Jay Jacobs - The Widow Wave

Will anyone ever know what happened to the Aloha, a sport fishing boat that vanished with all onboard in the Pacific off San Francisco’s coast? ‘ Knowing’ may be a complex, inexact business. There’s real truth and then there’s courtroom truth; a jury’s verdict may or may not approach what actually happened. Nor can someone reading about such an event—one that had no witnesses or hard evidence to explain it—be sure where the truth lies. But trials, judges, and juries are what we use in our legal system to find truth.

The Widow Wave
explores this alternate reality. It is a fascinating true-life mystery and lawyer procedural rolled into one. Jay Jacobs offers no facile answers—and he’s not the flawless protagonist typically starring in such dramas. He lets us see how such a big wrongful death case really unfolds, in a true story that reads like a novel.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$19.79
ISBN-13: 9781610272629
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Quid Pro, LLC, 8/2014

California Writers Club - Peg Alford Pursell, Linda Joy Meyers & Brooke Warner

02/22/2015 4:00 pm

The Mentors Circle—Three experts, Peg Alford Pursell, Linda Joy Meyers, and Brooke Warner will each talk about their area of specialty, including Flash fiction, Memoir, and Nonfiction then break into small groups to individuals interested in their area of specialty.

Peg Alford Pursell is a writer, editor, teacher, and literary community builder. She curates the renowned and beloved literary series Why There Are Words, held monthly in Sausalito and named Best of the Bay 2012 for Literary Events in just its second year of operation. Her fiction has received awards such as The State Fiction Award (S.C.), S.C. Academy of Authors Fiction Fellowship, S.C. Arts Commission Prose Fellowship (Alternate), and American Fiction Award Finalist. Her short story collection was a short-list finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award.

Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D., is the president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, & past Co-President of the Women's National Book Association, SF. She's the author of the memoir Don't Call Me Mother: A Daughter's Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness, a Finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year contest, 2013. Linda is co-editor of Times They Were A'Changing--Women Remember the 60s & 70s, a Finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year contest.

Brooke Warner is founder of Warner Coaching Inc., publisher of She Writes Press, and author of What's Your Book? A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author. Her book was a finalist for the Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award for 2012 and her website was selected by the Association of Independent Authors as a winner of "Best Websites for Independent Authors."

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781938314025
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: She Writes Press, 2/2013

$12.95
ISBN-13: 9781938314001
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: She Writes Press, 9/2012

Laurie R. King - Dreaming Spies

Dreaming Spies begins on a normal afternoon in Sussex until Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes return home to find a peculiar addition to their garden: a beautiful stone that once occupied the Imperial gardens in Kyoto. The stone immediately recalls the spring of 1924, when, on their way back from India, Russell and Holmes agreed to perform a small but exceedingly dangerous job for the emperor of Japan. At the time, Russell encountered a young Japanese woman on board their ship who tutored the two foreigners about her country and guided them into a secret meeting with the Prince Regent himself. Now, when Russell heads for Oxford to resume her long-delayed studies, she comes face-to-face with that very same young Japanese womanand quickly realizes Miss Sato Haruki is not all that she seems…

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve Mary Russell mysteries, five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, and the acclaimed novels The Bones of Paris, A Darker Place, Folly, Keeping Watch, and Touchstone.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
Country:
United States
$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780345531797
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Bantam, 2/2015

Sara Blaedel - The Forgotten Girls

The Forgotten Girls takes the reader straight into Sara Blaedel’s native Denmark and explores its eeriest locations. Lead detective, Louise Rick, receives news that an unidentified woman’s body has been found in the woods—and then another. A series of missing women follow, and Rick’s first big investigation as head of a new department leads to the startling identification of the first victim, Lismette. According to the autopsy, she died only a few days before, but there is a death certificate for her dated over thirty years ago—along with her twin—issued by the head doctor of the mental institution Eliselund. Rick struggles to investigate where this woman could have been hiding, without a trace, for thirty years, and the invisible trail leads her just a little too close to home. The crimes are all taking place in the woods around where she grew up, and as she interviews people she’s known all her life, pieces of her own past—that she would rather keep hidden—come to light in front of her new partner, Eik, with whom she has undeniable chemistry.

In her native Denmark, Sara Blaedel is renowned as the “Queen of Crime.” Collectively, Blaedel’s dark, suspenseful stories reach one fifth of Denmark’s entire population. She is the author of nine bestselling crime fiction novels published in twenty three countries, translated into over thirteen languages, and optioned for film rights.

 

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

The Forgotten Girls (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781455581528
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing, 2/2015

Victoria Zackheim - Faith: Essays from Believers, Agnostics, and Atheists

Delve into this thought-provoking collection of personal essays from award-winning and bestselling authors who explore the perennial question: What do I believe?

Whether believer, skeptic, agnostic, atheist, or something "other," these twenty-four authors share a fascinating, daring, and multifaceted perspective on what faith means (or doesn't mean). The collection of personal essays includes bestselling authors such as Anne Perry, who writes about a deeply spiritual faith that embraces and sustains her through every step of her life. Caroline Leavitt writes about tarot cards, mediums, and quantum physics to explain her concept of faith. Afghan-American author Tamim Ansary beautifully captures his childhood curiosity amidst his Islamic views. There is the irrepressible Malachy McCourt's anti-religion rant, and then Pam Houston's signature wit and sense of irony, which gives the question of faith a surprising twist.

Honest, provocative, and candid, Faith begins a larger conversation and invites the question: What do you believe?

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$16.00
ISBN-13: 9781582705026
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Beyond Words Publishing, 2/2015

Hadar Aviram - Cheap On Crime: Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of American Punishment

After forty years of increasing prison construction and incarceration rates, winds of change are blowing through the American correctional system. The 2008 financial crisis demonstrated the unsustainability of the incarceration project, thereby empowering policy makers to reform punishment through fiscal prudence and austerity. In Cheap on Crime: Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of American Punishment, Hadar Aviram draws on years of archival and journalistic research and builds on social history and economics literature to show the powerful impact of recession-era discourse on the death penalty, the war on drugs, incarceration practices, prison health care, and other aspects of the American correctional landscape.

Hadar Aviram is Professor of Law at University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she co-directs the Hastings Institute for Criminal Justice and publishes the California Correctional Crisis blog.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$29.95
ISBN-13: 9780520277311
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: University of California Press, 1/2015



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