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Author Events at our Corte Madera store, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA, (415) 927-0960. All events are free & open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Judith Redwing Keyssar - Last Acts of Kindness

Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 2:00pm

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Cosponsored by Hospice by the Bay
Judith Redwing Keyssar presents Last Acts of Kindness: Lessons for the Living from the Bedsides of the Dying ($15.95). In these chronicles of a midwife to the dying, Keyssar speaks eloquently and from her heart about her extensive experience in the field of palliative care.

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Adair Lara - Naked, Drunk, and Writing

Friday, November 19, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Adair Lara discusses Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhabitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay ($14.99). The material is right there in front of you. You’ve known yourself for, well, a lifetime—and you finally feel ready to share your story with the world. Yet when it actually comes time to put pen to paper, you find that you’re stumped. Enter Adair Lara—beloved writing coach.

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$15.99
ISBN: 9781580084802
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - August 31st, 2010

The material is right there in front of you. You've known yourself for, well, a lifetime--and you finally feel ready to share your story with the world. Yet when it actually comes time to put pen to paper, you find that you're stumped.

Enter Adair Lara: award-winning author, seasoned columnist, beloved writing coach, and the answer to all of your autobiographical quandaries.


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Robert Michael Pyle - Mariposa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Robert Michael Pyle talks about Mariposa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year ($27.00). Part road-trip tale, part travelogue of lost and found landscapes, all good-natured natural history, this volume tracks Pyle’s journey across the United States as he races against the calendar in his search for as many of the 800 American butterfly species as he can find.

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780618945399
Availability: Special Order
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 1st, 2010

Part road-trip tale, part travelogue of lost and found landscapes, all good-natured natural history, Mariposa Road tracks Bob Pyle's journey across the United States as he races against the calendar


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SARK - Glad No Matter What

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 7:00pm

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SARK presents Glad No Matter What: Transforming Loss and Change Into Gifts and Opportunities ($18.95). When grief, sadness, and other strong emotions seem overwhelming, this book shows how to skillfully work with those feelings and access their significant healing power.

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By Sark
$18.95
ISBN: 9781577319351
Availability: Backordered
Published: New World Library - November 1st, 2010

Though SARK has empowered millions to live their creative dreams, manage their businesses, and savor personal connections, the deaths of her mother and cat and the end of a treasured relationship tested her ability to walk her talk. But as Glad No Matter What shows, she journeyed through the spirals and layers of grief and loss and emerged stronger and more whole.


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Thomas Sanders - The Last Good War

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Thomas Sanders talks about The Last Good War:The Faces and Voices of World War II ($45.00). Sixty years after World War II, a young Sanders began traveling the country photographing hundreds of veterans. Veronica Kavass, a writer and interviewer with StoryCorps, joined the project and spent countless hours with these men and women, recording their vivid accounts as Sanders recorded their storied faces.

World War II magazine praises
The Last Good War, "hits home like a one-two punch."

Full praise:
Nearly 12 million Americans served in the armed forces during World War II; about 2 million are still with us. Here are some of their stories. With heartfelt, perceptive variety, the remarkable portraits that distinguish this book reflect the range of their subjects’ experience. The concise text recounting each veteran’s reminiscences amplifies the impact. The combo hits home like a one-two punch

Starred Review from Publishers Weekly:
"Just the cover of this book can break your heart: an aged man in closeup, every wrinkle and blemish visible, holding a U.S. Navy emblem to his forehead, and he appears above the title: The Last Good War. The veterans of that war, WWII, are captured in Sanders's debut—in their 80s and 90s, male and female, black and white. Some wear parts of their original uniforms; others hold artifacts of the time, like battalion photos, newspapers, or canteens. One sailor, dressed in white shirt and tie, still wears his cap at a jaunty angle. Oral historian Kavass has collected brief reminiscences from the veterans that don't underplay the horrors of war, from the Bataan march to the deaths of friends. But most memorable are the faces: solemn, proud, occasionally smiling, some looking directly into the camera, others looking off to the distance as if remembering the events of long ago. Anyone who is close to a member of the "greatest generation" will treasure these wizened faces captured before the entire generation is gone. (Oct.)

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By Veronica Kavass (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Thomas Sanders (Photographer), Hampton Sides (Introduction by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781599620855
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Welcome Books - October 12th, 2010

World War II remains one of the most galvanizing and defining events in the history of America. Seemingly overnight, the entire nation unified behind a singular cause. By 1945, the size of the U.S. armed forces had grown from two to twelve million men and women of every color, religion, and creed. Young people from every walk of life were inducted and volunteered.


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Simon Winchester - Atlantic

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 1:00pm

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Simon Winchester discusses Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories ($27.99). Blending history and anecdote, geography and reminiscence, science and exposition, the author of Krakatoa and The Professor and the Madman tells the saga of the magnificent Atlantic Ocean.

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780061702587
Availability: Special Order
Published: Harper - November 2nd, 2010

"Variably genial, cautionary, lyrical, admonitory, terrifying, horrifying and inspiring...A lifetime of thought, travel, reading, imagination and memory inform this affecting account." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


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Kathryn Otoshi - Zero

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 10:00am

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Special for kids!
Kathryn Otoshi presents Zero ($17.95). As budding young readers learn about numbers and counting, they are also introduced to accepting different body types, developing social skills and character, and learning what it means to find value in one’s self and in others. Otoshi is the author of One and Simon and the Sock Monster.

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$17.95
ISBN: 9780972394635
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ko Kids Books - September 15th, 2010

Zero is a big round number. When she looks at herself, she just sees a hole right in her center. Every day she watches the other numbers line up to count: "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 . . . !" "Those numbers have value. That's why they count," she thinks. But how could a number worth nothing become something? Zero feels empty inside. She watches One having fun with the other numbers.


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Joel Richard Paul - Unlikely Allies

Monday, November 15, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Joel Richard Paul talks about his biography Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution ($16.00). Paul presents the story of three remarkable historical figure—Silas Deane, Caron de Beaumarchais, and Chevalier d’Eon—who successfully used espionage and sexual deception to win the American Revolution.

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781594484872
Availability: Special Order
Published: Riverhead Books - November 2nd, 2010

Look out for Joel Paul's new book, Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times


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A Moveable Feast - with Don George, Amanda Jones, Jim Benning & Larry Habegger

Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Join us as famed travel writers present Lonely Planet’s A Moveable Feast: Life-Changing Food Encounters Around the World ($14.99). This collection of travel tales set around the world transforms the planet into an endless all-you-can-eat buffet for mind, soul, and stomach!

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ISBN: 9781742202297
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Lonely Planet - October 1st, 2010

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

Life-changing food adventures around the world.


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Gary Noy & Rick Heide - The Illuminated Landscape

Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 4:00pm

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Gary Noy & Rick Heide present The Illuminated Landscape: A Sierra Nevada Anthology ($19.95). Noy and Heide present the literary Sierra Nevada as seen by writers from Muir to Twain to Stegner and Snyder. This work collects more than 50 inspired pieces, from Indian tale to modern story.

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By Gary Noy (Editor), Rick Heide (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781597141284
Availability: Special Order
Published: Heyday Books - May 1st, 2010

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