Corte Madera Events

Laura Holmes Haddad - This Is Cancer (Corte Madera)

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 4:00pm

Cancer is indiscriminate. It cares little for class, creed or color. Its patients are literally everywhere. When Laura Holmes Haddad was diagnosed, she discovered shelf upon shelf of overly-earnest, somber, gray survival books, and knew there had to be a better way. This Is Cancer is the thoughtful, informative fabulous-looking result for those who prefer their pathos with equal parts humor and reality and a touch of flair. A “what to expect when you’re expecting” book for the diagnosis you don’t want but are stuck with, This Is Cancer is the book that patients keep in their “heading to the hospital bag,” because it’s the only one that tells them what’s going on and keeps them company.

Including such useful snippets as:

• There is no limit to what you will put yourself through when told it might save your life.
• Stay away from the Internet. And don’t let anyone tell you “what they looked up” about your diagnosis.
• You’ll be surrounded by people but you’ll feel lonely, and alone, sometimes.
• Lexapro is Tylenol for the soul.
• If you don’t like your doctor(s), find new ones. You will feel somewhat at the mercy of them, like they hold the key to your mortality, but in fact more than one doctor can potentially save you and some are nice and some are mean.

Whether you or your loved ones want a primer full of useful information in an easy to reference format or a friendly and comforting read, the honest, grave, and mordantly funny stories and tips from young survivors will bring you the real intel and advice that you need most during this tremendously difficult time.

Laura is the author of Anything But Chardonnay: A Guide to the Other Grapes and co-author of Pure Flavor: 125 Fresh, All-American Recipes from the Pacific Northwest, Lulu Powers, Food to Flowers: Simple, Stylish Food for Easy Entertaining, Anna Getty’s Easy Green Organic, and I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas. After a three-year battle with breast cancer, Laura began writing about cancer and speaking about patient advocacy.

This Is Cancer: Everything You Need to Know, from the Waiting Room to the Bedroom Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781580056267
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - October 18th, 2016

Cancer is indiscriminate. It cares little for class, creed or color. Its patients are literally everywhere. When Laura Holmes Haddad was diagnosed, she discovered shelf upon shelf of overly-earnest, somber, gray survival books, and knew there had to be a better way.


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Jeremy McCarter - Young Radicals (Corte Madera)

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

From the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, a stunning group portrait of five American radicals fighting for their ideals as the country goes mad around them.

What does it mean to live for your ideals…and to risk dying for them? This book tells the story of young American radicals who sensed a moment of unprecedented promise for American life—politically, socially, culturally—and struggled to bring it about, only to see World War I sweep it away. Based on six years of extensive archival research, Jeremy McCarter’s dramatic narrative Young Radicals brings to life the adventures of Randolph Bourne, a visionary social critic beset with a hunchback, Max Eastman, the charismatic poet-propagandist of Greenwich Village, Walter Lippmann, a fast-rising socialist who became a liberal icon, Alice Paul, a fearless suffragist who risked everything for women’s rights, and John Reed, an adventurer who witnessed the Russian Revolution and tried to bring it to America. It evokes the kind of country they fought to create in the early 20th century, one that young radicals are still fighting to create amid the dangers of the 21st.

Jeremy McCarter is a writer, director, and producer. He is the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, with Lin-Manuel Miranda. He spent five years on the artistic staff of the Public Theater in New York, where he created and ran the Public Forum series of performances and conversations. He was a cultural critic for New York magazine and Newsweek, and an editor at The New Republic. He taught theater history and criticism at Brooklyn College, and served on the jury of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780812993059
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Published: Random House - June 13th, 2017

From the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, the stunning story of five American radicals fighting for their ideals as the country goes mad around them


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Joseph Konte - Giants vs. Dodgers (Corte Madera)

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 1:00pm

Games between the Dodgers and Giants are never just another day at the ballpark. Dating back to the late nineteenth century—when the teams embodied the competitive spirit of rival metropolises of New York and Brooklyn—the Giants-Dodgers rivalry gained intensity throughout the early twentieth century. The cheering and jeering continued unabated until 1957, when the clubs backed the moving vans up to the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field, and took their rivalry to new venues in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Only six games into the first West Coast season, the clubs had their first beanball dustup. The venue had changed but the venom remained, and the rivalry became author Joe Konte’s obsession. Fifty-eight years ago, he attended one of the first Giants-Dodgers games ever played outside of New York. A longtime newspaper editor and baseball fiend, Konte understands what is so special about this storied rivalry. And so—via statistical analysis, game summaries, roster scrutiny, manager matchups, season recaps, and more—he has put together a rivalry bible. Revised and updated to cover the events of the past three seasons—including the Giants’ 2014 World Series win and the Dodgers’ playoff runs—Giants vs. Dodgers captures the spirit and intensity of one of the greatest rivalries in American sports.
Games between the Dodgers and Giants are never just another day at the ballpark. Dating back to the late nineteenth century—when the teams embodied the competitive spirit of rival metropolises of New York and Brooklyn—the Giants-Dodgers rivalry gained intensity throughout the early twentieth century. The cheering and jeering continued unabated until 1957, when the clubs backed the moving vans up to the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field, and took their rivalry to new venues in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Only six games into the first West Coast season, the clubs had their first beanball dustup. The venue had changed but the venom remained, and the rivalry became author Joe Konte’s obsession. Fifty-eight years ago, he attended one of the first Giants-Dodgers games ever played outside of New York. A longtime newspaper editor and baseball fiend, Konte understands what is so special about this storied rivalry. And so—via statistical analysis, game summaries, roster scrutiny, manager matchups, season recaps, and more—he has put together a rivalry bible. Revised and updated to cover the events of the past three seasons—including the Giants’ 2014 World Series win and the Dodgers’ playoff runs—Giants vs. Dodgers captures the spirit and intensity of one of the greatest rivalries in American sports.

Joe Konte began his career working as a reporter at a chain of newspapers in San Mateo County before going on to the Davis Enterprise, where he was a reporter and then news editor. He is now news editor at the Marin Independent Journal, where he has also held positions of city and sports editor. As sports editor, Konte won national Associated Press awards for best daily sections, Sunday sections, and special sections. Konte has been a follower of the Giants-Dodgers rivalry since watching the clubs play in their first year out west in 1958. He is a native of San Francisco.

Giants vs. Dodgers: The Coast-To-Coast History of the Rivalry Heard 'Round the World Cover Image
By Joe Konte, Bruce Jenkins (Foreword by), Steve Dilbeck (Foreword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781683580447
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Published: Sports Publishing LLC - March 21st, 2017

Games between the Dodgers and Giants are never just another day at the ballpark. Dating back to the late nineteenth century--when the teams embodied the competitive spirit of rival metropolises of New York and Brooklyn--the Giants-Dodgers rivalry gained intensity throughout the early twentieth century.


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Grant Jarrett - The Half-Life of Remorse

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 4:00pm

In The Half-Life of Remorse, three life-scarred people are brought together to confront each other thirty years after the brutal crime that shattered their lives. 

When two vagrants meet on the streets of Muncie, Indiana, they are both unaware that their paths crossed years before. Chic, crude and uneducated, is convinced that Sam is nothing more than a harmless lunatic, and Sam, emotionally scarred and psychologically traumatized by events long past, regards Chic as just another denizen of the street. But Chic has spent his adult life trying to purge his soul of the brutal crime he committed as a teenager?the same botched burglary that resulted in the deaths of Sam’s wife and son. Meanwhile, Sam’s daughter Claire is still unable to give up hope that her father might someday reappear. When these three lives converge, the puzzle of the past gradually falls together, but redemption commands a high price, and what is revealed will test the limits of love and challenge the human capacity for forgiveness.

Grant Jarrett lived in Manhattan for twenty years before moving to Marin County, CA, where he now works as a writer, ghostwriter, editor, musician, and occasional songwriter. His publishing credits include numerous magazine articles, essays, short stories, and More Towels, his coming-of-age memoir about life on the road. His debut novel, Ways of Leaving, won the Best New Fiction category in the 2014 International Book Awards. The House That Made Me, his 2016 anthology about the meaning of home, was chosen as an Elle "Trust Us" book. Jarrett is an avid cyclist, skier, and surf skier.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781943006144
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Published: Sparkpress - May 16th, 2017

When two vagrants meet on the streets of Muncie, Indiana, they are both unaware that their paths crossed years before. Chic, crude and uneducated, is convinced that Sam is nothing more than a harmless lunatic, and Sam, emotionally scarred and psychologically traumatized by events long past, regards Chic as just another denizen of the street.


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Karin Slaughter - The Good Daughter (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 7:00pm

Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind…

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father — Pikeville's notorious defense attorney — devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.

Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself — the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again — and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized — Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it's a case that unleashes the terrible memories she's spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won't stay buried forever…

Packed with twists and turns, brimming with emotion and heart, The Good Daughter is fiction at its most thrilling.

Karin Slaughter is the #1 internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including the Will Trent and Grant County series and the instant New York Times bestsellers Cop Town and Pretty Girls. There are more than thirty-five million copies of her books in print around the world. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062430243
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Published: William Morrow & Company - August 22nd, 2017

The stunning new novel from the international #1 bestselling author -- a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense.

Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind...


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Martha Conway - The Underground River (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

May Bedloe has always lived in the shadow of her older cousin, the famous actress Comfort Vertue. May works as her seamstress—until 1838 when their steamboat explodes on the Ohio River. Though they both survive, May and Comfort must seek new employment. Comfort comes under the protection of noted abolitionist, Flora Howard, and May stumbles upon a jack-of-all-trades job on a small flatboat, Hugo and Helena’s Floating Theatre as it cruises the border between the northern states and the slave-holding southern states.

The job proves difficult at first—May’s strict compulsion to be honest is tested when she must learn to stretch the truth to promote shows—but she becomes indispensable to the troupe and Hugo, with whom she shares a deepening affection. All goes well until May sees her cousin again. Comfort and Mrs. Howard are also traveling down the Ohio River, speaking out against slavery at riverside towns. May owes Mrs. Howard a debt, and Mrs. Howard uses the opportunity to enlist May in her network of anonymous activists who ferry babies given up by slave mothers across the river to freedom. May is forced to break the law, deceive her new-found friends on the showboat, and deflect the suspicions of Dr. Early—a slave hunter who captures “ranaways” and facilitates the arrest of anyone helping them.  

As May’s involvement in the Underground Railroad expands, her secrets become more tangled and harder to keep—just as the Floating Theatre gears up for its biggest performance yet. May’s predicament could mean doom for all her friends on board, including her beloved Hugo, unless she can figure out a lie to trap those who know her best.
 
Though it is first-rate, entertaining fiction, The Underground River is also steeped in history and is a thought-provoking portrayal of life on the Ohio River, the often dangerous and precarious natural division between the North and the South—the free and the slave-holding states—in antebellum America.
 
Martha Conway grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, the sixth of seven daughters. Her first novel was nominated for an Edgar Award, and she has won several awards for her historical fiction, including an Independent Book Publishers Award and the North American Book Award for Historical Fiction. Her short fiction has been published in the Iowa Review, Massachusetts Review, Carolina Quarterly, Folio, Epoch, The Quarterly, and other journals. She has received a California Arts Council Fellowship for Creative Writing, and has reviewed books for the Iowa Review and the San Francisco Chronicle. She now lives in San Francisco, and is an instructor of creative writing for Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program and UC Berkeley Extension.

 

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781501160202
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Published: Touchstone Books - June 20th, 2017

Set aboard a nineteenth century riverboat theater, this is the moving, page-turning story of a charmingly frank and naive seamstress who is blackmailed into saving runaways on the Underground Railroad, jeopardizing her freedom, her livelihood, and a new love.


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Phillip Moffitt - Awakening Through the Nine Bodies (Corte Madera)

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 1:00pm

Based on meditation practices Phillip Moffitt learned twenty years ago from Himalayan yoga master Sri Swami Balyogi Premvarni, this beautifully illustrated book is a guide to exploring the nature of mind and gaining a better understanding of experiences that arise during meditation. Awakening Through the Nine Bodies teachings map out a journey that starts with consciousness that arises in the physical body and is directly observable, and then travels through ever more subtle levels of consciousness to that which is not manifest and is only potential, and therefore has to be inferred. The book includes a series of mysterious illustrations that Balyogi created during his time of intense Samadhi explorations. Each illustration is a rich composition of symbols that express aspects of inner experiences that are almost impossible to express with language. Moffitt provides detailed interpretations of all the illustrations along with precise meditation instructions.

Phillip Moffitt occupies a unique position in the world of mindful living and leadership. With the astute business acumen honed during his years as a media entrepreneur combined with the deep wisdom about inner development cultivated over the past thirty years as an insight meditation practitioner and teacher, Moffitt brings unparalled insights and strategic vision to those seeking to lead authentic, purposeful lives. Moffitt was editor-in-chief and CEO of Esquire and led the successful turnaround of the magazine in the 1980s. After he left his publishing enterprise, he devoted himself to studying and practicing Theraveda Buddhism and is now a nationally known teacher of mindfulness meditation. He was ordained in 2001 by Jack Kornfield to teach vipassana meditation. His teaching is influenced by Ajahn Sumedho and his teacher Ajahn Chah. He serves as co-guiding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Northern California. Moffitt is also the president and founder of Life Balance Institute where he trains individuals and groups in the principles of values-based leadership and living with a focus on how to skillfully make major transitions. He is the author of Dancing with Life and Emotional Chaos to Clarity.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781623171902
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Published: North Atlantic Books - September 5th, 2017

Based on meditation practices Phillip Moffitt learned twenty years ago from Himalayan yoga master Sri Swami Balyogi Premvarni, this beautifully illustrated book is a guide to exploring the nature of mind and gaining a better understanding of experiences that arise during meditation.


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Dan Millman - The Hidden School (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

In the long-awaited conclusion to the international bestselling Peaceful Warrior saga, Dan Millman takes readers on an epic spiritual quest across the world as he searches for the link between everyday life and transcendent possibility.

Continuing his journey from Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Dan moves from Honolulu to the Mojave Desert, and from a bustling Asian city to a secluded forest, until he uncovers the mystery of The Hidden School. While traversing continents, he uncovers lessons of life hidden in plain sight—insights pointing the way to an inspired life in the eternal present.

Along the way, you’ll encounter remarkable characters and brushes with mortality as you explore the nature of reality, the self, death, and finally, a secret as ancient as the roots of this world. Awaken to the hidden powers of paradox, humor, and change. Discover a vision that may forever change your perspectives about life’s promise and potential.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781501169670
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Published: North Star Way - June 6th, 2017

The Hidden School reveals a book within a book, a quest within a quest, and a bridge between worlds.

In the long-awaited conclusion to the international bestselling Peaceful Warrior saga, Dan Millman takes readers on an epic spiritual quest across the world as he searches for the link between everyday life and transcendent possibility.


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Class: Melanie Vetter - Legacy Letter Writing Workshop (Corte Madera)

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am

Saturday September 23 • 10am-12pm, 2017  • $60

Legacy Letters are written to share your intangible wealth of wisdom, traditions, values, blessings and love with people special to you. Historically, Legacy Letters were known as Ethical Wills and were used as a way of transmitting values, wisdom and blessings at the end of life, sharing funeral or memorial wishes and, sometimes, as an explanation of the decisions made in a legal will. In the workshop, you will learn of the many ways Legacy Letters can be used, including  celebrating a major milestone, such as a wedding or birth. Any time is a good time to write a Legacy Letter, especially times of transition such as graduations, births, special birthdays or anniversaries, and weddings. Whether you want to include a Legacy Letter to your loved ones with your Legal Will or celebrate your child’s graduation from high school, a Legacy Letter is often considered to be the most cherished and meaningful gift you can give. In this workshop, I will show you how to write your own Legacy Letters in four easy steps and you will have the opportunity to write one your self.

Melanie Vetter is the founder of Wellfleet Circle where she helps others preserve and share legacy. She is a Harvard Law School trained attorney and business professional and a certified Legacy Advisor. She holds a certificate in Guided Autobiography Instruction from the Birren Center for Autobiographical Studies, and is also a Certified Senior Advisor®.

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Literary Luncheon: Nicole Krauss - Forest Dark (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:00pm

In conversation with Kelly Corrigan
Tickets: $55 (includes meal & signed lunch)

“A brilliant novel. I am full of admiration.” —Philip Roth

Jules Epstein, a man whose drive, avidity, and outsized personality have, for sixty-eight years, been a force to be reckoned with, is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of his parents’ deaths, his divorce from his wife of more than thirty years, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he was a partner, he’s felt an irresistible need to give away his possessions, alarming his children and perplexing the executor of his estate. With the last of his wealth, he travels to Israel, with a nebulous plan to do something to honor his parents. In Tel Aviv, he is sidetracked by a charismatic American rabbi planning a reunion for the descendants of King David who insists that Epstein is part of that storied dynastic line. He also meets the rabbi’s beautiful daughter who convinces Epstein to become involved in her own project—a film about the life of David being shot in the desert—with life-changing consequences.

But Epstein isn’t the only seeker embarking on a metaphysical journey that dissolves his sense of self, place, and history. Leaving her family in Brooklyn, a young, well-known novelist arrives at the Tel Aviv Hilton where she has stayed every year since birth. Troubled by writer’s block and a failing marriage, she hopes that the hotel can unlock a dimension of reality—and her own perception of life—that has been closed off to her. But when she meets a retired literature professor who proposes a project she can’t turn down, she’s drawn into a mystery that alters her life in ways she could never have imagined.

Bursting with life and humor, Forest Dark is a profound, mesmerizing novel of metamorphosis and self-realization—of looking beyond all that is visible towards the infinite.

Nicole Krauss is the author of Great House, a finalist for the National Book Award; the New York Times bestseller The History of Love; and Man Walks into a Room. She was selected as one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists in 2007 and named to The New Yorker’s “Twenty Under Forty” list in 2010. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, and Best American Short Stories, and her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

 

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062430991
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Published: Harper - September 12th, 2017

"A brilliant novel. I am full of admiration." --Philip Roth


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