MANY AUTHORS ... The 15th annual CAR authors' luncheon will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto beginning at 10:30 a.m. A luncheon will be noon to 2 p.m. and book sales and author signings will be 2-3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Community Association for Rehabilitation. Participating writers include Marla Frazee ("Walk On! A Guide for Babies of All Ages"), Michael Lewis ("The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game"), Susan Straight ("A Million Nightengales") and Jacqueline Winspear ("Pardonable Lies").
WHOLE EARTH ... Stanford University will host a symposium Nov. 9 on "From Counterculture to Cybercutlure: The Legacy of the Whole Earth Catalog." Stewart Brand, founder of the catalog, will be one of the speakers at the event, 7-8:30 p.m. in Cubberley Auditorium in the School of Education. The Whole Earth Catalog had one of the first whole earth photographs taken from a moon trip on its back cover with the caption, "We can't put it together. It is together." Kevin Kelly, former editor of Wired magazine, will also participate.
AUTHOR, AUTHOR ... Author events at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park this month include novelist Richard Ford ("The Lay of the Land") at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Local writer Antoinette May ("Pilot's Wife," her first novel) will appear at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18.
MORE AUTHOR, AUTHOR... Artist Anna Coulter (not ANN Coulter) will have a book signing for "Transformations," her book of butterfly paintings, at the ART21 Gallery at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10. The gallery is located at 539 Alma St. in Palo Alto.
Items for Book Talk may be sent by the last Wednesday of the month to Don Kazak, Title Pages editor, Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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