Mary Helen Specht - Migratory Animals

In Migratory Animals, Flannery, a young scientist, is forced to return to Austin after five years of research in Nigeria, leaving behind her fiancé, Kunle, indefinitely. Flan’s homecoming is complicated further when her sister, Molly, begins to show signs of the genetic disease that killed their mother.  As their close-knit circle of friends struggles with Molly’s Huntington’s disease, Flannery must grapple with what her future will hold:  love and pursuit of scientific discovery in West Africa or a life surrounded by old friends, the comfort of an old flame, family obligations, and the home she’s always known.  Flan is not the only one wrestling with uncertainty.  Since their college days, all of her friends have faced unexpected challenges forcing them to re-evaluate the lives they’d always envisioned.  

Mary Helen Specht‘s work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times and Bookslut.  A winner of the Richard Yates Short Story Award, among other prizes, she is a former Fulbright scholar to Nigeria and Dobie Paisano writing fellow.  She earned a MFA in creative writing from Emerson College and now teaches creative writing at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.

 

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Migratory Animals (Paperback)

$14.99
ISBN-13: 9780062346032
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Published: Harper Perennial, 1/2015

Dennis Lehane - World Gone By

Dennis Lehane vividly recreates the rise of the mob during a world at war, from a masterfully choreographed Ash Wednesday gun battle in the streets of Ybor City to a chilling, heartbreaking climax in a Cuban sugar cane field. Told with verve and skill,  World Gone By is a superb work of historical fiction from one of “the most interesting and accomplished American novelists” (Washington Post) writing today.

Born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Dennis Lehane is the author of eleven previous novels—including the New York Times bestsellers Live by Night; Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day—as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. A Drink Before the War won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel. Mystic River won the Anthony and Barry awards for Best Novel, and the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction from the Massachusetts Center for the Book. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Winship Award. Livy by Night won the Edgar Award for Best Novel and the Florida Book Award Gold medal for Fiction.

 

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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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94925
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United States

World Gone by (Hardcover)

$27.99
ISBN-13: 9780060004903
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Published: William Morrow & Company, 3/2015

Jacqueline Winspear - A Dangerous Place

In the four years since she left England, Maisie Dobbs has experienced love, contentment, stability—and the deepest tragedy a woman can endure. Now, in A Dangerous Place, all she wants is the peace she believes she might find by returning to India. But her sojourn in the hills of Darjeeling is cut short when her stepmother summons her home to England; her aging father Frankie Dobbs is not getting any younger.

But on a ship bound for England, Maisie realizes she isn’t ready to return. Against the wishes of the captain who warns her, “You will be alone in a most dangerous place,” she disembarks in Gibraltar. Though she is on her own, Maisie is far from alone: the British garrison town is teeming with refugees fleeing a brutal civil war across the border in Spain.

Yet the danger is very real. Days after Maisie’s arrival, a photographer and member of Gibraltar’s Sephardic Jewish community, Sebastian Babayoff, is murdered, and Maisie becomes entangled in the case, drawing the attention of the British Secret Service. Under the suspicious eye of a British agent, Maisie is pulled deeper into political intrigue on “the Rock”—arguably Britain’s most important strategic territory—and renews an uneasy acquaintance in the process. At a crossroads between her past and her future, Maisie must choose a direction, knowing that England is, for her, an equally dangerous place, but in quite a different way.

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Leaving Everything Most Loved, Elegy for Eddie, A Lesson in Secrets, The Mapping of Love and Death, Among the Mad, and An Incomplete Revenge, as well as four other bestselling Maisie Dobbs novels. She is also the author of the standalone WWI novel, The Care and Management of Lies. Her work has won numerous awards, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards.

 

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94925
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United States
$26.99
ISBN-13: 9780062220554
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Published: Harper, 3/2015

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

03/21/2015 2:00 pm

Sat. Mar. 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.
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Corte Madera
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94925
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United States

California Writers Club - Teresa LeYung-Ryan

03/22/2015 4:00 pm

Build/Fortify Your Platform to Attract More Fans Before and After Publication

Author and Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan helps writers identify themes synonymous with their names to fortify their platforms. Coach LeYung-Ryan transforms her clients' email signature blocks, photos, website descriptions, and YouTube videos into platform statements before and after publication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Corte Madera
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Mary Doria Russell - Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral

A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed by half the populace. Smuggling and gang warfare along the Mexican border. Armed citizens willing to stand their ground and take law into their own hands...

That was America in 1881.

All those forces came to bear on the afternoon of October 26th when Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers faced off against the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. It should have been a simple misdemeanor arrest. Thirty seconds and thirty bullets later, three officers were wounded and three citizens lay dead in the dirt.

Wyatt Earp was the last man standing, the only one unscathed. The lies began before the smoke cleared, but the gunfight at the O.K. Corral would soon become central to American beliefs about the Old West.

Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral tells Wyatt’s real story, unearthing the Homeric tragedy buried under 130 years of mythology, misrepresentation, and sheer indifference to fact. Epic and intimate, this novel gives voice to the real men and women whose lives were changed forever by those fatal 30 seconds in Tombstone. At its heart is the woman behind the myth: Josephine Sarah Marcus, who loved Wyatt Earp for forty-nine years and who carefully chipped away at the truth until she had crafted the heroic legend that would become the epitaph her husband deserved.

Mary Doria Russell is the author of The Sparrow, considered a classic of speculative fiction and its sequel, Children of God, which, combined, have won eight regional, national and international awards. Her third novel, A Thread of Grace, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and her fourth novel, Dreamers of the Day, was nominated for the 2008 IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize. Her fifth novel, Doc, was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She holds a Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology and previously taught human gross anatomy.

 

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1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
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Postal Code:
94111
$27.99
ISBN-13: 9780062198761
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco Press, 3/2015



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