Book Group: Pat Holt - Contemporary Classics

02/10/2015 12:30 pm
Five Tuesdays: Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May 12, June 9 • 10:30-12:30pm • $105
 
 
 
Pat Holt leads a discussion of books that have captured the contemporary imagination. Holt is the former book review editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and publisher of Holt Uncensored.
 
February: We are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler 
March: Oleander Girl, Chitra Divakaruni
April: The Translator, Nina Schuyler
May: Every Day is for the Thief, Teju Cole
June: People in the Trees, Hanya Yanagihara
 
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Book Group: Pat Holt - Contemporary Classics

02/13/2015 12:30 pm
Five Fridays: Feb. 13, Mar. 13, Apr. 17, May 15, June 12 • 10:30-12:30pm • $105
 
 
 
Pat Holt leads a discussion of books that have captured the contemporary imagination. Holt is the former book review editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and publisher of Holt Uncensored.
 
February: We are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler 
March: Oleander Girl, Chitra Divakaruni
April: The Translator, Nina Schuyler
May: Every Day is for the Thief, Teju Cole
June: People in the Trees, Hanya Yanagihara
 
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Sam Benjamin & Candice Lori - The Hippie Kama Sutra

Hippies may be all about free love, but there are some difficult waters to navigate when dreadlocks and unkempt beards are involved. The Hippie Kama Sutra is a helpful guide for those who are grappling with those age old questions: Where does one find great natural supplements that might also work as an aphrodisiac? How does one find a mate with similar Birkenstock preferences? Will Patchouli hide the natural post-coital musk? All of these questions, and many more, are answered in The Hippie Kama Sutra.

A graduate of Brown University, Sam Benjamin has worked variously as an adult filmmaker, farmhand, celebrity ghostwriter, and massage therapist. He's the author of American Gangbang, one of LA Weekly’s Best Reads of 2011.

Candice Lori has spent the past decade studying yoga, organic horticulture, and bodywork at alternative communities in Hawaii, India, and California.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$19.95
ISBN-13: 9781940207285
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Rare Bird Books, 1/2015

M.O. Walsh - My Sunshine Away

The debut novel of a major new literary talent, My Sunshine Away is at once a spellbinding mystery, a funny and tender coming-of-age story, a rich and affectionate portrait of the contemporary South, and a wise meditation on family, memory, and forgiveness. The novel juxtaposes an idyllic Louisiana childhood with the heartbreaking but ultimately hopeful story of a vicious crime, unraveling families, and an all-consuming first love. In My Sunshine Away, M.O. Walsh’s thirty-something narrator tells the story of the summer of 1989, when he was a fourteen-year-old boy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in love with Lindy Simpson, the fifteen-year-old girl across the street. But after Lindy is raped one night while riding her bike home from track practice and no arrests are made, innocence is suddenly lost for her, him, their families, their schoolmates, and everyone along Piney Creek Road in their affluent section of Baton Rouge. The brutal crime shatters the community’s illusions, and it’s not until decades later that the narrator comes to terms with its consequences, and the part he played in it. As he recounts the events that took place that pivotal summer, the mystery of who committed the unspeakable crime is revealed.

M.O. Walsh was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Epoch, and Best New American Voices, among others. He is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Mississippi and is currently the director of the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans. This is his first novel.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

My Sunshine Away (Hardcover)

$26.95
ISBN-13: 9780399169526
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Putnam Adult, 2/2015

Greg Randall - Diamonds for Death

In Diamonds for Death, Sharon O'Mara's newest client doesn't need her help for what he's done, but rather for what he's left behind. When baseball great, Toro Rodriquez, defected he had to leave his wife and family in Cuba. Now a ruthless governemnt agent whose allegiance isn't to Castro, but only to herself, holds them prisoner.

Since O'Mara's friend, Kevin Bryan, is off on a security gig in London to prevent the theft of diamonds worth a quarter of a billion euros, she turns to old friends and comrades-in-arms to help rescue Toro's family. Her team's failure may mean vanishing into a Cuban prison... or worse.

Gregory Randall has writen four volumes of the continuing saga of Sharon O'Mara. Each tells an important and exciting chapter of Sharon's life as she moves from soldier to citizen. She has battled and vanquished, evil developers, Chinese Tongs, Mexican Cartels, the newest version of 20th Century Nazis, and now Middle Eastern thugs.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

Book Group: Carol Benet - Potpourri of Literary Prizes (Afternoons)

02/16/2015 3:00 pm
Five Mondays: Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 20, May 18 & June 15 • 1:00-3:00pm • $105
 
 
 
This group reads authors that have won literary prizes including the Nobel Prize, the Man Booker Prize, the National Book Award and the Asturias Literary Prize. Carol Benet has an M.A from Michigan and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley.
 
February: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra (National Book Critics Circle's inaugural John Leonard Prize)
March: God of the Rocks, Jane Gardam (Heywood Hill Literary Prize)
April: The End of a Story, Lydia Davis (Man Booker International Prize, MacArthur Fellow) 
May: Lyrics Alley, Leila Aboulela (Scottish Book Award) 
June: The Hunters, James Salter (Windham-Campbell Prize)
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States


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