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01/20/2012 7:00 pm Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes legendary author William Gibson to the store to discuss and sign his new book, Distrust That Particular Flavor , on Friday, January 20th at 7pm. For nearly thirty years, William Gibson has been both chronicler and prophet of our transition into the digital era. His award-winning novels include Neuromancer, Mona Lisa Overdrive and Pattern Recognition .
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An interview with David Foster Wallace can be found here . My mom has been in this David Foster Wallace book group for years. A few years ago, she got breast cancer for a second time. At some point during her treatment, she received a postcard from David Foster Wallace saying that a mutual friend had told him that she was sick, and that she was in his thoughts and prayers. He added that one of his favorite words was “abide.”