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Skylight Books

1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
+13236601175 http://www.skylightbooks.com/

July 2018

Discussion and Book Signing: George Rodriguez, “Double Vision”

July 18 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Double Vision: The Photography of George Rodriguez is the first-ever career retrospective of the Los Angeles photographer. Containing over 200 photographs selected by Rodriguez in concert with scholar, writer, and curator Josh Kun, the book spans five decades of photographic work split across two vastly different lives: his glamorous work for film studios and record labels, processing film for Hollywood photographers and shooting countless photographs of the era’s biggest stars, alongside vivid, bracing images documenting the social movements and protests…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Maggie Nelson, “Something Bright, Then Holes”

July 19 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

These days / the world seems to split up / into those who need to dredge / and those who shrug their shoulders / and say, It’s just something / that happened. While Maggie Nelson refers here to a polluted urban waterway, the Gowanus Canal, these words could just as easily describe Nelson’s incisive approach to desire, heartbreak, and emotional excavation in Something Bright, Then Holes. Genre: Poetry

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Discussion and Book Signing: Ted Scheinman, “Camp Austen”

July 21 @ 5:00 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

The son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, Ted Scheinman spent his childhood eating Yorkshire pudding, singing in an Anglican choir, and watching Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy. Determined to leave his mother's world behind, he nonetheless found himself in grad school organizing the first ever UNC-Chapel Hill Jane Austen Summer Camp, a weekend-long event that sits somewhere between an academic conference and superfan extravaganza. Genre: Memoir

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Discussion and Book Signing: Laurie Kilmartin, “Dead People Suck”

July 22 @ 5:00 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

When stand-up comedian Laurie Kilmartin learned her dad was dying, she responded in the only way she knew how: with humor. In 2014, she made headlines by live tweeting her father’s time in hospice, bringing a touch of lightness to the devastating experience of losing her dad. Picked up by outlets like Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, and Today.com, Kilmartin’s hilarious tweets took the world by storm, and revealed the need for a comic interpretation of grief. Genre: Healing | Self-Help |…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Chelsea Hodson, “Tonight I’m Someone Else”

July 25 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

From graffiti gangs and Grand Theft Auto to sugar daddies, Schopenhauer, and a deadly game of Russian roulette, Chelsea Hodson probes her own desires to examine where the physical and the proprietary collide. In these essays, she asks what our privacy, our intimacy, and our own bodies are worth in the increasingly digital world of liking, linking, and sharing. Genre: Essays

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Discussion and Book Signing: Marina Shifrin, “30 Before 30”

July 26 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

A charming, relatable and hilarious collection of essays documenting a young woman's attempt to accomplish thirty life goals before turning thirty. Something was nagging Marina. As a freshly minted adult with student loan payments, a barely hospitable New York apartment, a “real” job she hated that paid her enough to get by if she also worked two other jobs, something needed to change. Over a few bottles of Two Buck Chuck, Marina and her friend each made lists of thirty…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Megan Abbott, “Give Me Your Hand”

July 27 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Kit Owens harbored only modest ambitions for herself when the mysterious Diane Fleming appeared in her high school chemistry class. But Diane's academic brilliance lit a fire in Kit, and the two developed an unlikely friendship. Until Diane shared a secret that changed everything between them Genre: Mystery | Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Discussion and Book Signing: Kate Schatz and Miriam Stahl, “Rad Girls Can”

July 28 @ 5:00 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

From the New York Times best-selling authors of Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z, comes a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20. Genre: Healing | Self-Help | Motivational

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Discussion and Book Signing: Derek Milman, “Scream All Night”

July 29 @ 5:00 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Dario Heyward knows one thing: He’s never going back to Moldavia Studios, the iconic castle that served as the set, studio, and home to the cast and crew of dozens of cult classic B-horror movies. It’s been three years since Dario’s even seen the place, after getting legally emancipated from his father, the infamous director of Moldavia’s creature features. But then Dario’s brother invites him home to a mysterious ceremony involving his father and a tribute to his first film—The…

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August 2018

Discussion and Book Signing: R.O. Kwon, “The Incendiaries”

August 2 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

A powerful, darkly glittering novel about violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young Korean American woman at an elite American university is drawn into acts of domestic terrorism by a cult tied to North Korea. Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn't tell anyone she blames herself for her mother's recent death. Will is a misfit scholarship boy who transfers to Edwards from Bible college, waiting…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Onnesha Roychoudhuri, “The Marginalized Majority”

August 4 @ 5:00 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

The Marginalized Majority is an empowering take on living in the United States under the Trump administration, recounting each epic moment in the last year and reworking it to show the power of minority and grassroots organizations—both in our nation’s history and today—despite the clamoring of dissenting pundits. For Roychoudhuri it is evident: to be a true ally, to see true change, we must fight for the rights of our most disenfranchised and never have we been more awake to…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Joshua Mattson, “A Short Film About Disappointment”

August 11 @ 5:00 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Set in a wildly imaginative and uncannily familiar world of nanny states and extreme rationing, Safe Zones and New Koreas, A Short Film About Disappointment is an uproarious story of trying to keep it together in turbulent times. Told in the form of 81 movie reviews, this is an ingenious novel about art and revenge, insisting on your dreams and hitting on your doctor, written by a debut novelist with a rotten wit and the imagination of a hyperactive child.…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Brandy Colbert, “Finding Yvonne”

August 14 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Since she was seven years old, Yvonne has had her trusted violin to keep her company, especially in those lonely days after her mother walked out on their family. But with graduation just around the corner, she is forced to face the hard truth that she just might not be good enough to attend a conservatory after high school. Genre: Young Adult

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Discussion and Book Signing: Lisa Locascio, “Open Me”

August 15 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Roxana Olsen has always dreamed of going to Paris, and after high school graduation finally plans to travel there on a study abroad program—a welcome reprieve from the bruising fallout of her parents’ divorce. But a logistical mix-up brings Roxana to Copenhagen instead, where she’s picked up at the airport by Søren, a twenty-eight-year-old guide who is meant to be her steward. Instantly drawn to one another, Roxana and Søren’s relationship turns romantic, and when he asks Roxana to accompany…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Virgie Tovar, “You Have the Right to Remain Fat”

August 16 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

A manifesto for the fat revolution. Growing up as a fat girl, Virgie Tovar believed that her body was something to be fixed. But after two decades of dieting and constant guilt, she was over it—and gave herself the freedom to trust her own body again. Ever since, she’s been helping others to do the same. Genre: Healing | Self-Help | Motivational

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Discussion and Book Signing: Katie Ford, “If You Have to Go”

August 25 @ 5:00 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

The poems in Katie Ford’s fourth collection implore their audience—the divine and the human—for attention, for revelation, and, perhaps above all, for companionship. The extraordinary sequence at the heart of this book taps into the radical power of the sonnet form, bending it into a kind of metaphysical and psychological outcry. Beginning in the cramped space of selfhood—in the bedroom, cluttered with doubts, and in the throes of marital loss—these poems edge toward the clarity of “what I can know…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Laura van den Berg, “The Third Hotel”

August 29 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

In Havana, Cuba, a widow tries to come to terms with her husband’s death—and the truth about their marriage—in Laura van den Berg’s surreal, mystifying story of psychological reflection and metaphysical mystery. Shortly after Clare arrives in Havana, Cuba, to attend the annual Festival of New Latin American Cinema, she finds her husband, Richard, standing outside a museum. He’s wearing a white linen suit she’s never seen before, and he’s supposed to be dead. Grief-stricken and baffled, Clare tails Richard,…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Adam Cayton-Holland, “Tragedy Plus Time”

August 30 @ 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
Free

Adam Cayton-Holland went from a painfully sensitive kid growing up in Denver, Colorado, to a writer and performer with a burgeoning career in comedy. His father, a civil rights lawyer, and his mother, an investigative journalist, taught Adam and his two sisters to feel the pain of the world deeply and to combat it through any means necessary. Adam chose to meet life’s tough breaks and cruel realities with stand-up comedy; his older sister pursued law like their father; their…

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