15 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-962-3321
Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM Sundays 11 AM – 5 PM
“The first major novel to tackle the Trump era straight on and place it in the larger chronicle of existential threats…140 years apart, these alternating stories about Willa and Thatcher maintain their distinctive tones but echo one another in curious provocative ways. Kingsolver suggests it’s never been easy to find oneself unsheltered, cast out from the comforts of old beliefs about how the world works…We’ve adapted before. With a little creative thinking and courage, we might do so again.”– Ron Charles, Washington Post
Murikami’s recent book, Men Without Women, alludes to the Ernest Hemingway book with the same title. Continuing the theme, his new book, Killing Commendatore, is, in part, an homage to The Great Gatsby.
From the jacket flap –
In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a previously unseen painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious thirteen-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna, a pit in the woods behind the artist’s home, and an underworld haunted by Double Metaphors.
Author Laurie Kilmartin
at NO INDOOR VOICES
Saturday, November 17th, 7:30 pm
Brasil Arts Cafe
1230 State Street
Comics Jackie Kashian, Mark Brazill, and Steve Lolli join Laurie Kilmartin on the bill.
In Dead People Suck, Kilmartin pulls off two pretty good stunts. The first is to write a darkly funny book about the death of her father. And the second is, in the same book, offer useful and sensitive advice on coping with death and grief.
Small Business Saturday
The Book Den is hosting many local authors and publishers in one hour shifts throughout Small Business Saturday. Stop by to talk to cookbook authors, mystery writers, local history experts and Santa Barbara publishers. Here is the schedule:
|12:00 PM||Pascale Beale|
|Cookbook Author, Chef|
|1:00 PM||Doyle Hollister|
|I Only Went Out for a Walk|
|2:00 PM||Polly Bookwalter|
|Children’s Book Author|
|Keeper of Butterfly Beach|
|3:00 PM||Cathy Riggs, Suspense Author|
|What She Gave Away: A Thriller|
|Annie J. Dahlgren, Mystery Author|
|An Unfortunate Incident at Castle Rock. Mystery|
|4:00 PM||Neal Graffy|
|Santa Barbara Historian, Author & Publisher
Santa Barbara Then and Now
|Santa Barbara Author, Anthologist|
|5:00 PM||D. J. Palladino|
|Santa Barbara Author & Bookseller|
|Nothing That Is Ours. Novel|
NO INDOOR VOICES Writing Salon
Postponed due to the fires!
We hope to re-schedule soon.
205 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara
Join us for an afternoon of wine, cookies and cartoons!
Liza Donnelly (The New Yorker, CBS) will discuss her life in cartoons and her latest book project – partnering with author C. J. Frick on Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are. The Book Den will be selling books and Liza will sign.
Local writers Michael Bernard and Natalie D. Napoleon will be telling stories and Michael Roberts will play tunes on his 12-string guitar.