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<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>SUNDAY (AUG 25)</strong></span>

<strong>Robert Bessler, "Expansion Mastery,"</strong> 4 p.m.

<em>If you had the knowledge and tools to make serious and lasting changes in your life, would you do it? If you had the chance to start over, change everything you needed to change in order to live the visions of your dreams, would you? Is it going to take a near death experience to motivate you into making the necessary changes in your life, or will you accept the challenges contained here and master your own personal expansion? "Expansion Mastery" offers you a chance at creating the life you know in your heart you were meant to experience.</em>

Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>MONDAY (AUG 26)</strong></span>

<strong>Marin Shakespeare Company discussion, "All's Well That Ends Well,"</strong> 7 p.m.

<em>Artistic Director Robert Currier and Costume Designer Abra Berman discuss the role of fashion in their adaptation of the Shakespeare play.</em>

Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="http://bookpassage.com" target="_blank">bookpassage.com</a>.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>TUESDAY (AUG 27)</strong></span>

<strong>Wine and Dine With Local Authors,</strong> 6 p.m.

<em>Local author Ruth L. Schwartz, "Soul in Earth," Linda Loveland Reid, "Something in Stone," H.B. Reid, "The Concert," Sandy Baker, "The Dead Butterflies Diary," and Patrick E. Taylor, "Wings of Love and War" read portions of their book and answer questions from the audience. Their books will be available for purchase during the event.</em>

Redwood Cafe, 8240 Old Redwood Hwy. Cotati. Info, <a href="http://www.redwoodcafe.com" target="_blank">www.redwoodcafe.com</a> or 889-3419.

<strong>Joyce Maynard, "After Her,"</strong> 7 p.m.

<em>The New York Times bestselling author of "Labor Day" and "The Good Daughters" returns with a haunting novel of sisterhood, sacrifice, and suspense. Loosely inspired by the Trailside Killer case that terrorized Marin County, California in the late 1970s, "After Her" is part thriller, part love story.</em>

Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 762-0563, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>WEDNESDAY (AUG 28)</strong></span>

<strong>Workshop with author Corina Vacco,</strong> 7 p.m.

<em>Corina Vacco leads the workshop "Writing a Fact-Based Novel for Young Adults: Can They Save Our Planet?" Sponsored by the North Bay Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).</em>

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High St., Sebastopol. Contact ctmarkee@gmail.com for details.

<strong>Montgomery Taylor, "The New Rules of Success,"</strong> 5 p.m.

<em>What constitutes New Rules of Success? The answer can be narrowed down to an examination and understanding of the prevailing economic environment and culture. Clearly, there are new and recent developments that must be explored and analyzed. Prominent among them is the advent of technology and the accompanying availability of information. How have successful people handled the recent changes?</em>

Montgomery Taylor & Company, 2880 Cleveland Ave., Suite 2, Santa Rosa. More info, 576-8700 or Monty@taxwiseadvisor.com.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>THURSDAY (AUG 29)</strong></span>

<strong>Michael Perry, "Visiting Tom: A Man, a Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace,"</strong> 7:30 p.m.

<em>"Tuesdays with Morrie" meets Bill Bryson in "Visiting Tom," another witty, poignant, and stylish paean to living in New Auburn, Wisconsin, from Michael Perry. The author of "Population: 485, Coop, and Truck: A Love Story," Perry takes us along on his uplifting visits with his octogenarian neighbor one valley over—and celebrates the wisdom, heart, and sass of a vanishing generation that embodies the indomitable spirit of small-town America.</em>

Readers' Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. 939-1779,<a href="http://www.readersbooks.com" target="_blank"> www.readersbooks.com</a>.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>FRIDAY (AUG 30)</strong></span>

<strong>Louise Penny, "How the Light Gets in: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel,"</strong> 6 p.m.

<em>Dinners to Die For presents an evening with suspense author, Louise Penny, as she shares her story of a festive Christmas season gone wrong. Chief Inspector Gamache is caught up in a case of a missing person. But the details begin to unravel when the mystery of the missing person begins to unfold.</em>

Fountaingrove Inn, 101 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa. Buy tickets online, <a href="http://www.copperfieldsbooks.com/boxoffice" target="_blank">www.copperfieldsbooks.com/boxoffice</a>, or at Copperfield's stores in Petaluma, Sebastopol or Montgomery Village.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>SATURDAY (AUG 31)</strong></span>

<strong>Chris Riebli, "The Body's Perfect: A Novel in Stories,"</strong> 1:30 p.m.

<em>"Twelve unsentimental tales told with loving attention and perfect pitch. These Millers of Petaluma belong to Chris Riebli in the way that Winesburg, Ohio belongs to Sherwood Anderson, or as the Salinas Valley belongs to John Steinbeck." as quoted by Danial Coshnear.</em>

Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. 762-0563, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.

<em>To submit book events for consideration in this column, contact Sara Peyton at sara.peyton@gmail.com at least three weeks in advance of the event.</em>