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October 2014


Free book talk & signingNickel & Dimed
Barbara Ehrenreich, author of 
Nickel & Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America 
Tuesday, October 21 @ 7 pm.
Olympic Room, Main Library
A Tacoma Reads Event

Determined to find out how anyone could make ends meet on $7 an hour, Barbara Ehrenreich left behind her middle class life as a journalist except for $1000 in start-up funds, a car and her laptop computer to try to sustain herself as a low-skilled worker for a month at a time. In 1999 and 2000, Ehrenreich worked as a waitress in Key West, Fla., as a cleaning woman and a nursing home aide in Portland, Maine, and in a Wal-Mart in Minneapolis, Minn. During the application process, she faced routine drug tests and spurious "personality tests"; once on the job, she endured constant surveillance and numbing harangues over infractions like serving a second roll and butter. Beset by transportation costs and high rents, she learned the tricks of the trade from her co-workers, some of whom sleep in their cars, and many of whom work when they're vexed by arthritis, back pain or worse, yet still manage small gestures of kindness. Despite the advantages of her race, education, good health and lack of children, Ehrenreich's income barely covered her month's expenses in only one instance, when she worked seven days a week at two jobs (one of which provided free meals) during the off-season in a vacation town.


 November 2014

An evening with
J. A. Jance

author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Ali Reynolds series, and the Joanna Brady series
Wednesday, November 5 @ 7 p.m.
(Seating is limited and on a space available basis- doors open at 6:15 p.m.)
Olympic Room, Main Library

.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. Born in South Dakota, and brought up in Brisbee, Arizona, Jance and her husband live in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/J-A-Jance/40830890#sthash.r0mlbGng.dpuf

J.A, Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Ali Reynolds series, and the Joanna Brady series,as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family.

s well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/J-A-Jance/40830890#sthash.iB5zMb9c.dpuf
Ali Reynolds
Ali Reynolds She has written over 45 novels and she has more than 10 million copies of her books in print
J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/J-A-Jance/40830890#sthash.iB5zMb9c.dpuf

 Ramains of Innocence by JA JanceBorn in South Dakota in 1944 and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona. Before becoming an author, she worked as a school librarian on a Native American reservation, as a teacher, and selling insurance. She lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.

The popular mystery writer once explained “I learned on the reservation that the ancient, sacred charge of the storyteller is to beguile the time". She's beguiled readers as well as their time almost 20 years now since Until Proven Guilty was published in 1985.

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/J-A-Jance/40830890#sthash.iB5zMb9c.dpuf
.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. Born in South Dakota, and brought up in Brisbee, Arizona, Jance and her husband live in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/J-A-Jance/40830890#sthash.r0mlbGng.dpuf
.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. Born in South Dakota, and brought up in Brisbee, Arizona, Jance and her husband live in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/J-A-Jance/40830890#sthash.r0mlbGng.dpuf
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