Friday, Dec 08, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
332 Balboa St.
Globus Books is pleased to invite you to Patric Coffey's in-person presentation of his new book 'Live Not By Lies' published by Beck and Branch Publishers. Join us for reading and Q&A. There would be books signing and bites as well.
This event will be held at Globus Books store in San Francisco's inner Richmond District (please see our FAQ for more info).
Doors 5:45pm Reading 6:00pm
This event will be held in English.
This event is FREE , please RSVP here
Readers of historical fiction who harbor a special interest in Soviet Union events will find Live Not By Lies a particularly enlightening survey of over fifty years of Soviet Union experience and social and political change. New novel 'Live Not By Lies' is about the horrors of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union “as told by” Soviet intelligence officer Leonid Eitingon and his step-daughter Zoya Zarubina. Live Not by Lies traces the fortunes of two families. One, historical, is that of Eitingon. The other family is fictional, headed by a former White Army colonel. If Eitingon and his ilk were privileged destroyers, the second family was among the destroyed. Eitingon, Trotsky, Stalin, Beria, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Daniel Siqueiros, Isaac Babel, Andrei Sakharov, Anna Akhmatove, Zoya Zarubina (who translated the atomic bomb secrets stolen from the Manhattan Project by Klaus Fuchs) and the Romanovs are all significant characters in Live Not by Lies.
"Coffey demonstrates an enviable understanding of Russian history, skillfully intertwining the lives of real-life and fictional characters. [It is] an engrossingly complex novel that breathes life into 20th-century Russian history and provocatively fills in unknown details by melding fiction and fact." - Kirkus Reviews
Patrick Coffey is a Berkeley resident. He is also author of Cathedrals of Science (Oxford University Press, 2008) about the bitter, sometimes march-of-science-changing personality struggles among scientists who brought late 19th century physical chemistry into the modern world and created some of the storied weapons of war and genocide.
We will have copies of a book available for purchase at the event.
Seating will be first come, first serve.
This event will be livestreamed on our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/@globusbookstore
If you would like a copy of the book without participating in the event, books are available for on-line ordering at our website: www.globusbooks.com
The entrance to this event is at street-level with no stairs leading into or out of the venue.
There is only street parking available outside of the venue.
Public transportation is encouraged.
Seats are limited.