Final Del Juego by Julio Cortazar
Written with the enthusiasm of the very genius, the eighteen short stories that compose Final del juego constitute so many experiments of perfection. All the stories are gripping to the end, but "No se culpe a nadie," "El ro," "Axolotl," and "La noche boca arriba" deserve special mention. It also includes the story Los venenos which he considered autobiographical.
This volume constitutes an excellent way to approach one of the best writers of the 20th century.
Want to think like a scientist and look at the world to figure out how science works? Like the idea of bringing old cardboard to life and building amazing recycled creations you can play with, sit in, and wear. Join Steve Mould and Jenna Westing for a fun afternoon full of science and discovery for kids who love science.
Meet Julie Foudy, two time Olympic Gold Medalist, two time World Cup Champion, former captain of the US national soccer team, and ESPN correspondent whose book Choose to Matter is a hands-on guide to leadership and empowerment for everyone who needs a little push to find courage, motivation, and confidence. She will be in conversation with two incredible women: Brandi Chastain one of the best ambassadors for soccer, who has won 2 World Cups, 2 Olympic gold and 1 silver medals, the Inaugural WUSA Championship, and captained the San Jose Cyberrays for the 3 years the WUSA ran. And Darla Anderson, a senior producer at Pixar whose producing talents have brought us beloved movies such as Cars, Monster's Inc, A Bug’s Life, and Toy Story 3.
Come and be inspired.
More Americans are drinking wine than ever before, yet the rituals, customs, and language around it are as rarefied and opaque as ever, leaving many of us wondering what all the fuss is about. What makes the bottle I bought for last week’s dinner party “bad”? Are sommeliers just pretentious, glorified salespeople, or can they actually taste things like pyrazine and honeysuckle in wine? And why do so many people devote their lives (or life savings) to experiencing minute differences in flavor that most of us can’t even perceive, let alone appreciate?
CORK DORK: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste takes the reader inside an elite tasting group, a Burgundy bacchanal, a Michelin-starred restaurant, an fMRI machine, and more as Bosker strives to make sense, once and for all, of our complicated relationship with fermented grape juice.
The wait is over! We are so thrilled to invite you to THE launch event of the year. Join us to celebrate two spectacular much anticipated sequels from two New York Times bestselling authors: The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye and Seeker by Veronica Rossi. We couldn't be more excited.
The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
National Book Award-winning author of The Round House, Louise Erdrich delves into the fraught waters of historical injustice and the impact of secrets kept too long.
A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich, is a gripping novel about a long-unsolved crime in a small North Dakota town and how, years later, the consequences are still being felt by the community and nearby Ojibwe reservation.
The Fierce Reads Spring Tour is coming to Kepler’s! Join us as we welcome three new fierce YA authors - Erin Beaty, Taran Matharu, and Kristen Orlando – with three fabulous new books
Join us to celebrate the launch of Misa Sugiura’s charming and bittersweet coming-of-age debut novel, It’s Not Like It’s a Secret, that celebrates the culture of Silicon Valley as well as the diversity of families who live and work here.
Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of "Olive Kitteridge," the #1 New York Times bestseller "My Name Is Lucy Barton," and "The Burgess Boys."
As I was writing My Name Is Lucy Barton, it came to me that all the characters Lucy and her mother talked about had their own stories of course! and so the unfolding of their lives became tremendously important to me. --Elizabeth Strout
Internationally acclaimed yogi, Jessamyn Stanley is joined by Instagram star Virgie Tovar for a conversation on body image, yoga, and the meaning of beauty.
Stanley has been profiled and/or featured in a wide range of media outlets, including Good Morning America, New York, Glamour, Shape, People, and theHuffington Post, among others.
Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick follows the lives of six North Korean citizens over fifteen years--a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il, and a devastating famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today--an Orwellian world that is by choice not connected to the Internet, where displays of affection are punished, informants are rewarded, and an offhand remark can send a person to the gulag for life.
Pulitzer Prize winner Susan Faludi has distinguished herself as one of the most influential feminist voices in America. Faludi has written three books and contributed countless articles to The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
She sits down with award-winning radio host Angie Coiro for a special evening edition of In Deep where they will share an hour-long conversation, covering Faludi's distinguished career, her unprecedented offering to modern feminism, and the revelations unfolded in her new memoir. "In the Darkroom" is an inquiry into the meaning of identity in the wake of learning that her 76-year old father had undergone sex reassignment surgery.
You know Scott Westerfeld from the bestselling Uglies series. You followed him through the Locus Award-winning steampunk Leviathan series. Read Peeps, So Yesterday, The Midnighters series, Afterworlds, Horizon, and the Zeroes series, Next up: Spill Zone, a twisty sci fi graphic novel adventure set in the very near future. We can’t wait to welcome Scott Westerfeld back to Kepler’s. Join us.
Donald Trump's changes to immigration policy, initially supported by a majority of Americans, have faced steadily increasing disapproval. Despite that, the administration has moved to widen scrutiny to include tourists, business travelers and relatives of American residents. All this, even as construction contractors bid for contracts to build a wall on America's southern border.
In Deep takes a two-pronged approach this hour, with guests Terri Givens and Gabriel Thompson. Terri Givens is provost of Menlo College, and an authority on immigration policy and its impact. Gabriel Thompson is the editor of an upcoming oral history documenting the stories of migrant workers in California; Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture will be released this Spring.
Join us to meet Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham who have joined forces in this graphic novel memoir, Real Friends, about a young girl who learns the happiness and heartache of making - and losing - her first friends
Master-Class: Memoir Writing with Tamim Ansary
In this hour and a half master class, Ansary will use his book Road Trips as a guide to writing memoir.
Tamim Ansary, author of acclaimed memoirs West of Kabul, East of New York (selected as San Francisco’s “One City One Book” in 2008), Road Trips, and other works of fiction and nonfiction. He ran the San Francisco Writers Workshop for 22 years, and has taught memoir writing in many venues from Puerto Vallerta’s Taheima Resort to UC Berkeley’s OLLI program.
Dementia statistics are daunting. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimers or other dementia; every 66 seconds someone in the US develops the disease. Monologist Josh Kornbluth has immersed himself in this realm, and incorporates his experience in "Josh's Brain Improvs", a coproduction with The Marsh theater in San Francisco.
Josh Kornbluth has performed autobiographical one-man shows since 1987 -- The San Francisco Chronicle declared, "Kornbluth takes a world we ignore, or barely observe, and brings it into brilliant comic relief."
Seminar 4: The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer
Hamer's lush use of language easily conjures fairy-tale imagery, especially of dark forests and Little Red Riding Hood. Although a kidnapped child is the central plot point, this is not a mystery but a novel of deep inquiry and intense emotions. Hamer's dark tale of the lost and found is nearly impossible to put down and will spark much discussion.- -- Booklist, starred review
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?