Ying Compestine - The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes (Corte Madera)

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 11:00am

Special Children's Event!

In The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes, Ming Da is only nine years old when he becomes the emperor of China, and his three advisors take advantage of him by stealing his stores of rice, gold, and precious stones. But Ming Da has a plan. With the help of his tailors, he comes up with a clever idea to outsmart his devious advisors: He asks his tailors to make "magical" new clothes for him. Anyone who is honest, the young emperor explains, will see the clothes' true splendor, but anyone who is dishonest will see only burlap sacks. The emperor dons a burlap sack, and the ministers can't help but fall for his cunning trick.

Ying Chang Compestine grew up in Communist China and now lives in Lafayette, California. She is a popular author of children's books, cookbooks, and novels.

 

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781419725425
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - December 26th, 2017

Ming Da is only nine years old when he becomes the emperor of China, and his three advisors take advantage of him by stealing his stores of rice, gold, and precious stones. But Ming Da has a plan. With the help of his tailors, he comes up with a clever idea to outsmart his devious advisors: He asks his tailors to make "magical" new clothes for him.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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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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.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Susan Compo - Earthbound (Sausalito)

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

"Before there was Star Wars ... before there was Close Encounters ... there was The Man Who Fell To Earth." - advertising tag line for 1981 reissue of the film.

Earthbound is the first book-length exploration of a true classic of twentieth-century science-fiction cinema, shot under the heavy, ethereal skies of New Mexico by the legendary British director Nicolas Roeg and starring David Bowie in a role he seemed born for as an extraterrestrial named Thomas Newton who comes to Earth in search of water. Based on a novel by the highly regarded American writer Walter Tevis, this dreamy, distressing, and visionary film resonates even more strongly in the twenty-first century than it did on its original release during the year of the US Bicentennial.

Drawing on extensive research and exclusive first-hand interviews with members of the cast and crew, Earthbound begins with a look at Tevis's 1963 novel before moving into a detailed analysis of a film described by its director as 'a sci-fi film without a lot of sci-fi tools' and starring a group of actors -- Bowie, Buck Henry, Candy Clark, Rip Torn -- later described by one of them (Henry) as "not a cast but a dinner party." It also seeks to uncover the mysteries surrounding Bowie's rejected soundtrack to the film (elements of which later ended up his groundbreaking 1977 album Low) and closes with a look at his return to the themes and characters of The Man Who Fell To Earth in one of his final works, the acclaimed musical production Lazarus.

Susan Compo is the author of Warren Oates: A Wild Life, as well as three works of fiction plus some music and sports journalism. A fanzine she did during punk's heyday is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She lives within running distance of Los Angeles.

 

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ISBN: 9781911036258
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Published: Jawbone Press - October 24th, 2017

'Before there was Star Wars ... before there was Close Encounters ... there was The Man Who Fell To Earth.' - advertising tag line for 1981 reissue of the film.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

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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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.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Carol Benet - Potpourri of Literary Prizes (Afternoon) (Corte Madera)

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 1:00pm

Five Mondays; Feb. 19, Mar. 19, Apr. 16, May 14, & June 11 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm • $130

This fall we will read 5 novels whose authors have won literary prizes including the Mann Booker Prize,  Kirkus Prize, German International Literature Prize, Camões Prize and Goncourt Prize. 

February 19

Euphoria, Lily King, Kirkus Prize

March 19

A Horse Walks Into A Bar,  David Grossman, Man Booker International Prize

April 16

The Melancholy of Resistance, László Krasznahorkai, Man Booker International Prize

May 14

The Illogic of Kassel, Enrique Vila-Matas, FIL Literary Award in Romance Languages

June 11

Devil on the Cross, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Nonino International Prize for Literature

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This group reads authors that have won literary prizes including the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle. In addition to reading award-winning novels, participants develop literary perceptual and critiquing skills. Carol Benet received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley where she won an Outstanding Teaching Award.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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