Lauren Oliver - Rooms

Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone. Long dead former residents linger within in the house's claustrophobic walls. Though their voices cannot be heard, they speak through the house itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb. The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force. Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.

Lauren Oliver is the New York Times bestselling author of the YA novel Before I Fall and the international bestselling Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages. She is also the author of two novels for middle-grade readers, The Spindlers and Lisel & Po, which was a 2012 E.B. White Read-Aloud Award nominee. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU’s MFA program, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

 

 

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Rooms (Hardcover)

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9780062223197
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco Press, 9/2014

Margaret Paloma Pavel - Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty

Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty weaves a story of our world told through beautifully crafted animal figures and startlingly simple words packed with overwhelming truth. It show us on the edge of our world’s two potential futures: one of great violence and waste, and one of peaceful coexistence and growth.  This book makes us realize the power in our actions. It makes us realize that we create our world through random acts—acts such as planting a garden and making music with those around us. Random Kindness teaches that it is up to us to give sense to beautiful acts of creation instead of acts of destruction. We have the power to be good to one another, and to create a world of good.

Margaret Paloma Pavel is an international advocate of healthy, just, and resilient urban communities. She is founder and president of Earth House of Oakland, CA, founder of the Eco-Justice film series in the San Francisco Bay Area, and editor of Breakthrough Communities: Sustainability and Justice in the Next American Metropolis. Dr. Pavel holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard University as well as degrees in psychology and economics.

 

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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781613320150
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: New Village Press, 9/2014

Class: Leslie Keenan - You Can Complete That Book

10/02/2014 8:30 pm
Six Thursdays: Oct. 2 - Nov. 6 • 6:30-8:30pm • $240
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have you started a book but haven't been able to finish it? Leslie Keenan has 30 years of experience helping writers get their books done. She knows the most reasons writers get stuck and can help them get back in flow again. Students will leave with a strategy for completing their book. Also covered is advice on the best way to get a book published, including suggestions for agents, editors, publishers, and printers. 
 
 
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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
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United States

Andrea Martin - Lady Parts

Whether stealing scenes on the big screen in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, or starring on the stage in her recent Tony award winning role as Berthe in Pippin, Andrea Martin has long entertained audiences with her hilarious characterizations and heartwarming performances. Martin has worked stages, sets and even trapezes across North America, playing to houses packed with adoring fans, all of whom instantly recognize the star who has entertained us for nearly forty years.

In Andrea Martin’s Lady Parts, Martin, for the first time, shares her fondest remembrances of a life in show business, motherhood, relationships, no relationships, family, chimps in tutus, squirrels, and why she flies to Atlanta to get her hair cut. Martin opens up her heart in a series of eclectic, human, always entertaining and often moving essays. These stories will make you giggle and may make you cry. This is a powerful collection by a woman with a truly storied life.

 

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1 Ferry Building
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San Francisco
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Postal Code:
94111

Lady Parts (Hardcover)

$27.99
ISBN-13: 9780062387288
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Harper, 9/2014

Rod Stryker - The Four Desires

Learning to honor these four desires is the key to happiness, and to a complete and balanced life. But how can you discern what will truly satisfy your desires? How can you increase your capacity to achieve them? What if your desires seem to conflict with one another? Is it really possible to live a spiritual life while also wanting material pleasures and success? For more than three decades, master teacher Rod Stryker has taught yoga in the context of its deepest philosophy. His course, called The Yoga of Fulfillment, has helped thousands recognize their soul’s call to greatness and to achieve their dreams. Now, in The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom, he has distilled those broad teachings into a roadmap for becoming the person you were meant to be. It is filled with revealing true stories, provocative exercises, and practices for unlocking your inner guidance.

Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga. Widely considered one of the preeminent yoga and meditation teachers in the United States, he has taught for more than thirty years. A longtime resident and teacher in Los Angeles, he now lives in Colorado with his wife, Gina, and their four children, Jaden, Theo, Asha, and Atreya. 

Don't miss Rod Styker at Yoga Tree
October 3

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Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780553803983
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Delacorte Press, 7/2011

CANCELLED: Class: Eli Brown - The Story Happens Here

10/04/2014 4:00 pm
This class has been cancelled. If you have any questions, please contact the Classes dept. at 415-927-0960 ext. 1 
 
Sat., Oct. 4 • 10:00-4:00pm • $105
 

The body dragged down the hallway. The urgent assignation in the janitor’s closet. The bitter argument in the pick-up truck. While plot and character tend to get most of the credit, setting carries much of a story’s weight. Exploring setting is a surprisingly effective way to develop emotional depth and tension. In this course we’ll make maps, dissect landscapes, and find clues to the heart of our narrative: loose floorboards; the odor of disinfectant; dandelions wilting on the dashboard. Eli Brown is the author of Cinnamon & Gunpowder. 

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


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