thursday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.

Rescue at Los Baños: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II

 

 

  YA: Elizabeth Wein

Wednesday, April 8, 7:00 p.m.

Black Dove, White Raven

   
   

  Launch: Ann Packer in conversation with Anthony Marra

Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. 

The Children's Crusade

  

 

 

 

PREMIER EVENT: Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation with Tom Barbash

Thursday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.

The Buried Giant

Menlo-Atherton High School Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Rd., Atherton  


 

PREMIER EVENT: Barney Frank in conversation with Angie Coiro

Wednesday, April 1, 7:30pm

Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage

Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City

 


 

Jane Hirshfield in conversation with Ellen Bass

Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.

The Beauty: Poems

Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World

 

 
 

 

Robbie Kellman Baxter

Thursday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.

The Membership Economy: Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue

 

 
   

 

PREMIER EVENT: Joyce Carol Oates in conversation with Michelle Richmond

Wednesday, March 25, 7:30pm

The Sacrifice

 


 

Youth: Jennifer A. Nielsen

Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 p.m.

Mark of the Thief - Book 1 of Praetor War

 

 

 
   

 

Mad Science Saturday with Jon Scieszka

Saturday, March 21, 2:00 p.m.

Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger

 

 

 

 

PREMIER EVENT: Michael Gazzaniga in conversation with Angie Coiro

Wednesday, March 18, 7:30pm

Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience

 

 
   

 

Elliott Ackerman in conversation with Anthony Marra

Thursday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.

Green on Blue

 

 
 

 

PREMIER EVENT: Dave Barry

Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.

Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster): Life Lessons from Dave Barry!

 

 
   

 

Irvin D. Yalom in conversation with Barry Hughes

Wednesday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.

Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy

 

 

 

Ann Hamilton

Tuesday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.

Expecting

 


   

YA: CJ Omololu, Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong & Kimberly Derting

Saturday, February 28, 7:00 p.m.

A Celebration of CJ Omololu's The Third Twin 

 

 
   

  Youth: Pam Muñoz Ryan

Thursday, February 26, 7:00 p.m. 

Echo

 

 

 

  Laurie R. King in conversation with Catriona McPherson

Wednesday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.

Dreaming Spies: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

 

 

 

 

LAUNCH: Elizabeth Collison

Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.

Some Other Town

 

 

 

 

 

PREMIER EVENT: Issa Rae

Saturday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

 

 

 

T. Geronimo Johnson in conversation with Tess Taylor

Friday, February 20, 7:30 p.m.

Welcome to Braggsville

 

 

 

 

Pamela K. Gullard in conversation with Menlo College President Richard A. Moran

Thursday, February 19, 7:00 p.m. 

Through the Gates: Eighty-Five Years of Menlo College and Its Times

 

 

 

Chinese New Year Story Time with Oliver Chin

Thursday, February 12, 10:30 a.m. 

The Year of the Sheep 

 

 

Eric Topol, M.D.

Wednesday, February 11, 7:30 p.m.

The Patient Will See You Now

 

 

 

 

PREMIER EVENT: YA: Richelle Mead

Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 p.m.

The Ruby Circle

 

 

 
 

  YA: Lisa McMann

Friday, February 6, 7:00 p.m. 

Unwanteds 5: The Island of Shipwrecks

 

 

 

 

YA: Courtney Alameda

Thursday, February 5, 7:00 p.m.

Shutter

 

 


 

Sandip Roy in conversation with Richard Rodriguez

Wednesday, February 4, 7:30 p.m. 

Don't Let Him Know

 

 

 


 

PREMIER EVENT: YA: Marissa Meyer

Tuesday, February 3, 7:00 p.m.

Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles: Levana's Story

 

 

PREMIER EVENT: Michael Shermer

Monday, February 2, 7:30 p.m.

The Moral ARC: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom

 

 

PREMIER EVENT: Armistead Maupin

Wednesday, January 28, 7:30pm

The Days of Anna Madrigal (Tales of the City)

 

 

 
   

 

LAUNCH: Jan Ellison in conversation with Ann Packer

Tuesday, January 27, 7:30 p.m.

A Small Indiscretion

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Svoboda

Monday, January 26, 7:30 p.m.

What Makes a Hero? The Surprising Science of Selflessness

 

 

 

Nir Eyal

Thursday, January 22, 7:30 p.m.

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

 

 

 

 

 

John McQuaid

Wednesday, January 21, 7:30 p.m.

TASTY: The Art and Science of What We Eat

 

 


 

Anita Diamant in conversation with Alice LaPlante

Thursday, January 15, 7:30 p.m. 

The Boston Girl

 

 

 

 

Mary Street Alinder

Wednesday, January 14, 7:30 p.m.

Group f.64: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and the Community of Artists Who Revolutionized American Photography

 

 

 

PREMIER EVENT: Joshua Davis in conversation with Wired magazine's Mark Robinson

Tuesday, January 13, 7:30pm

Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream

 

 


 

Mandy Aftel

Thursday, January 8, 7:00 p.m.

Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent

 

 

 
 

 
2014 EVENTS
 

 

Story Time with Caryn Yacowitz

Saturday, December 6, 11:00 a.m. 

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel 

 

 

Richard Ford in conversation with Rachel Smith

Friday, December 5, 7:30 p.m.

Let Me Be Frank with You

 

 

 

Guy Kawasaki in conversation with Peg Fitzpatrick

Thursday, December 4, 7:30 p.m.

The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users

 

 

 

Premier Event: Tim Shriver

Wednesday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.

Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most

 
 

 

An evening of poetry and enlightenment with Minal Hajratwala

Thursday, November 20, 7:30 p.m.

Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment
  

 

 

 

Shane Harris

Tuesday, November 18, 7:30 p.m.

@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex

 

 

 

Rebecca Alexander

Monday, November 17, 7:30 p.m.

Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found

An ASL interpreter will be signing during the event.

 

 

 

Susan Woodman

Thursday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.

Gamble Garden: Landscape of Optimism

 

 

 

Premier Event: Francis Fukuyama

Tuesday, November 11, 7:30 p.m.

Political Order and Political Decay

 

 

 

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Story Time with Jim LaMarche

Saturday, November 8, 10:30 a.m. 

Winter Is Coming

 

 

 
  Premier Event: Bryan Stevenson

 

Thursday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.

Just Mercy

 

 

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Bill Oetinger

Wednesday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.

75 Classic Rides Northern California: The Best Road Biking Routes

 

 

  Launch: Lalita Tademy in conversation with Natalie Baszile

Tuesday, November 4, 7:30 p.m.

Citizen's Creek

 

 

 

Fulbright Scholar Mary O'Hara in conversation with Michael Stoll 

Monday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.

Austerity Bites: A journey to the sharp end of cuts in the UK

 

 

 

Keith Raffel in conversation with Ellen Sussman

Sunday, November 2, 5:00 p.m.

Temple Mount

 

 

  Launch: Carole Bumpus

Saturday, November 1, Reception: 6:00 p.m. - Event: 7:00 p.m.

A Cup of Redemption

 
 
 

 

Terry Shames in conversation with Keith Raffel

Thursday, October 30, 7:30pm

Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek: A Samuel Craddock Mystery

 

 

Herant Katchadourian in conversation with Richard Evans

Wednesday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.

The Way It Turned Out: A Memoir

 

 
 

 

Meet & Greet: YouTube Star Michelle Phan

Tuesday, October 28, 7:00 p.m.

Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style, and Success--Online and Off 

 

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YA: Sara Raasch, Kasie West, and Corrine Jackson

Monday, October 27, 7:00 p.m. 

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

On the Fence by Kasie West

Ignited by Corrine Jackson

 

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Story Time with Eric Litwin

Sunday, October 26, 11:00 a.m. 

The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House

Redwood Shores Branch Library, 399 Marine Parkway @ Bridge Parkway

 

   

Fireside Chat with Garth Nix and Michael Grant

Thursday, October 23, 7:00 p.m. 

Clariel

Messenger of Fear

  

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Boris Fishman in conversation with Ellen Sussman

Wednesday, October 22, 7:30 p.m.

A Replacement Life 

 

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Leslie S. Klinger in conversation with Laurie R. King

Tuesday, October 21, 7:30 p.m.

The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft

 

 

 

Leon Panetta in conversation with Jim Newton

Friday, October 17, 7:30 p.m.

Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace

Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City 

 

 
 

 

Premier Event: Rick Riordan

Wednesday, October 15, 7:00 p.m.

Heroes of Olympus: Book 5 - The Blood of Olympus

Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City

 

 

 

YA: S. S. Taylor

Monday, October 13, 6:30 p.m.

The Expeditioners and King Triton's Lair

 

 

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YA: Becca Fitzpatrick, Christina Lauren, and Kiersten White

Sunday, October 12, 3:00 p.m. 

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick 

Sublime by Christina Lauren 

Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White 

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James Frey in conversation with John Hanke, VP of Google’s Niantic Lab

Saturday, October 11, 6:00 p.m.

Endgame: The Calling

 

 

 

Mark Schapiro

Tuesday, October 7, 7:30 p.m.

Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of the Disrupted Global Economy 

 

 

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Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Sunday, October 5, 2:00 p.m.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

 

 

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Premier Event: Vikram Chandra in conversation with Nick Taylor

Friday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.

Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty

 

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