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Monday, October 14


20 in 20 Half Moon Bay: Beach Reads
"Beach reads are the cool aunts of the literary world: They drive with the top down and take you to new places."—The New York Times

Authors Meg Donohue, Allie Larkin, Dana Reinhardt, and Lolly Winston delight, provoke, and make you stay up late turning the page. Presented in—where else?—Half Moon Bay. Wine and appetizers will be served. FREE

Authors and Participants
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Meg Donohue

From USA Today bestselling author Meg Donohue comes a spellbinding and suspenseful tale inspired by Wuthering Heights that illuminates the ways in which hope—and even magic—can blossom in the darkest of places. You, Me, and the Sea, Donohue's fifth novel, appears on many Best... Read More →
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Allie Larkin

Allie Larkin is the internationally bestselling author of the novels, Stay, Why Can’t I Be You and her latest release, Swimming for Sunlight. Her short fiction has been published in the Summerset Review and Slice, and nonfiction in the anthologies I’m Not the Biggest Bitch... Read More →
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Dana Reinhardt

Dana Reinhardt is the Bay Area-based author of several middle grade and YA novels, including How to Build a House, Tell Us Something True and We Are the Goldens. Her new novel for adults, Tomorrow There Will be Sun, tells the tale of two families on vacation in Puerto Vallarta... Read More →
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Lolly Winston

New York Times bestselling author Lolly Winston (Good Grief, Happiness Sold Separately) is back with a beguiling story of grief and healing among imperfect people, Me For You. Kirkus called it, “a poignant story about loss, unexpected connections, and the circuitous path toward... Read More →

Monday October 14, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ink Spell Books 500 Purissima St., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Tuesday, October 15


20 in 20 Santa Cruz: On Keeping it Weird
Co-presented by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz

It’s 2019 and it seems things can't get any stranger. What better time to mine the oddities of life with noted writers Elizabeth McKenzie, Micah Perks, Peggy Townsend, Liza Monroy and Wallace Baine. Moderated by Dan White and Amy Ettinger. FREE

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Amy Ettinger

Amy Ettinger is the author of Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America. She hasappeared on All Things Considered, Marketplace, Here & Now, Forum, and TheCalifornia Report. She’s written for the New York Times, McSweeney’s, theWashington Post, The Huffington Post, New York... Read More →
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Dan White

Dan White is the author of Under The Stars, which Wild author Cheryl Strayed called "the definitive book on camping in America." The Cactus Eaters, his bestselling memoir about walking the Pacific Crest Trail, was a Los Angeles Times "Discovery" selection. He has taught writing at... Read More →

Authors and Participants
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Elizabeth McKenzie

Elizabeth McKenzie’s novel The Portable Veblen was longlisted for the National Book Award for fiction and received the California Book Award for fiction. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Tin House, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and others.    
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Micah Perks

Micah Perks is the author of four books, most recently a book of linked short stories, True Love and Other Dreams of Miraculous Escape and the novel What Becomes Us, winner of an Independent Publisher’s Book Award and named one of the Top Ten Books about the Apocalypse by the Guardian... Read More →
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Peggy Townsend

Peggy Townsend is an award-winning newspaper journalist and author of the bestselling 2018 mystery novel, See Her Run and its follow-up, The Thin Edge, both published by Thomas &  Mercer. As a reporter, she has covered serial killers, murder trials and once chased an escaped murderer... Read More →
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Wallace Baine

Wallace Baine is an award-winning journalist and arts writer who regularly contributes to Santa Cruz Good Times, Metro Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Chronicle.  His work has been syndicated in newspapers nationwide and his fiction has appeared in the Catamaran Literary Reader... Read More →
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Liza Monroy

Liza Monroy is the author of three books: the novel Mexican High, the memoir The Marriage Act: The Risk I Took To Keep My Best Friend in America and What It Taught Us About Love, and the essay collection Seeing As Your Shoes Are Soon To Be On Fire. Her writing has appeared in the... Read More →

Tuesday October 15, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060