Corte Madera Events

Alison Hart - Mostly White (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

Introduction by Isabel Allende

Spanning four generations of a mixed-race family, Mostly White is a powerful tale of inter-generational trauma and the healing brought by wildness, music, and the resilience of women. From Emma, who survives the abuse of an Indian residential school in 1890s Maine, to Ella, who navigates color lines in 1980s New York City, Alison Hart’s unforgettable characters fight to form their own identities and honor the call of their ancestors.

Alison Hart studied theater at New York University and later found her voice as a writer. She identifies as a mixed-race African American, Passamaquoddy Native American, Irish, Scottish, and English woman of color. Her poetry collection, Temp Words, was published by Cosmo Press in 2015, and her poems appear in Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2016) and elsewhere. Hart lives in Alameda, California.

 

Mostly White Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781937226954
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Published: Torrey House Press - October 16th, 2018

"Blood ties spanning almost a century connect Emma, an Indian Residential School runaway, to her great-granddaughter, Ella, a struggling actor. Hart draws on autobiographical details, turning her truth to fiction." --BOOKLIST


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Chris Hardman - The ECOlogical Calendar (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

Chris Hardman s revolutionary ECOlogical Calendar like nature itself marks time by the seasonal changes in life on Earth: from winter snows to spring flowers, from summer sun to autumn leaves. Four full-color panels (one for each season) track the tides, sun, moon, planets, and stars throughout the year, while offering timely notes on natural history, ecology, and astronomy all illustrated with Hardman s inspired (and inspiring!) artwork.

The ECOlogical Calendar will transform your concept of time while providing a daily reminder of our responsibility to safeguard our amazing corner of the cosmos.

 

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Jackie Speier - Undaunted (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 12:00pm

Introduced by Elaine Petrocelli

Jackie Speier was twenty-eight when she joined Congressman Leo Ryan’s delegation to rescue defectors from cult leader Jim Jones’s Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana. Ryan was killed on the airstrip tarmac. Jackie was shot five times at point-blank range. While recovering from what would become one of the most harrowing tragedies in recent history, Jackie had to choose: Would she become a victim or a fighter? The choice to survive against unfathomable odds empowered her with a resolve to become a vocal proponent for human rights.

From the formative nightmare that radically molded her perspective and instincts to the devastating personal and professional challenges that would follow, Undaunted reveals the perseverance of a determined force in American politics. Deeply rooted in Jackie’s experiences as a widow, a mother, a congresswoman, and a fighter, hers is a story of true resilience, one that will inspire other women to draw strength from adversity in order to do what is right—no matter the challenges ahead.

Jackie Speier is the US Representative for California’s Fourteenth Congressional District. She is a recognized champion of women’s rights, privacy, and consumer safety—as well as an avowed opponent of government inefficiency and waste. In 2012, she was named to Newsweek’s list of 150 “Fearless Women” in the world. She is coauthor of This Is Not the Life I Ordered. Jackie received a BA in political science from the University of California at Davis, and a JD from UC Hastings College of the Law. Along with her husband, Barry Dennis, her children, Jackson and Stephanie, and Buddy, their yellow lab, she is a proud fan of the San Francisco Giants and the Golden State Warriors.

 

Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781503903609
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Published: Little a - November 6th, 2018

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Postponed: Mariam Baker - Sacred Voices (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 5:30pm

Sacred Voices: Stories from the Caravan of Women is a collection of stories, prayers, practices, and poetry illuminating women’s wisdom within the Islamic and Sufi traditions. This rich tapestry of the sacred in women’s lives weaves these elements together with evocative art and succulent recipes to create a truly unique and beautiful record of the ancient and ongoing oral tradition of women throughout history, as well as women working to create peace in today's turbulent world.

Mariam Baker is a student of mysticism with a primary focus on the path of Sufism. Executive director of The Soulwork Foundation, she is engaged in the research and development of the method of sacred psychology known as Sufi Soulwork.

 

Sacred Voices: Stories from the Caravan of Women Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781457565502
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Published: Dog Ear Publishing - September 21st, 2018

Sacred Voices is a beautiful collection of stories, interviews,

prayers, practices, and poetry, illuminating women's wisdom

and history within the Islamic and Sufi traditions.

This book is a rich tapestry that weaves these elements together

with evocative art and succulent recipes to create a truly unique


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

CANCELLED: Kelly Corrigan & Matt Nathanson - Book Club! (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled.

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Join New York Times bestseller Kelly Corrigan and Platinum-selling singer-singer Matt Nathanson for a night you won’t forget!

Songs, readings and a group conversation about Half of a Yellow Sun, the first choice for Matt and Kelly’s new Book Club.   If you can’t join us on Nov. 28, join their Facebook group, Doin’ It In The Nook.  

Come by at 6pm to pick up signed and dedicated copies of Kelly’s bestseller, Tell Me More, to give your girlfriends, in laws and favorite teachers for the holidays.

Click here for more details on ordering a signed copy of Tell Me More for the holidays!

Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399588372
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Published: Random House - January 9th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A story-driven collection of essays on the twelve powerful phrases we use to sustain our relationships, from the bestselling author of Glitter and Glue and The Middle Place

“Kelly Corrigan takes on all the big, difficult questions here, with great warmth and courage.”—Glennon Doyle


Half of a Yellow Sun Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400095209
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Published: Anchor - September 4th, 2007

A haunting story of love and war from “one of the world’s great contemporary writers” (Barack Obama), the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists.


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Sinaloa Middle School - Holiday Concert & Shopping Night (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join the Novato Youth String Ensemble and the Sinaloa Middle School Jazz Choir for a lovely evening of beautiful string music and soaring harmonies. These 2 award-winning groups will present holiday music and a bit more.

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Elaine & Friends - Books & Gifts for All (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 10:00am

Join Elaine Petrocelli and our team of enthusiastic booksellers to hear about the best books and gifts for the holiday season. Our team of booksellers will present and recommend new books for all the readers on your holiday shopping list, as well as a few non-book items you can wear, carry, or even play with.

 

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Marin Ballet - Nutcracker Story Time (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 4:30pm

Join Marin Ballet at Book Passage on November 30th at 4:30pm to hear the magical tale of The Nutcracker.  This unique telling of the holiday classic will feature a costumed visit by some of the characters from the ballet’s cast.  The dancers will be available to take photos and sign autographs after the reading.  This is the perfect opportunity to introduce the Nutcracker tradition to little ones! 

Follow it up by seeing Clara’s whimsical adventure come to life at the Marin Center on December 8th and 9th.

 

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Joan Tabb - Building Blocks (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 1:00pm

We are living longer and healthier lives than ever before. Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, are heading into retirement in droves (about 10,000 a day, in fact). Joan Tabb is on a mission to bring the best of them to this new stage of life -- one she terms as "Revitalment." Her new book, Building Blocks for the New Retirement reinvigorates the retirement paradigm for Baby Boomers age 55+ and shows us how to channel our energy into opportunities for meaning, purpose and fun.

Joan is a professional writer, coach and speaker. Bringing 20+ year of Silicon Valley corporate leadership at Apple, Intel and 3Com, in marketing, training and consulting, Joan coaches individuals one-on-one on advancement, problem solving and empowerment.

 

Building Blocks for the New Retirement: An Easy, Interactive 8-Step Guide for a Retirement with Meaning, Purpose and Fun Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780692107058
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Published: Great in 8 Coaching - April 10th, 2018

We are living longer and healthier lives than ever before. Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, are heading into retirement in droves (about 10,000 a day, in fact).


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Laura Di Franco - Brave Healing (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 4:00pm

Brave Healing: A Guide for Your Journey is a teaching memoir from expert holistic physical therapist, Laura Di Franco. Weaving together over two decades of healing experience and therapeutic writing skills, she gives you tools that redefine healing. What if there's something you haven't learned yet that could change everything? This is that book.

Laura Di Franco, MPT is the owner of Brave Healer Productions. She’s a published poet and author, inspirational speaker, holistic physical therapist and third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do with over two decades of experience in healing. Praised as “our favorite class” by The Writer’s Center, her brave, intuitive writing and healing workshops are the reason she was born. She helps healers get their badass, authentic voice published in order to heal the world with their words.

 

Brave Healing: A Guide for Your Journey Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781947486058
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Published: Possibilities Publishing Company - May 22nd, 2018

Brave Healing, a Guide for Your Journey is a teaching memoir from expert holistic physical therapist, Laura Di Franco. Weaving together over two decades of healing experience and therapeutic writing skills, she gives you tools that redefine healing. What if there's something you haven't learned yet that could change everything? This is that book.


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