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David Kulczyk - California's Deadliest Women (San Francisco)

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:00pm

We like to think of women as nurturers, not murderers, but women do kill. California's Deadliest Women is David Kulczyk's definitive guide to the murderesses of the Golden State, a horrifying compendium of women driven to kill by jealousy, greed, desperation, or their own inner demons. From Brynn Hartman, who killed her husband, comedian Phil Hartman, to chemist Larissa Shuster, who dissolved her husband in acid, to dominatrix Omaima Aree Nelson, who cooked and ate her husband, the 28 women profiled in this book show that the fairer sex can be as evil and as deadly as any man.

David Kulczyk (pronounced Coal-check) is a Sacramento-based crime historian. His previous books include California Justice, Death in California and California Fruits, Flakes and Nuts, all available from Craven Street Books.

 

California's Deadliest Women: Dangerous Dames and Murderous Moms Cover Image
By David Kulczyk, Olaf Jens (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781610352802
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Published: Craven Street Books - September 2016

We like to think of women as nurturers, not murderers, but women do kill. California's Deadliest Women is the definitive guide to the murderesses of the Golden State, a horrifying compendium of women driven to kill by jealousy, greed, desperation, or their own inner demons.


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Deborah Kennedy - Nature Speaks (San Francisco)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 6:00pm

In Nature Speaks, Deborah Kennedy's captivating poetry and illustrations bring to life the profound bond between ourselves and the larger natural world. Kennedy focuses on the ecological themes of our time, infusing art and science with insight and passion. Her powerful poetry and earth-toned ink illustrations feature the elegance of birds and strength of redwood trees, appealing to the eye, the mind, and the heart. Kennedy invites us to listen to the earth to appreciate nature's grace, complexity, and vigoras we move toward pathways for healing ourselves and the earth.

An artist and poet, Deborah Kennedy's work has exhibited in the United States and Europe. Her art appeared on The Berlin Wall shortly before it was torn down and was an inspiration to thousands who witnessed art at the service of social change. She lives in San Jose, CA.

 

Nature Speaks: Art & Poetry for the Earth Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781940468464
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Published: White Cloud Press - November 2016

Poetry and art to heal ourselves and the Earth


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Linda Kelly - Deadheads (San Francisco)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

"One of the best books on the Grateful Dead." -- Rolling Stone

Just what was it about the Grateful Dead that made them rock and roll's most beloved band? In Deadheads, those with the real story, who were there and are still listening to the music, explain it all.

Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow talks about his lifelong friendship with Dead guitarist Bob Weir. Cajun chef Rick Begneaud shares his memories of feeding the Dead. John Popper of Blues Traveler (a band often compared to the Grateful Dead) recalls playing with the Dead at Bill Graham's memorial tribute, while publicist Dennis McNally shares some wild adventures of working with the band for more than thirty years. Author Linda Kelly recalls being dragged to her very first Dead show, hanging with Jerry in New York City, and more.

First-show revelations, backstage adventures, parking lot hoopla, how-to-live-life philosophies, strange tangential experiences stemming from being in that certain place at that certain time--these intriguing anecdotes evoke wonderful images, lots of smiles, and a close look into a fascinating phenomenon in the history of music.

This twentieth-anniversary edition celebrates fifty years of music and includes the best stories from the original 1995 edition, as well as new interviews with various friends, artists, and followers of the band and two extra chapters.

Linda Kelly experienced her first Sex Pistols concert when she was fifteen and has been a great lover of music ever since. She has been a writer/editor for the likes of Spin, Mix, Quokka Sports, and Lucasfilm. She is now the managing editor at Astrology.com/NBC Universal. She resides in San Francisco, California.

 

Deadheads: Stories from Fellow Artists, Friends & Followers of the Grateful Dead Cover Image
By Linda Kelly, Bob Weir (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781634502405
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Published: Skyhorse Publishing - June 2nd, 2015

"One of the best books on the Grateful Dead." Rolling Stone
Just what was it about the Grateful Dead that made them rock and roll's most beloved band? In Deadheads, those with the real story, who were there and are still listening to the music, explain it all.


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Jennifer Monahan - This Trip Will Change Your Life (San Francisco)

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

One woman’s inspirational story of finding her life purpose and the messages and training she received from the spirit world as she became a shamanic healer. 

While Jennifer Monahan has always felt connected to the spirit world, she didn’t fully realize how it had been orchestrating her life until a spur-of-the-moment trip to Yucatan, Mexico and a chance meeting with a Mayan shaman changed her life forever.

This is the true story of Monahan’s journey to finding and living her life purpose as a shaman. Filled with wisdom from her spirit guides and teachers that can benefit others looking for their life purpose, This Trip Will Change Your Life: Shaman's Story of Spirit Evolution shows how finding her true path made all the synchronistic “threads” in Monahan’s life come together into a beautifully woven tapestry and life purpose that she could have never imagined on her own.

Jennifer Monahan is a business strategy consultant turned Mayan-trained shaman who incorporates natural health and life coaching in her shamanic practices. She travels to the Yucatan several times a year to continue her training and more deeply connect with the magic and mystery of the Mayan ruins. Originally from New England, she currently lives in San Francisco, CA and provides shamanic services to clients in the United States and internationally.

 

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781631521119
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Published: She Writes Press - November 2016

2016 USA Best Book Awards finalist in the Spirituality: Inspirational
While Jennifer Monahan has always felt connected to the spirit world, she didn t fully realize how it had been orchestrating her life until a spur-of-the-moment trip to Yucatan, Mexico and a chance meeting with a Mayan shaman changed her life forever.


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Alexandra Kenin - Urban Trails: San Francisco (San Francisco)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:00pm

Urban Trails San Francisco is the first ever guidebook on hiking in San Francisco. The book contains 100 full-color photos and covers 50 history- and nature-filled routes: 40 in San Francisco, 6 in Marin County, and 4 south of the San Francisco border.
 
Hikes are rated for fitness appeal to walkers, runners, and hikers, and with routes between 0.4 and 9 miles, there are options for people of all fitness levels. With this book, you will not only experience San Francisco's trails, but you'll also learn the history of the city and its famous sights.
 
Each hike contains trailhead directions, including public transit options, information for families and dog owners, plus trail distance, high point, estimated time, amenities, and more.

This guide was written and photographed by Alexandra Kenin, the founder of Urban Hiker San Francisco (urbanhikersf.com), an urban hiking tour company based in San Francisco.

 

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781680510201
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Published: Mountaineers Books - November 2016

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CANCELLED: Cooks with Books: Marie Simmons - Whole World Vegetarian (San Francisco)

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 12:00pm

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Greens Restaurant in San Francisco • Singles: $115; Couples: $175 (one book)
Event ticket includes meal, wine, tip, and a signed copy of the book.

Big-flavored vegetarian dishes from around the globe, from the James Beard Award -- and IACP Award–winning author Marie Simmons.

The best of our vegetarian recipes have always drawn inspiration from other cultures. In Whole World Vegetarian, Marie Simmons follows her culinary wanderlust, bringing together a collection of bold, imaginative dishes and seamlessly adapting them to contemporary tables.

Cooks can expect a wealth of sumptuous options: rice- and corn-stuffed poblano chiles; Greek-style mac-and-cheese with summer squash; Indonesian vegetable salad with peanut dressing. Even the homiest dishes deliver rich rewards, like South American pumpkin–black bean stew with prunes. All have fresh twists: In a zucchini lasagna, squash replaces pasta, and a cold beet soup is replete with chopped fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and apples. A Persian herb omelet gets an unexpected lift with baking powder. From a quick and little-known dip of Iranian yogurt, spinach, and caramelized onions garnished with toasted walnuts to shakshuka, a spicy Tunisian ratatouille crowned with poached eggs and fresh herbs, all become accessible and inviting under Simmons’ guidance.

The winner of a Julia Child Award and two James Beard Awards, Marie Simmons is a cooking teacher and the author of more than a dozen cookbooks, including Sur La Table's Things Cooks Love, Fresh & Fast, The Good Egg, and 365 Ways to Cook Pasta. She was a columnist for Bon Appétit for eighteen years.

 

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$23.00
ISBN: 9780544018457
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Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 10th, 2016

Big-flavored vegetarian dishes from around the globe, from the James Beard Award and IACP Award winning author Marie Simmons The best of our vegetarian recipes have always drawn inspiration from other cultures.


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San Francisco, CA 94123

Special Panel Discussion - No Longer Niche (San Francisco)

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

Join Book Passage in San Francisco as we welcome a prestigious group of Young Adult authors for a special discussion entitled, No Longer Niche; Four YA Authors Discuss the Evolution of Queer Lit into Mainstream. They will share their thoughts about the evolution of LGBTQ issues into mainstream literature.

Featured panelists:

Kristin Elizabeth Clark

Author of Freakboy and Jess, Chunk, and the Road-Trip to Infinity

M.G Hennessey

Author of The Other Boy

Brie Spangler

Author of Beast

Tim Floreen

Author of Tattoo Atlas

 

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$10.99
ISBN: 9781250062956
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Published: Square Fish - November 8th, 2016

From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. He's a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving boyfriend to his seemingly perfect match, Vanessa. But on the inside, Brendan struggles to understand why his body feels so wrong why he sometimes fantasizes having long hair, soft skin, and gentle curves. Is there even a name for guys like him?


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$17.99
ISBN: 9780374380069
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - November 8th, 2016

The last time Jess saw her father, she was a boy. Now she's a high school graduate, soon to be on her way to art school. But first she has some unfinished business with her dad. So she's driving halfway across the country to his wedding. He happens to be marrying her mom's ex-best friend. It's not like Jess wasn t invited; she was. She just never told anyone she was coming. Surprise


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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062427663
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Published: HarperCollins - September 20th, 2016

A beautifully heartfelt story about one boy's journey toward acceptance. A book that Jill Soloway, the award-winning creator of Transparent, called a terrific read for all ages and Ami Polonsky, author of Gracefully Grayson, called an emotionally complex and achingly real read.


Beast Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101937167
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2016

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A witty, wise, and heart-wrenching reimagining of Beauty and the Beast that will appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan.


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$17.99
ISBN: 9781481432801
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Published: Simon Pulse - October 18th, 2016

A teenage sociopath is fixed after he gets an implant that's supposed to cure him in this thrilling coming of age tale from the author of Willful Machines.
A year ago, Rem Braithwaite watched his classmate Franklin Kettle commit a horrific crime.


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Chris Formant - Bright Midnight (San Francisco)

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, Jim Morrison, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, Peter Ham—all of them iconic rock stars, all of them dead at age twenty-seven. How could a group of great musicians all die at the same age? All evidence points to the deaths being unrelated, but were they really?

Gantry Elliot is a relic of rock and roll era still writing for Rolling Stone magazine—covering “classic” rock and roll and struggling for relevance in the age of hip-hop and electronic dance music. Even though he’s an encyclopedia of music trivia, Gantry can’t compete with the new kids on the block and is now reduced to watching the clock tick down on his once dynamic career. But Gantry’s vast knowledge may be the only thing that can unravel the Myth of 27.

When anonymous packages start showing up at his office and then his home, Gantry initially shrugs them off as another Myth of 27 conspiracy nerd trying to get attention. As the clues became more intimate, more personal, more sinister, he realizes this is not a game: someone knows the truth, and the truth may put Gantry’s life in serious danger.

Aptly called, "The Da Vinci Code for rock and roll fans,” author Chris Formant has written a terrific debut novel that creatively and deftly takes readers on a dangerous cold case hunt to uncover the mystery behind these deaths. Truth or fiction, lies or conspiracy, Bright Midnight will keep you guessing until its final chorus.

From his early garage band days, to a seat on the Board of Trustees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Chris Formant has been a student of rock and roll his whole life. As an executive in a leading global company, running a multi-billion dollar business, Formant is the unlikeliest of authors of a murder mystery. But the continued unanswered questions surrounding the deaths of our most iconic rock legends led Formant to first speculate and then re-imagine what would happen if cutting edge technology were applied to these famous cold cases. 

 

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781941286920
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Published: Highline Editions - October 27th, 2016

Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, Jim Morrison, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, Peter Ham—all of them iconic rock stars, all of them dead at age twenty-seven. How could a group of great musicians all die at the same age? All evidence points to the deaths being unrelated, but were they really?


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San Francisco, CA 94111

Phyllis Grilikhes - Autism's Stepchild (San Francisco)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

Autism's Stepchild is the story of a mother's unfailing struggle over two decades to find adequate care for her daughter Jean. Misdiagnosed and misunderstood, Jean had a condition that today would be understood to be autism. Erik Erikson became interested in her and counseled her family. She became the chapter "Early Ego Failure" in his classic book, Childhood and Society.

Phyllis D. Grilikhes, the author of this volume, worked with Jean after Erikson left and followed her through adolescence into adulthood to the present day.

Phyllis D. Grilikhes is the author previously of the poetic narrative, To Set A Light In Every Tunnel: The Story of a Life . She has recently retired after almost thirty years of teaching and mentoring students at City College of San Francisco. A former dancer, she is at present an author, licensed psychologist, a classical pianist and tapestry maker . . . who believes that we are all more than one thing.

 

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781587903731
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Published: Regent Press Printers & Publishers - November 15th, 2016

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Ben Grant - Overview (San Francisco)

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

From Ben Grant comes a stunning and unique collection of satellite images of Earth that offer an unexpected look at humanity, derived from the wildly popular Daily Overview Instagram account.

Inspired by the "Overview Effect"--a sensation that astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole--the breathtaking, high definition satellite photographs in Overview offer a new way to look at the landscape that we have shaped. More than 200 images of industry, agriculture, architecture, and nature highlight incredible patterns while also revealing a deeper story about human impact. This extraordinary photographic journey around our planet captures the sense of wonder gained from a new, aerial vantage point and creates a perspective of Earth as it has never been seen before.

 

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$40.00
ISBN: 9780399578656
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Published: Amphoto Books - October 25th, 2016

A stunning and unique collection of satellite images of Earth that offer an unexpected look at humanity, derived from the wildly popular Daily Overview Instagram project.


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