J.L. Powers and Joshua Isard

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

That Mad Game: Growing Up in a Warzone: An Anthology of Essays from Around the Globe edited by J.L. Powers

When America's talking heads talk about war, children and teenagers are often the forgotten part of the story. Yet who can forget the horror of learning that Iranian children were sent on suicide missions to clear landmines? Who wasn't captivated by stories of the "lost boys" of Sudan. This collection of personal and narrative essays explores both the universal and particular experiences of children and teenagers who came of age during a time of war.

"Uplifting tales of survival …War’s most vulnerable victims have their say." — Kirkus Reviews

Conquistador of the Useless by Joshua Isard

Joshua Isard’s debut novel is a hoot. Our hero Nathan Wavelsky moves into the burbs with his wife. Life is good. He’s a successful slacker. He doesn’t want to rock the boat. As a mid-level corporate manager, he does what his bosses tell him. He just wants to be left alone. But no chance. #@&% begins to happen...

Event date: 
Friday, August 30, 2013 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
94025-4349 Menlo Park