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PREMIER: In Deep Radio with Mary Roach, live at Kepler's
Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets
Mary Roach is one of our very favorite writers here at Kepler's and we're so pleased to host her during a truly unique event!
Mary will be the featured guest on a very special evening edition of In Deep Radio, hosted by longtime Bay Area journalist Angie Coiro. Mary will also sign books after the show.
Mary is a funny and fascinating writer who first arrived in San Francisco in the early 1980s. The writer went on to write six hugely popular science books including Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (2003), Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (2008), and Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal (2013).
As you can see, the common theme throughout Mary's books is a literary treatment of the human body. When asked by NPR how she picks her topics, she replied, "Well, it's got to have a little science, it's got to have a little history, a little humor - and something gross."
Her new book Grunt tackles the science behind being a soldier. In it, Mary visits a repurposed movie studio where amputee actors help prepare Marine Corps medics for facing combat wounds. She also samples caffeinated meat, sniffs a WWII stink bomb, and tends to the missiles on a nuclear submarine. Come take a tour of duty with Mary Roach on In Deep Radio, and you'll never see the art of war the same way again.
JULY 2016 EVENTS
Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Get ready to explore the hidden history of World War II when Kepler’s welcomes journalist Bill Lascher to tell the story he uncovers in Eve of a Hundred Midnights. This phenomenal new book tells the story of the captivating true-life romance between two American reporters who fell in love amid the maelstrom of WWII-era Asia and whose escape and reunion is one of the greatest untold story from that devastating war.
With a hand-in-hand leap from a burning dock onto the last boat out of Manila Harbor on New Year's Eve, 1941 (just three weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor), newlywed journalists Melville Jacoby and Annalee Whitmore embarked on a not-so-typical honeymoon. The couple, who shared a remarkable passion for China, together reported on the besieged Chinese wartime capital of Chongqing, the fall of Manila and the struggle for Bataan.
Read the review at Kirkus Reviews HERE
Bill Lascher is a nonfiction writer and journalist who never shies away from a good story. A widely-published freelancer, Lascher's work appears in The Guardian, Pacific Standard, High Country News, Boom: A Journal of California, Gizmodo, The Magazine, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and various National Public Radio member stations. Lascher also developed and coordinated community-focused journalism experiments in Portland, Maine, and Portland, Oregon.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
When you need advice on how to select and cook a piece of meat, you go to your local butcher. But what happens when we budding chefs need a little help on the vegetable front? Enter Cara Mangini, the Vegetable Butcher. Cara is the executive chef and owner of Little Eater, a produce-inspired restaurant in Columbus Ohio, and the author of the long-running column about vegetable butchery at The Kitchn website.
Marrying the art of butchery with the pleasures of seasonal produce, her new book The Vegetable Butcher offers fresh, inspiring and healthy recipes that also teach the art of preparing vegetables, whether it’s to prep an artichoke, chiffonade kale, break down a butternut squash or prepare cauliflower steaks. With over 100 vegetarian recipes, The Vegetable Butcher celebrates the soul-satisfying flavor of our favorite veggies. As a mouth-watering treat just for this event, Cara will provide a live demonstration of her unique art, meaning all guests will get a tasty sample of her delicious work.
Youth: Firoozeh Dumas
Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
You'll know Firoozeh Dumas from the much loved New York Times bestselling Funny in Farsi that was the finalist for the PEN/USA Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Thurber Prize for American Humor.
Firoozeh is back with a poignant yet lighthearted middle grade novel that is "[a] fresh take on the immigrant experience—authentic, funny, and moving from beginning to end."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred review
Zomorod (Cindy) Yousefzadeh is the new kid on the block . . . for the fourth time. California’s Newport Beach is her family’s latest perch, and she’s determined to shuck her brainy loner persona and start afresh with a new Brady Bunch name—Cindy. It’s the late 1970s, and fitting in becomes more difficult as Iran makes U.S. headlines with protests, revolution, and finally the taking of American hostages. Even mood rings and puka shell necklaces can't distract Cindy from the anti-Iran sentiments that creep way too close to home.
“Firoozeh Dumas’s unique gift is her ability to use her wry, bold, but always gentle wit to tell serious stories about family, heritage, and loss. . . . In this era of suspicion and paranoia, [this book] offers a tender and compassionate glimpse into the immigrant experience.” —Khaled Hosseini, bestselling author of The Kite Runner
YA: Sonya Mukherjee
Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Join us in celebrating the launch of Sonya Mukherjee's powerful and daring debut novel, Gemini, the story of sisters Clara and Hailey, conjoined twins who are learning what it means to be truly extraordinary.
Seventeen-year-old conjoined twins Clara and Hailey have lived in the same small town their entire lives--no one stares at them anymore. But there are cracks in their quiet existence and they're slowly becoming more apparent. Clara and Hailey are at a crossroads. Clara wants to stay close to home, avoid all attention, and study the night sky. Hailey wants to travel the world, learn from great artists, and dance with mysterious boys. As high school graduation approaches, each twin must untangle her dreams from her sister's and figure out what it means to be her own person. Told in alternating perspectives, this unconventional coming-of-age tale shows how dreams can break your heart -- but the love between sisters can mend it.
"Thought provoking and engaging, this story of two girls finding their own unusual path to adulthood will pull readers in and give them a lot to think about." (School Library Journal)
Saturday, July 30, 2016