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Author Events at our Corte Madera store, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA, (415) 927-0960. All events are free & open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Peter Sis - Ice Cream Summer

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 11:00am

From Hans Christian Anderson Award winner and three-time Caldecott Honoree Peter Sís comes a delectable picture book that is as breezy, sweet, and irresistible as ice cream in summer. "Dear Grandpa, Summer is going well. I am very busy. But don't worry, I am not forgetting about school! I read every day. I practice my math facts.

$17.99
ISBN: 9780545731614
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - May 26th, 2015

From Hans Christian Anderson Award winner and three-time Caldecott Honoree Peter Sis comes a delectable picture book that is as breezy, sweet and irresistible as ice cream in summer.
Dear Grandpa,
Summer is going well.
I am very busy. But don't worry, I am not forgetting about school I read every day. I practice my math facts. And I am even studying world history


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

C. J. Box - Badlands

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 7:00pm

C.J. Box introduces twelve-year-old Kyle Westergaard who lives with his single mother in a small North Dakota town that was once just a stopover on the way to The Badlands but has recently boomed and become the heart of the Bakken Oil Field. Even though Kyle has been written off by everyone as "slow" and "learning disabled," he has dreams and deeper thoughts than anyone can imagine. He wants to get out of town, take care of his mother, and give them a better life.

$26.99
ISBN: 9780312583217
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Minotaur Books - July 28th, 2015

Edgar Award-winning, "New York Times" bestselling author C.J. Box is back with a masterpiece of suspense set in a time and place that readers won't soon forget.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

William Finnegan - Barbarian Days

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 7:00pm

Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment.Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses—off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships annealed in challenging waves.Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites-only gang in a tough school in Honolulu even while his closest friend was a Hawaiian surfer.

$27.95
ISBN: 9781594203473
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Press - July 21st, 2015

A deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer by the acclaimed" New Yorker "writer

"Barbarian Days" is William Finnegan's memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Carolina De Robertis - The Gods of Tango

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 7:00pm

 Set in February 1913, The Gods of Tango focuses on Leda who leaves her small Italian village with nothing but her father's violin for a new home and husband in Argentina. Upon her arrival in Buenos Aires, Leda is shocked to find that her bridegroom has been killed. She remains in this unfamiliar city, living in a commune, without friends or family, on the brink of destitution.  Leda is seduced by the music that underscores the scandalous dance of brothels and cabarets, the tango.

$26.95
ISBN: 9781101874493
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - July 7th, 2015

February 1913: seventeen-year-old Leda, clutching a suitcase and her father's cherished violin, leaves her small Italian village for a new home (and husband) halfway across the world in Argentina. Upon her arrival in Buenos Aires, Leda is shocked to find that her bridegroom has been killed.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Jessica Jackley - Clay Water Brick

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

The publication of Clay Water Brick by Jessica Jackley will coincide with the ten-year anniversary of Kiva, a non-profit organization co founded by Jackley. In this narrative Jackley shares her personal story of co-creating this tool for social change and the evolution of this nonprofit that started in a modest off-campus Stanford apartment and went on to become a global movement.

By Jessica Jackley, Jeffrey D. Sachs (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780679643760
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Spiegel & Grau - June 23rd, 2015

In the tradition of "Kabul Beauty School" and "Start Something That Matters "comes an inspiring story of social entrepreneurship from the co-founder of Kiva, the first online microlending platform for the working poor.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Judy Melinek & T.J. Mitchell - Working Stiff

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 7:00pm

Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. With her husband T.J. and their toddler Daniel holding down the home front, Judy threw herself into the fascinating world of death investigation—performing autopsies, investigating death scenes, counseling grieving relatives.

$16.00
ISBN: 9781476727264
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - June 16th, 2015

"Fun...and full of smart science. Fans of CSI--the real kind--will want to read it" ("The Washington Post"): A young forensic pathologist's "rookie season" as a NYC medical examiner, and the hair-raising cases that shaped her as a physician and human being.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

S.K. Kalsi - The Stove Junker

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 7:00pm

In his powerful debut novel, The Stove Junker, S.K. Kalsi has crafted a haunting tale of unvarnished self-examination of Somerset Garden, the stove-junker. In the winter of 2012, 79-year-old Somerset travels back to his ancestral home in idyllic Drums, Pennsylvania, to renovate his dilapidated house.

$17.95
ISBN: 9780990779063
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Feather Books - April 21st, 2015

In the winter of 2012, seventy-nine year old Somerset Garden travels back to his ancestral home in idyllic Drums, PA, to renovate his dilapidated house, and make peace with the past. While a blizzard barrels down from the north and "Armageddon" draws closer, Somerset discovers a boy squatting on the property, a ghostly boy who forces him to confront his memories.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Garth Risk Halberg - City on Fire

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 7:00pm

Set in 1970s New York, City on Fire focuses on the individuals living within this city who are: Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city's largest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown's punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbor; and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park.

$30.00
ISBN: 9780385353779
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 13th, 2015

A big-hearted, boundary-vaulting novel that heralds a remarkable new talent: set in 1970s New York, a story outsized in its generosity, warmth, and ambition, its deep feeling for its characters, its exuberant imagination.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Bernard Roth - The Achievement Habit

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

In 1971 when Bernie Roth created his “Designer in Society” class at Stanford University, he wanted to encourage students to examine and take control of their lives,to get them to stop thinking about the possibilities and start actually doing. Today, Roth teaches the class at one of the world’s leading centers for innovation, the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford, where he is the academic director and one of the founders.

$27.99
ISBN: 9780062356109
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperBusiness - July 7th, 2015

Cofounder of the Stanford d.school Bernie Roth shows you how the power of design thinking can help you achieve goals you never thought possible.

Did you know that achievement can be learned? As Bernie Roth explains, achievement is a muscle. And once you learn how to flex it, you'll be able to meet life's challenges and reach your goals.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Charlie Kelly - Fat Tire Flyer!

Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 1:00pm

Fat Tire Flyer by Charlie Kelly delivers the true, complete, and often unbelievable history of the rise of mountain biking and its lasting culture as told by those who were there. Rich with firsthand descriptions and bursting with original photographs, drawings, and memorabilia, this collection is the definitive history of one of the most significant inventions of the 20th century.

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