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John C. Hampsey - Kaufman's Hill: A Memoir

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

A profound and intensely moving boyhood memoir, Kaufman's Hill opens with a prosaic neighborhood scene: the author and some other young boys are playing by the creek, one of their usual stomping grounds. But it soon becomes clear that much more is going on; the child-narrator is struggling to find his way in a middle-class Catholic neighborhood dominated by the Creely bullies, who often terrify him. It's the Pittsburgh of the early and mid-1960s, a threshold time just before the counter-culture arrived, and a time when suburban society begins to encroach on Kaufman's Hill, the boy's sanctuary and the setting of many of his adventures. As the hill and the 1950s vanish into the twilight, so does the world of the narrator's boyhood.

John C. Hampsey is professor of Romantic and Classical literature at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he has won the University Distinguished Teaching Award. Previously, he taught at Boston University and MIT. He received his BA from Holy Cross College and his PhD from Boston College. His book, Paranoia and Contentment: A Personal Essay on Western Thought won enthusiastic endorsements from fellow writers Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Tim O'Brien.

 

$25.00
ISBN: 9781610881531
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Published: Bancroft Press - March 2015

A PROFOUND AND INTENSELY MOVING BOYHOOD MEMOIR Kaufman's Hill opens with a prosaic neighborhood scene: The author and some other young boys are playing by the creek, one of their usual stomping grounds. But it soon becomes clear that much more is going on; the boy-narrator is struggling to find his way in a middle-class Catholic neighborhood dominated by the Creely bullies, who often terrify him.


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Adam Plantinga - 400 Things Cops Know

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

400 Things Cops Know shows police work on the inside, from the viewpoint of the regular cop on the beat—a profession that can range from rewarding to bizarre to terrifying, all within the course of a single  eight-hour shift. Based on Plantinga’s 13 years experience as a patrol officer, 400 Things Cops Know brings the reader into life the way cops experience it—a life of danger, frustration, occasional triumph and plenty of grindingly hard routine work.

Adam Plantinga is a patrol sergeant for the San Francisco Police Department with 13 years of experience as a beat cop in Milwaukee and San Francisco. He has written nonfiction articles on law enforcement for the literary magazine The Cresset and short fiction.

 

 

 

 

$14.95
ISBN: 9781610352178
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Published: Quill Driver Books - October 2014

How does it feel to be in a high-speed car chase? What is it like to shoot someone? What do cops really think about the citizens they serve? Nearly everyone has wondered what it's like to be a police officer, but no civilian really understands what happens on the job.


Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell - Fashion Victims

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:30pm

 

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$66.00
ISBN: 9780300154382
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Published: Yale University Press - February 10th, 2015

This engrossing book chronicles one of the most exciting, controversial, and extravagant periods in the history of fashion: the reign of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette in 18th-century France.


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Ann Ralph - Grow a Little Fruit Tree

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 12:30pm

Special Meet and Greet Event!

Grow a Little Fruit Tree shows you how to grow your own apples, plums, cherries, and peaches in even the smallest backyard! Expert pruner Ann Ralph reveals a simple yet revolutionary secret that keeps an ordinary fruit tree much smaller than normal. These great little trees take up less space, require less care, offer easy harvest, and make a fruitful addition to any home landscape.

Ann Ralph is a fruit tree specialist with twenty years of nursery experience. She teaches pruning classes in the San Francisco Bay Area and lives in the Sierra foothills near Jackson, California.

 

 

 

 

 

$16.95
ISBN: 9781612120546
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Published: Storey Publishing - December 30th, 2014

Grow your own apples, plums, cherries, and peaches in even the smallest backyard Expert pruner Ann Ralph reveals a simple yet revolutionary secret that keeps an ordinary fruit tree much smaller than normal. These great little trees take up less space, require less care, offer easy harvest, and make a fruitful addition to any home landscape.


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Left Coast Writers®: Richard Voorhees - Shooting Genji

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 6:00pm

Set in Jazz-Age New York and Hollywood in the 1930s, Shooting Genji is a noir thriller seen from the unusual perspective of a young man named Jean-Yves LeFouet, who is nearly blind by day but gifted with exceptional sight at night.

Richard Voorhees is the author of The World’s Oldest Professions.

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Joyce Turley - Brownie Points: Bite-Sized Life Lessons

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 6:00pm

Brownie Points: Bite-Sized Life Lessons tells how Joyce Turley conquered the world, first as a child of a single dad during the Depression, then as a single parent herself...a journey from single-room schoolhouses to oil field riches, celebrity hobnobbing, and San Francisco splendor. Turley, MS, CSP, is a leading innovator in the field of reading efficiency.

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Mindela Ruby - Mosh It Up

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 6:00pm

Punk rock riot girl Boop has the indomitable soul of a dreamer and the train wreck life of an unruly compulsive. When her dying neighbor requires her help, Boop vows to clean up her act and goes chasing a comeback in Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous. Her mess-ups, kind heart and willingness to change make Boop an endearing rogue, but most unforgettable is her antic, hilarious, no taboo voice. Mosh It Up is a must read exposé of love’s waywardness and its potential to redeem.

Born in Manhattan and raised in Los Angeles, Mindela Ruby has worked as a motel maid, market researcher, SAT tutor and radio DJ. Having completed a Ph.D. at University of California, she currently teaches college and moonlights as a writing coach and editor. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in print, online and mp3 journals.

 

 

 

$16.47
ISBN: 9781940222707
Availability: Special Order
Published: Pen-L Publishing - October 2014

Lilly & Audrey Andrews - Cooking Light's 'We Heart Cooking!'

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 12:30pm

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Twelve-year-old Twin Chefs Lilly and Audrey Andrews are going to teach you and your kids how to make 85 taste bud-tingling recipes that are a blast to cook and eat! With an emphasis on creativity, tasty flavor combinations and ease in preparation, Cooking Light We Heart Cooking! is the perfect cookbook for kids and parents who want to prepare healthy food the whole family will love.

$21.95
ISBN: 9780848704247
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Published: Oxmoor House - October 7th, 2014

A "People" Magazine New Fall Cookbooks Pick


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Jeffrey A. Lieberman - Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 6:00pm

In Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry, renowned physician Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD, chair of psychiatry at Columbia University and former president of the American Psychiatric Association, tells the fascinating and scandalous story of psychiatry’s evolution from a mystical pseudoscience to a respected medical discipline that saves lives. The field has come a long way since the days of chaining patients in cold cells, Snake Pit–like asylums, ice pick lobotomies, and preposterous theories like animal magnetism and orgones. Today, thanks in part to psychopharmacology, brain imaging, genetics, neuroscience, and modern methods of psychotherapy, the mentally ill finally have access to treatment that can enable them to live functional and happy lives.

Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD, is the Lawrence C. Kolb Professor and chairman of psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and psychiatrist in chief of the New York Hospital–Columbia University Medical Center.

 

$28.00
ISBN: 9780316278867
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little Brown and Company - March 10th, 2015

The fascinating story of psychiatry's origins, demise, and redemption, by the former President of the American Psychiatric Association.


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Mary Helen Specht - Migratory Animals

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 6:00pm

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.

$14.99
ISBN: 9780062346032
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 20th, 2015

When Flannery, a young scientist, is forced to return to Austin after five years of research in Nigeria, she becomes torn between her two homes. Having left behind her loving fiance without knowing when she will return, Flannery learns that her sister, Molly, has begun to show signs of the genetic disease that slowly killed their mother.


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