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All Will Be Revealed, A Novel: A photographer is drawn to a beautiful psychic in a turn-of-the-century novel about love, possession, adventure, and greed. At the close of the nineteenth century, wheelchair-bound Augustus Auerbach s only interest is his extraordinarily lucrative business: the manufacture and marketing of exotic photographs. His outlook is forever altered, however, when one of his models pressures him to attend a seance. It is there that Augustus meets the medium Verena Swann, a beautiful widow who gives voice to the long-dead spirit of his mother. At the time of her first encounter with Augustus, Verena is close to nervous collapse; her spiritual powers have begun to fail her, and now, forced to fake her public trances, she wonders if her ability to converse with the spirits was ever more than self-delusion. Though initially reluctant, Augustus embarks on a series of private sittings with Verena, finding himself increasingly drawn to her as much for personal reasons as for the proof of immortality she offers him. Robert Anthony Siegel was born in New York City and educated at Harvard, the University of Tokyo, and the Iowa Writers Workshop. He teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, where he lives with his wife, the writer Karen E. Bender, and their two children. He has received fellowships from the Japanese Ministry of Education, the Iowa Writers Workshop, and the Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown. This event took place on June 20, 2008, as a part of the Authors@Google series.
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Judgment Day finds ex-spouses Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez tackling their most compelling case yet. Called in at the last minute to try to stop the execution of Nathan Fineman, a former mob lawyer convicted of murdering three people in the backroom of the notorious Golden Dragon Restaurant, Mike and Rosie must race the clock in a desperate attempt to prove their client's innocence--an impossible task, given the wealth of forensic evidence pointing to his guilt. Sheldon Siegel, a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, has been a practicing attorney in San Francisco for over twenty-five years. 'Judgement Day' is the sixth novel is his series of critically-acclaimed, best-selling courtroom dramas featuring San Francisco criminal defense lawyers Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez. He lives in Marin County with his wife, Linda, and twin sons, Alan and Stephen. This event took place on June 5, 2008, as a part of the Authors@Google series.
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Journalist Lee Siegel visits Google's Mountain View, CA, headquarters to discuss his book "Against the Machine." This event took place on April 28, 2008, as part of the Authors@Google series.
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Anthony Bourdain is interviewed by Google Executive Chef Nate Keller at Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters. This event took place on November 20, 2007 as part of the Authors@Google series.
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The Authors@Google program welcomed Anthony Grafton to Google's New York office to discuss his book, "Codex in Crisis" From the book jacket: "The growth of the Internet and ambitious new projects like Google Books have led some commentators to foretell the dawn of the "universal archive" and, with it, the end of printed books. In Codex in Crisis, Anthony Grafton places this new information ecology into a sweeping historical context and explored the implications of digitization for the ways we read, write, and preserve information." Anthony Grafton is the Henry Putnam Professor of History and Princeton University and a corresponding fellow of the British Academy. He is the author of such books as "The Footnote: A Curious History", "Defenders of the Text: The Traditions of Scholarship in an Age of Science", and "What was History?: The Art of History in Early Modern Europe". He also writes on a wide variety of topics for The New Republic, The American Scholar and The New York Review of Books. This event took pace on December 17, 2008.
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"Learn to cook from the best chefs in America. Some people say you can only learn to cook by doing. So Adam Roberts, creator of the award-winning blog The Amateur Gourmet, set out to cook in 50 of America's best kitchens to figure out how any average Joe or Jane can cook like a seasoned pro. From Alice Waters's garden to José Andrés's home kitchen, it was a journey peppered with rock-star chefs and dedicated home cooks unified by a common passion, one that Roberts understands deeply and transfers to the reader with flair, thoughtfulness, and good humor: a love and appreciation of cooking. Roberts adapts recipes from Hugh Acheson, Lidia Bastianich, Roy Choi, Harold Dieterle, Sara Moulton, and more. The culmination of that journey is a cookbook filled with lessons, tips, and tricks from the most admired chefs in America, including how to properly dress a salad, bake a no-fail piecrust, make light and airy pasta, and stir-fry in a wok, plus how to improve your knife skills, eliminate wasteful food practices, and create recipes of your very own. Most important, Roberts has adapted 150 of the chefs' signature recipes into totally doable dishes for the home cook. Now anyone can learn to cook like a pro!"
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The Authors@Google program welcomed Robert Grudin to Google's New York office to discuss his book, "Design and Truth". From Design and Truth— "Good design is the material image of mental health. Design can reintegrate our character and fulfill our awareness. We follow good design to discover what is good in ourselves." This event took place on July 12, 2010.