Kathryn Otoshi & Bret Baumgarten - Beautiful Hands

Co-authors Bret Baumgarten and Kathryn Otoshi (Zero, One, Two) celebrate the forthcoming release of their beautifully written and illustrated book Beautiful Hands. Based on Bret Baumgarten’s experience of holding his daughter’s hands every morning and asking her, "What will your beautiful hands do today?,” this book was created to inspire children everywhere to use their power to help themselves and others achieve their dreams. 

 

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

Beautiful Hands (Hardcover)


ISBN-13: 9781937463885
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Gosling Press, 4/2015

Left Coast Writers®: Antoinette Constable - The Lasting War

The Lasting War is a new volume of poetry from Antoinette Constable.

Born and raised in France, Antoinette Constable is a registered nurse with British and American nursing degrees, and also runs her own catering business. She has lived in the United States for many years, where she raised her four children as a single mother. Her hobbies include reading, writing literary critiques, spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, collecting copper items, cooking and creating new recipes.

Her work has won the PEN First Prize for Poetry, as well as the Ann Stanford Award from the University of Southern California, and it has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Barnabe Mountain Review, Bay Area Poets Coalition, California Quarterly (CQ), The Chaffin Journal, Controlled Burn, Denver Metropolitan State Magazine, Foothill Magazine, Gargoyle Magazine, The Healing Muse, Louisville Review, The Old Red Kimono, POEM, Psychological Perspectives, Southern Humanities Review, Unitarian Newsletter, and Unitarian Universalist Anthology. Her poem, "You Dream that the Word Hope Is Written on the Door," was published in the Anthology of Master Classes with David St. John in 2003, by Arctos Press. She was recently awarded a residency at Mesa Refuge, a prestigious writers' retreat near Oakland. 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111

Arlene Rubens Balin - With Intent to Murder

In With Intent to Murder, it was in the early spring of 1938 in the township of St. Basil when Inspector Maxwell Hamilton was summoned to Hemstead Manor, the large estate of the Hemstead family. Squire Cyril Hemstead was found in his bed with multiple stab wounds. The ivory-handled carving knife was still protruding from the dead man's back when he was discovered by the housekeeper.

The conversation in the homes and pubs took an abrupt turn from the fear of an upcoming war to the fear that someone was living among them who was a murderer. The people of St. Basil all agreed: it had to be a stranger. No one they knew would do such an evil thing. It was as if the roof of Hemstead Manor had been torn off, leaving everything exposed, all the scandals and secrets buried long ago unearthed for all to see.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$19.99
ISBN-13: 9781499028263
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Xlibris Corporation, 5/2014

Mickey Huff & Peter Phillips - Censored 2015

Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, Censored 2015—Project Censored’s annual yearbook of the top 25 most censored stories and media analysis as voted on by activists, scholars, and media workers across the country—continues where last year’s volume left off: The US has left Iraq with an epidemic of cancers and birth defects. A fifth of Americans go hungry. The richest global 1 percent hide trillions in offshore tax havens... and so much more that didn’t make the front (or even back) page.
           
Informative and timely, appalling and sometimes uplifting, Censored 2015 alerts readers to the stories that were quashed in favor of media bias, celebrity scandals, and self-censorship, in hopes that we the people, armed with knowledge, can stop the gears in motion before it’s too late.

Project Censored director Mickey Huff is a co-chair of the history department and professor of social science at Diablo Valley College, and, with former Project Censored director Dr. Peter Phillips, co-host of the Project Censored Show on KPFA (Berkeley), which rebroadcasts on WBAI, No Lies Radio, Progressive Radio Network, and other stations.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$18.95
ISBN-13: 9781609805654
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Seven Stories Press, 10/2014

Gretchen Schields & Suzi Click - Trunk Show and Fashion Workshop

12/13/2014 12:00 pm

Would you like to add beauty and depth to your life by the ways you can adorn yourself and your home?  We adorn for the power of creating ourselves as works of art.

Gretchen Schields’
collaboration with Suzi Click is the happy meeting of kindred spirits whose passions and Artisan Fashion work mix perfectly in creating the Artful Life.  They hope to inspire others by sharing their ideas with you in their seminars and on their website and blog The Power of Adornment.

Jewelry designer Gretchen Schields is well known for her dramatic stone and textile necklaces that incorporate ethnic treasures in their design. A former illustrator, Gretchen collaborated with friend Amy Tan to produce two beloved children’s books, The Moon Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat.

Suzi Click is an artisan clothing and accessories designer. Tribal cultures, especially with fabrics hand crafted by women, and silhouettes from the 1920’s are her primary inspirations. She travels the world searching for the rare ethnic fabrics and trimmings that make her intricate and detailed jackets, bags and scarves so original. 

 

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

The Moon Lady (Paperback)

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780689806162
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Aladdin, 11/1995

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9780027888355
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 9/1994

Class: Amy Novesky - On-the-Spot Children's Writing Workshop

12/13/2014 4:00 pm
Sat., Dec. 13 • 12:00-4:00 pm • $60
 
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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