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Hip-hop historian Jeff Chang discusses his new book, 'We Gon Be Alright,' at Kepler's this September.

Books Inc.
Mountain View
The Start-Up J Curve: The Six Steps to Entrepreneurial Success
A startup unfolds in a predictable pattern. The more aware entrepreneurs are of this pattern, the better able they will be to capitalize on it. Author Howard Love calls this pattern the "start-up J-Curve." The toughest part of the endeavor is the time between the actual start of a new business and when the product and model are firmly established. Sep 7.

Center For Literary Arts
San Jose State University
Nick Taylor
T.T. Monday is the pseudonym of novelist Nick Taylor, author of the novels The Disagreement and Father Junípero's Confessor. Taylor's work has earned a Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship and the Michael Shaara Prize for Civil War Fiction. His second novel Double Switch features Johnny Adcock, a baseball pitcher who moonlights as a private eye. Sep 22.

Luis Valdez
The Center For Literary Arts celebrates 30 years at a gala fundraiser in the newly refurbished Hammer Theatre. Meet SJSU alumnus and award-winning playwright Luis Valdez, author of Zoot Suit and La Bamba. Oct 19.

Vendela Vida
She's the award-winning author of five books, including The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty; Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name; and And Now You Can Go. She co-wrote the 2009 film Away We Go, which was directed by Sam Mendes, and is a founding co-editor of the literary and arts magazine The Believer. Nov 15.

Steinbeck Fellows
The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies at SJSU presents The 2016-2017 San Jose State University Steinbeck Fellows. Dec 7.

Kepler's Books
Menlo Park
Jeff Chang
In the provocative and powerful essays of his latest book, We Gon Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Sep 13.

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