Sausalito Events

Margery McAleer - San Quentin Quail (Sausalito)

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 1:00pm

The prison is a graveyard for the living, a place where tarnished egos and twisted minds congregate against their will and where anger is vented toward the guards and their families. My father had a job as a guard, later becoming the father of sports for San Quentin Prison. We had a home on the reservation across from the warden's mansion on the hill, and I attended the small school on the grounds where the warden's wife taught classes. The school janitor, an inmate ready for parole within a year, was always available to throw a ball or show us how to swing a bat. That's how the children of the guards grew up, liking and trusting the prisoners that walked freely through the prison grounds. It was a happy childhood, even though the school bus was occasionally late because of an execution.

San Quentin Quail: A Girl Behind Bars is a true experience of life on a prison reservation. This book is true California history, where guards and prisoners resided as one happy family--well, almost.

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781945650192
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Published: Green Ivy - July 20th, 2016

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Don George, Larry Habegger, & More - Travelers' Tales (Sausalito)

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 4:00pm

Shake off the winter doldrums and get ready for spring travel. Travelers’ Tales Executive Editor Larry Habegger and authors Don George, Erin Byrne, Michael Shapiro and other TT writers will share stories from a collection of Travelers’ Tales books: Don’s The Way of Wanderlust, Erin’s Wings, Larry’s What the Traveler Said, and select volumes of The Best Travel Writing and The Best Women’s Travel Writing. Come ready to laugh, cry, and get motivated to set off on your next journey.

 

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By Lavinia Spalding (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781609521110
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Travelers' Tales Guides - April 18th, 2017

Since publishing the original edition of A Woman's World in 1995, Travelers' Tales has been the recognized national leader in women's travel literature, and with the launch of the annual series The Best Travel Writing in 2004, the obvious next step was an annual collection of the best women's travel writing of the year.


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Sylvia Linsteadt - Lost Worlds of the San Francisco Bay Area (Sausalito)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

In conversation with Malcolm Margolin

Co-sponsored by San Francisco Museum and Historical Society

In this coffee table book of luminous essays accompanied by an array of images, award-winning writer Sylvia Linsteadt brings to life the many microcosms that once flourished in the San Francisco Bay Area: from the farthest reach of the Russian Empire at Fort Ross, to acres upon acres of apricot blossoms in what is now known as Silicon Valley, to the Coney Island of the West on the Alameda shoreline, to San Francisco's bohemian Barbary Coast. For every "lost world," Linsteadt reconstructs the setting in lyrical prose supported by extensive research into each epoch.

Vintage photographs, maps, and paintings combined with neo-Victorian design accentuate the words, immersing us fully in the nuances of each reality, whether mining quicksilver at New Almaden or shopping underneath the rotunda of the palatial Emporium. A book both dazzlingly beautiful and sensitive to the complexities of portraying bygone eras, Lost Worlds of the San Francisco Bay Area celebrates the ephemeral and, in reminding us of the many moments of humanity threaded through the past, makes our understanding of the present moment that much more rooted.

Sylvia Linsteadt followed coyote tracks all the way back to her native Bay Area after attending Brown University, where she studied literary arts. Her books include Tatterdemalion and Wonderments of the East Bay. Her work -- both fiction and nonfiction -- explores the realms of deep ecology, history, and myth. She runs two stories-by-mail projects, The Gray Fox Epistles and The Leveret Letters, and in 2014 her manuscript The Grey Fox Epistles received the James D. Phelan Award from the San Francisco Foundation. Her work has been published in New California Writing 2013, The Dark Mountain Project, and News from Native California.

 

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781597143912
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Published: Heyday Books - March 10th, 2017

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Jeanne Harvey - Honey Girl (Sausalito)

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 11:00am

Hawaiian locals and visitors always enjoy spotting endangered Hawaiian monk seals, but Honey Girl is an extra special case. She has raised seven pups, and scientists call her Super Mom. After Honey Girl is injured by a fishhook, she gets very sick. Scientists and veterinarians work to save Honey Girl so she can be released back to the ocean. This true story will have readers captivated to learn more about this endangered species.

This work of narrative nonfiction includes a 4-page "For Creative Minds" section in the back of the book and a 30-page cross-curricular "Teaching Activity Guide" online. Honey Girl is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The enhanced ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.

Jeanne Harvey is the author of several award-winning books, including Astro: The Steller Sea Lion and My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden's Childhood Journey. She's been a language arts teacher and currently gives school tours at a local museum. Jeanne lives near the Golden Gate Bridge in California and walks by the bay every day looking for sea lions. She writes with her gray tabby cat sitting on the desk next to her.

 

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781628559217
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Published: Arbordale Publishing - February 10th, 2017

Hawaiian locals and visitors always enjoy spotting endangered Hawaiian monk seals, but Honey Girl is an extra special case. She has raised seven pups, and scientists call her "Super Mom." After Honey Girl is injured by a fishhook, she gets very sick. Scientists and veterinarians work to save Honey Girl until she can be released back to her beach.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Meg Donohue - Every Wild Heart (Sausalito)

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 1:00pm

From USA Today bestselling author Meg Donohue comes Every Wild Heart: a mystery, a love story, and a mother-daughter tale about two women on a precarious journey to uncover their true selves.

Passionate and funny, radio personality Gail Gideon is a true original. Nine years ago when Gail’s husband announced that he wanted a divorce, her ensuing on-air rant propelled her local radio show into the national spotlight. Now, “The Gail Gideon Show” is beloved by millions of single women who tune-in for her advice on the power of self-reinvention. But fame comes at a price. After all, what does a woman who has staked her career on being single do when she finds herself falling in love? And is the person who is harassing her in increasingly troubling ways a misguided fan or a true danger to Gail and her daughter, Nic? 

Fourteen-year-old Nic has always felt that she pales in comparison to her vibrant, outgoing mother. Plagued by a fear of social situations, she is most comfortable at the stable where she spends her afternoons. But when a riding accident lands Nic in the hospital, she awakens from her coma changed. Suddenly, she has no fear at all and her disconcerting behavior lands her in one risky situation after another. And no one, least of all her mother, can guess what she will do next…

Meg Donohue is the USA Today bestselling author of How to Eat a Cupcake, All the Summer Girls, and Dog Crazy. She has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and a BA in comparative literature from Dartmouth College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband, children, and dog.

 

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780062659583
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Published: William Morrow & Company - March 14th, 2017

From USA Today bestselling author Meg Donohue comes a mystery, a love story, and a mother-daughter tale about two women on a precarious journey to uncover their true selves.


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Carole Petiet - The Day I Died (Sausalito)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 4:00pm

The Day I Died: Brain Trauma and the Journey Back tells the story of a psychologist and registered nurse who had a massive, near-fatal injury while ski racing with her daughter. This is a riveting story about the trauma and healing of a brave and indomitable woman. Dr. Petiet's extensive education and expertise enable her to turn her personal tale into an inspirational account that instructs us all, especially when we face the arduous task of recovery from trauma, or when we support people-personally or professionally-as they heal. 

Carole Petiet, PhD, SEP, RN, is a clinical psychologist, registered nurse, and accomplished athlete. She weaves together a detailed account of recovery from trauma using the threads of her own experiences and insights she has gained from four decades spent working as a helping professional.

 

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781480828438
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Published: Archway Publishing - August 15th, 2016

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Jane Kriss - Next Stop Sausalito (Sausalito)

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 4:00pm

Featuring a raffle for Jane's "Bridgeway" painting!

A character sketch of a unique California destination, Next Stop Sausalito is full of surprises and lively narrative. The whole family will enjoy this delightfully illustrated portrait of the town where the Golden Gate Bridge ends, whether they already know and love Sausalito or would like to visit some day.

Jane Kriss has over 30 years of experience in the visual arts, with a career spanning graphic design, fabric design, fine art and teaching. She was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome in 2010 and 2012, and is currently an Instructor in the Stanford Continuing Studies Program. Next Stop Sausalito is the first book she has written and illustrated.

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$23.95
ISBN: 9781684185269
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Published: Giova Press - November 7th, 2016

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Paul Scheuring - The Far Shore (Sausalito)

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 4:00pm

Stuck in a dead-end job, single, and discontented, Lily receives a most unexpected visitor: an “heir finder” who informs her she is the sole beneficiary to an unclaimed fortune—$16 million left behind by a grandfather she never met. The boon comes with a caveat: the money can only be claimed if the remains of her grandfather—a man who went missing in action in World War Two—are located and he’s proven legally dead.

The Far Shore follows Lily as she embarks on a global odyssey—from the shores of South Carolina to the deepest jungles of Myanmar—in a quest for answers. In the process, she uncovers an incredible story—that of a stricken, shell-shocked soldier who left the battlefield and went to the ends of the earth in an attempt to answer the age-old questions of mankind: Why do we suffer? Is there a God? Is there a way out? It is a journey that will change Lily forever; for, like her grandfather, she finds herself going further afield in search of answers, deeper into harm’s way, into both the unmapped places of the world and of the heart, where she will find either unimaginable wisdom and wealth . . . or madness and death. 

Paul Scheuring was born in Aurora, Illinois. He grew up in Davis, California and attended the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA. Early post-collegiate employment included working in the stock room for a prosthetics company, driving a forklift for a prune company, and working as undercover enforcement for a cable company. Scheuring's first produced film project was the Vin Diesel picture, A Man Apart (co-written with Christian Gudegast). After that he went on to write and showrun the hit TV drama, Prison Break from 2005 to 2009. Prison Break received the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New Television Drama in 2006, and has been nominated for a string of awards since its inception such as the Golden Globe, the People's Choice Award, and multiple Teen Choice Awards. He subsequently directed The Experiment, starring Oscar winners Adrien Brody and Forrest Whitaker.

 

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780998450209
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Published: One Light Road Inc. - March 7th, 2017

Stuck in a dead-end job, single, and discontented, Lily receives a most unexpected visitor: an “heir finder” who informs her she is the sole beneficiary to an unclaimed fortune—$16 million left behind by a grandfather she never met.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Nina Serrano - Nicaragua Way (Sausalito)

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

Join us for an enjoyable event with Nicaraguan music (Grammy-nominated guitarist), tapas, and drinks.

Nicaragua Way is a multi-dimensional novel of romance with a heavy focus on politics, women's rights, and the fight for human rights and democracy. Set in Nicaragua and San Francisco tells the inspiring story of Lorna, a San Francisco Nicaraguan-American poet, passionately engaged in supporting revolutionary struggles in Latin America and the Sandinista solidarity movement in the U.S.

Nina Serrano is a well-known, inspirational prize-winning, poet, and activist. With a focus on Latino history and culture, she is also a playwright, filmmaker, KPFA talk show host, a former Alameda County Arts Commissioner, and a co-founder of the San Francisco Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Oakland Magazine’s “best local poet” in 2010,  with four books of poetry, she is a former director of Poetry in The Schools programs and the Bay Area Storytellers in The Schools program.

 

 

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Charles Burack, Lenore Weiss, & Kendra Tanacea - National Poetry Month Celebration (Sausalito)

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 1:00pm

Join poets Charles Burack, Lenore Weiss, and Kendra Tanacea for an event celebration National Poetry Month

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The natural world comes alive in Charles Burack's Leaves of Light, a luminous collection of poems. The poet meets trees, flowers, birds, spiders, cats, seals, and other wondrous and endangered creatures as equals. They share their wisdom and beauty, love and fear, humor and suffering and inspire in him profound ponderings, playful antics, and startling realizations. Other poems scintillate with the mysteries of human love, loss, death, and celebration. The poem entitled "I Am" won first prize in the international Songs of the Soul Poetry Contest.

Charles Burack is an award-winning poet, writer, teacher, and scholar as well as a creativity coach and spiritual counselor. He is author of Leaves of Light, Songs to My Beloved, and D. H. Lawrence’s Language of Sacred Experience, and his poems, stories, essays, and prayers have been published in magazines and journals around the world. He is completing a spiritual autobiography as well as a collection of poems and prayers entitled Tree of Life. A professor at John F. Kennedy University, he teaches courses in psychology, literature, and spirituality.

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The Golem is a collection that speaks with the voice of a feminist writer who stands on the shoulders of her ancestors, Jewish Hungarian immigrants; “I am not one, but two generations erased.” Spanning an acrobatic cast of characters, the writing is colloquial and also celebrates inventive structures. The book unfolds in three movements: Past Perfect, Present Tense, and Future Fictitious, charting a course through love, grief, and death to find the courage in being mortal. These poems travel across the United States to visit New York City kitchens, Silicon Valley cubicles, Louisiana bayous, with humorous dips into pop culture, including American TV’s Judge Judy, Starbucks, and online dating. Whether wondering about Spinoza, or histories of violence, the poems are written with a fine eye to detail. The last section is a stunning sonnet sequence that reinvents the golem myth borrowed from Jewish folklore and the mystical tradition.

Lenore Weiss is enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts Program at San Francisco State University. Her poetry has been published in many journals. Books include Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island, Two Places, and The Golem. She has taught at San Francisco State University and through Kehilla Community Synagogue in Piedmont, California.

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A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees explores life's strains and joys and the human compulsion to create something lasting despite certain entropy. Teardowns, remodels, sex, longing, joy; sometimes tender, sometimes humorous, these poems explore interpersonal relationships of all kinds and embrace the competing impulses of working hard at changing life's course and fatalistic acceptance. Kendra's poems keep the light on in the darkest of places: "Come after midnight, your hand / on the door, and me, lit, humming."

Kendra Tanacea, an attorney in San Francisco, holds a BA in English from Wellesley College and an MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College. A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees was a semifinalist for the Washington Prize and a finalist for the Idaho Prize for Poetry. Kendra’s poems have appeared in 5AM, Rattle, Moon City Review, The Coachella Review, Stickman Review, and Juked, among others.

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$14.00
ISBN: 9781944769260
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Published: Apocryphile Press - June 20th, 2016

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780996858489
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Published: Lost Horse Press - March 2017

A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees explores life's strains and joys and the human compulsion to create something lasting despite certain entropy. Teardowns, remodels, sex, longing, joy; sometimes tender, sometimes humorous, these poems explore interpersonal relationships of all kinds and embrace the competing impulses of working hard at changing life's course and fatalistic acceptance.


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