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- August 31, 2018

Book Talk

'HOOVER TOWER' BOOK SIGNING...

Author Elena S. Danielson, who worked as an archivist in the Hoover Institution Library and Archives for 27 years, will be signing her book "Hoover Tower at Stanford University," at Costco in Redwood City from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 31. The book, which is part of the Images of America series, includes a collection of historic photos to document the history of the 285-foot-tall Art Deco-style tower that former U.S. President Herbert Hoover built on the Stanford University campus in 1941 to house his vast collection of documents on international relations, global economics, war, revolution, and peace. Costco is located at 2300 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.

LOCAL VOICE AGAINST GENDER VIOLENCE...

Sophia Nesamoney, a junior at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, will be at Linden Tree Books in Los Altos at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, to raise awareness and funding for women's health programs in India with the launch her newest book, "The Other Side of the Bridge." The book follows Varsha Wilson, an aspiring American journalist who returns to her birth town in India during an overseas assignment. While there, she discovers a hidden world of child marriage, human trafficking and violence against women. Nesamoney said the story was sparked by her own travels to India. The 17-year-old author was recently awarded the Katherine Hass Fellowship for Empathy, Exploration and Inclusion for her commitment to amplifying the voices of Indian women. Book proceeds from the event at Linden Tree Books (265 State St., Los Altos) will support the maternal and newborn health program (MANSI) of the America India Foundation. For more information, go to younginklings.org/bridge-sophia-nesamoney.

'BROKEN WINGS' AUTHOR RELEASES NEW NOVEL...Palo Alto resident Sejal Badani, the author of best-selling novel and Goodreads Fiction Award finalist "Trail of Broken Wings," will release her newest novel "The Storyteller's Secret" on Saturday, Sept. 1. Based on the tragic life of her own grandmother, Badani's new historical novel follows two generations of women — from 1930s British-occupied India to present-day — who embark on journeys to discover their strength and authentic selves within the exotic locales, traditions and complex history of India. The Kindle edition of "The Storyteller's Secret" was released ahead of the September on-sale date for the hardcover. It is currently No. 1 on the Amazon Bestseller lists for Kindle, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Literary, Family Life and Cultural Heritage.

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