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695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
+16264495320 http://www.vromansbookstore.com/

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February 2018

Discussion and Book Signing: Local Author Day at Vroman’s with Chiqeeta Jameson, Colette Barris, and Belinda Busteed Burum

February 25 @ 4:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Chiqeeta Jameson presents and signs Don’t Sell. Let Them Buy: Master the Sales Conversation and Guide Your Customers to a Sucessful Outcome...Every Time If your sales career is broken, it could be because you are giving sales presentations instead of having sales conversations. Imagine if you stopped “selling” your customers and learned how to let your customers simply “buy” what you have to offer. When you master the, Don’t Sell. Let Them Buy.process; you will become confident and relaxed in…

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March 2018

Discussion and Book Signing: Brittney Cooper, “Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower”

March 2 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

So what if it's true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting. Far too often, Black women's anger has been caricatured into an ugly and destructive force that threatens the civility and social fabric of American democracy. But Cooper shows us that there is…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Valentin Chmerkovskiy, “I’ll Never Change My Name”

March 3 @ 3:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Valentin Chmerkovskiy, the world championship-winning and beloved Dancing with the Stars ballroom dancer invites fans into his life as never before, sharing the experiences, including the failures and successes, that have shaped him, from his early childhood in Ukraine to growing up as an immigrant in the U.S. to his rise to international fame. Val has captivated viewers of Dancing with the Stars since his first performance in 2011. While DWTS demonstrates Val's beautiful physicality, this moving memoir illuminates his…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Kevin Griffin, “One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps”

March 4 @ 3:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Merging Buddhist mindfulness practices with the Twelve Step program, this updated edition of the bestselling recovery guide One Breath at a Time will inspire and enlighten you to live a better, healthier life. Genre: Healing | Self-Help | Motivational

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Discussion and Book Signing: Thisbe Nissen, “Our Lady of the Prairie”

March 6 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Our Lady of the Prairie is a sharp and bitingly funny novel about a professor whose calm-ish midwestern life gives way to a vortex of crises--and her attempts to salvage the pieces without going to pieces herself. In the space of a few torrid months on the Iowa prairie, Phillipa Maakestad--long-married theater professor and mother of an unstable daughter--grapples with a life turned upside down. After falling headlong into a passionate affair during a semester spent teaching in Ohio, Phillipa…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Nova Jacobs, “The Last Equation of Isaac Severy”

March 7 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

The Family Fang meets The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry in this literary mystery about a struggling bookseller whose recently deceased grandfather, a famed mathematician, left behind a dangerous equation for her to track down--and protect--before others can get their hands on it. Just days after mathematician and family patriarch Isaac Severy dies of an apparent suicide, his adopted granddaughter Hazel, owner of a struggling Seattle bookstore, receives a letter from him by mail. In it, Isaac alludes to a…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Naomi Hirahara, “Hiroshima Boy”

March 8 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

LA gardener Mas Arai returns to Hiroshima to bring his best friend's ashes to a relative on the tiny offshore island of Ino, only to become embroiled in the mysterious death of a teenage boy who was about the same age Mas was when he survived the atomic bomb in 1945. The boy's death affects the elderly, often-curmudgeonly, always-reluctant sleuth, who cannot return home to Los Angeles until he finds a way to see justice served. Genre: Mystery | Crime…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Thelma Reyna, “Reading Tea Leaves After Trump”

March 13 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

In this collection of poetry and fictional prose, national award-winning author Thelma T. Reyna explores President Trump's effects on the nation during his first pivotal year in office. Speaking in the voices of constituents on both sides of the political aisle, Reyna weaves factual news and other public reports with real and imagined characters to give a reality-based context to the emotions, opinions, fears, hopes, and dreams of Americans in the amazingly untraditional Trump presidency. Genre: Poetry

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Discussion and Book Signing: Farrah Penn, “Kira’s Twelve Steps to a Normal Life,” and Heather Ezell, “Nothing Left to Burn”

March 14 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Kira's Twelve Steps To A Normal Life When Kira's father enters rehab, she's forced to leave everything behind--her home, her best friends, her boyfriend...everything she loves. Now her father's sober (again) and Kira is returning home, determined to get her life back to normal...exactly as it was before she was sent away. But is that what Kira really wants? Nothing Left to Burn The autumn morning after sixteen-year-old Audrey Harper loses her virginity, she wakes to a loud, persistent knocking…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Lars Kepler, “The Sandman”

March 15 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Late one night, outside Stockholm, Mikael Kohler-Frost is found wandering. Thirteen years earlier, he went missing along with his younger sister. They were long thought to have been victims of Sweden's most notorious serial killer, Jurek Walter, now serving a life sentence in a maximum security psychiatric hospital. Now Mikael tells the police that his sister is still alive and being held by someone he knows only as the Sandman. Years ago, Detective Inspector Joona Linna made an excruciating personal…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Alison Gaylin, “If I Die Tonight”

March 16 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Reminiscent of the bestsellers of Laura Lippman and Harlan Coben--with a dose of Big Little Lies or Stranger Things--an absorbing, addictive tale of psychological suspense from the author of the highly acclaimed and Edgar Award-nominated What Remains of Me and the USA Today bestselling and Shamus Award-winning Brenna Spector series, in which a seemingly open-and-shut police case with a clear-cut hero and villain turns out to be anything but simple. Genre: Mystery | Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Discussion and Book Signing: Vroman’s Local Author Day introduces Thomas A. Levitt, Lynne McKelvey, and Thomas White

March 17 @ 4:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Thomas A. Levitt presents and signs The Wire Recorder “Is that Daddy?” four-year-old Sophie Hearn asks her mother. ““Why is he on the radio?” "Someday you’ll understand,” her mother says, “and you’ll be very proud of him.” By the time she’s eleven, Sophie does understand why her father was on the radio that day in 1951: he’d been called before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Lynne McKelvey presents and signs A Real Daughter When a grieving mother meets her new…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Karen Karbo, “In Praise of Difficult Women”

March 19 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

From Frida Kahlo and Elizabeth Taylor to Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, and Lena Dunham, this witty narrative explores what we can learn from the imperfect and extraordinary legacies of 29 iconic women who forged their own unique paths in the world. Smart, sassy, and unapologetically feminine, this elegantly illustrated book is an ode to the bold and charismatic women of modern history. Genre: Biography

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Book Signing: Chelsea Clinton, “She Persisted Around the World”

March 21 @ 6:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
$20

Women around the world have long dreamed big, even when they've been told their dreams didn't matter. They've spoken out, risen up and fought for what's right, even when they've been told to be quiet. Whether in science, the arts, sports or activism, women and girls throughout history have been determined to break barriers and change the status quo. They haven't let anyone get in their way and have helped us better understand our world and what's possible. In this…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Lynell George, “After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame”

March 22 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame by Lynell George is the result of this award-winning journalist’s years of contemplating and writing about the arts, culture, and social issues of Los Angeles, always with an emphasis on place and the identity of the people who live in—or leave—L.A. As a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and LA Weekly, Lynell George explored place after place that makes the city tick, met person after person, and encountered the cumulative heart of…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Vroman’s Local Author Day introduces Deborah Phipps, Delleon Weins, George Crain, and Whiskey Emerson

March 25 @ 4:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Deborah Phipps & Delleon Weins present and sign Enlightenment of Hanna Krusher Hanna Krusher, a sixteen year old girl, starts to have tremors throughout her body. The family physician and Optometrist Dr. Myron Quiggley notice abnormalities in Hanna's MRI scan and seek the expert advice of Neurologist and ESP expert Dr. Cloe Steinbek. Upon inspecting Hanna's scans, Dr. Steinbek becomes suspicious of high level telepathy and requests further testing and a meeting with her. George Crain presents and signs Atonia:…

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Discussion and Book Signing: Marion Ross, “My Days: Happy and Otherwise”

March 28 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

or eleven seasons, Marion Ross was head of one of America's favorite television households. Now meet the lovable real-life woman behind the Happy Days mom... Before she was affectionately known to millions as "Mrs. C.," Marion Ross began her career as a Paramount starlet who went on to appear in nearly every major TV series of the 1950s and 1960s--including Love, American Style, in which she donned an apron that would cinch her career. Soon after came the fateful phone…

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Discussion: Are You Your Body? A Conversation

March 30 @ 7:00 pm
Vroman’s – Main, 695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
Free

Two groundbreaking debut story collections published last year investigate relationships, desire, gender, and transformation, from powerfully queer and brilliantly real perspectives. Merritt Tierce will moderate a conversation between Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties, and Jess Arndt, author of Large Animals: Stories, that will explore the authors' interests and expertise in writing "dark" stories (what exactly does that mean?), breaking and inventing fictional forms, how the body and the self are connected, and how literature can…

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