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Author Events at our Sausalito store. All events are free & open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Christopher Felver - Tending the Fire (Sausalito)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 6:00pm

Christopher Felver’s Tending the Fire celebrates the poets and writers who represent the wide range of Native American voices in literature today. In these commanding portraits, Felver’s distinctive visual signature and unobtrusive presence capture each artist’s strength, integrity, and character. Accompanying each portrait is a handwritten poem or prose piece that helps reveal the origin of the poet’s language and legends. As the individuals share their unique voices, Tending the Fire introduces us to the diversity and complexity of Native culture through the authors’ generous and passionate stories.

Felver’s insightful epilogue reminds us that “Native Americans today are as modern as the Space Age, and each in their own way carries forth the cultural heritage ‘from whence they came.’ Their abiding legacy as the first people of this continent has found its voice in the hard-won wisdom of their art and activism. Let’s learn from this belated opportunity to look and listen to these Native voices.”

Christopher Felver’s previous books include American Jukebox: A Photographic Journey, The Importance of Being, The Late Great Allen Ginsberg: A Photo Biography, The Poet Exposed, and Ferlinghetti Portrait. His photographs are distributed worldwide and collected by museums and university libraries. They have been featured in international exhibitions, including the Centre Pompidou, London’s National Theatre, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art, and MOCA.
 

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Artist Reception with Brendan Kelly

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 6:00pm

Join us as we celebrate the work of Brendan Kelly. He has always been involved in the arts. His grandmother and father were both portrait painters, so it was something he was immersed in growing up. But something about photography captivated him. Kelly’s photography has received many regional and national awards. We are proud to be selling his photographs.

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Sausalito, CA 94965

Jeff Raz - The Secret Life of Clowns (Sausalito)

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 4:00pm

In The Secret Life of Clowns: A Backstage Tour of Cirque Du Soleil and the Clown Conservatory, Jeff Raz has drawn on his life's work to write a pair of fictional narratives - one following a professional clown performing with Cirque du Soleil and one following a clown student who just wants a job in a circus. It captures the sweat, the sinew and the soul of clowning.

Jeff Raz explores the intersection of circus, theater and music from many different angles - as a clown, an actor, a teacher, a director and a playwright. His 35 year career has taken him from remote Alaskan villages to Broadway, across the continental United States and to Europe, Japan and China. In 2000, Jeff founded The Clown Conservatory, the only comprehensive professional clown training program in the United States, and he directed the program until 2010. Jeff is now the Bay Area Casting Partner for Cirque du Soleil, the Artistic Director of the Medical Clown Project and a director with the global consulting firm Stand & Deliver. A graduate of the Dell'Arte International, Jeff has performed with Cirque du Soleil, The Pickle Circus, Vaudeville Nouveau and Make*A*Circus and in such theaters as Berkeley Repertory Theater, The Goodman Theater in Chicago, Marin Theater Company, The Kennedy Center, TheaterWorks of Palo Alto, The San Francisco and Marin Shakespeare Festivals and Lincoln Center Theater in New York.

 

 

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780997904819
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Jeff Raz - June 1st, 2017

Jeff Raz has drawn on his life's work to write a pair of fictional narratives - one following a professional clown performing with Cirque du Soleil and one following a clown student who just wants a job in a circus. It captures the sweat, the sinew and the soul of clowning.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Amy Novesky - Children's Book Week (Sausalito)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 3:00pm

Childen's Books Week Event!

Graphically appealing two-color illustrations pair perfectly with a spare, rhythmic ode to beloved trucks of all kinds—from fire trucks to dump trucks to ice cream trucks, the sweetest trucks of all—and to the kid who loves and collects them, Love Is a Truck follows Love Is a Tutu (our ballet-inspired ode to tutus and toe shoes) in our Love Is series. A smaller square format with thick, sturdy pages, make these little picture books perfect for young readers, ages 2-6, and for reading aloud again and again.
    
Amy Novesky is an award-winning children’s book editor and author. Her books include Cloth Lullaby and Me, Frida, as well as Imogen: the Mother of Modernism and Three Boys and Love Is a Tutu, published by Cameron Kids. She lives with her family just north of San Francisco.

 

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By Amy Novesky, Sara Gillingham (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781937359867
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Published: Cameron & Company - November 15th, 2016

Graphically appealing two-color illustrations pair perfectly with a spare, rhythmic ode to beloved trucks of all kinds--from fire trucks to dump trucks to ice cream trucks, the sweetest trucks of all--and to the kid who loves and collects them, Love Is a Truck follows Love Is a Tutu (our ballet-inspired ode to tutus and toe shoes) in our Love Is series.


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By Amy Novesky, Sara Gillingham (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781937359812
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Published: Cameron & Company - August 9th, 2016

This beautifully designed and playfully illustrated novelty board book is the perfect starting point for tiny ballerinas and parents alike. Sweet and spare rhymes prance across the pages, engaging the reader with real ballet terms and plenty of pink. Parents and toddlers together will sigh "Bravo" as they turn off the light.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

W. Bruce Cameron - A Dog's Way Home (Sausalito)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion picture!

Lucas Ray is shocked when an adorable puppy jumps out of an abandoned building and into his arms. Though the apartment he shares with his mother, a disabled veteran, doesn’t allow dogs, Lucas can’t resist taking Bella home. 

Bella is inexplicably drawn to Lucas, even if she doesn’t understand the necessity of games like No Barks. As it becomes more difficult to hide her from the neighbors, Lucas begins to sneak Bella into the VA where he works. There, Bella brings joy and comfort where it is needed most. 

After Bella is picked up by Animal Control because pit bulls are banned in Denver, Lucas has no choice but to send her to a foster home until he can figure out what to do. But Bella, distraught at the separation, doesn’t plan to wait. With four hundred miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness between her and her person, Bella sets off on a seemingly impossible and completely unforgettable adventure home. 

A classic story of unwavering loyalty and incredible devotion, A Dog’s Way Home is a beautifully told, charming tale that explores the unbreakable bond between us and our pets. This fantastic and exhilarating journey of the heart is in the same tradition as the beloved bestseller, A Dog’s Purpose.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9780765374653
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Published: Forge - May 9th, 2017

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Bianca Bosker - Cork Dork (Sausalito)

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:00pm

Amateur drinker and professional tech reporter Bianca Bosker didn’t know much about wine—until she stumbled on an alternate universe of master sommeliers who could, after a single sip, identify the grape a bottle was made from, in what year, and where it was produced, within acres. Astounded by their fanatical dedication and seemingly superhuman sensory powers, Bosker set out to discover what drove their obsession, and whether she, too, could become a “cork dork.” Thus begins a year and a half long adventure that takes the reader inside elite tasting groups, exclusive New York City restaurants, a California mass market wine “factory,” and even a neuroscientist’s fMRI machine as Bosker attempts to answer the most nagging question of all: what’s the big deal about wine? Counterintuitive, compulsively readable, and hilarious, Cork Dork illuminates how tasting better can help us live better—and will change the way you drink wine forever.

Bianca Bosker was the former executive tech editor of The Huffington Post and has written about food, wine, architecture, and technology for The New Yorker online, The Atlantic, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and The New Republic.

Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143128090
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Published: Penguin Books - March 28th, 2017

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Thrilling . . . told] with gonzo elan . . . When the sommelier and blogger Madeline Puckette writes that this book is the Kitchen Confidential of the wine world, she's not wrong, though Bill Buford's Heat is probably a shade closer." --Jennifer Senior, The New York Times


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Class: Erin Byrne - Illuminated Travel (Sausalito)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

Wednesday, June 28 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm • $60

Have you ever wondered why a particular alleyway beckoned you, or a local character intrigued you, or an unusual ritual unsettled you?  On our travels we have few “light bulb moments” but writing that ignites connections between ourselves and the places, people, and cultures of the world transforms us and our readers.

Join Erin Byrne as we delve deeply into our travel experiences using the “anti-workshop method” she has taught at Shakespeare and Company in Paris and on Deep Travel trips.  The results are reflected in her books, and have inspired writers at all levels from emerging to highly published.

Starting with an image or scene that has captivated us, we use a new process of questioning, tapping into the creative unconscious, pinpointing focus, and fierce editing to write pieces that both surprise and glow from within.

This is an Introduction to a four session workshop which will be offered in September.

Erin Byrne is the author of the Next Generation Indie Book Award winner for Travel and Finalist for Memoir Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France, editor of Vignettes & Postcards from Paris and Vignettes & Postcards from Morocco, and writer of The Storykeeper film.  She has taught writing at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore in Paris and on Deep Travel trips, and is host of the LitWings event series at Book Passage Sausalito, which features writers, photographers, and filmmakers.

 

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Deborah Tannen - You're the Only One I Can Tell (Sausalito)

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

Best friend, old friend, good friend, bff, college roommate, neighbor, workplace confidante: Women’s friendships are a lifeline in times of trouble and a support system for daily life. A friend can be like a sister, daughter, mother, mentor, therapist, or confessor—or she can be all of these at once. She’s seen you at your worst and celebrates you at your best. Figuring out what it means to be friends is, in the end, no less than figuring out how we connect to other people.

In this illuminating and validating new book, Deborah Tannen deconstructs the ways women friends talk and how those ways can bring friends closer or pull them apart. From casual chatting to intimate confiding, from talking about problems to telling what you had for dinner, Tannen uncovers the patterns of communication and miscommunication that affect friendships at different points in our lives. She shows how even the best of friends—with the best intentions—can say the wrong thing, and how words can repair the damage done by words. Through Tannen’s signature insight, humor, and ability to present pitch-perfect real-life dialogue, readers will see themselves and their friendships on every page. The book explains

• The power of women friends who show empathy, give advice—or just listen
• How women use talk to connect to friends—and to subtly compete
• How “Fear of Being Left Out” and “Fear of Getting Kicked Out” can haunt women’s friendships
• How social media is reshaping communication and relationships

Drawing on interviews with eighty women of diverse backgrounds, ranging in age from nine to ninety-seven, You’re the Only One I Can Tell gets to the heart of women’s friendships—how they work or fail, how they help or hurt, and how we can make them better.

Deborah Tannen is the acclaimed author of You Just Don't Understand, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly four years, the New York Times bestsellers You're Wearing THAT? on mother-daughter communication and You Were Always Mom's Favorite! about sisters, and many other books. A professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, she appears frequently on national television and radio. She lives with her husband in the Washington, D.C., area.

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781101885802
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 2nd, 2017

This warm, wise exploration of female friendship from the #1 bestselling author of You Just Don't Understand will help women lean into these powerful relationships.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Laurie A. Watkins - Go From Stressed to Strong (Sausalito)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 6:00pm

Go from Stressed to Strong: Health & Fitness Advice from High Achievers is about the war with the unhealthy habits of our stressful lives. Laurie A. Watkins provides readers with practical and proven tools she designed with health and wellness experts on how to get on to the path to a healthy lifestyle in a 24/7 world. Prompted by Watkins’s own experiences while working inside the world of two presidential campaigns and other high-stress working environments such as the Pentagon and Capitol Hill, she shares her own stories as well as stories from prominent men and women across a wide range of industries on their experiences and how they came out the other side, including:

•    Bestselling author and TV host Bill Nye the Science Guy
•    2016 CrossFit Games competitor and RN Christy Adkins
•    Professional speaker and Army veteran Dan Nevins
•    Restaurateur Jamie Leeds
•    Two-star Michelin-rated chef José Andrés
•    Holistic nutritionist & bestselling author Elissa Goodman
•    Former White House staffer Phil Larson 

This book is for anyone with a busy lifestyle who thinks they can’t fit in being healthy—whether a CEO, a full-time student, a CPA during tax season, or a full-time parent. Watkins reveals how to handle specific challenges to health—sleep deprivation, poor diet, and stress. In doing so, she encourages readers to command their day now, giving them the energy and strength today to make it through tomorrow and the day after that.—whether a CEO, a full-time student, a CPA during tax season, or a full-time parent. Watkins reveals how to handle specific challenges to health—sleep deprivation, poor diet, and stress. In doing so, she encourages readers to command their day now, giving them the energy and strength today to make it through tomorrow and the day after that.

Laurie A. Watkins is an accomplished writer, public speaker, entrepreneur, communications specialist, and seasoned political strategist. She has worked on two presidential campaigns, served in positions from Capitol Hill to the Pentagon, and more recently returned to guest lecture at West Point, The United States Military Academy. A native Floridian, Laurie currently thrives in California with her partner Rob and their dog Whiskey Bravo.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781510716537
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Published: Skyhorse Publishing - April 11th, 2017

Go From Stressed to Strong is about the war with the unhealthy habits of our stressful lives. Laurie A. Watkins provides readers with practical and proven tools she designed along with health and wellness experts to get on the path to a healthy lifestyle in a 24-7 world.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Natalie Robins - The Untold Journey (Sausalito)

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 6:00pm

Throughout her life, Diana Trilling (1905-1996) wrote about profound social changes with candor and wisdom, first for The Nation and later for Partisan Review, Harpers, and such popular magazines as Vogue and McCalls. Trilling went on to publish five books, including the best-selling Mrs. Harris: The Death of the Scarsdale Diet Doctor, written when she was in her late seventies. She was also one half of one of the most famous intellectual couples in the United States.

Trilling's life with Columbia University professor and literary critic Lionel Trilling was filled with secrets, struggles, and betrayals, and she endured what she called her "own private hell" as she fought to reconcile competing duties and impulses at home and at work. Trilling was a feminist, yet she insisted that women's liberation created unnecessary friction with men, asserting that her career ambitions should be on equal footing with caring for her child and supporting her husband. She fearlessly expressed sensitive, controversial, and moral views, and fought publicly with Lillian Hellman, among other celebrated writers and intellectuals, over politics. Trilling was an anticommunist liberal, a position often misunderstood, especially by her literary and university friends. And finally, she was among the "New Journalists" who transformed writing and reporting in the 1960s, making her nonfiction as imaginative in style and scope as a novel.

In The Untold JourneyNatalie Robins -- the first biographer to mine Trilling's extensive archives -- tells a previously undisclosed history of an essential member of New York City culture at a time of dynamic change and intellectual relevance.

Natalie Robins is the author of four books of poetry and five works of nonfiction, among them Copeland's Cure: Homeopathy and the War Between Conventional and Alternative Medicine, The Girl Who Died Twice: The Libby Zion Case and the Hidden Hazards of Hospitals,k and Alien Ink: The FBI's War on Freedom of Expression, which won the Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award.

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$32.95
ISBN: 9780231182089
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Published: Columbia University Press - May 16th, 2017

Throughout her life, Diana Trilling (1905-1996) wrote about profound social changes with candor and wisdom, first for The Nation and later for Partisan Review, Harpers, and such popular magazines as Vogue and McCalls. She went on to publish five books, including the best-selling Mrs.


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