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Author Events at our Sausalito store. All events are free & open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Kristin Kaye - Tree Dreams (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

When seventeen-year-old Jade Reynolds witnesses a violent clash between a protesting tree sitter and a local logger, she runs as far as she can from the battles that plague her home and from the mysteries of the redwood forest. But the ancient redwoods are embedded in her psyche -- she feels their call even in the dark and forgotten back alleys of Portland, Oregon where she's hiding out. She soon becomes entangled with a lovable misfit and a band of radical slackers, environmentalists, and anarchists, and finds herself living 100 feet high in the canopy of a redwood grove, trying to decide whose side she's on: the logging community she's known her entire life or the environmentalists who are risking their lives for the future of the forest.

To find a way beyond the division between Us and Them, Jade turns to the ancient trees themselves -- and the thread-thin web that connects us all. Tree Dreams is an eco-literary, coming of age novel from Kristin Kaye relevant for teenagers and adults alike, for this rite of passage asks the same of us all -- whatever our age or life stage, we each must discover our one true voice, and learn how to offer it to the world.

 

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781943006465
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Published: Sparkpress - April 10th, 2018

When seventeen-year-old Jade Reynolds witnesses a violent clash between a protesting tree sitter and a local logger, she runs as far as she can from the battles that plague her home and from the mysteries of the redwood forest. But the ancient redwoods are embedded in her psyche--she feels their call even in the dark and forgotten back alleys of Portland, Oregon where she's hiding out.


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T.J. English - The Corporation (Sausalito Store)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:00pm

A fascinating, cinematic, multigenerational history of the Cuban mob in the U.S. from "America's top chronicler of organized crime"* and New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne.

By the mid 1980s, the criminal underworld in the United States had become an ethnic polyglot; one of the most powerful illicit organizations was none other than the Cuban mob. Known on both sides of the law as "the Corporation," the Cuban mob's power stemmed from a criminal culture embedded in south Florida's exile community--those who had been chased from the island by Castro's revolution and planned to overthrow the Marxist dictator and reclaim their nation.

An epic story of gangsters, drugs, violence, sex, and murder rooted in the streets, The Corporation reveals how an entire generation of political exiles, refugees, racketeers, corrupt cops, hitmen, and their wives and girlfriends became caught up in an American saga of desperation and empire building. T. J. English interweaves the voices of insiders speaking openly for the first time with a trove of investigative material he has gathered over many decades to tell the story of this successful criminal enterprise, setting it against the larger backdrop of revolution, exile, and ethnicity that makes it one of the great American gangster stories that has been overlooked -- until now.

Drawing on the detailed reporting and impressive volume of evidence that drive his bestselling works, English offers a riveting, in-depth look at this powerful and sordid crime organization and its hold in the U.S.

 

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$28.99
ISBN: 9780062568960
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Published: William Morrow & Company - March 20th, 2018

A fascinating, cinematic, multigenerational history of the Cuban mob in the US from "America's top chronicler of organized crime"* and New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne.


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Donna Emerson, Kate Peper, & Cathryn Shea - National Poetry Month Celebration (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 4:00pm

The Place of Our Meeting is the first full-length poetry collection from Donna Emerson. This poetry collection by an expert story teller captures ordinary or unexpected encounters between people, between human beings and animals. between generations, especially mothers and daughters, places where frenzy meets solitude, health meets illness, where rural landscapes meet modern California and New York, where modern love meets modern death.

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Dipped in Black Water by Kate Peper is a book full of wisdom, compassion, and vitality. An exciting new voice in poetry, Peper's latest book is full of wisdom, compassion, and vitality.

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It’s Raining Lullabies is the second chapbook from poet Cathryn Shea. Shea's poetry has appeared in Poet Lore, Quiddity, Gargoyle, Tar River Review, Tinderbox, Permafrost, Rust + Moth, and other journals.

 

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781635343847
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Published: Finishing Line Press - January 19th, 2018

This poetry collection by an expert story teller captures ordinary or unexpected encounters between people, between human beings and animals. between generations, especially mothers and daughters, places where frenzy meets solitude, health meets illness, where rural landscapes meet modern California and New York, where modern love meets modern death.


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$14.99
ISBN: 9781635342284
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Published: Finishing Line Press - May 19th, 2017

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Joe Esposito - Dinner in Camelot (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:00pm

Dinner in Camelot captures one truly remarkable April evening in 1962.

In April 1962, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy hosted forty-nine Nobel Prize winners -- along with many other prominent scientists, artists, and writers - -at a famed White House dinner. Among the guests were J. Robert Oppenheimer, who was officially welcomed back to Washington after a stint in the political wilderness; Linus Pauling, who had picketed the White House that very afternoon; William and Rose Styron, who began a fifty-year friendship with the Kennedy family that night; James Baldwin, who would later discuss civil rights with Attorney General Robert Kennedy; Mary Welsh Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway's widow, who sat next to the president and grilled him on Cuba policy; John Glenn, who had recently orbited the earth aboard Friendship 7; historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., who argued with Ava Pauling at dinner; and many others. Actor Frederic March gave a public recitation after the meal, including some unpublished work of Hemingway's that later became part of Islands in the Stream.

Held at the height of the Cold War, the dinner symbolizes a time when intellectuals were esteemed, divergent viewpoints could be respectfully discussed at the highest level, and the great minds of an age might all dine together in the rarefied glamour of "the people's house."

Joe Esposito has had a long career in the fields of public service, education, communications, and nonprofit work. He served in three presidential administrations, most recently as deputy undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Department of Education. He is currently an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College.

 

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$29.95
ISBN: 9781512600124
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Published: Foreedge - March 1st, 2018

In April 1962, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy hosted forty-nine Nobel Prize winners--along with many other prominent scientists, artists, and writers--at a famed White House dinner. Among the guests were J.


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Dr. Rick Hanson - Resilient (Sausalito Store)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 6:00pm

These days it's hard to count on the world outside. So it's vital to grow strengths inside like grit, gratitude, and compassion -- the key to resilience, and to lasting well-being in a changing world.

True resilience is much more than enduring terrible conditions. We need resilience every day to raise a family, work at a job, cope with stress, deal with health problems, navigate issues with others, heal from old pain, and simply keep on going.

With his trademark blend of neuroscience, mindfulness, and positive psychology, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Rick Hanson shows you how to develop twelve vital inner strengths hardwired into your own nervous system. Then no matter what life throws at you, you'll be able to feel less stressed, pursue opportunities with confidence, and stay calm and centered in the face of adversity.

This practical guide is full of concrete suggestions, experiential practices, personal examples, and insights into the brain. It includes effective ways to interact with others and to repair and deepen important relationships.

Warm, encouraging, and down-to-earth, Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness is grounded in the science of positive neuroplasticity. He explains how to overcome the brain's negativity bias, release painful thoughts and feelings, and replace them with self-compassion, self-worth, joy, and inner peace.

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, senior fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times bestselling author. Available in 26 languages, his books include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha's Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He and his wife live in San Rafael, CA, and have two adult children. Forrest Hanson is a writer and business consultant. He edits Eusophi, a website dedicated to sharing high-quality content from experts in the fields of happiness, health, wealth, and wisdom. A UC Berkeley graduate, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and pursues dancing as a serious hobby.

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780451498847
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Published: Harmony - March 27th, 2018

These days it's hard to count on the world outside. So it's vital to grow strengths inside like grit, gratitude, and compassion--the key to resilience, and to lasting well-being in a changing world.


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Danielle O'Doherty - When Cancer Calls (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:00pm

Danielle O'Doherty presents a special talk entitled "When Cancer Calls: 3 Keys to Reclaim Your Health and Fuel Your Longevity and Life."

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Diagnosed in 2009, Danielle O'€™Doherty is a stage four cancer survivor. She founded Cancer Mentoring to spread hope and empower others to create their healing blueprint with condence, compassion, and clarity. Learn how to walk the cancer journey with questions, clarity, compassion and confidence.

Her talk is for people navigating the cancer journey: patients, families, friends, and caregivers. Danielle will discuss her journey as it relates to why a €œhealing blueprint is key for survival. Learn how to heal, survive and thrive while Danielle shares her insights on integrative medicine.

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Suggested Reading List:

The Cancer Whisperer: Finding Courage, Direction and the Unlikely Gifts Gifts of Cancer, Sophia Sabbage

An Inside Job:  A Psychologist Shares Healing Wisdom for your Cancer Journey, Susan Barbara Apollon

Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, Kelly Turner, PhD.

Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself, Lissa Rankin, M.D.

The Case Against Sugar, Gary Taubs

Love Medicine and Miracles: Lessons Learned about Self-Healing from a Surgeon’s Experience with Exceptional Patients, Berne S. Siegel

Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal, 10th Anniversary Edition, Rachel Naomi Remen

 

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Sausalito, CA 94965

Patrick O'Neill - The Only Certain Freedom (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Only Certain Freedom explores the process, pitfalls, and triumphs of leaving the corporate world in order to fashion a career that matches our heartfelt values. Written by management consultant, teacher, and writer, Patrick O'Neill, this book will help budding entrepreneurs find the courage of their convictions, discover the universal truths that underlie their personal hero journey, and turn their nascent hope for a better career and more fulfilling life into reality.

Patrick O'Neill leads Extraordinary Conversations Inc., a Toronto-based management consulting firm founded in 1988.

 

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781775172208
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Published: Thunder Mountain - January 15th, 2018

The Only Certain Freedom explores the process, pitfalls, and triumphs of leaving the corporate world in order to fashion a career that matches our heartfelt values.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Hannah Jewell - She Caused a Riot (Sausalito Store)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:00pm

Women's stories are often written as if they spent their entire time on Earth casting woeful but beautiful glances towards the horizon and sighing into the bitter wind at the thought of any conflict.

Well, that's not how it f**king happened. When you hear about a woman who was 100% pure and good, you're probably missing the best chapters in her life's story. Maybe she slept around. Maybe she stole. Maybe she crashed planes. Maybe she got shot, or maybe she shot a bad guy (who probably had it coming.) Maybe she caused a scandal. Maybe she caused a riot...

From badass writer Hannah Jewell, She Caused a Riot is an empowering, no-holds-barred look into the epic adventures and dangerous exploits of 100 inspiring women who were too brave, too brilliant, too unconventional, too political, too poor, not ladylike enough and not white enough to be recognized by their shitty contemporaries.

From 3rd-century Syrian queen Zenobia to 20th-century Nigerian women's rights activist Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, these are women who gave absolutely zero f**ks, and will inspire a courageous new movement of women to do the same.

 

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$22.99
ISBN: 9781492662921
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Published: Sourcebooks - March 6th, 2018

Women's stories are often written as if they spent their entire time on Earth casting woeful but beautiful glances towards the horizon and sighing into the bitter wind at the thought of any conflict.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Book Passage - Special Members Sale! (All Three Stores)

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Friends of Book Passage 30% Off Sale!

  • Sale on All Items In-Store*
  • Complementary Beverages in the Corte Madera Cafe
  • Advance Reader Copies (ARC) Giveaway

Click here to learn more about becoming a Friend of Book Passage

* Event tickets excluded from sale

 

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Maxine Schur - Marielle in Paris (Sausalito Store)

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 11:00am

Special Children's Event

In Marielle in Paris, Marielle the mouse has worked her dressmaking magic for nine days and nine nights to create nine beautiful dresses for Madame Sooree’s nine daughters. Finished at last, Marielle goes to bed, but when she wakes up, the dresses are gone! With no time to lose, Marielle must overcome her fear of heights to take a wild ride with her friend Pierre the pigeon to recover the missing party dresses, which have been scattered across Paris.

Maxine Rose Schur is an award-winning travel journalist and children’s book author. As the recipient of the Joan G. Sugarman Award given by the Washington Independent Writer’s Legal and Educational Fund, Ms. Schur was a Baker-Nord Guest Lecturer on Writing for Children in the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University. She currently offers small-group writing workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Paris.

 

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$17.95
ISBN: 9780764979354
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Published: Pomegranatekids - September 15th, 2017

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