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<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>SUNDAY (Sept 8)</strong></span>

<strong>Beth Kephart, "Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir,"</strong> 3 p.m.

<em>The Redwood Writers monthly meeting features Beth Kephart on the writing memoirs. Non-members welcome for $8, members for $5. Arrive at 2:30 p.m. to network.</em>

Flamingo Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. For more information, go to <a href="http://www.redwoodwriters.org" target="_blank">www.redwoodwriters.org</a>.

<strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MONDAY (Sept 9)</span></strong>

<strong>Natasha Solomons, "The Gallery of Vanished Husbands,"</strong> 7 p.m.,

<em>It's the eve of the sexual revolution, but in Juliet Montague's conservative Jewish community where only men can divorce women, she finds herself a living widow, invisible. Ever since her husband disappeared seven years ago, Juliet has been a hardworking single mother of two and unnaturally practical. But on her thirtieth birthday, that's all about to change. A wealthy young artist asks to paint her portrait, and Juliet, moved by the powerful desire to be seen, enters into the burgeoning art world of 1960s London, which will bring her fame, fortune, and a life-long love affair.</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(Sept 10)</strong></span>

<strong>Mac Barnett, "Count the Monkeys,"</strong> 4 p.m.

<em>Meet & greet with this ever-popular author! Kids will giggle as they count all the animals that have frightened the monkeys off the pages. Full of fun reader interactions, this newest title from the author of the bestselling "Extra Yarn" keeps readers guessing until the very last page!</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 (Sept 11)</strong></span>

<strong>Dinners to Die For with Laurie R. King, "The Bones of Paris,"</strong> 6 p.m.

<em>Hold onto your plates, Copperfield's Books is introducing its new Dinners to Die For series featuring the top thriller writers of our time. Join them at the Fountaingrove Inn in Santa Rosa. $65 gets you a fabulous dinner and a hardcover copy of the new book, which you can have signed by the author. </em>

Fountaingrove Inn, 101 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa. Info, <a href="http://copperfieldsbooks.com" target="_blank">copperfieldsbooks.com</a>.

<strong>Katy Butler, "Knocking on Heaven's Door,"</strong> 7 p.m.

<em>Author, Katy Butler, tells the story of caring for her aging parents as an adult when her father suffers a stroke and her mother becomes a full-time caregiver. When her father insists his life is being preserved for far too long, mother and daughter find themselves facing a series of moral questions in regards to the line between saving a life and prolonging the act of dying. But when doctors refuse to disable the pacemaker that's keeping her father alive, Butler sets out to understand why. This memoir share's Butler's findings while blending the story of her family's journey through living and dying.</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>THURSDAY (Sept 12)</strong></span>

<strong>Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series</strong>, 7 p.m.

<em>Thaisa Frank, Cristina Garcia, Helen Hooper, Rebecca Lawton, Keenan Norris, Elizabeth Scarborough, Ransom Stephen, Monica Wesolowska read from their works on the theme, "Mistake."</em>

Studio 333 is located at 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito. Info, 415-331-8272.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>FRIDAY (SEPT 13)</strong></span>

<strong>Maureen Jennings, "Bartender Wanted,"</strong> 7 p.m.

<em>Gritty glamour in 1980s New York City doesn't come cheap. To afford even her fifth-floor walkup, Rose Leary needs a gig. Bartending at a neighborhood joint subsidizes her writing career, even if she does fill a dead woman's platforms. Rose speculates about who killed her predecessor, but her novel's looming deadline demands she dedicate all creativity to her fiction. When another bartender dies, Rose pictures her name scrawled at the top of the murderer's hit lit. Even sarcasm can't shield her from this coming danger. Frightening phone calls and ominous gifts turn everyone she meets into a suspect. Dead flowers dirty her hallway, and her phone shrills menace. Terror invades her life and paralyzes her writing. Determined to defeat her fear, Rose struggles to expose the killer in a desperate race to save herself and her work. Set in the West Village restaurant scene, Bartender Wanted resurrects a city where fishmongers and greengrocers fill the stores now colonized by designers, and brawny butchers still work in the Meatpacking District.</em>

Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Bohemian Highway, Occidental. More info, 874-9392 or <a href="http://occidentalcenterforthearts.com" target="_blank">occidentalcenterforthearts.com</a>

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>SATURDAY (Sept 14</strong></span>)

<strong>Toni Piccinini, "The Goodbye Year,"</strong> 7 p.m.

<em>The Goodbye Year speaks to a mother's realization that her child's senior year of high school is the end of motherhood as she knows it, because Toni Piccinini knows exactly what that's like. After her third child graduated, she was an expert at navigating the senior year experience, and she shares her acquired wisdom about letting go in a narrative that addresses what motherhood—and womanhood—is really all about.</em>

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