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Linda Schreyer at Diesel, Oakland

Linda Schreyer presents and signs Tears and Tequila at Diesel Bookstore in Oakland

5433 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Joey Lerner has been running, from place to place and job to job. Now, at 32, she’s running from her home in New York City, where the last surviving member of her family has died, to Los Angeles, where she hopes to start over. Never one to follow the rules or take the obvious path, and thanks to her grandfather's hands-on training, Joey gets herself hired as the ‘handyperson’ at a funky community center owned by an Australian surfer. Soon, the job of leading a Grief Group of young widows and widowers falls into her lap. The problem is - Joey hasn’t yet healed from her own losses. Over the next nine months Joey and the Grief Group journey from death to life, together and alone. Along the way, Joey discovers the work she was born to do.


Tears and Tequila is a story of love, loss, friendship, courage and, most of all, renewal; it tells of the healing that happens when you become part of a community in which everybody is missing someone.

Earlier Event: November 5
Diane Ratican at Traveler's Bookcase
Later Event: November 8
Genderqueer Launch at Coagula