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

<strong>Andrew Sean Greer, "The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells,"</strong> 4 p.m.

<em>After the death of her beloved twin brother and the abandonment of her long-time lover, Greta Wells undergoes electroshock therapy. Over the course of the treatment, Greta finds herself repeatedly sent to 1918, 1941, and back to the present. Whisked from the gas-lit streets and horse-drawn carriages of the West Village to a martini-fueled lunch at the Oak Room, in these other worlds, Greta finds her brother alive and well--though fearfully masking his true personality. And her former lover is now her devoted husband...but will he be unfaithful to her in this life as well? Greta Wells is fascinated by her alter egos: in 1941, she is a devoted mother; in 1918, she is a bohemian adulteress.</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 (JULY 1)</strong></span>

<strong>Carol Dorf and Dawn McGuire, Rivertown Poets A-Muse-ing,</strong> 6:45 p.m.

<em>Poets Dawn McGuire and Carol Dorf will be featured, followed by an open mic. Open mic signups begin at 6:30; reading begins at 6:45.</em>

Aqus Caf? 189 H St., Petaluma. Info, wrdpntr51@gmail.com.

<strong>Left Coast Writers? Salon : Gillian Bagwell, "Venus in Winter,"</strong> 7 p.m.

<em>From Gillian Bagwell, the author of The September Queen, comes the exciting story of Bess of Hardwick, one of the richest and most powerful women in England. Armed with nothing but her razor-sharp wit and fetching looks, twelve-year-old Bess of Hardwick arrives at the glamorous court of King Henry VIII and is thrust into a treacherous world of politics and intrigue, a world she must quickly learn to navigate.</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 (JULY 2)</strong></span>

<strong>Rebecca Solnit, "The Faraway Nearby,"</strong> 7 p.m.

<em>From beloved, award-winning San Francisco author Rebecca Solnit comes an unforgettable blend of personal memoir and reflections, famous fairytales and believe-it-or-not true stories from history. Woven together, these stories create a map which charts the boundaries and territories of storytelling.</em>

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

<strong>Michael Spurgeon, "Let the Water Hold Me Down,"</strong> 7 p.m.

<em>Still reeling from the loss of his family in an accident that he feels responsible for causing, Hank Singer accepts an invitation to move to the isolated and beautiful state of Chiapas. There, in the streets and cafes of a colonial city nestled in the mountain forests, he settles into the semblance of a new life under the watchful eye of his best friend and former college roommate, C?ar, the charismatic heir to one of Mexico's most powerful families. But when an army of impoverished Indians calling themselves Zapatistas emerges from the jungle to seize half the state, Hank finds himself a foreigner trapped in someone else's war.</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>FRIDAY (JULY 5)</strong></span>

<strong>Meet Corduroy Bear!,</strong> 12 p.m.

<em> Children's Event. Meet characters from your favorite books at Copperfield's. Come at 2 pm for storytime or drop in during the day (noon-4pm) to visit.</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>SATURDAY (JULY 6)</strong></span>

<strong>Neil Gaiman, "The Ocean at the End of the Lane,"</strong> 6:30 p.m <span style="color: #ff0000;">(SOLD OUT)</span>

<em>From one of the world's most beloved storytellers—#1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman—comes his first adult novel in eight years. Wondrous and imaginative, and at times deeply scary, The Ocean at the End of the Lane captures the very essence of childhood</em>

<em> fear and uncertainty.</em>

Santa Rosa High Theater, 1235 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa. <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>