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Susan Silver - Hot Pants in Hollywood (Sausalito)

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 6:00pm

As the lyrics from the iconic Mary Tyler Moore Show said, “She made it after all!” From another Midwest town, Milwaukee, with all its Sixties’ values and normalcy, Susan Silver went on to fame and fortune in Hollywood, had a successful career as one of the first women in TV sitcoms, and reinvented herself in different prominent arenas in New York.

Though her story is unique, due to the career she chose, her life is relatable to all women; Baby Boomers dealing with divorce, dating, aging parents, or young women of today, looking for advice in work or love. If you love Show Biz and want to know what it’s like behind the scenes, Hot Pants in Hollywood is very funny…sexy too!

Susan Silver wrote many sitcoms and movies of the week, two of which were top ten Nielsen rated. Currently, she does radio commentary and lectures on comedy.

 

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Sausalito, CA 94965

Zak Pelaccio & Peter Barrett - Project 258 (Sausalito)

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

Fish & Game restaurant in Hudson, New York, is a leader in the local foods movement. Its core approach--engaging intimately with nature both wild and domestic, building relationships with farmers, and exploring the joys of fermentation--is one of interest to anyone, anywhere, who yearns to cook and eat better food. Established in 2013, Fish & Game, with its chef/owner Zakary Pelaccio and his co-chefs and partners Kevin Pomplun and Jori Jayne Emde, is already receiving national accolades and honors, including the 2016 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Northeast; 2015 James Beard Award finalist for Outstanding Restaurant Design; 2015 & 2016 Wine Enthusiast: America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants; and 2014 James Beard Award semifinalist for Best New Restaurant.

Project 258: Making Dinner at Fish & Game presents an enticing selection of seasonal recipes, profiles of key producers who supply the restaurant, and a fascinating, beautifully illustrated look at the processes -- both intellectual and culinary -- behind the food at Fish & Game. Taking no shortcuts, Pelaccio and his staff handcraft many staple ingredients, including fish sauce, vinegars, maple syrup, and prosciutto. He explains how the methods and techniques practiced at Fish & Game can be applied to the food that grows wherever you live. If you ever wonder "what does this place taste like?," let this book be your guide and inspiration for locally based food sourcing and eating.

Peter Barrett is a painter, writer, and photographer who was artist-in-residence at Fish & Game for two years. He lives in the Hudson Valley, where he tends a garden that you can see from space.

 

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$50.00
ISBN: 9781477312254
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Published: University of Texas Press - March 14th, 2017

Fish & Game restaurant in Hudson, New York, is a leader in the local foods movement. Its core approach--engaging intimately with nature both wild and domestic, building relationships with farmers, and exploring the joys of fermentation--is one of interest to anyone, anywhere, who yearns to cook and eat better food.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

David Shalleck - "Local Sea Salt" Talk (Sausalito)

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 4:00pm

The Mediterranean Sea. Yachts. Food. Actor Sterling Hayden. Wandering. Chef and author David Shalleck ties these together when he shares his story about a fantastic off-shore adventure. From the docks of Sausalito to the jet-set harbor of Saint-Tropez and back, see how David’s tale portrays his version of unexpected life experiences featured in his culinary travel memoir, Mediterranean Summer: A Season on France's Cote d'Azur and Italy's Costa Bella.

A veteran of over thirty years in the food business, David is the founder of VOLOCHEF Culinary Solutions, has been the culinary producer with Chef Jacques Pépin on numerous television series, is a chef-instructor at the Oceania Cruises Culinary Center, and has run the kitchens in several renown Bay Area fine dining restaurants. He is a new resident in Marin County.

 

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780767920490
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Published: Broadway Books - June 10th, 2008

An alluring, evocative summer voyage on the Mediterranean and into the enchanting seaside towns of France and Italy by a young American chef aboard an Italian billionaire couple's spectacular sailing yacht.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Thomas McNamee - The Inner Life of Cats (Sausalito)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

Our feline companions are much-loved but often mysterious.

In The Inner Life of Cats, Thomas McNamee blends scientific reportage with engaging, illustrative anecdotes about his own beloved cat, Augusta, to explore and illuminate the secrets and enigmas of her kind.

As it begins, readers follows the development of the young Augusta while simultaneously explaining the basics of a kitten's physiological and psychological development. As the narrative progresses, McNamee also charts cats' evolution, explores a feral cat colony in Rome, tells the story of Augusta's life and adventures, and consults with behavioral experts, animal activists, and researchers, who will help readers more fully understand cats.

McNamee shows that with deeper knowledge of cats' developmental phases and individual idiosyncrasies, we can do a better job of guiding cats' maturation and improving the quality of their lives. Readers' relationships with their feline friends will be happier and more harmonious because of this book.

Thomas McNamee is the recipient of a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. He is the author of The Grizzly Bear; Nature First: Keeping Our Wild Places and Wild Creatures Wild; A Story of Deep Delight; The Return of the Wolf to Yellowstone; Alice Waters and Chez Panisse: The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution; The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance; and The Killing of the Wolf Number Ten. He wrote the PBS documentary Alexander Calder, which won a Peabody Award and an Emmy. He lives in San Francisco.

 

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780316262873
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Published: Hachette Books - March 28th, 2017

Our feline companions are much-loved but often mysterious. In The Inner Life of Cats, Thomas McNamee blends scientific reportage with engaging, illustrative anecdotes about his own beloved cat, Augusta, to explore and illuminate the secrets and enigmas of her kind.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94925

Jean Hanff Korelitz - The Devil and Webster (Sausalito)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

From Jean Hanff Korelitz, the New York Times bestselling author of You Should Have Known and Admission, comes The Devil and Webster a twisty new novel about a college president, a baffling student protest, and some of the most hot-button issues on today's college campuses.

Naomi Roth is the first female president of Webster College, a once conservative school now known for producing fired-up, progressive graduates. So Naomi isn't surprised or unduly alarmed when Webster students begin the fall semester with an outdoor encampment around "The Stump"-a traditional campus gathering place for generations of student activists-to protest a popular professor's denial of tenure. A former student radical herself, Naomi admires the protestors' passion, especially when her own daughter, Hannah, joins their ranks.

Then Omar Khayal, a charismatic Palestinian student with a devastating personal history, emerges as the group's leader, and the demonstration begins to consume Naomi's life, destabilizing Webster College from the inside out. As the crisis slips beyond her control, Naomi must take increasingly desperate measures to protect her friends, colleagues, and family from an unknowable adversary.

Touching on some of the most topical and controversial concerns at the heart of our society, this riveting novel examines the fragility that lies behind who we think we are-and what we think we believe.

Jean Hanff Korelitz was born and raised in New York and graduated from Dartmouth College and Clare College, Cambridge. She is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels and the creator of BOOKTHEWRITER, a New York City based service that sends authors to book groups. In 2016 she and her husband (Irish poet and The New Yorker poetry editor Paul Muldoon) adapted and co-produced "The Dead, 1904," an immersive adaptation of James Joyce's "The Dead," for New York's Irish Repertory Theatre.

 

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781455592388
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 21st, 2017

From the New York Times bestselling author of You Should Have Known and Admission, a twisty new novel about a college president, a baffling student protest, and some of the most hot-button issues on today's college campuses.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Annabelle Gurwitch - Wherever You Go, There They Are (Sausalito)

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

When Annabelle Gurwitch was a child, surrounded by a cast of epically dysfunctional relatives, she secretly prayed that it was all a terrible mistake. Maybe she was a long lost daughter of Joni Mitchell or a reincarnation of the Russian princess, Anastasia. A family of bootleggers, gamblers, and philanderers, the Gurwitches have always been a bit vague on the standard ideal of a loving and supportive family. Their definition includes people you can count on to borrow money from, hold a grudge against, or blackmail. One day, unfortunately, Gurwitch woke up to realize that she’d made similar, if not the same, mistakes as everyone else before her—just in a new zip code. Wherever she went, there they were.

With her wry wit and hard-learned wisdom, Gurwitch explores the inescapable, yet rewarding, realities of life with her relatives and her southern Jewish roots, as well as her flirtation with surrogate families including theater folk, pet people, the sisterhood, and the ladies who brunch at Tel Aviv Gardens Retirement Home in Miami, Florida. She’s learned that for better or for worse (you can guess which) it’s worth celebrating the traditions, rituals, and recipes that come with a shared mythology and legacy, even if her own inheritance amounts to a small plot of land split between five relatives on an ill-fated sliver of sand known as Massacre Island.

Written with haunting detail, poignant family moments, laugh out loud comedy and social commentary, Gurwitch delivers a provocative treatise on the importance and insanity of family. Wherever You Go, There They Are is a must-read for anyone who’s even occasionally been frustrated by the people they share carbohydrate-laden meals with every year.

Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress and the author of three books: the New York Times bestseller and Thurber Prize finalist I See You Made an Effort, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up (co-authored with her husband Jeff Kahn), which is now a play receiving its fifth national tour; and Fired! Gurwitch first gained a loyal comedic following during her years co-hosting Dinner and a Movie on TBS. Her essays and satire have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Nation, Harpers Bazaar, More, Glamour, Marie Claire, Los Angeles Times, L.A. Magazine, Salon, and The Hollywood Reporter as well as numerous outlets online. Gurwitch hosted programs on HBO, ABC, and The Planet Green Network. Her acting credits include Seinfeld, Boston Legal, Dexter, Daddy Day Care and Melvin Goes to Dinner. Gurwitch has made frequent and much lauded performances on stage in Los Angeles and off-Broadway. She is a frequent keynote speaker at book festivals and women’s empowerment conferences, a prominent figure in the atheist and Jewish communities, active in the sustainability movement, and a comedic commentator on politics and culture. She is empty nesting in Los Angeles.

 

Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories about My Family You Might Relate to Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399574887
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Published: Blue Rider Press - April 18th, 2017

A hysterically funny and slyly insightful new collection of essays from New York Times bestselling author Annabelle Gurwitch, about her own family of scam artists and hucksters, as well as the sisterhoods, temporary tribes, communities, and cults who have become surrogates along the way.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Paul Scheuring - The Far Shore (Sausalito)

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 4:00pm

Stuck in a dead-end job, single, and discontented, Lily receives a most unexpected visitor: an “heir finder” who informs her she is the sole beneficiary to an unclaimed fortune—$16 million left behind by a grandfather she never met. The boon comes with a caveat: the money can only be claimed if the remains of her grandfather—a man who went missing in action in World War Two—are located and he’s proven legally dead.

The Far Shore follows Lily as she embarks on a global odyssey—from the shores of South Carolina to the deepest jungles of Myanmar—in a quest for answers. In the process, she uncovers an incredible story—that of a stricken, shell-shocked soldier who left the battlefield and went to the ends of the earth in an attempt to answer the age-old questions of mankind: Why do we suffer? Is there a God? Is there a way out? It is a journey that will change Lily forever; for, like her grandfather, she finds herself going further afield in search of answers, deeper into harm’s way, into both the unmapped places of the world and of the heart, where she will find either unimaginable wisdom and wealth . . . or madness and death. 

Paul Scheuring was born in Aurora, Illinois. He grew up in Davis, California and attended the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA. Early post-collegiate employment included working in the stock room for a prosthetics company, driving a forklift for a prune company, and working as undercover enforcement for a cable company. Scheuring's first produced film project was the Vin Diesel picture, A Man Apart (co-written with Christian Gudegast). After that he went on to write and showrun the hit TV drama, Prison Break from 2005 to 2009. Prison Break received the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New Television Drama in 2006, and has been nominated for a string of awards since its inception such as the Golden Globe, the People's Choice Award, and multiple Teen Choice Awards. He subsequently directed The Experiment, starring Oscar winners Adrien Brody and Forrest Whitaker.

 

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780998450209
Availability: Special Order
Published: One Light Road Inc. - March 7th, 2017

Stuck in a dead-end job, single, and discontented, Lily receives a most unexpected visitor: an “heir finder” who informs her she is the sole beneficiary to an unclaimed fortune—$16 million left behind by a grandfather she never met.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Jeanne Harvey - Honey Girl (Sausalito)

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 11:00am

Hawaiian locals and visitors always enjoy spotting endangered Hawaiian monk seals, but Honey Girl is an extra special case. She has raised seven pups, and scientists call her Super Mom. After Honey Girl is injured by a fishhook, she gets very sick. Scientists and veterinarians work to save Honey Girl so she can be released back to the ocean. This true story will have readers captivated to learn more about this endangered species.

This work of narrative nonfiction includes a 4-page "For Creative Minds" section in the back of the book and a 30-page cross-curricular "Teaching Activity Guide" online. Honey Girl is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The enhanced ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.

Jeanne Harvey is the author of several award-winning books, including Astro: The Steller Sea Lion and My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden's Childhood Journey. She's been a language arts teacher and currently gives school tours at a local museum. Jeanne lives near the Golden Gate Bridge in California and walks by the bay every day looking for sea lions. She writes with her gray tabby cat sitting on the desk next to her.

 

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781628559217
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Published: Arbordale Publishing - February 10th, 2017

Hawaiian locals and visitors always enjoy spotting endangered Hawaiian monk seals, but Honey Girl is an extra special case. She has raised seven pups, and scientists call her -Super Mom.- After Honey Girl is injured by a fishhook, she gets very sick. Scientists and veterinarians work to save Honey Girl until she can be released back to her beach.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Anne Dana - Monsieuir Pierre (Sausalito)

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 11:00am

Special Children's Event

Will an adventurous octopus ever find a friend? In Monsieur Pierre, follow the lonely Monsieur Pierre Poulpe from his home in a Paris fountain all the way to California. Humorous illustrations chart his search for a friend across the Seine, up the Eiffel Tower, into the Louvre, out to Notre Dame and up Montmartre. Along the way, he surprises some of the most famous inhabitants of the City of Light. Sadly, none of them are eager to befriend a little octopus. Just when it seems all is lost, Pierre has a clever idea that takes him to a new land with two new friends. In a surprise ending, Pierre and his new friends are visited in his new home by some of the famous Parisians he left behind.

Anne Dana, author and illustrator, is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives aboard a boat docked on the San Francisco Bay and has been a cephalopod admirer her entire life.

 

 

 

100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Nina Serrano - Nicaragua Way (Sausalito)

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

Join us for an enjoyable event with Nicaraguan music (Grammy-nominated guitarist), tapas, and drinks.

Nicaragua Way is a multi-dimensional novel of romance with a heavy focus on politics, women's rights, and the fight for human rights and democracy. Set in Nicaragua and San Francisco tells the inspiring story of Lorna, a San Francisco Nicaraguan-American poet, passionately engaged in supporting revolutionary struggles in Latin America and the Sandinista solidarity movement in the U.S.

Nina Serrano, inspiring change, is a well-known prize-winning, poet, and activist. With a focus on Latino history and culture, she is also a playwright, filmmaker, KPFA talk show host, a former Alameda County Arts Commissioner, and a co-founder of the San Francisco Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Oakland Magazine’s “best local poet” in 2010,  with four books of poetry, she is a former director of Poetry in The Schools programs and the Bay Area Storytellers in The Schools program.

 

 

100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

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