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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.

Seth Harwood - Young Junius

Monday, November 8, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Seth Harwood discusses his mystery novel Young Junius ($14.95). Young Junius sets out to find his brother’s killer in the Boston projects. After shooting someone to protect his friend, Junius is told to run. Shocked by the violence that he’s created, yet determined to see its consequences through, he refuses. Harwood is the author of Jack Wakes Up.

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$14.95
ISBN: 9781935562276
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Published: Tyrus Books - October 1st, 2010

Six-feet-tall, fourteen-year-old Young Junius sets out to find his brother's killer in a cluster of Boston's low-income housing towers—prime drug-dealing territory.


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Thea Cooper - Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle

Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Thea Cooper talks about Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle ($24.99). It is 1919 and Elizabeth Hughes, the 11-year-old daughter of America’s most distinguished jurist and politician, Charles Evans Hughes, becomes one of the first diabetics to receive insulin injections.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9780312648701
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: St. Martin's Press - September 14th, 2010

It is 1919 and Elizabeth Hughes, the eleven-year-old daughter of America's most-distinguished jurist and politician, Charles Evans Hughes, has been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. It is essentially a death sentence. The only accepted form of treatment starvation whittles her down to forty-five pounds skin and bones.


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Rameshwar Dass & Ram Dass - Be Love Now: The Path of the Heart

Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 4:00pm

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40th Anniversary of Be Here Now!
Rameshwar Dass,
and Ram Dass live via Skype, present Be Love Now: The Path of the Heart ($27.99). Following Be Here Now and Still Here, Rameshwar and Ram show us the way to unconditional spiritual love.

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780061961373
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Published: HarperOne - November 1st, 2010

Ram Dass's long-awaited Be Love Now is the transformational teaching of a forty year journey to the heart.


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Li Miao Lovett - In the Lap of the Gods

Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Li Miao Lovett presents her novel In the Lap of the Gods ($15.95). A dam rises on the Yangtze, uprooting a million lives in a government-made disaster, and a poor salvager who has lost everything finds an abandoned baby girl. Lovett presents a tale of defiance, of a lost man finding his place in modern China, and of a rich man reclaiming his soul.

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781935248132
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Published: Leapfrog Press - November 2nd, 2010

"An important, even invaluable book, a moving farewell to the old, more humane way of life as China and all the world become technologized and globalized."--Maxine Hong Kingston


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Noam Shpancer - The Good Psychologist

Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 2:00pm

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Noam Shpancer talks about his novel The Good Psychologist ($24.00). A psychologist reluctantly takes on a new client—an exotic dancer whose severe anxiety is keeping her from the stage. The psychologist, a solitary man, helps the client confront her fears. But as treatment unfolds, her struggles and secrets begin to interfere with his own life.

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$24.00
ISBN: 9780805092592
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - August 3rd, 2010

"Noam Shpancer portrays the oft-hidden world of psychotherapy with unparalleled authenticity, compassion, and wit . . . An astonishing debut."—Jonathan Kellerman

Noam Shpancer's stunning debut novel opens as a psychologist reluctantly takes on a new client—an exotic dancer whose severe anxiety is keeping her from the stage.


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Geoffrey Wolff - The Hard Way Around: The Passages of Joshua Slocum

Friday, November 5, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Geoffrey Wolff discusses his biography The Hard Way Around: The Passages of Joshua Slocum ($26.95). Joshua Slocum escaped a Dickensian childhood in Nova Scotia in 1860 by becoming, at the age of 16, an ordinary seaman. In 1895 he became the first man to circumnavigate the globe solo. Wolff is the acclaimed author of The Age of Consent.

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$25.95
ISBN: 9781400043422
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Published: Knopf - October 19th, 2010

A masterful biographer now offers a thrilling, definitive portrait of one of history’s most legendary icons of adventure.


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Carlos Eire - Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Carlos Eire presents Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy ($26.00). In a follow-up to his 2003 National Book Award–winning Waiting for Snow in Havana, Eire describes his early years in the U.S. In 1962, he was among 14,000 children airlifted from Castro’s Cuba to Florida. Eire is a history and religious studies scholar at Yale.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781439181904
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Published: Free Press - November 2nd, 2010

In his 2003 National Book Award-winning memoir Waiting for Snow in Havana, Carlos Eire narrated his coming of age in Cuba just before and during the Castro revolution. That book literally ends in midair as eleven-year-old Carlos and his older brother leave Havana on an airplane--along with thousands of other children--to begin their new life in Miami in 1962.


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Michael Castleman (A Killing in Real Estate) & Patricia Morin (Mystery Montage)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Michael Castleman talks about his mystery novel A Killing in Real Estate ($24.00). The morning after a huge arson blaze terrorizes San Francisco’s Mission District, Rosenberg finds his friend and colleague Ryan Duffy dead! Patricia Morin discusses Mystery Montage: A Collection of Short-Story Mysteries ($14.95). These stories take place from a small village in Africa’s Maasai Mara to under the boardwalk in Atlantic City.

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$24.00
ISBN: 9781596923584
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Published: MacAdam/Cage Publishing - July 1st, 2010

San Francisco, known to residents as simply The City, is one of the most beautiful and colorful cities in the world. So why is someone trying to burn it down? This question drives newspaper columnist Ed Rosenberg to delve into the unseemly world of city politics, kinky sex, and family secrets.


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$12.95
ISBN: 9781929976751
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Published: Top Publications - October 1st, 2010

Mystery Montage is a collection of short story mystery genres that include: cozy, cultural (Africa), psychological, suspense, paranormal, noir, experimental, humorous, romance, a novella, and a three page short. From a

small village in Africa's Maasai Mara, to under the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ, murders are discovered.


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Kurt Hoelting - The Circumference of Home: One Man's Yearlong Quest for a Radically Local Life

Monday, November 1, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Kurt Hoelting discusses The Circumference of Home: One Man’s Yearlong Quest for a Radically Local Life ($25.00). After realizing the gaping hole between his convictions about climate change and his own carbon footprint, Hoelting embarked on a yearlong experiment to rediscover the heart of his own home: He traded his car and jet travel for a kayak, a bicycle, and his own two feet.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780306817748
Availability: Backordered
Published: Da Capo Press - April 13th, 2010

This much is clear to me. If I can't change my own life in response to the greatest challenge now facing our human family, who can? And if I won't make the effort to try, why should anyone else? So I've decided to start at home, and begin with myself. The question is no longer whether I must respond. The question is whether I can turn my response into an adventure.


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Debra Giusti with Steve Bhaerman & Marilyn Schlitz - Transforming Through 2012

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Debra Giusti, Steve Bhaerman, and Marilyn Schlitz discuss Transforming Through 2012. This book is an anthology of minds, looking forward into the future in an attempt to discern the course of humankind as we emerge from history into the next phase of our evolution.

33 Top Authorities report on the Truth about the 2012 Shift!

Featuring core messages from prominent authorities, from a wide variety of backgrounds: scientists, researchers, futurists, mystics, astrologers, artists, luminaries and indigenous elders and healers from the Maya, Aztec, Hopi, Inka and Hawaiian traditions. They share timley information and valuable resources about the 2012 shift that can be source of clearing confusion, cultivating wisdon, and empowering you to embrace the new opportunities in reaching your highest potential, while co-creating our positive future.

Some of the Featured Authors Are:
George Noory, Jean Houston, Daniel Pinchbeck, Bruce Lipton, Peter Russell, Paul & Lillie Weisbart, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Nassim Haramein, John Peterson, Carl Johan Calleman, Sri Ram Kaa and Kira Raa, Bob Frissell, Gabriel Cousens, Marilyn Schlitz, Steve Bhearman, Christine Page, Paco Alarcon–Kahan and Indigenous elders and healers from the Hopi, Mayan, Inka, Aztec and Hawaiian Traditions, and many more.

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