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Alice Hoffman & Lisa Hoffman - Faerie Knitting (San Francisco Store)

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:00pm

From New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman and master knitter Lisa Hoffman comes Faerie Knitting, a magical melding of words and yarn where the ordinary is turned into the extraordinary and where imagination becomes creation.

"How fairy tales are told and remembered has a great deal in common with knitting traditions. It is no mistake that we describe storytelling as knitting a tale, or weaving a story, or spinning a yarn."--Alice Hoffman, from the Introduction of Faerie Knitting

Featuring fourteen original fairy tales, Faerie Knitting is an entrancing collection of stories of love and loss, trust and perseverance. Seamlessly woven into the plot of each tale is a magical garment or accessory inspired by the bravery and self-reliance of the tale's heroine and brought to life through an imaginative and bespoke knit pattern. From the Blue Heron Shawl and the Love Never Ending Cowl, to the Three Wishes Mittens and Amulet Necklace, each project is as wearable as it is magical. Lush, atmospheric photography captures the enchanted faerie domain while beautifully rendered charts and instructions are well suited for beginner and advanced knitters alike.

Presented in an elegant linen case with foil accents that evoke the fairy tale tradition, Faerie Knitting is a rare gift for creators -- and lovers -- of magic.

 

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Faerie Knitting: 14 Tales of Love and Magic Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781507206553
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Adams Media - September 25th, 2018

 

Erin Byrne - LitWings Event Series (Sausalito)

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:30pm

Hosted by writer Erin Byrne, LitWings brings together international writers, photographers, and filmmakers.  Presenters include National Geographic photographers and filmmakers, New York Times bestselling authors, and Emmy award winning filmmakers sharing work that highlights many places around the world.  The event is held three times annually at Book Passage, Sausalito, and every spring at La Caféothèque in Paris.

September Featured Speakers: Frances Stroh, Tania Romanov Amochaev, and Hervé Cohen!

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Frances Stroh is the award-winning author of Beer Money: A Memoir of Privilege and Loss (HarperCollins). Her work is published in The Common, Literary Hub, and the Detroit Metro Times, among other publications. She is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto and the curator of the Stranger Than Fiction reading series.

Tania Romanov Amochaev is the author of Mother Tongue: A Saga of Three Generations of Balkan Women. A prize winning writer and photographer, many of her stories are featured in "The Best Travel Writing" series. Tania has climbed Mount Whitney, Mount Kenya, and Mount Tamalpais; circumnavigated Annapurna; and trekked through Bhutan, Kashmir and Slovenia.

Hervé Cohen is a French American award-winning documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. His work has taken him around the world from the Casamance, Senegal to the countryside of Sichuan, China and has been aired on tv networks and featured at various prestigious festivals. His project, Life Underground, invites visitors on an interactive journey through the subways of the world and into the personal stories of their passengers.

Erin Byrne, host. Award-winning author of Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France, editor of Vignettes & Postcards from Morocco and Vignettes & Postcards from Paris, and writer of The Storykeeper film, Erin is Travel Writing and Photography Curator of The Creative Process Exhibition, launched at the Sorbonne, that travels to the world's leading universities.  She teaches writing on Deep Travel trips.

 

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Beer Money: A Memoir of Privilege and Loss Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062393166
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - May 30th, 2017

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Mother Tongue: A Saga of Three Generations of Balkan Women Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781609521271
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Published: Travelers' Tales Guides - March 1st, 2018

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Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609521134
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Travelers' Tales Guides - March 29th, 2016

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Vignettes & Postcards from Morocco Cover Image
By Erin Byrne (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781944387068
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Reputation Books - August 9th, 2016

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Vignettes & Postcards from Paris Cover Image
By Byrne Erin (Editor), Pook Anna (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780985267209
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Reputation Books - August 9th, 2016

 

Cooks with Books: Cara Black - Murder on the Left Bank (Left Bank Restaurant)

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:30pm

Left Bank Restaurant, Larkspur
Tickets: $100 per person; $160 per couple (includes meal & book)

Please note: online ticket sales are now closed. Please call Kathryn Petrocelli (415-927-0960 ext. 239) for ticket availability.

What better way to solve a murder mystery on the Left Bank than to be at the Left Bank? Join us for a fun evening with fellow sleuths and foodies for a French-inspired meal and discussion with Cara Black, author of eighteen books in the New York Times bestselling detective series set in Paris. Murder on the Left Bank is a beautifully crafted page turner that has all of Black’s trademark ingredients including suspenseful plotting, sharp dialogue, and colorful sights and smells of Paris. Readers will visit an ancient royal tapestry factory, art galleries, pungent cafes, and lesser known parts of Paris—all on a pink Vespa.

 

Left Bank Restaurant
507 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, CA 94939

 

Marin School of the Arts - Student Showcase (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 5:00pm

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

 

Class: Melanie Vetter - Write Your Life (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00am

Saturday September 22 • 10 am - 12 pm • $60

Writing your life —two pages at a time—using universal themes such as family, career and work, and spirituality. Priming questions will help evoke memories of events and people. Writing and sharing life stories with others is an enjoyable way to gain a growing appreciation of your life and the lives of others, as well as put the past into perspective. Narrative storytelling is a wonderful way to learn about yourself, and has been shown to enhance the writer’s sense of meaning. This introductory class will include creative exercises, writing tips, writing, and sharing of stories. All levels of writing experience (from no experience to expert) are welcome and encouraged to join.

Melanie Vetter is the founder of Wellfleet Circle. Melanie's life’s work is dedicated to teaching and empowering others to celebrate, document and share a purposeful life using fun and joyful tools and techniques.  She helps others preserve and share  their intangible wealth—traditions, wisdom, values, stories and love. Melanie is a Harvard Law School trained attorney and business professional and a certified Legacy Advisor. She holds a certificate in Guided Autobiography Instruction from the Birren Center for Autobiographical Studies, and is also a Certified Senior Advisor®.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

 

Lisa McCubbin - Betty Ford (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 1:00pm

Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer is the inspiring story of an ordinary Midwestern girl thrust onto the world stage and into the White House under extraordinary circumstances. Setting a precedent as First Lady, Betty Ford refused to be silenced by her critics as she publicly championed equal rights for women, and spoke out about issues that had previously been taboo--breast cancer, depression, abortion, and sexuality. Privately, there were signs something was wrong. After a painful intervention by her family, she admitted to an addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs. Her courageous decision to speak out publicly sparked a national dialogue, and in 1982, she co-founded the Betty Ford Center, which revolutionized treatment for alcoholism and inspired the modern concept of recovery.

Lisa McCubbin also brings to light Gerald and Betty Ford's sweeping love story: from Michigan to the White House, until their dying days, their relationship was that of a man and woman utterly devoted to one another other--a relationship built on trust, respect, and an unquantifiable chemistry.

Based on intimate in-depth interviews with all four of her children, Susan Ford Bales, Michael Ford, Jack Ford, and Steven Ford, as well as family friends, and colleagues, Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer is a deeply personal, empathic portrait of an outspoken First Lady, who was first and foremost a devoted wife and mother. With poignant details and rare insight, McCubbin reveals a fiercely independent woman who had a lively sense of humor, unwavering faith, and an indomitable spirit -- the true story behind one of the most admired and influential women of our time.

Lisa McCubbin is the coauthor of four New York Times bestsellers: Five Presidents; Mrs. Kennedy and Me; Five Days in November; and The Kennedy Detail. A former television news anchor and reporter, she currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer Cover Image
By Lisa McCubbin, Susan Ford Bales (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501164682
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gallery Books - September 11th, 2018

 

Eli Jaxon-Bear - An Outlaw Makes It Home (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 4:00pm

Can drugs, sex and revolution lead to lasting fulfillment and love? In An Outlaw Makes It Home: The Awakening of a Spiritual Revolutionary, Eli Jaxon-Bear uses Joseph Campbell’s model of the hero journey to answer this question in an exciting, funny and deeply personal memoir.

From being attacked by possemen on a civil rights march in Alabama to becoming a federal fugitive in a cabin in Colorado, Jaxon-Bear’s life then leads us to the uncharted Andes, a Zen Monastery in Japan and a Sufi initiation in Morocco. We are taken on a roller coaster adventure of discovery in the search for freedom and finally finding true love and fullfilment. We see the tests and challenges that confront all of us as we navigate through life in the search for happiness.

Eli Jaxon-Bear has worked as a mailboy, dishwasher, steel-worker, teacher and organic farmer. He was a community organizer with VISTA in Chicago and Detroit before entering a doctoral program at the Graduate School of International Studies in Denver, Colorado. He has been living with his partner and wife since 1976. They currently reside in Ashland, Oregon. Eli meets people and teaches through the Leela Foundation.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

An Outlaw Makes It Home: The Awakening of a Spiritual Revolutionary Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780692599877
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New Morning Associates, Inc. - April 2nd, 2018

 

Dessa - My Own Devices (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

Tickets: $29 (includes book + speaking and opportunity to meet Dessa in the signing line)

Presented by CLIF GreenNotes

In Conversation with Montse Carty from Goodreads

In her literary debut memoir, rapper and singer Dessa gives a candid account of her life in the van as a hard-touring musician, her determination to beat long odds to make a name for herself, and her struggle to fall out of love with someone in her band. Raw and intimate, Dessa demonstrates just how far the mind can travel while the body is on the six-hour ride to the next rap show.

Dessa defies category -- she is an academic with an international rap career; a lyrical writer fascinated by behavioral science; and a funny, charismatic performer dogged by blue moods and a perseverant case of heartache. In "The Fool That Bets Against Me," Dessa wonders if the romantic anguish that's helped her write so many sad songs might be an insurable professional asset. To find out, she applies to Geico for coverage. "A Ringing in the Ears" tells the story of her father building an airplane in their backyard garage--a task that took him almost seven years. The essay titled "Congratulations" reflects on recording a song for The Hamilton Mixtape in a Minneapolis basement, straining for a high note and hoping for a break. The last piece in the collection, "Call off Your Ghost," relays the fascinating project Dessa undertook with a team of neuroscientists that employed fMRI technology and neurofeedback to try to clinically excise her romantic feelings for an old flame.

Her onstage and backstage stories are offset by her varied fascinations -- she studies sign language, algebra, neuroanatomy -- and My Own Devices is a prism of her intellectual life. Her writing is infused with fascinating bits of science and sociology, philosophical insights, and an abiding tenderness for the people she tours with and the people she leaves behind to do it.

Dessa finds unconventional approaches to all of her subjects -- braiding her lived experience with academic research and a poet's tone and timing. In the vein of thinkers who defy categorization, we get the debut of a deft, likable, and unusual voice.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

 

Ryan Serhant - Sell It Like Serhant (San Francisco Store)

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 1:00pm

In Conversation with Mary Lou Castellanos

Ryan Serhant was a shy, jobless hand model when he entered the real estate business in 2008 at a time the country was on the verge of economic collapse. Just nine years later, he has emerged as one of the top realtors in the world and an authority on the art of selling. Whether you are selling a brownstone or a hot tub, golf balls or life insurance, Serhant shares the secrets behind how to close more deals than anyone else, expand your business, and keep clients coming back to you.

Sell It Like Serhant is a smart, at times hilarious, and always essential playbook to build confidence, generate results, and sell just about anything. You'll find tips on:

  • The Seven Stages of Selling
  • Getting FKD: How to Be a Time Manager, Not a Time Stealer.
  • Negotiating Like A BOSS
  • "The One Who...": Everyone Needs a Hook
  • Pulling the Indecisive Client Forward
  • And Much More

This book is the blueprint for how to go from sales scrub to sales machine. Serhant provides useful lessons, lively stories, and examples that illustrate how anyone can employ his principles to increase profits and achieve success. Your measure of a good day will no longer depend on one deal or one client. A good salesperson never closes a deal and wonders, "What now?" The next deal is already happening. Serhant shares practical guidance on how to juggle multiple deals at once and close all of them EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

Whatever your business or expertise, Sell It Like Serhant will make anyone a master at sales.

Ryan Serhant is a costar on Bravo's hit show Million Dollar Listing New York and the star of Sell It Like Serhant. Ryan fell into real estate by accident after giving up his acting career. He made just over $9,000 his first year in the business. Ten years later, Ryan leads a team of 60 brokers and averages a billion dollars in sales every year, making him one of the most successful real estate brokers in the world. He lives in New York City with his wife, Emilia.

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One of the nation's most successful real estate professionals, Mary Lou offers her clients extensive knowledge of San Francisco's rich history, diverse communities and unique real estate market. Her stellar career has been built over more than two decades of representing a broad range of properties and clientele. She has been ranked among the top 25 agents with Sotheby's International Realty and is consistently in the top 2% of the nearly 50,000 worldwide sales associates of the firm's parent company, NRT. Additionally, on June 22, 2012 Mary Lou was named among the nation's top real estate professionals in the annual ranking The Thousand, sponsored by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, which is considered the most highly regarded real estate ranking in the country. 

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Sell It Like Serhant: How to Sell More, Earn More, and Become the Ultimate Sales Machine Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316449571
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hachette Books - September 18th, 2018

 

William Powers - Dispatches from the Sweet Life (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 1:00pm

Many fantasize about dramatically changing their lives -- living in accordance with their ideals rather than the exigencies of job, bills, and possessions. William Powers actually does it. In his book Twelve by Twelve, Powers lived in an off-grid tiny house in rural North Carolina. In New Slow City, he and his wife, Melissa, inhabited a Manhattan micro-apartment in search of slow in the fastest city in the world. Here, the couple, with baby in tow, search for balance, community, and happiness in a small town in Bolivia. They build an adobe house, plant a prolific orchard and organic garden, and weave their life into a community of permaculturists, bio-builders, artists, and creative businesspeople. Can this Transition Town succeed in the face of encroaching North American capitalism, and can Powers and the other settlers find the balance they're seeking? Dispatches from the Sweet Life is compelling, sobering, thought-provoking, and, no matter the outcome, inspiring.

An author, speaker, and expert on sustainable development, William Powers is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute and an adjunct faculty member at New York University.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Dispatches from the Sweet Life: One Family, Five Acres, and a Community's Quest to Reinvent the World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781608685646
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: New World Library - November 15th, 2018

 

James Frey - Katerina (San Francisco Store)

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 3:00pm

A kiss, a touch. A smile and a beating heart. Love and sex and dreams, art and drugs and the madness of youth. Betrayal and heartbreak, regret and pain, the melancholy of age. Katerina, the explosive new novel by America's most controversial writer, is a sweeping love story alternating between 1992 Paris and Los Angeles in 2018.

At its center are a young writer and a young model on the verge of fame, both reckless, impulsive, addicted, and deeply in love. Twenty-five years later, the writer is rich, famous, and numb, and he wants to drive his car into a tree, when he receives an anonymous message that draws him back to the life, and possibly the love, he abandoned years prior. Written in the same percussive, propulsive, dazzling, breathtaking style as A Million Little Pieces, Katerina echoes and complements that most controversial of memoirs, and plays with the same issues of fiction and reality that created, nearly destroyed, and then recreated James Frey in the American imagination.

 

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Katerina Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982101442
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - September 11th, 2018

 

Gary Gach - Pause Breathe Smile (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 4:00pm

Pause . . . breathe . . . smile. Three small words, yet each contains a universe of wisdom. With Pause, Breathe, Smile, Gary Gach invites us to bring the practice of mindfulness into every moment of our lives.

Writing for students of all levels, Gach draws on 50-plus years of study and practice in this elegant and accessible presentation of three central aspects of mindful living. The Pause is about setting our intention before we think, speak, or act--the ethical dimension of mindfulness. When we Breathe we unite mind, body, and spirit, making every moment an opportunity for meditation. With a Smile, we open to a wisdom beyond words. This simple process will "water your innate seeds of awakening, to help you pave your own path to total fulfillment and peace."

For all who may wish to explore mindfulness in their lives as a healing and transformative practice, remember three little words: Pause, Breathe, Smile.

Gary Gach is a writer, mystic, and lifelong meditator who has engaged in many roles: actor, bookshop clerk, dishwasher, hospital admin, office temp, stevedore, teacher, and typographer. Lay-ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh in 2008, he has authored eight previous books including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buddhism (Alpha, 2001). Gary lives in San Francisco.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Pause, Breathe, Smile: Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Is Not Enough Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781683641759
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sounds True - September 1st, 2018

 

16 Rivers Poetry Group - America, We Call Your Name (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

16 Rivers Press has gathered a stellar group of readers to share work from the new anthology, America, We Call Your Name. Featured speakers include Ellery Akers, Tom Centollela, Jane Hirschfield, Molly Giles, Kay Ryan, and Joe Zacardi.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

 

Class: Susan Fritz-Prey - Learning to Listen to Classical Music (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 10:30am

Four Mondays; September 24 - October 15th • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm • $120

Are you curious about Classical music but unsure what you are listening to? Do you already enjoy this music but would like to understand more? In this class, we will explore how we already experience music, how we can apply what we know to this genre, and ways to gain a deeper and more rewarding listening experience.  

Susan Fritz-Prey received her Masters and Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in piano.  She has taught at USC, Cal State Dominguez Hills, San Francisco State, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and she currently maintains an active piano studio in Marin County.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

 

Holly & Dixie James - Holly (San Francisco Store)

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 6:00pm

From the beginning, Holly James had to "fight" to live. Dixie James feared her daughter would not survive because she not only was born with Down syndrome, she was born with heart disease. Her tiny baby suffered with heart failure often and Kaiser Hospital became their second home until she had open heart surgery. Dixie cried every day and yearned to stop hurting. Feelings of depression and helplessness consumed her. She needed to reclaim control.

Holly is about discovery -- by watching Holly overcome her struggles, and she had many -- she made Dixie feel she could overcome her sense of loss and sea of sadness. Dixie needed a plan and a reason to celebrate happy moments to share with others. Change began to happen when she followed her compulsion to get out of her house and just walk. Dixie's mind became calmer and still from over- thinking what the future holds. Her walking took her away from the pulsating fears that crept into her when she was holding her baby girl. Being alone and taking time to walk brought a piece of contentment, time to think and time to develop faith in herself.

Here, James takes the reader on a journey into the challenges a mother faces with the birth of a child with Down syndrome. The book begins with the question, "Do we want to have children?," and takes the reader to the following areas of Holly's and Dixie's life: getting pregnant, giving birth, driving to Sonoma State Hospital, bonding in strong love, going to cooperative nursery school, public and special education, attending sex education classes, leaving home, living in a group home, living independently, working five days a week, finding the love of one's life and getting 'married.'

Throughout this journey, mother and daughter "raise" each other's personal pursuits beyond their expectations.

 

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Holly Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781457507236
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dog Ear Publishing - October 19th, 2011

 

Jeanne McCulloch - All Happy Families (Sausalito Store)

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Glass Castle meets The Nest in this stunning debut, an intimate family memoir that gracefully brings us behind the dappled beachfront vista of privilege, to reveal the inner lives of two wonderfully colorful, unforgettable families.

On a mid-August weekend, two families assemble for a wedding at a rambling family mansion on the beach in East Hampton, in the last days of the area’s quietly refined country splendor, before traffic jams and high-end boutiques morphed the peaceful enclave into the "Hamptons." The weather is perfect, the tent is in place on the lawn.

But as the festivities are readied, the father of the bride, and "pater familias" of the beachfront manse, suffers a massive stroke from alcohol withdrawal, and lies in a coma in the hospital in the next town. So begins Jeanne McCulloch’s vivid memoir of her wedding weekend in 1983 and its after effects on her family, and the family of the groom. In a society defined by appearance and protocol, the wedding goes on at the insistence of McCulloch’s theatrical mother. Instead of a planned honeymoon, wedding presents are stashed in the attic, arrangements are made for a funeral, and a team of lawyers arrive armed with papers for McCulloch and her siblings to sign.

As McCulloch reveals, the repercussions from that weekend will ripple throughout her own family, and that of her in-law’s lives as they grapple with questions of loyalty, tradition, marital honor, hope, and loss. Five years later, her own brief marriage ended, she returns to East Hampton with her mother to divide the wedding presents that were never opened.

Impressionistic and lyrical, at turns both witty and poignant, All Happy Families is McCulloch’s clear-eyed account of her struggle to hear her own voice amid the noise of social mores and family dysfunction, in a world where all that glitters on the surface is not gold, and each unhappy family is ultimately unhappy in its own unique way.

 

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

All Happy Families: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062234759
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Wave - August 14th, 2018

 

Khaled Hosseini with Isabel Allende - Sea Prayer (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

In Conversation with Isabel Allende

A short, powerful, illustrated book written by beloved novelist Khaled Hosseini in response to the current refugee crisis, Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. It is also a vivid portrait of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that city's swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone.

Impelled to write this story by the haunting image of young Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed upon the beach in Turkey in September 2015, Hosseini hopes to pay tribute to the millions of families, like Kurdi's, who have been splintered and forced from home by war and persecution, and he will donate author proceeds from this book to the UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund lifesaving relief efforts to help refugees around the globe.

Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed. Hosseini is also a U.S. Goodwill Envoy to the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

 

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Sea Prayer Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780525539094
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - September 18th, 2018

 

Class: Pamela Feinsilber - Meet the Author (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

Four Mondays; Sep. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 19, & Dec. 17 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm • $95

In the first hour of this long-running group, we discuss the book we’ve just read. In the second hour, we talk with the author about what it took to create it and other engrossing topics. We’ve had wonderful conversations with Daniel Handler, Elizabeth McKenzie, Yiyun Li, T.J. Stiles, Anthony Marra, Tom Barbash, Elizabeth Rosner, T. Geronimo Johnson, Adam Hochschild, Joyce Maynard, Natalie Baszile, and many others.

Pamela Feinsilber is a Path to Publishing mentor, book editor, and freelance writing consultant at feinsilber@comcast.net.

September 24

A Kind of Freedom – Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

October 22

Lucky Boy – Shanthi Sekaran

November 19

Goodbye, Vitamin – Rachel Khong

December 17

When It’s Over – Barbara Ridley

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

A Kind of Freedom Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640091030
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 14th, 2018

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Lucky Boy Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101982266
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 5th, 2017

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Goodbye, Vitamin: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250182555
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador - July 10th, 2018

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When It's Over Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631522963
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: She Writes Press - September 26th, 2017

 

Daniel Mason - The Winter Soldier (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 7:00pm

Vienna, 1914. Lucius is a twenty-two-year-old medical student when World War I explodes across Europe. Enraptured by romantic tales of battlefield surgery, he enlists, expecting a position at a well-organized field hospital. But when he arrives--at a commandeered church tucked away high in a remote valley of the Carpathian Mountains--he discovers a freezing outpost ravaged by typhus. The other doctors have fled, and only a single mysterious nurse named Sister Margarete remains. 
But Lucius has never lifted a surgeon's scalpel. And as the war rages across the winter landscape, he finds himself falling in love with the woman from whom he must learn a brutal makeshift medicine. Then one day, an unconscious soldier is brought in from the snow, his uniform stuffed with strange drawings. He seems beyond rescue, until Lucius makes a fateful decision that will change the lives of doctor, patient, and nurse forever. 

From the gilded ballrooms of Imperial Vienna to the frozen forests of the Eastern Front; from hardscrabble operating rooms to battlefields thundering with Cossack cavalry, The Winter Soldier is a story of war and medicine, of family, of finding love in the sweeping tides of history, and finally, of the mistakes we make and the precious opportunities to atone.

Daniel Mason is the author of The Piano Tuner (2002), and A Far Country (2007). The Piano Tuner has been translated into 28 languages and adapted for opera and stage. A Far Country was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Northern California Book Award. His short stories and essays have appeared in Harper's, Zoetrope: All Story and Lapham's Quarterly; in 2014 he was a recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A Clinical Assistant Professor in the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry, his research interests include the subjective experience of mental illness and the influence of literature, history, and culture on the practice of medicine.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

The Winter Soldier Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316477604
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 11th, 2018

 

Mary Jo McConahay - The Tango War (Sausalito Store)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

In Conversation with Peter Robinson

The Tango War by Mary Jo McConahay fills an important gap in WWII history. Beginning in the thirties, both sides were well aware of the need to control not just the hearts and minds but also the resources of Latin America. The fight was often dirty: residents were captured to exchange for U.S. prisoners of war and rival spy networks shadowed each other across the continent. At all times it was a Tango War, in which each side closely shadowed the other's steps.

Though the Allies triumphed, at the war's inception it looked like the Axis would win. A flow of raw materials in the Southern Hemisphere, at a high cost in lives, was key to ensuring Allied victory, as were military bases supporting the North African campaign, the Battle of the Atlantic and the invasion of Sicily, and fending off attacks on the Panama Canal. Allies secured loyalty through espionage and diplomacy--including help from Hollywood and Mickey Mouse--while Jews and innocents among ethnic groups -- Japanese, Germans -- paid an unconscionable price. Mexican pilots flew in the Philippines and twenty-five thousand Brazilians breached the Gothic Line in Italy. The Tango War also describes the machinations behind the greatest mass flight of criminals of the century, fascists with blood on their hands who escaped to the Americas.

A true, shocking account that reads like a thriller, The Tango War shows in a new way how WWII was truly a global war.

Born in Chicago, Mary Jo McConahay is an award-winning reporter who covered the wars in Central America and economics in the Middle East. She has traveled in seventy countries and has been fascinated by the history of World War II since childhood, when she listened to the stories of her father, a veteran U.S. Navy officer. A graduate of the University of California in Berkeley, she covers Latin America as an independent journalist. Her previous books include Maya Road and Ricochet. She lives in San Francisco.

 

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

The Tango War: The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America During World War II Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250091239
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 18th, 2018

 

Kim Malcolm - A Country Within (San Francisco Store)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

A Country Within shares a professional woman's life-changing journey to Greece to work with refugees arriving from the Middle East and Asia.

The story begins on the island of Lesvos where overloaded boats of refugees landed on local beaches, and moves to Athens where the author unexpectedly becomes a member of a family of refugees from four countries.

Kim Malcolm's timely portrayal describes the effects of geopolitics on people escaping war, the generosity of the people of Lesvos and how love transcends culture, religion and experience.

 

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

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$13.95
ISBN: 9780999589601
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Published: Thunderhooves Press - February 5th, 2018

 

Jo Piazza - Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

From Jo Piazza, the bestselling author of The Knock Off, How to Be Married, and Fitness Junkie, comes an exciting, insightful novel about what happens when a woman wants it all—political power, a happy marriage, and happiness—but isn’t sure just how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it.

Charlotte Walsh is running for Senate in the most important race in the country during a midterm election that will decide the balance of power in Congress. Still reeling from a presidential election that shocked and divided the country and inspired by the chance to make a difference, she’s left behind her high-powered job in Silicon Valley and returned, with her husband Max and their three young daughters, to her downtrodden Pennsylvania hometown to run in the Rust Belt state.

Once the campaign gets underway, Charlotte is blindsided by just how dirty her opponent is willing to fight, how harshly she is judged by the press and her peers, and how exhausting it becomes to navigate a marriage with an increasingly ambivalent and often resentful husband. When the opposition uncovers a secret that could threaten not just her campaign but everything Charlotte holds dear, she has to decide just how badly she wants to win and at what cost.

A searing, suspenseful story of political ambition, marriage, class, sexual politics, and infidelity, Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win is an insightful portrait of what it takes for a woman to run for national office in America today. In a dramatic political moment like no other with more women running for office than ever before, Jo Piazza’s novel is timely, engrossing, and perfect for readers on both sides of the aisle.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781501179419
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 24th, 2018

 

2018 Mystery Writers Conference (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 3:00pm

Mystery Writers Conference

September 27-30, 2018
Corte Madera, CA (Just north of San Francisco)

Discover All the Clues for a Successful Career as a Mystery or Suspense Writer!

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The four-day Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference has a strong tradition of great authors and teachers. It covers everything mystery writers need—from developing ideas and writing skills to finding a publisher. Participants work closely with mystery writers, agents, editors, and publishers as well as investigators and crime-fighting professionals.

In this conference, mystery writers learn the clues to a successful writing career. Editors, agents, and publishers tell participants what they need to know to get published. Authors offer classes on setting, dialogue, suspense, point of view, and openings. They tell how to write about private eyes, amateur sleuths, and police protagonists, and how to create thrillers and historical mysteries. Panels of detectives, forensic experts, police, and other crime-fighting professionals provide information that allows crime fiction writers to put realism in their work.

The collegial atmosphere of this four-day conference attracts participants and faculty from all over the country, many for repeat visits. Opportunities abound for faculty and participants to talk, laugh, and exchange ideas in classes, workshops, panels, and informal lunches.

For a full overview of the Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference, check out Learning All the Clues!

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The 2018 Mystery Writers Conference faculty is an outstanding group of mystery writers, editors, agents, forensic experts, detectives, and teachers. Together, they will show you how to bring realism to your work and help guide you through the publishing process.

Meet the 2018 Faculty

There are many conferences where you can meet great writers, and you can certainly do a lot of that at the Book Passage Mystery Writers Confernece, but here you'll also do something more. The emphasis of this four-day conference is to show you what you need to do to become a successful mystery writer yourself.

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Look Back at 2017

Browse Our 2017 Schedule

Want to meet with a member of our faculty one-on-one? Optional 30-minute private consultations are available for $95. You may use that time to discuss a concept or proposal, or to have a faculty member review and provide feedback on a portion of a manuscript you have submitted. A list of faculty members available for consultations will also be made available prior to the conference.

Learn More About Private Consultations

Thinking of traveling from afar to learn the craft of mystery writing? No problem! We have some great recommendations for places nearby where you can rest and relax.

Accommodations 

Still have questions? We have answers!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Success Stories

"I attended two Mystery Writer's Conferences a few years back.  I hooked up with agent Liz Trupin Pulli and my mystery/thriller, Tropical Ice, was introduced at the Waterstreet Press booth at the 2016 Chicago Book Expo. The conference provided invaluable information and stimulated me to see the project through."
Ken Smith, San Rafael

"Before I learned about Book Passage’s classes and the Mystery Conference, the only creative writing I’d ever done were a couple of particularly imaginative IRS submissions at tax time. Sure, I was an avid mystery reader, but that didn’t translate to being a mystery writer anymore than being a gourmet means you know how to cook. So I decided to learn from the pros. Within a year I’d written my first novel, partnered with a well-known agent, and sold the book to Time Warner’s Mysterious Press...It’s been a great year of book tours, signings and getting to meet some terrific readers, librarians and booksellers. It also feels good to fulfill a fantasy I’ve been dreaming about for close to fifty years. I can stick to nonfiction for the IRS submissions now."
Louise Ure, Author of Forcing Amaryllis

"The conference bolstered my skills and helped me get published. You can’t beat the caliber or the inspiration."
– Cara Black, Author of Murder in the Latin Quarter

"I am a graduate of the Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference who has since published three mysteries through St. Martin’s Press... My first mystery, Murder Off Mike, was published as the result of winning the St. Martin’s Press Best First Traditional Mystery Contest."
– Joyce Krieg, Author of Murder Off Mike

"I attended the conference twice, when I was learning how to write my first novel, and the faculty were so encouraging that I stuck with it. And now I've recently had my second novel published, signed a new book deal, and hit the USA Today bestseller list to boot. It's been a long and winding road, but a very fun one. Thank you for being part of the journey!"
- Gigi Pandian, Author of the Jaya Jones Series 

Read more conference success stories

Confirmed 2018  Faculty

 Click here to see the full list! 

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2018  Scholarships 

Two Mystery Writers Conference Scholarships will be awarded this year, including full conference tuition to the 2018 conference (travel and accommodations not included). To be considered, applicants must submit the first 10-20 pages of a mystery novel in progress, plus one paragraph about what this conference would mean to them in their writing life. The scholarships are sponsored by William C. Gordon, author of Unfinished and The Halls of Power, and Kimberley Cameron, founder of Kimberley Cameron & Associates Agency.

To apply, send the required materials to Kathryn Petrocelli at bpconferences@bookpassage.com.

Applications must be received by Monday, August 20th, at 5:00 pm PST.

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Former Los Angeles prosecutor and current mystery writer Marcia Clark signs books at the 2011 Mystery Writers Conference.

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2018 Pre-Conference Class

This optional writing workshop is taught by David Corbett on Thursday afternoon just prior to the conference. It is open to the public and available to confernece participants for a reduced fee.

David Corbett
The Character of Crime

Thurs., September 27, 2018, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

In this pre-conference lecture and workshop, award-winning crime novelist David Corbett will guide students in exploring the key roles that make crime fiction work, with specific focus on the specific demands of the three major subgenres of crime fiction—mystery/detective, crime, and thriller—and an emphasis on maintaining dramatic tension, creating moral complexity, and avoiding cliché.

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An expert displays a hazmat suit at the 2004 Mystery Writers Conference.

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"The Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference offers the best program of panels and workshops in the mystery community."

– Joe Blades, Vice-President & Executive Editor, Ballantine Books

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"Book Passage's annual Mystery Conference is the creme de la creme of gatherings for both aspiring and accomplished authors, offering a star faculty, real life connections to agents and editors, and the joy of time spent with those who understand why writers write."

Carolyn Hart, Author of Death Comes Silently

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

 

Pre-Conference Class: David Corbett - The Character of Crime (Corte Madera)

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

2018 Mystery Writers Pre-Conference Class
$90 for Conference Participants, $125 for General Public

The Character of Crime: Creating the Character Web in Crime, Mystery/Detective and Thriller Fiction

In this pre-conference lecture and workshop, award-winning crime novelist David Corbett will guide students in exploring the key roles that make crime fiction work, with specific focus on the specific demands of the three major subgenres of crime fiction—mystery/detective, crime, and thriller—and an emphasis on maintaining dramatic tension, creating moral complexity, and avoiding cliché.

In particular, students will learn:

  • How to create strong, compelling protagonists who push the action forward and serve the story’s theme—instead of victims of circumstance, intrepid boy scouts, ciphers, stiffs, or sleepwalkers.
  • How to create equally compelling opponents or villains who aren’t just another iteration of Lucifer or the Creature from the Black Lagoon—with the purpose of gaining an understanding that the hero’s only as compelling as his enemy, that evil must be justified to be dramatically interesting, and that there’s “no beast so fierce” as man.
  • How to create secondary characters—from Watsons to wheelmen to femmes fatales to sympathetic heavies—who elicit nuance and subtlety from the main characters, flesh out the values in conflict in the story, create moral complexity through ‘four-corner conflict,” serve the hinge points of the plot, and bring to life the story world.

David Corbett worked 15 years for the famed private investigation firm of Palladino & Sutherland. He is the author of several novels including Done for a Dime (A New York Times Notable Book), His latest is Thirteen Confessions: Stories. His writing text, The Art of Character, has been called “a writer’s bible.”

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

 

David Corbett - The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 5:00pm

2018 Mystery Writers Conference Event
Free & Open to the Public

In The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday, the most notorious love letters in American history -- supposedly destroyed a century ago -- mysteriously reappear, and become the coveted prize in a fierce battle for possession that brings back to life the lawless world evoked in the letters themselves.

Lisa Balamaro is an ambitious arts lawyer with a secret crush on her most intriguing client: former rodeo rider and reformed art forger, Tuck Mercer. In his newfound role as an expert in Old West artifacts, Tuck gains possession of the supposedly destroyed correspondence between Doc Holliday and his cousin and childhood sweetheart, Mattie--who would become Sister Mary Melanie of the Sisters of Mercy.

Given the unlikelihood the letters can ever be fully authenticated, Tuck retains Lisa on behalf of the letters' owner, Rayella Vargas, to sell them on the black market. But the buyer Tuck finds, a duplicitous judge from the Tombstone area, has other, far more menacing ideas.

As Lisa works feverishly to make things right, Rayella secretly enlists her ex-marine boyfriend in a daring scheme of her own.

When the judge learns he's been blindsided, he rallies a cadre of armed men for a deadly standoff reminiscent of the moment in history that made Doc famous: The Gunfight at the OK Corral.

David Corbett worked as a private investigator for fifteen years before becoming the widely acclaimed author of four novels, with short fiction twice chosen for Best American Mystery Stories. He has taught at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, 826 Valencia, Chuck Palahniuk's LitReactor, and the San Francisco Writers' Grotto.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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$15.49
ISBN: 9781626949218
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Published: Black Opal Books - August 18th, 2018

 

Soraya Chemaly - Rage Becomes Her (San Francisco Store)

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 6:00pm

In Conversation with Rebecca Solnit

Women are angry, and it isn’t hard to figure out why.

We are underpaid and overworked. Too sensitive, or not sensitive enough. Too dowdy or too made-up. Too big or too thin. Sluts or prudes. We are harassed, told we are asking for it, and asked if it would kill us to smile. Yes, yes it would.

Contrary to the rhetoric of popular “self-help” and an entire lifetime of being told otherwise, our rage is one of the most important resources we have, our sharpest tool against both personal and political oppression. We’ve been told for so long to bottle up our anger, letting it corrode our bodies and minds in ways we don’t even realize. Yet our anger is a vital instrument, our radar for injustice and a catalyst for change. On the flip side, the societal and cultural belittlement of our anger is a cunning way of limiting and controlling our power.

We are so often told to resist our rage or punished for justifiably expressing it, yet how many remarkable achievements in this world would never have gotten off the ground without the kernel of anger that fueled them? Soraya Chemaly makes the case that anger is not what gets in our way, it is our way, sparking a new understanding of one of our core emotions that will give women a liberating sense of why their anger matters and connect them to an entire universe of women no longer interested in making nice at all costs.

Following in the footsteps of classic feminist manifestos like The Feminine Mystique and Our Bodies, Ourselves, Rage Becomes Her is an eye-opening book for the twenty-first century woman: an engaging, accessible credo offering us the tools to re-understand our anger and harness its power to create lasting positive change.

 

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501189555
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Published: Atria Books - September 11th, 2018

 

Lisa Unger - Under My Skin (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:30pm

2018 Mystery Writers Conference Event
Free & Open to the Public

From New York Times bestselling author and master of suspense Lisa Unger comes Under My Skin -- an addictive psychological thriller about a woman on the hunt for her husband's killer.

What if the nightmares are actually memories?It's been a year since Poppy's husband, Jack, was brutally murdered during his morning run through Manhattan's Riverside Park. In the immediate aftermath, Poppy spiraled into an oblivion of grief, disappearing for several days only to turn up ragged and confused wearing a tight red dress she didn't recognize. What happened to Poppy during those lost days? And more importantly, what happened to Jack?The case was never solved, and Poppy has finally begun to move on. But those lost days have never stopped haunting her. Poppy starts having nightmares and blackouts -- there are periods of time she can't remember, and she's unable to tell the difference between what is real and what she's imagining. When she begins to sense that someone is following her, Poppy is plunged into a game of cat and mouse, determined to unravel the mystery around her husband's death. But can she handle the truth about what really happened?

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Under My Skin Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780778308409
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Park Row - October 2nd, 2018

 

Isabel Allende - An Evening in Conversation (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

2018 Mystery Writers Conference Event
Free & Open to the Public

Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including The House of the Spirits, Eva Luna, Stories of Eva Luna, Of Love and Shadows, The Japanese Lover, and the thriller Ripper. Her most recent novel is In the Midst of Winter. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages and have sold more than 65 million copies worldwide. She lives in California.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

In the Midst of Winter: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501178146
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Published: Atria Books - September 4th, 2018

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Ripper: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062291424
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 27th, 2015

 

Sally Field - In Pieces (Dominican University)

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 1:00pm

Angelico Hall, Dominican University
Ticket: $40 (includes book)

In Conversation with Janis Cooke Newman

One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget's sweet-faced "girl next door" to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-worthy ferocity and depth of Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within.

With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind-the-scenes for not only the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood, but deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships -- including her complicated love for her own mother. Powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century.

Sally Field is a two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winning actor who has portrayed dozens of iconic roles on both the large and small screens. In 2012, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2015 she was honored by President Obama with the National Medal of Arts. She has served on the Board of Directors of Vital Voices since 2002 and also served on the Board of The Sundance Institute from 1994 to 2010. She has three sons and five grandchildren.

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Janis Cooke Newman is the author of Mary; Mrs. A. Lincoln, which was USA Today’s Historical Novel of the Year, as well as an LA Times Book Prize Finalist. She is also the author of the novel, A Master Plan for Rescue, and the memoir, The Russian Word for Snow.

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Please note: Tickets are non-refundable

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Angelico Hall, Dominican University
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

 

Wyomia Tyus & Elizabeth Terzakis - Tigerbelle (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 3:00pm

In 1968, Wyomia Tyus became the first person ever to win gold medals in the 100-meter sprint in two consecutive Olympic Games, a feat that would not be repeated for twenty years or exceeded for almost fifty. Tigerbelle chronicles Tyus's journey from her childhood as the daughter of a tenant dairy farmer through her Olympic triumphs to her post-competition struggles to make a way for herself and other female athletes.

The Hidden Figures of sport, Tigerbelle helps to fill the gap currently occupying Black women's place in American history, providing insight not only on what it takes to be a champion but also on what it means to stake out an identity in an often hostile world. Tyus's exciting and uplifting story offers inspiration to readers from all walks of life.

Wyomia Tyus was born and raised in Griffin, Georgia. She attended Tennessee State University in Nashville and ran under the tutelage of visionary coach Ed Temple as a member of the Tigerbelles until she graduated in 1968. A four-time Olympic medalist, and the holder of multiple world records, Tyus was also a supporter of the Olympic Project for Human Rights during the 1968 Olympics, doing her part to promote justice for oppressed people around the world. As a founding member of the Women's Sports Foundation, she continues to advocate for women's equality in sports to this day.

Elizabeth Terzakis teaches English and creative writing at a community college in Northern California. Her fiction has appeared in New England Review, Minerva Rising, Solstice, and Birdland Journal, and her nonfiction publications include articles on the global AIDS crisis, education, free speech, human nature, and capital punishment. Tigerbelle is her first book.

 

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781617756764
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Published: Edge of Sports - August 17th, 2018

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