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Authors’ appearances

• Herant Katchadourian, professor emeritus of psychiatry and human biology at Stanford University and author of “The Way It Turned Out” (Pan Stanford, 2012), is scheduled to discuss his memoir 7 p.m. April 3 at Books Inc., 74 Town & County Village, Palo Alto.

• Join New York Times best-selling author Joshua Mohr as he discusses his latest novel, “Fight Song” (Soft Skull Press, 2013), a tale of suburban stagnation and the search for happiness, 7 p.m. April 9 at Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View.

• Caroline M. Grant and Lisa Catherine Harper, contributors to the essay collection “The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage” (Roost Books, 2013), will share their memories of how pivotal food is beyond the table, 7 p.m. April 11 at Books Inc. in Palo Alto.

• Author Christina Schwarz is slated to discuss “The Edge of the Earth” (Atria Books, 2013), her novel of secrets and self-transformation set in Big Sur, 7 p.m. April 18 at Books Inc. in Palo Alto.

Mystical best-seller

The East West Bookstore, 324 Castro St. in Mountain View, highlights a book on its best-sellers list.

• “The Magic” (Atria Books, 2012) by Rhonda Byrne: For more than 20 centuries, words within a sacred text have mystified, confused and been misunderstood by nearly all who read them. Only a very few people through history have realized that the words are a riddle, and that once you solve the riddle and uncover the mystery, a new world will appear before your eyes. In “The Magic,” Byrne reveals this life-changing knowledge to the world and takes readers on a 28-day journey as she teaches how to apply the knowledge in everyday life.

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