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8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
+13106593110 http://www.booksoup.com/

July 2018

Discussion and Book Signing: Cristina Alger, “The Banker’s Wife”

July 19 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

On an early morning in November, a couple boards a private plane bound for Geneva, flying into a storm. Soon after, it simply drops off the radar, and its wreckage is later uncovered in the Alps. Among the disappeared is Matthew Lerner, a banking insider at Swiss United, a powerful offshore bank. His young widow, Annabel, is left grappling with the secrets he left behind, including an encrypted laptop and a shady client list. As she begins a desperate search…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Jennifer Wolfe, “Watch the Girls”

July 20 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Washed up teen star Liv Hendricks quit acting after her beloved younger sister inexplicably disappeared following a Hollywood party gone wrong. Liv barely escaped with her life, and her sister was never heard from again. But all this time, someone's been waiting patiently to finish what was started.. Genre: Mystery | Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Discussion and Book Signing: David Graham, “The Last Car: Cruising in Mexico City”

July 21 @ 4:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

In search of the urban legend that men cruise men in the subways of Mexico City's vast metro system, New York based David Graham photographs the vibrant underbelly of this expansive dystopian metropolis. Uncertain if the legend of »the last car« exists, Graham discovers that this story is alive and well, with a scene even more vibrant than imagined. Genre: Nonfiction

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Discussion and Book Signing: Sally Koslow, “Another Side of Paradise”

July 23 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

In 1937 Hollywood, gossip columnist Sheilah Graham's star is on the rise, while literary wonder boy F. Scott Fitzgerald's career is slowly drowning in booze. But the once-famous author, desperate to make money penning scripts for the silver screen, is charismatic enough to attract the gorgeous Miss Graham, a woman who exposes the secrets of others while carefully guarding her own. A notorious drunk famously married to the doomed Zelda, Fitzgerald fell hard for his "Shielah" (he never learned to…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Chas Smith, “Cocaine & Surfing”

July 24 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Cocaine + Surfing peels the curtains back on a hopped up, sometimes sexy sometimes deadly relationship and uses cocaine as the vehicle to expose and explain the utterly absurd surf industry to outsiders. It also explores where dreams go when they die. Genre: Nonfiction

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Discussion and Book Signing: Boris Drayluk (translator) discusses Mikhail Zoshchenko’s “Sentimental Tales”

July 26 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Mikhail Zoshchenko's Sentimental Tales are satirical portraits of small-town characters on the fringes of Soviet society in the first decade of Bolshevik rule. The tales are narrated by one Kolenkorov, who is anything but a model Soviet author: not only is he still attached to the era of the old regime, he is also, quite simply, not a very good writer. Shaped by Zoshchenko's masterful hands--he takes credit for editing the tales in a series of comic prefaces--Kolenkorov's prose is…

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Reading, Discussion and Signing: Melissa Broder, “The Pisces” and Alex Dimitrov, “Together and by Ourselves”

July 28 @ 5:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

For this special event with July Soup of the Month author, Melissa Broder, Melissa will be joined by Alex Dimitrov for readings from their respective work, followed by the authors in conversation and questions from the audience. Genre: Poetry, Humor, LGBTQ+

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Discussion and Book Signing: Lila McLaughlin and George Mannix, “G.I. Hollywood”

July 30 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Imagine you have finally landed your dream job. You are a young and hungry Hollywood Agent working your way up the Hollywood food chain, representing big names in film, television, and literature. You are wheelin' and dealin' with studios, producers, running game, the sky's the limit! Then it happens, you get called to action -- the Army. And thus, you have to leave it all behind to go fight in a war. That's exactly what happened to George Mannix. This…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Patrick Hasburgh, “Pirata”

July 31 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

In a former life, Nick Lutz, sold cars in the Golden State. He had a wife and a young son, and they struggled along until Nick was shot in the head when a potential customer hijacked the car he was demonstrating. The incident sets off a bad-luck domino fall, and he loses an eye, his job, his family, and, eventually, his self-respect. With nothing left, Nick heads for Mexico, where he sheds his former self among an eclectic group of…

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August 2018

Reading: Unhealthy Poetry hosted by Sarah Nivala and Molly Ash

August 2 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Genre: Poetry

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Discussion and Book Signing: Susie Orman Schnall, “The Subway Girls” Taylor Jenkins Reid and “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”

August 3 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Join us for a conversation with Susie Orman Schnall (author of The Subway Girls), moderated by Taylor Jenkins Reid (author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo). Genre: Literary Fiction

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Discussion and Book Signing: Michael Mejia, “Tokyo”

August 6 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Tokyo is an incisive, shape-shifting tour de force, a genre-bending mix of lyric prose, science fiction, horror, and visual collage exploring the erotic undercurrents of American perceptions of Japanese culture and identity. By turns noir, surreal, and clinical in its language and style, Tokyo employs metaphors of consumption, disease, theater, gender fluidity, monstrousness, and ecological disaster in intertwined accounts touching on matters of cultural appropriation, fiction's powerful capacity to produce immersive realities, and the culturally corrupting late capitalist excesses that…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Andrew Shaffer, “Hope Never Dies”

August 8 @ 7:00 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Vice President Joe Biden is fresh out of the Obama White House and feeling adrift when his favorite railroad conductor dies in a suspicious accident, leaving behind an ailing wife and a trail of clues. To unravel the mystery, "Amtrak Joe" re-teams with the only man he's ever fully trusted: the 44th president of the United States. Genre: Speculative Fiction

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Discussion and Book Signing: Jos Charles, “Feeld”

August 9 @ 7:30 pm
Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Urgent and vital, feeld composes a new and highly inventive lyrical narrative of what it means to live inside a marked body. Genre: Poetry

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