Corte Madera Events

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
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
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

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

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

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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Corte Madera, CA 94925

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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Corte Madera, CA 94925

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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Corte Madera, CA 94925

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.

 

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$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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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Left Coast Writers® Salon - Traveling and Writing (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 7:00pm

 

Join Wanderland editors Linda Watanabe McFerrin and Joanna Biggar for a celebration of traveling and writing!

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Book Passage hosts the monthly meetings of Left Coast Writers® at our Corte Madera store. This Literary Salon is led by author/teacher Linda Watanabe McFerrin. The monthly meetings provide an evening of literary connections, support, counsel, provocative readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. Each meeting also features a presentation by one of several Bay Area literary figures. The fee includes membership in Left Coast Writers®, a group of new and experienced writers. LCW has its own lively newsletter and website at www.leftcoastwriters.com/.

 

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Tom Barbash (with Dave Eggers) - The Dakota Winters (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 7:00pm

In Conversation with Dave Eggers

It’s the fall of 1979 in New York City when twenty-three-year-old Anton Winter, back from the Peace Corps and on the mend from a nasty bout of malaria, returns to his childhood home in the Dakota. Anton’s father, the famous late-night host Buddy Winter, is there to greet him, himself recovering from a breakdown. Before long, Anton is swept up in an effort to reignite Buddy’s stalled career, a mission that takes him from the gritty streets of New York, to the slopes of the Lake Placid Olympics, to the Hollywood Hills, to the blue waters of the Bermuda Triangle, and brings him into close quarters with the likes of Johnny Carson, Ted and Joan Kennedy, and a seagoing John Lennon.

But the more Anton finds himself enmeshed in his father’s professional and spiritual reinvention, the more he questions his own path, and fissures in the Winter family begin to threaten their close bond. By turns hilarious and poignant, The Dakota Winters is a family saga, a page-turning social novel, and a tale of a critical moment in the history of New York City and the country at large.

Tom Barbash grew up in New York and is the author of three books as well as numerous reviews, stories essays, and articles for publications including McSweeney’s, Tin House, the Believer, Narrative Magazine, One Story, StoryQuarterly, Zyzzyva, the Missouri Review, Story Magazine, Men’s Journal, ESPN the Magazine, BookForum, and the New York Times. His short story collection, Stay Up With Me, was nominated for the Folio Prize, and was picked as a Best Book of the Year by the Independent of London, NPR, Amazon.com, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, and was a San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller and a New York Times Editor’s Choice. British GQ, British Vogue, and British Harper’s Bazaar selected it for their summer book clubs. His novel, The Last Good Chance, was awarded The California Book Award, was a Publishers Weekly and Anniston Star Best Book of the Year, and was short listed for the Great Lakes Book Prize and the Saroyan International Prize. He has held fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The James Michener Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

The Dakota Winters: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062258199
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Published: Ecco - December 4th, 2018

An evocative and wildly absorbing novel about the Winters, a family living in New York City’s famed Dakota apartment building in the year leading up to John Lennon’s assassination


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Rachel Cobb - Mistral (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 7:00pm

Mistral is a portrait of Provence seen through its legendary wind. Photographer Rachel Cobb illustrates the effects of this relentless wind that funnels down the Rhone Valley, periodically gusting to 120 km per hour -- hurricane strength on the Beaufort wind force scale. The region has, accordingly, adjusted to accommodate the mistral's impact. Some houses are built the traditional way, with few or no windows on the windward side and the main entrance on the sheltered side. Heavy stones hold down terra-cotta roof tiles. Rows of trees lining fields create windbreaks to shield crops.

Cobb spent years chasing this capricious wind, challenging herself to photograph the invisible. As she became sensitive to its rhythms and effects, Cobb realized the mistral was not just a weather phenomenon; it was an integral part of the fabric of Provencal life. It was everywhere, yet always unseen.

Mistral captures this invisible force of nature through its effects: a leaf caught in flight, a bride tangled in her veil, spider webs oriented to withstand the wind and grapes lashed by powerful gusts ("You can taste the wine better when the mistral blows," a Chateauneuf-du-Pape winemaker says). Writers have also tried their hand at conjuring this ungraspable phenomenon. Excerpts from writings by Paul Auster, Lawrence Durrell, Jean Giono and Frederic Mistral are included in this volume, a luminous evocation of nature's unseen power.

New York City-based photographer Rachel Cobb has photographed current affairs, social issues, and features in the U.S. and abroad for the past 25 years.  She has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Time, Rolling Stone, Natural History, Stern, and Paris Match among others on assignments ranging from U.S.-led sanctions in Iraq, a Kosovo Liberation Army soldier’s journey from a U.S. college to his war-torn homeland, the Evangelical movement in Guatemala, and a papal visit to Cuba.  Cobb's work has earned her recognition with Picture of the Year awards for her work during the 9/11 attacks in New York City and in war-torn Sarajevo, a nomination for the ICP Infinity Award for young photographer, and a Marty Forscher Grant for Humanistic Photography for documenting New York City's homeless.  She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows at the Miami Museum of Art, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, the Parrish Art Museum (Southampton, New York), Visa Pour L’Image (Perpignan, France), and in galleries across the U.S.

 

Rachel Cobb: Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence Cover Image
By Rachel Cobb (Photographer), Bill Buford (Introduction by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9788862086189
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Published: Damiani Ltd - October 23rd, 2018

Mistral is a portrait of Provence seen through its legendary wind. Photographer Rachel Cobb illustrates the effects of this relentless wind that funnels down the Rh ne Valley, periodically gusting to 120 km per hour--hurricane strength on the Beaufort wind force scale.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

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