Corte Madera Events

Roddy Doyle - Smile (Corte Madera)

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

Just moved into a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's for a pint, a slow one. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and a pink shirt comes over and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and to remember him from secondary school. His name is Fitzpatrick.

Victor dislikes him on sight, dislikes, too, the memories that Fitzpatrick stirs up of five years being taught by the Christian Brothers. He prompts other memories--of Rachel, his beautiful wife who became a celebrity, and of Victor's own small claim to fame, as the man who would say the unsayable on the radio. But it's the memories of school, and of one particular brother, that Victor cannot control and which eventually threaten to destroy his sanity.

Smile has all the features for which Roddy Doyle has become famous: the razor-sharp dialogue, the humor, the superb evocation of adolescence, but this is a novel unlike any he has written before. When you finish the last page you will have been challenged to reevaluate everything you think you remember so clearly.

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of ten acclaimed novels, including The Commitments, The Van (a finalist for the Booker Prize), Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha (winner of the Booker Prize), The Woman Who Walked Into Doors, A Star Called Henry, and, most recently, The Guts. Doyle has also written two collections of stories, and several works for children and young adults. He lives in Dublin.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780735224445
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Published: Viking - October 17th, 2017

From the author of the Booker Prize winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, a bold, haunting novel about the uncertainty of memory and how we contend with the past.


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Literary Luncheon: Isabel Allende - In the Midst of Winter (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 12:00pm

Tickets: $55 (includes meal & signed lunch)

We are now sold out of tickets for Isabel Allende's Literary Luncheon. Please call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 to inquire about waitlist availability.

In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster—a 60-year-old human rights scholar—hits the car of Evelyn Ortega—a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala—in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor’s house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz—a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile—for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia.

Exploring the timely issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees, the book recalls Isabel Allende’s landmark novel The House of the Spirits in the way it embraces the cause of “humanity, and it does so with passion, humor, and wisdom that transcend politics” (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post).

Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including The House of the Spirits, Eva Luna, Stories of Eva Luna, Of Love and Shadows, and Paula. Her latest novel is The Japanese Lover. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages and have sold more than 65 million copies worldwide. She lives in California.

 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781501178139
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atria Books - October 31st, 2017

New York Times and worldwide bestselling "dazzling storyteller" (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.


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Class: Leslie Keenan - You Can Complete That Book (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:30pm

 Six Wednesdays: Nov. 1 - Dec. 20 (no class Nov. 15 or 22), 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm • $240

Have you started a book but haven't been able to finish it? Do you feel like you have all the pieces but don't know how to stitch them together? Do you feel overwhelmed, blocked, or stuck? In You Can Complete That Book!, you will learn the reasons writers get stuck, and how to get back in the flow, write effortlessly, find solutions for structural issues, navigate the publication process and ultimately complete the book.

Writing challenges us to face our core issues. As a result we become experts at procrastination, perfectionism, or simply making sure we are always too busy to finish. Underneath all these defenses, there is gold: the nugget of pure creativity waiting to be expressed once you learn how to make room for it to be revealed.

Leslie Keenan is a writing coach, teacher and editor with 30 years' experience. She lives in Marin County, California with her daughter. 

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Michael Connelly - Two Kinds of Truth (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

Tickets: $32 (includes signed book)

In Two Kinds of Truth, Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's 3-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.

Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him, and seems to have new evidence to prove it. Bosch left the LAPD on bad terms, so his former colleagues aren't keen to protect his reputation. He must fend for himself in clearing his name and keeping a clever killer in prison.

The two unrelated cases wind around each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.

Michael Connelly is the author of thirty previous novels, including #1 New York Times bestsellers The Wrong Side of Goodbye and The Crossing. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels and is the executive producer of Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. He spends his time in California and Florida.

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$29.00
ISBN: 9780316225908
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little Brown and Company - October 31st, 2017

Harry Bosch searches for the truth in the new thriller from #1 NYT bestselling author Michael Connelly


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E. Lockhart - Genuine Fraud (Corte Madera)

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm

Special Teen Event!

A masterful new psychological suspense novel, Genuine Fraud—the story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

E. Lockhart wrote the New York Times bestseller We Were Liars, which is also available in a deluxe edition. Her other books include Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, and the Ruby Oliver Quartet, which includes The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780385744775
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Published: Delacorte Press - September 5th, 2017

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the author of We Were Liars, which John Green called "utterly unforgettable," comes a masterful new psychological suspense novel--the story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.


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Mark Nelson & Bill Silver - Way of Zing (Corte Madera)

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 7:00pm

Zing is the radiant energy of human vitality. It is the energy of stars aligning, when everything in your life feels in unquestionable congruence. 

The Way of Zing inspires and empowers you to successfully navigate your work and life, pursuing your unique passions and purposes in ways that ignite work/life energy and vitality. Through the application of some simple yet profound practices, you can walk a Fourfold Path of awareness, alignment, action and actualization. An energy path leading you to a life of prosperity, discovery, connection and meaning, the quadruple bottom line of human vitality. 

You will matter, living a life of relevance and purpose, making a special contribution to the world. 

At the end of the day, you will be energized, fulfilled, accomplished. 

Mark Nelson is a Zing Prophet, Entrepreneurial Pathfinder, Venture of One, Caravan Builder, Authorpreneur, and a father.

Bill Silver is a Zing Sage, World Navigator, Infinite Learner, and Professor of Risky Business.

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Story Time: Michael Genhart - Books for Nourshing Friendships (Corte Madera)

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 11:00am

Special Children's Event!

Join author Michael Genhart for a storytime filled with a selection of his beloved picture books, including...

Peanut Butter & Jellyous
This is a story about two friends -- Peanut Butter and Jelly. When Peanut Butter wants to branch out and discover new friends, Jelly gets very...jealous! The kids are the problem-solvers and decide that they can explore new friendships while still preserving the one they have. This playful read-aloud book teaches kids that there's room for plenty of friendships in life. Includes a "Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Educators" about noticing the signs of jealousy and what they can do to help.

Mac & Geeeez!
This is a whimsical story about a friend who wants to be the center of attention but tries in all of the wrong ways. Mac loves hanging out with Cheese when it's just the two of them, but when Cheese is around other people, he starts to annoy Mac. Cheese tries too hard to be popular by acting like someone he's not. When Mac explains that it's better to just be himself, Cheese realizes that being real is what it's all about! Includes a "Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Educators" with information about what it means to be yourself and what they can do to help.

Cake & I Scream!
Cake & I Scream! is a story about a friend who tries to get his way by being bossy and loud. Cake and Ice Cream are best friends, but Cake starts to notice that when Ice Cream wants something, he wants it right now! It becomes annoying to everyone else, and Ice Cream soon realizes that screaming at others is a quick way to lose friends. This story shows that friends bring out the best in each other, if you let them! Includes a "Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Educators" about negotiating friendship issues.

So Many Smarts!
So Many Smarts! introduces kids to a variety of "smarts" and teaches that them there is more than one way to be smart. It encourages readers to look at their own combination of brain power and skills to determine how they might learn best, excel, and be themselves. Based on the theory of multiple intelligences, this book shows kids that all of the different skills they have require various types of smarts as well as how they can celebrate their differences. A "Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Educators" offers more information about the different smarts outlined in the book and ways to support children exploring their unique strengths.

I See You
I See You is a wordless picture book that depicts a homeless woman who is unseen by everyone around her—except for a little boy. Over the course of a year, the boy is witness to all that she endures. Ultimately, in a gesture of compassion, the boy acknowledges her through an exchange in which he sees her and she experiences being seen. This book opens the door for kids and parents to begin a conversation about homelessness. In a "Note for Parents, Educators, and Neighbors," there are discussion questions and additional resources about helping the homeless.

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Michael Genhart, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco and Mill Valley, California. He lives with his family in Marin County. He received his BA in psychology from the University of California, San Diego and his PhD in clinical and community psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of several picture books.

 

 

 

Peanut Butter & Jellyous: ...Sometimes Friendships Get Sticky Cover Image
By Michael Genhart, Steve Mack (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781433823374
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Published: Magination Press - August 7th, 2017

Mac & Geeeez!: ...Being Real Is What It's All about Cover Image
By Michael Genhart, Steve Mack (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781433827235
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Published: Magination Press - August 7th, 2017

Cake & I Scream!: ...Being Bossy Isn't Sweet Cover Image
By Michael Genhart, Steve Mack (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781433827594
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Published: Magination Press - August 7th, 2017

So Many Smarts! Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781433827228
Availability: Special Order
Published: Magination Press - September 12th, 2017

I See You Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781433827587
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Magination Press - October 9th, 2017

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Melanie Kirkpatrick - Thanksgiving (Corte Madera)

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 4:00pm

We all know the story of Thanksgiving. Or do we? This uniquely American holiday has a rich and little known history beyond the famous feast of 1621.

In Thanksgiving, award-winning author Melanie Kirkpatrick journeys through four centuries of history, giving us a vivid portrait of our nation’s best-loved holiday. Drawing on newspaper accounts, private correspondence, historical documents and cookbooks, this book brings to life the full history of the holiday and what it has meant to generations of Americans.

Many famous figures walk these pages—Washington, who proclaimed our first Thanksgiving as a nation amid controversy about his Constitutional power to do so; Lincoln, who wanted to heal a divided nation sick of war when he called for all Americans—North and South—to mark a Thanksgiving Day; FDR, who set off a debate on state’s rights when he changed the traditional date of Thanksgiving.

Ordinary Americans also play key roles in the Thanksgiving story—the New England Indians who boycott Thanksgiving as a Day of Mourning; Sarah Josepha Hale, the nineteenth-century editor who successfully campaigned for Thanksgiving to be a national holiday; the 92nd Street Y in New York City, which founded Giving Tuesday, an online charity pegged to the long Thanksgiving weekend.

While the rites and rituals of the holiday have evolved over the centuries, its essence remains the same: family and friends feasting together in a spirit of gratitude, neighborliness and hospitality. Thanksgiving is Americans’ oldest tradition. Kirkpatrick’s enlightening exploration offers a fascinating look at the meaning of the holiday that we gather together to celebrate on the fourth Thursday of November.

Melanie Kirkpatrick is a journalist, writer, and senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. She was deputy editor of the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal, where she was a longtime member of the editorial board and op-ed editor. She lives in rural Connecticut with her husband, Jack David.
 

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$25.99
ISBN: 9781594038938
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Published: Encounter Books - October 11th, 2016

We all know the story of Thanksgiving. Or do we? This uniquely American holiday has a rich and little known history beyond the famous feast of 1621.


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Jackie Day - The Vegan Way (Corte Madera)

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 4:00pm

Want to change your life, but aren’t sure how? Look no further. The Vegan Way is a book filled with everything Jackie Day has learned as a happy vegan, a health educator, and author of the popular blog My Vegan Journal.  

A lifestyle guide that’s a real game-changer, this book is for those who are intimidated by the prospect of going vegan overnight, but don’t want the transition to stretch out for months or years.  Tips, tricks, and delicious recipes abound in this easy-to-follow guide to discovering how simple a vegan lifestyle can actually be.

In a 21-day plan that emphasizes three core reasons for going vegan—being as healthy as you can be, being compassionate to animals, and respecting our planet—Jackie provides inspiration along with specific goals to achieve with all of the support you need to accomplish it. It might be something as simple as switching out your coffee creamer for vanilla almond milk or kicking that lifetime cheese habit, and discovering the awe-inspiring magic of Cashew cheese. 

Readers will learn where to dine and what to order when eating out, the most vegan-friendly places to visit, how to avoid clothing made from animals, and how to decipher those pesky ingredients lists. And throughout, Jackie will be providing glimpses into the finer points of vegan living, giving readers something to aspire to as they get past Vegan 101. Readers will also find a handful of easy and delicious recipes sprinkled throughout, for yummy treats like Eggplant Seitan Chili, Ratatouille, Vegan Breakfast Scramble, and more! 

The Vegan Way is a road map that puts positive thoughts about health, the environment, and animals into action, transforming your life into a vibrant, healthy, and compassionate one.

Jackie Day is an award winning health educator and the former head of PETA’s Education Department, where she fought for the health and rights of humans and animals. In 2010, Jackie began her influential blog My Vegan Journal. Jackie has been recognized for her successful advocacy work by the California State Senate, the National Education Association, TIME Magazine, CNN, The CBS Evening News, NPR, and many others. She has happily been a vegan for over 28 years.
 

The Vegan Way: 21 Days to a Happier, Healthier Plant-Based Lifestyle That Will Transform Your Home, Your Diet, and You Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250087713
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 25th, 2016

The Vegan Way is a book filled with everything Jackie Day has learned as a happy vegan, a health educator, and author of the popular vegan blog, My Vegan Journal. A lifestyle guide that's a real game-changer, The Vegan Way is for those who are intimidated by going vegan overnight, but don t want the transition to stretch out for months or even years.


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Jeff Goodell - The Water Will Come (Corte Madera)

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

What if Atlantis wasn't a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live, from our most vibrant, historic cities to our last remaining traditional coastal villages. With each crack in the great ice sheets of the Artic and Antarctica, and each tick upwards of Earth's thermometer, we are moving closer to the brink of broad disaster. By century's end, hundreds of millions of people will be retreating from the world's shores as our coasts become inundated and our landscapes transformed. From island nations to the world's major cities, coastal regions will disappear. Engineering projects to hold back the water are bold and may buy some time. Yet despite international efforts and tireless research, there is no permanent solution-no barriers to erect or walls to build-that will protect us in the end from the drowning of the world as we know it. The Water Will Come is the definitive account of the coming water, why and how this will happen, and what it will all mean. As he travels across twelve countries and reports from the front lines, acclaimed journalist Jeff Goodell employs fact, science, and first-person, on-the-ground journalism to show vivid scenes from what already is becoming a water world.

Jeff Goodell is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and the author of five books, including How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate, which won the 2011 Grantham Prize Award of Special Merit. Goodell's previous books include Sunnyvale, a memoir about growing up in Silicon Valley, which was a New York Times Notable Book, and Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future.

 

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316260244
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 24th, 2017

An eye-opening and essential tour of the vanishing world What if Atlantis wasn't a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding?


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