author events

[title]
01/16/2015 - 7:00 pm
Event Details:

Daniel Pyne presents and signs Fifty Mice

Jay Johnson is an Average Joe, a thirty-something guy with a job in telephone sales, a regular pick-up basketball game, and a devoted girlfriend he seems ready to marry. But one weekday afternoon, he's abducted on a Los Angeles Metro train, tranquilized, interrogated, and his paper trail obliterated. What did he see, what terrible crime--or criminal--is he keeping secret? It must be something awfully big. The trouble is, Jay has "no clue. "   Furious and helpless, and convinced that the government has made a colossal mistake, Jay is involuntarily relocated to a community on Catalina Island--which turns out to be inhabited mainly by other protected witnesses. Isolated in a world of strangers, Jay begins to realize that only way out is through the twisted maze of lies and unreliable memories swirling through his own mind. If he can locate--or invent--a repressed memory that might satisfy the Feds, maybe he can make it back to the mainland and his wonderful, even if monotonous, life.   Set in a noir contemporary L.A. and environs, Fifty Mice is a Hitchcockian thriller as surreal and mysterious as a Kafka nightmare. Chilling, paranoiac, and thoroughly original, it will have readers grasping to distinguish what is real and what only seems that way. (Blue Rider Press)

ISBN: 9780399171642
Price: $26.95

Add To Cart

[title]
01/18/2015 - 4:00 pm
Event Details:

Gordy Grundy & friends Gordy Grundy & friends Gen F: An Anthology of Short Stories for the Comic Tragedies of Our Times

Gen F is an anthology of short stories for our times, an ensemble of comic tragedies and humiliations for those displaced by a reversal of fortune, the toxicity of failure, psychological downsizing, class disparity, vanished industries, outsourscing, mortgage collapse, bank bailouts and stimulus recovery for the wealthy.  (Gordy Grundy)
 
Readers include: Andrew Berardini, James Hayward, Buffy Visick, and Mary Woronov

ISBN: 9780692214916
Price: $14.99

Add To Cart

[title]
01/20/2015 - 7:00 pm
Event Details:

Jeff Vespa presents and signs The Art of Discovery: Hollywood Stars Reveal Their Inspirations

This exquisite book edited by Robin Bronk and designed by typographer and award-winning art director Nancy Rouemy, features renowned photographer Jeff Vespa's intimate portraits and key inspirational moments and stories from Hollywood luminaries including Jessica Chastain, Adam Driver, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anna Kendrick, and other icons of the entertainment industry. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of The Art of Discovery will go to support the arts advocacy programs of The Creative Coalition (thecreativecoalition.org), the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community.  (Rizzoli)

ISBN: 9780847844302
Price: $45.00

Add To Cart

[title]
01/21/2015 - 7:00 pm
Event Details:

Molly Sims presents and signs The Everyday Supermodel: My Beauty, Fashion, and Wellness Secrets Made Simple

With down-to-earth charm, humor, and best-girlfriend tough love, supermodel next door Molly Sims shares her hard-earned beauty, fashion, fitness, and health secrets in this fully illustrated four-color guide. Molly Sims wasn't born looking the way she does on television and in print. Like all of us, she's had bad hair days, weight issues, skin problems, career setbacks, and fashion disasters. The secret to her seemingly perfect supermodel look and confidence? She works hard to look good . . . and she's tried everything,
In this fun and practical guide, Molly interweaves stories from her life with her own tried-and-true tips, as well as advice from the best in the business of beauty, health, fitness, and fashion. The ultimate guinea pig when it comes to looking good and feeling good, she's learned what works--and what doesn't--and is prepared to share it all with women everywhere.
Not afraid to dish on herself, Molly breaks down her personal weight loss strategies, anti-aging secrets, style advice, and so much more. Filled with insider secrets, easy to follow hair and makeup tutorials, on-the-go workouts, healthy recipes, and look good/feel good advice, it truly is a Hollywood tell-all! The Everyday Supermodel is guaranteed to transform the everyday woman into the very best version of herself.

ISBN: 9780062274151
Price: $24.99

Add To Cart

[title]
01/22/2015 - 7:00 pm
Event Details:

Anne Edwards presents and signs Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor

The life of Princess May of Teck is one of the great Cinderella stories in history. From a family of impoverished nobility, she was chosen by Queen Victoria as the bride for her eldest grandson, the scandalous Duke of Clarence, heir to the throne, who died mysteriously before their marriage. Despite this setback, she became queen, mother of two kings, grandmother of the current queen, and a lasting symbol of the majesty of the British throne. This book is both thrilling biography and a narration of the splendors and tragedies of the entire house of Windsor. (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)

ISBN: 9781442236554
Price: $19.95

Add To Cart

[title]
01/23/2015 - 7:00 pm
Event Details:

Barry Gifford presents and signs The Up-Down

A novel of violence, of love, and introspection, The Up-Down follows a man who leaves home and all that's familiar, finds true love, loses it, and finds it again. Pace's voyage is outward, among strangers, and inward into the fifth direction that is the up-down, in a sweeping, voracious human tale that takes no prisoners, witnesses extreme brutalities and expresses a childlike amazement. Here the route goes from New Orleans, to Chicago to Wyoming to Bay St. Clement, North Carolina, but the geography he is charting is always first and foremost unchartable. (Seven Stories Press)

ISBN: 9781609805777
Price: $23.95

Add To Cart

[title]
01/25/2015 - 4:00 pm
Event Details:

An Evening with Lawrence Grobel

Lawrence Grobel, novelist, journalist, biographer, poet and teacher, presents his latest publications including Conversations with Ava Gardner, I Want You in My Movie!: My Acting Debut & Other Misadventures Filming Al Pacino’s Wilde Salome, Madonna Paints a Mustache & Other Celebrity Happenings, and more!
 

ISBN: 9781500905460
Price: $18.95

Add To Cart

[title]
01/27/2015 - 7:00 pm
Event Details:

Robert Repino presents and signs Mort(e)

The "war with no name" has begun, with human extinction as its goal. The instigator of this war is the Colony, a race of intelligent ants who, for thousands of years, have been silently building an army that would forever eradicate the destructive, oppressive humans. Under the Colony's watchful eye, this utopia will be free of the humans' penchant for violence, exploitation and religious superstition. The final step in the Colony's war effort is transforming the surface animals into high-functioning two-legged beings who rise up to kill their masters. 
Former housecat turned war hero, Mort(e) is famous for taking on the most dangerous missions and fighting the dreaded human bio-weapon EMSAH. But the true motivation behind his recklessness is his ongoing search for a pre-transformation friend--a dog named Sheba. When he receives a mysterious message from the dwindling human resistance claiming Sheba is alive, he begins a journey that will take him from the remaining human strongholds to the heart of the Colony, where he will discover the source of EMSAH and the ultimate fate of all of earth's creatures. (Soho Press)

ISBN: 9781616954277
Price: $26.95

Add To Cart

[title]
01/29/2015 - 7:00 pm
Event Details:

Karen Bender presents and signs Refund: Stories

In Refund, Bender creates an award-winning collection of stories that deeply explore the ways in which money and the estimation of value affect the lives of her characters. The stories in Refund reflect our contemporary world--swindlers, reality show creators, desperate artists, siblings, parents -- who try to answer the question: What is the real definition of worth?   In Theft, an eighty-year-old swindler, accustomed to tricking people for their money, boards a cruise ship to see if she can find something of true value--a human connection. In Anything for Money, the creator of a reality show is thrown into the real world when his estranged granddaughter reenters his life in need of a new heart; and in the title story, young artist parents in downtown Manhattan escape the attack on 9/11 only to face a battle over their subletted apartment with a stranger who might have lost more than only her deposit.
Set in contemporary America, these stories herald a work of singular literary merit by an important writer at the height of her power. (Counterpoint)

ISBN: 9781619024557
Price: $25.00

Add To Cart

[title]
01/31/2015 - 5:00 pm
Event Details:

Kathryn Reed Altman & Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan present and sign Altman

For decades, Robert Altman fascinated audiences with pioneering films--among them "M*A*S*H," "Nashville," "The Player," and "Gosford Park"--that combined technical innovation with subversive, satirical humor and impassioned political engage-ment. His ability to explore and engage so many different worlds with a single, coherent vision changed the landscape of cinema forever. This signature "Altmanesque" style is, in the words of Martin Scorsese: "as recognizable and familiar as Renoir's brushstrokes or Debussy's orchestrations."  Now, the Altman estate opens its archive to celebrate his extraordinary life and career in the first authorized visual biography on the iconoclastic director. Altman, by Altman's widow Kathryn Reed Altman and film critic Guilia D'Agnolo Vallan, brims with photographs and ephemera, many culled from private family albums, and personal recollections of the director. Alongside the intimate illustrated story is a complete visual, historical, and critical narrative of Altman's films and his process. To honor the Altman trademark of using a wide cast of characters, Altman also features contributions from his collaborators and contemporaries including Frank Barhydt, E. L. Doctorow, Roger Ebert, Jules Feiffer, Julian Fellowes, James Franco, Tess Gallagher, Pauline Kael, Garrison Keillor, Michael Murphy, Martin Scorsese, Lily Tomlin, Alan Rudolph, Michael Tolkin, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (Harry N. Abrams)

ISBN: 9781419707773
Price: $40.00

Add To Cart