Books & Writers

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Book Discussion: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (MLF)

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Mon, Feb 9 2015 - 5:30pm

The Master and Margarita is woven around a visit by the devil to the fervently atheistic Soviet Union. In part, it is angled against a suffocatingly bureaucratic social order. The novel alternates between two settings. The first is 1930s Moscow, and the second setting is the Jerusalem of Pontius Pilate. Read more »

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Sexual Intelligence: A New View of Sexual Function and Satisfaction

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Mon, Feb 9 2015 - 5:15pm

Marty Klein, Ph.D., Marriage & Family Therapist; Sex Therapist; Author, Sexual Intelligence: What We Really Want from Sex, and How to Get It Read more »

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Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death

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Thu, Feb 5 2015 - 6:00pm

Katy Butler, Author, Knocking on Heaven's Door Read more »

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SV Reads 2015: Homeland & Home – The Immigrant Experience

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Wed, Feb 4 2015 - 7:30pm

NoViolet Bulawayo, Author, We Need New Names
Cristina Henriquez, Author, The Book of Unknown Americans
Bich Minh Nguyen, Author, Stealing Buddha’s Dinner: A Memoir
Sal Pizarro, Columnist, The San Jose Mercury News – Moderator Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Two Lives of Charlemagne, by Einhard and the Monk of St. Gall

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Wed, Feb 4 2015 - 5:30pm

Join us to discuss the life of Charlemagne, the Holy Roman emperor and “father of Europe.” One biography we’ll look at is by Einhard, who joined the royal court in 791 to serve as an epic poet, mathematician and architect. His work is believed to be the most accurate portrayal of Charlemagne and the finest biography of its time. Read more »

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William Ury: Getting to Yes with Yourself

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Tue, Feb 3 2015 - 6:00pm

William Ury, Co-founder of Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation; Author, Getting to Yes with Yourself and Other Worthy Opponents Read more »

Past event

The Business Solution to Poverty

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Wed, Jan 21 2015 - 7:00pm

Mal Warwick, Co-author, The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers Read more »

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Steven Brill

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Tue, Jan 13 2015 - 6:00pm

Steven Brill, Journalist; Author, America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System; Twitter @StevenBrill Read more »

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The Home that Watches Over Your Parents

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Thu, Jan 8 2015 - 5:15pm

Richard Caro, D.Phil., Scientist; Silicon Valley Entrepreneur
Mary Hulme, Gerontologist; Care Manager
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Book Discussion of The Flamethrowers by Rachael Kushner

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Mon, Jan 5 2015 - 5:30pm

In The Flamethrowers, Kushner skillfully navigates huge swaths of politics and history, intimately intersecting the vivid lives of her characters with the external reality in which they move. Read more »

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