Notable San Francisco: 5/15–5/21
Wednesday 5/15: Saskia Vogel will be reading from her new novel, Permission. City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 7 p.m.
David Randall will be discussing his newest book, Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague. Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 5/16: Namwali Serpell will be reading from The Old Drift. She will be in conversation will Ismail Muhammad. City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 7 p.m.
Head over to Oakland for Inside Storytime. Sarah Stone (Hungry Ghost Theater), Lynn Breedlove (Forty-Five Thought Crimes), Vincent Chu (Like a Champion), and Cheryl Ossola (The Wild Impossibility) will be reading. The Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland at 7 p.m.
Xuan Juliana Wang will be reading from her debut collection of stories, No Remedies. She will be in conversation with Anthony Marra (The Tsar of Love and Techno). The Bindery in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.
Heather Hansman will be reading from her new book, Down River: Into the Future of Water in the West. Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.
Friday 5/17: Join Amy Tan for the 30th anniversary of The Joy Luck Club! Book Passage in Corte Madera at 7 p.m.
14 Hills will be launching their newest issue with readings by Abe Becker, Christina Perez Brubaker, Ai, Anna Reeser, and Ben Gucciardi. Alley Cat Books in San Francisco at 7 p.m.
Saturday 5/18: Join Daniel Mason for lunch as he discusses The Winter Soldier. Orinda Books in Orinda at 11:30 a.m. ($20, tickets required).
Lara Prior-Palmer, the youngest winner of the Mongol Derby—a 1000 km horse race—will be reading from her memoir, Rough Magic. Point Reyes Books in Point Reyes Station at 6 p.m.
Monday 5/20: Pico Iyer will be reading from his newest book, Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells. Iyer will be in conversation with Don George. Book Passage in Corte Madera at 7 p.m.
Stacey Abrams will be discussing her new book, Lead from the Outside. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa at 7 p.m. ($40, tickets required—ticket includes copy of book).
Peter Rock will be reading from his new novel, The Night Swimmers. He will be in conversation with Tom Barbash (The Dakota Winters). The Booksmith in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday 5/21: Max Porter will be reading from his new book, Lanny. He will be in conversation with Lydia Kiesling (The Golden State). City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 7 p.m.
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