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Laura Hartema - Bering Sea Strong (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 5:30pm

Bering Sea Strong is a tale of adventure and self-discovery. The story portrays a young woman on a solo journey, pushed to the edge of the earth and further from the weight of family -- marked by divorce, death, disability, and depression -- and a life she desires on land.

Locked at sea for ninety days as the lone female trying to tuck in tight alongside twenty-five rough-and-tumble commercial fishermen in Alaska, Laura Hartema offers a rare glimpse into the intertwining worlds of a fisheries observer and the crew she works beside. She graphically illustrates the challenges of daily life and relationships in a way few have seen before. Her story provides an unprecedented portrait of the bizarre and entertaining human dynamics aboard an at-sea catcher-processor vessel, where men battle dangerous working conditions, loneliness, and boredom while rivaling for the attention of the only woman.

Between trough and crest, Laura Hartema ponders the trauma and tragedies of her Midwest childhood as her capabilities and resilience are regularly tested. She is often left deciding when to "blow it off" and when to "blow a gasket." In the end, the tumultuous Bering Sea is where she finds the strength to overcome the wounds of her past, embrace life's uncertainty, and steam ahead into the unchartered waters of her future. Bering Sea Strong demonstrates one woman's determination to overcome obstacles in pursuit of a satisfying career and a better life.

Laura Hartema was born and raised in Chicagoland and earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from College of the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri. The challenging work and adventures depicted in Bering Sea Strong led to Hartema's present career as an ecologist focusing on stream and wetland restoration. Her passion for her work and love for nature spills into her community, where she leads volunteers in stream enhancement efforts. She encourages others to seek inspiration, beauty, and humor in her blog, Love This Day. Hartema resides in the Seattle area and spends much of her time outdoors embracing Puget Sound and the Cascade and Olympic mountains.

 

Bering Sea Strong: How I Found Solid Ground on Open Ocean Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781510731516
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Published: Skyhorse Publishing - March 6th, 2018

Full of unusual characters, mischief, camaraderie, and testosterone-fueled man gossip.

Bering Sea Strong is a tale of adventure and self-discovery. The story portrays a young woman on a solo journey, pushed to the edge of the earth and further from the weight of family--marked by divorce, death, disability, and depression--and a life she desires on land.


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Barbara Artson & Ruth Goldman - In Conversation (Sausalito Store)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

Odessa, Odessa follows the fates of two sons from a proud lineage of rabbis and cantors in a shtetl near the Black Sea in western Russia.

As two brothers emigrate out of Russia to escape anti-Semitism, one chooses America and the other Israel/Palestine. The generations move forward in the twentieth century, from New York to Brighton Beach and Los Angeles, as children and gandchildren assimilate into a new culture. A sweeping tale of love, faith and tradition, Odessa, Odessa reveals how the mysterious ties that hold a family together can help them survive the heartache of separation and loss, and how secrets about heritage can finally be uncovered.

A multigenerational immigrant story of a family, joined by tradition and parted during persecution, that remain bound by a fateful decision to leave Odessa.

Barbara Artson is a retired psychoanalyst who calls San Francisco her home. She regularly contributes essays and reviews of films and books to professional journals. In addition to a PhD in psychology, she holds BA and MA degrees in English literature, and taught Shakespeare as a graduate student while also completing the unfinished Dickens novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood, years before the musical production on Broadway. Like Dora in Odessa, Odessa, Artson’s mother stitched elastic to the waistbands of women’s bloomers.

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Passing the Torch describes the remarkable achievements of public university students from marginalized populations who transcend oppression and poverty to become powerful leaders for social justice. Ruth and Bill Goldman drew upon their expertise in mental health and higher education to launch a scholarship program in the San Francisco Bay Area which provides assistance to people of color, recent immigrants and others from marginalized populations, in order to help them become leaders for social change.

In addition to tuition assistance, they offer a package of wrap around benefits to replicate the support higher income students receive from their families. To date, every single participant graduated from college and more than seventy percent earned graduate degrees from prestigious universities. Ruth Goldman’s personal story as a Holocaust survivor and Bill’s as the grandson of Jewish refugees who fled discrimination inform the program and draw a parallel to the plight of modern day refugees and the disenfranchised seeking opportunity in the United States today. Passing the Torch shows how the New Leader Scholars overcome poverty and discrimination in order to acquire an education while sustaining their idealism as they strive to achieve greater equity and justice for all.

Ruth Goldman is chair of the New Leader Scholarship Advisory Board and professor emerita of psychology at San Francisco State University. Her retirement from teaching inspired creation of the New Leader Scholarship.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781631524431
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Published: She Writes Press a Booksparks Imprint - September 11th, 2018

Odessa, Odessa follows the families of two sons from a proud lineage of rabbis and cantors in a shtetl near Odessa in western Russia.


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$36.99
ISBN: 9780761870319
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Published: Hamilton Books - June 1st, 2018

Passing the Torch describes the remarkable achievements of public university students from marginalized populations who transcend oppression and poverty to become powerful leaders for social justice.


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Beowulf Sheehan - Author (Sausalito Store)

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 5:30pm

Beowulf Sheehan is considered to be his generation's foremost literary portrait photographer, having made portraits of the literary luminaries of our time across the globe, from Roxane Gay to Masha Gessen, Patti Smith to Zadie Smith, Karl Ove Knausgaard to J.K. Rowling, and Jonathan Franzen to Toni Morrison.

In Author, Sheehan presents the most insightful, intimate, and revealing portraits of these artists made in his studio, in their homes, in shopping malls and concert halls, on rooftops and in parking lots, on the beach and among trees, surrounded by flowers and in clock towers. Following an enlightening foreword by Salman Rushdie, Beowulf Sheehan shares an essay offering insights in the poignant and memorable moments he experienced while making these portraits.

A treasure gift for readers and lovers of portrait photography, Author is the only book of its kind to appear in more than a decade.

Beowulf Sheehan's childhood love of stories in books and music grew into an adulthood love of storytellers in the arts, entertainment, and humanities. His photographs have been published in Elle, Esquire, Glamour, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and others. He lives in New York City.

 

Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan Cover Image
By Beowulf Sheehan, Salman Rushdie (Foreword by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780316515153
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 9th, 2018

A beautiful and moving collection of photographs by Beowulf Sheehan, whose work captures the essence of 200 of our most prominent writers, historians, journalists, playwrights, and poets.


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Sharon Levy - The Marsh Builders (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:30pm

Swamps and marshes once covered vast stretches of the North American landscape. The destruction of these habitats, long seen as wastelands that harbored deadly disease, accelerated in the twentieth century. Today, the majority of the original wetlands in the US have vanished, transformed into farm fields or buried under city streets.

In The Marsh Builders, Sharon Levy delves into the intertwined histories of wetlands loss and water pollution. The book's springboard is the tale of a years-long citizen uprising in Humboldt County, California, which led to the creation of one of the first U.S. wetlands designed to treat city sewage. The book explores the global roots of this local story: the cholera epidemics that plagued nineteenth-century Europe; the researchers who invented modern sewage treatment after bumbling across the insight that microbes break down pollutants in water; the discovery that wetlands act as efficient filters for the pollutants unleashed by modern humanity.

More than forty years after the passage of the Clean Water Act launched a nation-wide effort to rescue lakes, rivers and estuaries fouled with human and industrial waste, the need for revived wetlands is more urgent than ever. Waters from Lake Erie and Chesapeake Bay to China's Lake Taihu are tainted with an overload of nutrients carried in runoff from farms and cities, creating underwater dead zones and triggering algal blooms that release toxins into drinking water sources used by millions of people. As the planet warms, scientists are beginning to design wetlands that can shield coastal cities from rising seas. Revived wetlands hold great promise for healing the world's waters.

Sharon Levy has written about creatures from the cholera bacterium and malaria-carrying mosquito to the sea otter, the gray wolf, the woolly mammoth and the saber-toothed cat. Her first book, Once & Future Giants, was published in 2011.

 

The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780190246402
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - June 14th, 2018

Swamps and marshes once covered vast stretches of the North American landscape. The destruction of these habitats, long seen as wastelands that harbored deadly disease, accelerated in the twentieth century. Today, the majority of the original wetlands in the US have vanished, transformed into farm fields or buried under city streets.


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Nina Schuyler - How to Write Stunning Sentences (Sausalito Store)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 5:30pm

 

Literary Nonfiction. Writing. Composition.

You've got a great story, but do you have great sentences? Stylish sentences have their own powerful energy that mesmerizes and even rearranges a reader's world. Think of this book as a private lesson with Nina Schuyler -- award-winning author and professor of creative writing at the University of San Francisco -- featuring guest appearances by the masters, including James Baldwin, Grace Paley, John Updike, Saul Bellow, and Toni Morrison. They've arrived to show you the mechanics of their magic. With 25 essays and over 100 writing prompts, How to Write Stunning Sentences is the best way to expand your writing style.

Nina Schuyler's novel, The Translator, won the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction and was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Writing Prize. Her first novel, The Painting, was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award. She teaches creative writing at the University of San Francisco.

 

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$19.95
ISBN: 9780999431634
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Published: Fiction Advocate - October 16th, 2018

Literary Nonfiction. Writing. Composition. You've got a great story, but do you have great sentences? Stylish sentences have their own powerful energy that mesmerizes and even rearranges a reader's world.


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Bruce M. Beehler - North on the Wing (Sausalito Store)

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 5:30pm

Introduced by Amy Tan

In late March 2015, ornithologist Bruce M. Beehler set off on a solo four-month trek to track songbird migration and the northward progress of spring through America. Traveling via car, canoe, and bike and on foot, Beehler followed woodland warblers and other Neotropical songbird species from the southern border of Texas, where the birds first arrive after their winter sojourns in South America and the Caribbean, northward through the Mississippi drainage to its headwaters in Minnesota and onward to their nesting grounds in the north woods of Ontario.

In North on the Wing, Beehler describes both the epic migration of songbirds across the country and the gradual dawning of springtime through the U.S. heartland -- the blossoming of wildflowers, the chorusing of frogs, the leafing out of forest canopies--and also tells the stories of the people and institutions dedicated to studying and conserving the critical habitats and processes of spring songbird migration. Inspired in part by Edwin Way Teale's landmark 1951 book North with the Spring, this book -- part travelogue, part field journal, and part environmental and cultural history -- is a fascinating first-hand account of a once-in-a-lifetime journey. It engages readers in the wonders of spring migration and serves as a call for the need to conserve, restore, and expand bird habitats to preserve them for future generations of both birds and humans.

Bruce M. Beehler is an ornithologist, naturalist, conservationist, author, and lecturer. He is a research associate in the division of birds at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. He is best known for coleading a survey of biological diversity in the Foja Mountains of Papua New Guinea in 2005, during which the Wattled Smoky Honeyeater was discovered and the Bronze Parotia and Golden-fronted Bowerbird were photographed for the first time. He has published eleven books about nature, most recently Birds of New Guinea.

 

North on the Wing: Travels with the Songbird Migration of Spring Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781588346131
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Published: Smithsonian Books - February 6th, 2018

The story of an ornithologist's journey to trace the spring migration of songbirds from the southern border of the United States through the heartland and into Canada.


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Bethanie Murguia - Do You Believe in Unicorns? (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 11:00am

Special Event for Kids!

Is believing in magic the key to seeing a unicorn? If you keep your eyes open to wonder, the possibilities are endless.

Is that a horse wearing a hat? It’s definitely not a unicorn in disguise — that would be ridiculous, right? It’s probably just a horse that’s having a bad hair day. Or trying to keep the sun out of its eyes. Or perhaps this horse just really likes hats! If you follow it long enough, maybe it will take off its hat and you’ll finally know for sure. Or will you? It’s all a matter of perspective in Do You Believe in Unicorns? -- a cheerful, cheeky story about seeing magic in the everyday.

Bethanie Murguia is the author-illustrator of several picture books, including I Feel Five!, The Best Parts of Christmas, and The Too-Scary Story.

 

Do You Believe in Unicorns? Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780763694685
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Published: Candlewick - September 4th, 2018

Is believing in magic the key to seeing a unicorn? If you keep your eyes open to wonder, the possibilities are endless.


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Jessica Hische - Tomorrow I'll Be Brave (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 11:00am

Special Event for Kids!

In Tomorrow I'll Be Brave, readers journey through beautifully hand-lettered messages by award-winning illustrator Jessica Hische. This uplifting and positive book encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will try new things, do their best, and be brave.

Jessica Hische grew up in Pennsylvania. She currently lives in San Francisco, where she works as a letterer, illustrator, type designer, and relentless procrastiworker. Clients include Wes Anderson, Dave Eggers, The New York Times, Tiffany & Co., OXFAM America, McSweeney's, American Express, Target, Victoria's Secret, Chronicle Books, Nike, and Samsung.

 

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By Jessica Hische, Jessica Hische (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524787011
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 16th, 2018

Journey through the beautifully hand-lettered messages by award-winning illustrator Jessica Hische. This uplifting and positive book encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will try new things, do their best, and be brave.

Tomorrow I'll be all the things I tried to be today:
Adventurous, Strong, Smart, Curious, Creative, Confident, & Brave.


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Special Story Time Guest: Meg Fleming - Sometimes Rain (Sausalito Store)

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 11:00am

Join award-winning author Meg Fleming for a fun-filled, musical storytime featuring her new book, Sometimes Rain. Sometimes Rain is a magical tour through the seasons exploring the wonders of nature under the sometimes rainy– sometimes snowy– umbrella of friendship. Meg will also share I Heart You, Ready, Set, Sail! and Ready, Set, Build!... and she’ll have you singing about all of them!

Meg Fleming is an award-winning children’s book author, Literary Art's Ambassador and a big-time laugher. Her books have earned starred reviews by Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, but most importantly, they are loved by dreamers of all ages. She is the author of Sometimes Rain, Ready, Set, Sail!, Ready, Set, Build! and I Heart You with more titles coming soon.

 

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By Meg Fleming, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481459181
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - October 30th, 2018

Celebrate the four seasons of the year and all of the fun that comes with them with this lyrical, rhyming picture book from the author of I Heart You.

Sometimes it rains, sometimes it snows, sometimes the sun shines, and sometimes the trees change color. But no matter what the seasons bring, there is lots of fun to be had!


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Mirabai Bush - Walking Each Other Home (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

In Conversation with Norman Fisher

We all sit on the edge of a mystery. We have only known this life, so dying scares us--and we are all dying. But what if dying were perfectly safe? What would it look like if you could approach dying with curiosity and love, in service of other beings? What if dying were the ultimate spiritual practice?

Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush began their friendship more than four decades ago at the foot of their guru, Neem Karoli Baba, also known as Maharaj-ji. He transmitted to them a simple philosophy: love everyone, tell the truth, and give up attachment to material things. After impacting millions of people through the years with these teachings, they have reunited once more with Walking Each Other Home to enlighten and engage readers on the spiritual opportunities within the dying process. They generously share intimate personal experiences and timeless practices, told with courage, humor, and heart, gently exploring every aspect of this journey. And, at 86 years old, Ram Dass reminds us, "This time we have a real deadline."

In Walking Each Other Home, readers will learn about: guidelines for being a "loving rock" for the dying, how to grieve fully and authentically, how to transform a fear of death, leaving a spiritual legacy, creating a sacred space for dying, and much more.

"Everybody you have ever loved is a part of the fabric of your being now," says Ram Dass. The body may die, but the soul remains. Death is an invitation to a new kind of relationship, in the place where we are all One. Join these two lifelong friends and spiritual luminaries as they explore what it means to live and die consciously, remember who we really are, and illuminate the path we walk together.

Mirabai Bush teaches practices and develops programs through the application of contemplative principles and values to organizational life. She is a cofounder of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, founding board member of the Seva Foundation, and coauthor (with Ram Dass) of Compassion in Action. She lives in Massachusetts.

 

Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781683642008
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Published: Sounds True - September 4th, 2018

We all sit on the edge of a mystery. We have only known this life, so dying scares us--and we are all dying. But what if dying were perfectly safe? What would it look like if you could approach dying with curiosity and love, in service of other beings? What if dying were the ultimate spiritual practice?


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