October 6, 11:30am: presentation at the 12th Annual San Domenico Author Luncheon; Dominican Hall, San Domenico School, 1500 Butterfield Rd., San Anselmo, California. For tickets:

October 7, 3:30pm: Ivy and Bean program, followed by signing; Orinda Public Library, 26 Orinda Way, Orinda, California. Sponsored by Orinda Books.

October 15, 7pm: appearance at “Consciousness of the Past: A Night of Historical Fiction,” a Litquake event; Z Below, 470 Florida St., San Francisco. For tickets and information:

Ivy and Bean Day Events

October 17, 10am: Ivy and Bean extravaganza; Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, California. For information: 415-927-0960.

October 17, 2pm: Ivy and Bean shenanigans; Copperfields, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. For information: 707-762-0563.

October 18, 11am: Ivy and Bean mayhem; Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., San Francisco. For information: 415-564-8080.

October 18, 3pm: Ivy and Bean frenzy; The Reading Bug, 785 Laurel St., San Carlos. For information: 650-591-0100.

October 19, 6pm: Ivy and Bean Day festivities, including ballet!; Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix. For information: 480-730-0205.

October 21, 6pm: Ivy and Bean Day capers; Wild Rumpus, 2720 West 43rd St, Minneapolis. For information: 612-920-5005.

October 22, 6:30pm: Ivy and Bean Day jollity; Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Ave., St. Paul. For information: 651-224-8329.



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