Corte Madera Events

Anna Raimondi - Conversations with Mary (Corte Madera)

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

Prominent spiritual counselor and medium Anna Raimondi channels the Virgin Mary in this insightful, prescriptive, and timely dialogue that not only acts as a guide to modern spirituality but celebrates the Mother Mary as a central figure for all people and religions across the globe.

For those who loved Conversations with God and Ask and It Is Given, Conversations with Mary is a prescriptive guide that unveils a modern Mary, one who encourages meditation and enlightenment, and whose teachings apply to us globally.

Anna Raimondi was five-years-old when she first channeled and received messages from Mary. She was in her backyard on Long Island, sitting in a small grotto where a statue of the Virgin Mary once stood. Immersed in "a feeling of pure and unadulterated peace," she heard a gentle yet strong voice say, "Anna, I'm here for you always. Always come to me." That was her first of many conversations with Mary.

Today, Anna is a psychologist, renowned medium, and spiritual counselor with a large following. Mary's conversations with her are simultaneously illuminating, inspiring, and provocative, and offer lessons in modern prayer while guiding readers back to the simple messages God gave us of love and peace.

 

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$22.00
ISBN: 9781501156359
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Published: Atria Books - October 17th, 2017

Prominent spiritual counselor and medium Anna Raimondi channels the Virgin Mary in this insightful, prescriptive, and timely dialogue that not only acts as a guide to modern spirituality but celebrates the Mother Mary as a central figure for all people and religions across the globe.


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Lisa Church - Welcome to Kimmensville (Corte Madera)

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 1:00pm

Kimmensville was a place in time, the dream of five families. Welcome to Kimmensville: Population 17-1/2 is a bittersweet memoir about the mischievous adventures of the Kimmensville Club and their magical neighborhood before the suicide of the author's beloved younger brother.

The Gossage kids grew up in the '70s and '80s on their grandfather's golf course in a small Midwestern town, surrounded by family and friends. The kids ruled the neighborhood and had the adventures of their lives, until tragedy hit.

The story follows the family and how the aftermath of Danny's death impacted each of them over the span of thirty years. The turn of fortunes is dizzying. The deep love, humor, and bond they share is beautiful.

Lisa Church works in IT for a major technology company in downtown San Francisco. She's spent over thirty years communicating in the corporate world, then decided it was time to transport readers to the small town where she grew up. Lisa now lives in Marin County with her husband, daughter, and their rescued Bichon. She's an active mentor and volunteer with the urban youth in San Francisco and enjoys everything Northern California has to offer, especially if it's outdoors.

 

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$10.28
ISBN: 9780986283529
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Published: Churchlady Publishing - July 24th, 2017

Kimmensville was a place in time, the dream of five families. Welcome to Kimmensville - Population 17-1/2 is a bittersweet memoir about the mischievous adventures of the Kimmensville Club and their magical neighborhood before the suicide of the author's beloved younger brother.


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Quentin Guerlain - Nom de Guerre: Ivan (Corte Madera)

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

Nom de Guerre: Ivan is based on true events as well as actual experiences of the author’s father, Ivan, serving as the highest ranking Intelligence Officer at the Front Line fighting the German-Italian-Spanish Fascist coalition in the Spanish Civil War—the actual start of World War II. Fifty legendary historical characters are depicted in this novel, along with fictional characters emblematic of the turbulent times. Hemingway, Gellhorn, El Lobo, La Pasionaria, Ivan—the 15th Brigade lives on!

Quentin Guerlain is a novelist with an incredible body of work in many genres soon to be published. He is also a licensed acupuncturist in the state of California. Together with his wife, artist Maree J. Wong, he lives in Marin County.

 

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Joel Paul - Without Precedent (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

No member of America's Founding Generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than John Marshall, and no one did more to preserve the delicate unity of the fledgling United States. From the nation's founding in 1776 and for the next forty years, Marshall was at the center of every political battle. As Chief Justice of the United States - the longest-serving in history - he established the independence of the judiciary and the supremacy of the federal Constitution and courts. As the leading Federalist in Virginia, he rivaled his cousin Thomas Jefferson in influence. As a diplomat and secretary of state, he defended American sovereignty against France and Britain, counseled President John Adams, and supervised the construction of the city of Washington. D.C.

This is the astonishing true story of how a rough-cut frontiersman - born in Virginia in 1755 and with little formal education - invented himself as one of the nation's preeminent lawyers and politicians who then reinvented the Constitution to forge a stronger nation. Without Precedent is the engrossing account of the life and times of this exceptional man, who with cunning, imagination, and grace shaped America's future as he held together the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and the country itself.

Joel Richard Paul is a professor of constitutional and international law at the University of California Hastings Law School in San Francisco. He is the author of Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright and a Spy Saved the American Revolution, which was named one of the best books of 2009 by The Washington Post. He lives in northern California.

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781594488238
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 20th, 2018

The remarkable story of John Marshall who, as chief justice, statesman, and diplomat, played a pivotal role in the founding of the United States.


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Mariana Caplan - Yoga & Psyche (Corte Madera)

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

Drawing from her extensive personal experience as a psychotherapist and yoga teacher and supporting her claims with academic research, Yoga & Psyche is one of the first to merge yoga philosophy with contemporary psychology. While Western psychology has been around for about 135 years, yoga is anywhere from 2,500-5,000 years old. With the Western world’s increasing interest in Eastern spirituality, new opportunities for transformation have emerged.
 
At 34 years old, Mariana Caplan suffered from multiple autoimmune disorders, and her body collapsed into a state of chronic fatigue. After endless visits to physicans and failed treatments, she turned to yoga. In three short weeks, she started feeling the positive effects. Yoga healed her body and placed her life back on track, but it was the deep psychological layers of trauma and emotion still trapped in her body that yoga alone couldn’t cure. And so her journey with somatic psychology and trauma healing began.
 
Throughout the book, Mariana proposes that yoga and psychology create a deeper possibility together than either of them alone. Collectively, they offer a map for a full range of healing and thriving from the darkest and most unconscious places within us. Weaving together research, theory, and experience, this book provides an eye-opening journey for those looking to deepen their practice and intensify the quality of their healing.

Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, E-RTY 500, is a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and author of eight books in the fields of psychology, spirituality, and yoga. She has been teaching workshops and trainings online, in yoga studios and universities, and at major retreat centers throughout the world since 1997. She is the founder of Yoga & Psyche International, an organization created to integrate the fields of yoga and psychology globally, and lives in Fairfax, California.

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$18.95
ISBN: 9781622036561
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Published: Sounds True - February 1st, 2018

Has yoga improved your health and expanded your awareness--but emotional and relationship issues continue to challenge you? Or, have you found psychotherapy helpful, yet yearn for further spiritual discovery?

With Yoga & Psyche, Mariana Caplan explores these two domains of transformation and how they complement each other, laying the groundwork for a new merging of the two.


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Dr. Patricia Frisch - Whole Therapist, Whole Patient (Corte Madera)

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 1:00pm

Integrating the work of Reich, Masterson, and Jung, Whole Therapist, Whole Patient is a step-by-step guidebook for professionals to learn about the psychology of their patients and conduct treatment in a dynamic way. This text combines Reich’s character analyses, Masterson’s work on personality disorders, and Jung’s dream analyses to create a clear typology of character types that therapists can use to understand themselves and their patients. Also included are case management techniques and guidance for working with difficult patients. In addition, readers can turn to the book’s online resources to access a downloadable patient package, case presentation guide, and psychological history form.

Patricia Frisch, PhD, MFT, is a licensed psychologist, as well as founder and executive director of the Orgonomic Institute of Northern California (OINC), where she mentors, supervises, and trains professionals in character analysis, somatic interventions, and diagnostic typologies. She authored a chapter in Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy (SAGE Publications, 2015). Dr. Frisch also maintains an active private practice in Mill Valley, California.

 

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$44.95
ISBN: 9781138562363
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Published: Routledge - February 1st, 2018

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Travis Nichols - Betty's Burgled Bakery (Corte Madera)

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 4:00pm

Special Event for Kids!

Join author Travis Nichols for a book talk and a drawing project for kids in attendance!

When the Gumshoe Zoo's alarm alerts them, they learn Betty's Bakery has been burgled But how? Something isn't quite right -- and it's up to these determined detectives to figure out what Alliteration abounds in Betty's Burgled Bakery, a comic book caper featuring the Gumshoe Zoo, a detective agency facing the craziest crime ever committed: pilfered pastries. Perfect for lovers of wordplay and sweet treats, not to mention educators and librarians looking for an engaging story to teach alliteration, this multi-paneled early graphic novel is a raucous adventure. Detailed back matter discusses uses of alliteration and animal eating habits.

Travis Nichols writes books, draws, paints, and makes comics. He is the author of a number of award-winning books for young people, including the previous title featuring the Gumshoe Zoo, Fowl Play, a mystery told all in idioms. He lives in San Francisco, California.

 

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781452131832
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 7th, 2017

When the Gumshoe Zoo's alarm alerts them, they learn Betty's Bakery has been burgled But how? Something isn't quite right--and it's up to these determined detectives to figure out what Alliteration abounds in this comic book caper featuring the Gumshoe Zoo, a detective agency facing the craziest crime ever committed: pilfered pastries.


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Dr. Samuel Harrington - At Peace (Corte Madera)

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 4:00pm

Most people say they would like to die quietly at home. But overly aggressive medical advice, coupled with an unrealistic sense of invincibility or overconfidence in our health-care system, results in the majority of elderly patients misguidedly dying in institutions. Many undergo painful procedures instead of having the better and more peaceful death they deserve.

At Peace outlines specific active and passive steps that older patients and their health-care proxies can take to ensure loved ones live their last days comfortably at home and/or in hospice when further aggressive care is inappropriate. Through Dr. Samuel Harrington's own experience with the aging and deaths of his parents and of working with patients, he describes the terminal patterns of the six most common chronic diseases; how to recognize a terminal diagnosis even when the doctor is not clear about it; how to have the hard conversation about end-of-life wishes; how to minimize painful treatments; when to seek hospice care; and how to deal with dementia and other special issues.

Informed by more than thirty years of clinical practice, Dr. Harrington came to understand that the American health-care system wasn't designed to treat the aging population with care and compassion. His work as a hospice trustee and later as a hospital trustee drove his passion for helping patients make appropriate end-of-life decisions.

Samuel Harrington, MD, an honors graduate of Harvard College and the University of Wisconsin Medical School, concentrated his clinical practice at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. There he served as a medical staff leader, a trustee, and as Sibley's representative to the Johns Hopkins Quality and Safety Board Committee. This work and his service on the board of trustees of a nonprofit hospice brought Dr. Harrington into the discussion of end-of-life medical care.

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781478917410
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Published: Grand Central Life & Style - February 6th, 2018

The authoritative, informative, and reassuring guide on end-of-life care for our aging population.


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Walter Mosley - Down the River Unto the Sea (Corte Madera)

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

In Down the River Unto the Sea, Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island.

A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice but to take his own case: figuring out who on the force wanted him disposed of--and why.

Running in parallel with King's own quest for justice is the case of a Black radical journalist accused of killing two on-duty police officers who had been abusing their badges to traffic in drugs and women within the city's poorest neighborhoods.

Joined by Melquarth Frost, a brilliant sociopath, our hero must beat dirty cops and dirtier bankers, craven lawyers, and above all keep his daughter far from the underworld in which he works. All the while, two lives hang in the balance: King's client's, and King's own.

Walter Mosley is one of America's most celebrated and beloved writers. A Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, he has won numerous awards, including the Anisfield-Wolf Award, a Grammy, a PEN USA's Lifetime Achievement Award, and several NAACP Image awards. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. His short fiction has appeared in a wide array of publications, including The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Playboy, and his nonfiction has been published in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, and The Nation. He is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins series, including most recently Charcoal Joe. He lives in New York City.

 

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780316509640
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Published: Mulholland Books - February 20th, 2018

"Mosley writes with great power here about themes that have permeated his work: institutional racism, political corruption, and the ways that both of these issues affect not only society at large but also the inner lives of individual men and women." --Booklist (starred review)


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One Book One Marin 2018: Arlie Russell Hochschild - Strangers in Their Own Land (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

 

One Book One Marin 2018 Launch Event!

In Strangers in Their Own Land, the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country—a stronghold of the conservative right. As she gets to know people who strongly oppose many of the ideas she famously champions, Hochschild nevertheless finds common ground and quickly warms to the people she meets—among them a Tea Party activist whose town has been swallowed by a sinkhole caused by a drilling accident—people whose concerns are actually ones that all Americans share: the desire for community, the embrace of family, and hopes for their children.

This book goes beyond the commonplace liberal idea that these are people who have been duped into voting against their own interests. Instead, Hochschild finds lives ripped apart by stagnant wages, a loss of home, an elusive American dream—and political choices and views that make sense in the context of their lives. Hochschild draws on her expert knowledge of the sociology of emotion to help us understand what it feels like to live in "red" America. Along the way she finds answers to one of the crucial questions of contemporary American politics: why do the people who would seem to benefit most from "liberal" government intervention abhor the very idea?

Arlie Russell Hochschild is one of the most influential sociologists of her generation. She is the author of nine books, including The Second Shift, The Time Bind, The Managed Heart, and The Outsourced Self. Three of her books have been named as New York Times Notable Books of the Year and her work appears in sixteen languages. The winner of the Ulysses Medal as well as Guggenheim and Mellon grants, she lives in Berkeley, California.

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Popular across the United States and throughout the world, One Book programs take the idea of a localized book discussion club and expand it to cover a whole city or county. The city, county and college libraries of Marin, and community partners Book Passage and the Institute for Leadership Studies at Dominican University of California collaborate to bring Marin County readers stimulating programming and events related to the book throughout a three-month period, February - April, each year. All events are free and open to the public.

The launch party at Book Passage kicks off the celebration and introduces the author and programming events that take place during the months of February, March and April. Most events take place at city and community libraries throughout Marin and are geared around themes of the novel. The One Book One Marin program will conclude with a special event on April 18 at Dominican University's Angelico Hall, featuring Arlie Russell Hoschild and KQED host Michael Krasny in conversation.

 

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781620972250
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Published: New Press - September 6th, 2016

2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR NONFICTION

A 2016 NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A NEWSDAY TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR

A KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF 2016

One of "6 Books to Understand Trump's Win" according to the New York Times the day after the election


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