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Scott Cole - Fallout (Sausalito Store)

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 6:00pm

The little town of Crockett, California had been sitting in the path of airborne toxins for generations. Her residents knew it, but never had the voices with which to organize, much less take action and no one would have cared if they did. In 1994, that all changed when the Unocal petroleum refinery secretly polluted the sky for weeks and handed now-furious Crockett both the perfect adversary and legal opportunity to take back its power, and to keep it. Fresh out of law school, idealistic and determined to make a success of his fledgling law practice, Scott Cole shared his clients disdain for bullies and the Entitled. While Unocal rushed to cover up the incident and its greed, Scott raced to rally the town, challenging the company first on its own doorstep and then in the courts, filing a billion-dollar class action lawsuit, his first ever. Through this budding legal advocate's eyes, get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of class action litigation, and how this young lawyer partnered with a community of thousands to expose one of California's worst environmental tragedies. Against the backdrop of corporate greed and heart-wrenching stories of human loss, Fallout is an incredible tale of triumph and the amazing changes that once-little voices made just by standing up and saying enough.

Scott Edward Cole was born in San Pablo California in 1965 and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area ever since. He graduated from San Francisco State University in 1989 with a B. A. in Speech Communications and from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1992. Later that year, Scott launched his solo legal practice and, in the early years of his career, devoted himself to representing victims of toxic chemical releases such as the one showcased in his book Fallout. Over the next several years, Scott led several other complex environmental cases but, in 2000, shifted the emphasis of his growing firm to workers-side class actions. Since then, he has handled hundreds of consumer and employment class action matters, has authored numerous articles and spoken widely to audiences regarding many of the lessons learned from these experiences.

 

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Mary Jo McConahay - The Tango War (Sausalito Store)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

In Conversation with Peter Robinson

The Tango War by Mary Jo McConahay fills an important gap in WWII history. Beginning in the thirties, both sides were well aware of the need to control not just the hearts and minds but also the resources of Latin America. The fight was often dirty: residents were captured to exchange for U.S. prisoners of war and rival spy networks shadowed each other across the continent. At all times it was a Tango War, in which each side closely shadowed the other's steps.

Though the Allies triumphed, at the war's inception it looked like the Axis would win. A flow of raw materials in the Southern Hemisphere, at a high cost in lives, was key to ensuring Allied victory, as were military bases supporting the North African campaign, the Battle of the Atlantic and the invasion of Sicily, and fending off attacks on the Panama Canal. Allies secured loyalty through espionage and diplomacy--including help from Hollywood and Mickey Mouse--while Jews and innocents among ethnic groups -- Japanese, Germans -- paid an unconscionable price. Mexican pilots flew in the Philippines and twenty-five thousand Brazilians breached the Gothic Line in Italy. The Tango War also describes the machinations behind the greatest mass flight of criminals of the century, fascists with blood on their hands who escaped to the Americas.

A true, shocking account that reads like a thriller, The Tango War shows in a new way how WWII was truly a global war.

Born in Chicago, Mary Jo McConahay is an award-winning reporter who covered the wars in Central America and economics in the Middle East. She has traveled in seventy countries and has been fascinated by the history of World War II since childhood, when she listened to the stories of her father, a veteran U.S. Navy officer. A graduate of the University of California in Berkeley, she covers Latin America as an independent journalist. Her previous books include Maya Road and Ricochet. She lives in San Francisco.

 

The Tango War: The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America During World War II Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250091239
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 18th, 2018

One of WW2 Reads "Top 20 Must-Read WWII Books of 2018"

The gripping and little known story of the fight for the allegiance of Latin America during World War II


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Erin Byrne - LitWings Event Series (Sausalito)

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:30pm

Hosted by writer Erin Byrne, LitWings brings together international writers, photographers, and filmmakers.  Presenters include National Geographic photographers and filmmakers, New York Times bestselling authors, and Emmy award winning filmmakers sharing work that highlights many places around the world.  The event is held three times annually at Book Passage, Sausalito, and every spring at La Caféothèque in Paris.

September Featured Speakers: Frances Stroh, Tania Romanov Amochaev, and Hervé Cohen!

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Frances Stroh is the award-winning author of Beer Money: A Memoir of Privilege and Loss (HarperCollins). Her work is published in The Common, Literary Hub, and the Detroit Metro Times, among other publications. She is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto and the curator of the Stranger Than Fiction reading series.

Tania Romanov Amochaev is the author of Mother Tongue: A Saga of Three Generations of Balkan Women. A prize winning writer and photographer, many of her stories are featured in "The Best Travel Writing" series. Tania has climbed Mount Whitney, Mount Kenya, and Mount Tamalpais; circumnavigated Annapurna; and trekked through Bhutan, Kashmir and Slovenia.

Hervé Cohen is a French American award-winning documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. His work has taken him around the world from the Casamance, Senegal to the countryside of Sichuan, China and has been aired on tv networks and featured at various prestigious festivals. His project, Life Underground, invites visitors on an interactive journey through the subways of the world and into the personal stories of their passengers.

Erin Byrne, host. Award-winning author of Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France, editor of Vignettes & Postcards from Morocco and Vignettes & Postcards from Paris, and writer of The Storykeeper film, Erin is Travel Writing and Photography Curator of The Creative Process Exhibition, launched at the Sorbonne, that travels to the world's leading universities.  She teaches writing on Deep Travel trips.

 

Beer Money: A Memoir of Privilege and Loss Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062393166
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 30th, 2017

In the tradition of Rich Cohen’s Sweet and Low and Sean Wilsey’s Oh the Glory of it All, a memoir of a city, an industry, and a dynasty in decline, and the story of a young artist’s struggle to find her way out of the ruins.


Mother Tongue: A Saga of Three Generations of Balkan Women Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781609521271
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Published: Travelers' Tales Guides - March 1st, 2018

*** A MUST READ FOR TRAVELERS TO CROATIA ***

Mother Tongue is an exploration of lives lived in the chaos of a part of the world known as the Balkans. It follows the lives of three generations of women―Katarina, Zora, and Tania―over the last 100 years. It follows countries that dissolved, formed, and reformed.


Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609521134
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Published: Travelers' Tales Guides - March 29th, 2016

France is steeped in refined traditions, with its rich history, exquisite art, robust culture, and varied cuisine. Writer Erin Byrne was changed by traveling around this country with the ghosts of artists and historical figures who shared with her their guides to living.


Vignettes & Postcards from Morocco Cover Image
By Erin Byrne (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781944387068
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Published: Reputation Books - August 9th, 2016

Vignettes & Postcards From Morocco is an anthology of writings edited by Erin Byrne (Wings). From Fez to Marrakech, Casablanca to Tangier, The Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert, writers Suzanna Clarke (A House in Fez), Phil Cousineau, Paul Bowles, Michael Chabon and others seek the ancient and celebrate the exotic in Morocco. Sketches by Anna Elkins.


Vignettes & Postcards from Paris Cover Image
By Byrne Erin (Editor), Pook Anna (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780985267209
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Published: Reputation Books - August 9th, 2016

Vignettes & Postcards From Paris is a new edition of the award-winning anthology of writings from Shakespeare and Company Bookstore edited by Erin Byrne and Anna Pook, which includes new stories and poems by Marcia DeSanctis (100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go), Billy Collins, Don George, Georgia Hesse, the top-hatted SpokenWord poets of Paris and others.


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J.F. Foran - Angels on a Tombstone (Sausalito Store)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 6:00pm

Devoted to free Ireland from British dominance, Jeremiah Knox joined the Fenian Brotherhood in the late 1880s committed to remove the British by military insurrection. Realizing the limits of armed rebellion, he enrolled at Edinburgh University to study law in the belief that political persuasion coupled with military action would be the most effective course to remove the oppressors. During a summer break in his studies he planned an ambush of a British munitions train. Snitches in the Fenian Brotherhood revealed the plot to the British exposing Jeremiah and his fellow conspirators. The majority of the Fenian prisoners were sentenced to long jail terms. A first time offender, Jeremiah's sentence was immediate deportation, exiled to the United States where a family member had sponsored him. On arriving in Boston, Jeremiah learned that his family, opposed to his politics and in concert with the court in Dublin, had him dispatched to a stone quarry in Central Massachusetts. Alone and isolated in quiet region of the country, he was far away from his political connections in Ireland as well as from the Fenians active in cities along the East Coast. There, sentenced to back-breaking labor cutting stones for graveyards, he knew he must find a new platform in life to replace his career in law.

Angels on a Tombstone is a sweeping novel from J.F. Foran that traces one man's life from exile to the search for meaning and involvement in the New World. It tracks his evolution from stoic acceptance of his condition to a life full of opportunity, love and, inevitably, loss.

J.F. Foran has worked internationally as a management consultant for over thirty years. His consulting covered corporate strategy for multinational organizations and public policy for federal and state governments. He was a founder of Strategic Decisions Group and has served on the boards of several public and private companies. He has also served on the board of directors for Save the Children, the Belvedere-Tiburon Library and the Decision Education Foundation. He is a Guest Lecturer at Stanford University’s Department of Management Science and Engineering. He was also a weapons systems analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy. He received his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College and his master’s degree from the Wharton School. He currently lives in Tiburon, California with his wife Karen.

 

Angels on a Tombstone Cover Image
$20.95
ISBN: 9781642147797
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Published: Page Publishing Inc - May 22nd, 2018

Devoted to free Ireland from British dominance, Jeremiah Knox joined the Fenian Brotherhood in the late 1880s committed to remove the British by military insurrection. Realizing the limits of armed rebellion, he enrolled at Edinburgh University to study law in the belief that political persuasion coupled with military action would be the most effective course to remove the oppressors.


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Kimberley Lovato & Jill Robinson - 100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

Travel through San Francisco with the authors of 100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die.

How could we stop at only 100 things to do in a city like San Francisco? We cheated a little bit. There are 100 more than 100 addresses inside the pages of 100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die. No book on San Francisco would be true to itself without mentioning landmarks like cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Fisherman's Wharf, the Presidio, the Ferry Building, and Coit Tower. But turn the pages and you'll fall deeper into San Francisco’s scene.

We tell you which hotels have the hippest bar scenes, where to eat egg tarts in Chinatown, and what exactly a Mission-style burrito is. We point the way to a world-renowned tequila bar in the back of a family restaurant, and to some of the city's best neighborhood street fairs. We've covered the city’s world-class museums, including one that hosts a weekly cocktail party. We also tell you where to shop for tie-dye, browse for local art, listen to live music, and follow in the footsteps of the Beat Generation. Plus so much more. Make your list, and get out and explore!

Kimberley Lovato is a freelance travel journalist whose work has been published by some of the country's top magazines and websites, including National Geographic Traveler, Robb Report, Virtuoso Life, Southwest: The Magazine and many more. Her writing has won numerous awards including a Gold Medal from the Society of American Travel Writers for her culinary travel book, Walnut Wine & Truffle Groves.

Bay Area native and tequila expert Jill K. Robinson writes about travel and adventure for AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many other print and digital publications. The Travelers' Tales books have features her essays, and her magazine and newspaper articles have won numerous awards.

 

 

 

 

100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die, 2nd Edition (100 Things to Do Before You Die) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781681061658
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Published: Reedy Press - September 1st, 2018

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Carolyn Wood - Tough Girls (Sausalito Store)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

A coming-of-age memoir of a young swimmer's triumphs and heartbreaks on the path to winning Olympic gold at age 14. Some 50 years later, author Carolyn Wood embarks on a solo pilgrimage to walk the 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago in an attempt to reclaim her "inner tough girl" as she reflects on coming out as gay in the 1970s after a brief marriage and motherhood, and the disillusionment and loss she experiences when her 30-year relationship suddenly ends.

After several failed attempts at learning to swim, young Carolyn Wood finally conquers her fears and dives into unknown waters. By 1958 she sets a goal to make the 1960 Olympic team and, along with teammates and competitors, begins the arduous road to Rome. Losses, pain, fear, and fatigue accompany the rambunctious athlete as she finds her way through athletic training, school, and dealing with social gender expectations as she realizes she's gay.

Tough Girl artfully weaves Wood's life story around the tale of her long walk on the Camino de Santiago, an effort to tap into her tough girl resilience so she can begin to accept the end of her long marriage. The ups and downs of Carolyn's childhood road to the Olympics as well as her journey on the Camino, will thrill and inspire readers.

Carolyn Wood, born and raised in Portland, Oregon, still lives in her original family home. She is a retired English teacher who spent more than thirty years encouraging students to write and is now taking her own advice, although often she'd rather be practicing yoga, outdoors tending her bees and garden, or hiking backroads and mountain trails. Ms. Wood's work has appeared in Teachers as Writers and Elohi Gadugi Journal. This is her first book.

 

Tough Girl: Lessons in Courage and Heart from Olympic Gold to the Camino de Santiago Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781632171849
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Published: Sasquatch Books - August 14th, 2018

A coming-of-age memoir of a young swimmer's triumphs and heartbreaks on the path to winning Olympic gold at age 14.


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Jeanne Walker Harvey - Boats on the Bay (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

Special Children's Event

Houseboats, ferries, fishing boats, sailboats . . . see all the boats parade on the bay

Boats on the Bay is a large-format picture book about a bunch of boats found on a busy bay, buoyed by simple, spare, and lyrical text. Inspired by the San Francisco Bay but with universal appeal, the book features a spectacular double-spread gatefold finale showing a boat parade and fireworks glowing against a city backdrop.

Jeanne Walker Harvey lives in Sausalito, California, where she watches all of the boats on the bay from her house on the hill. She is the award-winning author of several picture books, including Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines; My Hands Sing the Blues, Romare Bearden’s Childhood Journey;Honey Girl the Hawaiian Monk Seal; and Astro the Stellar Sea Lion. In addition to being a writer, Jeanne is a docent at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

 

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781944903336
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Published: Cameron Kids - September 18th, 2018

A large-format picture book about a bunch of boats found on a busy bay, buoyed by simple, spare, and lyrical text. Inspired by the San Francisco Bay but with universal appeal, the book features a spectacular double-spread gatefold finale showing a boat parade and fireworks glowing against a city backdrop.
 


Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250112491
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 2nd, 2017

The bold story of Maya Lin, the visionary artist-architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

You may be familiar with the iconic Vietnam Veterans Memorial. But do you know about the artist-architect who created this landmark?


Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781628559224
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Published: Arbordale Publishing - February 10th, 2017

Hawaiian locals and visitors always enjoy spotting endangered Hawaiian monk seals, but Honey Girl is an extra special case. She has raised seven pups, and scientists call her -Super Mom.- After Honey Girl is injured by a fishhook, she gets very sick. Scientists and veterinarians work to save Honey Girl until she can be released back to her beach.


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Saeeda Hafiz - The Healing (Sausalito Store)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 6:00pm

In the memoir The Healing, a young black American woman signs up for lessons in yoga and clean eating as signifiers of her new middle class status, little realizing that her new lifestyle will bring her face to face with the inner demons fed by the domestic violence, addiction, and poverty she witnessed as a child.

Graduating, getting established in your career, and dating another professional are things many young middle-class women expect to do and take for granted. But when your parents don't support you and you have siblings in prison, those milestones seem monumental. What does growing up poor do to your self-esteem? How do patterns of stress and family violence, poor diet and poor health continue to affect you even after you escape to a higher income bracket? And what can one woman do to turn around the cycle of racism, poverty, and intergenerational suffering? Hafiz gives a frank account of the anxiety and rewards of becoming "middle class" through a complete change of diet and adopting habits such as traveling and doing yoga. While her peers pursue one kind of African American dream by climbing the corporate ladder, Hafiz finds meaning in learning to cook macrobiotic food and practice meditation. By doing so, she recovers from chronic health conditions and heals from the family trauma she has inherited.

Saeeda Hafiz is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia. She spent her twenties working in management, believing mainstream success was her key out. After discovering the power of yoga to transform, she took a leap of faith to train to become a yoga teacher and wellness expert. She studied yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and Ashrams and holistic nutrition at Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City and keeps a busy schedule as a yoga teacher and speaker. For the past twenty years she has held leadership positions in the YMCA, the San Francisco Unified School District, and other organizations to bring a more holistic understanding of physical and mental wellness to a diverse population.

The Healing: One Woman's Journey from Poverty to Inner Riches Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781946764041
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Published: Parallax Press - July 17th, 2018

In this memoir of upward mobility through an unexpected route, a young black American woman signs up for lessons in yoga and clean eating as signifiers of her new middle class status, little realizing that her new lifestyle will bring her face to face with the inner demons fed by the domestic violence, addiction, and poverty she witnessed as a child.


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Cianna Stewart - No Complaints (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 4:00pm

About ten years ago, documentary film maker and author Cianna Stewart reached a breaking point when she realized that she was complaining all the time. Over the decade that followed she moved from being a powerless passive complainer to actively taking control over her life and getting more out of all aspects of it along the way. For several years, she's been running workshops in "Going NoCo" where she helps people learn the skills needed to successfully change their own pattern of complaining.

Nearly every self-development and spiritually-enlightened person says the first step to improving your life and experiencing happiness is to stop complaining and to start taking personal responsibility, but they stop short at the part about how to do it. No Complaints: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Joy is the go-to workbook for anyone who believes they're too negative and are ready to change but don't know where to start. The book will help you recognize why certain situations are emotionally charged and make decisions about how to handle them. The ultimate goal is to move from feeling stuck to taking action by giving you the tools to engage in difficult conversations and navigate change.

 

No Complaints: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Joy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780999637609
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Published: No Complaining Project - January 30th, 2018

About ten years ago, documentary film maker and author Cianna P. Stewart reached a breaking point when she realized that she was complaining all the time. Over the decade that followed she moved from being a powerless passive complainer to actively taking control over her life and getting more out of all aspects of it along the way.


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Julie Tuton - Beauty in the Breakup (Sausalito Store)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:00pm

Going through a break-up or divorce is difficult. Julie Tuton has been there and understands the struggle. She also knows something else is possible. In ending a 20 year marriage, she used the tools featured in her new book to facilitate her transition. So many people commented on the ease with which her separation and divorce occurred, that they inquired about what she had done that was so different.  Even her mediator was curious.  She wrote Beauty in the Breakup for everyone who is seeking a different possibility navigating this often treacherous area of change.

​​Coming from Boston, Julie Tuton has an East Coast edge, softened by over 25 years of living in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She has a razor sharp awareness that allows  her to cut through to the core of your issues with kindness and caring. She lives in the space of non-judgment, allowing her to be very real and present with you. Applying her awareness and practical tools to step into places of change in her own personal life, she comes from a place of vulnerability, compassion, and knowing that if she could move through such transitions with ease, she can facilitate others as well.

 

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$25.00
ISBN: 9781634931304
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Published: Access Consciousness Publishing Company - February 1st, 2018

Do you know that your relationship is no longer working for you? Do you believe you don't have choice? What if that's not true?

After 20 years of marriage, I realized it was kinder to break up than to stay...


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