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James L'Etoile - Bury the Past (Corte Madera)

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 1:00pm

Bury the Past continues the pairing of detectives John Penley and Paula Newberry as they investigate a homicide where the evidence reveals their prime suspect–a man already in prison. He has the ultimate alibi. The case
takes an unexpected turn for detective Newberry when a case from her past resurfaces and puts her in the killer’s crosshairs.

James L'Etoile has twenty-nine years of experience in prisons and jails across the country. An experienced Associate Warden, Chief of Institution Operations, Hostage Negotiator and Director of Parole with a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, L'Etoile draws upon his background to bring his crime fiction to life. He resides in Cameron Park, CA with his wife, Ann-Marie. This is his second Detective Penley mystery.

 

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781683314424
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Published: Crooked Lane Books - December 12th, 2017

How do you stop a killer who's already behind bars?

Sacramento Police Detectives John Penley and Paula Newberry are enlisted to investigate a case involving the trafficking of stolen street drugs. But they quickly find it's more difficult than they first imagined when the crime is being committed by a group of corrupt cops undermining the system.


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Path to Publishing: Glenda Carroll - Drop Dead Red (Corte Madera)

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 4:00pm

What happened to Shari Grantner? One day the tall red-haired lawyer is running a successful open water swim clinic. Less than 24 hours later, her body washes up on a beach near San Francisco. Shari's sister reaches out to Trisha Carson, an amateur sleuth, asking for her help. No need to ask twice. Trisha jumps into the investigation and soon discovers that the seemingly strait-laced barrister had a sizzling secret life.

Trisha begins to untangle an ever-growing list of suspects. There is Shari's hot-headed younger brother who badgered her for money. Her good-looking boyfriend who the dead girl was about to dump. The mysterious man who shows up in compromising photographs. And the quiet unassuming sister who is now in charge of the family's well-endowed trust.

As Trisha inches closer to the culprit and the motive, the trail circles back to a familiar location...where the killer is waiting.

Drop Dead Red takes place in the exciting San Francisco Bay area, from the quiet tree-lined neighborhoods of Marin County, to fan favorite AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants to the handsome state parks with their swimmable lakes in the East Bay.

Glenda Carroll wrote a weekly sailing column for the Marin Independent Journal for 19 years. During that time, she also wrote for local, national and international sailing publications. She branched into travel writing and her features have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Travel & Leisure, Ford Times, Chevron USA, Defenders of Wildlife, and Bay & Delta Yachtsman

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780999110904
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Published: Glenda Carroll - October 4th, 2017

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Jeffrey Siger - Aegean April (Corte Madera)

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

The beautiful Greek island of Lesvos, birthplace of the poet Sappho, and for centuries an agrarian paradise famed for anise-flavored ouzo and tasty sardines, sees its serenity turn into chaos as the world watches boatloads of refugees daily flee onto its shores from Turkey across the narrow Mytilini Strait.

Mihalis Volandes is one of Lesvos' elite, the patriarch of a storied shipping clan. He's weathered many changes in his long life, and when a government policy accelerates the surge of refugees onto his island, he rises to prominence in relief efforts he sees as growing increasingly ineffectual.

One evening, after working to stir up support for his breakthrough plan to strike at the heart of the lucrative refugee trafficking trade, he returns to his mansion in darkness - only to fall victim in his own garden to a swishing sword.

A refugee-turned-local-aid-worker is found at the scene, splattered with Volandes' blood, and swiftly arrested by island police. Case closed - or would be, if young Ali Sera were not working with SafePassage, an NGO (non-government organization), headed on Lesvos by American Dana McLaughlin. McLaughlin is having none of Ali's arrest. Within hours the phone rings in the Athens office of Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis, and she's requesting that Kaldis take over the investigation.

Volandes was a prominent citizen and the crime particularly gruesome. Could it be terrorism or something else? But whether Ali is guilty or framed, Andreas can't ignore a powerful motive for the murder. Volandes' daring plan, if implemented, would soon shut down the cash-generating refugee-trafficking pipeline between Turkey and Lesvos.

And so, we're off on a nail-biting ride with Kaldis and his team through Byzantine island politics, deteriorating diplomatic relations, and a world on fire with intrigues and more brutal deaths.

Aegean April once again links modern Greece to its ancient past, the powerful grip of myths upon its people, and cutting edge issues of societal change affecting our world at large.

Jeffrey Siger is an American author living half of each year for the past dozen years on the Aegean Greek island of Mykonos, where he writes a best-selling series of mystery thrillers exploring serious societal issues confronting modern day Greece.

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Sam Graham-Felsen - Green (Corte Madera)

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

Boston, 1992. David Greenfeld is one of the few white kids at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Middle School. Everybody clowns him, girls ignore him, and his hippie parents won't even buy him a pair of Nikes, let alone transfer him to a private school. Unless he tests into the city's best public high school--which, if practice tests are any indication, isn't likely--he'll be friendless for the foreseeable future.

Nobody's more surprised than Dave when Marlon Wellings sticks up for him in the school cafeteria. Mar's a loner from the public housing project on the corner of Dave's own gentrifying block, and he confounds Dave's assumptions about black culture: He's nerdy and neurotic, a Celtics obsessive whose favorite player is the gawky, white Larry Bird. Before long, Mar's coming over to Dave's house every afternoon to watch vintage basketball tapes and plot their hustle to Harvard. But as Dave welcomes his new best friend into his world, he realizes how little he knows about Mar's. Cracks gradually form in their relationship, and Dave starts to become aware of the breaks he's been given--and that Mar has not.

Infectiously funny about the highs and lows of adolescence, and sharply honest in the face of injustice, Sam Graham-Felsen's debut Green is a wildly original take on the struggle to rise in America.

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780399591143
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Published: Random House - January 2nd, 2018

A coming-of-age novel about race, privilege, and the struggle to rise in America, written by a former Obama campaign staffer and propelled by an exuberant, unforgettable narrator.


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Michelle Gale - Mindful Parenting in a Messy World (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

Mindful Parenting in a Messy World is a guidebook that teaches busy, stressed out parents how to become more present with themselves and with their children. Through Michelle Gale's engaging and often funny personal stories, parents discover practical ways to:

- Meet conflict with compassion and curiosity
- Recognize family as a catalyst for personal growth
- React less and connect more
- Grow their capacity for self-awareness, humor and love
- Find ease in the midst of family mayhem

“This is likely the most honest description of what genuine mindfulness means for our everyday lives that you will ever read,” says Dr. Shefali Tsabary, author of the Oprah-acclaimed books The Conscious ParentOut of Control, and The Awakened Family. “This is the story of a mother who lays out her struggles as an individual, a wife, and a parent in a manner that causes us to laugh and cry with her—and simultaneously admire her—as she tells of her messy journey and shows us what it really means to be mindful.”

Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free MamaHands Free Life, and Only Love Today, says: “Mindful Parenting in a Messy World reveals how mindfulness can ground parents moment-to-moment, even amidst chaos, and find peace together and within."

Michelle Gale is a mindfulness educator, corporate trainer, executive coach, and podcast host. She is on a mission to support parents in staying meaningfully connected to themselves and their families, even as the demands and complexity of contemporary life and work are accelerated. She works in schools, communities, and corporations teaching mindfulness and speaking to parents.

Michelle was previously the head of learning and leadership development at Twitter and spent most of her career working in high growth technology start-ups. In addition to her board work with the Holistic Life Foundation she is currently an advisor to the Mindful Schools, Wisdom 2.0 and Tilt365. Michelle is also a Strategic Partner with The Trium Group and WisdomLabs.

Michelle received her M.A in Psychology from Meridian University and her undergraduate degree from Florida State University where she studied Child Development. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two sons, who are by far her greatest life teachers.

 

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ISBN: 9781628654813
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Published: Motivational Press, Inc. - October 12th, 2017

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Nick Nolte - Rebel (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ticket: $32 (includes signed book)

In Conversation with Peter Coyote

"I had become an actor because real life was hard for me. Sometimes it was really rough. Acting was different from real life, yet it gave me the chance to search for complex stories that helped me understand and cope with what I encountered away from the stage lights."

In Rebel, legendary actor Nick Nolte delivers his most revealing performance yet. This intimate memoir is a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, and the quest for personal enlightenment as intense and hypnotic as the man himself.

In a career spanning five decades and hundreds of roles, Nick Nolte has become a true Hollywood icon. Rising from a difficult childhood in the rural Midwest to leading roles and a trio of Oscar nominations in the golden West, he has been both celebrated and vilified; survived marriages, divorces, and a string of romances; was named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine; and suffered public humiliation over his addiction issues, including a drug-fueled trip down the Pacific Coast Highway that resulted in his infamous arrest.

Despite these ups and downs, Nolte has remained true to the craft he loves, portraying a diverse range of characters with his trademark physicality and indelible gravelly voice. Already thirty-five when his performance in the 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man launched him to stardom, Nolte never learned to play by Hollywood's rules. A rebel who defies expectations, a committed actor willing to go to extremes for a role, Nolte is motivated by personal, edgy projects, not box office success. Today, he has found peace on his own terms, yet is still driven, juggling projects while raising his young daughter.

Nick's untold story, with never-before-seen photos, offers a candid, unvarnished close-up look at the man, the career, the loves, and the life.

Nick Nolte is an Academy Award-nominated actor who has been active in Hollywood for over forty years. He rose to national prominence with his performance in the 1976 television miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man, and has starred in such notable films as 48 Hrs. (1982), Cape Fear (1991), Affliction (1997), The Thin Red Line (1998), and Warrior (2011), and currently stars in the role of the Epix television series Graves. He lives in Malibu, California.

 

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$28.99
ISBN: 9780062219572
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Published: William Morrow & Company - January 23rd, 2018

"I had become an actor because real life was hard for me. Sometimes it was really rough. Acting was different from real life, yet it gave me the chance to search for complex stories that helped me understand and cope with what I encountered away from the stage lights."


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Stanley Bing - Immortal Life (Corte Madera)

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 7:00pm

An ancient mogul has bought the power to live forever, but the strong young body he plans to inhabit has other ideas. The battle for immortal life begins.

Immortal Life. A fantasy. An impossible dream. For now, maybe. But as we speak the moguls of Big Tech are pouring their mountain of wealth into finding a cure for death. Don't tell them they won't succeed.

None of these titans is richer than Arthur Vogel. This inventor, tech tycoon, and all-round monster has amassed trillions (with a T) and rules over a corporate empire stretching all the way to Mars. The newest--and most expensive--life extension technology has allowed him to live to 127 years, but time is running out. His last hope to escape the inevitable lies with Gene, a human being specifically created for the purpose of housing Arthur's consciousness. The plan is to discard his used-up old carcass and come to a second life in a young, strong body with all appropriate working parts. But there's a problem: Gene. He may be artificial, but he is a person. And he has other ideas.

As Arthur sets off to achieve his goal of world domination, Gene hatches a risky plan of his own. The forces against him are very, very rich, extremely determined, and used to getting what they pay for. The battle between creator and creation is joined as the two minds wrestle for control of one body.

This story is real. The tech is in development. The sponsors are the titans of industry well known to you. Eternal life may very soon be at the fingertips of those who can afford it. Mixing brisk action, humor, and wicked social commentary, Immortal Life imagines a day just around the corner. Welcome to a brave new world that is too familiar for comfort--and watch the struggle for humanity play out to the bitter end.

Stanley Bing is a bestselling fiction and nonfiction writer, and a longtime columnist for Esquire, Fortune, and many other national publications. He is the author of almost a dozen books that explore the boundaries of hard-nosed, practical business strategy and satire. These include Crazy Bosses, which, in mapping the relationship between pathology and power, predicted so much of the current political climate; What Would Machiavelli Do, which addressed why mean people often do better than nice ones; and most recently a comprehensive replacement for the traditional MBA program, The Curriculum. His three novels are Lloyd: What Happened, You Look Nice Today, and Immortal Life.

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781501119835
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Published: Simon & Schuster - December 5th, 2017

An ancient mogul has bought the power to live forever, but the strong young body he plans to inhabit has other ideas. The battle for immortal life begins.

Immortal Life. A fantasy. An impossible dream. For now, maybe. But as we speak the moguls of Big Tech are pouring their mountain of wealth into finding a cure for death. Don't tell them they won't succeed.


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Ori Hofmekler - The 7 Principles of Stress (Corte Madera)

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ori Hofmekler, acclaimed author of The Warrior Diet and one of the first proponents of intermittent fasting, challenges conventional wisdom about diet, fitness, and anti-aging with a new approach to health that uses stress to live longer, stay fit, and ward off fat. Supported by cutting-edge research, this book redefines the term "nutrition" as it reveals the stress-mimicking nutrients that yield the same benefits as fasting and exercising. At the core of The 7 Principles of Stress is the biology of stress and the way it affects key aspects of life from feeding and sexual behavior to mental and physical performance. Hofmekler demonstrates that that there is a thin line between beneficial stress and harmful stress, and shows how to put knowledge of the difference into powerful practice. His book is a call to action--a manifesto of living life to its utmost evolutionary potential, under stress, as nature intended.

Ori Hofmekler is the author of The Warrior Diet and the first to introduce the concept of intermittent fasting in practice. A native born Israeli, he graduated from the Bazalel Academy of Art and the Hebrew university where he earned a degree in Human Sciences. Hofmekler's formative military experience prompted a life interested in survival science and the biology of stress, all of which inspired him to pioneer a new area of research known as stress activated food (SAF). The SAF project was initiated in collaboration with a group of scientists and scholars to investigate the impact of nutrients in stressed food on the health and life-span of the consuming organisms. Hofmekler has been since working on new research projects which he believes can help utilize this data to further understand the dynamics of stress and improve life. Hofmekler's previous books include The Warrior Diet (2002, 2007), Maximum Muscle Minimum Fat (2003), The Anti-Estrogenic Diet (2006), and Unlock Your Muscle Gene (2011).

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781623171810
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Published: North Atlantic Books - November 7th, 2017

Ori Hofmekler, acclaimed author of The Warrior Diet and one of the first proponents of intermittent fasting, challenges conventional wisdom about diet, fitness, and anti-aging with a new approach to health that uses stress to live longer, stay fit, and ward off fat.


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Maia Duerr - Work That Matters (Corte Madera)

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 1:00pm

Create a career that is an expression of your life's core intention with a mindfulness-based journey to clarify your highest calling, create a vision for meaningful vocation, and enact practical steps to make that vision a vivid reality.

So many of us feel trapped in wage slavery and deadened to our true talents and life's purpose. Or we've wandered through dozens of jobs and are left feeling adrift and without meaning in our lives. Livelihood is a source of great suffering for way too many.

From disenchanted alfalfa sprout packer to bombastic Buddhist Chaplain, author, and longtime meditator, Maia Duerr wandered through dozens of jobs before she was able to examine the emotional, psychological, and cultural barriers to creating work that expressed her life's core intention, what she calls "liberation-based livelihood."

Work is one of the primary vehicles for expressing our deepest selves. In Work That Matters, Duerr takes readers through a careful and comprehensive process that can lead to new insights, breakthroughs, and positive reformulation of their careers. Mindfulness practice is an invaluable tool in the process of gaining new perspective. This book gives you the tools to create joyful work that embodies love and compassion--for yourself, and for the whole world.

Maia Duerr has been passionate about pursuing the question, "How can I create right livelihood?" She has served as Research Director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and Director of the Upaya Zen Center Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program--among many other jobs, ranging from alfalfa sprout packer to anthropologist to Buddhist chaplain--to finally realize what she calls "Liberation-Based Livelihood." She defines this as livelihood that is an expression of your life's Core Intention. Duerr has an MA in Cultural Anthropology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She blogs at The Liberated Life Project.

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$18.95
ISBN: 9781941529683
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Published: Parallax Press - December 26th, 2017

Create a career that is an expression of your life's core intention with a mindfulness-based journey to clarify your highest calling, create a vision for meaningful vocation, and enact practical steps to make that vision a vivid reality.


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Special Children's Event: Ian Lendler - Little Sid (Corte Madera)

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

Featuring special guest, Spirit Rock family-meditation expert, Dawn Scott.

In this charming and accessible picture book, Ian Lendler and Xanthe Bouma offer a heart-warming account of the childhood of the Buddha.

A spoiled young prince, Siddhartha got everything he ever asked for, until he asked for what couldn't be given---happiness.

Join Little Sid as he sets off on a journey of discovery and encounters mysterious wise-folk, terrifying tigers, and one very annoying mouse.

With Lendler's delightful prose and Bouma's lyrical artwork, Little Sid weaves traditional Buddhist fables into a classic new tale of mindfulness, the meaning of life, and an awakening that is as profound today as it was 2,500 years ago.

Ian Lendler is the author of the acclaimed Stratford Zoo graphic novel series and the picture books, Undone Fairy Tale, Saturday, and One Day A Dot. He is at one with the universe, but only when eating pizza. He lives near San Francisco, CA.
 

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By Ian Lendler, Xanthe Bouma (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626726369
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Published: First Second - January 23rd, 2018

In this charming and accessible picture book, Ian Lendler and Xanthe Bouma offer a heart-warming account of the childhood of the Buddha.

A spoiled young prince, Siddhartha got everything he ever asked for, until he asked for what couldn't be given---happiness.


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