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SUNDAY (Oct 13)
Shepherd Hoodwin, “Journey of Your Soul,” 7 p.m.: Even at birth, everyone is unique. Can heredity alone account for the complex differences in people's temperaments and styles? The Michael teachings, an extraordinary body of channeled work, propose that we are each unique souls who deliberately take on a specific combination of traits to give us the experiences we seek. In this fascinating book, Shepherd Hoodwin expertly discusses these teachings from his vantage point as a Michael channel. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 415-927-0960, bookpassage.com.
MONDAY (Oct 14)
Wendy Jehanara Tremayne, “The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living,” 7 p.m.: This is the inspirational story of how one couple ditched their careers and high-pressure life in New York City to move to rural New Mexico, where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently, discovering a new sense of value and abundance in the process. Alongside their personal story are tips and tutorials to guide readers in the discovery of a fulfilling new lifestyle that relies less on money. Tremayne wholeheartedly believes that everyone has the skill, imagination and creativity to make it work. Copperfield’s Books, 138 N. Main St., Sebastopol, 823-2618, copperfieldsbooks.com.
TUESDAY (Oct 15)
Jamie Ford, “Songs of Willow Frost,” 6:30 p.m.,: Twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese American boy, has lived at Seattle’s Sacred Heart Orphanage ever since his mother’s listless body was carried away from their small apartment five years ago. On his birthday—or rather, the day the nuns designate as his birthday—William and the other orphans are taken to the historical Moore Theatre, where William glimpses an actress on the silver screen who goes by the name of Willow Frost. Struck by her features, William is convinced that the movie star is his mother, Liu Song. Copperfield’s Books, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa, 578-8938, copperfieldsbooks.com.