Mark Wiederanders - Stevenson's Treasure

Stevenson's Treasure is a fictional but carefully researched story about the year Robert Louis Stevenson left Scotland and journeyed to California on what has to be one of the most romantic, ill-advised but successful quests a literary figure has ever made.  His objective is scandalous: to make an American art student he met in France, Fanny Osbourne, his wife despite the fact she's already married (unhappily), has children and is ten years older than him.  Showing up on her Monterey doorstep half-dead from several ailments, “Louis” nonetheless proposes marriage.  Although her heart longs to say “yes,” she turns him down for a variety of practical reasons.  Louis finds cheap lodgings nearby and vows to stay as long as it takes to overcome her objections.  In their year-long struggle to somehow have a future together, Louis and Fanny must contend not just with his abysmal health, but his inability to sell his writing, her handsome but philandering husband, a contentious teenage daughter and a skeptical ten-year-old son as well.  From this mixture, stirred on a palette of landscapes that include France, Monterey, San Francisco, Calistoga and the Highlands of Scotland, comes a more complete triumph than Stevenson could ever have hoped for.

Mark Wiederanders writes about the private lives of famous authors. His screenplay about William Shakespeare’s family, Taming Judith was a finalist in the Academy of Motion Pictures’ annual screenwriting competition and was optioned by a film company.  An earlier draft of Stevenson’s Treasure placed in the Short List for Finalists in the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society’s annual Novel-in-Progress competition.  To finish the novel, Mark was awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, the Martha’s Vineyard Writers’ Residency and the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center.  

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
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San Francisco
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Postal Code:
94111
$20.35
ISBN-13: 9781611793079
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Published: Fireship Press, 2/2014

Allen Salkin - From Scratch

America has come a long way from the handful of “dump and stir” cooking shows of the 1970s and 80s to the vast and vibrant television food scene of today, when most of the population seems to be on a first-name basis with the likes of Bobby Flay, Ina Garten, and Mario Batali. Now out in paperback, From Scratch: The Uncensored History Of The Food Network is the first book about the network that covers the whole story from the beginning. It includes a brand new afterword with behind-the-scenes revelations about a bullying Robert Irvine as he confronts a rising rival, a never-say-die Paula Deen trying to rebuild her brand against all odds, and a not-ready-for-her-close-up Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, as she struggles to adapt to being a TV star. Illuminating one of the most notable cultural and media trends of recent decades, the rise of a food-obsessed culture, the book also tells a powerful business story, revealing how creativity, chance, technology, and money sometimes work together and sometimes at cross purposes when building a brand. In its paperback form, it will continue to be devoured by devoted fans of food shows, by media business junkies who want to know how an empire was created, and by everyone curious about what some of today’s best known pop culture personalities are really like behind the scenes.

Allen Salkin's journalism has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Village Voice, and Details. He produces and stars in video interviews of food celebrities for a variety of websites. A well-known trend spotter, his article on the renewed popularity of monocles attracted worldwide attention in spring 2014. Allen was a featured player on the E! reality show #1 Single, has appeared in documentaries including True Hollywood Story: Chris Farley, and on numerous outlets to discuss his first book Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us, about the Seinfeld-inspired celebration.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
$17.00
ISBN-13: 9780425272862
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Published: Berkley Trade, 10/2014

Class: Laura Deutsch & Tarra Christoff- Discover Your Legacy

11/16/2014 1:00 pm
Sun. Nov. 16 • 10:00-1:00 pm • $85
 
 
 
 
Explore creative ways to envision the next phase of your life.  In this experiential workshop, we'll use writing, discussion, meditation and other techniques to help you uncover what brings you a sense of meaning and purpose.
 
Laura Deutsch's book Writing from the Senses was published by Shambhala in 2014. Her work has appeared in the LA Times and SF Chronicle, and she has taught at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University.
 
Tarra Christoff, legacy coach, helps people discover and create meaningful legacies. She holds a Masters degree in Psychology and has led workshops on making a difference at The Omega Institute and JFK University.

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Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925

Patricia Garfield - Schmoopie's Dream

When Schmoopie, the runt and sole survivor of a litter is rescued from the pound, her wish for a new family is fulfilled beyond her wildest dreams. Children’s therapy centers and humane societies use the entertaining and inspirational story of Schmoopie’s Dream: From Pound to Penthouse as an additional healing tool.

Patricia Garfield, Ph.D., is a worldwide authority on dreams.  She is one of the six co-founders of The Association for the Study of Dreams and was the 1998-99 President. Her bestseller Creative Dreaming is considered a classic, and is available in fourteen languages.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$6.99
ISBN-13: 9780991617418
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Dr. Patricia Garfield's Center for Creative D, 6/2014

California Writers Club: Marcia Naomi Berger, Susanna Solomon & More - Club Wide Book Launch

11/16/2014 3:00 pm

California Writers Club presents a club wide book launch celebration, where ten members with books released between last December and November 2014 will present their works. A members only reception will be held from 1:00-2:00pm. Here are a few of the confirmed speakers:

A long time resident of Marin, Susanna Solomon makes her home both in San Anselmo and on Levee Road in Point Reyes Station. She has long been captivated by the sheriff’s calls in the Point Reyes Light. Her collection of short stories, Point Reyes Sheriff's Calls, – each inspired by one of these calls – has been published by HD Media Press. Come join the fun and meet opinionated Mildred, her long suffering husband Fred, Linda, a well-endowed and new deputy, Alice, an awkward fourteen year old, and Thomas, 15, who has a hard time staying out of trouble. 

Marcia Naomi Berger is the author of Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love: 30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted, which was published by New World Library last February. She is licensed clinical social worker with a private psychotherapy practice in San Rafael, California, where she works with individuals and couples. She also offers marriage and communications workshops for the public and has taught continuing education programs for therapists online for the National Association of Social Workers and live classes at the UC Berkeley Extension and Alliant International University. A former executive director of Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the East Bay and clinical faculty member at the UCSF School of Medicine, she has held senior level positions in the fields of child welfare, alcoholism treatment, and psychiatry. She earned her master’s degree in social work at the University of Michigan.

Since the 1800s, Mill Valley has attracted spirited freethinkers, entrepreneurs, nature lovers, rabble-rousers, and more than a few rock stars. Early Mill Valley booster Sidney Cushing encouraged tourism with a train up Mount Tamalpais called “The Crookedest Railroad in the World.” Laura White, more concerned with protecting Mill Valley’s natural beauty than attracting more people, brought the town its Outdoor Art Club and a tradition of conservationism. Vera Schultz broke the glass ceiling of local politics in 1946, and in 1973, 10-year-old Jenny Fulle’s letter to President Nixon would change the future of America’s female athletes. When Mill Valley’s Strawberry Elementary School teacher Rita Abrams wrote a song about why she loved Mill Valley, it became a national hit; so did a song about the heart of rock and roll, written by local boy Huey Lewis, who had attended Strawberry School. These stories, and many more, make up the book Legendary Locals of Mill Valley, by writer and Mill Valley resident Joyce Kleiner.

Beginning with tales of the Yelamu--the city’s original inhabitants--and the Spanish missionaries who arrived in 1776, Chronicles of Old San Francisco by Gael Chandler, recounts the trials and triumphs of the many different people who sought out this great city by the bay, transformed it, and were themselves transformed by it. With 28 dramatic true stories, the book introduces readers to movers and shakers ike rancho owner Juana Briones, Gold Rush entrepreneur Levi Strauss, confectioner Domenico Ghirardelli, the rock legends of Haight-Ashbury, activist politician Harvey Milk, and the pioneers of today’s tech boom. Readers will also encounter lesser-known characters such as the children who grew up on Alcatraz, John McLaren, the architect of Golden Gate Park, and Mary Rodgers, mother of 12 who fought urban renewal in her neighborhood.

Joan Steidinger's Sisterhood in Sports takes a look at the unique needs of girls who play sports and how to respond to, and support those needs so that they can excel in their chosen sport. So much focus is put on boys in sports, with little attention to the different needs of girls and keeping them active in sports. Here, the author casts a light on the importance of friendships, relationships, and communication among girl athletes, and shows how parents and coaches can work with them to keep them engaged and progressing at every level.

In John Byrne Barry's Bones in the Wash it’s 2008, the Democrats have nominated the charismatic Barack Obama, and the presidential election is all coming down to the Land of Enchantment. Ambitious Albuquerque Mayor Tomas Zamara, charged with delivering New Mexico’s five electoral votes for John McCain, is directed to shut down voter registration drives and accuse the Democrats of stealing the election. He's also grappling with a fierce opponent, a demanding and volatile new woman, and his father’s unrelenting pressure to use city money to rescue the family business. Then, when a flash flood unearths the skeleton of his long-missing wife, investigators zero in on Zamara as a suspect.

Prison to Paradise is about Juan Sibul, a Russian Revolutionary who is thrown into prison for life. His vision of freedom launches an incredible story of escape, and takes you through three generations of family history until Peter Narodny is born on a remote Caribbean island. He thrives in his natural environment where voodoo, the thrill of smuggling, and his exposure to rum and beautiful women are only a part of his wild upbringing. The lessons he gains gives him a new perspective on life and a passion to find out what the rest of his life has to offer.

In the classic tradition of Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Samuel Johnson, and H.L. Mencken, Thoughts for All Occassions is a thoughtful, reflective book of distilled wisdom epigrams. Webster's dictionary defines an epigram as "A concise, clever, often paradoxical statement," i.e. a short piece of wisdom, often witty or satiric. These original epigrams by author Michael Lipsey ponder some of life's greatest questions about living, dying, love, mortality, religion, science, work, health and wealth. Lipsey has written two previous books, I Thought So—A Book of Epigrams and I Thought So—-Volume 2.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$16.95
ISBN-13: 9780985493097
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: HD Media Press Inc, 12/2013

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781608682232
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Published: New World Library, 2/2014

$21.99
ISBN-13: 9781467101288
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Published: Legendary Locals, 5/2014

$21.95
ISBN-13: 9780984633494
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Museyon Inc, 10/2014

$34.00
ISBN-13: 9781442230330
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 10/2014

$12.95
ISBN-13: 9780884865438
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Published: Bristol Park Books, 1/2014

Cathy Barrow - Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry

In Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry ($35.00), home preserving expert Cathy Barrow presents a world of practical and easy-to-master techniques for preserving fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish, canning beans and soups, and making cheese. From double strawberry jam and chile-spiked tomatoes to duck confit and homemade pancetta, Mrs. Wheelbarrow s Practical Pantry gives readers the tools to turn the fleeting abundance of the farmers market into a well-stocked pantry. It arms home cooks with clear instructions for water-bath processing and pressure canning and further inspires readers with more than 150 color photographs that feature fresh produce in season, cooking techniques, and finished dishes.
 
Cathy Barrow writes the food blog Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Kitchen. She has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Garden and Gun, NPR, and Modern Farmer, among other publications. She lives in Washington, DC. 


Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$35.00
ISBN-13: 9780393240733
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 11/2014



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