Readers’ Books events on 08/04 and 05 and 08/10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 27, 2007

Information Contact:
lilla@readersbooks.com
Lilla Weinberger, co-owner
Readers’ Books
130 E. Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
707-939-1779

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Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Readers’ Books welcomes local authors to the Sonoma Salute to the Arts, near the duck pond, on the Plaza, Sonoma. For more information, call 707-939-1779.
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Readers’ Books will salute local authors at the Sonoma Salute to the Arts on Saturday and Sunday, August 4th and 5th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Readers and friends of readers can buy a book and have it signed by the author on the spot.

Authors Kathleen and Gerry Hill of the Hill guides, M.J. Allen of “Sonoma, California: Portrait of a Town,” Eliot Fintushel, author of “Breakfast with the Ones You Love,” Eric Gower, of “The Breakaway Cook,” and others will be on hand Saturday morning until 1:30 p.m.

Matthew Gollub and Bob Barner, children’s book authors, will be among those participating Saturday afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

On Sunday morning mystery writer Anthony Eglin will be among the honored and Sunday afternoon will find food writer Michele Anna Jordan, and Julia Flynn Siler of “The House of Mondavi” at the table.

Readers’ Books will be located near the duck pond on the Plaza.

For more information, call 707-939-1779.

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Friday, August 10, 7 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. reading. Maureen Adams, author of “Shaggy Muses: The Dogs Who Inspired Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Bronte, Emily Dickinson, Edith Wharton, and Virginia Woolf “ will be at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. For more information, call 707-939-1779.
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Maureen Adams, author of “Shaggy Muses: The Dogs Who Inspired Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Bronte, Emily Dickinson, Edith Wharton, and Virginia Woolf,” will be at Readers’ Books on Friday, August 10, for a reception at 7 p.m. and a reading at 7:30.

Psychologist and former English professor, Maureen Adams, was herself coaxed through a depression by her golden retriever. When he died, she was heartbroken and found herself still grieving several months later. This experience led her to look more closely at the human-dog bond, to look for explanations for our intense emotional attachment to our dogs. When psychological explanations didn’t suffice, Adams turned to her knowledge of poetry and literature. She was drawn to five exceptional women writers who relied on their loyal dogs for emotional support. Through diaries, letters, and contemporary accounts, she seeks to understand the authors’ various relationships to their dogs and the important effect of each animal on their owner’s work and life. Included are illustrations and photos of the authors and their dogs.

Maureen Adams lives in Sonoma with her husband and her dog. This is her first book.

Readers’ Books is at 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. The event is free and open to the public. Shaggy friends are welcome. For more information, call 707-939-1779.

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1 Comment

  1. Jenny said,

    August 3, 2007 at 5:14 am

    Another local event you might want to check out is Team Hemophilia’s online charity auction, benefitting your local hemophilia community and offering a VIP race weekend at the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma!

    A local, online charity auction is being held as a part of Team Hemophilia, a fundraising program supported by the Andretti Green Racing team to raise money for the Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California, your local chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. Participants can bid to win VIP tickets to the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma on Aug. 26. Winners will receive round-trip airfare for two, hotel accommodations, and will have a chance to meet the Andretti Green Racing team, tour the pit, and hang out in the VIP hospitality area.

    The auction, which is currently live and will continue through Aug. 12, is open to everyone.

    For information on the program and details on how to bid, visit http://www.TeamHemophilia.org/.


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