Okey Ndibe - Arrows of Rain

Arrows of Rain begins in the country of Madia, where a young prostitute runs into the sea and drowns. The last man who spoke to her, the “madman” Bukuru, is asked to account for her last moments. When his testimony implicates the Madian armed forces, Bukuru is arrested and charged with her death. At the first day of trial, Bukuru, acting as his own attorney, counters these charges with allegations of his own, speaking not only of government complicity in a series of violent assaults and killings, but telling the court that the president of Madia himself is guilty of rape and murder. The incident is hushed up, and Bukuru is sent back to prison, where he will likely meet his end. But a young journalist manages to visit him, and together they journey through decades of history that illuminate Bukuru’s life, and that of the entire nation.

Okey Ndibe first came to the United States to act as founding editor of African Commentary, a magazine published by Chinua Achebe. He has taught at Brown University, Connecticut College, Simon’s Rock College, Trinity College, and the University of Lagos (as a Fulbright scholar). His award-winning journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, and the Hartford Courant, where he served on the editorial board. He earned his MFA and PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is the author of Foreign Gods, Inc., and lives in West Hartford, CT, with his wife, Sheri, and their three children.

 

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Arrows of Rain (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9781616954574
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Soho Press, 9/2014

Sandip Roy - Don't Let Him Know

When Romola Mitra, a young Indian bride newly arrived in the United States, stumbles upon a letter she was not meant to open, it changes her life. Decades later, her son, Amit, finds that letter among Romola’s possessions and thinks he has discovered a secret about her. But secrets sometimes conceal deeper secrets. Sometimes the secrets that could break us apart are the same that glue us together.

Traveling back and forth in time, crisscrossing between India and the United States, Don't Let Him Know, a debut novel by Sandip Roy, follows Romola, her husband Avinash, and their son Amit, immigrants twice over, from childhood to adulthood to old age—through their struggles to bridge the chasms of geography, generation, and culture.

Sandip Roy currently lives in Calcutta but for years was a radio host on KALW in San Francisco and is a frequent commentator for Morning Edition on NPR.

 

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

Don't Let Him Know (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9781620408988
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Published: Bloomsbury USA, 1/2015

John Burley - The Forgetting Place

When Dr. Lise Shields arrived at the correctional psychiatric facility five years ago, she was warned that many of its patients-committed by Maryland’s judicial system for perpetrating heinous crimes-would never leave.

But what happens when a place like Menaker is corrupted, when it becomes a tool to silence the innocent, conceal an injustice, contain a secret? Why is it that the newest patient does not seem to belong there, that the hospital administrator has fallen silent, and that Lise is being watched by two men with seemingly lethal intent? In The Forgetting Place, the answers are closer than Lise realizes and could cost her everything she holds dear.

John Burley is the award-winning author of The Absence of Mercy, which won the National Black Ribbon Award recognizing a fresh, new voice in suspense writing. 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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Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$14.99
ISBN-13: 9780062227409
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: William Morrow & Company, 2/2015

Susan Scott - Call Me Captain

For years Susan Scott owned a sailboat the way most women own a motorcycle: She rode on it with her husband, and called it “ours,” but Honu had always been far more his than hers. When hormone storms, career doubts and a floundering marriage shattered Susan’s fairytale life in Hawaii, at 56 she took ownership of the couple’s neglected 37-foot ketch, learning to repair, refit and sail it in Hawaii’s rough waters. A year later, she invited her 28-year-old biologist friend Alex to crew for her and the two novice sailors shoved off for Palmyra Atoll, a National Wildlife Refuge 1,000 miles south of Hawaii. There, through her work as a biologist, Susan sought sanctuary in the marine animals that are her life’s passion.

In Call Me Captain, Scott shares the storms and gear failures of offshore sailing, the confusion of midlife changes and shifting marriage roles, and the magnificent world of marine biology.

A registered nurse since 1974, Susan Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Hawaii in 1985, and a certificate in marine journalism from the university’s Marine Option Program.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$19.99
ISBN-13: 9780824839819
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: University of Hawaii Press, 10/2014

Class: Linda Watanabe McFerrin - Plot Thickens

02/21/2015 4:00 pm
Sat., Feb. 21 • 10:00-4:00 pm • $120 
 
 
 
 
Aristotle called plot “the most important element of storytelling.” But to plot properly, you must have a plan, and the plan must give rise to emotion. Does the plot always seem to elude you? Spend a day planning and plotting and find out what you’re missing. Bring your flat-lining fiction and nonfiction and fix it.
 
Linda Watanabe McFerrin is the founder of Left Coast Writers®. Her latest novel, Dead Love, was a Bram Stoker Award finalist.
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925

Class: Amy Novesky- On-The-Spot Children's Writing

02/21/2015 2:00 pm
Sat. Feb. 21 • 10:00-2:00 pm • $80 
48-hour advance registration • Limit of six
 
 
  
 
You’ve written a brilliant children’s story and can’t wait to hear what others think, or you’re stuck and need a critique. Bring your manuscript or idea to this on-the-spot workshop, and we’ll critique it. Amy Novesky is a children’s book editor, author, and experienced workshop leader.
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925


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