Class: Kate Rider - Intermediate Italian

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 9:30am

5 Wednesdays, June 14 - July 19 (No class June 28), 2017 • 9:30 - 11:30 am • $160

Kate Rider studied Italian at Stanford, Middlebury College, and in Florence and Genoa. She earned a master’s degree in Italian Literature at S.F. State, and teaches Italian at Dominican University. She loves to share her passion for Italian with her students! Classes are fun and relaxed, with a variety of activities and an emphasis on practical speaking ability.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Laurie R. King - Lockdown (San Francisco)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

A community comes together when threatened by someone with a thirst for revenge in this stunningly intricate, tautly plotted novel of rich psychological suspense from the New York Times bestselling author of the Mary Russell mysteries.

Career Day at Guadalupe Middle School: A day given to innocent hopes and youthful dreams. A day no one in attendance will ever forget.

A year ago, Principal Linda McDonald arrived at Guadalupe determined to overturn the school's reputation for truancy, gang violence, and neglect. One of her initiatives is Career Day -- bringing together children, teachers, and community presenters in a celebration of the future. But there are some in attendance who reject McDonald's bright vision.

A principal with a secret. A husband with a murky past. A cop with too many questions. A kid under pressure to prove himself. A girl struggling to escape a mother's history. A young basketball player with an affection for guns. Even the school janitor has a story he dare not reveal. But no one at the gathering anticipates the shocking turn of events that will transform a day of possibilities into an explosive confrontation.

Tense, poignant, and brilliantly paced, Lockdown charts compelling characters on a collision course -- a chain of interactions that locks together hidden lives, troubling secrets, and the bravest impulses of the human heart.

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen Mary Russell mysteries, five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, the Stuyvesant & Grey novels Touchstone and The Bones of Paris, and the acclaimed A Darker Place, Folly, Califia’s Daughters (written under the pen name Leigh Richards), and Keeping Watch. She lives in Northern California.

 

Lockdown: A Novel of Suspense Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780804177931
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Bantam - June 13th, 2017

A community comes together when threatened by someone with a thirst for revenge in this stunningly intricate, tautly plotted novel of rich psychological suspense from the New York Times bestselling author of the Mary Russell mysteries.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Class: Cathy Rath - Enhancing Your Craft (Corte Madera)

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 6:30pm

Thursday Jun. 15, 2017 • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm • $50

Starting out or nearing the end of your writing project? No worries, there’s always time to enhance your craft.  A well-written novel, short story or memoir entices us with creative characterization, consistent point of view, and memorable dialogue. Come and review the fundamentals in this interactive workshop, and then please return for the full journey in a four-week session offering.

Cathy Rath is currently a professor at SFSU and a professional writing coach.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Kris Perry & Sandy Stier - Love on Trial: Our Supreme Court Fight for the Right to Marry (Corte Madera)

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

Told in their own voice, this is the story of two women who took their struggle for marriage equality all the way to the Supreme Court -- and won.

Kris Perry and Sandy Stier are the lead plaintiffs in the team that sued the state of California to restore marriage equality. By 2008, when Californians voted in Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage, Kris and Sandy had been a couple raising their four sons for almost a decade.

Living in Berkeley, they were a modern family, but without the protections of legal marriage. In alternating voices, Love on Trial tells the story of each woman's journey from her 1960s all-American childhood to the US Supreme Court, sharing tales of growing up in rural America, coming out to bewildered parents, falling in love, and finally becoming a family. From wrangling teenagers and careers to hot flashes at the Supreme Court, this book provides an honest, amusing look at a family that landed in the middle of one of the most important civil rights battles of our era.

Kris Perry is the Executive Director of the First Five Years Fund. Sandy Stier is a Senior Advisor in the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families. They lived for many years in Berkeley, California; now they live in Washington, D.C.

 

Love on Trial: Our Supreme Court Fight for the Right to Marry Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781938901652
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Forties Press - May 9th, 2017

Told in their own voice, this is the story of two women who took their struggle for marriage equality all the way to the Supreme Court--and won.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kerrin Meis - Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade (Corte Madera)

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 10:00am

2 Fridays: June 16 & 23, 2017 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • $75

Preview of the groundbreaking exhibition opening at the Legion of Honor on June 24. The importance of the milliner, usually a woman, in the fashion capital of the world, Paris, from 1874 to 1914. We study the social and economic ambience surrounding this phenomenon while being captivated by the colors, materials and innovation of these high fashion arbiters and the artists who celebrated them: Degas, Renoir, Manet, Cassatt and Toulouse-Lautrec.

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years, and she currently teaches for the OLLI programs at Dominican University and UC Berkeley. She leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been big favorites for years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Martin Walker - The Templars' Last Secret (Corte Madera)

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

Bruno, the beloved chief of police in the idyllic French town of St. Denis, is back This time a mysterious death brings ancient secrets to light, and it's up to our hero--and favorite gourmand--to connect the tangled threads of past and present

In The Templars' Last Secret, when a woman's body is found at the foot of a cliff near St. Denis, Bruno suspects a connection to the great ruin that stands on the cliff above: the Chateau de Commarque, a long-ago Knights Templar stronghold which, along with the labyrinth of prehistoric caves beneath it, continues to draw the interest of scholars. With the help of Amelie, a young newcomer to the Dordogne, Bruno learns that the dead woman was an archaeologist searching for a religious artifact of incredible importance, the discovery of which could have dramatic repercussions throughout the Middle East--not to mention in St. Denis. And the woman's ties to Islamic terrorists can only heighten the pressure on Bruno to unravel the centuries-old mystery. Meanwhile, an old flame of Bruno's is assigned to work with him on the case, and the two find time, naturellement, to enjoy the supreme pleasures of the wine, food, and beauty of the Dordogne.

Martin Walker is a senior fellow of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think tank based in Washington, D.C. He is also editor in chief emeritus and international affairs columnist at United Press International. His previous novels in the Bruno series are Black Diamond; Bruno, Chief of Police; The Children Return; The Crowded Grave; The Dark Vineyard; The Devil's Cave; Fatal Pursuit; The Patriarch; and The Resistance Man, all international best sellers. He lives in Washington, D.C., and the Dordogne.

 

The Templars' Last Secret: A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781101946800
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 13th, 2017

Bruno, the beloved chief of police in the idyllic French town of St. Denis, is back This time a mysterious death brings ancient secrets to light, and it's up to our hero--and favorite gourmand--to connect the tangled threads of past and present


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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