Class: Amanda Conran & Darcey Rosenblatt - Jumpstarting the Creative Process for Young Writers

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 9:00am

5 Days; Monday August 14 – Friday August 18, 2017  • 9 am – 12 pm • $325

Beginning Your Novel - Do you plan to write a novel someday? Start now! Spend the week with two local authors learning the basics of fiction writing. We’ll cover world building, character development, plotting and how to write dialogue and action scenes. We’ll talk about how to get started, stay organized and how to feed your creativity. Learn how to share the stories that are in your head. Open for ages 9 - 13years.  **Space is Limited**

Amanda Conran is the author of The Lost Celt, Goosebottom Books, 2016. She's also a children's book specialist, booktalker and the Ink book club facilitator at Book Passage.

Darcey Rosenblatt is the author of The Lost Boys, Henry Holt, August 2017. She writes for middle grade and teenage people because she believes at that age stories can be life changing – they were for her.  

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Left Coast Writers®: Megan Nolan - Living Love The Yoga of Yama & Niyama (San Francisco)

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

Living Love explores the ancient teachings of yoga  that assist with living in the world and facing life's difficulties. This book leads you through processes that can help you shift negative beliefs and thought patterns, transform your relationship with yourself and others and ultimately your life. A unique blend of the ancient teachings of yoga, the Yama and Niyama of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, and modern psychology.  It offers teachings for happiness, compassion, self-love, and self-realization.

It gives simple practices that can resolve, solve, clarify, heal, purify, fend off confusion, dispel error and light your way into developing a deeper connection with your true divine nature. Living Love is a practical guide to living a deep and fulfilling life that will move you towards awakening to the deepest love within you.

Megan Nolan PhD. is an author of spiritual books and a teacher of meditation and yogic wisdom. She is also a licensed psychologist in private practice, an Acharya, an ERYT 500 yoga teacher, and founder and the president of Ananda Gurukula, a non-profit organization dedicated to traditional yoga teachings. Nolan holds satsanga, wisdom teachings classes, retreats and kirtans at the Santa Rosa Ashram and various locations on the West Coast.

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780986304712
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ananda Gurukula - November 4th, 2016

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San Francisco, CA 94111

Karin Slaughter - The Good Daughter (Corte Madera)

Monday, August 14, 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
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: William Morrow & Company - August 8th, 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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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Danzy Senna - New People (San Francisco)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 6:00pm

As the twentieth century draws to a close, Maria is at the start of a life she never thought possible. She and Khalil, her college sweetheart, are planning their wedding. They are the perfect couple, “King and Queen of the Racially Nebulous Prom.” Their skin is the same shade of beige. They live together in a black bohemian enclave in Brooklyn, where Khalil is riding the wave of the first dot-com boom and Maria is plugging away at her dissertation, on the Jonestown massacre. They’ve even landed a starring role in a documentary about “new people” like them, who are blurring the old boundaries as a brave new era dawns. Everything Maria knows she should want lies before her—yet she can’t stop daydreaming about another man, a poet she barely knows. As fantasy escalates to fixation, it dredges up secrets from the past and threatens to unravel not only Maria’s perfect new life but her very persona.

Heartbreaking and darkly comic, New People is a bold and unfettered page-turner that challenges our every assumption about how we define one another, and ourselves.

Danzy Senna’s first novel, the bestselling Caucasia, won the Stephen Crane Award for Best New Fiction and the American Library Association’s Alex Award, was a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and was translated into close to a dozen languages. A recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, Senna is also the author of the novel Symptomatic, the memoir Where Did You Sleep Last Night?, and the story collection You Are Free. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, the novelist Percival Everett, and their sons.
 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781594487095
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - August 1st, 2017

CHOSEN AS A 2017 BEST SUMMER READ PICK BY

Vogue - Elle - Harper's Bazaar - Glamour - Buzzfeed - Bustle - Ms. Magazine - Pop Sugar - Newsday - The Millions - CNN's The Lead


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San Francisco, CA 94111

John Burley - The Quiet Child (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Quiet Child takes place in the summer of 1954, and the residents of Cottonwood, California, are dying. At the center of it all is six-year-old Danny McCray, a strange and silent child the townspeople regard with fear and superstition, and who appears to bring illness and ruin to those around him. Even his own mother is plagued by a disease that is slowly consuming her.

Sheriff Jim Kent, increasingly aware of the whispers and rumors surrounding the boy, has watched the people of his town suffer--and he worries someone might take drastic action to protect their loved ones. Then a stranger arrives, and Danny and his ten-year-old brother, Sean, go missing. In the search that follows, everyone is a suspect, and the consequences of finding the two brothers may be worse than not finding them at all.

John Burley is the award-winning author of The Absence of Mercy, honored with the National Black Ribbon Award, and The Forgetting Place. He attended medical school in Chicago and completed his emergency medicine residency at University of Maryland Medical Center and Shock Trauma in Baltimore. He continues to serve as an emergency medicine physician in Northern California, where he lives with his wife, daughter, and Great Dane.

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780062431851
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: William Morrow & Company - August 8th, 2017

From the award-winning author of The Absence of Mercy, comes a gripping and darkly psychological novel about family, suspicion, and the price we are willing to pay to protect those we love the most.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Tom Perrotta - Mrs. Fletcher (San Francisco)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, “U R my MILF!” Over the months that follow, that message comes to obsess Eve. While leading her all-too-placid life—serving as Executive Director of the local senior center by day and taking a community college course on Gender and Society at night—Eve can’t curtail her own interest in a porn website called MILFateria.com, which features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself. Before long, Eve’s online fixations begin to spill over into real life, revealing new romantic possibilities that threaten to upend her quiet suburban existence.

Meanwhile, miles away at the state college, Eve’s son Brendan—a jock and aspiring frat boy—discovers that his new campus isn’t nearly as welcoming to his hard-partying lifestyle as he had imagined. Only a few weeks into his freshman year, Brendan is floundering in a college environment that challenges his white-dude privilege and shames him for his outmoded, chauvinistic ideas of sex. As the New England autumn turns cold, both mother and son find themselves enmeshed in morally fraught situations that come to a head on one fateful November night.

Sharp, witty, and provocative, Mrs. Fletcher is a timeless examination of sexuality, identity, parenthood, and the big clarifying mistakes people can make when they’re no longer sure of who they are or where they belong.

Tom Perrotta is the bestselling author of eight works of fiction, including Election and Little Children, both of which were made into critically acclaimed movies, and The Leftovers, which was adapted into an HBO series. He lives outside Boston.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781501144028
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - August 1st, 2017

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Leftovers and Little Children comes a penetrating and hilarious new novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America's culture wars.


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