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October 05, 2005

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Publication Date: Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Book Talk Book Talk (October 05, 2005)


AWARD WINNER . . . Martha Shirk of Palo Alto, co-author of "On Their Own: What Happens to Kids When They Age Out of the Foster Care System," is sharing an award with her co-authors for their efforts. They won the Pro Humanitate Literary Award given by the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare. Shirk is a former reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


ABOUT ART . . . Paul Dorrell, author of "Living the Artist's Life," will speak at the Pacific Art League, 688 Ramona St. Palo Alto, at 7 p.m. Oct. 21. His book is a guide for artists.


COMING OF AGE . . . Kirby Wright won second place in the 1999 Palo Alto Weekly short story contest for his story, "Houdini." Wright has expanded that story into a novel, "Punahou Blues," a story of coming of age in Hawaii during the 1960s and 1970s.


FOR THE GIRLS . . . Local writer Catherine Dee has enjoyed success with her series of advice books for girls. A new edition of her first book, "The Girls' Guide to Life," has been published. There will be a book launch party for Dee at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Borders, 456 University Ave. in Palo Alto.


AUTHOR, AUTHOR . . . Former quarterback Joe Montana will be signing copies of his book, "The Winning Spirit: 16 Timeless Principles that Drive Performance Excellence," at Books Inc. at the Stanford Shopping Center at 7:00 p.m. Oct. 12.


MORE AUTHOR, AUTHOR . . . Author events this month at Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View include Kim Wong Keltner ("Buddha Baby") at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Rachel Manija Brown ("All the Fishes Come Home to Roost") appears at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25.

Items for Book Talk may be sent to Don Kazak, Title Pages editor, Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302 or emailed to dkazak@paweekly.com by the last Wednesday of the month.

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