Start: 5:00 pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Malibu welcomes the Malibu Book Club back to the store to discuss Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus on Wednesday, August 8th at 5pm.The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called "Le Cirque des Reves," and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. "Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for and she has populated it with dueling love-struck magicians, precocious kittens, hyper-elegant displays of beauty and complicated clocks. This is a marvelous book." - Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife The Malibu Book Club meets at our Malibu store on the third Wednesday of each month, and is free and open to the public!
Start: 7:00 pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes local author Amanda Padoan to the store to discuss and sign her riveting new book, Buried in the Sky, on Wednesday, August 8th at 7pm. She will be joined in a very special appearance by Chhiring Dorje, one of the two heroic Sherpa climbers featured in the book.In August 2008, when eleven climbers lost their lives on K2, the world's most dangerous peak, two Sherpas survived. When disaster strikes in the Death Zone, Chhiring finds Pasang stranded on an ice wall, without an axe, waiting to die. The rescue that follows has become the stuff of mountaineering legend. Based on unprecedented access and interviews, Buried in the Sky tells their astonishing story for the first time, following them from their villages high in the Himalaya to the slums of Kathmandu, across the glaciers of Pakistan to K2 Base Camp. At once a gripping, white-knuckled adventure and a rich exploration of Sherpa customs and culture, Buried in the Sky re-creates one of the most dramatic catastrophes in alpine history from a fascinating new perspective.Amanda Padoan is a mountaineer and alpine historian. She studied literature at Harvard University and law at Pepperdine School of Law. Amanda writes for Explorersweb and is a contributor to Rock and Ice and The Alpinist. She lives in Los Angeles.