Author Charles Yu, Keen Observer of the Human Condition, Discusses His New Book of Fiction
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As the host of his own eponymous news talk shows on PBS and Public Radio International, Tavis Smiley's face and authoritative voice are well-known. He's also the author of the new book Death of a King, which chronicles the trials and tribulations Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. faced during the year before his April 1968 assassination. Smiley joins retired Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge LaDoris H. Cordell for a discussion about Dr. King's final days. They'll highlight his leadership and perseverance in the face of assaults on his character and ideology. After their conversation, Smiley will be available for book-signing. Learn More
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A big-box store employee is confronted by a zombie during the graveyard shift, a problem that pales in comparison to his inability to ask a co-worker out on a date. A fighter leads his band of virtual warriors, thieves and wizards across a deadly computer-generated landscape. A company outsources grief for profit with the tagline: “Don’t feel like having a bad day? Let someone else have it for you.” Charles Yu draws from both pop culture and science to transport his readers into an imaginative universe in his latest collection, Sorry Please Thank You: Stories. Join us and hear from this major new voice in American fiction as he discusses his latest foray into the heart of the human condition.
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