Briefs: Woodside Library holds book saleThe Friends of the Woodside Library have amassed a wide array of books — priced at $1 for hardbacks and 25 cents for paperbacks — for the semi-annual book sale on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library, 3140 Woodside Road in Woodside.
People are invited to browse through thousands of titles, including new and classic fiction, reference and children's books. There will be recorded books and DVDs for sale, too.
All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Woodside Library, which sponsors the library's popular children's programs, provides computer support, and supplements the book, DVD and audio collections.
For more information, call the library at (650) 851-0147.
Woodside author on book tour
Deborah Michel of Woodside is kicking off the book tour for her debut novel, "Prosper in Love" (Berkley Trade Paperback Original, $15) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Books Inc. in the Town and Country Village shopping center in Palo Alto.
The novel is described by the publisher as "a witty comedy of manners about a young couple, who is very happily married until suddenly they aren't." The story of Lynn and Jamie Prosper is set in Los Angeles and includes "the colorful inhabitants of the Los Angeles art world."
Ms. Michel, who has lived in Menlo Park and Woodside for the past decade, grew up in Los Angeles. She graduated from Dartmouth College, and holds a master's degree in fine arts from Bennington College.
She has worked for many publications, include Premiere, Self, Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine. She was the West Coast editor of Spy and served as a contributing editor at Buzz.
Ms. Michel resides in Woodside with her husband and twin daughters.