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September 2014
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Megan Shull Visits Rakestraw Books

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rakestraw Books,
522 Hartz Avenue, Danville, AR 94526 United States
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Novelist for teens Megan Shull, discussing her funny and thought-provoking new novel, The Swap. “In this savvy twist on Freaky Friday, a tween girl with mean-girl issues swaps lives — and bodies — with the most popular boy in school. The internal lives of both boy and girl come across as both authentic and heartwarming . . . Readers curious about how the other half lives will thrill at this view from the far side of the fence.” — Kirkus Reviews

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Annie Barrows Visits Rakestraw Books

September 25 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Rakestraw Books,
522 Hartz Avenue, Danville, CA 94526 United States
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Children’s writer Annie Barrows — one of our all-time favorite visitors sharing her new book, Magic in the Mix, the sequel to The Magic Half. Molly and Miri Gill are twins. They look the same, act the same, sometimes even think the same. But they weren’t always twins. . . . Molly used to live in 1935, until Miri traveled back in time to save her from the clutches of Molly’s evil adoptive family. Only they know about the magic, and its…

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Gail Sheehy with the Hon. Ellen Tauscher

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rakestraw Books,
522 Hartz Avenue, Danville, AR 94526 United States
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Iconic journalist Gail Sheehy, author of Passages, named by the Library of Congress one of the ten most influential books of our times, in conversation with the Hon. Ellen Tauscher, former member of the US House of Representatives and under Secretary of State. The author of Passages, a book that changed millions of lives, now lays bare her own life passages in a captivating memoir that reveals her harrowing and ultimately triumphant path from groundbreaking 1960s “girl” journalist to fearless bestselling…

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Diane Muldrow Visits Rakestraw Books

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rakestraw Books,
522 Hartz Avenue, Danville, CA 94526 United States
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  Writer and children’s book historian Diane Muldrow discussing and signing her marvelous new book,  Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book. Sunday, 28 September 2014 at 3 PM.   The Poky Little Puppy, the Gingerbread Man, and many other classic Golden Books characters help illustrate this wise and witty guide to the holidays! Delightfully retro yet utterly of the moment, this companion to the bestselling Everything I Need to Know I Learned from…

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December 2014
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War Comes Home

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lafayette Library,
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549 United States
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A County Read about our Veterans’ Experience Come fall, the Contra Costa County Library will host a county-wide read to explore the experience of our veterans as part of Cal Humanities’ statewide read War Comes Home. The Library will distribute books by two New York Times bestselling authors: Karl Marlantes’ What It Is Like to Go to War and Luis Carlos Montalván’s Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him. Both authors will visit the Bay Area for author talks, with Montalván personally…

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War Comes Home

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Building,
400 Hartz Avenue, Danville, CA 94526 United States
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A County Read about our Veterans’ Experience Come fall, the Contra Costa County Library will host a county-wide read to explore the experience of our veterans as part of Cal Humanities’ statewide read War Comes Home. The Library will distribute books by two New York Times bestselling authors: Karl Marlantes’ What It Is Like to Go to War and Luis Carlos Montalván’s Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him. Both authors will visit the Bay Area for author talks, with Montalván personally visiting…

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