Sausalito Events

Thomas McNamee - The Inner Life of Cats (Sausalito)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

Our feline companions are much-loved but often mysterious.

In The Inner Life of Cats, Thomas McNamee blends scientific reportage with engaging, illustrative anecdotes about his own beloved cat, Augusta, to explore and illuminate the secrets and enigmas of her kind.

As it begins, readers follows the development of the young Augusta while simultaneously explaining the basics of a kitten's physiological and psychological development. As the narrative progresses, McNamee also charts cats' evolution, explores a feral cat colony in Rome, tells the story of Augusta's life and adventures, and consults with behavioral experts, animal activists, and researchers, who will help readers more fully understand cats.

McNamee shows that with deeper knowledge of cats' developmental phases and individual idiosyncrasies, we can do a better job of guiding cats' maturation and improving the quality of their lives. Readers' relationships with their feline friends will be happier and more harmonious because of this book.

Thomas McNamee is the recipient of a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. He is the author of The Grizzly Bear; Nature First: Keeping Our Wild Places and Wild Creatures Wild; A Story of Deep Delight; The Return of the Wolf to Yellowstone; Alice Waters and Chez Panisse: The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution; The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance; and The Killing of the Wolf Number Ten. He wrote the PBS documentary Alexander Calder, which won a Peabody Award and an Emmy. He lives in San Francisco.

 

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780316262873
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Published: Hachette Books - March 28th, 2017

Our feline companions are much-loved but often mysterious. In The Inner Life of Cats, Thomas McNamee blends scientific reportage with engaging, illustrative anecdotes about his own beloved cat, Augusta, to explore and illuminate the secrets and enigmas of her kind.


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Sausalito, CA 94925

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, inspiring change, is a well-known 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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Sausalito, CA 94965

Barbara Sapienza - Anchor Out (Sausalito)

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 4:00pm

In Anchor Out, sixty-year-old Frances Pia lives alone on a thirty-foot sailboat anchored near Sausalito, where she communes with the fog, sea lions, cormorants, and two sailor friends, Otto and Russell. She performs random acts of public defacement—painting drainpipes, public restrooms, and murals on the sides of houses—which she believes are beautification projects, and struggles with bouts of depression and mania. Frankly, she’s a bit of a nutcase.
 
But Frances wasn’t always this way. She was once a Catholic nun with a sister, Anne, who loved her dearly. But then she slept with her brother-in-law, Greg—and ashamed and pregnant, she fled, leaving Anne, her art, and her vocation behind. When she also lost her baby, Nicola, in a freak accident, she lost faith in God and became a keeper of sorrows.
 
Through a series of wacky adventures, including bouts with the cops and the sea, Frances opens her heart to love for the first time in years—and begins to really paint the town, redeeming herself with Anne and freeing herself from her guilt over Nicola’s death along the way.

Barbara Sapienza is a retired clinical psychologist who practiced in San Francisco. At sixty-six she enrolled in the graduate program in Creative Writing at SFSU. She writes, paints, dances, practices taiji and meditation, and volunteers in a school program in Marin City. She lives in Sausalito with her husband and enjoys her granddaughters, Milla and Isa.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781631521652
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Published: She Writes Press - April 25th, 2017

Sixty-year-old Frances Pia lives alone on a thirty-foot sailboat anchored near Sausalito, where she communes with the fog, sea lions, cormorants, and two sailor friends, Otto and Russell.


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Anne Dana - Monsieuir Pierre (Sausalito)

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 11:00am

Special Children's Event

Will an adventurous octopus ever find a friend? In Monsieur Pierre, follow the lonely Monsieur Pierre Poulpe from his home in a Paris fountain all the way to California. Humorous illustrations chart his search for a friend across the Seine, up the Eiffel Tower, into the Louvre, out to Notre Dame and up Montmartre. Along the way, he surprises some of the most famous inhabitants of the City of Light. Sadly, none of them are eager to befriend a little octopus. Just when it seems all is lost, Pierre has a clever idea that takes him to a new land with two new friends. In a surprise ending, Pierre and his new friends are visited in his new home by some of the famous Parisians he left behind.

Anne Dana, author and illustrator, is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives aboard a boat docked on the San Francisco Bay and has been a cephalopod admirer her entire life.

 

 

 

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Jean Hanff Korelitz - The Devil and Webster (Sausalito)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

From Jean Hanff Korelitz, the New York Times bestselling author of You Should Have Known and Admission, comes The Devil and Webster a twisty new novel about a college president, a baffling student protest, and some of the most hot-button issues on today's college campuses.

Naomi Roth is the first female president of Webster College, a once conservative school now known for producing fired-up, progressive graduates. So Naomi isn't surprised or unduly alarmed when Webster students begin the fall semester with an outdoor encampment around "The Stump"-a traditional campus gathering place for generations of student activists-to protest a popular professor's denial of tenure. A former student radical herself, Naomi admires the protestors' passion, especially when her own daughter, Hannah, joins their ranks.

Then Omar Khayal, a charismatic Palestinian student with a devastating personal history, emerges as the group's leader, and the demonstration begins to consume Naomi's life, destabilizing Webster College from the inside out. As the crisis slips beyond her control, Naomi must take increasingly desperate measures to protect her friends, colleagues, and family from an unknowable adversary.

Touching on some of the most topical and controversial concerns at the heart of our society, this riveting novel examines the fragility that lies behind who we think we are-and what we think we believe.

Jean Hanff Korelitz was born and raised in New York and graduated from Dartmouth College and Clare College, Cambridge. She is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels and the creator of BOOKTHEWRITER, a New York City based service that sends authors to book groups. In 2016 she and her husband (Irish poet and The New Yorker poetry editor Paul Muldoon) adapted and co-produced "The Dead, 1904," an immersive adaptation of James Joyce's "The Dead," for New York's Irish Repertory Theatre.

 

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ISBN: 9781455592388
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 21st, 2017

From the New York Times bestselling author of You Should Have Known and Admission, a twisty new novel about a college president, a baffling student protest, and some of the most hot-button issues on today's college campuses.


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Zak Pelaccio & Peter Barrett - Project 258 (Sausalito)

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:00pm

Fish & Game restaurant in Hudson, New York, is a leader in the local foods movement. Its core approach--engaging intimately with nature both wild and domestic, building relationships with farmers, and exploring the joys of fermentation--is one of interest to anyone, anywhere, who yearns to cook and eat better food. Established in 2013, Fish & Game, with its chef/owner Zakary Pelaccio and his co-chefs and partners Kevin Pomplun and Jori Jayne Emde, is already receiving national accolades and honors, including the 2016 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Northeast; 2015 James Beard Award finalist for Outstanding Restaurant Design; 2015 & 2016 Wine Enthusiast: America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants; and 2014 James Beard Award semifinalist for Best New Restaurant.

Project 258: Making Dinner at Fish & Game presents an enticing selection of seasonal recipes, profiles of key producers who supply the restaurant, and a fascinating, beautifully illustrated look at the processes -- both intellectual and culinary -- behind the food at Fish & Game. Taking no shortcuts, Pelaccio and his staff handcraft many staple ingredients, including fish sauce, vinegars, maple syrup, and prosciutto. He explains how the methods and techniques practiced at Fish & Game can be applied to the food that grows wherever you live. If you ever wonder "what does this place taste like?," let this book be your guide and inspiration for locally based food sourcing and eating.

Peter Barrett is a painter, writer, and photographer who was artist-in-residence at Fish & Game for two years. He lives in the Hudson Valley, where he tends a garden that you can see from space.

 

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$50.00
ISBN: 9781477312254
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Published: University of Texas Press - March 14th, 2017

Fish & Game restaurant in Hudson, New York, is a leader in the local foods movement. Its core approach--engaging intimately with nature both wild and domestic, building relationships with farmers, and exploring the joys of fermentation--is one of interest to anyone, anywhere, who yearns to cook and eat better food.


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Sausalito, CA 94925

Paul Scheuring - The Far Shore (Sausalito)

Saturday, April 29, 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

David Shalleck - "Local Sea Salt" Talk (Sausalito)

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 4:00pm

The Mediterranean Sea. Yachts. Food. Actor Sterling Hayden. Wandering. Chef and author David Shalleck ties these together when he shares his story about a fantastic off-shore adventure. From the docks of Sausalito to the jet-set harbor of Saint-Tropez and back, see how David’s tale portrays his version of unexpected life experiences featured in his culinary travel memoir, Mediterranean Summer: A Season on France's Cote d'Azur and Italy's Costa Bella.

A veteran of over thirty years in the food business, David is the founder of VOLOCHEF Culinary Solutions, has been the culinary producer with Chef Jacques Pépin on numerous television series, is a chef-instructor at the Oceania Cruises Culinary Center, and has run the kitchens in several renown Bay Area fine dining restaurants. He is a new resident in Marin County.

 

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780767920490
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Published: Broadway Books - June 10th, 2008

An alluring, evocative summer voyage on the Mediterranean and into the enchanting seaside towns of France and Italy by a young American chef aboard an Italian billionaire couple's spectacular sailing yacht.


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Sausalito, CA 94965