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Left Bank Restaurant, LarkspurPlease note: online sales are now closed. To inquire about waitlist availability, please call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1. The New York Times says “Patricia Wells is a genuine phenomenon.” We couldn’t agree more. To put it in perspective, Patricia Wells is the only foreigner and only woman to serve as a restaurant critic for a major French publication, L’Express. She was the global restaurant critic for the International Herald Tribune for 25 years. She is also the award winning author of 12 cookbooks and has won four James Beard awards. The French Kitchen Cookbook features delicious recipes from her famous cooking school in France. For several weeks each year, Patricia and her husband open their 18th Century Provencal home for personalized cooking classes for a small group of cooking enthusiasts who are eager to share in the food, wine, and culture of one of France’s most blessed regions. Wells is the author of The Provence Cookbook, The Paris Cookbook, The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris and many more.
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8 Tuesdays • Oct. 29-Dec. 17 • 6:30-8:30pm • $320 Are you ready to commit to completing your book? Use the support of fellow writers and well-timed feedback to move through resistance and finish your work. Keenan provides incisive feedback as well as structural and publishing advice as needed. Restricted registration – call for information.
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What do we do when life lurches out of balance? How can we reconnect to one other and to what’s sustaining, when evil and catastrophe seem inescapable?These questions lie at the heart of Stitches ($17.95), Anne Lamott’s profound follow-up to her New York Times–bestselling Help, Thanks, Wow. In this book Lamott explores how we find meaning and peace in these loud and frantic times; where we start again after personal and public devastation; how we recapture wholeness after loss; and how we locate our true identities in this frazzled age. We begin, Lamott says, by collecting the ripped shreds of our emotional and spiritual fabric and sewing them back together, one stitch at a time.It’s in these stitches that the quilt of life begins, and embedded in them are strength, warmth, humor, and humanity.Anne Lamott is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Help, Thanks, Wow; Some Assembly Required; Grace (Eventually); Plan B; and Traveling Mercies, as well as several novels, including Imperfect Birds and Rosie. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California.