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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
Availability: Special Order
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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Amy Novesky - Children's Book Week (Sausalito)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 3:00pm

Childen's Books Week Event!

Graphically appealing two-color illustrations pair perfectly with a spare, rhythmic ode to beloved trucks of all kinds—from fire trucks to dump trucks to ice cream trucks, the sweetest trucks of all—and to the kid who loves and collects them, Love Is a Truck follows Love Is a Tutu (our ballet-inspired ode to tutus and toe shoes) in our Love Is series. A smaller square format with thick, sturdy pages, make these little picture books perfect for young readers, ages 2-6, and for reading aloud again and again.
    
Amy Novesky is an award-winning children’s book editor and author. Her books include Cloth Lullaby and Me, Frida, as well as Imogen: the Mother of Modernism and Three Boys and Love Is a Tutu, published by Cameron Kids. She lives with her family just north of San Francisco.

 

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By Amy Novesky, Sara Gillingham (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781937359867
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Published: Cameron & Company - November 15th, 2016

Graphically appealing two-color illustrations pair perfectly with a spare, rhythmic ode to beloved trucks of all kinds--from fire trucks to dump trucks to ice cream trucks, the sweetest trucks of all--and to the kid who loves and collects them, Love Is a Truck follows Love Is a Tutu (our ballet-inspired ode to tutus and toe shoes) in our Love Is series.


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By Amy Novesky, Sara Gillingham (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781937359812
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Published: Cameron & Company - August 9th, 2016

This beautifully designed and playfully illustrated novelty board book is the perfect starting point for tiny ballerinas and parents alike. Sweet and spare rhymes prance across the pages, engaging the reader with real ballet terms and plenty of pink. Parents and toddlers together will sigh "Bravo" as they turn off the light.


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Bethanie Murguia - Toucans, Too (Sausalito)

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 11:00am

This hilarious follow-up book to Cockatoo, Too features cockatoos, toucans, two-can stew, and gnus!

One can. Two cans. Toucans?
Toucans, too.
Toucan stew???!

The cockatoos are back and the toucans are too! But the toucans think the cockatoos say "toucan stew" and run away in a toucan canoe, so the cockatoos make them some two-can stew, which attracts the gnus, who ask the reader, "Can gnu?"

Toucans, Too combines fantastically funny wordplay with lush, vibrant illustrations, making this a humorous read-aloud that both children and parents will love!

Bethanie Deeney Murguia graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with an MFA in Illustration and has created numerous picture books, including Cockatoo, Too, Zoe Gets Ready, Snippet the Early Riser, and I Feel Five. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her two daughters and her dog Disco.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781499804218
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little Bee Books - May 2nd, 2017

This hilarious follow-up book to Cockatoo, Too features cockatoos, toucans, two-can stew, and gnus
One can. Two cans. Toucans?
Toucans, too.
Toucan stew


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Natalie Robins - The Untold Journey (Sausalito)

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 6:00pm

Throughout her life, Diana Trilling (1905-1996) wrote about profound social changes with candor and wisdom, first for The Nation and later for Partisan Review, Harpers, and such popular magazines as Vogue and McCalls. Trilling went on to publish five books, including the best-selling Mrs. Harris: The Death of the Scarsdale Diet Doctor, written when she was in her late seventies. She was also one half of one of the most famous intellectual couples in the United States.

Trilling's life with Columbia University professor and literary critic Lionel Trilling was filled with secrets, struggles, and betrayals, and she endured what she called her "own private hell" as she fought to reconcile competing duties and impulses at home and at work. Trilling was a feminist, yet she insisted that women's liberation created unnecessary friction with men, asserting that her career ambitions should be on equal footing with caring for her child and supporting her husband. She fearlessly expressed sensitive, controversial, and moral views, and fought publicly with Lillian Hellman, among other celebrated writers and intellectuals, over politics. Trilling was an anticommunist liberal, a position often misunderstood, especially by her literary and university friends. And finally, she was among the "New Journalists" who transformed writing and reporting in the 1960s, making her nonfiction as imaginative in style and scope as a novel.

In The Untold JourneyNatalie Robins -- the first biographer to mine Trilling's extensive archives -- tells a previously undisclosed history of an essential member of New York City culture at a time of dynamic change and intellectual relevance.

Natalie Robins is the author of four books of poetry and five works of nonfiction, among them Copeland's Cure: Homeopathy and the War Between Conventional and Alternative Medicine, The Girl Who Died Twice: The Libby Zion Case and the Hidden Hazards of Hospitals,k and Alien Ink: The FBI's War on Freedom of Expression, which won the Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award.

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$32.95
ISBN: 9780231182089
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Published: Columbia University Press - May 16th, 2017

Throughout her life, Diana Trilling (1905-1996) wrote about profound social changes with candor and wisdom, first for The Nation and later for Partisan Review, Harpers, and such popular magazines as Vogue and McCalls. Trilling went on to publish five books, including the best-selling Mrs.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Melanie Salvatore-August - Fierce Kindness: Be a Positive Force for Change (Sausalito)

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 1:00pm

Fierce Kindness is filled with reflections on simple changes people can make to transform themselves from within through actions of positive change in their community and the world 

Help kindness become contagious. Uplift the world.

Shift the world from fear to love with a movement of nonviolence poised to ignite positive change on a personal, community and global level. This uplifting guide inspires people to be effective warriors for positive change both within themselves and out in the world. Sections encouraging Accountability, Courage and Action guide the reader on a personal journey of transformation.

Read this book from cover to cover; pick it up randomly when you feel discouraged, sad, angry, bored or hungry. Allow the book to open to wherever it falls, and in that moment begin there. Write in this book; scrawl on it with pencil, pen or marker; fill it with your heart’s desires, thoughts and inquiries. Keep this book with you so instead of reaching to your phone when you want a moment of distraction, use it to reach into your heart, direct your mind and transform your actions.

Become a part of the Fierce Kindness movement of non-violence as an answer to the turbulent world in which we live.

Help kindness become contagious. Uplift the world.

Melanie Salvatore-August is a creator of Fierce Kindness a movement of nonviolence and global consciousness shifting. She is also the author of Kitchen Yoga: Simple Home Practices to Transform Mind, Body and Life. In addition, she is a yoga and meditation teacher/trainer mentor for Yogaworks, CTA Yoga-Based Life Coach, Reiki healer, lululemon Brand Ambassador and a mama to three little boys. She lives in the SF Bay Area on her budding urban homestead.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780990537090
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Published: Yellow Pear Press - April 17th, 2017

Help kindness become contagious. Uplift the world.


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Jeff Raz - The Secret Life of Clowns (Sausalito)

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 4:00pm

In The Secret Life of Clowns: A Backstage Tour of Cirque Du Soleil and the Clown Conservatory, Jeff Raz has drawn on his life's work to write a pair of fictional narratives - one following a professional clown performing with Cirque du Soleil and one following a clown student who just wants a job in a circus. It captures the sweat, the sinew and the soul of clowning.

Jeff Raz explores the intersection of circus, theater and music from many different angles - as a clown, an actor, a teacher, a director and a playwright. His 35 year career has taken him from remote Alaskan villages to Broadway, across the continental United States and to Europe, Japan and China. In 2000, Jeff founded The Clown Conservatory, the only comprehensive professional clown training program in the United States, and he directed the program until 2010. Jeff is now the Bay Area Casting Partner for Cirque du Soleil, the Artistic Director of the Medical Clown Project and a director with the global consulting firm Stand & Deliver. A graduate of the Dell'Arte International, Jeff has performed with Cirque du Soleil, The Pickle Circus, Vaudeville Nouveau and Make*A*Circus and in such theaters as Berkeley Repertory Theater, The Goodman Theater in Chicago, Marin Theater Company, The Kennedy Center, TheaterWorks of Palo Alto, The San Francisco and Marin Shakespeare Festivals and Lincoln Center Theater in New York.

 

 

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780997904819
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Jeff Raz - June 1st, 2017

Jeff Raz has drawn on his life's work to write a pair of fictional narratives - one following a professional clown performing with Cirque du Soleil and one following a clown student who just wants a job in a circus. It captures the sweat, the sinew and the soul of clowning.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

W. Bruce Cameron - A Dog's Way Home (Sausalito)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion picture!

Lucas Ray is shocked when an adorable puppy jumps out of an abandoned building and into his arms. Though the apartment he shares with his mother, a disabled veteran, doesn’t allow dogs, Lucas can’t resist taking Bella home. 

Bella is inexplicably drawn to Lucas, even if she doesn’t understand the necessity of games like No Barks. As it becomes more difficult to hide her from the neighbors, Lucas begins to sneak Bella into the VA where he works. There, Bella brings joy and comfort where it is needed most. 

After Bella is picked up by Animal Control because pit bulls are banned in Denver, Lucas has no choice but to send her to a foster home until he can figure out what to do. But Bella, distraught at the separation, doesn’t plan to wait. With four hundred miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness between her and her person, Bella sets off on a seemingly impossible and completely unforgettable adventure home. 

A classic story of unwavering loyalty and incredible devotion, A Dog’s Way Home is a beautifully told, charming tale that explores the unbreakable bond between us and our pets. This fantastic and exhilarating journey of the heart is in the same tradition as the beloved bestseller, A Dog’s Purpose.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9780765374653
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Forge - May 9th, 2017

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Bianca Bosker - Cork Dork (Sausalito)

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:00pm

Amateur drinker and professional tech reporter Bianca Bosker didn’t know much about wine—until she stumbled on an alternate universe of master sommeliers who could, after a single sip, identify the grape a bottle was made from, in what year, and where it was produced, within acres. Astounded by their fanatical dedication and seemingly superhuman sensory powers, Bosker set out to discover what drove their obsession, and whether she, too, could become a “cork dork.” Thus begins a year and a half long adventure that takes the reader inside elite tasting groups, exclusive New York City restaurants, a California mass market wine “factory,” and even a neuroscientist’s fMRI machine as Bosker attempts to answer the most nagging question of all: what’s the big deal about wine? Counterintuitive, compulsively readable, and hilarious, Cork Dork illuminates how tasting better can help us live better—and will change the way you drink wine forever.

Bianca Bosker was the former executive tech editor of The Huffington Post and has written about food, wine, architecture, and technology for The New Yorker online, The Atlantic, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and The New Republic.

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780143128090
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Published: Penguin Books - March 28th, 2017

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"Thrilling . . . told] with gonzo elan . . . When the sommelier and blogger Madeline Puckette writes that this book is the Kitchen Confidential of the wine world, she's not wrong, though Bill Buford's Heat is probably a shade closer." --Jennifer Senior, The New York Times


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Sausalito, CA 94965

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

Saturday, May 20, 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

Peg Alford Pursell - Show Her a Flower, A Bird, A Shadow (Sausalito)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:00pm

In conversation with Melissa Cistaro

In Show Her a Flower, A Bird, A ShadowPeg Alford Pursell creates vivid characters and piercing situations. Nothing is too small for her imagination—a wren on a branch, a hole in a sock, ginger tea—and nothing too dangerous—a girl hit by a stone, a mother and daughter struggling. In a matter of a few words, a few lines, Pursell transports us into vivid situations of loss and longing.

Peg Alford Pursell has been published in Permafrost, The Cortland Review, the Journal of Compressed Arts, and Vestal Review, among many others. She’s the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the SC State Fiction Award, The South Carolina Academy of Authors Award, and the Flannery O’Connor Award for Fiction shortlist. She directs Why There Are Words, a national neighborhood of reading series, and WTAW Press, an independent publisher of exceptional literary books.

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ISBN: 9781942004226
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Elj Editions - January 20th, 2017

Fiction. What a pleasure to read SHOW HER A FLOWER, A BIRD, A SHADOW. In story after story Peg Alford Pursell creates vivid characters and piercing situations. Nothing is too small for her imagination--a wren on a branch, a hole in a sock, ginger tea--and nothing too dangerous--a girl hit by a stone, a mother and daughter struggling.


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