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Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes acclaimed author Gregg Hurwitz back to the store to celebrate the publication of his new thriller, The Survivor, on Tuesday, August 21st at 7pm.The Survivor begins with Nate Overbay, a divorced former solider, going to an eleventh-floor bank, climbing out of the bathroom window, and getting ready to end it all. But as he's steeling himself, a crew of robbers bursts into the bank and begins to viciously shoot employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate confronts the robbers, taking them out one by one, until the last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning. Now he's got one last chance to protect the people he loves, even if it's the last thing he is able to do.Gregg Hurwitz is the critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of The Tower, Minutes to Burn, Do No Harm, The Kill Clause, The Program, Troubleshooter, Last Shot, The Crime Writer, Trust No One, They’re Watching, and You're Next. His books have been nominated for numerous awards, chosen as feature selections for all four major literary book clubs, honored as Book Sense Picks, and translated into twenty languages. An accomplished screenwriter, he has also written for both Marvel and DC Comics. He lives in Los Angeles.
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Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes The Seated Diesels back to the store to discuss Soldier's Pay by William Faulkner on Tuesday, August 21st at 7pm.Faulkner's first novel, Soldiers Pay (1926), is among the most memorable works to emerge from the First World War. Through the story of a wounded veteran's homecoming, it examines the impact of war on the people - particularly the women - who were left behind.William Faulkner is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all American novelists and short-story writers. His other works include the novels The Sound and the Fury and Sanctuary. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and in 1949 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.This event is free and all are welcome and encouraged to attend!