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Left Coast Writers®: Jay Humphrey - The Day You Love Me (Corte Madera)

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 7:00pm

You are alone. Perhaps in a bar, a museum, a cafe, a grocery store—anywhere. You meet someone. And from the moment of eye contact, a story begins. In The Day You Love Me, you'll travel to six places around the globe and experience six encounters, each fueled by hope and desire, each clouded by uncertainty. Whether in a Japanese village near Mt. Fuji, a small northern California town, an L.A. high school cafeteria, an art gallery in Tahiti, a bar in southern Spain, or in a Paris cafe, the meetings seem similar. The consequences are wildly different.

Jay Humphrey graduated with a degree in English from Stanford, pursuing a varied career in theater and television, law, writing and teaching. The Day You Love Me is his first collection of short stories. This book is fiction, but as Albert Camus noted, fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth. Jay lives with his wife in Northern California.

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Path to Publishing: Betty Goerke - A Broken Propeller (Corte Madera)

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 1:00pm

A Broken Propeller is the story of America’s first transcontinental air race. Pilots in this dangerous adventure flew WWI planes with open cockpits and no parachutes.
 
In October 1919 fifty-nine pilots competed in a round trip race that began simultaneously on Long Island and in San Francisco with predetermined stops 150 miles apart at airfields across the United States. Newspapers gave it front-page press: who was ahead, who was missing, who made an unexpected emergency landing, who crashed, and who was felled by blinding snowstorms.
 
The race was conceived by Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell to promote the future of flight in the United States, but all did not go as planned. There were 54 crashes and seven deaths. Pilots landed on rooftops, in Lake Eire, and the front-runner had his dog with him. The predominant plane in the race, the DH-4, had life-threatening flaws. Pilots faced heavy rain, gale winds, snow, ice, and treacherous landing fields. As a result they lost their way, and made courageous and foolhardy decisions. There were comic moments, and poignant ones. The future head of the Air Force, Gen. Carl A. Spaatz was a feisty participant. The heroes were the ranchers and farmers who helped downed airmen with food, lodging and fuel.
 
There has never been a book about this extraordinary moment in American history. The author is fortunate to have what earlier reports lacked: memoirs of pilots, plus the charming and humorous letters and log of a participant in the race, her father, one of only eight who completed the race. 1st Lt. Ralph (Baz) Bagby was a former professional baseball player and an MIT graduate.

Betty Goerke is the author of five books, including Chief Marin: Leader, Rebel and Legend and Discovering Native People at Point Reyes. She has also produce four award-winner videos for classroom use. She taught in the Anthropology Department at College of Marin for 36 years, and now she is teaching in a certificate program that she helped to create in Community Education.

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Path to Publishing: Doreen Stock - Three Tales From the Archive of Love (Corte Madera)

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

Three Tales From the Archive of Love originates in two medieval beggars’ letters, a stone epitaph, and Egyptian papyri dating from the time of the prophet, Jeremiah. Far apart from one another in time, all spring from the lives of women who actually lived them: Two Jewish converts face death by burning during the Spanish Inquisition, a Jerusalemite is brought to Rome in chains, an Egyptian slave is married to a Jewish priest on the Elephantine Island. Voices long suppressed by the larger currents of history let us glimpse the degradations these women suffered during the times in which they lived, all set within the unmistakable power of the bonds of love.

Doreen Stock is a poet, essayist, memoir practitioner, who has been exploring creative nonfiction for thirty plus years from the feminine point of view as a wife, mother of three, single human, and grandmother of ten. Her first book of poems The Politics of Splendor was part of a New American Writers exhibit at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Sarah Lavender Smith - The Trail Runner's Companion (Corte Madera)

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

The sport of trail running is booming as more runners seek more adventurous routes and a deeper connection with nature. Not only are runners taking to the trail, but a growing number are challenging themselves to go past the conventional 26.2-mile marathon point. The time is right for a book that covers everything a runner needs to safely and successfully run and race trails, from 5Ks to ultra distances. Like a trusted coach, The Trail Runner’s Companion offers an inspiring, practical, and goal-oriented approach to trail running and racing. Whether readers are looking to up their distance or tackle new terrain, they’ll find sophisticated, yet clear advice that boosts performance and enhances well-being. Along the way, they’ll learn:

  • Trail-specific techniques and must-have gear ·
  • What to eat, drink, and think—before, during, and after any trail run ·
  • How to develop mental tenacity and troubleshoot challenges on longer trail adventures ·
  • Colorful commentary on the characters and culture that make the sport special

With an engaging, encouraging voice, including tips and anecdotes from well-known names in the sport, this book is the ultimate guide to achieving peak performance—and happiness— out on the trails. 

Sarah Lavender Smith is a seasoned competitive trail runner, coach, and contributor to Trail Runner magazine. She also co-hosts UltraRunnerPodcast.com and blogs on TheRunnersTrip.com. A mother of two teens, Sarah has finished more than 70 marathons and ultramarathons.

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$22.95
ISBN: 9781493027743
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Published: Falcon Press Publishing - June 1st, 2017

The sport of trail running is booming as more runners seek more adventurous routes and a deeper connection with nature. Not only are runners taking to the trail, but a growing number are challenging themselves to go past the conventional 26.2-mile marathon point.


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Robert Crais - The Wanted (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

In The Wanted, when single-mother Devon Connor hires private investigator Elvis Cole, it’s because her troubled teenage son Tyson is flashing cash and she’s afraid he’s dealing drugs. But the truth is devastatingly different. With two other partners in crime, he’s been responsible for a string of high-end burglaries, a crime spree that takes a deadly turn when one of them is murdered and Tyson and his girlfriend disappear.

They stole the wrong thing from the wrong man. Determined to get it back, he has hired a team that is smart and brutal, and to even the odds, Cole call in his friends Joe Pike. But even they may be overmatched. The hired killers are leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. A few more won’t make any difference.

Robert Crais is the author of 20 previous novels, sixteen of them featuring private investigator Elvis Cole and his laconic ex-cop partner Joe Pike. Before writing his first novel, Crais spent several years writing scripts for such major television series as Hill Street Blues, Cagney & Lacey, Miami Vice, Quincy, Baretta, and L.A. Law. He received an Emmy nomination for his work on Hill Street Blues, and one of his standalone novels, Hostage, was made into a movie starring Bruce Willis. His novels have been translated into 42 languages and are bestsellers around the world. A native of Louisiana, he lives in Los Angeles.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780399161506
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 26th, 2017

Investigator Elvis Cole and his partner Joe Pike take on the deadliest case of their lives in the new masterpiece of suspense from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Robert Crais.

It seemed like a simple case--before the bodies started piling up...


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Tribute to Denis Johnson - The Largesse of the Sea Maiden (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

Twenty-five years after Jesus’ Son, a haunting new collection of short stories on aging, mortality, and transcendence, from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson.
 
Join us for a specially curated evening celebrating Denis Johnson's last book The Largesse of the Sea Maiden. Authors Tom Barbash, Melissa Cistaro, Gerald Fleming, Molly Giles, and Kate Milliken will read selections and discuss Johnson’s work.

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780812988635
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Published: Random House - January 16th, 2018

Twenty-five years after Jesus' Son, a haunting new collection of short stories on mortality and transcendence, from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson


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Path to Publishing: William Vlach - The Gospel According to Father Coffee (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

From renowned penman William Vlach comes The Gospel According to Father Coffee one of the most outrageous, insightfully delightful new books of 2017. With a pen that lashes great writing, Vlach has turned out a classic in book form with his new release. It's funny, fine and delicious to read, with extra helpings of pure charm and wit. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to taste an extra strong dose of the talent that has made Vlach one of the most touted authors for 2017 success.

It's a bird. It's a plane. No. It's Father Coffee. He flies. He renders himself invisible. He harangues his parishioners. In each of these comical stories the magical and whimsical Father Coffee struggles to heal and to trick his parishioners into compassion and love. Here is a 1950's small town priest who is at once spiritual and earthy, ribald and holy. Set in a 1950's rural town in California, The Gospel According to Father Coffee, is a fast moving, unusual, magical story of redemption through trickery. The town's lives, rich and poor, young and old, are revealed as Father Coffee night-flies, becomes invisible and delivers pagan sermons astonishing his parishioners. Through these stories, told in vignettes, each one with a twist, the magical Father Coffee discovers redemption for himself and his town through his magical skills. Many of these tales are informed by the world trickster stories of the native American Coyote, Zen parables, The Dead Sea Scrolls as well as the Sufi stories of Nasrddin Hoja.

William Vlach’s poetry has been published in the United States and the United Kingdom. Both his playwriting and parody have won writing awards. William has published essays on diverse topics such as police psychology, the history of health care ethics, film noir, and the psychology of genocide. His newest novel, The Gospel According to Father Coffee (William Collins Publishing, London), was released in the summer of 2017. Currently he is completing his second historical novel, The Naked Greek and a satire entitled, Ricky, Ghost Boy of General.

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ISBN: 9780692964095
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Published: William Vlach PhD - July 24th, 2017

From renowned penman Bill Vlach comes "Fr. Coffee," one of the most outrageous, insightfully delightful new books of 2017. With a pen that lashes great writing, Vlach has turned out a classic in book form with his new release. It's funny, fine and delicious to read, with extra helpings of pure charm and wit.


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Tom Singer & Bandy Lee - The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump (Corte Madera)

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

This is not normal.

Since the start of Donald Trump's presidential run, one question has quietly but urgently permeated the observations of concerned citizens: What is wrong with him? Constrained by the American Psychiatric Association's "Goldwater rule," which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to answer this question have shied away from discussing the issue at all. The public has thus been left to wonder whether he is mad, bad, or both.

In The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, twenty-seven psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health experts argue that, in Mr. Trump's case, their moral and civic "duty to warn" America supersedes professional neutrality. They then explore Trump's symptoms and potentially relevant diagnoses to find a complex, if also dangerously mad, man.

Philip Zimbardo and Rosemary Sword, for instance, explain Trump's impulsivity in terms of "unbridled and extreme present hedonism." Craig Malkin writes on pathological narcissism and politics as a lethal mix. Gail Sheehy, on a lack of trust that exceeds paranoia. Lance Dodes, on sociopathy. Robert Jay Lifton, on the "malignant normality" that can set in everyday life if psychiatrists do not speak up.

His madness is catching, too. From the trauma people have experienced under the Trump administration to the cult-like characteristics of his followers, he has created unprecedented mental health consequences across our nation and beyond.

It's not all in our heads. It's in his.

Tom Singer is a psychiatrist and a Jungian psychoanalyst living in the San Francisco Bay area. Dr. Singer is one of the various contributors included in The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump and has written several other books, the most recent being Europe’s Many Souls: Exploring Cultural Complexes and Identities.

Bandy X. Lee, M.D., M.Div., is Assistant Clinical Professor in Law and Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. She earned her degrees at Yale, interned at Bellevue, was Chief Resident at Mass. General, and was a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. She was also a Fellow of the National Institute of Mental Health. Lee has worked in several maximum-security prisons, cofounded Yale’s Violence and Health Study Group, and leads a violence prevention collaborators group for the World Health Organization. She’s written more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, edited eleven academic books, and is author of the textbook Violence.

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By Bandy X. Lee, Robert Jay Lifton (Contribution by), Gail Sheehy (Contribution by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250179456
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 3rd, 2017

The New York Times bestseller More than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists offer their consensus view that Trump's mental state presents a clear and present danger to our nation and individual well-being.

This is not normal.


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Clive Rosengren - Velvet on a Tuesday Afternoon (Corte Madera)

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

For PI Eddie Collins, the moment Carla Rizzoli sashays into his office casts him deliciously into a scene from a classic noir. Only this femme fatale is a sweet ghost from his past, a time when he made his living exclusively as an actor. Then she was a full-time actress too, and they’d dated briefly before an old flame came back into her life. Now she’s known as Velvet La Rose and making a steady living as an exotic dancer at the Feline Follies. She needs Eddie’s services to find her missing brother Frankie Rizzoli, who sent her a cryptic message warning her to watch her back. Eddie falls hard for Carla, who hasn’t given up on acting. In fact, she’s about to start work on a B-movie, Festival of Death. Now motivated by more than a paycheck, Eddie searches for Frankie, last seen hiding out among the homeless. Frankie was once a member of the military police, and an old photo identifies an old Army buddy, James Curran, who starts to cross paths with both Eddie and Carla with increasing frequency. What is Frankie mixed up in and why doesn’t he want to be found? How does James Curran figure in? As Eddie questions the residents of Skid Row and works undercover as an extra in Festival of Death, he searches in vain for the links between Frankie and James and Carla. He needs answers soon, or Carla may slip through his fingers again, this time into oblivion. Velvet on a Tuesday Afternoon is Book 3 in the Eddie Collins Mystery series, which began with Murder Unscripted and Red Desert.

Clive Rosengren is a retired actor who spent 18 years in Hollywood, pounding many of the same streets as does his fictional actor/PI Eddie Collins in "Murder Unscripted" and "Red Desert." He lives in the Rogue Valley of southern Oregon.

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ISBN: 9781603816250
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Published: Coffeetown Press - October 15th, 2017

For PI Eddie Collins, the moment Carla Rizzoli sashays into his office casts him deliciously into a scene from a classic noir. Only this femme fatale is a sweet ghost from his past, a time when he made his living exclusively as an actor. Then she was a full-time actress too, and they'd dated briefly before an old flame came back into her life.


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

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