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This month our audiobook selection honors Black History Month. Listen to and explore works by African American writers of both fiction and nonfiction. From L.A. detectives (Cinnamon Kiss) to U.S. history (We Were Eight Years In Power) – there’s something for everyone!

How Are You Going to Save Yourself by JM Holmes, read by Damien Christopher CD Fic Holmes

Native Son by Richard...

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I have always had an amateur's interest in fine art. I never took a course in art appreciation but I have learned as much as I can from books and from a friend with an M.F.A. who acts as my personal docent when we visit museums together. I always wondered about paintings, from medieval times to the present, that included numerous objects for no apparent reason or people making unusual (to me, anyway) gestures. What do they mean? Why did this artist include a broken wheel in this painting...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Dana Czapnik The falconer
Maurice Carlos Ruffin We cast a shadow
Amanda Sthers Holy lands
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma House of stone

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigu...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Chris Cander The weight of a piano

Historical Fiction
Terry Gamble The eulogist
Steph Post Miraculum
Imogen Hermes Gowar The mermaid & Mrs. Hancock: a history in...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Elizabeth Brooks The orphan of Salt Winds
Susan Conley Elsey come home
Marc Fernandez Mala vida
Tessa Hadley Late in the day
Sarah Moss...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Lyndsay Faye The Paragon Hotel
Sarah Léon Wanderer
Mesha Maren Sugar run
Ethel Rohan The weight of him
Nawal El Saadawi Zein...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Maureen Aitken The patron saint of lost girls
Tomas Gonzalez The storm
Shirley Barrett The bus on Thursday
Esther Gerritsen Craving
Benjamin Parzybok...

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If you are on the fence about registering for the San Francisco Writers Conference, delay no more! The conference is set for February 16-19 at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero. The speaker list has been posted, the schedule decided, and all is in place to make this the most useful conference ever! 

The conference will be even MORE useful for members o...

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I recently read an informative article entitled “How to Delete Online Accounts You No Longer Need” from the very reliable Consumer Reports. If you are like most people, over the years, you have created online accounts, many of which you no longer use. Recently, I received an email from Flickr notifying me of “Important updates to your Flickr account”. I had completely forgotten I had a Flic...

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What is a cult film? A cult film maintains a cult-like following long after its release. Its fans don't mind watching the film multiple times. In fact, they often build a community around their favorite films by transforming screenings into special events. In San Francisco, some cult films like The Sound of Music are featured as sing-alongs at the Castro Theatre, while others like...

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