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These book events are coming up at Napa Bookmine in July.

‘Modern Guide to Energy Clearing’

Barbara Moore will give a reading from her book, “The Modern Guide to Energy Clearing,” on Saturday, July 14 at 2 p.m. at the downtown Napa location, 964 Pear St., Napa. Moore’s book discusses how to work with energy and provides techniques for clearing unwanted energy and maintaining healthy energy in and around your surroundings.

Peter Eichstadt in conversation with Craig Smith

Colorado-based author Peter Eichstadt and Napa author Craig Smith will discuss their new mystery novels on Tuesday, July 17 at 7 p.m. Smith, a columnist for the Napa Valley Register, is the author of “The Lies That Bind,” a story of stolen identities set in Napa.

Eichstadt’s new book, “Napa Noir,” tells the story of investigative reporter-turned-wine editor Dante Ruth investigating the deaths of two prominent winery figures and uncovering a web of scandals.

The two writers will discuss murder mysteries, where their ideas come from and how they develop.

‘Tango Lessons’

Meghan Flagherty will talk about her book “Tango Lessons” on Wednesday, July 18 at 7 p.m.at the Napa City-County Library, 580 Coombs St. The book is the story of how Meghan, a woman in her late 20s in New York, overcame and made peace with her troubled past with the help of learning how to tango. See napabookmine.com/event/tango-lessons-meghan-flaherty-napa-library for more information.

Book picks from Bookmine staff

‘Furyborn’ by Claire Legrand

Buyer Elayna Trucker’s pick is ‘Furyborn’ by Claire Legrand, the story of Rielle and Eliana, and a prophecy telling of two queens, one of the sun and one of blood, who will bring salvation and destruction to the world. Trucker says “The book is quite bloody, and there’s a pretty steamy sex scene, making this 16+ or a great crossover for adult readers looking for high fantasy that’s less complicated than ‘Game of Thrones.’”

‘Pretend I’m Dead’ by Jen Beagin

Olivia LaMarca recommends ‘Pretend I’m Dead’ by Jen Beagin, the story of an “existentially adrift” character called Mona, a cleaning lady in a small town, who turns her life upside down when she falls in love with a heroin addict she refers to as “Mr. Disgusting.” According to LaMarca, “This charming novel reads like the rebellious modern daughter of Charles Bukowski or Denis Johnson. It is funny, lyrical, weird, and totally captivating. One of the freshest voices I have read in months!”

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