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37th Annual Books-on-Review

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Thu, January 26, 2012
09:15AM - 12:00PM
Shadelands Art Center
111 North Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek CA 94598
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Marcia Argyris

Refreshments: 9:15 – 10:00 AM   Program: 10:00 AM - Noon



The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh - Stanford '00, MA '03

When Oprah, Elle, and the Wall Street Journal all go crazy for a book about a girl who has nothing but a gift for understanding what flowers really mean, you know there’s something there for all of us.

Secret Daughter by Shilpi Gowda - Stanford MBA '96

What happens when one child is linked, invisibly, to families in Mumbai and San Francisco? What do we owe our mothers – and our daughters? This international bestseller enchants and inspires.

Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante - Stegner Fellow and Stanford Faculty
Sometimes literature can do what science cannot. This literary thriller takes us into the mind of a brilliant surgeon as Alzheimer’s has its wicked way.

The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb by Philip Taubman - Stanford '70

Five men with one improbable, post-modern goal – a nuclear weapon-free planet. Award-winning journalist and former New York Times Moscow bureau chief Phil Taubman writes high-stakes history.



$25   SWCEB Members

$30   Guests/non-members

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