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<strong>SUNDAY (Dec 8)</strong>

<strong>Lisa Brackmann, "Rock Paper Tiger: How All Good Writing Keeps Us in Suspense,"</strong> 2 p.m., <em>Join New York Times best-selling author Lisa Brackmann (Rock Paper Tiger) for a discussion on how techniques for writing crime fiction can be applied to to nearly any genre. Learn how suspense and mystery can help drive narrative, turning a plod into a page-turner.</em> Redwood Writers, Flamingo Hotel, 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa. Details: <a href=""></a>

<strong>MONDAY (Dec. 9)</strong>

<strong> Monte Schulz, "Naughty,"</strong> 7 p.m., <em>Based on a true story: Monte Schulz's prose novel fictionalizes the hardboiled exploits of a real-life femme fatale, told from her hapless husband's perspective.</em> Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.

<strong>TUESDAY (Dec 10)</strong>

<strong> Byron Williams, "1963: The Year of Hope and Hostility,"</strong> 7 p.m., <em>It was a year that began with George Wallace declaring "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever," and concluded with Martin Luther King being named Time Magazine's Man of the Year. It was a year that cemented our current Cuban policy and shaped the events in Vietnam. It was a year that demonstrated to the world America's incongruence between the Jeffersonian ideal that "all men are created equal" and the everlasting threads of segregation and slavery to which the streets of Birmingham bore witness. Finally, 1963 was the year America was forced to acknowledge the fact that presidential assassinations were a reality as it witnessed the death of President Kennedy.</em> Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.

<strong>WEDNESDAY (Dec 11)</strong>

<strong> Chris Rainier, "Cultures on the Edge,"</strong> 7 p.m., <em>Chris Rainier is a master at creating powerful images that document the anthropological story of indigenous cultures whose ways are under threat. His new book, Cultures on the Edge ($40.00), propels us to the edge of the map, illuminating societies vulnerable to powerful changes unfolding in this century. Former assistant to Ansel Adams, Rainier's stunning images have been featured in Life, Time, and Adventure.</em> Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.

<strong>THURSDAY (Dec 12)</strong>

<strong> "A Child's Christmas in Wales" by Dylan Thomas,</strong> 7:30 p.m., performed by The Rebound Players, Larkspur Library, 400 Magnolia, Larkspur. For more information, 927-5005.

<strong>FRIDAY (Dec 13)</strong>

<strong>Josh Ruxin, "A Thousand Hills to Heaven,"</strong> 7 p.m., <em>One couple's inspiring memoir of healing a Rwandan village, raising a family near the old killing fields, and building a restaurant named Heaven.</em> Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960, <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.

<strong>SATURDAY (Dec 14)</strong>

<strong> Molly Fisk, "Blow-Drying a Chicken,"</strong> 1 p.m., <em>Nationally-known poet Molly Fisk's singular perspective on love, death, grammar, lingerie, small towns, and the natural world will get you laughing, crying, and thinking.</em> Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960,

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

Top 5 locations of last drink before DUI arrest

1) Home – 254

2) Friend’s House – 223

3) Relative’s House – 82

4) Graton Casino – 72

5) Car – 56

Source: CHP Last Drink Surveys 2015-2017

DUI arrests in Sonoma County by agency

Every day, on average, more than seven people are arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Sonoma County. Two-thirds are arrested by two agencies: CHP and Santa Rosa police, The Press Democrat found in an analysis of 8,074 DUI arrests by 14 law enforcement agencies from 2015 to 2017. Here’s how they break down by agency.

CHP: 3,155 arrests, excluding the City of Sonoma and a good chunk of the Sonoma Valley, which are served by the CHP office in Napa.

Santa Rosa police: 2,000

Petaluma police: 839

Rohnert Park Public Safety: 469

Sebastopol police: 426

Healdsburg police: 394

Cotati police: 185

Sonoma police: 155

Windsor police: 139

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office: 100

Santa Rosa Junior College police: 87

Cloverdale police: 70

Sonoma State University police: 31

California State Parks rangers: 24