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Gregory Scott Katsoulis presents his new young adult novel, ACCESS RESTRICTED

Sep 27, 2018 @ 7:00pm   Events, Member Events

In this gripping sequel to All Rights Reserved, Speth Jime has freed her home of Portland from the oppressive system that forced everyone to pay for every word they spoke. Now she will discover the cost of that freedom, and the devastating secrets of the world beyond her dome. On the day she went silent, Speth never meant for anyone to follow her lead—or to start a rebellion of Silents. But after taking down the tyrant Silas Rog and freeing the city from his grasp, everyone is looking to Speth for answers she doesn’t have. All she wants is to find her parents, who are shackled to a lifetime of servitude in exchange for a debt they can never repay. But how can Speth leave her friends to fend for themselves when she’s the reason their city is in chaos? When the government threatens to restore the WiFi and take back the city, Speth is forced to flee with a ragtag group of friends by her side. Together, they embark on a dangerous journey outside the dome they’ve lived in their entire lives, in search of a better future. Along the way, Speth will discover the shattering truth about their world…and the role she’ll need to play to save it.

 
When: Thursday, September 27, 7:00PM

Where: Print: A Bookstore (273 Congress Street)

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Anna Crowley Redding presents her new book, GOOGLE IT: A HISTORY OF GOOGLE

Sep 23, 2018 @ 4:00pm   Events, Member Events

In a world… without Google, you navigate life with a card catalog, paper maps, and phone calls just for getting directions. Many of your questions will remain unanswered…forever. As Google turns 20 (Yes, TWENTY!) join us for a trip in the time machine to remember the hilarity (and mind-numbering frustration) of life before Google, plus we’ll take a peek at where Google is headed next. Join author and Emmy-award winning journalist Anna Crowley Redding to celebrate the launch of her teen tech book GOOGLE IT: A HISTORY OF GOOGLE (12+). (WARNING: prepare for loads of geeky fun, games, and door prizes.) Pre-order a signed copy of the book and you’ll be entered to win a Googley Geektastic Grandprize. (Think Nikola Tesla socks, Richard Feynman book, brick buildable coffee mug, and more).

 

 

When: Sunday, September 23, 4:00PM
Where: Print: A Bookstore (273 Congress Street)

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Authors Heather Abel and Bethany Ball present their latest novels at Print!

Sep 20, 2018 @ 7:00pm   Events, Member Events

Heather Abel, THE OPTIMISTIC DECADE: This entertaining and assured debut novel about a utopian summer camp and its charismatic leader asks smart questions about good intentions gone terribly wrong. Framed by the oil shale bust and the real estate boom, by protests against Reagan and against the Gulf War, The Optimistic Decade takes us into the lives of five unforgettable characters and is a sweeping novel about idealism, love, class, and a piece of land that changes everyone who lives on it. There is Caleb Silver, the beloved founder of the back-to-the-land camp Llamalo, who is determined to teach others to live simply. There are the ranchers, Don and his son, Donnie, who gave up their land to Caleb and who now want it back. There is Rebecca Silver, determined to become an activist like her father and undone by the spell of both Llamalo and new love; and there is David, a teenager who has turned Llamalo into his personal religion. Heather Abel’s novel is a brilliant exploration of the bloom and fade of idealism and how it forever changes one’s life.

Bethany Ball, WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE SOLOMONS:  Short, elegant, sexy, and provocative, Bethany Ball’s debut What to Do About the Solomons weaves contemporary Jewish history through a distinctly modern, propulsive, and savvy tale of family life. Meet Marc Solomon, an Israeli ex-navy commando now living in L.A., who is falsely accused of money laundering through his asset management firm. As the Solomons’ Santa Monica home is raided, Marc’s American wife, Carolyn—concealing her own dark past—makes hopeless attempts to hold their family of five together. But news of the scandal makes its way from America to the rest of the Solomon clan on the kibbutz in the Jordan River Valley. There we encounter various members of the family and the community—from Marc’s self-absorbed movie actress sister, Shira, and her forgotten son, Joseph; to his rich and powerful construction magnate father, Yakov; to his former star-crossed love, Maya; and his brother-in-law, Guy Gever, a local ranger turned “artist.” As the secrets and rumors of the kibbutz are revealed through various memories and tales, we witness the things that keep the Solomons together and those that tear them apart. Reminiscent of Nathan Englander’s For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad, What to Do About the Solomons is an exhilarating first book from a bright new star in fiction.

When: Thursday, September 20, 7:00PM
Where: Print: A Bookstore (273 Congress Street)

 

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Marie Lu presents her new young adult novel, WILDCARD

Sep 18, 2018 @ 7:00pm   Events, Member Events

Return to the immersive, action-packed world of Warcross in this thrilling sequel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu. Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she’s always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side. Determined to put a stop to Hideo’s grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone’s put a bounty on Emika’s head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn’t all that he seems–and his protection comes at a price. Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves? In this explosive sequel to the New York Times bestselling Warcross, Marie Lu delivers an addictive finale that will hold you captive till the very last page.

 

 

When: Tuesday, September 18, 7:00PM

 

Where: Print: A Bookstore (273 Congress Street)

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Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich discusses her book, THE FACT OF A BODY: A MURDER AND A MEMOIR with Kathryn Miles, author of QUAKELAND: ON THE ROAD TO AMERICA’S NEXT DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE

Sep 12, 2018 @ 7:00pm   Events, Member Events

Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment convicted murderer Ricky Langley’s face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes–the moment she hears him speak of his crimes — she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper and deeper into the case. Despite their vastly different circumstances, something in his story is unsettlingly, uncannily familiar. Crime, even the darkest and most unsayable acts, can happen to any one of us. As Alexandria pores over the facts of the murder, she finds herself thrust into the complicated narrative of Ricky’s childhood. And by examining the details of Ricky’s case, she is forced to face her own story, to unearth long-buried family secrets, and reckon with a past that colors her view of Ricky’s crime. But another surprise awaits: She wasn’t the only one who saw her life in Ricky’s. An intellectual and emotional thriller that is also a different kind of murder mystery, THE FACT OF A BODY is a book not only about how the story of one crime was constructed — but about how we grapple with our own personal histories. Along the way it tackles questions about the nature of forgiveness, and if a single narrative can ever really contain something as definitive as the truth. This groundbreaking, heart-stopping work, ten years in the making, shows how the law is more personal than we would like to believe — and the truth more complicated, and powerful, than we could ever imagine.

 

When: Wednesday, September 12, 7:00PM

Where: Print: A Bookstore (273 Congress Street)

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