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“Not Fade Away.” Author Rebecca Alexander will discuss her memoir about losing her hearing and sight. At Book Passage Marin, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 7 p.m. Also Sept. 29, 7 p.m. at Head-Royce School, 4315 Lincoln Ave., Oakland and Sept. 30, 7 p.m. at Books Inc., 1760 4th St., Berkeley. Free. www.rebalexander.com .
‘Betrayers’ gets the party started. Jewish LearningWorks and the JCC of San Francisco kick off this year’s One Bay One Book program with a conversation with Latvian-born writer and filmmaker David Bezmozgis. He’ll discuss his new novel, “The Betrayers,” about a day in the life of a former Soviet Jewish dissident who becomes a disgraced Israeli politician and then, unexpectedly, meets the man who turned him in to the KGB 40 years earlier. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. $15. www.jccsf.org. Also 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 at Book Passage Marin, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. Free. www.bookpassage.com
“Agnon’s Moonstruck Lovers: The Song of Songs in Israeli Culture.” Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Ilana Pardes will discuss her book about Israeli poet laureate Y. Agnon and the Song of Songs. At Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Building 260, Room 252, Stanford. 4 p.m. Free. http://jewishstudies.stanford.edu.