NORMALIZING CANCER ... Sue Glader, a Mill Valley writer, will be reading from her children's book, "Nowhere Hair," on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Books Inc., Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, with 20 percent of sales that evening going to the Palo Alto nonprofit Breast Cancer Connections. Glader said she wrote the book to help people talk to their children about cancer, after her own bout with breast cancer at 33. Information: www.nowherehair.com.
SUBS ... Carol Gilbert, a Palo Alto resident, recently self-published an illustrated children's book called "The Day the Sub Came." Aimed at children ages 8 to 12, the book deals with the fictional Mrs. Fritz's class and what the kids expect. It also asks the reader questions throughout the narrative, to help kids engage in the story. Information: www.amazon.com.
BOOK KUDOS ... Rachel Loden's "Dick of the Dead," which was featured in Title Pages last fall, was a finalist for both the 2010 PEN USA Literary Award for Poetry and the California Book Award. Also among the California Book finalists, for First Fiction, was Stanford Professor Abraham Verghese, author of "Cutting for Stone."
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