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October 06, 2004

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Publication Date: Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Book Talk Book Talk (October 06, 2004)

AUTHOR'S LUNCHEON . . . The Community Association for Rehabilitation will host its 13th annual authors' luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. with the opening of the book salon, followed by the luncheon at noon. The authors giving presentations are Daniel Handler ("Lemony Snicket"), children's author Remy Charlip ("Arm in Arm," "Hooray for Me"), Karen Joy Fowler ("The Jane Austen Book Club") and Eric Hansen ("Motoring with Mohammed"). Book sales and autographing begin at 2 p.m. Tickets to the event are $85 and are available by calling (650) 812-2828 or by e-mail at

TALKING ABOUT VENUS . . . The Menlo Park Library will host a discussion group at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 on the historical novel "The Birth of Venus" by Sarah Dunant. Francesca Rushing of De Anza College will lead the discussion.

CALDECOTT WINNER TO BE HERE . . . Caldecott-Award winning children's author Mo Williams will be the featured guest at the Palo Alto Menlo Park Mother's Club first book fair at 9 a.m. Oct. 14 at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. Williams has also written extensively for children's TV shows, including Sesame Street.

AUTHOR, AUTHOR . . . Author events at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park this month include "The Orchid Thief" author Susan Orlean ("My Kind of Place") at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Jennifer Weiner ("Little Earthquakes") appears at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Former White House official Richard Clarke ("Against All Enemies") appears at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Famed California poet Gary Snyder ("Danger on Peaks") appears at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22. And Stanford writer Tobias Wolff ("Old School") appears at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28.
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