Upcoming Event Books

All the titles listed below will be discussed during one of our upcoming virtual events! Buy your copy in advance and get ready for some great discussions. Books are listed in order of the events.

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Lost Napa Valley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467147644
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Published: History Press - March 1st, 2021

Napa Valley, once known for its cattle and silver mines, has grown into an international wine destination. On the way, many buildings and institutions have vanished. From the Von Uhlit family's fruit farm in Napa to the Wheeler Ranch in St. Helena, fields and orchards became neighborhoods and vineyards.

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250171085
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 16th, 2018

New York Times Editor’s Pick.

Library Journal Best Books of 2019.
TIME Magazine's "Best Memoirs of 2018 So Far."
O, Oprah’s Magazine’s “10 Titles to Pick Up Now.”
Politics & Current Events 2018 O.W.L. Book Awards Winner
The Root Best of 2018

Madwomen: The
By Gabriela Mistral, Randall Couch (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780226531915
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Published: University of Chicago Press - October 15th, 2009

A schoolteacher whose poetry catapulted her to early fame in her native Chile and an international diplomat whose boundary-defying sexuality still challenges scholars, Gabriela Mistral (1889–1957) is one of the most important and enigmatic figures in Latin American literature of the last century.

Naming the Leper: Poems (Barataria Poetry) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807171127
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Published: LSU Press - February 5th, 2020

Between 1919 and 1941, five relatives of Christopher Lee Manes were diagnosed with an illness then referred to as "leprosy" and now known as Hansen's disease. After their diagnosis, the five Landry siblings were separated from their loved ones and sent to the National Leprosarium in Carville, Louisiana, where they remained in quarantine until their deaths.

Black Deutschland: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250117977
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Published: Picador - February 7th, 2017

Jed—young, gay, black, out of rehab and out of prospects in his hometown of Chicago—flees to the city of his fantasies, a museum of modernism and decadence: Berlin. The paradise that tyranny created, the subsidized city isolated behind the Berlin Wall, is where he's chosen to become the figure that he so admires, the black American expatriate.

Uptown Thief (Justice Hustlers #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496704702
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Published: Dafina - July 26th, 2016

In this sexy, heart-stopping tale, one smart, sizzling mami robs the rich and protects the exploited--until one heist too many puts everything at stake. . .

Angwin and Howell Mountain (Images of America) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467106252
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - March 1st, 2021

Just a few miles east of St. Helena, Howell Mountain overlooks the Napa Valley. The mountain's mild Mediterranean climate and extensive forests have drawn people for thousands of years. From the Wappo people to Spanish explorers and Mexican Californios, the region has a rich history.

The Bunny Poets Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643720289
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Published: Maclaren-Cochrane Publishing - March 20th, 2018

"Let's hop. Spring is singing. Sunny skies and butterflies."

Selected Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780394702957
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Published: Vintage -

Robinson Jeffers was one of the most controversial poets of the twentieth century. In this volume, essential poems selected from his major works provide an excellent overview of Jeffers's style and the themes present throughout his work.

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Cooking with Beyond and Impossible Meat: 60 Vegan Recipes Using Plant-Based Substitutions Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645672517
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Published: Page Street Publishing - April 6th, 2021

Meaty Meals You'd Never Guess Were Vegan!

Whether you’re a hardcore vegan, a longtime vegetarian or a habitual carnivore, prepare to have your mind (and your taste buds!) blown by what Ramin Ganeshram offers: 60 meat-inspired recipes so tasty, you won’t believe they’re meatless.

The Beast Player Cover Image
By Nahoko Uehashi, Cathy Hirano (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781250233264
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Published: Square Fish - July 28th, 2020

Nahoko Uehashi's The Beast Player is an epic YA fantasy about a girl with a special power to communicate with magical beasts and the warring kingdom only she can save.

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Rewilding Agricultural Landscapes: A California Study in Rebalancing the Needs of People and Nature Cover Image
By H. Scott Butterfield (Editor), T. Rodd Kelsey (Editor), Abigail K. Hart (Editor)
ISBN: 9781642831269
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Published: Island Press - April 8th, 2021

As the world population grows, so does the demand for food, putting unprecedented pressure on agricultural lands. At the same time, climate change, soil degradation, and water scarcity mean that productivity of many of these lands is deteriorating.

Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life Cover Image
By David Treuer, Peter Berkrot (Narrated by)
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ISBN: 9781452608372
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Published: Tantor Audio - June 29th, 2012

Celebrated novelist David Treuer has gained a reputation for writing fiction that expands the horizons of Native American literature.

A Treatise on Stars Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811229388
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Published: New Directions - February 25th, 2020

An ethereal new collection that is “visceral with intellection” (David Lau)

Winner of the Bollingen Prize
Finalist for the National Book Award

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In the Event of Contact: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781950539260
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Published: Dzanc Books - May 18th, 2021

In the Event of Contact chronicles characters profoundly affected by physical connection, or its lack.

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We Are the Land: A History of Native California Cover Image
ISBN: 9780520280496
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Published: University of California Press - April 20th, 2021

“A Native American rejoinder to Richard White and Jesse Amble White’s California Exposures.”—Kirkus Reviews
Rewriting the history of California as Indigenous.

Before there was such a thing as “California,” there were the People and the Land.

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Unsettled Ground Cover Image
ISBN: 9781951142483
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Published: Tin House Books - May 18th, 2021

From the author of Our Endless Numbered DaysSwimming Lessons, and Bitter Orange comes a brilliant novel about an unusual family held together by a string of lies, a small town with too many questions, and a sudden death that threatens to undo them all.

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Table with a View: The History and Recipes of Nick's Cove Cover Image
By Dena Grunt, Frankie Frankeny (By (photographer))
ISBN: 9781944903657
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Published: Cameron Books - May 11th, 2021

Northern California’s historic Nick’s Cove restaurant brings you the finest in seasonal farm-to-table and seafood cuisine
Nick’s Cove, perched alongside beautiful Tomales Bay, opened its doors in the 1930s and has been a Northern California destination ever since.

For the Love of Men: From Toxic to a More Mindful Masculinity Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250757203
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 2nd, 2021

A nonfiction investigation into masculinity, For The Love of Men provides actionable steps for how to be a man in the modern world, while also exploring how being a man in the world has evolved.

100 Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374538972
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 11th, 2020

Selected poems from a Nobel laureate

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Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316453387
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - June 1st, 2021

A deep dive into the alcohol-soaked origins of civilization—and the evolutionary roots of humanity’s appetite for intoxication.

While plenty of entertaining books have been written about the history of alcohol and other intoxicants, none have offered a comprehensive, convincing answer to the basic question of why humans want to get high in the first place. 

The Undocumented Americans Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399592683
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Published: One World - March 24th, 2020

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation.

This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror Cover Image
ISBN: 9781479835645
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Published: New York University Press - September 18th, 2015

Read Moustafa's Op-ed on Trump's Executive Order Against Muslims in The Guardian

Winner of the 2016 Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Arab American Book Award

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984820365
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Published: One World - February 25th, 2020

A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness and the struggle to be human

“Brilliant . . . To read this book is to become more human.”—Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen