Are you eagerly waiting for Obsidio, the third and concluding book in the Illuminae Files, the trilogy that broke the mold and has been called "stylistically mesmerizing" and "out-of-this-world-awesome?" If so, come hang out with Amie and Jay and get your copy of Obsidio signed.
Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza--but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion? Meanwhile, Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys--an old flame from Asha's past--reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heros will fall, and hearts will be broken.
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, collectively, are 12.5" tall and live in Melbourne, Australia, with two long-suffering spouses, two rescue dogs, and a plentiful supply of caffeine. They met thanks to international taxation law, and stuck together due to a shared love of blowing things up and breaking hearts.
From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination.
Every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else.
Hers was a school of faraway places.
When Lola's teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, all the kids are excited. Except Lola. She can't remember The Island--she left when she was just a baby. But with the help of her family and friends, and their memories - joyous, fantastical, heartbreaking, and frightening - Lola's imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to The Island. As she draws closer to the heart of her family's story, Lola comes to understand the truth of her abuela's words: "Just because you don't remember a place doesn't mean it's not in you."
Gloriously illustrated and lyrically written, Islandborn is a celebration of creativity, diversity, and our imagination's boundless ability to connect us –t o our families, to our past and to ourselves.
"With his tenacious, curious heroine and a voice that’s chatty, passionate, wise, and loving, Díaz entices readers to think about a fundamental human question: what does it mean to belong?"–Publishers Weekly, starred review
Junot Diaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. A graduate of Rutgers University, Diaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Join us to meet Junot Diaz and celebrate the publication of Islandborn. Bring the kids!
Leonard Mlodinow received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of California, Berkeley, was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Max Planck Institute, and was on the faculty of the California Institute of Technology. His previous books include the best sellers Subliminal, War of the Worldviews (with Deepak Chopra), The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking), and The Drunkard's Walk, as well as The Upright Thinkers, Feynman's Rainbow, and Euclid's Window. He also wrote for the television series MacGyver and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine. He is the author of Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time, How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science, and more.
Out of the exploratory instincts that allowed our ancestors to prosper hundreds of thousands of years ago, humans developed a cognitive style that Mlodinow terms elastic thinking, a collection of traits and abilities that include neophilia (an affinity for novelty), schizotypy (a tendency toward unusual perception), imagination and idea generation, pattern recognition, mental fluency, divergent thinking, and integrative thinking. Join us to learn the essential tools to harness the power of elastic thinking in an endlessly dynamic 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 78-Story Treehouse – the sixth book in the illustrated chapter book series filled with Andy and Terry’s signature slapstick humor!.
Andy and Terry live in a 78-story treehouse. It has a drive-thru car wash, a courtroom with a robot judge called Edward Gavelhead, a scribbletorium, a combining machine, an ALL-BALL sports stadium, a high-security potato chip storage facility, and an open-air movie theatre with a super-giant screen . . . which is a very useful thing to have now that Terry’s going to be a big-shot movie star! After Andy gets cut out of the movie, he and Terry have a big fight and decide they don’t want to be best friends anymore. But with a herd of sneaky spy cows out to steal all their story ideas, can Andy and Terry make up before it’s too late?
Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. Best known for the Treehouse series, he’s the author of the JUST! Books, Killer Koalas From Outer Space, The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow, The Cat on the Mat Is Flat, and The Day My Butt Went Psycho. Over the last twenty years Andy’s books have been New York Times bestsellers, adapted for the stage and TV and won more than 50 Australian children’s choice awards. Andy, a passionate advocate for literacy, is an ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the Pyjama Foundation.
Rick Riordan is launching his imprint, Rick Riordan Presents (dedicated to providing entertaining middle grade fiction based on various world mythologies) with Aru Shah and the End of Time, written by best-selling author Roshani Chokshi. It delves into Hindu mythology and is described as a mix of Riordan’s own Percy Jackson series and the Sailor Moon franchise. It’s an imaginative novel that puts girl power and diverse protagonists front and center.
That was part of the appeal for Riordan, who was involved in the selection and editing of the book. “Have you ever read a book and thought, Wow, I wish I’d written that!? For me, Aru Shah and the End of Time is one of those books,” he writes in the foreword. “It has everything I like: humor, action, great characters, and, of course, awesome mythology!.”
Roshani Chokshi is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Star-Touched Queen, and its companion, A Crown of Wishes. She studied fairy tales in college, and she has a pet luck dragon that looks suspiciously like a Great Pyrenees dog. Aru Shah and the End of Time was inspired by the stories her grandmother told her as well as Roshani's all-consuming love for Sailor Moon.
Roshani will be chatting with Shannon Messenger, author of the bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series.
Meet beloved author Katherine Applegate and fall in love with Wishtree, a heartwarming story that reveals the powers of love, healing, and community
Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"―people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood. You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever.
Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, this is Katherine Applegate at her very best―writing from the heart and from a completely unexpected point of view.
Katherine Applegate is the Newbery Medal–winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous books for young readers, including The One and Only Ivan, Crenshaw, Wishtree, and the Animorphs series.
Professor Munther Daleh is the William A. Coolidge Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Founding Director of the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS). IDSS spans all five schools at MIT with a mission to organize the incredible amount of data available today in order to better understand some of societies most pressing issues including: energy, finance, health care, social networks, urban systems, and more.
Technological advances in areas such as smart sensors, big data, communications, computing, and social networking are rapidly scaling the size and complexity of interconnected systems and networks. At the same time, they are generating masses of data that can lead to new insights and understandings.
Join Professor Munther Dahleh as he discusses how research and academics at the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) address complex societal challenges using data from across these systems.
Join us to celebrate the launch of Kiley Roache’s debut novel, Frat Girl, that centers around fraternity life, feminism, and finding your own truth
With one shot at a scholarship to attend the university of her dreams, Cassandra Davis pitches a research project: to pledge Delta Tau Chi, a house on probation and on the verge of being thrown off campus, and provide proof of their misogynistic behavior. But the boys of Delta Tau Chi have their own agenda and Cassie is forced to realize that the F-word (fraternity) might not be as simple as she thought after all
Kiley Roache is a Stanford student who has worked for the Chicago Tribune's teen publication, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Huffington Post Teen.
Michael S. Gazzaniga is the director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the president of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute, the founding director of the MacArthur Foundation’s Law and Neuroscience Project, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of many popular science books, including Tales from Both Sides of the Brain. He lives in California.
Kara Platoni is a science journalist. She teaches UC-Berkeley and has interviewed notable authors such as Yuval Noah Harari, Steven Johnson, and more for the Kepler's Literary Foundation.
From one of the leading Cognitive Neuroscientists in the field today, comes one of the most insightful new works in years on human consciousness. Looking broadly, from the writings of the Ancient Greeks to the cutting-edge research happening in labs around the world, Michael Gazzaniga sets the course for what the future of neuroscience will be. His conclusion: Brains make machines; they cannot be reduced to one. The result of such bold thinking could reshape our future. Join us for an exciting evening inside the human mind with Michael Gazzaniga and Kara Platoni.
Jeremy Heimans is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a company specializing in building social movements. In 2005, he co-founded GetUp!, an Australian political organization with more members than all of Australia's political parties combined. He was named one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business in 2012.
Henry Timms is executive director of 92nd Street Y. In 2014 he was named the NonProfit Times Influencer of the Year and in 2015, one of Crain's New York Business 40 Under 40.
Wael Ghonim is a computer engineer, an Internet activist, and a social entrepreneur. He is best known for his role in instigating the Egyptian revolution in 2011. Wael worked for Google heading their Marketing and Product operations in the Middle East. In 2015 following his departure from Google , Wael co-founded Parlio which was acquired by Quora in 2016. Wael is currently a senior research fellow at Harvard and the author of: "Revolution 2.0: The Power of the people is greater than the people in power". Wael was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, was named one of Time 100 most influential people and received the JFK Profile in Courage Award.
“New Power” -- that ethereal, viral something that elected Barrack Obama with the same surprise force as it elected Donald Trump. The subconscious fuel that bubbled into #Black Lives Matter and propelled the Ice Bucket Challenge. It’s been employed by everyone from Pop Francis to Lady Gaga and underpinned by mega-platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Uber and more. But how do you harness it? How do you channel this new media force? Join activists and authors Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms as they offer groundbreaking insights into how companies, organizations, and people master the new art of power.
Leslie Jamison is the author of the essay collection The Empathy Exams, a New York Times bestseller. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and Harper's, among others, and she is a columnist for the New York Times Book Review.
With comparisons to Joan Didion and Susan Sontag, Jamison has turned the traditional addiction narrative on its head in this deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and journalistic reportage. Join us for an evening on addiction and learn more about the writers whose work was shaped by alcohlism and substance dependence, including Raymond Carver, David Foster Wallace, and others.
"Leslie Jamison has written an honest and important book. It will be important to recovering alcoholics who wonder if there really is life after booze, and I think it will be important to writers and critics, because she weaves her story of recovery into those of other artists"... "The most important thematic thread may be its insistence that the talented artist who needs booze or drugs to support his work and withstand his own vision does not, in fact, exist. All in all, vivid writing and required reading." ―Stephen King
Three wonderful authors. Three extraordinary YA reads. One special afternoon.
Come celebrate with us as we launch Kelly Loy Gilbert’s new book Picture Us in the Light, west coast launch Emily X.R. Pan’s The Astonishing Color of After, and continue to fangirl over Anna-Marie McLemore’s Wild Beauty.
Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert, author of the William C. Morris Debut Award finalist Conviction, is a profound love story with epic scope that will break readers’ hearts and put them back together again. Told through the eyes of eighteen-year-old Danny Cheng, this urgent and hauntingly beautiful novel delves into critical and timely issues of deportation, systemic racism, and sexual identity. "This urgent, achingly beautiful story shines a light on those living in the shadows. A beacon of hope and resistance." - Melissa de la Cruz
Emily X.R. Pan is a co-creator of Foreshadow: A Serial YA Anthology and the founding editor-in-chief of Bodega Magazine. The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning and heartbreaking novel about finding oneself through family history, art, grief, and love. It alternates between real and magic, past and present, friendship and romance, hope and despair, of which John Green says "Emily X.R. Pan's brilliantly crafted, harrowing first novel portrays the vast spectrum of love and grief with heart-wrenching beauty and candor. This is a very special book."
Anna-Marie McLemore is the author of William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist The Weight of Feathers, Stonewall Honor Book When the Moon Was Ours, and Wild Beauty. A stunning exploration of love, loss, and family of which Kirkus says “Part mystery, part love story, this evocative, lush novel is a delight for sophisticated readers."
William T. Vollmann is the author of ten novels, including Europe Central, which won the National Book Award. He has also written Rising Up and Rising Down and Imperial, both of which were finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His journalism and fiction have been published in The New Yorker, Harpers, Esquire, Granta, and many other publications.
Encyclopedic, sardonic, and rigorously investigated. National Book Award-winning author William Volmann turns his eye to climate change. From industrial manufacturing and nuclear power in America to the no-go zones and sad ghost towns of places like Fukushima, Vollman’s signature voice rings with all the urgency and sorrow brought on by one of the greatest threats of our time.
‟Vollmann’s books tower over the work of his contemporaries by virtue of their enormous range, huge ambition, stylistic daring, wide learning, audacious innovation and sardonic wit.ˮ —The Washington Post
Peter Rubin oversees WIRED's culture coverage in the magazine and online. In 2014, his cover story on Oculus introduced readers to the rebirth of virtual reality, and Rubin has since written frequently about the evolution of VR and its many applications. Prior to arriving at WIRED in 2011, he was a feature writer and editor for more than a decade, penning cover stories for GQ, Elle, Details, Good, and many other publications. He lives in Oakland, California.
The industry’s go-to expert on virtual reality, Peter Rubin, takes us inside the world of one of tech’s nascent and most transformative new technologies. Though still in its infancy, VR has the potential to change how we work, experience entertainment, and even how we feel emotions. Join WIREDmagazine’s senior culture editor as he introduces the creators of VR, the experience inside a VR headset, and the potential of this technology to upend everything we know about the future of human interaction.
Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Timesbestselling Maisie Dobbs series, which includes In This Grave Hour, Journey to Munich, A Dangerous Place, Leaving Everything Most Loved, Elegy for Eddie, and eight other novels. Her standalone novel, The Care and Management of Lies, was also a New York Times bestseller and a Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist. Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in California.
In To Die But Once, Jacqueline Winspear, the creators of one of the most memorable characters in all of literature, Maisie Dobbs, leads her assiduous heroine from the countryside of rural Hampshire to the web of wartime. As she crosses paths with powerful men and precarious environs, Maisie unravels a daunting new case with a final confrontation readers will hardly believe!
Sally Kohn is currently a CNN political commentator and a columnist for The Daily Beast. Kohn was previously a Fox News contributor, and she has been a frequent guest on MSNBC. She writes regularly for media outlets including the Washington Post, the New York Times, New York Magazine, Refinery29, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Yahoo, Salon, Time and many more. She also works as a communications consultant and was previously a campaign strategist for the Center for Community Change, a fellow at the Ford Foundation, and a strategic advisor to the Social Justice Infrastructure Funders, as well as a fellow at the National Gay and Lesbian task Force Policy Institute.
One of the leading progressive voices in America, Sally Kohn, is out to understand the epidemic of incivility and hate that has overcome our country. Often a beacon of rationality in the firebrand of today's political discourse, Kohn’s ]patient approach to commentary has often been a bridge over intractable divides, whether it be on Fox News, CNN, The Washington Post, or in her own life, where she has been both victim and perpetrator of bullying and partisan resentment.
“Sick of the anger, division and hate in our world? Sally Kohn’s book is uplifting, funny, and full of inspiring solutions.” —Van Jones
Anna Yen has worked at a wide range of tech companies. She spearheaded investor relations for industry leaders such as Tesla Motors, Market Watch, and Pixar Animations Studios, and reported directly to some of Silicon Valley's most respected leaders (including Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Larry Kramer.) She has co-founded several tech start-ups and is currently Managing Director at Ellipsis, an investor relations firm. She lives in San Francisco.
Kepler's Literary Foundation is proud to introduce the Bay Area literary world's newest star: Anna Yen, author of Sophia of Silicon Valley. Yen's vibrant, witty, and electrifying prose joins the ranks of KLF veterans like Robin Sloan, Andy Weir, and Michelle Richmond and is based on her experiences working for Silicon Valley's top maestros. In this exciting debut, Yen exudes the frenetic, 'move fast and break things' essence of the real life day-to-day for the Valley's most ambitious while balancing a delightful avidity for finding the moments of subtle humor and self-effacing candidness that only someone who has lived a life among the Valley's ultra-determined can portray.
Get your tickets now for one the most anticipated books of the summer!
Aaron Reynolds has teamed up with Dan Santat to create the hilarious, gnarly summer adventure picture book, Dude! And we can’t wait!
Dude! You have to read this book. It's totally about this platypus and this beaver who are friends. They want to go surfing but dude, there's this shark who's in the ocean, too. But don't worry. This shark approaches and you'll never guess what happens.
Aaron Reynolds is the New York Times–bestselling author of many hilarious books for kids, including Carnivores; Chicks and Salsa; Joey Fly, Private Eye; President Squid, the Caldecott Honor book Creepy Carrots!; Nerdy Birdy; and its follow-up, Nerdy Birdy Tweets.
Dan Santat is the New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott-winning illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, Are We There Yet?, and After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again). His artwork is also featured in numerous picture books, chapter books, and middle grade novels, including Dav Pilkey's Ricky Ricotta series.
“Surprises, mayhem, sharks, and ice cream: What's not to like? - Kirkus Reviews.
We couldn’t agree more. Dude! Don’t miss this opportunity to discover a new favorite read
Leah Weiss, Ph.D., is a researcher, professor, consultant, and author. She teaches courses on compassionate leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is principal teacher and founding faculty for Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Program, conceived by the Dalai Lama. She also directs Compassion Education and Scholarship at HopeLab, an Omidyar Group research and development nonprofit focused on resilience. She lives in Palo Alto, California with her husband and three children.
From the start-up burn-out to the nine-to-five grind, the way that we work is more challenging than ever. In one of the Stanford Graduate School’s most popular classes ever, “Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion,” a practical guide to bringing our whole selves to our work, Dr. Leah Weiss confronts the issue of burn-out head-on. Now is your chance to discover her ground-breaking insights into unlocking your best self in the middle of a chaotic work-week, month, quarter, or year. Join us for this much-needed break from the chaos.
Italian physicist Carlo Rovelli is the head of the Quantum Gravity group at the Centre de Physique Théorique of Aix-Marseille University and one of the founders of the loop quantum gravity theory. His previous books include Seven Brief Lessons on Physics--an international bestseller translated into more than forty languages--and Reality Is Not What It Seems.
Why do we remember the past and not the future? The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, takes to the Burlingame stage for a meditation on time. Do we exist in it or it in us? From quantum gravity to the world’s great literature join the lyrical and profound Italian scientist for an evening full of wonder, surprise, and timeless fun.
Doors open at 6:30pm.
There are two seating areas:
Premier Seating Area for Premier ticketholders in the first several rows.
General Seating Area behind the Premier section and in the balcony for general and student ticket holders.
Seating within each section is not assigned -- seating is first come, first served in both sections.
Books will be for sale at the event
Christopher Moore is the author of fifteen previous novels: Practical Demonkeeping, Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, A Dirty Job, You Suck, and Fool. He lives in San Francisco.
Join one of the Bay Area’s biggest, most wisecracking fiction writers as he takes readers from the peaks of Mount Ranier, through the deserts of New Mexico, and all the way to the bustling, braggadocious streets of 1947 San Francisco on an outrageous detective story you will never forget. With a cast of characters that includes the unforgettable gumshoe, Sammy “Two Toe” Tiffin, it's clear from page one that this is anything but a conventional mystery. Zany, hilarious, and everything we have come to expect from one of the Bay Area's biggest stars, this might just be the finest, most gut-busting mystery novel you can find.
Get your ticket today and don’t miss one of the Bay Area’s greatest, and might we say funniest, authors as he presents his new novel, Noir.
Calling all young scientists curious about their surroundings and all makers, crafters, and those who enjoy exploring the outdoors. Meet science educator Jack Challoner as he discusses Maker Lab Outdoors, which focuses on projects that can be done outside, or that emphasize the earth and environment.
Jack will lead a series of experiments for attendees and answer science questions.
Produced in conjunction with the Smithsonian, Maker Lab: Outdoors features 25 projects that will spark kids’ creativity, help develop science skills through hands-on learning., and brings big and complex science concepts right into your backyard. Each project features a time estimate, difficulty level, and safety recommendations, as well as sections that explain how the science works and offer real-world examples.
Jack Challoner has written more than 40 books on science and technology including DK’s award-winning Make Lab, and acts as a science consultant on books, magazines, and television programs.
Jaron Lanier, an interdisciplinary scientist at Microsoft, either coined or popularized the term Virtual Reality. His startup VPL created the first commercial VR products, avatars, multi-person virtual world experiences, and prototypes of surgical simulation. Both his previous books, Who Owns the Future? and You Are Not a Gadget have been international bestsellers. In 2014, he was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, one of the highest cultural honors in Europe.
“The Solution is to double-down on being human.” – Jaron Lanier
One of the most important philosopher/scientists of our time, Jaron Lanier, has spent decades analyzing the present and future realities of the digital age. His insights have shaped the mindsets and direction of innumerable technology leaders and have helped shape the ethics of Silicon Valley’s lawless avidity for innovation. His new book, THE DAWN OF THE NEW EVERYTHING is a profound and provocative manifesto on the nature of tomorrow’s virtual world. From one of the founding fathers of virtual reality, comes a constitutional roadmap for how we survive the future.
Join us for one of the most impactful voices to take our stage this summer!
Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of The Professor and the Madman, The Men Who United the States, The Map That Changed the World, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa, all of which were New York Times bestsellers. In 2006, Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen. He resides in western Massachusetts.
Precisions, that abstract idea of exact measurement – the thing that makes our ball point pens work and space shuttles to launch into the stratosphere – the keystone of the industrial age and the magic of the digital age, had an exact date of birth. Simon Winchester who has written biographies of oceans, geological forces, and the world’s great scientists, returns to the Kepler’s stage for an evening on the engineers who created the modern world. A blend of history, science, and graceful personal narrative, join Winchester as he discusses his new book, The Perfectionists.
James Hatch served with the Navy SEALs, where he rose to the rank of special ops Senior Chief. He fought in 150 missions, including service in Iraq and Afghanistan. He earned four Bronze Stars with Valor. But it was when he broke into tears over the death of a service dog by enemy fire that he came to national attention.
Hatch was testifying in the trial of Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan, then was captured by the Taliban. As he joined the dragnet to find the missing soldier, Hatch said later, he knew Americans would be killed or hurt. He turned out to be one of them. Sprayed with the same AK-47 fire that took down the service dog at his side, Hatch swirled into a maelstrom of pain, surgeries, amputation, and alcoholism. He found his way back with hard work, love of friends and family, and - fittingly enough - by founding a charity to care for retired service dogs.
James Hatch tells his story of his struggle and recovery in Touching the Dragon, And Other Techniques for Surviving Life's Wars. Anderson Cooper says it "reveals with such honesty and openness, the 'second war' that Jimmy and other special operators must fight when they come back to a society that seems so alien to them, a society completely divorced from the purity of combat." Join Angie Coiro for another This Is Now conversation with this very special guest.
Lucy Jane Bledsoe is the author of five previous novels, including A Thin Bright Line. Her fiction has won a California Arts Council Fellowship in Literature, an American Library Association Stonewall Award, the Arts & Letters Fiction Prize, a Pushcart nomination, a Yaddo Fellowship, and two National Science Foundation Artists & Writers Fellowships. She’s been a six-time Lambda Literary Award finalist and a two-time Ferro-Grumley Award Finalist. Bledsoe lives in the Bay Area where she spends as much time as possible kayaking in the bay, as well as hiking and cycling in the hills.
Karen Joy Fowler, a PEN/Faulkner and California Book Award winner, is the author of six novels (two of them New York Timesbestsellers) and four short story collections. She has been a Dublin IMPAC nominee, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2014. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.
An alumnus of our popular quarterly reading series, Story is the Thing, returns to the Kepler’s stage for the release of her piercing and beautiful new novel: The Evolution of Love. Join Lucy Jane Bledsoe and Karen Joy Fowler for an evening discussing this mesmerizing story of a near-future San Francisco disconnected from the rest of the country by a sudden earthquake. At once unsettling and unforgettable, Bledsoe’s new novel is a sharp and courageous look at the precariousness of our world today.
Pamela Druckerman is a journalist and the author of Bringing Up Bébé; and Lust In Translation. She was a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Observer, the Financial Times and Marie Claire. She has appeared as a commentator on the Today Show, Oprah.com, BBC Women's Hour, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, Al Jazeera International, France24 and CNBC.
The in-between decades … if you’re in them, you know what they are. Your parents have stopped trying to change you. You get bored scrolling down to your birth year. There’s at least one sport your doctor forbids you to play. The internationally bestselling author of Bringing Up Bebe returns with a (midlife) coming of age story that will have you absolutely following out of your seat!
Ken Jennings grew up in Seoul, South Korea, where he became a daily devotee of the quiz show Jeopardy! In 2004, he successfully auditioned for a spot on the show and went on an unprecedented seventy-four game victory streak worth $2.52 million. Jennings’s book Brainiac, about his Jeopardy! adventures, was a critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, as were his follow-up books Maphead and Because I Said So! He is also the author of Planet Funny. Jennings lives in Seattle with his wife Mindy and two children.
From John Stewart to Donald Trump, Chaucer to Sumerian Tablets, fart jokes to Cable TV “zingers,” Ken Jennings lends his signature wit and whizzing, encyclopedic perspective to the history of humor and how it came to dominate our modern world. Today, an unprecedented number of people get their news from comedy shows. Newspapers race to find the catchiest headline with an avidity that forgets the need to inform. In our democracy, showmanship has replaced good-nature debate. Jennings looks at the foundations of these current manifestations and what this says for where we might be headed.
If you love the Shatter Me series then you will be as over-the-top ecstatic as we are to hear Tahereh Mafi discuss her new book in the Shatter Me series, Restore Me.
It’s the first book in a new trilogy in which Juliette and Warner must struggle to stay together in the face of new secrets and old foes threatening to tear them apart. As it turns out, the rest of the world may not be all that willing to accept a 17-year-old girl as the Supreme Commander of a nation. And when tragedy strikes, she must confront the darkness that dwells both around and inside her. Who will she become in the face of adversity? Will she be able to control the power she wields, and use it for good?
Tahereh is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series, Furthermore, and Whichwood. She was born in a small city somewhere in Connecticut and currently resides in Santa Monica, California, where she drinks too much caffeine and finds the weather to be just a little too perfect for her taste.
Tahereh will be chatting with Sabaa Tahir, author of An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch against the Night. Come join the party
Please note that you must purchase a copy of Restore Me (or any Shatter Me book) at Kepler's to get a place in the signing line.
Join us to celebrate the launch of After the Shot Drops by local author Randy Ribay, a powerful novel about friendship, basketball, and one teen’s mission to create a better life for his family in the tradition of Jason Reynolds, Matt de la Pena, and Walter Dean Myers.
"Ribay’s depictions of Bunny’s and Nasir’s lives are beautifully—if not tragically—drawn...[Ribay] painstakingly shows the state of (sometimes violent) desperation for many young men of the inner city, buoyed only by the distant chance of a better life through stardom. Despite its downbeat aspects, the story nevertheless manages to infuse humanity into the boys’ lives by showcasing the importance of family, the value of friendship, and the importance of courage in the face of difficult situations." — Booklist
Randy Ribay was born in the Philippines and raised in the Midwest. A graduate of the University of Colorado and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ribay taught English on the East Coast for a decade but now teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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? If so, you are in luck. The game is afoot! Join us to hear Brittany Cavallaro discuss The Case for Jamie, the hotly anticipated action-packed third book in the New York Times bestselling series starring Sherlock descendants Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson. Brittany is a poet, fiction writer, and old-school Sherlockian. She is the author of A Study in Charlotte, The Last of August, a poetry collection Girl-King, and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.
Brittany will be in conversation with Misa Sugiura and Annie Barrows.
Misa Sugiura is the author of the 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.
Annie Barrows is the acclaimed New York Times–bestselling coauthor of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and the author of the award-winning and bestselling Ivy + Bean books. Her teen debut, Nothing, tells the story of two high school best friends who don’t have magical powers, fight aliens, crash their cars, get pierced, or discover they are royal. They just go to school. And live at home. With their parents. But when Charlotte decides to write down everything that happens during their sophomore year she’s surprised to find that being fifteen isn’t as boring as she thought.
Three great authors with three great books. Join us and discover your new favorite read.
Michio Kaku is the cofounder of string field theory, science advisor to CBS This Morning, and the author of several widely acclaimed science books, including The Future of the Mind, Physics of the Future, and more.
From our world today plagued by Climate Change and a depletion of finite resources, world-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores what lies ahead for humankind. Nanoships, Martian colonies, and outer-space civilizations are just the beginning of a wide breadth of opportunities the acclaimed physicist believes await us in the next century. Join Dr. Kaku as he leads us on an intimate journey from the robotics and cutting-edge developments of today to the stars and heights we once thought unattainable.
We are so very excited to welcome Tomi Adeyemi to Kepler’s to launch her debut West African YA fantasy novel, Children of Blood and Bone, which conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger that Ebony says is “the next big thing in literature and film”
The Children of Blood and Bone movie is in development at Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions with Karen Rosenfelt and Wyck Godfrey (Twilight, Maze Runner, The Fault In Our Stars) producing it.
They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise.
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers―and her growing feelings for an enemy.
Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach who, after graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English Literature, studied West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. Her website tomiadeyemi.com has been named one of the 101 best websites for writers by Writer’s Digest.
Tomi will be chatting with Sabaa Tahir, author of Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night.
Come celebrate with us. We can't wait!
You know Jennifer Nielsen from the Whitney Award winning, New York Times bestselling False Prince series and The Mark of the Thief series, Behind Enemy Lines, A Night Divided, and the Underworld Chronicles. Join us as Jennifer introduces The Traitor's Game, an epic fantasy of treachery and intrigue, love and deceit.
Jennifer began writing in elementary school with her first full length story coming in the 6th grade, which she abandoned when a locksmith turned down her request for information. Her debut book was titled Elliot and the Goblin War and she has continued publishing novels ever since.
Nothing is as it seems in the kingdom of Antora. Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but that won't stop her from being drawn back into her father's palace politics. He's the right hand man of the cruel king, Lord Endrick, which makes Kestra a valuable bargaining chip. A group of rebels snatch Kestra from her carriage as she reluctantly travels home. The kidnappers want her to retrieve the lost Olden Blade, the only object that can destroy the immortal king, but Kestra is not the obedient captive they expected. Simon, one of her kidnappers, will have his hands full as Kestra tries to foil their plot, by force, cunning, or any means necessary. As motives shift and secrets emerge, both will have to decide what -- and who -- it is they're fighting for.
We can’t wait to welcome Jennifer Nielsen back to Kepler’s for The Traitor’s Game. She'll be chatting with Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of The Crown's Game and The Crown's Fate. Join us.
Blogger and essayist Morgan Jerkins boldly takes on the most incendiary of topics: the stew of racism, misogyny, and white-dominated feminism that sidelines black women from American discourse and influence. Her new book This Will Be My Undoing tallies the cost to us all of objectifying and silencing black women. Lauded by no less a voice than Roxane Gay, Jerkins' essays are a fearless tapestry of observation and personal experience.
In an evening with Angie Coiro, host of KLF's This Is Now series, Morgan Jerkins examines what it means to walk through America as a black woman today.
Morgan Jerkins is a writer and contributing editor at Catapult.co, where she write the essay series To Be Seen and Unseen. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Elle, Rolling Stone, and BuzzFeed. This Will Be My Undoing is her first book.
Join us on Thursday, February 22nd for our quarterly reading series - Story is the Thing - that highlights established authors and stars on the rise. This evening, we'll showcase a dynamic and diverse group of seven women writers reading on the theme "Everything": Sumbul Ali-Karamali, Vanessa Hua, Ksenia Lakovic, Kate Petersen, Anne Raeff, Kaitlin Solimine, and Alia Volz.
Sumbul Ali-Karamali is the author of "The Muslim Next Door: the Qur'an, the Media, and that Veil Thing,"Bronze Medal Winner of the 2009 Independent Publisher's Awards, and "Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam." Read more about her at www.muslimnextdoor.com.
Vanessa Hua is the author of DECEIT AND OTHER POSSIBILITIES, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and a finalist for the California Book Award. A columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle, she has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. She received a Rona Jaffe Writers' Award, a Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing, Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award for Civil Rights Reporting, as well as honors from the Society of Professional Journalists and Asian American Journalists’ Association. Her novel, A RIVER OF STARS, is forthcoming (Ballantine, August 2018.)
Ksenia Lakovic grew up in Belgrade, Serbia, earned a PhD at UCLA, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has recently completed her first novel, about life in Belgrade between the 1990s and today, and the Yugoslav diaspora.
Kate Petersen lives in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in New England Review, Kenyon Review, Zyzzyva, Epoch, Paris Review Daily, LitHub, and elsewhere. She is a former recipient of a Wallace Stegner fellowship and a Pushcart Prize, and currently teaches at Stanford University as a Jones Lecturer in creative writing.
Anne Raeff’s stories and essays have appeared in New England Review, ZYZZYVA, and Guernica among other places. Her first novel CLARA MONDSCHEIN’S MELANCHOLIA was published in 2002 (MacAdam/Cage). Her short story collection, THE JUNGLE AROUND US won the 2015 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and will be published in October 2016. She is proud to be a high school teacher and works primarily with recent immigrants. She lives in San Francisco with her wife and two cats.
Kaitlin Solimine's debut novel, EMPIRE OF GLASS, was a finalist for the 2017 Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize. Her fiction and non-fiction has been published in National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, Guernica Magazine, Kartika Review, The Huffington Post, China Daily, and numerous anthologies. Kaitlin is co-founder of Hippo Reads, a network connecting academic insights and scholars to the wider public. She resides in San Francisco with her husband and daughter where she was a 2016 SF Grotto Writing Fellow and is Associate Producer of the childbirth documentary, Of Woman Born.
Alia Volz is a native daughter of San Francisco. You'll find her work in The Best American Essays 2017, Golden State 2017: Best New Writing from California, The New York Times, Tin House, Threepenny Review, Nowhere Magazine, Utne Reader, New England Review and the anthology Dig If You Will The Picture: Writers Reflect on Prince. SF Weekly named her among “Best Writers without a Book in San Francisco.” To make up for that, she's currently working on a book.
Meet Tavi Gevinson, editor-in-chief of and founder of Rookie, an online magazine for teenage girls.
Tavi's career in media began when she created the blog Style Rookie in 2008 at age eleven. She launched Rookie at age fifteen which has paved the way for a new era of teen media as an online magazine made by and for teenagers (and their cohorts of any age). It has inspired millions of readers by honestly addressing the adolescent experience and empowering young people to tell their own stories.
Tavi has since spoken at many places including TEDxTeen, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Sydney Opera House, and The New Yorker Festival. She’s written for Elle, The Chicago Tribune, and NPR, posed for Annie Liebovitz and the iconic Pirelli calendar, voiced a character on the Simpsons, and owns a pair of gloves once owned by Audrey Hepburn and Winona Ryder
Tavi is also an actress, having starred in Kenneth Lonergan's Tony-nominated This Is Our Youth, Ivo van Hove's revival of The Crucible as Mary Warren, and most recently Stephen Karam's revival of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard on Broadway and the Sundance darling Human People.
She’ll be chatting about her new book Rookie on Love an anthology about the heart’s most powerful emotion. Featuring exclusive, never-before-seen essays, poems, comics, and interviews from beloved voices like John Green, Rainbow Rowell, Hilton Als, Alessia Cara, Durga Chew-Bose, Etgar Keret, Margo Jefferson, Janet Mock, Gabourey Sidibe, Emma Straub, Jenny Zhang and many more, this collection is the perfect reflection on love in its many forms.
Join us to meet the multitalented star as she talks about Rookie on Love
Terese Marie Mailhot graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts with an M.F.A. in fiction. Mailhot’s work has appeared in The Rumpus, the Los Angeles Times, Carve Magazine, The Offing, The Toast, Yellow Medicine Review, and elsewhere.
Greg Sarris is the author of Keeping Slug Woman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts, Grand Avenue, Watermelon Night, most recently, the short story collection How the Mountain Was Made. Greg’s play “Mission Indians” opened at Intersection Theatre in San Francisco in February 2002. It went on to receive the 2003 Bay Area Theatre Critics Award for Best Script. Sarris is currently serving his thirteenth term as Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, his tribe which was formerly known as the Federated Coast Miwok.
The most powerful and poetic memoir of 2018 has been written by Terese Marie Mailhot and raved about by some of our favorite writers, including Roxane Gay, Sherman Alexie, and Lidia Yuknavitch. One of the most important Native American writers working today, Greg Sarris, joins Mailhot for a conversation about what it truly means to be a Native American author today.
"Heart Berries is an epic take―an Iliad for the indigenous. It is the story of one First Nation woman and her geographic, emotional, and theological search for meaning in a colonial world. It is disturbing and hilarious. It contains sentences of such poetry and power that you will be compelled to set the book down and walk away to recover from the tremors." ―Sherman Alexie
“Stunning .... Neither an arid anthropological text nor another pseudo-Indian as-told-to fabrication. Instead, Sarris has breathed new life into these ancient Northern California tales and legends, lending them a subtle, light-hearted voice and vision.” ―Scott Lankford, Los Angeles Review of Books
We are delighted to welcome Dhonielle Clayton to celebrate The Belles, a powerful look at the cost of beauty and what we are willing to do for it.
Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In Orleans, Belles can control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orleans, the people are born gray and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful. Camellia wants to be the Favorite, in charge of the royal family’s looks, but once there the queen asks her to risk her own life to help the princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, With the future of Orleans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide: save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles, or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.
Dhonielle Clayton is the co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things series, a former teacher and librarian, COO of the non-profit We Need Diverse Books, and co-founder of Cake Literary, a creative kitchen whipping up decidedly diverse literary confections for a wide array of readers.
Dhonielle will be chatting with Sabaa Tahir, author of An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night
Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine, where he writes about economics and the media. He is a regular contributor to NPR's "Here and Now" and appears frequently on television, including CBS and MSNBC.
Alexis Madrigal is a writer and journalist in Oakland, California. He's the editor-at-large for Fusion. Previously, he was a senior editor at The Atlantic and a staff writer at Wired.
Why do things become popular? How does culture happen? In his groundbreaking investigation, Thompson uncovers the hidden psychology of why we like what we like. Shattering the sentimental myths of hit-making that dominate pop culture and business, Thompson shows quality is insufficient for success, nobody has "good taste," and some of the most popular products in history were one bad break away from utter failure. People love a familiar surprise: a product that is bold, yet sneakily recognizable.
"Enthralling-- full of 'aha' moments about why some ideas soar and others never get off the ground. This book picks up where The Tipping Point left off." -Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE
We could not be more delighted to welcome Melissa Albert to Kepler’s to celebrate her fiercely stunning contemporary fantasy, The Hazel Wood, everyone is raving about:
Four starred reviews
"Thoroughly, creepily captivating." --Kristin Cashore (Graceling and Jane, Unlimited)
"Will be your next obsession." --Stephanie Garber (Caraval)
"Destined to be a classic." --Kami Garcia (The Lovely Reckless, Beautiful Creatures)
"Mesmerizing." --Karen McManus (One of Us Is Lying)
"One of the best books I've read in years." --Jennifer Niven (All the Bright Places)
And Columbia Pictures has already snapped up the film rights with the producers of Divergent attached to adapt it
Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away--by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: "Stay away from the Hazel Wood."
Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother's cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began--and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.
We have not stopped talking about this books since reading it in manuscript. The writing is exquisite, the characters alive and unforgettable – it’s twisty, inventive, disturbing, and kept me up late into the night until way past turning the last page. We could not love this more.
Melissa Albert is the founding editor of the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog and the managing editor of BN.com. She has written for McSweeney’s, Time Out Chicago, MTV, and more. She will be in conversation with Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval
Kelly Corrigan is a staple of the Bay Area literary scene, the host of The Forward and the author of three New York Times bestselling books. Corrigan’s signature technique of transforming the seemingly mundane into hilarious and heart-breaking prose has captivated millions and won her countless fans.
Don’t miss “the poet laureate of the ordinary.” as she takes to the Kepler’s stage to share her most candid and enchanting work yet, Tell Me More. With this new book, Corrigan reveals the magic in the prosaic, the beauty in the normal, and the hope that fuels her marriage and her love for her family. Be there for this exciting event!
Join Judd Winick on another adventure in the New York Times bestselling Hilo series that The New York Times says "can be enjoyed by the entire family." and Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, says is “high energy and hilarious.”
Has Hilo finally met his match in Book 4, Waking the Monsters? Mega Robot Monsters are suddenly waking up all over and they're too big and too strong for Hilo to fight on his own! Luckily, he doesn't have to! He has Gina and some brand new super powers on his side! Being heroes can be super fun - but it can also be super dangerous! And the closer Hilo and Gina get to saving their world from the monsters -- the closer Hilo gets to the dark secret of his past. Does he really want to know? Do we?
Judd Winick has scripted issues of bestselling comic series, including Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Justice League, and Star Wars. He created the animated TV series The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, which ran for three seasons on Cartoon Network. Judd also appeared as a cast member of MTV's The Real World: San Francisco and is the author of the highly acclaimed graphic novel Pedro and Me, about his Real World roommate and friend, AIDS activist Pedro Zamora.
This is your year to write your novel!
One of the biggest obstacles any writer faces is finishing the first draft of a book. As Joyce Carol Oates said, "Getting the first draft finished is like pushing a peanut with your nose across a very dirty floor." Take this class to learn how to make writing a priority in your life, write boldly on the page, and develop the self-confidence necessary to put your work into the world. Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month and author of Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo, will join Jan Ellison, author of A Small Indiscretion, in a conversation about what it takes to write a novel from the first word to "the end."
Here are some takeaways:
1. Overcome self-doubt and believe in yourself as a writer.
2. Learn tips to overcome writer's block and write bravely on the page.
2. Develop a creative mindset to nourish your writing year-round.
3. Build a plan to finish your book.
Doors open at 6:30pm.
Books will be available for pick up, and for sale, at the event.
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Kimberly's seminars have been so popular that readers want to go even deeper!
Be part of the gang for all three sessions, or come for just one, as the group digs in to this masterpiece by Nobel-prize-winning Toni Morrison.
Each hour-long session, with casual conversation following, will open Beloved in new ways, making you a better reader while serving up plenty of Kimberly's illuminating, entertaining guidance.
3 Seminars included in the Series:
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 7:00-8:30pm
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 7:00-8:30pm
A copy of Beloved is included in the price of the Seminar Series and should be picked up at Kepler's (and read) prior to the first meeting date.
Join us for a special story time with Sarah Jane and Kenneth Wright as they introduce us to Lola Dutch, a delightful character who will show kids how to make every day grand and full of fun!
From the best ways to serve breakfast (an elegant feast, of course) to the ideal sleeping spot (a majestic blanket fort!), Lola is inspired all day long by everything around her. Lola’s companion Bear sometimes says she can be just too much, but Lola is rich with imagination and originality, which even Bear can admit is infectious and fun.
Sarah Jane Wright opened an online shop in 2008 that has since grown into a worldwide business with art prints, fabrics, wallpaper, puppets, and illustrated children’s books. Kenneth is a full-time educator and history teacher. This is their first picture book together.
Niall Ferguson is the author of Paper and Iron, The Ascent of Money, Civilization, and The Square and the Tower. He is Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
David Kennedy is Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History Emeritus at Stanford University and co-director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West. His volume in the series, Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945, won the Pulitzer Prize for History.
In his most sweeping and ambitious work to date, Niall Ferguson, tells the story of human history, from the Middle Ages to Facebook, through the lens of the networks that have sustained us. A monumental work from one of the worlds most renowned historians, The Square and the Tower, is a tapestry of history delineated by two key network formations that have ruled humankind. Join the great historian as he sits down with Pulitzer Prize-winner and fellow historian, David M. Kennedy.
"Brilliantly illuminates the great power struggle between networks and hierarchies that is raging around the world today...Silicon Valley needed a history lesson and Ferguson has provided it." -Eric Schmidt