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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.

Walter Mosley - Down the River Unto the Sea (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

In Down the River Unto the Sea, Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island.

A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice but to take his own case: figuring out who on the force wanted him disposed of--and why.

Running in parallel with King's own quest for justice is the case of a Black radical journalist accused of killing two on-duty police officers who had been abusing their badges to traffic in drugs and women within the city's poorest neighborhoods.

Joined by Melquarth Frost, a brilliant sociopath, our hero must beat dirty cops and dirtier bankers, craven lawyers, and above all keep his daughter far from the underworld in which he works. All the while, two lives hang in the balance: King's client's, and King's own.

Walter Mosley is one of America's most celebrated and beloved writers. A Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, he has won numerous awards, including the Anisfield-Wolf Award, a Grammy, a PEN USA's Lifetime Achievement Award, and several NAACP Image awards. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. His short fiction has appeared in a wide array of publications, including The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Playboy, and his nonfiction has been published in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, and The Nation. He is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins series, including most recently Charcoal Joe. He lives in New York City.

 

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780316509640
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Published: Mulholland Books - February 20th, 2018

"Mosley writes with great power here about themes that have permeated his work: institutional racism, political corruption, and the ways that both of these issues affect not only society at large but also the inner lives of individual men and women." --Booklist (starred review)


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John Lescroart - Poison (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

In this riveting new book by "master of the legal thriller" (Chicago Sun-Times) John Lescroart, attorney Dismas Hardy investigates the murder of a wealthy man whose heirs are all potential suspects.

Finally recovered from two glancing gunshot wounds, Dismas Hardy is looking forward to easing into retirement and reconnecting with his family. But he is pulled back into the courtroom when Grant Wagner, the steely owner of a successful family business, is murdered. The prime suspect is Wagner's bookkeeper Abby Jarvis, a former client of Hardy's, who had been receiving large sums of cash under-the-table from the company--but she insists that she's innocent.

Preparing for trial, Dismas investigates the Wagner clan, discovering dark, twisted secrets, jealous siblings, gold-digging girlfriends, betrayals, and blackmail. The closer he gets to the Wagners, the clearer it becomes that Dismas has a target painted on his back. With Lescroart's razor-sharp dialogue and whip-smart plotting, Poison is a nail-biter that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

John Lescroart is the author of over twenty-seven novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ophelia Cut, The Keeper, The Fall, and Fatal. His books have sold more than ten-million copies and have been translated into twenty-two languages. He lives in Northern California.

 

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781501115707
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Published: Atria Books - February 13th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

"Lescroart never ceases to amaze his fans. The wit, the timing, the dialogue--everything combines to give this author yet another bestseller and provide readers with a fast-paced, memorable thriller." --Suspense Magazine


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Nick Nolte - Rebel (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ticket: $32 (includes signed book)

In Conversation with Peter Coyote

"I had become an actor because real life was hard for me. Sometimes it was really rough. Acting was different from real life, yet it gave me the chance to search for complex stories that helped me understand and cope with what I encountered away from the stage lights."

In Rebel, legendary actor Nick Nolte delivers his most revealing performance yet. This intimate memoir is a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, and the quest for personal enlightenment as intense and hypnotic as the man himself.

In a career spanning five decades and hundreds of roles, Nick Nolte has become a true Hollywood icon. Rising from a difficult childhood in the rural Midwest to leading roles and a trio of Oscar nominations in the golden West, he has been both celebrated and vilified; survived marriages, divorces, and a string of romances; was named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine; and suffered public humiliation over his addiction issues, including a drug-fueled trip down the Pacific Coast Highway that resulted in his infamous arrest.

Despite these ups and downs, Nolte has remained true to the craft he loves, portraying a diverse range of characters with his trademark physicality and indelible gravelly voice. Already thirty-five when his performance in the 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man launched him to stardom, Nolte never learned to play by Hollywood's rules. A rebel who defies expectations, a committed actor willing to go to extremes for a role, Nolte is motivated by personal, edgy projects, not box office success. Today, he has found peace on his own terms, yet is still driven, juggling projects while raising his young daughter.

Nick's untold story, with never-before-seen photos, offers a candid, unvarnished close-up look at the man, the career, the loves, and the life.

Nick Nolte is an Academy Award-nominated actor who has been active in Hollywood for over forty years. He rose to national prominence with his performance in the 1976 television miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man, and has starred in such notable films as 48 Hrs. (1982), Cape Fear (1991), Affliction (1997), The Thin Red Line (1998), and Warrior (2011), and currently stars in the role of the Epix television series Graves. He lives in Malibu, California.

 

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$28.99
ISBN: 9780062219572
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Published: William Morrow & Company - January 23rd, 2018

"I had become an actor because real life was hard for me. Sometimes it was really rough. Acting was different from real life, yet it gave me the chance to search for complex stories that helped me understand and cope with what I encountered away from the stage lights."


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Dr. Samuel Harrington - At Peace (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 4:00pm

Most people say they would like to die quietly at home. But overly aggressive medical advice, coupled with an unrealistic sense of invincibility or overconfidence in our health-care system, results in the majority of elderly patients misguidedly dying in institutions. Many undergo painful procedures instead of having the better and more peaceful death they deserve.

At Peace outlines specific active and passive steps that older patients and their health-care proxies can take to ensure loved ones live their last days comfortably at home and/or in hospice when further aggressive care is inappropriate. Through Dr. Samuel Harrington's own experience with the aging and deaths of his parents and of working with patients, he describes the terminal patterns of the six most common chronic diseases; how to recognize a terminal diagnosis even when the doctor is not clear about it; how to have the hard conversation about end-of-life wishes; how to minimize painful treatments; when to seek hospice care; and how to deal with dementia and other special issues.

Informed by more than thirty years of clinical practice, Dr. Harrington came to understand that the American health-care system wasn't designed to treat the aging population with care and compassion. His work as a hospice trustee and later as a hospital trustee drove his passion for helping patients make appropriate end-of-life decisions.

Samuel Harrington, MD, an honors graduate of Harvard College and the University of Wisconsin Medical School, concentrated his clinical practice at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. There he served as a medical staff leader, a trustee, and as Sibley's representative to the Johns Hopkins Quality and Safety Board Committee. This work and his service on the board of trustees of a nonprofit hospice brought Dr. Harrington into the discussion of end-of-life medical care.

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781478917410
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Published: Grand Central Life & Style - February 6th, 2018

The authoritative, informative, and reassuring guide on end-of-life care for our aging population.


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Travis Nichols - Betty's Burgled Bakery (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 4:00pm

Special Event for Kids!

Join author Travis Nichols for a book talk and a drawing project for kids in attendance!

When the Gumshoe Zoo's alarm alerts them, they learn Betty's Bakery has been burgled But how? Something isn't quite right -- and it's up to these determined detectives to figure out what Alliteration abounds in Betty's Burgled Bakery, a comic book caper featuring the Gumshoe Zoo, a detective agency facing the craziest crime ever committed: pilfered pastries. Perfect for lovers of wordplay and sweet treats, not to mention educators and librarians looking for an engaging story to teach alliteration, this multi-paneled early graphic novel is a raucous adventure. Detailed back matter discusses uses of alliteration and animal eating habits.

Travis Nichols writes books, draws, paints, and makes comics. He is the author of a number of award-winning books for young people, including the previous title featuring the Gumshoe Zoo, Fowl Play, a mystery told all in idioms. He lives in San Francisco, California.

 

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781452131832
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 7th, 2017

When the Gumshoe Zoo's alarm alerts them, they learn Betty's Bakery has been burgled But how? Something isn't quite right--and it's up to these determined detectives to figure out what Alliteration abounds in this comic book caper featuring the Gumshoe Zoo, a detective agency facing the craziest crime ever committed: pilfered pastries.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Dr. Patricia Frisch - Whole Therapist, Whole Patient (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 1:00pm

Integrating the work of Reich, Masterson, and Jung, Whole Therapist, Whole Patient is a step-by-step guidebook for professionals to learn about the psychology of their patients and conduct treatment in a dynamic way. This text combines Reich’s character analyses, Masterson’s work on personality disorders, and Jung’s dream analyses to create a clear typology of character types that therapists can use to understand themselves and their patients. Also included are case management techniques and guidance for working with difficult patients. In addition, readers can turn to the book’s online resources to access a downloadable patient package, case presentation guide, and psychological history form.

Patricia Frisch, PhD, MFT, is a licensed psychologist, as well as founder and executive director of the Orgonomic Institute of Northern California (OINC), where she mentors, supervises, and trains professionals in character analysis, somatic interventions, and diagnostic typologies. She authored a chapter in Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy (SAGE Publications, 2015). Dr. Frisch also maintains an active private practice in Mill Valley, California.

 

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$44.95
ISBN: 9781138562363
Availability: Special Order
Published: Routledge - February 1st, 2018

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Quentin Guerlain - Nom de Guerre: Ivan (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

Nom de Guerre: Ivan is based on true events as well as actual experiences of the author’s father, Ivan, serving as the highest ranking Intelligence Officer at the Front Line fighting the German-Italian-Spanish Fascist coalition in the Spanish Civil War—the actual start of World War II. Fifty legendary historical characters are depicted in this novel, along with fictional characters emblematic of the turbulent times. Hemingway, Gellhorn, El Lobo, La Pasionaria, Ivan—the 15th Brigade lives on!

Quentin Guerlain is a novelist with an incredible body of work in many genres soon to be published. He is also a licensed acupuncturist in the state of California. Together with his wife, artist Maree J. Wong, he lives in Marin County.

 

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780692032763
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Published: QUENTIN GUERLAIN PUBLISHING - July 1st, 2017

Nom De Guerre: Ivan is a historical novel based on true events as well as actual experiences of the author’s father, Ivan, serving as the highest ranking Intelligence Officer at the Front Line fighting the German-Italian-Spanish Fascist coalition in the Spanish Civil War—the actual start of World War II.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Lisa Church - Welcome to Kimmensville (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 1:00pm

Kimmensville was a place in time, the dream of five families. Welcome to Kimmensville: Population 17-1/2 is a bittersweet memoir about the mischievous adventures of the Kimmensville Club and their magical neighborhood before the suicide of the author's beloved younger brother.

The Gossage kids grew up in the '70s and '80s on their grandfather's golf course in a small Midwestern town, surrounded by family and friends. The kids ruled the neighborhood and had the adventures of their lives, until tragedy hit.

The story follows the family and how the aftermath of Danny's death impacted each of them over the span of thirty years. The turn of fortunes is dizzying. The deep love, humor, and bond they share is beautiful.

Lisa Church works in IT for a major technology company in downtown San Francisco. She's spent over thirty years communicating in the corporate world, then decided it was time to transport readers to the small town where she grew up. Lisa now lives in Marin County with her husband, daughter, and their rescued Bichon. She's an active mentor and volunteer with the urban youth in San Francisco and enjoys everything Northern California has to offer, especially if it's outdoors.

 

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$10.28
ISBN: 9780986283529
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Published: Churchlady Publishing - July 24th, 2017

Kimmensville was a place in time, the dream of five families. Welcome to Kimmensville - Population 17-1/2 is a bittersweet memoir about the mischievous adventures of the Kimmensville Club and their magical neighborhood before the suicide of the author's beloved younger brother.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Anna Raimondi - Conversations with Mary (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

Prominent spiritual counselor and medium Anna Raimondi channels the Virgin Mary in this insightful, prescriptive, and timely dialogue that not only acts as a guide to modern spirituality but celebrates the Mother Mary as a central figure for all people and religions across the globe.

For those who loved Conversations with God and Ask and It Is Given, Conversations with Mary is a prescriptive guide that unveils a modern Mary, one who encourages meditation and enlightenment, and whose teachings apply to us globally.

Anna Raimondi was five-years-old when she first channeled and received messages from Mary. She was in her backyard on Long Island, sitting in a small grotto where a statue of the Virgin Mary once stood. Immersed in "a feeling of pure and unadulterated peace," she heard a gentle yet strong voice say, "Anna, I'm here for you always. Always come to me." That was her first of many conversations with Mary.

Today, Anna is a psychologist, renowned medium, and spiritual counselor with a large following. Mary's conversations with her are simultaneously illuminating, inspiring, and provocative, and offer lessons in modern prayer while guiding readers back to the simple messages God gave us of love and peace.

 

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$22.00
ISBN: 9781501156359
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Published: Atria Books - October 17th, 2017

Prominent spiritual counselor and medium Anna Raimondi channels the Virgin Mary in this insightful, prescriptive, and timely dialogue that not only acts as a guide to modern spirituality but celebrates the Mother Mary as a central figure for all people and religions across the globe.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Ying Compestine - The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 11:00am

Special Children's Event!

In The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes, Ming Da is only nine years old when he becomes the emperor of China, and his three advisors take advantage of him by stealing his stores of rice, gold, and precious stones. But Ming Da has a plan. With the help of his tailors, he comes up with a clever idea to outsmart his devious advisors: He asks his tailors to make "magical" new clothes for him. Anyone who is honest, the young emperor explains, will see the clothes' true splendor, but anyone who is dishonest will see only burlap sacks. The emperor dons a burlap sack, and the ministers can't help but fall for his cunning trick.

Ying Chang Compestine grew up in Communist China and now lives in Lafayette, California. She is a popular author of children's books, cookbooks, and novels.

 

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781419725425
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - December 26th, 2017

Ming Da is only nine years old when he becomes the emperor of China, and his three advisors take advantage of him by stealing his stores of rice, gold, and precious stones. But Ming Da has a plan. With the help of his tailors, he comes up with a clever idea to outsmart his devious advisors: He asks his tailors to make "magical" new clothes for him.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

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