Peter Turchi - A Muse and a Maze

With his characteristic genius for finding connections between writing and the stuff of our lives, Peter Turchi ventures into new and even more surprising territory. In A Muse and a Maze, Turchi draws out the similarities between writing and puzzle-making and its flip-side, puzzle-solving. As he teases out how mystery lies at the heart of all storytelling, he uncovers the magic — the creation of credible illusion — that writers share with the likes of Houdini and master magicians. In Turchi’s associative narrative, we learn about the history of puzzles, their obsessive quality, and that Benjamin Franklin was a devotee of an ancient precursor of sudoku called Magic Squares. Applying this rich backdrop to the requirements of writing, Turchi reveals as much about the human psyche as he does about the literary imagination and the creative process.

Peter Turchi's books include Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer; Suburban Journals: The Sketchbooks, Drawings, and Prints of Charles Ritchie, in collaboration with the artist; a novel, The Girls Next Door; and a collection of stories, Magician.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$29.95
ISBN-13: 9781595341938
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Trinity University Press, 9/2014

Class: Linda Watanabe McFerrin - Location, Location, Location

12/06/2014 4:00 pm

Sat., Dec. 6 • 10:00-4:00pm • $120

 

 

All the world is a stage, and so is the narrative that frames your characters. Whether it’s poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction, a well-conveyed sense of place is key. Jump on a magic carpet to other places and times in this one-day workshop.

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
,
Postal Code:
94925

Mielle Chenier-Cowan Rose - Veganish

Tens of thousands of people have put down their knives in favor of a vegan or vegetarian diet for weight loss or to control blood pressure and cholesterol. Many people got exactly what they were looking for, along with a few surprises, such as loss of bone density and dental issues. Mielle Chenier-Cowan Rose has experienced much the same in her journey as a vegan chef raising her child vegan. This utterly unique "vegan +" cookbook offers over 100 easy-to-make vegan recipes and many basic methods and cooking techniques, as well as advanced options. A trained chef and nutritionist, Rose also offers sage advice about food and nutrition, along with her personal story about transitioning from a 20-year long vegetarian diet to eating some animal-based foods. Rose has dedicated herself to making sure vegan and vegetarian folks are aware of vital and important information about the vegan diet, including the nutritional elements that are essential to good health, especially for families and children. Veganish is necessary reading for anybody considering this lifestyle and a must-have for veggie families with children.

Mielle Chenier-Cowan Rose has been a vegan chef and advocate for natural living for over 15 years. She studied healing foods and culinary nutrition at Bauman College and has worked with some of the most prominent vegetarian restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the raw food restaurant phenomenon Cafe Gratitude.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781936740840
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Viva Editions, 10/2014

Dolph Gotelli - Wonder and Delight

Wonder and Delight documents 50 years of Dolph Gotelli's installations of antique dolls, toys, and holiday decorations in museums, private homes, historic houses, and retail environments.

As a curator and exhibition designer, Gotelli has designed and installed major displays in retail settings such as Neiman Marcus, Dallas, and Macy's, San Francisco. Gotelli navigates a broad range of disciplines, developing his ideas through object-based installations. He serves as Professor Emeritus of Design at University of California, Davis and is the founder and Director Emeritus of the Design Museum. 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$75.00
ISBN-13: 9780985503635
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Half Full Press, 12/2013

Rick Steves - Travel as a Political Act

Ticket: $12 or Free if you purchase a Rick Steves travel book.

Please note your intention to attend this event in the comments field at checkout when purchasing a Rick Steves travel book.

 

 

Please join us for a talk with travel writer Rick Steves.

After spending a hundred days a year in Europe for the last 25 years, Rick Steves—author of 30 European travel guidebooks and host of the PBS TV series Rick Steves' Europe—believes that thoughtful travel—which “challenges truths we were raised to think were self-evident and God-given”—is a powerful way for Americans to broaden their perspectives. His lessons help millions of Americans not only enjoy maximum travel thrills per mile, minute and euro…but become better citizens of our planet. Rick will explore how his social activism grows naturally out of his travel experiences. He’s fresh back from lots of travels—including lots of time exploring and filming in the Holy Land-- and will be on hand after his talk for questions and autographs.

Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America's most respected authority on European travel. Rick took his first trip to Europe in 1969, visiting piano factories with his father, a piano importer. As an 18-year-old, Rick began traveling on his own, funding his trips by teaching piano lessons. In 1976, he started his business, Rick Steves' Europe, which has grown from a one-man operation to a company with a staff of 80 full-time, well-travelled employees at his headquarters in Washington state. There he produces more than 50 guidebooks on European travel, America's most popular travel series on public television, a weekly hour-long national public radio show, a weekly syndicated column, and free travel information available through his travel center and website.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$17.99
ISBN-13: 9781631210686
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Avalon Travel Publishing, 11/2014

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9781612389684
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Avalon Travel Publishing, 12/2014

Timothy Shriver - Fully Alive

As chairman of Special Olympics, Timothy Shriver has dedicated his life to the world’s most forgotten minority—people with intellectual disabilities. And in a time when we are all more rudderless than ever, when we’ve lost our sense of what’s ultimately important, when we hunger for stability but get only uncertainty, he has looked to them for guidance. Fully Alive chronicles Shriver’s discovery of a radically different, and inspiring, way of life. We see straight into the lives of those who seem powerless but who have turned that into a power of their own, and through them learn that we are all totally vulnerable and totally valuable at the same time. In addition, Shriver offers a new look at his family: his parents, Sargent and Eunice Shriver, and his uncles, John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy, all of whom were resolute advocates for those on the margins. Here, for the first time, Shriver explores the tremendous impact his aunt Rosemary, born with intellectual disabilities, had on his entire family and their legacy.

Timothy P. Shriver is a social leader, educator, activist, film producer, and business entrepreneur. He is the third child of Eunice Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics. As chairman of the Special Olympics, he serves more than three million athletes in 180 countries.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$27.00
ISBN-13: 9780374280918
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Sarah Crichton Books, 11/2014



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