Readers’ Books events on 01/08/08 and 01/10/08

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 27, 2007*

Information Contact:

lilla@readersbooks.com

Lilla Weinberger, co-owner

Readers’ Books

130 E. Napa Street

Sonoma, CA 95476

707-939-1779

_Calendar_

Tuesday, January 8, 7:00 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. reading. Publication party for *Sue Miller’s *latest novel “The Senator’s Wife “at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. For more information, call 707-939-1779.

_Press Release_

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“The Senator’s Wife” is a story about the complications of celebrity, unexpected pregnancy, philandering, and married love, Author Sue Miller, who knows how to reveal the inner lives of her characters, will be at Readers’ Books on Tuesday, at 7:00 p.m., to celebrate the publication of her latest book. There will be reception in her honor followed by a reading at 7:30 p.m.

Miller is the author of “The Good Mother,” “Lost in the Forest,” and many other books. She is known for her economy of style and remarkable grasp of both passion and ordinariness. Here her leading characters—the seventyish, sophisticated and glamorous senator’s wife, Delia, and Meri, a sly, smart and moody young married woman who moves in next door—face the dilemmas, disappointments and betrayals of family life and friendship.

Miller divides her time between Glen Ellen and Boston. In addition to her award-winning novels, she has written “The Story of My Father,” a nonfiction memoir of her father’s illness and death from Alzheimer’s disease She has taught fiction at Amherst, Radcliffe, Bennington, and MIT.

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

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Thursday, January 10, 7:30 p.m. *Joanna Macy*, author of “World as Lover, World as Self: Courage for Global Justice and Ecological Renewal “ will be at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. For more information, call 707-939-1779.

_Press Release_

Joanna Macy, author of “World as Lover, World as Self: Courage for Global Justice and Ecological Renewal,” will be at Readers’ Books on Thursday, January 10^th , at 7:30 p.m., to talk about the interconnectedness of our world. She shows that ignoring this fact results in a self-centeredness that has devastated the environment..

The dynamic model set forth in this book encourages readers to step out of an antagonistic “us” versus “them” interaction. Macy ‘s thought-provoking essays put the relationship between the personal and political into a Buddhist context filled with her trademark humor and rich storytelling. In the preface to the book, the author says, “This is a guidebook. It maps ways into the vitality and determination we each possess to take part in the healing of our world.”

Joanna Macy, Ph. D., is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with four decades of activism. She lives in Berkeley, CA.

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

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