Corte Madera Events

Linda Castillo - A Gathering of Secrets (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

A deadly fire exposes the dark side of Amish life in A Gathering of Secrets, a harrowing new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series by Linda Castillo.

When a historic barn burns to the ground in the middle of the night, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate. At first, it looks like an accident, but when the body of eighteen-year-old Daniel Gingerich is found inside--burned alive -- Kate suspects murder. Who would want a well-liked, hardworking young Amish man dead? Kate delves into the investigation only to find herself stonewalled by the community to which she once belonged. Is their silence a result of the Amish tenet of separation? Or is this peaceful and deeply religious community conspiring to hide a truth no one wants to talk about? Kate doubles down only to discover a plethora of secrets and a chilling series of crimes that shatters everything she thought she knew about her Amish roots -- and herself.

As Kate wades through a sea of suspects, she's confronted by her own violent past and an unthinkable possibility.

Linda Castillo is the New York Times bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder novels, including Sworn to Silence, which was adapted into a Lifetime Original Movie titled An Amish Murder, starring Neve Campbell as Kate Burkholder. Castillo is the recipient of numerous industry awards including a nomination by the International Thriller Writers for Best Hardcover, the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, and a nomination for the RITA. In addition to writing, Castillo's other passion is horses. She lives in Texas with her husband and is currently at work on her next novel.

 

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781250121318
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Published: Minotaur Books - July 10th, 2018

A deadly fire exposes the dark side of Amish life in A Gathering of Secrets, a harrowing new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series (July 2017) by Linda Castillo.


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Jen Lustig, Skylar Wilson, & Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox - Order of the Sacred Earth (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

Matthew Fox, a 76-year-old elder, activist and spiritual theologian, along with Skylar Wilson, a 33-year-old wilderness guide, leader of inter-cultural ceremonies, and an event producer, and Jennifer Listug, a 28-year-old writer, spiritual leader, and publicist, are presenting a challenge and an opportunity in the vision launched in Order of the Sacred Earth. Essay contributors to the book and its vision include Mirabai Starr, Brian Thomas Swimme, Adam Bucko, and David Korten.

Matthew Fox has been called a maverick, a rebel, and by some a heretic. In his quest for a viable spirituality he discovered the ancient (but often suppressed) creation spirituality tradition that honors the sacredness of all creation. He has worked closely with Native spiritual leaders, feminists, activists, and others, and got himself in trouble with his mother church and the pope. He has written 34 books on spirituality and culture now translated in 67 languages and has taught in many schools including Stanford, the University of Creation Spirituality, which he founded, and the soon to be born Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality in Boulder, Colorado. Among his books are Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, A Way To God: Thomas Merton's Creation Spirituality Journal, Meister Eckhart: A Mystic Warrior for Our Times.

 

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781939681867
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Published: Monkfish Book Publishing - July 17th, 2018

Matthew Fox, a 76-year-old elder, activist and spiritual theologian, along with Skylar Wilson, a 33-year-old wilderness guide, leader of inter-cultural ceremonies, and an event producer, and Jennifer Listug, a 28-year-old writer, spiritual leader, and publicist, are presenting a challenge and an opportunity in the vision launched in this modest book.


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Kate Christensen - The Last Cruise (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

From Kate Christensen -- the acclaimed PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of The Great Man -- comes The Last Cruise, a riveting high-seas adventure that combines Christensen's signature wit, irony, and humanity to create a striking and unforgettable vision of our times.

The 1950s vintage ocean liner Queen Isabella is making her final voyage before heading to the scrapyard. For the guests on board, among them Christine Thorne, a former journalist turned Maine farmer, it's a chance to experience the bygone mid-twentieth century era of decadent luxury cruising, complete with fine dining, classic highballs, string quartets, and sophisticated jazz. Smoking is allowed but not cell phones -- or children, for that matter. The Isabella sets sail from Long Beach, California into calm seas on a two-week retro cruise to Hawaii and back.

But this is the second decade of an uncertain new millennium, not the sunny, heedless '50s, and certain disquieting signs of strife and malfunction above and below decks intrude on the festivities. Down in the main galley, Mick Szabo, a battle-weary Hungarian executive sous-chef, watches escalating tensions among the crew. Meanwhile, Miriam Koslow, an elderly Israeli violinist with the Sabra Quartet, becomes increasingly aware of the age-related vulnerabilities of the ship herself and the cynical corners cut by the cruise ship company, Cabaret.

When a time of crisis begins, Christine, Mick, and Miriam find themselves facing the unknown together in an unexpected and startling test of their characters.

Kate Christensen is the author of six previous novels, most recently The Astral. Her fourth novel, The Great Man, won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. She is also the author of two food-centric memoirs, Blue Plate Special and How to Cook a Moose, which won the 2016 Maine Literary Award for Memoir. She has published many essays and reviews, most recently in Vogue, Elle, Bookforum, O, the Oprah Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Food and Wine. She lives with her husband in Portland, Maine.

 

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780385536288
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Published: Doubleday Books - July 10th, 2018

From the acclaimed PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of The Great Man comes a riveting high-seas adventure that combines Christensen's signature wit, irony, and humanity to create a striking and unforgettable vision of our times.


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Jim & Janelle Fazackerly - Getting Ready for the Big One (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 11:00am

 

In Conversation with Alta Magazine’s Digit Editor and San Francisco Chronicle Columnist Beth Spotswood

Emergency and survival experts Jim and Janelle Fazackerley will detail how we can best prepare for “The Big One” — no matter where we find ourselves when an earthquake strikes. Learn from a former big-city EMS Operations Chief and Loma Prieta EMS researcher exactly what you’ll need in your emergency survival kits (for both car and home) and dig through some actual pre-stocked emergency backpack available commercially to explore the missing ingredients. This updated and informative discussion will assist you in keeping your family (pets included) best equipped when disaster strikes.

 

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Riva Enteen - Follow the Money (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 1:00pm

If we follow the money, we find the root of the rot. The 66 colorful radio interviews by Flashpoints producer Dennis J. Bernstein in Follow the Money cover a varety of topics relevant to today. The interviews all occurred under President Obama, who promised hope and change, and they provide the writing on the wall that foreshadowed how we arrived at a Trump presidency. This book, edited by Riva Enteen, gives hope, for it is an encyclopedia of resistance as well as an invaluable reference for the myriad of challenges we face. It also features a foreword by Mumia Abu-Jamal and includes contributors liks Alice Walker, Oliver Stone, Danny Glover, Laura Flanders, Phil Donahue, Helen Caldicott and Ramsey Clark.

 

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$19.96
ISBN: 9781387362622
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Published: Lulu.com - April 9th, 2018

If we follow the money, we find the root of the rot. These 66 colorful radio interviews by Flashpoints producer Dennis J.


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C.W. Gortner - The Romanov Empress (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 4:00pm

For readers of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir comes The Romanov Empress -- a dramatic novel of the beloved Empress Maria, the Danish girl who became the mother of the last Russian tsar.

Even from behind the throne, a woman can rule.

Narrated by the mother of Russia's last tsar, this vivid, historically authentic novel brings to life the courageous story of Maria Feodorovna, one of Imperial Russia's most compelling women, who witnessed the splendor and tragic downfall of the Romanovs as she fought to save her dynasty in its final years.

Barely nineteen, Minnie knows that her station in life as a Danish princess is to leave her family and enter into a royal marriage--as her older sister Alix has done, moving to England to wed Queen Victoria's eldest son. The winds of fortune bring Minnie to Russia, where she marries the Romanov heir, Alexander, and once he ascends the throne, becomes empress. When resistance to his reign strikes at the heart of her family and the tsar sets out to crush all who oppose him, Minnie -- now called Maria--must tread a perilous path of compromise in a country she has come to love.

Her husband's death leaves their son Nicholas as the inexperienced ruler of a deeply divided and crumbling empire. Determined to guide him to reforms that will bring Russia into the modern age, Maria faces implacable opposition from Nicholas's strong-willed wife, Alexandra, whose fervor has led her into a disturbing relationship with a mystic named Rasputin. As the unstoppable wave of revolution rises anew to engulf Russia, Maria will face her most dangerous challenge and her greatest heartache.

From the opulent palaces of St. Petersburg and the intrigue-laced salons of the aristocracy to the World War I battlefields and the bloodied countryside occupied by the Bolsheviks, C. W. Gortner sweeps us into the anarchic fall of an empire and the complex, bold heart of the woman who tried to save it.

C. W. Gortner holds an MFA in writing, with an emphasis on historical studies, from the New College of California. He is the internationally acclaimed and bestselling author of Mademoiselle Chanel, The Queen's Vow, The Confessions of Catherine de Medici, The Last Queen, The Vatican Princess, and Marlene, among other books. He divides his time between Northern California and Antigua, Guatemala.

 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780425286166
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Published: Ballantine Books - July 10th, 2018

For readers of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir comes a dramatic novel of the beloved Empress Maria, the Danish girl who became the mother of the last Russian tsar.

Even from behind the throne, a woman can rule.


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Marlene Cullen & Special Guests - Connections (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 4:00pm

The Write Spot to Jumpstart Your Writing: Connections is a collection of writing that entertains as well as inspires writing. Every story, vignette, and poem includes writing prompts, motivating readers to become writers. The variety of stories, written by mothers and their adult children, illustrate how we connect through stories. Connections includes resources for writers such as websites, associations, and how to use freewrites to enhance your writing and ignite your imagination for transformational writing.

Marlene Cullen is passionate about encouraging people to write, even those who think they can’t write. Her series of books, The Write Spot to Jumpstart Your Writing, features writing that entertains as well as inspires others to write. Every story, vignette, and poem in The Write Spot books include writing prompts motivating readers to become writers. Marlene hosts The Write Spot Blog, a treasure chest of inspirational gems for writers: Writing prompts, places to submit, and more. She is the creator of Jumpstart Writing Workshops, a writing environment where participants often experience transformational changes. Marlene’s workshops and blog provide essential elements for successful writing.

Kate Farrell is a librarian, storyteller, author, and educator. She has taught language arts, has published numerous educational materials, and her writing is in several anthologies. Kate is Past President of the Women’s National Book Association and a member of the California Writers Club.

Christine Falcon-Daigle has worked in film and radio, serving as associate producer for The Last Stand, an award-winning documentary. She earned her MFA at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where she worked on the school’s inter-arts journal, Mission at Tenth. In 2007, her novel This Is What I Know was named as a finalist in the William Faulkner Wisdom Creative Writing Competition sponsored by The Pirates’ Alley Society in New Orleans.

Christina Gleason writes fiction, nonfiction, essay, and poetry. Her poetry has won first place in NorCal Poetry Slams. She has been published for both prose and poetry, music, and art. Her background includes documentary film, research, photography, sculpture, and music.

Neena Gleason is a Certified Yoga Instructor with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development. Her passion for yoga combined with her desire to help others led her to teaching yoga privately as well as in some of Hawaii's finest resorts. When she is not teaching, Neena combines her love for yoga with photography, capturing stills among the Hawaiian Islands and building her blog via social media.

Gael Chandler is a writer, film editor, and teacher. She wrote Chronicles of Old San Francisco: Discovering the City by the Bay, a history book with self-guided tours, to help people roam and dig into San Francisco on their own.

Susan Bono is a California-born mother, teacher, writer, and editor. She facilitates writing workshops, including Jumpstart with Marlene Cullen, and edits the Noyo River Review for the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference. Her writing has appeared online, on stage, in anthologies, newspapers, and on the radio. Her book, What Have We Here: Essays about Keeping House and Finding Home was published in 2014.

 

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$12.00
ISBN: 9781941066263
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Published: M. Cullen Enterprises - April 12th, 2018

The Write Spot to Jumpstart Your Writing: Connections is a collection of writing that entertains as well as inspires writing. Every story, vignette, and poem includes writing prompts, motivating readers to become writers. The variety of stories, written by mothers and their adult children, illustrate how we connect through stories.


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Ayobami Adebayo - Stay With Me (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

In Conversation with Sarah Ladipo Manyika

This celebrated, unforgettable first novel ("A bright, big-hearted demonstration of female spirit." -The Guardian), shortlisted for the prestigious Women's Prize for Fiction and set in Nigeria, gives voice to both husband and wife as they tell the story of their marriage -- and the forces that threaten to tear it apart.

Yejide and Akin have been married since they met and fell in love at university. Though many expected Akin to take several wives, he and Yejide have always agreed: polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage--after consulting fertility doctors and healers, trying strange teas and unlikely cures--Yejide is still not pregnant. She assumes she still has time -- until her family arrives on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin's second wife. Furious, shocked, and livid with jealousy, Yejide knows the only way to save her marriage is to get pregnant. Which, finally, she does--but at a cost far greater than she could have dared to imagine. An electrifying novel of enormous emotional power, Stay With Me asks how much we can sacrifice for the sake of family.

Ayobami Adebayo stories have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, and one was highly commended in the 2009 Commonwealth short story competition. She holds BA and MA degrees in literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, and has worked as an editor for Saraba Magazine since 2009. She also has an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia, where she was awarded an international bursary for creative writing. She has received fellowships and residencies from Ledig House, Sinthian Cultural Centre, Hedgebrook, Ox-Bow School of Art, Ebedi Hills and the Siena Art Institute. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria.

 

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$25.95
ISBN: 9780451494603
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 22nd, 2017

A New York Times Notable Book
The New York Times' Critics' Top Books of the Year
Named a Best Book of the Year by San Francisco Chronicle, National Public Radio, The Economist, Buzzfeed, Paste Magazine, Southern Living, HelloGiggles, and Shelf Awareness
Huffington Post's Best Feminist Books of the Year


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Colleen Hoover - All Your Perfects (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 7:00pm

Tickets: $18 (includes book & photo op)

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us—whose writing is “emotionally wrenching and utterly original” (Sarah Shepard, New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series)—delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of SlammedPoint of RetreatThis Girl, HopelessLosing HopeFinding CinderellaMaybe SomedayMaybe NotUgly LoveConfessNovember 9It Ends with Us, and Without Merit. She has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance three years in a row—for Confess (2015), It Ends with Us (2016), and Without Merit (2017). Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781501193323
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Published: Atria Books - July 17th, 2018

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us--whose writing is "emotionally wrenching and utterly original" (Sarah Shepard, New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series)--delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.


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Leslie Jonath - The Foraged Art (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

In the spirit of land artists like Andy Goldsworthy, the book is as much about discovery as it is about creation. Leaves shaped like lips might inspire a face; an array of rocks might be become an eclectic mosaic; winter's first snow might be carved into glowing luminaria.

Whether you love to look for heart-shaped flowers or want to make a peacock made with flower petals, readers will find great inspiration and joy in Foraged Art.

Art, meditation, and nature meet in this adult focused activity book, with projects that take inspiration from the natural environment, using blooms, pods, branches, stones, and other natural elements. Divided into chapters by natural elements -- flowers, leaves, rocks and pods, and more, the book will encourage readers to forage and play outside using nature's seasonal art box. With quotes by artists on nature and creativity, the book is about making art from what you find and finding art in what you see.

Leslie Jonath is an author, a book packager and producer specializing in content for food, art, design, and children's projects. She is the author of many books including Snowmen, Everyone Loves Paris, Give Yourself A Gold Star and Love Found. She lives in San Francisco.

 

Foraged Art: Creating Projects Using Blooms, Branches, Leaves, Stones, and Other Elements Discovered in Nature Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781681882598
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Published: Bluestreak - June 5th, 2018

In the spirit of land artists like Andy Goldsworthy, the book is as much about discovery as it is about creation. Leaves shaped like lips might inspire a face; an array of rocks might be become an eclectic mosaic; winter's first snow might be carved into glowing luminaria.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

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