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Alex Dolan - The Euthanist

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Euthanist is the auspicious debut by Alex Dolan, who announces himself as a virtuoso of psychological suspense and a rightful heir to masters of the genre like Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott. A young woman helps to end the lives of people with terminal diseases, her reasons her own. When she helps the wrong person, she will be roped into a plot to gain vengeance on behalf of dozens.

$16.99
ISBN: 9781626815490
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Diversion Publishing - June 2nd, 2015

In this auspicious debut, Alex Dolan announces himself as a virtuoso of psychological suspense and a rightful heir to masters of the genre like Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott. A young woman helps to end the lives of people with terminal diseases, her reasons her own. When she helps the wrong person, she will be roped into a plot to gain vengeance on behalf of dozens.


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San Francisco, CA 94111

Kirstin Valdez Quade - Night at the Fiestas

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 12:30pm

With intensity, dark humor, and emotional precision, Kirstin Valdez Quade’s unforgettable stories in Night at the Fiestas plunge us into the fierce, troubled hearts of characters torn between their desires to escape the past and to plumb its depths. The deadbeat father of a pregnant teenager tries to transform his life by playing the role of Jesus in a bloody penitential Passion. A young man discovers that his estranged father and a boat constrictor have been squatting in his grandmother’s empty house.

$25.95
ISBN: 9780393242980
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 23rd, 2015

With intensity and emotional precision, Kirstin Valdez Quade's unforgettable stories plunge us into the fierce, troubled hearts of characters defined by the desire to escape the past or else to plumb its depths. The deadbeat father of a pregnant teenager tries to transform his life by playing the role of Jesus in a bloody penitential Passion.


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San Francisco, CA 94111

Cathy Erway - The Food of Taiwain

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 12:30pm

Taiwan, an island the size of Massachusetts, has a big presence in food and culture here in the states. Best-selling American authors, NBA stars, chefs, actors, scientists, journalists and many more hold a connection to the island and its traditions. Surprisingly, there has yet to be a collection of food insights and history of Taiwan—until now at least. In The Food of Taiwan, author Cathy Erway brings into focus those foods and the wild array of flavors that define Taiwan.

$30.00
ISBN: 9780544303010
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 24th, 2015

Acclaimed author Cathy Erway offers an insider's look at Taiwanese cooking--from home-style dishes to authentic street food


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San Francisco, CA 94111

CUESA Growing New Farmers Panel Discussion

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The average age of the American farmer is steadily increasing, and new farmers are entering the profession much more slowly than older farmers are retiring. To put it bluntly, the US farming population is aging and shrinking. Who will grow food for the next generation? Join CUESA and a panel of experts to discuss 4-H, beginning farmer programs, and what it takes for an aspiring farmer to achieve the dream.

Panelists:

Kenny Baker, farmer/owner, Lonely Mountain Farm

Port Commission Hearing Room, Ferry Building, 2nd Floor
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San Francisco, CA 94111

Rachel Brathen - Yoga Girl

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 6:00pm

Part memoir, part yoga guide, Yoga Girl reveals Rachel Brathen's incredible evolution from unruly teen to world-renowned yoga practitioner.

$19.99
ISBN: 9781501106767
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Touchstone Books - March 24th, 2015

By the yoga instructor who inspires more than one million followers on Instagram every day.


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San Francisco, CA 94111

Shauna Sever - Real Sweet

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 12:30pm

Inspired by Shauna Sever’s desire to introduce healthy touches into treats for her family, Real Sweet takes classic dessert recipes and adds a twist: using sugars that are less-processed, infinitely more flavorful and add much more than just sweetness to a recipe. In the book, Sever uses only natural, unrefined, and readily available alternative sweeteners like coconut sugar, agave, honey, pure maple syrup and more in over 80 recipes.

Shauna Sever is the author of two successful cookbooks, owner of a small-batch baking and dessert catering business called Bake Sale Bakery, and blogger at Piece of Cake—named one of the Top 50 Food Blogs by Babble.com three years in a row. Before following her sweet tooth, Shauna worked as an TV host and reporter for the likes of Extra and TV Guide Network. When not writing, baking, or taking care of her husband and two children, Shauna can be found hunting for great pastries and kitchen gadgetry and running the hills of San Francisco.

 

$27.50
ISBN: 9780062346018
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: William Morrow & Company - March 17th, 2015

Fall in love with the magic of natural sugars


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San Francisco, 94111

Matt Kepnes - How to Travel the World on $50 a Day

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 6:00pm

Growing up in Boston, Matt Kepnes was never a big traveler. He didn’t take his first trip overseas until he was 23. Outside a cruise and college trip to Montreal, he had no travel experience. Then he went on a tour trip in Costa Rica, and got hooked on travel. He quit his desk job and decided to take a year off to travel. That was in 2006, the trip lasted 18 months, and Matt is still on the road.

Since then, Matt has been showing readers of his enormously popular travel blog (nomadicmatt.com) that traveling isn’t expensive and that it’s affordable to all. He proves that as long as you think out of the box and travel like locals, your trip doesn’t have to break your bank.

His definitive book How to Travel the World on $50 a Day gets an upgrade in this new revised and expanded edition—it still has Matt’s signature tips, tricks, and secrets to comfortable budget travel based on his experience traveling the world without giving up the sushi meals and comfortable beds he enjoys, but it also has brand-new content, including new chapters on China, Japan, and India.

Matt Kepnes is a native of Boston but calls the world home now. After a trip to Thailand in 2005 inspired him to travel more, he quit his job and set off around the world. He is still exploring new lands and helping others do the same.

$15.00
ISBN: 9780399173288
Availability: Special Order
Published: Perigee Books - January 6th, 2015

No money? No problem. You can start packing your bags for that trip you've been dreaming a lifetime about.


Laura A. Ackley - San Francisco's Jewel City: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 6:00pm

San Francisco’s Jewel City: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915 takes readers on an in-depth tour of the PPIE, revealing the dramas of constructing the fair and the displays of culture and industry that awaited within the exposition walls: electrical home appliances, rides in a homemade airplane, a world tour of twenty-one international pavilions, luminous radium crystals, and, of course, a model of the world-changing Panama Canal. Along the way, we meet famous (and infamous) visitors, such as Theodore Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Thomas Edison, and Buffalo Bill Cody. Historian Laura A. Ackley’s compelling text is unparalleled in its breadth of scope and richness of detail, providing social and political context for the fair and offering insight into its legacy today.

Laura A. Ackley is an architectural historian and digital visualization professional and a recognized authority on the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. She earned an undergraduate degree in Architecture with a minor in Architectural History from UC Berkeley, where her interest in the PPIE was sparked by a Cultural Landscapes course taught by Professor Paul Groth. 

$40.00
ISBN: 9781597142922
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Heyday Books - October 27th, 2014

2015 marks the centennial year of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, when host city San Francisco emerged from the ashes of earthquake and fire as a center of beauty and progress.


Adam Plantinga - 400 Things Cops Know

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

400 Things Cops Know shows police work on the inside, from the viewpoint of the regular cop on the beat—a profession that can range from rewarding to bizarre to terrifying, all within the course of a single  eight-hour shift. Based on Plantinga’s 13 years experience as a patrol officer, 400 Things Cops Know brings the reader into life the way cops experience it—a life of danger, frustration, occasional triumph and plenty of grindingly hard routine work.

Adam Plantinga is a patrol sergeant for the San Francisco Police Department with 13 years of experience as a beat cop in Milwaukee and San Francisco. He has written nonfiction articles on law enforcement for the literary magazine The Cresset and short fiction.

 

 

 

 

$14.95
ISBN: 9781610352178
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Quill Driver Books - October 2014

How does it feel to be in a high-speed car chase? What is it like to shoot someone? What do cops really think about the citizens they serve? Nearly everyone has wondered what it's like to be a police officer, but no civilian really understands what happens on the job.


Jeffrey A. Lieberman - Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 6:00pm

In Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry, renowned physician Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD, chair of psychiatry at Columbia University and former president of the American Psychiatric Association, tells the fascinating and scandalous story of psychiatry’s evolution from a mystical pseudoscience to a respected medical discipline that saves lives. The field has come a long way since the days of chaining patients in cold cells, Snake Pit–like asylums, ice pick lobotomies, and preposterous theories like animal magnetism and orgones. Today, thanks in part to psychopharmacology, brain imaging, genetics, neuroscience, and modern methods of psychotherapy, the mentally ill finally have access to treatment that can enable them to live functional and happy lives.

Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD, is the Lawrence C. Kolb Professor and chairman of psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and psychiatrist in chief of the New York Hospital–Columbia University Medical Center.

 

$28.00
ISBN: 9780316278867
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little Brown and Company - March 10th, 2015

The fascinating story of psychiatry's origins, demise, and redemption, by the former President of the American Psychiatric Association.


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