Annemarie Ahearn - Full Moon Suppers at Salt Water Farm (San Francisco)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 1:00pm

Full Moon Suppers at Salt Water Farm invites you to a series of magical, seasonal suppers where dear friends gather around a farm table to celebrate the bounty that the land and sea provide.

This menu-driven cookbook offers twelve beautifully crafted meals derived from more than one hundred sold-out evening events at Salt Water Farm, the author's cooking school in Maine. Even if you can't make it to one of Annemarie's monthly Full Moon Suppers, you can re-create them at home, beneath a full moon -- or any night -- for family and friends.

Each supper includes a portrait of the month: its climate, its rewards, and its ritual kitchen tasks--and a menu inspired by those characteristics. This is not only a celebration of the earth and its bounty but a reward for the hard work that goes into food production. These meals pay respect to the elements, the conditions of the earth, soil, and sea, and seasonal traditions as we round the lunar cycle.

Annemarie Ahearn founded Salt Water Farm in 2009, a cooking school for home cooks on Maine's Penobscot Bay. She began her studies at Colorado College, during which time her interest in food developed while living in Aix-en-Provence, where she studied Provincial cuisine and visited the open-air markets. Later, she apprenticed in the kitchen at Le Jardin Notre Dame in Paris.

While in New York, Annemarie worked in the editorial department at Saveur Magazine and wrote a biweekly food column for The L Magazine, entitled the "Downtown Chef." After attending the Institute of Culinary Education with a degree in both Culinary Arts and Culinary Management she worked for Dan Barber at Blue Hill Restaurant as personal assistant to Tom Colicchio of Craft Restaurants, and as a personal chef in New York. She also worked at the Slow Food Headquarters and before opening Salt Water Farm, she taught classes at Cook and Taste, a small, recreational cooking school in Barcelona.

Before turning 30, Ahearn was named "Top 30 Under 30" in Food & Wine Magazine, "changing the way America eats." In 2013, Ahearn opened Salt Water Farm Cafe & Market in Rockport Harbor, Maine, offering locally sourced fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and garnered acclaim in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Boston Globe as well as Bon Appetit, Downeast Magazine, and Maine Magazine. Ahearn is also a contributing writer for Downeast Magazine, sharing recipes from her school and regularly teaches high school students in her community cooking skills through a program she calls "Back to Basics."

 

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781611803327
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Published: Roost Books - May 23rd, 2017

Full Moon Suppers at Salt Water Farm invites you to a series of magical, seasonal suppers where dear friends gather around a farm table to celebrate the bounty that the land and sea provide.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Chris Haft - If These Walls Could Talk: San Francisco Giants (San Francisco)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

The San Francisco Giants are one of baseball's most storied franchises. Through the words of the players, via multiple interviews conducted with current and past Giants, readers will meet the players, coaches, and management and share in their moments of greatness and defeat. In If These Walls Could Talk: San Francisco Giants: Stories from the San Francisco Giants Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box, Chris Haft recounts stories from this decorated Giants dynasty, which earned World Series rings in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Giants fans will not want to be without this book.

Chris Haft has covered Major League baseball since 1991. He co-authored a book on the Giants' 2010 World Series title, This Is Our Time. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Haft graduated from Stanford University and has two daughters, Samantha and Stephanie. Mike Krukow is a seven-time Emmy-Award winning broadcaster and color commentator for the San Francisco Giants. He pitched for the Giants from 1983 to 1989. Brandon Crawford became the Giants' everyday shortstop in 2012. He won back-to-back Gold Glove awards for defensive excellence in 2015-16 and was named a Silver Slugger recipient as the National League's top offensive performer at his position in 2015.

 

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By Chris Haft, Mike Krukow (Foreword by), Brandon Crawford (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781629373898
Availability: Special Order
Published: Triumph Books (IL) - May 15th, 2017

The San Francisco Giants are one of baseball's most storied franchises. Through the words of the players, via multiple interviews conducted with current and past Giants, readers will meet the players, coaches, and management and share in their moments of greatness and defeat. Haft recounts stories from this decorated Giants dynasty, which earned World Series rings in 2010, 2012, and 2014.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Lisa Ko - The Leavers (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her.

With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. They rename him Daniel Wilkinson in their efforts to make him over into their version of an “all-American boy.” But far away from all he’s ever known, Daniel struggles to reconcile his new life with his mother’s disappearance and the memories of the family and community he left behind.

Set in New York and China, The Leavers is a vivid and moving examination of borders and belonging. It’s the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he’s loved has been taken away--and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of her past.

This powerful debut is the winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for fiction, awarded by Barbara Kingsolver for a novel that addresses issues of social justice.

Lisa Ko's fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2016, Narrative, Copper Nickel, the Asian Pacific American Journal, and elsewhere. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Writers OMI at Ledig House, the Jerome Foundation, and Blue Mountain Center, among others. A founding coeditor of Hyphen and a fiction editor at Drunken Boat, Ko was born in Queens and lives in Brooklyn.

 

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By Lisa Ko
$25.95
ISBN: 9781616206888
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - May 2nd, 2017

"There was a time I would have called Lisa Ko's novel beautifully written, ambitious, and moving, and all of that is true, but it's more than that now: if you want to understand a forgotten and essential part of the world we live in, The Leavers is required reading." --Ann Patchett,  author of Commonwealth


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Lucy Kalanithi & John Duberstein - The Bright Hour (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 1:00pm

In honor of the late Nina Riggs, this event will be presented by Lucy Kalanithi & Nina's husband, John Duberstein, in conversation with Kelly Corrigan

“We are breathless, but we love the days. They are promises. They are the only way to walk from one night to the other.”

Nina Riggs was just thirty-seven years old when initially diagnosed with breast cancer—one small spot. Within a year, the mother of two sons, ages seven and nine, and married sixteen years to her best friend, received the devastating news that her cancer was terminal. 

How does one live each day, “unattached to outcome”? How does one approach the moments, big and small, with both love and honesty?

Exploring motherhood, marriage, friendship, and memory, even as she wrestles with the legacy of her great-great-great grandfather, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nina Riggs’s breathtaking memoir continues the urgent conversation that Paul Kalanithi began in his gorgeous When Breath Becomes Air. She asks, what makes a meaningful life when one has limited time? 

Brilliantly written, The Bright Hour is about how to love all the days, even the bad ones. It's about the way literature, especially Emerson, and Nina’s other muse, Montaigne, can be a balm and a form of prayer and looking death squarely in the face to say “this is what will be.”

Especially poignant in these uncertain times, Riggs urges us to live well and not lose sight of what makes us human: love, art, music, words.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9781501169359
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 6th, 2017

An exquisite memoir about how to live--and love--every day with "death in the room," from poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young sons and the direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, in the tradition of When Breath Becomes Air.

"We are breathless, but we love the days. They are promises. They are the only way to walk from one night to the other."


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Laurie A. Watkins - Go From Stressed to Strong (Sausalito)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 6:00pm

Go from Stressed to Strong: Health & Fitness Advice from High Achievers is about the war with the unhealthy habits of our stressful lives. Laurie A. Watkins provides readers with practical and proven tools she designed with health and wellness experts on how to get on to the path to a healthy lifestyle in a 24/7 world. Prompted by Watkins’s own experiences while working inside the world of two presidential campaigns and other high-stress working environments such as the Pentagon and Capitol Hill, she shares her own stories as well as stories from prominent men and women across a wide range of industries on their experiences and how they came out the other side, including:

•    Bestselling author and TV host Bill Nye the Science Guy
•    2016 CrossFit Games competitor and RN Christy Adkins
•    Professional speaker and Army veteran Dan Nevins
•    Restaurateur Jamie Leeds
•    Two-star Michelin-rated chef José Andrés
•    Holistic nutritionist & bestselling author Elissa Goodman
•    Former White House staffer Phil Larson 

This book is for anyone with a busy lifestyle who thinks they can’t fit in being healthy—whether a CEO, a full-time student, a CPA during tax season, or a full-time parent. Watkins reveals how to handle specific challenges to health—sleep deprivation, poor diet, and stress. In doing so, she encourages readers to command their day now, giving them the energy and strength today to make it through tomorrow and the day after that.—whether a CEO, a full-time student, a CPA during tax season, or a full-time parent. Watkins reveals how to handle specific challenges to health—sleep deprivation, poor diet, and stress. In doing so, she encourages readers to command their day now, giving them the energy and strength today to make it through tomorrow and the day after that.

Laurie A. Watkins is an accomplished writer, public speaker, entrepreneur, communications specialist, and seasoned political strategist. She has worked on two presidential campaigns, served in positions from Capitol Hill to the Pentagon, and more recently returned to guest lecture at West Point, The United States Military Academy. A native Floridian, Laurie currently thrives in California with her partner Rob and their dog Whiskey Bravo.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781510716537
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Skyhorse Publishing - April 11th, 2017

Go From Stressed to Strong is about the war with the unhealthy habits of our stressful lives. Laurie A. Watkins provides readers with practical and proven tools she designed along with health and wellness experts to get on the path to a healthy lifestyle in a 24-7 world.


100 Bay St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Lucy Kalanithi & John Duberstein - The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying (San Francisco)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 6:00pm

In honor of the late Nina Riggs, this event will be presented by Lucy Kalanithi & Nina's husband, John Duberstein, in conversation with Kelly Corrigan

“We are breathless, but we love the days. They are promises. They are the only way to walk from one night to the other.”

Nina Riggs was just thirty-seven years old when initially diagnosed with breast cancer—one small spot. Within a year, the mother of two sons, ages seven and nine, and married sixteen years to her best friend, received the devastating news that her cancer was terminal. 

How does one live each day, “unattached to outcome”? How does one approach the moments, big and small, with both love and honesty?

Exploring motherhood, marriage, friendship, and memory, even as she wrestles with the legacy of her great-great-great grandfather, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nina Riggs’s breathtaking memoir continues the urgent conversation that Paul Kalanithi began in his gorgeous When Breath Becomes Air. She asks, what makes a meaningful life when one has limited time? 

Brilliantly written, The Bright Hour is about how to love all the days, even the bad ones. It's about the way literature, especially Emerson, and Nina’s other muse, Montaigne, can be a balm and a form of prayer and looking death squarely in the face to say “this is what will be.”

Especially poignant in these uncertain times, Riggs urges us to live well and not lose sight of what makes us human: love, art, music, words.

The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781501169359
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 6th, 2017

An exquisite memoir about how to live--and love--every day with "death in the room," from poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young sons and the direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, in the tradition of When Breath Becomes Air.

"We are breathless, but we love the days. They are promises. They are the only way to walk from one night to the other."


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

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