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

10/18/2014 2:00 pm
Sat., Oct. 18 • 10:00-2:00 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

Marcia DeSanctis - 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go

Whether she is a die-hard Francophile or simply dreaming of Paris, a woman will discover France, her way, in 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go. With her eye trained towards the feminine, award-winning author Marcia DeSanctis draws on years of traveling and living in France to lead women into the City of Light, along the Cote d’Azur, and through vineyards, cooking classes, lavender fields and architectural treasures. These 100 entries capture art, culture and jaunts along France's many beaches, and include not only most-visited attractions such as the Chateau de Versailles and the Musee d'Orsay, but many places to be discovered. Wander around the Art Nouveau city of Nancy, make a pilgrimage to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in the Camargue, try thalassotherapy in St. Malo, or discover the Cathar Cathedral of St. Cecile in Albi. From sexy to literary, from spiritual to simply gorgeous, the range of this book proves that the allure of France for women goes beyond food and fashion.

Marcia DeSanctis spent years traveling the world as a network news producer and is now writing a memoir. Her work has been in Vogue, Departures, The New York Times Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, More, Princeton Alumni Weekly, and the Huffington Post. She loves to travel alone and her idea of heaven is arriving at a new place, opening the hotel room door, checking out what candy is in the mini-bar, and then heading outside to explore her new temporary neighborhood. She lives in Bethlehem, CT.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$19.95
ISBN-13: 9781609520823
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Travelers' Tales, 5/2013

Garth Stein - A Sudden Light

When a boy tries to save his parents’ marriage, he uncovers a legacy of family secrets in a coming-of-age ghost story by the author of the internationally bestselling phenomenon, The Art of Racing in the Rain.
 
In the summer of 1990, fourteen-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant, whole trees, and is set on a huge estate overlooking Puget Sound. Trevor’s bankrupt parents have begun a trial separation, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House with a goal: to join forces with his sister, Serena, dispatch Grandpa Samuel—who is flickering in and out of dementia—to a graduated living facility, sell off the house and property for development into “tract housing for millionaires,” divide up the profits, and live happily ever after.

But Trevor soon discovers there’s someone else living in Riddell House: a ghost with an agenda of his own. For while the land holds tremendous value, it is also burdened by the final wishes of the family patriarch, Elijah, who mandated it be allowed to return to untamed forestland as a penance for the millions of trees harvested over the decades by the Riddell Timber company. The ghost will not rest until Elijah’s wish is fulfilled, and Trevor’s willingness to face the past holds the key to his family’s future.

A Sudden Light ($26.95) is a rich, atmospheric work that is at once a multigenerational family saga, a historical novel, a ghost story, and the story of a contemporary family’s struggle to connect with each other. A tribute to the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, it reflects Garth Stein’s outsized capacity for empathy and keen understanding of human motivation, and his rare ability to see the unseen: the universal threads that connect us all.

Garth Stein is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Art of Racing in the Rain, published in thirty-five languages. He is also the author of two previous novels, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets and Raven Stole the Moon. He lives in Seattle with his family.
 
Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111

A Sudden Light (Hardcover)

$26.95
ISBN-13: 9781439187036
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster, 9/2014

Dan Jones - The War of the Roses

The crown of England changed hands five times over the course of the fifteenth century, as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death for the right to rule. The riveting follow-up to The Plantagenets, The War of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors describes how the longest-reigning British royal family tore itself apart until it was finally replaced by the Tudors.

Dan Jones is an award-winning historian of the Middle Ages. His four-part television series based on The Plantagenets is currently in production and will be broadcast in 2015. He lives in London.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$36.00
ISBN-13: 9780670026678
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking Adult, 10/2014

Cary Elwes - As You Wish

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride, a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

Cary Elwes is an actor best known for his roles in The Princess Bride, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Quest for Camelot, and the Saw films. 

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781476764023
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Touchstone Books, 10/2014

Atul Gawande - Being Mortal

Angelico Hall, Dominican University
Tickets: $30 (includes a complimentary signed book)

 

 

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can improve not only life but also the process of its ending. Gawande asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end.

Gawande is the author of The Checklist Manifesto, Better, and Complications. He is also a MacArthur Fellow, a general surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a staff writer at The New Yorker.

 

Location: 
Street:
Dominican University
Additional:
50 Acacia Avenue
City:
San Rafael
,
Postal Code:
94901
$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780805095159
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Metropolitan Books, 10/2014



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