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THURS­DAY

Ernest Beyl

“San Fran­cisco Ap­petites and Af­ter­thoughts: In Search of the Good Life by the Golden Gate.” 7 p.m. Bar­bary Coast Res­tau­rant, 478 Green St., S.F. (415) 362-8193. www.city­lights.com. Frank Dun­ni­gan

“Grow­ing Up in San Fran­cisco: More Boomer Mem­o­ries from Play­land to Can­dle­stick Park.” 7 p.m. Books Inc., 2251 Ch­est­nut St., S.F. (415) 931-3633. www.booksinc.net. Yaa Gyasi

“Homego­ing.” 3 p.m. JCCSF, 3200 Cal­i­for­nia St., S.F. (415) 2921233. www.jccsf.org/arts. Mar­ian Palaia

“The Given World.” 7 p.m. Book­smith, 1644 Haight St., S.F. (415) 863-8688. www.book­smith.com. John Pom­fret

“The Beau­ti­ful Coun­try and the Mid­dle King­dom.” 6 p.m. Book Pas­sage, One Ferry Build­ing, S.F. (415) 835-1020. www.book­pas­sage.com. West Marin Re­view

Artists read from and dis­cuss new work. 7:30 p.m. Green Ap­ple Books on the Park, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F. (415) 742-5833. www.greenap­ple­books.com.

FRI­DAY

Cleave: Bay Area Women Writ­ers Alyss Dixon, Llu­via de Mi­la­gros Car­rasco and Arielle Schus­sler are fea­tured. 7 p.m. Oc­to­pus Lit­er­ary Sa­lon, 2101 Web­ster St., Oak­land. oak­lan­doc­to­pus.org. David Cor­bett, Gal­adrielle All­man “Crime + Mu­sic.” 6 p.m. Book Pas­sage, One Ferry Build­ing, S.F. (415) 8351020. www.book­pas­sage.com. Su­san Isa Efros

“Girls Gone Astray.” 7 p.m. Book Pas­sage, 51 Ta­mal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960. www.book­pas­sage.com. Cleve Jones, Peter Stein “When We Rise.” 7 p.m. $28. JCCSF, 3200 Cal­i­for­nia St., S.F. (415) 292-1233. www.jccsf.org/arts. Elaine Khos­rova

“But­ter: A Rich His­tory.” 7 p.m. Books Inc., 1491 Shat­tuck Ave., Berke­ley. (510) 525-7777. www.booksinc.net. Ge­orge Mitchell, Alon Sachar, Jef­frey Ble­ich

“A Path to Peace: A Brief His­tory of Is­raeli-Pales­tinian Ne­go­ti­a­tions and a Way For­ward in the Mid­dle East.” Noon. $7-$10. Com­mon­wealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F. (415) 5976705. www.com­mon­wealth­club.org. Bob Shea

“The Hap­pi­est Book Ever.” 6 p.m. Diesel, 2419 Lark­spur Land­ing Cir­cle, Lark­spur. (415) 785-8177. www.diesel­book­store.com.

SATUR­DAY

Missy Franklin

“Re­lent­less Spirit: The Un­con­ven­tional Rais­ing of a Cham­pion.” 3 p.m. A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 LaSalle Ave., Oak­land. (510) 339-8210. www.ggp­books.com. Erin Glee­son

“The For­est Feast Gath­er­ings.” 11 a.m. Book Pas­sage, One Ferry Build­ing, S.F. (415) 835-1020. www.book­pas­sage.com. Elaine Khos­rova

“But­ter: A Rich His­tory.” 1 p.m. Book Pas­sage, 51 Ta­mal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. (415) 927-0960. www.book­pas­sage.com. Karen Lechelt

“What Do You Love About You?” 11 a.m. Green Ap­ple Books 506 Cle­ment St., S.F. (415) 387-2272. Gary Sny­der, Peter Goin

“Dooby Lane: Also Known as Guru Road, a Tes­ta­ment In­scribed in Sone Tablets by De­wayne Wil­liams.” 3 p.m. Diesel, 2419 Lark­spur Land­ing Cir­cle, Lark­spur. (415) 785-8177. www.diesel­book­store.com. Writ­ers with Drinks

Michael Krasny, Daryl Gre­gory, Anne Ra­eff, Variny Yim, Vidhu Ag­gar­wal and Gar­rett Caples are fea­tured. 7:30 p.m. $5-$20. The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St., S.F. writ­er­swith­drinks.com.

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