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4 p.m. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. Agnieszka Ilwicka “A Polish Journey to Yiddish Language and Culture.” 1:30 p.m. Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St., S.F. [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, March 26

Exit West Hamid’s fourth novel centers on two young people who fall in love in an unnamed city riven with sectarian conflict — then leave their homeland through a mysterious door. Drugs in the Third Reich By [Read entire story]

Corrections, March 20

Rock architect with magnetic showmanship, March 19, Main News, A9 The Chuck Berry obituary misstated the year of the Beatles’ first U.S. concert; it was 1964. Also, Berry’s age when [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, March 19

Penguin; 424 pages; $27 Batuman’s first novel, a quasi-autobiographical bildungsroman, is a succession of droll misadventures built around chance encounters, peculiar conversations and sharp-eyed [Read entire story]

Corrections, March 15

Health plan’s impact, March 14, A13 In a graphic that ran with stories that started on the Front Page about the American Health Care Act, the entry about people who earn between [Read entire story]

Literary guide

7 p.m. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 1 p.m. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. The Lonely Planet Travel Anthology Various contributors read. 4 p.m. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., [Read entire story]

A selection of first sentences from new books, March 12

When I return to my great-aunt’s house with her ashes, the air feels uncertain, as if it doesn’t know how to deal with me. “Eggshells,” a novel by Caitriona Lally [Read entire story]

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John Brooks “The Girl Behind the Door.” 1 p.m. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. Alex George “Setting Free the Kites.” 5 p.m. A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 LaSalle Ave., Oakland. Yuval [Read entire story]

Literary guide

John Brooks “The Girl Behind the Door.” 1 p.m. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. Alex George “Setting Free the Kites.” 5 p.m. A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 LaSalle Ave., Oakland. Yuval [Read entire story]

A selection of first sentences from new books, Feb. 26

He’s thinking that the moon is the most beautiful he has ever seen when he hits the man. “Waking Lions,” a novel by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen [Read entire story]

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Corrections, Feb. 21

20 questions to test your Oscar expertise, Feb. 19, Datebook, Page 20 A trivia quiz on the Academy Awards ran without a byline. The writer is Edward Guthmann. [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, Feb. 19

Random House; 343 pages; $28 Sad, funny and wise, Saunders’ long-awaited first novel takes a little-known historical incident and spins from it a work of fiction that plays to his greatest strengths, his eye for the [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, Feb. 19

Random House; 343 pages; $28 Sad, funny and wise, Saunders’ long-awaited first novel takes a little-known historical incident and spins from it a work of fiction that plays to his greatest strengths, his eye for the [Read entire story]

Literary Guide, Feb. 19

Kwame Alexander “The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot and Score in This Game Called Life.” 2 p.m. S.F. Public Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F. www.sfpl.org. 2 p.m. Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St., S.F. [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, Feb. 5

With echoes of “The Adventures of Augie March” and “American Pastoral,” Auster’s novel is a vast, sprawling American Jewish bildungsroman that draws the reader in from the very first sentence and does not let [Read entire story]

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John Goins “Coptic Cross.” 2 p.m. Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Cheneryt St., S.F. (415) 586-3733. www.birdbeckett.com. Michael McClure “Mephistos and Other Poems.” 3 p.m. Diesel, 5433 College Ave., [Read entire story]

Corrections, Jan. 28

One Found Sound at Heron Arts, Jan. 26, E9 The Arts & Ends column incorrectly stated the year One Found Sound was formed. The young San Francisco chamber orchestra was founded in [Read entire story]

Recommended reading, Jan. 29

Transit Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 260 pages; $26 Cusk’s ninth novel (the second of a projected trilogy, commencing with her superb “Outline”), posits a narrator who has moved to London from the country after the [Read entire story]