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April 23, 2016 (San Diego) - Compliments of San Diego Write Way, here is an abundance of events for both readers and writers across San Diego County.




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April 24 (Sunday, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.) — Join the fun at the Encinitas Holiday Street Fair and view books by some of San Diego's local authors. Because of great demand in the past, this year we will display on both Saturday and Sunday!

For more information on the event, go to Encinitas Street fair information. Those of you who have participated in the past know that this is a very popular fair attended by tens of thousands of people. Our booth is well placed near I Street on the 101.


April 24 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.)Geeky Game Day. Founded in 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics and trading cards, including the DC Comics™ Deck-Building Game, The Walking Dead™ Board Game, The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game and Ghostbusters™: The Board Game, the 8th most funded tabletop game in Kickstarter history. Following a philosophy and core principle of “Fans First,” the dedicated gamers and fans of the Cryptozoic Entertainment team produce amazing products and epic events to bring gaming fans together in the Cryptozoic community. Cryptozoic Entertainment has kindly made a sampling of games likely to appeal to readers in the Galaxy available – come on in and join us in game play!

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to or call (858) 268-4747.


April 24 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.) — As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Quinn Farrar Wilson, author of Bone Broth: 101 Essential Recipes and Age Old Remedies to Heal Your Body.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | |


April 25 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's is hosting author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni to discuss and sign her new novel book, Before We Visit the Goddess. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the author of sixteen books, including Oleander Girl, The Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, Palace of Illusions, and One Amazing Thing. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times, and has won, among other prizes, an American Book Award. Born in India, she currently lives in Texas and is the McDavid professor of Creative Writing at the University of Houston. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

A beautiful, powerful new novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spices about three generations of mothers and daughters who must discover their greatest source of strength in one another a masterful, brilliant tale of a family both united and torn apart by ambition and love.

The daughter of a poor baker in rural Bengal, India, Sabitri yearns to get an education, but her family's situation means college is an impossible dream. Then an influential woman from Kolkata takes Sabitri under her wing, but her generosity soon proves dangerous after the girl makes a single, unforgiveable misstep. Years later, Sabitris own daughter, Bela, haunted by her mother’s choices, flees abroad with her political refugee lover but the America she finds is vastly different from the country she'd imagined. As the marriage crumbles and Bela is forced to forge her own path, she unwittingly imprints her own child, Tara, with indelible lessons about freedom, heartbreak, and loyalty that will take a lifetime to unravel.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | |


April 26 (Tuesday, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) — The La Jolla Library will host an all day MEET THE AUTHORS event. Come by and meet a different bunch of authors there during 2-hour shifts, including one really special opportunity, which is to meet moi, yes author Tom Leech.

Location is 7555 Draper Ave. 858-552-1657.  Also for tour upcoming new book, aspiring writers, you can hear from 3 experts about selling it, from 1 -2:30 p.m, same place. Info at.


April 26 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick’s presents the authors of The Status of All Things and Your Perfect Life, Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, to discuss and sign their new novel, The Year We Turned Forty. Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke have been best friends for twenty-five years and survived high school and college together. Liz lives in San Diego with her husband and two children. Lisa, a former talk show producer, now lives in Chicago with her husband, daughter, and two bonus children. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

If you could repeat one year of your life, what would you do differently? This heartwarming and hilarious novel from the authors of The Status of All Things and Your Perfect Life features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small and also get the opportunity to change their future.

Jessie loves her son Lucas more than anything, but it tears her up inside that he was conceived in an affair that ended her marriage to a man she still loves, a man who just told her he's getting remarried. This time around, she's determined to bury the secret of Lucas paternity, and to repair the fissures that sent her wandering the first time.

But it doesn't take long for all three women to learn that re-living a life and making different decisions only leads to new problems and consequences and that the mistakes they made may, in fact, have been the best choices of all.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | |


April 27 (Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.) — Warwick’s presents Leeza Gibbons, daytime Emmy Award-Winner and Winner of The Celebrity Apprentice signing her book, Fierce Optimis. Signing line will operate on a first-come first-served basis. Photography will be allowed.  

Attitude can be sexy. A practical and inspirational guide for using kindness and positivity as a winning strategy from Celebrity Apprentice champion, Hollywood veteran, and New York Times bestselling author Leeza Gibbons.

We live in a winner-take-all world, in which only the toughest thrive. On the surface, from the living room to the boardroom, it's certainly no place for nice. Civility and kindness are often the price of admission, and empowering communication is checked at the door.

Leeza Gibbonsis a culture changer who doesn't mess with mean. She has fiercely redefined optimism, and used positive communication as an empowerment strategy to win with class. She refuses to sacrifice kindness as she has succeeded in getting ahead. Working for decades in an intense, often merciless industry that rewards novelty, ruthlessness, and the next big thin. She has applied smart principles and excelled through savviness without having to sell her soul or fake it.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | |


April 27 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's is hosting author Scott Woolley to discuss and sign his book The Network. Scott Woolley is a technology and business writer. Formerly a Forbes Telecom correspondent and Forbes Los Angeles Bureau Chief, he has written about technology and business affairs for the MIT Technology Review, the San Jose Mercury News, and Slate, among other publications. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

This is the origin story of the airwaves the foundational technology of the communications age as told through the forty-year friendship of an entrepreneurial industrialist and a brilliant inventor.

David Sarnoff, the head of RCA and equal parts Steve Jobs, Jack Welch, and William Randolph Hearst, was the greatest supporter of his friend Edwin Armstrong, developer of the first amplifier, the modern radio transmitter, and FM radio. Sarnoff was convinced that Armstrong's inventions had the power to change the way societies communicated with each other forever. He would become a visionary captain of the media industry, even predicting the advent of the Internet.

Many corrupt politicians and corporations saw in Armstrong's inventions the opportunity to commodify our most ubiquitous natural resource the air. This early alliance between high tech and business set the precedent for countless legal and industrial battles over broadband and licensing bandwidth, many of which continue to influence policy and debate today.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | |


April 28 (Thursday, 6:30 p.m.) — Warwick's is excited to host a double presentation from two incredible authors. Jung Yun will present her debut novel Shelter. Patricia Park will present Re Jane. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Reserved seating is available. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

Shelter, One of "The Millions'" Most Anticipated Books of the Year (Selected by Edan Lepucki, author of California)

Kyung Cho is a young father burdened by a house he can't afford. For years, he and his wife, Gillian, have lived beyond their means. Now their debts and bad decisions are catching up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family's future.

A few miles away, his parents, Jin and Mae, live in the town's most exclusive neighborhood, surrounded by the material comforts that Kyung desires for his wife and son. Growing up, they gave him every possible advantage private tutors, expensive hobbies but they never showed him kindness. Kyung can hardly bear to see them now, much less ask for their help. Yet when an act of violence leaves Jin and Mae unable to live on their own, the dynamic suddenly changes, and he's compelled to take them in. For the first time in years, the Chos find themselves living under the same roof. Tensions quickly mount as Kyung s proximity to his parent’s forces old feelings of guilt and anger to the surface, along with a terrible and persistent question: how can he ever be a good husband, father, and son when he never knew affection as a child?

As Shelter veers swiftly toward its startling conclusion, Jung Yun leads us through dark and violent territory, where, unexpectedly, the Chos discover hope. Shelter is a masterfully crafted debut novel that asks what it means to provide for one's family and, in answer, delivers a story as riveting as it is profound.

Re Jane. For Jane Re, half-Korean, half-American orphan, Flushing, Queens, is the place she's been trying to escape from her whole life. Sardonic yet vulnerable, Jane toils, unappreciated, in her strict uncle's grocery store and politely observes the traditional principle of "nunchi" (a combination of good manners, hierarchy, and obligation). Desperate for a new life, she's thrilled to become the au pair for the Mazer-Farleys, two Brooklyn English professors and their adopted Chinese daughter. Inducted into the world of organic food co-ops and nineteenth century novels, Jane is the recipient of Beth Mazer's feminist lectures and Ed Farley's very male attention. But when a family death interrupts Jane and Ed's blossoming affair, she flies off to Seoul, leaving New York far behind.

Reconnecting with family, and struggling to learn the ways of modern-day Korea, Jane begins to wonder if Ed Farley is really the man for her. Jane returns to Queens, where she must find a balance between two cultures and accept who she really is. Re Jane is a bright, comic story of falling in love, finding strength, and living not just out of obligation to others, but for one's self.

Journeying from Queens to Brooklyn to Seoul, and back, this is a fresh, contemporary retelling of Jane Eyre and a poignant Korean American debut.

Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | |


April 28 (Thursday, 12:00 p.m.) — Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to present a Korean Luncheon Adventure featuring New York Times Editor’s Choice author Patricia Park, at Buga Korean BBQ, 5580 Clairmont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117. The event is ticketed ($30 per person) and is open to the public.

About the Event: Our Korean Luncheon Adventure will be a wonderful afternoon spent experiencing new & exotic flavors at Buga Korean BBQ, with author Patricia Park. Your Adventure includes a Korean meal, drink, tax & gratuity, book discussion, Q&A, author signing, and an opportunity to meet the author up close & personal in an intimate & authentic setting.

About the Author: Patricia Park is the author of the debut novel Re Jane (Penguin, May 2015). Re Jane, a New York Times Editor’s Choice, as well as, a Library Journal’s Best Book, tells the story of a young woman who learns, through her journey from Queens to Brooklyn to Seoul and back again, the importance of balancing two cultures and choosing to live for oneself.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at


April 29 (Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)MIRACLES, SIGNS, and DIVINE INTERVENTION Lecture by local author, Carolyn Jaynes, M.A., an intuitive empath who attracts these fascinating manifestations.

Class is held at San Diego OASIS Education Center on the 3rd floor of Macy's Mission Valley: 702 Camino del Rio North. $8 per person. Pre-register at On page 64 of the OASIS Catalog. More information at Book signing of SPRINKLES FROM HEAVEN - Stories of Serendipity will follow the inspirational presentation and is available on in soft cover and Kindle e-book.


April 29 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.) — Join us in welcoming two award-winning mystery authors, Wendy Hornsby of the Maggie MacGowen series, and Timothy Hallinan of the Junior Bender and Poke Rafferty series. Wendy will be signing her tenth title of the series, Disturbing the Dark, featuring Los Angeles-based documentary filmmaker Maggie MacGowen. When Maggie and her crew go to her family farm in France, they inadvertently unearth the remains of more than a dozen German soldiers, dredging up secrets left from the Nazi occupation. Then a young woman’s body is discovered, merging past crimes with present.

Tim will be signing his fifth in the Junior Bender series, King Maybe, featuring the Los Angeles thief who moonlights as a private eye for crooks. Junior is forced to break into the house of the most powerful and feared man in Hollywood, King Maybe. All the warning signs that it’s a set up are there, but Junior is in no position to refuse after a botched burglary job that left a target on his back.

Disturbing the Dark: A Maggie Macgowen Mystery (Paperback) by Wendy Hornsby. Maggie MacGowen, an investigative filmmaker, is in Normandy with a film crew to document the agricultural four seasons on her ancestral family farm. An accidentally excavated skull causes a social media sensation, dredging up psychic scars left by the wartime German Occupation. In their youth, Grand-mere and other villagers had cut the throats of an entire brutal Nazi platoon. Now the grim discovery prompts tourists, the soldiers’ descendants, the mass media, and vulturelike war-memorabilia dealers to flock to the formerly quiet farm. Then a young woman is murdered.

King Maybe (Hardcover) by Timothy Hallinan: Los Angeles burglar Junior Bender is in the middle of burgling a house and has just gotten his hands on one of the world's rarest stamps when the job goes terrifically wrong. After barely escaping, Junior realizes the danger is far from over. He's gotten himself on the wrong side of a man whose name is synonymous with violence, and to save his own skin he's set off a chain reaction of blackmail, strong-arming, and escalating crime. To pay off his underworld debts, Junior is forced to break into the house of the most powerful man in Hollywood, the shadowy, widely feared studio mogul known as King Maybe. It's an impossible break-in, and to get out of the house alive Junior will need to use everything he's learned, plus a few skills he knows he doesn't possess.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to or call (858) 268-4747.


April 30 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)Independent Bookstore Day is an incredible event that celebrates brick-and-mortar local bookstores all across America. This year’s celebration takes place on April 30. Mysterious Galaxy and a number our fellow indies will be doing lots of fun stuff all day long, and will offer range of unique book-related items and prints for sale only on that day, and only in-store.

We will have a half dozen exclusive Independent Bookstore Day goodies, including items from Anthony Bourdain, Brandon Sanderson, Neil Gaiman, Bookstore Cats, and celebrating Curious George’s 75th birthday! (sorry, no holds, pre-orders, or telephone or on-line orders).

A scavenger hunt will be underway throughout the day and the most successful reader/hunter/ gatherers will be eligible for a special event at Mysterious Galaxy: three readers will win guest invites for themselves and their friends to a special exclusive after-hours event at MGSD!

Mysterious Galaxy will have temporary tattoos available for readers to take part in Litograph’s Independent Bookstore Day Tattoo Chain – watch our social media for details.

We’ll be adding plenty of treats and surprises to our web calendar event page as the date approaches, and sharing updates via our electronic newsletter, the Virtual Plot.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to or call (858) 268-4747.


April 30 (Saturday, 7:00 to 9:00 pm)Jonathan Valverde. Let the powerful and versatile voice of Jonathan serenade you in English and Spanish, on piano and Mariachi style.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855;


May 1 (Sunday) — Good Earth / Great Chefs series is pleased to welcome back Jeanne Kelley and her latest book, The Portable Feast: Creative Meals for Work and Play. This book is all about striking the right balance – between work and play, healthy and indulgent, and creating food people want to cook and can take wherever they go.

For this fun springtime event we will have small bites inspired by the book, plus olive oil and wine samplings provided by Seka Hills, one of our favorite purveyors of olive oil and honey from the Capay Valley. In addition to the book, we will have a unique selection of Mother’s Day gift items available for sale at our pop-up pantry.

At the Chino Farm, 6123 Calzada del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091. or ChinoFarms on instagram.


May 1 (Sunday, 12:00 pm) — As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Jessica Barraco, author of Butterfly Groove. Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, Ph. (858) 454-0347, |


May 3 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm)Amy Tintera, Debra Driza, Shannon Messenger, and Roshani Chokshi sign in San Diego.

-Ruined (Hardcover) by Amy Tintera: A revenge that will consume her. A love that will ruin her. Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. Worst of all, she witnessed her parents’ brutal murders and watched helplessly as her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped.

But because Em has nothing, she has nothing to lose. Driven by a blind desire for revenge, Em sets off on a dangerous journey to the enemy kingdom of Lera. Somewhere within Lera s borders, Em hopes to find Olivia. But in order to find her, Em must infiltrate the royal family.

In a brilliant, elaborate plan of deception and murder, Em marries Prince Casimir, next in line to take Lera s throne. If anyone in Lera discovers Em is not Casimir s true betrothed, Em will be executed on the spot. But it s the only way to salvage Em s kingdom and what is left of her family.

Em is determined to succeed, but the closer she gets to the prince, the more she questions her mission. Em s rage-filled heart begins to soften. But with her life and her family on the line, love could be Em s deadliest mistake.

-Mila 2.0: Redemption (Hardcover) by Debra Driza: Mila has been running for her life for so long. But that was before she betrayed Hunter, the boy she'll always love, and before she discovered she was an incredible danger to anyone who dares to get close to her.

Now she's gone into hiding with friend and tech expert Lucas. But when Mila discovers that her enemy General Holland is an even bigger threat to humanity than she is, she must make a choice: either push aside her fears and fight him with everything she's got . . . or turn her back on the world forever.

-The Star-Touched Queen (Hardcover) by Roshani Chokshi: Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you're only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran's queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar's wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire...

But Akaran has its own secrets – thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most. . .including herself.

A lush and vivid story that is steeped in Indian folklore and mythology. The Star-touched Queen is a novel that no reader will soon forget.

About the Author: Roshani Chokshi comes from a small town in Georgia where she collected a Southern accent, but does not use it unless under duress. She grew up in a blue house with a perpetually napping bear-dog. At Emory University, she dabbled with journalism, attended some classes in pajamas, forgot to buy winter boots and majored in 14th century British literature. She spent a year after graduation working and traveling and writing. After that, she started law school at the University of Georgia where she's learning a new kind of storytelling.

-Let the Wind Rise (Hardcover): by Shannon Messenger: Vane Weston is ready for battle. Against Raiden s army. Against the slowly corrupting Gale Force. Even against his own peaceful nature as a Westerly. He ll do whatever it takes, including storming Raiden s icy fortress with the three people he trusts the least. Anything to bring Audra home safely.

But Audra won t wait for someone to rescue her. She has Gus the guardian she was captured with. And she has a strange guide left behind by the one prisoner who managed to escape Raiden. The wind is also rising to her side, rallying against their common enemy. When the forces align, Audra makes her play but Raiden is ready.

Freedom has never held such an impossible price, and both groups know the sacrifices will be great. But Vane and Audra started this fight together. They ll end it the same way.

-Rebel (Paperback) by Amy Tintera: After coming back from death as Reboots and being trained by HARC as soldiers, Wren and Callum have finally escaped north, where they hope to find a life of freedom. But when they arrive at the Reboot reservation, it isn't what they expected. Under the rule of a bloodthirsty leader, Micah, the Reboots are about to wage an all-out war on the humans. Although Wren's instincts are telling her to set off into the wilderness and leave the battle far behind, Callum is unwilling to let his human family be murdered. When Micah commits the ultimate betrayal, the choice is made for them. But Micah has also made a fatal mistake--he's underestimated Wren and Callum.

The explosive finale to the Reboot duology is full of riveting action and steamy love scenes as Wren and Callum become rebels against their own kind.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to or call (858) 268-4747.


May 4 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting Union-Tribune Sports Writer Kirk Kenney to discuss 100 Things Padres Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

Most Padres fans have taken in a game or two at Petco Park, have seen highlights of Steve Garvey, and remember the 1984 and 1998 World Series runs. But only real fans know the significance of .394, the original team colors, or how long Benito Santiago s hitting streak lasted.

100 Things Padres Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans of the San Diego Padres. Whether you re a die-hard booster from the days of Ollie Brown or a recent supporter of the team, these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime.

Padres writer Kirk Kenney has collected every essential piece of Padres knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, Ph. (858) 454-0347,


May 5 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting the blogger, author, and satorialist Ari Seth Cohen to discuss and sign Advanced Style: Older and Wiser. Ari Seth Cohen is the creator of Advanced Style, a street style blog documenting, in his words, the “fashion and wisdom of the senior set.” This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details

Cohen’s grandmothers were his best friends growing up; as a result, Cohen “noticed a lack of older people in fashion campaigns and street style sites.” One of the Cohen’s grandmothers, who attended graduate school at Columbia University, told the young Cohen to move to New York if he wanted to be creative. The blogger duly began his photographic career when he moved into New York City in 2008, “as a way to better connect with older people.”

This follow-up to the bestselling Advanced Style features more senior street style and inspiration from all over the globe. In this new edition Ari Seth Cohen shares his work from the past few years including some of the world's best-dressed older gentlemen.

Similar in format to the original, with dozens of images from cities all over the world including: Los Angeles, London, Cape Town, Rome, Florence, Tokyo, San Diego, Palm Springs, Melbourne, Sydney, New York, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Stockholm, and Geneva, the book will also feature 22 short essays (by the subjects of the book) distilling the wisdom and lifestyle secrets of some of Cohen's favorite Advanced Style ladies. Plusan introduction from the always fabulous and witty Simon Doonan makes for a celebration of smashing senior style!

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, Ph. (858) 454-0347,


May 6 (Friday, 5:00 pm) — Trio of Authors at La Mesa Branch Library, 8074 Allison Ave, La Mesa.

-None of the Above (Hardcover) by I. W. Gregorio: What if everything you knew about yourself changed in an instant? When Kristin Lattimer is voted homecoming queen, it seems like another piece of her ideal life has fallen into place. She's a champion hurdler with a full scholarship to college and she's madly in love with her boyfriend. In fact, she's decided that she's ready to take things to the next level with him.

But Kristin's first time isn't the perfect moment she's planned something is very wrong. A visit to the doctor reveals the truth: Kristin is intersex, which means that though she outwardly looks like a girl, she has male chromosomes, not to mention boy "parts."

Dealing with her body is difficult enough, but when her diagnosis is leaked to the whole school, Kristin's entire identity is thrown into question. As her world unravels, can she come to terms with her new self?

Incredibly compelling and sensitively told, None of the Above is a thought-provoking novel that explores what it means to be a boy, a girl, or something in between.

-The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Paperback) by Stephen Chbosky: This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion marks the stunning debut of a provocative voice in contemporary fiction. This is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie's letters are singular, hilarious, and devastating.

-Lessons I Never Learned at Meadowbrook Academy (Paperback) by Liz Maccie: It's the first day of sophomore year for Roberta Romano, but instead of the comfort of her local high school, she's been thrust into the elitist embrace of the affluent Meadowbrook Academy.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to or call (858) 268-4747.


May 7 (Saturday, 6:00 pm) — Warwick's is hosting the New York Times bestselling author of Little Bee, Chris Cleave at the La Jolla Library to discuss and sign his newest novel, Everyone Brave is Forgiven. Chris Cleave is the author of Gold, Incendiary and the #1 New York Times bestseller Little Bee. He lives with his wife and three children in Kingston-upon-Thames, England. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Little Bee, a spellbinding novel about three unforgettable individuals thrown together by war, love, and their search for belonging in the ever-changing landscape of WWII London.

It's 1939 and Mary, a young socialite, is determined to shock her blueblood political family by volunteering for the war effort. She is assigned as a teacher to children who were evacuated from London and have been rejected by the countryside because they are infirm, mentally disabled, or like Mary's favorite student, Zachary have colored skin.

Tom, an education administrator, is distraught when his best friend, Alastair, enlists. Alastair, an art restorer, has always seemed far removed from the violent life to which he has now condemned himself. But Tom finds distraction in Mary, first as her employer and then as their relationship quickly develops in the emotionally charged times. When Mary meets Alastair, the three are drawn into a tragic love triangle and while war escalates and bombs begin falling around them further into a new world unlike any they've ever known.

A sweeping epic with the kind of unforgettable characters, cultural insights, and indelible scenes that made Little Bee so incredible, Chris Cleave's latest novel explores the disenfranchised, the bereaved, the elite, the embattled. Everyone Brave Is Forgiven is a heartbreakingly beautiful story of love, loss, and incredible courage.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, Ph. (858) 454-0347,


May 7 (Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00 pm) — Mysterious Galaxy Birthday Bash. They will be having authors stopping in all day.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to or call (858) 268-4747.



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