Four writers, four books, four chances

Have you read all the books of the Hunger Games, Twilight, and Beautiful Creatures? Are you looking for something new? Well, four Seattle authors with YA books are coming to the Bay Area and they’d like to tell you all about their great books. Between the zombies, teen angels, eco-apocalypses and covert government terror, there is sure to be something you’ll enjoy!

The InfectsThe Lost CodeRevivedDevineIntervention

Juvenile delinquents deal with zombie counselors in The Infects by Sean Beaudoin.

The Lost Code, Book One of the Atlanteans, by Kevin Emerson is set in a post-apocalyptic earth, ravaged by global climate change.

Revived, by Cat Patrick, focuses on life and death and a covert government program testing a drug called Revive.

Devine Intervention by Martha Brockenbrough, is a hilarious look at a girl with a voice in her head, and a trainee guardian angel, in heaven’s soul-rehabilitation program for wayward teens.

You can find them at Kepler’s in Menlo Park on Thursday, Feb 28 at 7:30pm, Hicklebees in San Jose on Friday, March 1st at 3pm, and at Books Inc in the Marina(SF) at 6:30pm (also March 1) and at Mrs. Dalloway’s in Berkeley on Saturday, March 2 at 1pm.

Maman’s Homesick Pie

“In most Iranian homes, there is no better way to begin a story than with a cup of tea, served hot, in a glass to better see its amber hue, with two lumps of sugar, and a dish of sweets.”

So Donia Bijan sets a place at her table, to tell us a story and to share the smells of her family’s kitchen.

Maman's Homesick Pie

“Maman’s Homesick Pie is a story about a woman who is an extraordinary daughter, world traveler, chef, and writer. This memoir is written by Donai Bizan, who understands the human condition, the kitchen, and the needs of a child to embrace who and what she was. Throw in the fact that wonderful recipes are included along with these heartfelt experiences, and you have a story that envelopes and rings true for anyone who reads it. If you only read one memoir this year or in your lifetime, Maman’s Homesick Pie is the memoir to read.”
– Heather Haven, author of the Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries

For ten years, Donia Bijan brought her love of food and excellent taste to a delightful little bistro, called L’ami Donia. It closed, to the sadness of many locals, including myself, in 2004, when she chose to spend more time with her family.

Now we can share her love of food in a different way. Part memoir, part cookbook, Maman’s Homesick Pie gives us a taste of her history and her home. She will be speaking at the downtown branch of the Palo Alto Library on Wednesday, Feb. 27th. at 7pm.