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JESSICA KNOLL Luckiest Girl Alive Sunday, April 10 @ 3pm Fans of Gone Girl will love Jessica Knoll’s novel Luckiest Girl Alive.  Lionsgate recently bought the film rights and Reese Witherspoon will play the protagonist in the film adaptation. Jessica just received a nomination for the Edgar Award for best first novel. Buy Tickets

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LES STANDIFORD Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct and the Rise of Los Angeles Thursday, March 31 @ 7pm The story of the largest public water project ever created—William Mulholland’s Los Angeles aqueduct—a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined man who’s vision shaped the future and continues to […]

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SHERMAN ALEXIE Without Reservations: An Urban Indian’s Comic, Poetic & Highly Irreverent Look at the World Friday, March 11 @ 7pm & Saturday, March 12 @ 2pm Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, a PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young People’s […]

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DANIEL JAMES BROWN The Boys in the Boat Thursday, February 11 @ 7pm The Boys in the Boat celebrates the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team—nine working class boys who stormed the rowing world, transformed the sport, and galvanized the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers from […]

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MAZIAR BAHARI Rosewater: An Iranian Odyssey Friday, February 19 @ 7pm & Saturday, February 20 @ 2pm Iranian-Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker Maziar Bahari was arrested in Tehran while reporting on the 2009 presidential election protests and held in solitary confinement for most of his 118 days in captivity. He was accused of “masterminding the […]

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ROZ CHAST Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: An Evening with Cartoonist Roz Chast Friday, January 29 @ 7pm & Saturday, January 30 @ 2pm A humorous and poignant book that chronicles her relationship with her aging parents as they shift from independence to dependence, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? is the […]

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JESSICA FELLOWES A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey Friday, January 22 @ 7pm Jessica Fellowes is an author and journalist, best known as the writer of the official companion books to Downton Abbey. Niece of Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey, Jessica will share her insights into the history of the period and […]

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