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From April 17, 2016


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April 18 (Monday, 7:00 pm) — The Book Club will be meeting to discuss the Fiction Selection for April, The Paris Architect​ by Charles Belfoure. Book Club Members receive 25% off the selected book of the month.

In 1942, Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money - and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist.

But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.



April 18 (Monday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting acclaimed poet Kim Dower to discuss and sign her new collection, Last Train to the Missing Planet. Kim’s work has been featured in Garrison Keillor's, The Writer's Almanac, and Ted Kooser's, American Life in Poetry. Her first collection, Air Kissing on Mars was on the Poetry Foundation’s Contemporary Best Sellers list, and was described by the Los Angeles Times as, "sensual and evocative... seamlessly combining humor and heartache." Slice of Moon, her second collection, nominated for a Pushcart, was called, "unexpected and sublime,” by O magazine. This event is free and open to the public. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

Acclaimed for combining the accessible and profound, Kim Dower's poetry has been described by The Los Angeles Times as "Sensual and evocative" and by O Magazine as unexpected and sublime. Her third collection, Last Train to the Missing Planet, rockets forward in this trajectory, taking us on a journey to places we've often visited but never seen. Buy a ticket and hop aboard: experience love, longing, and passion tipped sideways; irreverent, touching, and disarmingly sexy as illuminated by an original and brilliant light. Lose yourself in the unexplored sensations of the ordinary in this engaging year of moments, both comforting and terrifying and always extraordinary.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |



April 20 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting debut novelist and finalist for the PEN/Bellwether Prize, Aline Ohanesian to discuss and sign Orhan's Inheritance. Aline Ohanesian’s great-grandmother was a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. Her history was the kernel for the story that Ohanesian tells in her first novel, Orhan's Inheritance. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

"They found him inside one of seventeen cauldrons in the courtyard, steeping in an indigo dye two shades darker than the summer sky. His arms and chin were propped over the copper edge, but the rest of Kemal Turkoglu, age ninety-three, had turned a pretty pale blue."

When Orhan's brilliant and eccentric grandfather, who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs, is found dead in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But his grandfather's will raises more questions than it answers. Kemal has left the family estate to a stranger thousands of miles away, an aging woman in a retirement home in Los Angeles. Her existence and secrecy about her past only deepen the mystery of why Orhan's grandfather would have left their home to this woman rather than to his own family.

Intent on righting this injustice, Orhan boards a plane to Los Angeles. There, over many meetings, he will unearth the story that eighty-seven-year-old Seda so closely guards—the story that, if told, has the power to undo the legacy upon which Orhan's family is built, the story that could unravel Orhan's own future.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |



April 20 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm)Sylvia Levinson and Clifton King, featured poets at the New Alchemy Poetry Series. Open Mic follows the reading. Host: Seretta Martin, Co-hosts: Fred Longworth & Terry Macrae. For information: serettamartin@yahoo.com

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.



April 21 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is excited to host a double presentation from two incredible authors. Jan Moran will present her newest romance novel The Winemakers. Anita Hughes will present her compulsively readable Island in the Sea. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Reserved seating is available. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

Jan Moran, The Winemakers: 1956: When Caterina Rosetta inherits a cottage in the countryside of Italy from a grandmother she's never known, she discovers a long-buried family secret — a secret so devastating, it threatens the future of everything her mother has worked for. Many years before, her mother's hard-won dreams of staking her family's claim in the vineyards of California came to fruition; but as an old murder comes to light, and Caterina uncovers a tragic secret that may destroy the man she loves, she realizes her happiness will depend on revealing the truth of her mother's buried past.

Anita Hughes, Island in the Sea: Juliet Lyman is a senior executive at Yesterday Records. Music is her passion and she's very good at her job. That's why her famously philanthropic boss Gideon sends her to Majorca, Spain to work with a very tortured, but talented client. Lionel Harding is one of the best song writers of the 20th century, the multi-Grammy award-winning lyricist of the third most recorded song in history. But now he's 42 and six months overdue on the his latest paid assignment. Juliet is not leaving Majorca without either new lyrics or a very large check.

To Juliet, business comes first. Emotions are secondary, and love isn't even on the menu. But to Lionel, love is everything, and he blames Gideon for his broken heart. He's determined to show Juliet that nothing is more important than love, but Juliet is just as determined to get Lionel to create the music that made him famous. If she can sign up local talent, even better. Her new friend Gabriella has a voice like an angel, but she's not interested in fame. Her grandmother, Lydia, wants the world for Gabriella, and she wants Juliet's help to give it to her.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |



April 21 (Thursday, from 9:00-11:00 am) — Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to present OLLI at SDSU: Mission de Alcalá Edventure with award-winning travel journalist Maggie Espinosa, at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá, 10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108. OLLI at SDSU Membership is required to attend this event and may be obtained for a nominal fee at the time of registration.

About the Event: Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University for a Mission de Alcalá Edventure, featuring Espinosa, on a behind the scenes tour of Mission San Diego de Alcalá. Event includes a private tour of the Mission, signed book, book discussion, Q&A, book signing, and the opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate and authentic setting.

About the Author: Award-winning travel journalist, Maggie Espinosa, has a passion for exploring the globe, and sampling the world. She amasses the indigenous qualities of a destination, and unfurls them into colorful, alluring articles. Her talent for finding a location’s unique angle ensures a fresh perspective.

Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.


April 22 (Friday) — Book Signing of AFTER: The Battle Has Just Begun by local author R.J. Belle.

This book isn't about war or politics - it is about figuring out what it takes to move forward AFTER the war. Meet eight combat-injured men who sustained life-altering injuries. Read eight inspiring stories of heroism and the re-building of independent, productive and fulfilling lives after seemingly impossible circumstances. It's not about the war. It’s about the warrior.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.


April 23 (Saturday, 7:00 pm) — Renowned surfing author Chris Ahrens will read from and discuss his new book Behold: What is Greater Than Thyself: And Other Surf Stories, at D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com.

Chris Ahrens has written for every surfing publication in the world. His previous books include Good Things Love Water; Joy Rides; Kelea’s Gift; and Twilight in the City of Angels. He also served as Editor of Longboard Magazine and Risen Magazine.


April 23 (Saturday, 2:30 pm) — Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with the historic Westgate Hotel to present a Literary Tea Adventure featuring international bestselling author, Michelle Gable, at The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave., San Diego, CA 92101. The event is ticketed (42 per person) and is open to the public.

About the Event: Join us for a lovely afternoon tea. The event is a gracious ceremony where you can unwind while indulging in a charming array of scrumptious tea sandwiches, sweet pastries, scones, seasonal berries, and a glass of bubbly. Your Adventure includes an elegant tea, book discussion, Q&A, author signing, and an opportunity to meet Michelle Gable up close and personal in an intimate and lavish setting.

About the Author: Michelle Gable is the international bestselling author of The Paris Apartment, inspired by the true discovery of an apartment left vacant for over 70 years, frozen in time. This fantastic debut novel has been critically acclaimed by multiple publications, including the San Diego Union Tribune. Her second novel, I’ll See You in Paris, is anxiously awaited and due out Spring 2016.

Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.


April 23 (Saturday, 7:00 to 9:00 pm)The Pizarro Brothers. Join for a wonderful evening with this dynamic piano duo and their renditions of classic jazz, standards, and pop songs.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.


April 23 (Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00 pm) — Warwick’s will host La Jolla’s first annual Saint Jordi’s Day Festival. Saint Jordi’s Day is a day of books, roses, and romance and Warwick’s is bringing it to La Jolla all the way from Spain.

Our celebration will feature special book tables hosted by our outstanding Penguin Random House representatives, roses from Adelaide’s, live Spanish music from renowned classical guitarist Fred Benedetti, Spanish food from Paella Valencia, a dragon and knight costumed characters, two childrens’ story times, and raffle prizes. Saint Jordi is the Catalan name of Saint George, the patron saint of Catalonia.

As legend has it, Saint George slew a dragon to save a princess and then plucked a red rose for the princess from a rose bush which sprouted from the exact spot that the dragon’s red blood had spilled. To commemorate Saint Jordi’s day men and women in Barcelona take to the streets to buy and exchange books and roses for their sweetheart. More books are sold on this day in Barcelona than the entire rest of the year combined.

Ten percent of all sales will benefit the libraries of La Jolla Elementary, Torrey Pines Elementary, and Bird Rock Elementary.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |



April 23 & 24 (Saturday & Sunday, 5:00 to 9:00 pm) — Join the fun at the Encinitas Holiday Street Fair and view books by some of San Diego's local authors. Because of great demand in the past, this year we will display on both Saturday and Sunday!

For more information on the event, go to Encinitas Street fair information. Those of you who have participated in the past know that this is a very popular fair attended by tens of thousands of people. Our booth is well placed near I Street on the 101.



April 24 (Sunday, 2:00 pm)Geeky Game Day. Founded in 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics and trading cards, including the DC Comics™ Deck-Building Game, The Walking Dead™ Board Game, The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game and Ghostbusters™: The Board Game, the 8th most funded tabletop game in Kickstarter history. Following a philosophy and core principle of “Fans First,” the dedicated gamers and fans of the Cryptozoic Entertainment team produce amazing products and epic events to bring gaming fans together in the Cryptozoic community. Cryptozoic Entertainment has kindly made a sampling of games likely to appeal to readers in the Galaxy available – come on in and join us in game play!

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.



April 24 (Sunday, 12:00pm to 2:00 pm) — As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Quinn Farrar Wilson, author of Bone Broth: 101 Essential Recipes and Age Old Remedies to Heal Your Body.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |



April 25 (Monday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni to discuss and sign her new novel book, Before We Visit the Goddess. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the author of sixteen books, including Oleander Girl, The Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, Palace of Illusions, and One Amazing Thing. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times, and has won, among other prizes, an American Book Award. Born in India, she currently lives in Texas and is the McDavid professor of Creative Writing at the University of Houston. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

A beautiful, powerful new novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spices about three generations of mothers and daughters who must discover their greatest source of strength in one another a masterful, brilliant tale of a family both united and torn apart by ambition and love.

The daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family's situation means college is an impossible dream. Then an influential woman from Kolkata takes Sabitri under her wing, but her generosity soon proves dangerous after the girl makes a single, unforgiveable misstep. Years later, Sabitris own daughter, Bela, haunted by her mothers choices, flees abroad with her political refugee lover but the America she finds is vastly different from the country she'd imagined. As the marriage crumbles and Bela is forced to forge her own path, she unwittingly imprints her own child, Tara, with indelible lessons about freedom, heartbreak, and loyalty that will take a lifetime to unravel.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |



April 26 (Saturday, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm) — The La Jolla Library will host an all day MEET THE AUTHORS event. Come by and meet a different bunch of authors there during 2-hour shifts, including one really special opportunity, that is to meet moi, yes author Tom Leech.

Location is 7555 Draper Ave. 858-552-1657. Also for tour upcoming new book, aspiring writers, you can hear from 3 experts about selling it, from 1 -2:30 p.m, same place. Info at. http://sdpl.bwcs-hosting.com/cal/event/showEventMore.rdo.


April 26 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick’s presents the authors of The Status of All Things and Your Perfect Life, Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, to discuss and sign their new novel, The Year We Turned Forty. Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke have been best friends for twenty-five years and survived high school and college together. Liz lives in San Diego with her husband and two children. Lisa, a former talk show producer, now lives in Chicago with her husband, daughter, and two bonus children. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

If you could repeat one year of your life, what would you do differently? This heartwarming and hilarious novel from the authors of The Status of All Things and Your Perfect Life features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small and also get the opportunity to change their future.

Jessie loves her son Lucas more than anything, but it tears her up inside that he was conceived in an affair that ended her marriage to a man she still loves, a man who just told her he's getting remarried. This time around, she's determined to bury the secret of Lucas paternity, and to repair the fissures that sent her wandering the first time.

But it doesn't take long for all three women to learn that re-living a life and making different decisions only leads to new problems and consequences and that the mistakes they made may, in fact, have been the best choices of all.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |



April 27 (Wednesday, 3:00 pm) — Warwick’s presents Leeza Gibbons, daytime Emmy Award-Winner and Winner of The Celebrity Apprentice signing her book, Fierce Optimis. Signing line will operate on a first-come first-served basis. Photography will be allowed.

Attitude can be sexy. A practical and inspirational guide for using kindness and positivity as a winning strategy from Celebrity Apprentice champion, Hollywood veteran, and New York Times bestselling author Leeza Gibbons.

We live in a winner-take-all world, in which only the toughest thrive. On the surface, from the living room to the boardroom, it's certainly no place for nice. Civility and kindnessare oftenthe price of admission, and empowering communication is checked at the door.

Leeza Gibbonsis a culture changer who doesn't mess with mean. She has fiercely redefined optimism, and used positive communication as an empowerment strategy to win with class. She refuses to sacrifice kindness as she has succeeded in getting ahead. Working for decades in an intense, often merciless industry that rewards novelty, ruthlessness, and the next big thin. She has applied smart principles and excelled through savviness without having to sell her soul or fake it.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |



April 27 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting author Scott Woolley to discuss and sign his book The Network. Scott Woolley is a technology and business writer. Formerly a Forbes Telecom correspondent and Forbes Los Angeles Bureau Chief, he has written about technology and business affairs for the MIT Technology Review, the San Jose Mercury News, and Slate, among other publications. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

This is the origin story of the airwaves the foundational technology of the communications age as told through the forty-year friendship of an entrepreneurial industrialist and a brilliant inventor.

David Sarnoff, the head of RCA and equal parts Steve Jobs, Jack Welch, and William Randolph Hearst, was the greatest supporter of his friend Edwin Armstrong, developer of the first amplifier, the modern radio transmitter, and FM radio. Sarnoff was convinced that Armstrong's inventions had the power to change the way societies communicated with each other forever. He would become a visionary captain of the media industry, even predicting the advent of the Internet.

Many corrupt politicians and corporations saw in Armstrong's inventions the opportunity to commodify our most ubiquitous natural resource the air. This early alliance between high tech and business set the precedent for countless legal and industrial battles over broadband and licensing bandwidth, many of which continue to influence policy and debate today.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |



April 28 (Thursday, 6:30 pm) — Warwick's is excited to host a double presentation from two incredible authors. Jung Yun will present her debut novel Shelter. Patricia Park will present Re Jane. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Reserved seating is available. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

Shelter, One of "The Millions'" Most Anticipated Books of the Year (Selected by Edan Lepucki, author of California)

Kyung Cho is a young father burdened by a house he can't afford. For years, he and his wife, Gillian, have lived beyond their means. Now their debts and bad decisions are catching up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family's future.

A few miles away, his parents, Jin and Mae, live in the town's most exclusive neighborhood, surrounded by the material comforts that Kyung desires for his wife and son. Growing up, they gave him every possible advantage private tutors, expensive hobbies but they never showed him kindness. Kyung can hardly bear to see them now, much less ask for their help. Yet when an act of violence leaves Jin and Mae unable to live on their own, the dynamic suddenly changes, and he's compelled to take them in. For the first time in years, the Chos find themselves living under the same roof. Tensions quickly mount as Kyung s proximity to his parents forces old feelings of guilt and anger to the surface, along with a terrible and persistent question: how can he ever be a good husband, father, and son when he never knew affection as a child?

As Shelter veers swiftly toward its startling conclusion, Jung Yun leads us through dark and violent territory, where, unexpectedly, the Chos discover hope. Shelter is a masterfully crafted debut novel that asks what it means to provide for one's family and, in answer, delivers a story as riveting as it is profound.

Re Jane. For Jane Re, half-Korean, half-American orphan, Flushing, Queens, is the place she's been trying to escape from her whole life. Sardonic yet vulnerable, Jane toils, unappreciated, in her strict uncle's grocery store and politely observes the traditional principle of "nunchi" (a combination of good manners, hierarchy, and obligation). Desperate for a new life, she's thrilled to become the au pair for the Mazer-Farleys, two Brooklyn English professors and their adopted Chinese daughter. Inducted into the world of organic food co-ops and nineteenth century novels, Jane is the recipient of Beth Mazer's feminist lectures and Ed Farley's very male attention. But when a family death interrupts Jane and Ed's blossoming affair, she flies off to Seoul, leaving New York far behind.

Reconnecting with family, and struggling to learn the ways of modern-day Korea, Jane begins to wonder if Ed Farley is really the man for her. Jane returns to Queens, where she must find a balance between two cultures and accept who she really is. Re Jane is a bright, comic story of falling in love, finding strength, and living not just out of obligation to others, but for one's self.

Journeying from Queens to Brooklyn to Seoul, and back, this is a fresh, contemporary retelling of Jane Eyre and a poignant Korean American debut.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |



April 28 (Thursday, 12:00 pm) — Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to present a Korean Luncheon Adventure featuring New York Times Editor’s Choice author Patricia Park, at Buga Korean BBQ, 5580 Clairmont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117. The event is ticketed ($30 per person) and is open to the public.

About the Event: Our Korean Luncheon Adventure will be a wonderful afternoon spent experiencing new & exotic flavors at Buga Korean BBQ, with author Patricia Park. Your Adventure includes a Korean meal, drink, tax & gratuity, book discussion, Q&A, author signing, and an opportunity to meet the author up close & personal in an intimate & authentic setting.

About the Author: Patricia Park is the author of the debut novel Re Jane (Penguin, May 2015). Re Jane, a New York Times Editor’s Choice, as well as, a Library Journal’s Best Book, tells the story of a young woman who learns, through her journey from Queens to Brooklyn to Seoul and back again, the importance of balancing two cultures and choosing to live for oneself.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.



April 29 (Wednesday, 4:30 to 6:00 pm)MIRACLES, SIGNS, and DIVINE INTERVENTION Lecture by local author, Carolyn Jaynes, M.A., an intuitive empath who attracts these fascinating manifestations.

Class is held at San Diego OASIS Education Center on the 3rd floor of Macy's Mission Valley: 702 Camino del Rio North. $8 per person. Pre-register at OASISNET.org. On page 64 of the OASIS Catalog. More information at www.CarolynJaynes.com. Book signing of SPRINKLES FROM HEAVEN - Stories of Serendipity will follow the inspirational presentation and is available on Amazon.com in soft cover and Kindle e-book.



April 29 (Friday, 7:30 pm) — Join us in welcoming two award-winning mystery authors, Wendy Hornsby of the Maggie MacGowen series, and Timothy Hallinan of the Junior Bender and Poke Rafferty series. Wendy will be signing her tenth title of the series, Disturbing the Dark, featuring Los Angeles-based documentary filmmaker Maggie MacGowen. When Maggie and her crew go to her family farm in France, they inadvertently unearth the remains of more than a dozen German soldiers, dredging up secrets left from the Nazi occupation. Then a young woman’s body is discovered, merging past crimes with present.

Tim will be signing his fifth in the Junior Bender series, King Maybe, featuring the Los Angeles thief who moonlights as a private eye for crooks. Junior is forced to break into the house of the most powerful and feared man in Hollywood, King Maybe. All the warning signs that it’s a set up are there, but Junior is in no position to refuse after a botched burglary job that left a target on his back.

Disturbing the Dark: A Maggie Macgowen Mystery (Paperback) by Wendy Hornsby. Maggie MacGowen, an investigative filmmaker, is in Normandy with a film crew to document the agricultural four seasons on her ancestral family farm. An accidentally excavated skull causes a social media sensation, dredging up psychic scars left by the wartime German Occupation. In their youth, Grand-mere and other villagers had cut the throats of an entire brutal Nazi platoon. Now the grim discovery prompts tourists, the soldiers descendants, the mass media, and vulturelike war-memorabilia dealers to flock to the formerly quiet farm. Then a young woman is murdered .

King Maybe (Hardcover) by Timothy Hallinan: Los Angeles burglar Junior Bender is in the middle of burgling a house and has just gotten his hands on one of the world's rarest stamps when the job goes terrifically wrong. After barely escaping, Junior realizes the danger is far from over. He's gotten himself on the wrong side of a man whose name is synonymous with violence, and to save his own skin he's set off a chain reaction of blackmail, strong-arming, and escalating crime. To pay off his underworld debts, Junior is forced to break into the house of the most powerful man in Hollywood, the shadowy, widely feared studio mogul known as King Maybe. It's an impossible break-in, and to get out of the house alive Junior will need to use everything he's learned, plus a few skills he knows he doesn't possess.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.



April 30 (Saturday, 10:00am to 7:00 pm)Independent Bookstore Day is an incredible event that celebrates brick-and-mortar local bookstores all across America. This year’s celebration takes place on April 30. Mysterious Galaxy and a number our fellow indies will be doing lots of fun stuff all day long, and will offer range of unique book-related items and prints for sale only on that day, and only in-store.

We will have a half dozen exclusive Independent Bookstore Day goodies, including items from Anthony Bourdain, Brandon Sanderson, Neil Gaiman, Bookstore Cats, and celebrating Curious George’s 75th birthday! (sorry, no holds, pre-orders, or telephone or on-line orders).

A scavenger hunt will be underway throughout the day, and the most successful reader/hunter/ gatherers will be eligible for a special event at Mysterious Galaxy: three readers will win guest invites for themselves and their friends to a special exclusive after-hours event at MGSD!

Mysterious Galaxy will have temporary tattoos available for readers to take part in Litograph’s Independent Bookstore Day Tattoo Chain – watch our social media for details.

We’ll be adding plenty of treats and surprises to our web calendar event page as the date approaches, and sharing updates via our electronic newsletter, the Virtual Plot.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.



April 30 (Saturday, 7:00 to 9:00 pm)Jonathan Valverde. Let the powerful and versatile voice of Jonathan serenade you in English and Spanish, on piano and Mariachi style.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.



May 1 (Sunday) — Good Earth / Great Chefs series is pleased to welcome back Jeanne Kelley and her latest book, The Portable Feast: Creative Meals for Work and Play. This book is all about striking the right balance – between work and play, healthy and indulgent, and creating food people want to cook and can take wherever they go.

For this fun springtime event we will have small bites inspired by the book, plus olive oil and wine samplings provided by Seka Hills, one of our favorite purveyors of olive oil and honey from the Capay Valley. In addition to the book, we will have a unique selection of Mother’s Day gift items available for sale at our pop-up pantry.

At the Chino Farm, 6123 Calzada del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091. www.chinofamilyfarm.com or ChinoFarms on instagram.



May 1 (Sunday, 12:00 pm) — As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Jessica Barraco, author of Butterfly Groove. Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, Ph. (858) 454-0347, http://www.warwicks.com |



BOOKS BY OLIN THOMPSON

Olin Thompson has written over 20 exciting adventure books in hardback and eBooks including police procedural, crime, mystery, western and military. They can be ordered through Amazon or at:

http://olin-thompson.com/books.html


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April 20 (Wednesday, 5:00 to 8:00 pm) La Mesa Writer's Group meets to read and critique each Wednesday. All genres are welcome. Please contact Muriel Sandy 619-444-4015. Look forward to hearing from you.



April 25 (Monday, 6:30 pm) — The San Diego Writers/Editors Guild will help Richard Lederer, well know local author and a columnist for the San

Diego Union, to join the worldwide celebration of the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth.

For additional information, go to: http://SDWritersGuiid.org.



April 27 (Wednesday, 5:00 to 8:00 pm)La Mesa Writer's Group meets to read and critique each Wednesday. All genres are welcome. Please contact Muriel Sandy 619-444-4015. Look forward to hearing from you.



May 1 (Sunday, 12:00pm to 3:00 pm)The Writers Coffeehouse is open to everyone. The Coffeehouse is a bunch of writers sitting around talking about writing … with coffee. No agenda … just chat about the latest trends in the industry, about the craft of writing, about markets, about pitching and selling, about conquering frustration and defeating writers block, and about all of the good things that come from the community of writers. No previous publishing experience necessary … the Writers Coffeehouse attracts everyone from absolute beginner to award-winners and bestsellers. We're all writers. The Coffeehouse will be a regular event that meets on the first Sunday of every month from noon to 3:00 PM. And join the free Message Board online: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/WritersCoffeehouseOnline/info

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