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Rakestraw Books presents Susan Branch & "Distilled Genius"

Susan Branch, Distilled Genius

Rakestraw Books is delighted to presented a special in-person event with author-illustrator Susan Branch on Monday, 22 August 2022 at 5 PM (doors will open at 4:30 PM). This event will take place in the Performing Arts Center of San Ramon Valley High School (that's the big school next to the bookstore!).

During this visit Susan will be talking about her new book, Distilled Genius: A Collection of Life-Changing Quotations, taking questions from the audience, and signing books.

Tickets for this event are $40 (admits one and includes a signed copy of Distilled Genius). We'll be making a donation to the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation for every ticket sold). Tickets are non-refundable (unless the event is cancelled). PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

Rakestraw Books will have a great variety Susan's older books (and -- fingers crossed! -- this coming year's calendar!) for sale at the event. Susan asks that you bring no more than 3 items from home for her to sign.

We look forward to welcoming you to a lovely evening. We hope you can join us!

Susan has this to say about Distilled Genius:

"As many of you know, I've been collecting quotes most of my life and began adding them to the pages of my books beginning with my first one, Heart of the Home, published in 1986. I learned that everything that's ever needed to be said, has been said by someone whose extraordinary life and times give their words fathomless depth. Practical expressions of wisdom from courageous thinkers and teachers ahead of their time, nurturing and life-affirming, hilarious, heroic, and human ~ they taught me how to be brave, showed me where to find my dreams, and encouraged me to try and make them a reality. From Bhagavad Gita to Anne Frank, Rosa Parks to George Patton, Marcus Aurelius to Doris Day ~ brilliant hopeful words, from the beginning of time, words that changed my life. I can’t think of a better gift to give you at this time in my life. Our world has gotten so out of hand, I found much comfort through the sages of history and hope you will too. As usual, this book is hand-written and watercolored, and like my others, it's a book with a story, and comes with forever love from the Heart of the Home and me! "

Health Advisory:

Staff and guests at this event will be expected to be masked while indoors at this event. Current vaccination is strongly recommended.


Event date: 

Monday, August 22, 2022 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

San Ramon Valley High - Performing Arts Center
501 Danville Blvd
Danville, CA 94526