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November 02, 2005

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Publication Date: Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Kepler's bookstore holds Kepler's bookstore holds (November 02, 2005)Literary Festival this week

As part of its Autumn Literary Festival, Kepler's Books is sponsoring five authors' events on Thursday, November 3.

"A Night Out with Kepler's" includes these events:

** A talk by UC Berkeley professor Jerome Karabel, who will introduce his new book, "The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale and Princeton." The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at Kepler's. Admission is free.

** Stanford professor and author Tobias Wolff will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Menlo College's dining hall with free admission.

** Barry Eisler, Menlo Park author of the Rain thriller series, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers with free admission.

** Ann Packer, award-winning author of "The Dive from Clausen's Pier," will appear at 7:30 p.m. at Trellis restaurant in Menlo Park. The event is limited to 40 guests. Admission is free and dessert will be served.

** A Persian dinner will be served at a private home where Firoozeh Dumas, author of "Funny in Farsi, A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America," will discuss the food, culture and experiences of growing up Iranian in Ameria. The event will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and is limited to 40 guests. Cost is $85 for Kepler Literary Circle members; $135 for others. For reservations, call 462-5501.
Family Day

Family activities are planned from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 6. Kindergarten to fifth-grade students will receive 5 percent discount on all purchases. Kepler's will donate 20 percent of proceeds to local elementary schools.

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