Corte Madera Events

Donna Morris, Sheila Campbell & Cara Black - Wild Blue Yonder Paris Trip (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

 

Join Donna Morris and Sheila Campbell from Wild Blue Yonder and author Cara Black as they detail an incredible upcoming trip to Paris in May 2019!

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May 2019 Trip

Book Passage invites you to join us and other Cara Black mystery-lovers for an exclusive and affordable week in Paris. You’ll spend time with Cara exploring some of the most memorable scenes associated with the cases private investigator Aimée Leduc has solved in several books. And you’ll also have time to spend in some of the small gems of Paris – the lesser-known museums, the spectacular parks, the off-the-beaten- track cafés, the hidden passages that are home to specialty boutiques, antiquarian bookstores and other treasures.

Whether you’ve been to Paris before or not, you’ll get to know the city in a more intimate way. On some days, Cara will lead you to the “scene of the crime” and other settings you’ve read about in the Aimée Leduc series. On other days, you’ll choose from a couple of options what you’d like to do that day.

Our trip leaders Donna Morris of Best Friend in Paris and Sheila Campbell of Wild Blue Yonder have managed a number of sold-out Paris experiences for bookstores – trips that earn rave reviews from participants. They’ll lead us in small groups, via Metro or city buses, moving about the city like Parisians. You can spend as much time – or as little – with the group as you like.

Donna and Sheila will help you find the things you’re most interested in, and tell you the best way to get there. They function as your friends on the ground, depending on your needs. You’ll learn about the most enticing patisseries, salons du thé and where to find the very best caramels au buerre salé.

Our boutique hotel is located in the Paris neighborhood depicted so movingly in The Hare with the Amber Eyes, in the 8th arrondissement, a short walk from a scene in one of Cara’s books. We will meet in the hotel salon with Cara each evening to sample French wines and discuss the days’ events, with a bit of book talk thrown into the mix. For dinner, we’ll break into small groups, depending on participants’ desires; our leaders will help you with reservations. No one will ever dine alone—unless you prefer solitude!

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Sylvia Ruth Gutmann - A Life Rebuilt (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 4:00pm

Born in Belgium in 1939 to Jewish parents who had been forced to flee their beloved home in Berlin six months earlier, Sylvia Ruth Gutmann spent the first three years of her life in hiding with her family in the south of France. In the summer of 1942, three-year-old Sylvia, her two older sisters, and her young mother were arrested by the Vichy police and shipped to the French internment camp in Rivesaltes. Shortly thereafter, her mother was deported to Auschwitz, leaving her three children behind. Six months later, Sylvia's bedridden father was also deported to Auschwitz. Sylvia and her sisters would never see their parents again.

Deeply traumatized, Sylvia arrived in New York City at age seven, where a well-meaning uncle and a cruel aunt took her in. Don't speak of it. Put it behind you. Move on, they told her. The messages she received in America forced her to again keep silent and hide in full view. She spent the next five decades struggling to put the pieces of her life back together and to fully understand the past she was too young to remember.

A Life Rebuilt: The Remarkable Transformation of a War Orphan chronicles an odyssey that spans sixty years, three countries, and thousands of miles. Remarkably, at age sixty-two, Sylvia developed a relationship with a young man, forty years her junior, and against all odds she moved to Germany to live with him. Here she began to share the story of her family's fate with German students, senior citizens, and even neo-Nazi groups. By doing so, Sylvia reconciled with the people she had feared and loathed, and resurrected the lives of the parents she cannot remember, and cannot forget. Heartbreaking and ultimately inspiring, this memoir of loss, love, resilience, belonging, identity, and authenticity has a surprising resolution, told in an intimate voice with candor, substance, and heart.

 

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$18.95
ISBN: 9781944037949
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Published: Epigraph Publishing - July 7th, 2018

Born in Belgium in 1939 to Jewish parents who had been forced to flee their beloved home in Berlin six months earlier, Sylvia Ruth Gutmann spent the first three years of her life in hiding with her family in the south of France.


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Left Coast Writers®: Linda Watanabe McFerrin & Ann Steiner - "Publishing and Beyond" Panel (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 7:00pm

Join Linda Watanabe McFerrin and author Ann Steiner for a panel entitled "Publishing and Beyond." For more information, visit www.leftcoastwriters.com.

 

Help Your Group Thrive: A Workbook and Planning Guide (New International Library of Group Analysis) Cover Image
$35.95
ISBN: 9781782205616
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Published: Routledge - May 31st, 2018

This easy-to-use manual is recommended for leaders of all types of groups - discussion groups, peer support, organizations, and workplace teams. You'll find discussion of the different types of groups, leadership styles and roles.


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Tony Platt - Beyond These Walls (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 7:00pm

Beyond These Walls is an ambitious and far-ranging exploration that tracks the legacy of crime and imprisonment in the United States, from the historical roots of the American criminal justice system to our modern state of over-incarceration, and offers a bold vision for a new future. Author Tony Platt, a recognized authority in the field of criminal justice, challenges the way we think about how and why millions of people are tracked, arrested, incarcerated, catalogued, and regulated in the United States.

Beyond These Walls traces the disturbing history of punishment and social control, revealing how the criminal justice system attempts to enforce and justify inequalities associated with class, race, gender, and sexuality. Prisons and police departments are central to this process, but other institutions – from immigration and welfare to educational and public health agencies – are equally complicit.

Platt argues that international and national politics shape perceptions of danger and determine the policies of local criminal justice agencies, while private policing and global corporations are deeply and undemocratically involved in the business of homeland security.

Finally, Beyond These Walls demonstrates why efforts to reform criminal justice agencies have often expanded rather than contracted the net of social control. Drawing upon a long tradition of popular resistance, Platt concludes with a strategic vision of what it will take to achieve justice for all in this era of authoritarian disorder.

Tony Platt is a Distinguished Affiliated Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law & Society, University of California, Berkeley. The author of numerous books dealing with issues of criminal justice, race, inequality, and social justice in American history, including Beyond These Walls: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States, he previously taught at the University of Chicago, Berkeley, and California state universities. Platt’s experience as a political activist and public intellectual informs his research and publications. He lives in Berkeley, CA.

 

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$29.99
ISBN: 9781250085115
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 8th, 2019

A groundbreaking investigation into the roots of the American criminal justice system reveals how the past bleeds into the present.


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Jasmin Darznik - Song of a Captive Bird (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 7:00pm

In Song of a Captive Bird, whether gossiping with her sister among the fragrant roses of her mother’s walled garden, or sneaking out to flirt with a teenage paramour over café glace, Forugh Farrokzhad was always a rebel. Though Iran was Westernizing in the 1940s, during Forugh’s childhood, most of the country still believed that women were not to be heard from. Yet, at age eleven, young Forugh began writing poems to impress her strict, disapproving father—and a passion for words lodged deeply within her. When she ended up in a suffocating marriage at sixteen, she ran away and fell into a passionate love affair which only increased her creative wingspan, leading her to seek freedom and independence.

Her poems were considered both scandalous and brilliant; Forugh was at once a national treasure and the devil too. She persevered, living by her own rules, at the cost of love, friendship, and eventually her own life, cut tragically short at the age of 32, amid the violent upheaval of the budding Iranian revolution.

In subsequent years, Forugh’s poetry was banned, the presses that printed her work burned to the ground, and citizens forced to hide away their treasured collections of her verses. To this day, Forugh Farrokhzad represents the birth of feminism in Iran, and Jasmin Darznik uses the lens of fiction to capture the tenacity, spirit, and ecstatic turmoil of this iconic woman’s story.

Jasmin Darznik’s debut novel Song of a Captive Bird was selected as a New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice” book as well as one of 2018’s “Best Books” by Vogue, Ms. and Newsweek.  Jasmin is also the author of the New York Times bestseller The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life. Her books have been published and are forthcoming in seventeen countries, and her next book, a historical novel set in 1920s San Francisco, is forthcoming from Random House. She received a PhD in English from Princeton University and now teaches in the MFA creative writing program at California College of the Arts.

 

 

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780399182334
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 5th, 2019

LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER • A spellbinding debut novel about the trailblazing Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad, who defied society’s expectations to find her voice and her destiny


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Pam Houston - Deep Creek (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below, and lightning sparks a 110,000-acre wildfire, threatening her century-old barn and all its inhabitants. Through her travels from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska, she explores what ties her to the earth, the ranch most of all. Alongside her devoted Irish wolfhounds and a spirited troupe of horses, donkeys, and Icelandic sheep, the ranch becomes Houston's sanctuary, a place where she discovers how the natural world has mothered and healed her after a childhood of horrific parental abuse and neglect.

In essays as lucid and invigorating as mountain air, Deep Creek delivers Houston's most profound meditations yet on how "to live simultaneously inside the wonder and the grief...to love the damaged world and do what I can to help it thrive."

 

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$25.95
ISBN: 9780393241020
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 29th, 2019

On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below, and lightning sparks a 110,000-acre wildfire, threatening her century-old barn and all its inhabitants.


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G. Brian Benson - Habits for Success (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

Feeling a little sidetracked? Does it seem like your wheels are turning but going nowhere? Are you on track, but could use little reminders for staying the course? Life has become faster paced than ever. With new technologies springing up everyday and social media beckoning our attention into unhealthy levels, we need to learn how to slow down, recapture what’s really important and find true-life balance to lead a more fulfilling, intuitive and authentic life. 

A practical and motivational book: Habits for Success – Inspired Ideas to Help You Soar is the perfect blueprint to help manifest a life of progress, purpose, and fulfillment. Author G. Brian Benson offers an informative, inspiring and unique look at growth, self-awareness, and success.

A self-help book for an authentic life: Habits for Success was written creatively, consciously and with heart. Using his own growth process, triumphs and hero’s journey, the author weaves authenticity and vulnerability into his habits, ideas and stories to entertain and inspire the reader. They are beacons of light, hope, and possibility, which guide the reader to their own personal version of success and happiness while helping give them permission to take their own journey and to build a foundation of strength for the long run.

Increase your self-awareness, manifest your dreams: Habits for Success is written in laymen’s terms but with an incredible amount of depth, which allows the reader to reach new levels of understanding and growth. It is a wonderful mix of heart, informative ideas and entertaining journey. It is a self-help book that doesn’t feel like one. The insights shared and the tools provided are tailored for life-long success.

Readers will learn 46 unique, informative and life-changing habits to manifest successful change. And, how to:

  • Have healthier and happier relationships with loved ones and friends
  • Cultivate more self-awareness, which will guide the reader to live a more proactive rather than reactive life
  • Find personal success in life and business
  • Work through fear and step out of a comfort zone
  • Cultivate, grow and own a genuine sense of self-worthiness and love for oneself
  • Live a life of authenticity and true-fulfillment
  • Build a foundation for lifelong success
  • Strengthen intuitive skills
  • Find and cultivate daily inspiration
  • Maintain life balance for increased creativity and productivity
  • Identify triggers and warning signals when you are out of balance and what to do to counter them

G. Brian Benson's mission is to wake up the world with conscious, thought-provoking media that inspires. As founder of Reawaken Media, Brian an award-winning author, filmmaker, actor and TEDx speaker, knows the value of trusting intuition and wants to share his own personal journey of self-growth, discovery, and accomplishment to help others re-connect with their own personal truths to live an authentic and fulfilling life. As a 4x Ironman triathlete, Brian knows the value of hard work and never giving up on his dreams, a message he shares with audiences through each of his creative talents. Brian lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Habits for Success: Inspired Ideas to Help You Soar Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781633538665
Availability: Backordered
Published: Mango - January 15th, 2019

#1 Amazon Audio Best Seller ─ Transform your habits and find balance for success

Fans of The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg and Better Than Before and The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin will love Habits for Success


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Special Event - Book Club Brunch (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 11:00am

Tickets: $40 (includes brunch and a book)

Bring your book group to the Corte Madera store and hear the latest word from publishing representatives, as they talk about their picks for new fiction and non-fiction releases. They will be focusing their talk on books selected especially for book clubs. Your ticket includes a catered brunch and a free copy of a yet-to-be released book, courtesy of our publishing partners. Seating can be reserved for book clubs to sit together on a first-come, first-served basis. This event was quite popular last year, and it is sure to sell out. So call us or come into the store to reserve your space!

 

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Joyce Carol Oates - Hazards of Time Travel (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 4:00pm

“Time travel” — and its hazards—are made literal in this astonishing new novel in which a recklessly idealistic girl dares to test the perimeters of her tightly controlled (future) world and is punished by being sent back in time to a region of North America — “Wainscotia, Wisconsin”—that existed eighty years before. Cast adrift in time in this idyllic Midwestern town she is set upon a course of “rehabilitation”—but cannot resist falling in love with a fellow exile and questioning the constrains of the Wainscotia world with results that are both devastating and liberating.

Arresting and visionary, Hazards of Time Travel is both a novel of harrowing discovery and an exquisitely wrought love story that may be Joyce Carol Oates’s most unexpected novel so far.

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.

 

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062319593
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Published: Ecco - November 27th, 2018

An ingenious, dystopian novel of one young woman’s resistance against the constraints of an oppressive society, from the inventive imagination of Joyce Carol Oates


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Left Coast Writers®: Carol Sheldon - A Sleuth in The Summer of Love (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

As a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle in 1967, Gwen Harris is supposed to just report on the phenomenon known as the Summer of Love, where peace and love are the mantras. But murder? Kidnapping? Gwen can’t just stand by. In A Sleuth in the Summer of Love by Carol Sheldon, Gwen's efforts to discover the guilty and rescue the innocent lead her to be caught up in a web of events which threaten her relationships and -- eventually -- even her life.

 

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$14.95
ISBN: 9781730878459
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Published: Independently Published - November 16th, 2018

As a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle in 1967, Gwen Harris is supposed to just report on the phenomenon known as the Summer of Love, where peace and love are the mantras. But murder? Kidnapping? Gwen can.


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