This is not a Bookmine event. This event is hosted by the AAUW.

Please join the AUUW for their ninth annual Authors Forum and Scholarship Fundraiser. This year's virtual event features biographer and journalist Sonia Purnell, author of A Woman of No Importance being interviewed by fellow journalist / biographer Julia Flynn Siler. This is a ticketed event. Tickets must be purchased through AAUW's official Evenbrite page. Link coming soon!

The authors' books are available for purchase through us here at Napa Bookmine and we'll be donating a portion of sales to the AAUW Scholarship Foundation! You can place your order in-person, by phone, or online. If you opt to purchase your books online, please include a note that your purchase is for the AAUW Authors Forum in the comments of your order. If you purchase in-person or by phone (707-733-3199), please mention AAUW.

All proceeds will go to scholarships for Napa girls and women. This event is sponsored by the Napa County AAUW Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation, tax ID number 68-0133579. Additional donations may be sent to Napa County AAUW Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 10407, Napa, CA 94581-2407.

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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735225312
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 24th, 2020


Chosen as a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, the Seattle Times, the Washington Independent Review of Books, PopSugar, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, BookBrowse, the Spectator, and the Times of London

Winner of the Plutarch Award for Best Biography

Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143128915
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - October 25th, 2016

“Engrossing…the first formal biography of a woman who has heretofore been relegated to the sidelines.”–The New York Times

The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty Cover Image
ISBN: 9781592403677
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avery - May 1st, 2008

An epic, scandal-plagued story of the immigrant family that built—and then spectacularly lost—a global wine empire

Set in California’s lush Napa Valley and spanning four generations of a talented and visionary family, The House of Mondavi is a tale of genius, sibling rivalry, and betrayal.

The White Devil's Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101910290
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 7th, 2020

During the first hundred years of Chinese immigration--from 1848 to 1943--San Francisco was home to a shockingly extensive underground slave trade in Asian women, who were exploited as prostitutes and indentured servants.

Lost Kingdom: Hawaiia's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and Americaa's First Imperial Venture Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802120700
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - January 8th, 2013

"Only one American state was formally a sovereign monarchy. In this compelling narrative, the award-winning journalist Julia Flynn Siler chronicles how this Pacific kingdom, creation of a proud Polynesian people, was encountered, annexed, and absorbed." --Kevin Starr, historian, University of Southern California