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Upcoming author appearances

Peninsula bookstores are hosting a variety of in-person and online author talks. Here's a sampling of what's coming up at some local stores.

Kepler's Books

Greg Sarris with Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Bay Area author, teacher and tribal leader Greg Sarris discusses his memoir, "Becoming Story," in conversation with Ingrid Rojas Contreras, author of the forthcoming memoir "The Man Who Could Move Clouds." Online, Tuesday, May 24, 6 p.m.

Moving from Debate to Dialog in Divided Times: A Community Conversation facilitated by M?nica Guzm?n and Peggy Holman

In her new book, "I Never Thought of It That Way," journalist M?nica Guzm?n explores how important it is to hear people out fully and freely. She leads a group conversation focusing on how to speak constructively with strangers about difficult topics. Online, Thursday, May 26, 6 p.m.

This is Now: Bill McKibben

Environmental activist Bill McKibben discusses his new book "The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon." Online, Wednesday, June 1, 6 p.m.

Pride Story Time with Rob Kearney and Eric Rosswood

Rob Kearney and Eric Rosswood share their new picture book "Strong," which demonstrates that there are lots of ways to be strong. Online, Sunday, June 5, 11 a.m.

Obi Kaufmann

Author-illustrator Obi Kaufmann's new work, "The Coasts of California, looks at the varied natural worlds of California's shoreline. Online, Tuesday, June 7, 6 p.m.

Kepler's Books is located at 1010 El Camino Real #100, Menlo Park. keplers.com or 650-324-4321.

Books Inc. Palo Alto

Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell

LaDoris Hazzard Cordell is the first African American woman to sit on the Superior Court of Northern California. She offers an insider account of the legal system in her book, "Her Honor: My Life on the Bench." In person at Vi at Palo Alto, 620 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, Tuesday, May 31, 3 p.m.

Andy Baraghani

Chef and writer Andy Baraghani of Bon Appetit discusses his book "The Cook You Want to Be," about how to develop a personal style as a cook, with New York Times editor Eleanore Park

In person, Tuesday, May 31, 7 p.m.

Shanti Brien

Local author and criminal defense attorney Shanti Brien's book "Almost Innocent: From Searching to Saved in America's Criminal Justice System," tells the stories of nine of her clients and explores the ways in which the justice system could be reformed. In person, Thursday, June 9, 6 p.m.

Alex De Luca

Local graphic novelist Alex De Luca shares his newest graphic novel, "Dragon Whisperer," for ages 13 and up. In person, Tuesday, June 21, 7 p.m.

Books Inc. Palo Alto is located at Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real #74, Palo Alto. booksinc.net or 650-321-0600.

Books Inc. Mountain View

Lucia and John Gilbert

An in-person meet-and-greet with authors Lucia and John Gilbert, whose new book "Women Winemakers" highlights the work of dozens of women winemakers throughout California and important wine regions around the world. Sunday, May 22, 1 p.m.

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's "The Last Queen," based on true-life events, tells the story of Jindan, the daughter of a royal servant who became the last reigning queen of India's Sikh Empire. In person, Thursday, June 2, 7 p.m.

Books Inc. Mountain View is located at 317 Castro St., Mountain View. booksinc.net or 650-428-1234.

—Palo Alto Weekly staff

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