READERS CALENDAR: MARCH 11-17

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Copyright 2019 by Sam Warren, SDWriteWay@gmail.com

"A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read. An editor becomes kind of your mother. You expect love and encouragement from an editor."

—Jacqueline Kennedy

 

March 10, 2019 (San Diego) - Here are this week's readers' events, just in time for St. Patrick's Day.

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READERS

 

March 11 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.) — Don Winslow will discusses and signs his new book, The Border. Don Winslow is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty acclaimed, award-winning, international bestsellers – including the bestseller and sensation The Force, the #1 international bestseller The Cartel, The Power of the Dog, Savages, and The Winter of Frankie Machine.

The publication of the concluding volume in Winslow’s epic Cartel Trilogyrepresents a landmark moment in crime fiction . . . It is Winslow’s remarkable ability to translate the utter fiasco of our 5-year War on Drugs into the most wrenching of human stories, tragedy seemingly without end, that gives this novel its unparalleled power.

Additional information at: https://www.warwicks.com/event/don-winslow-2019

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347,http://www.warwicks.com

 

March 12 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Anne Bishop signs Wild Country. As a little girl, Anne Bishop loved to write. After setting it aside for other career paths for a while, she could no longer ignore the stories brewing in her head and embraced writing once more. She has since crafted such titles as the dark fantasy Lake Silence, and has become a New York Times bestselling author. Her latest novel, Wild Country, is set in the same world as Lake Silence, where humans exist alongside shape-shifting beings called “Others.”

Additional information at: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Bishop-03-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

March 12 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Stuart Jamieson will discusses and signs his new book, Close to the Sun: The Journey of a Pioneer Heart Surgeon. Dr. Stuart W. Jamieson is an internationally renowned heart surgeon, a heart- and lung-transplant pioneer, and a veteran of more than 40,000 heart surgeries. He is Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Dean of Cardiovascular Affairs at the University of California San Diego, where he has worked since 1989.

Additional information at: https://www.warwicks.com/event/stuart-jamieson-2019

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347,http://www.warwicks.com

 

March 13 to 17 (Wednesday to Sunday) — ANNUAL USED BOOK SALE at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA. With over 4000 books in the sale, there is bound to be something for everyone – books for children, books for grown-ups, author-signed books, Jewish-themed books and Judaica, videos, CD’s, DVD’s, audio tapes, gift items and works of art such as paintings and sculpture.

For additional information, contact Melanie at melanier@lfjcc.org or call her at (858) 362-1141.

 

March 13 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Steffanie Strathdee and Thomas Patterson as they discusses and signs their new book, The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug. Steffanie Strathdee is an infectious disease epidemiologist, and Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences and Professor and Harold Simon Chair at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. Thomas Patterson is an evolutionary sociobiologist and an experimental psychologist. A Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at UC San Diego, he has renowned expertise on behavioral interventions among HIV-positive persons and those at high risk of acquiring HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Dr. Patterson and Dr. Strathdee have worked as husband-and-wife AIDS researchers on the Mexico-US border for over a decade.

Additional information at: https://www.warwicks.com/event/steffanie-strathdee-and-thomas-patterson-2019

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347,http://www.warwicks.com

 

March 13 (Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.) — The Mysterious Galaxy BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP is a book club that reads a little bit of everything. They alternate between reading science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thrillers, and horror so there is something for everyone in this club and it is also a great way to discover and talk about books that might be outside of your normal genre.

Additional information at: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/BDG-03-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

March 14 (Thursday, 7:00 p.m.) — The CATAPULT BOOK CLUB will be discussing The Emissary by Yoko Tawada (translated by Margaret Mitsutani) - winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Translated Literature.

The Book Catapult – 3010-B Juniper Street – San Diego, CA – (619) 795-3780 – https://www.thebookcatapult.com

 

March 14 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Julia Plevin will discusses and signs her new book, The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing: Finding Calm, Creativity, and Connection in the Natural World. Plevin is a writer, designer, and the founder of The Forest Bathing Club, which started as a meetup in 2016 and now has 600+ members. She and her work have been featured in many magazines.

Additional information at: https://www.warwicks.com/event/julia-plevin-2019

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347,http://www.warwicks.com

 

March 15 (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) — Don Winslow signs The Border. Author Don Winslow grew up in a small Rhode Island town with a love of books and storytelling. A New York Times bestselling author, he has written twenty novels, including The Force, Savages, and The Cartel. The thrilling conclusion to the Cartel trilogy, The Border, is as publisher HarperCollins’ website states, “A shattering tale of vengeance, violence, corruption and justice.”

Additional information at: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Winslow-03-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

March 16 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.) — C.W. Briar signs Whispers from the Depths. C.W. Briar loves to weave his stories with elements of wonder, theology, worldviews, or as his website puts it, “just something that makes me laugh.” C.W. also tries to mirror his reading tastes with that of his writing focus, looking for anything and everything that will make him laugh, his imagination sizzle, or leave him in awe. His debut novel, Whispers from the Depths, paints a world were people called “Voice-bearers” or “Whispers” can command the dangerous spirits that haunt the waters.

Additional information at: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Briar-03-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

March 16 (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.) — Launch party for Ruse. Author and painter Cindy Pon has had five titles published to date: Silver Phoenix, Fury of the Phoenix, Serpentine, Sacrifice, and Want. She also has a children’s picture book featuring her Chinese brush art currently in the works. Ruse, the sequel to the sci-fi thriller Want, sees a tight-knit group of teenage friends still recovering from the bombing of Jin Corp. This, however, doesn’t stop them from being entangled in a case of technology theft and murder involving the ruthless billionaire Jin himself.

Additional information at: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Pon-03-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

March 17 (Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) — CLEARANCE SALE -- Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA. All the books you can fit into one grocery bag for only $10. (Some exceptions apply)

For additional information, contact Melanie at melanier@lfjcc.org or call her at (858) 362-1141.

 

March 17 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — Join young adult authors Lilliam Rivera &Demetra Brodsky in Conversation. Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning author and was named a “2017 Face to Watch” by the LA Times. Her first novel, The Education of Margot Sanchez has been nominated for many awards and featured in many magazines.

Additional information at: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Rivera-03-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

March 17 (Sunday, 11:30 a.m.) — COFFEE WITH THE CATAPULT – an informal discussion about what's new in the world of lit, lead by our book buyer & co-owner, Seth and our bookseller Vanessa. We discuss new titles we think will surprise you, books our staff has loved, reads that you won't find in most places.

The Book Catapult – 3010-B Juniper Street – San Diego, CA – (619) 795-3780 – https://www.thebookcatapult.com

 

March 17 (Sunday, 4:00 p.m.) — 40th and Final St. Patrick’s Day Opening Reading of Irish Poetry and Prose: Members of the public are invited to read their favorite passages of James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Fingal O’Flaherty Wills Wilde, Edmund Burke et al. Messrs. Guinness and Harp will officiate the proceedings.

D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, California. (858)456-1800 –http://www.dgwillsbooks.com/

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LINKS

SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS

In addition to books, your local library has many events for children to include crafts, games and storytimes.

http://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events/month

 

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS:

https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/

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