Following her hugely successful memoir, Maman's Homesick Pie, chef and author Donia Bijan presents a novel about Iran that few in the West ever see. The Last Days of Cafe Leila is a novel set in a country balancing uncertainly between grace and brutality and holds, at its center, the relationship between a mother and a daughter as they search for each other from across generational and cultural divides.
Healthcare, Obamacare, Medicare ... what does it all mean? Elisabeth Rosenthal has spent her career dissecting the monolith of today's healthcare system. Find out how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve.
We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Drew Daywalt, the New York Times bestselling author of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day The Crayons Came Home with his new, laugh-out-loud hilarious picture book, The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors about the epic tale of the classic game Rock, Paper, Scissors. You’ve played the game. Now read the legend of how it all began . . .
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THIS IS A BOOK SIGNING ONLY -- CHELSEA WILL NOT BE GIVING A PRESENTATION.
We’re thrilled to host a book signing with Chelsea Clinton for the paperback release of It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going. In a book that tackles the biggest challenges facing us today,
Chelsea combines facts, charts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them and how anyone can make a difference. With suggestions and ideas for action, She shows that the world belongs to every single one of us, and every one of us counts. You can make a difference. You can make a change. It’s "your "world."
Join New York Times-bestselling author Andy Griffiths on another wild storytelling adventure in the series Publishers Weekly describes as "Anarchic absurdity at its best." and School Library Journal calls "Wildly humorous without being smart-alecky or sarcastic, this is a top choice for middle-grade readers.” This time, come hang out with him and his friend Terry in their 65-Story Treehouse on a whirlwind trip through time as they try to stop their treehouse from being demolished.
Join us for an evening with one of poetry's most celebrated and widely-read voices, former poet laureate, and Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author Robert Hass. He will offer penetrating insight into the true openness and instinctiveness of formal creation in poetry - our longest lasting mode of literature.
Don't miss this chance to absorb Hass's profound education in the poetic arts, as he illuminates the formal impulses that underlie great poetry. Born in San Francisco and still local to California, Robert Hass has brought the kind of energy in his poetry to his work as an essayist, translator, and activist on behalf of poetry, literacy, and the environment.
In his tenure as United States Poet Laureate, Robert Hass spent two years battling American illiteracy, armed with the mantra, "imagination makes communities."
Hashtag Adulting: Moms, Millennials and How to Make Your Career Work for You
How did 1,500 highly successful women navigate work and life? Author Lisen Stromberg found out for her new book, Work Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career.
Lisen will be talking raising adults while managing your career with Julie Lythcott-Haims.
Wine reception to follow. Come join the conversation.
Coronel Lagrimas by Carlos Fonseca
Fina, sutil, elegante, extravagante, rara, Coronel Lágrimas supone el brillantísimo debut narrativo del joven escritor costarricense-puertorriqueño Carlos Fonseca, considerado por Ricardo Piglia como su alumno más brillante de la Universidad de Princeton. Una novela sobre las formas en las que ciframos nuestras pasiones, sobre las maneras en que transformamos nuestros temores en escritura.
This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland by Gretel Ehrlich
For the last decade, Gretel Ehrlich has been obsessed by an island, a terrain, a culture, and the treacherous beauty of a world that is defined by ice. In This Cold Heaven she combines the story of her travels with history and cultural anthropology to reveal a Greenland that few of us could otherwise imagine.
A Different Universe: Reinventing Physics from the Bottom Down by Robert Laughlin
A truly mind-bending book from a Nobel Laureate that shows us why everything we think about fundamental physical laws needs to change.
Personalized genomics, self-driving vehicles, AI, drones. Technology is rapidly making our lives healthier, safer, and easier. But at what cost?
What are the risks and rewards? Who benefits? Who better to explore these issues than Washington Post columnist and distinguished fellow at Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering, Vivek Wadhwa?
We're excited to welcome back Jacqueline Winspear and find out about Maisie Dobbs' latest assignment: to find the killer of a man who escaped occupied Belgium as a boy, some twenty-three years earlier during the Great War.
In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. They were masters of the latest technology: the telephone switchboard. General John Pershing demanded female wire experts when he discovered that inexperienced doughboys were unable to keep him connected with troops under fire.
The army discharged the last Hello Girls in 1920 without veterans benefits. They began a sixty-year battle for those benefits - a battle that a handful of survivors carried to triumph in 1979.
Historian, novelist, and documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Cobbs is Professor of American History at Texas A&M University and a Research Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution.
Americans from every political persuasion see money in politics as a disaster.
No one knows the depth and the players of this national crisis better then Jane Mayer. This acclaimed investigative reporter has spent more than ten years probing the shadowed figures pumping money into elections.
Jane Mayer sits for special evening edition of In Deep with Angie Coiro - an hour not to be missed by anyone who cares about the future of American democracy.
Two comedy icons take the stage. Cheech Marin, one-half of the comedy duo Cheech & Chong and star in the granddaddy of stoner movies Up in Smoke, shares a side-splitting evening with Bay Area comedy legend Will Durst.
These are two comedians who have seen it all.
We are so excited to welcome the critically-acclaimed National Book Award finalist and New York Times- and USA Today-bestselling author Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage with her new epic fantasy.
The "Internet of Things" - IoT for short - is a non-stop trade-off. What do we sacrifice for convenience? Who sees the pings you send to turn on your thermostat? What agencies might be interested in the Amazon book searches you request aloud?
Sheera Frenkel, cybersecurity correspondent for Buzzfeed, and Cyrus Farivar, Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica, bring their years of research and reporting to the discussion. As always, your questions are part of the show.
At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
1838: James and Sadie Goodenough have settled where their wagon got stuck in the muddy, stagnant swamps of northwest Ohio. They and their five children work relentlessly to tame their patch of land, buying saplings from a local tree man known as John Appleseed so they can cultivate the fifty apple trees required to stake their claim on the property. But the orchard they plant sows the seeds of a long battle. James loves the apples, reminders of an easier life back in Connecticut; while Sadie prefers the applejack they make, an alcoholic refuge from brutal frontier life.
Jim Shepard is the author of seven novels and four short story collections. For decades, Shepard's fiction has chronicled American lives and helped shape our national literature.
Shepard will be in conversation with Ron Hansen. Hansen is the author of stories, essays, and novels such as Mariette in Ecstasy, Atticus, and A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion.
This will be an unforgettable afternoon with one of the great voices of American literature.
Join us for an original and provocative discussion about the debate over economic inequality and the need for a strong, sizable middle class from longtime policy director and senior counsel to Elizabeth Warren.
Despite the increasing emergence of women entrepreneurs and difference makers in the C-Suites of many businesses, fundamental challenges remain along the road to entrepreneurial success for women today. This panel of insightful and successful women have braved these challenges with courage, skill and perseverance.
This event is Co-promoted by WFF Connect.
Don't miss the chance to meet Keith Devlin, NPR's "Math Guy," to learn more about Fibonacci and the number series with which his name has become synonymous.
Diálogo de conversos by Ampuero and Rojas
El respeto irrestricto a la libertad e integridad del ser humano asi como la reivindicacion de la tolerancia permean estas paginas en las que Roberto Ampuero y Mauricio Rojas conversan en torno a su evolucion politica desde el marxismo de los anos sesenta a las ideas liberales que hoy profesan.
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
Beginning in prewar Shanghai of the 1930s, Shanghai Girls tells an emotional story of two sisters who are 'pawned' in arranged marriages and sent to America as payment for a family debt.
Are you a Sherlock or Elementary fan? Like watching or reading about Sherlock's mysteries set in today's world? Have a deerstalker hat in your closet? Join us to hear Brittany Cavallaro discuss The Last of August, her second action-packed novel to star Sherlock descendants Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson. Brittany will be in conversation with Jeff Zentner, author of Goodbye Days and The Serpent King.
As inequality grabs headlines, steals the show in presidential debates, and drives deep divides between the haves and have nots in America, class war brews. Can we suspend both class wars long enough to consider a new way forward? It is time to think differently, says longtime inequality expert and activist Chuck Collins.
Rebecca Solnit, author of Hope in the Dark and Men Explain Things to Me, has had her finger on the pulse of the American culture for over three decades. From popularizing the term “mansplaining” to her bestselling atlases of San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York City, Solnit has indelibly shaped the American feminist lexicon.
Join this giant of American letters as she discusses her new essay collection, The Mother of All Questions: Further Reports from the Feminist Revolutions.
Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere, Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser are two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming famous.