Sunday, Feb. 16
Love Poetry Contest winners read, 2 p.m., Camel Barn Museum, 2060 Camel Road, Benicia. Questions, Lois@requist.com.
Monday, Feb. 17
Annie Jacobsen, “Operation Paperclip,” 7 p.m., The explosive story of America's secret post-WWII science programs, from the author of the New York Times bestseller "Area 51." Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 18
David Kertzer, “The Pope and Mussolini,” 7 p.m., The story of two men who came to power in 1922, and together changed the course of twentieth-century history. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
Matthew Quick, “The Good Luck of Right Now,” 7 p.m., From the New York Times bestselling author of "The Silver Linings Playbook," comes a funny and tender story about family, friendship, grief, acceptance, and Richard Gere — an entertaining and inspiring tale that will leave you pondering the rhythms of the universe and marveling at the power of kindness and love. Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 762-0563, copperfieldsbooks.com.
Anita Diamant in conversation with Joanne Greene, 7 p.m., The Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael, copperfieldsbooks.com.
Thursday, Feb. 20
Bella Andre and Carolyn Jewel, 7 p.m., Writers Forum of Petaluma, Petaluma Community Center, 320 No. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma.
Friday, Feb. 21
Karen Lynch, “Good Cop, Bad Daughter,” 7 p.m., Karen Lynch was an unlikely person to become one of the first female cops in San Francisco. Raised by a counter-culture tribe in summer of love Haight-Ashbury, she was taught to despise "The Man." But when the San Francisco Police Department was forced by court order to hire women, she found herself compelled to prove to the world that women could cut it as cops, a betrayal that caused her police-loathing mother to brand her a Nazi.... Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, bookpassage.com.