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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.

Marin Poets in the Schools

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

Terri Glass, Marin Coordinator for California Poets in the Schools, will host a lively reading celebrating selected student poets from all over the county. Poet Teachers, Karen Benke, Lea Aschenas, Sasha Eakle, Claire Blotter, Kathy Evans, Giovanni Singleton, and Brian Kervin will be on hand to introduce their students. Come hear these talented youth surprise you and feed your heart.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Peggy Orenstein - Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

A generation gap has emerged between parents and their girls. Even in this age of helicopter parenting, the mothers and fathers of tomorrow's women have little idea what their daughters are up to sexually or how they feel about it. Drawing on in-depth interviews with over seventy young women and a wide range of psychologists, academics, and experts, renowned journalist Peggy Orenstein goes where most others fear to tread, pulling back the curtain on the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important possibilities of girls sex lives in the modern world.

$26.99
ISBN: 9780062209726
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Published: Harper - March 29th, 2016

The author of the New York Times bestseller Cinderella Ate My Daughter offers a groundbreaking picture of the new sexual landscape girls face in the post-princess stage high school through college and reveals how they are negotiating it.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Barbara Williams & Peter Coyote: An Afternoon in Conversation

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 4:00pm

On the day she is leaving town to escape her troubled family and to start over at twenty-four—she finds a note on her mother’s door. Her brother has shot himself. In stories that face reality so squarely they express what usually goes unsaid—from exhilaration to despair—Barbara Williams remembers her childhood leading up to this moment. Her father is a logger, nomad, and born dreamer. Her mother has too many kids and never enough money to support or protect them. The family keeps on the move, shedding a grand total of twenty-seven homes.

$23.95
ISBN: 9781609806729
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Published: Seven Stories Press - March 15th, 2016

On the day she is leaving town to escape her troubled family and to start over at twenty-four--she finds a note on her mother's door. Her brother has shot himself. In stories that face reality so squarely they express what usually goes unsaid from exhilaration to despair Barbara Williams remembers her childhood leading up to this moment. Her father is a logger, nomad, and born dreamer.


$16.95
ISBN: 9781619027077
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - December 15th, 2015

"The rainman gave me two cures
And he said, Just jump right in.
The one was Texas Medicine
And the other was railroad gin.
And like a fool I mixed them
And they strangled up my mind
Now people just get uglier
And I have no sense of time.
--Bob Dylan, Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Andrea Alban - Anya's War

Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 4:00pm

Anya Rosen and her family have left their home in Odessa for Shanghai, believing that China will be a safe haven from Hitler's forces. At first, Anya's life in the Jewish Quarter of Shanghai is privileged and relatively carefree: she has crushes on boys, fights with her mother, and longs to defy expectations just like her hero, Amelia Earhart.

$9.99
ISBN: 9781250073525
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Published: Square Fish - March 29th, 2016

Anya Rosen and her family have left their home in Odessa for Shanghai, believing that China will be a safe haven from Hitler's forces. At first, Anya's life in the Jewish Quarter of Shanghai is privileged and relatively carefree: she has crushes on boys, fights with her mother, and longs to defy expectations just like her hero, Amelia Earhart.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

John Gray - Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

Once upon a time Martians and Venusians met, fell in love, and had happy relationships together because they respected and accepted their differences. Then they came to Earth and amnesia set in: they forgot they were from different planets.

$15.99
ISBN: 9780060574215
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2012

Rediscover the most famous relationship book ever published

Once upon a time Martians and Venusians met, fell in love, and had happy relationships together because they respected and accepted their differences. Then they came to Earth and amnesia set in: they forgot they were from different planets.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney - The Nest

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 5:00pm

Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional. Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point on an unseasonably cold afternoon in New York City as Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, freshly released from rehab. Months earlier, an inebriated Leo got behind the wheel of a car with a nineteen-year-old waitress as his passenger.

$26.99
ISBN: 9780062414212
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Published: Ecco Press - March 22nd, 2016

Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled, the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional. Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point on an unseasonably cold afternoon in New York City as Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, freshly released from rehab.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Jacqueline Winspear - Journey to Munich

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 7:00pm

It’s early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square—a place of many memories—she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man’s wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie—who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter—to retrieve the man from Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich. 

$26.99
ISBN: 9780062220608
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Published: Harper - March 29th, 2016

Working with the British Secret Service on an undercover mission, Maisie Dobbs is sent to Hitler's Germany in this thrilling tale of danger and intrigue the twelfth novel in Jacqueline Winspear's New York Times bestselling series that seems to get better with each entry (Wall Street Journal).


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Kim Culbertson - The Possibility of Now

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 7:15pm

Mara James has always been a perfectionist with a plan. But despite years of overachieving at her elite school, Mara didn't plan on having a total meltdown during her calculus exam. Like a rip-up-the-test-and-walk-out kind of meltdown. And she didn't plan on a video of it going viral. And she definitely didn't plan on never wanting to show her face again. Mara knows she should go back, but suddenly she doesn't know why she's been overachieving all these years.

$17.99
ISBN: 9780545731461
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Published: Point - January 26th, 2016

Mara James has always been a perfectionist with a plan. But despite years of overachieving at her elite school, Mara didn't plan on having a total meltdown during her calculus exam. Like a rip-up-the-test-and-get-escorted-out kind of meltdown. And she definitely didn't plan on never wanting to show her face again.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Gordon Edgar - Cheddar

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 4:00pm

One of the oldest, most ubiquitous, and beloved cheeses in the world, the history of cheddar is a fascinating one. Over the years it has been transformed, from a painstakingly handmade wheel to a rindless, mass-produced block, to a liquefied and emulsified plastic mass untouched by human hands. The Henry Fordism of cheddar production in many ways anticipated the advent of industrial agriculture. They don’t call it “American Cheese” for nothing.

$25.00
ISBN: 9781603585651
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - October 23rd, 2015

And what it can tell us about our history, cultural identity, and food politics


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Shirin Ebadi - Until We Are Free

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 1:00pm

Until We Are Free is the inspiring story of a fearless woman who lost nearly everything fighting for human rights in her homeland—Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

$27.00
ISBN: 9780812998870
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Published: Random House - March 8th, 2016

The first Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Shirin Ebadi has inspired millions around the globe through her work as a human rights lawyer defending women and children against a brutal regime in Iran. Now Ebadi tells her story of courage and defiance in the face of a government out to destroy her, her family, and her mission: to bring justice to the people and the country she loves.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

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