Dan Shumski - Will It Waffle

Culled from the popular blog Waffleizer, Will It Waffle?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron expands "the frontiers of waffling" by finding alternative uses for your waffle iron (while also exploring more conventional waffling).

Dan Shumski is an author, journalist, and cook. His food writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Post. His first waffle iron was a 1985 Kensmore nicknamed Sparky. He now owns six waffle irons. 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
$14.95
ISBN-13: 9780761176466
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Workman Publishing, 8/2014

Matthew Thomas - We Are Not Ourselves

Destined to be a classic, We Are Not Ourselves is a "powerfully moving" (Chad Harbach, "The Art of Fielding), multigenerational novel about an Irish-American family that is being hailed as nothing short of a "masterwork" (Joshua Ferris, "Then We Came to the End"). Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on whether guests are over and how much alcohol has been consumed. When Eileen meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing like those of the men she grew up with, she thinks she's found the perfect partner to deliver her to the cosmopolitan world she longs to inhabit. They marry, and Eileen quickly discovers Ed doesn't aspire to the same, ever bigger, stakes in the American Dream. Epic in scope, heroic in character, masterful in prose, this debut novel heralds the arrival of a major new talent in contemporary fiction.

Matthew Thomas was born in the Bronx and grew up in Queens. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he has an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, where he received the Graduate Essay Award. He lives with his wife and twin children in New Jersey.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$28.00
ISBN-13: 9781476756660
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Published: Simon & Schuster, 8/2014

Daniel Kehlmann - F

F is the story of Arthur Friedland, who one day piles his three sons into the car and drives them to see the Great Lindemann, Master of Hypnosis. Protesting that he doesn't believe in magic even as he is led onto the stage, Arthur nevertheless experiences something. Later that night, while his family sleeps, he takes his passport, empties all the money from his bank account, and vanishes. In time, still absent from his family, he beings to publish novels and becomes an internationally famous author. His sons grow into men who manifest their inexplicable loss—Martin becomes a priest who does not believe in God; Ivan, a painter in constant artistic crisis; Eric, a businessman given to a fear of ghosts and hallucinations—even as they struggle to understand their father's disappearance and make their own places in the world.

Daniel Kehlmann was born in Munich in 1975 and lives in Berlin and New York. His works have won the Candide Prize, the Doderer Prize, the Kleist Prize, the Welt Literature Prize, and the Thomas Mann Prize. Measuring the World was translated into more than forty languages and is one of the greatest successes in postwar German literature.

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

F (Hardcover)

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780307911810
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Published: Pantheon, 8/2014

Class: Silvia Iannelli, Intermediate/Advanced Reading & Conversation

09/17/2014 3:30 pm

6 Wed., Sept. 17-Oct. 22 • 3:30-5:30pm • $185

 

 

 

 

Silvia Iannelli is a private Italian tutor who was born and raised in Rome. She creates a fun and welcoming environment for her students, motivating them through activities and exercises. Her personal quote is: “La traduzione della parola e’ nel cuore ~ The translation of a word is in the heart.”

 

 

 


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

Class: Flora Tsapovsky - Hebrew for Young Adults

09/17/2014 6:00 pm
Eight Wednesdays: Sept. 17-Nov. 8 • 4:00-6:00pm • $250
 
 
 
 
The course will equip the students with basic abilities to speak and understand Hebrew, including grammar, conversational skills, and vocabulary. Flora Tsapovsky is a journalist, blogger and media scholar with an M.A in Communications. She lived in Israel for 22 years before moving to Sonoma County and developing a fun, interactive, and culturally rich system of learning Hebrew for both kids and adults.

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

Dan Jurafsky - The Language of Food

Why do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at dinner? What does the turkey we eat on Thanksgiving have to do with the country on the eastern Mediterranean? Can you figure out how much your dinner will cost by counting the words on the menu? In The Language of Food, Stanford University professor and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky peels away the mysteries from the foods we think we know. Thirteen chapters evoke the joy and discovery of reading a menu dotted with the sharp-eyed annotations of a linguist.

Dan Jurafsky is a Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science at Stanford University. His studies concern natural language processing, speech processing, dialogue, Chinese, and the applications of computational linguistics to the behavioral and social sciences. He is the former recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, an honor colloquially known as a "Genius Grant." 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$26.95
ISBN-13: 9780393240832
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 9/2014



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