Class: Wendy Walsh - Advanced Italian (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 9:00am

Eight Thursdays; January 17- March 14 (no class Feb 21) • 9:00 am - 11:00 am • $290

Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Victoria Einhorn - Intermediate Spanish (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:00am

Ten Thursdays; Jan. 17 – Mar. 28 (no class Feb. 21), 2019 • 10:00 am-12:00 pm • $325

In this course, participants will learn more conversational Spanish, improve upon and add to their vocabulary, work on their accents and learn the remaining "core" grammar.  By the end of this course participants will feel confident communicating in Spanish. 

Victoria Einhorn has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish language and literature from William Smith College and a Master’s degree in education from New York University. She has lived in Salamanca, Spain where she attended the University of Salamanca for a year. She has taught preschool in Manhattan, New York, first grade in the San Francisco public schools, and a Spanish bilingual third grade class in Texas. She now teaches Spanish as an enrichment class.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Rachel Roy & Ava Dash - 96 Words for Love (San Francisco Store)

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

Moderated By San Francisco Chronicle Style Contributor Maggie Winterfeldt Clark

Ever since her acceptance to UCLA, 17-year-old Raya Liston has been quietly freaking out. She feels simultaneously lost and trapped by a future already mapped out for her.

Then her beloved grandmother dies, and Raya jumps at the chance to spend her last free summer at the ashram in India where her grandmother met and fell in love with her grandfather. Raya hopes to find her center and her true path. But she didn't expect to fall in love... with a country of beautiful contradictions, her fiercely loyal cousin, a local girl with a passion for reading, and a boy who teaches her that in Sanskrit, there are 96 different ways to say the word "love."

A modern retelling of the classic Indian legend of Shakuntala and Dushyanta, 96 Words for Love is a coming-of-age story about finding yourself in unexpected places.

Rachel Roy is the daughter of an Indian immigrant father and Dutch mother. She is mother to Tallulah and Ava. Rachel is the founder & creative director of her eponymous brand and a tireless activist for using your voice to cultivate change in the world and to design the life you wish to live. Rachel founded Kindness Is Always Fashionable, an entrepreneurial philanthropic platform to help women artisans around the world create sustainable income for their families and communities. In 2018 Rachel was named a United Nations Women Champion for Innovation, and works for the UN advocating gender equality and other critical women's issues. In 2015, Rachel published Design Your Life.

Ava Dash is the daughter of fashion designer Rachel Roy. She attends college, works and lives in Los Angeles. Ava works with young adults that have aged out of the foster care system as well as former sex trafficked girls in India. Inspired from her travels with her mother, Ava hopes to start a give back business that provides critical resources to educate and empower the girls she has met on her travels to India.

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A percentage of proceeds from sales of 96 Words for Love will be donated to World of Children. World of Children unlocks the future for vulnerable children by funding, elevating and educating the most effective changemakers for children worldwide working in the areas of health, humanitarian, protection, education, and youth helping youth. World of Children ambassador Rachlel Roy has served as an Honorary Chair for the 2017 Hero Awards Benefit and an Event Co-Chair for the 2018 Hero Awards Benefit.

 

 

 

96 Words for Love Cover Image
By Rachel Roy, Ava Dash, James Patterson (Foreword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316477789
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: jimmy patterson - January 15th, 2019

James Patterson Presents a modern retelling of a classic Indian legend, 96 Words for Love is a touching coming-of-age story that reads like Eat, Pray, Love for teens.

Ever since her acceptance to UCLA, 17-year-old Raya Liston has been quietly freaking out. She feels simultaneously lost and trapped by a future already mapped out for her.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Geneen Roth with Janis Cooke Newman - This Messy Magnificent Life (Corte Madera)

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

In Conversation with Janis Cooke Newman

Inspiring, personal, and often spiritual reflections on how women can find peace, make wise choices, practice everyday joy, and step into their power from Geneen Roth -- author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Women Food and God.

From the beginning, Geneen Roth was told she was too sensitive, too emotional, too curious, too demanding, too intense, and too big. Yet gaining and losing weight for decades did not improve her self-worth or reduce other people's criticisms. Like most women who struggle with their weight, she believed that if she could resolve what seemed to be the source of her self-hatred--how and what she ate--she would be thin, happy, and free. That belief, she discovered, was false.

When her struggle with food ended--and didn't change anything except the size of her thighs--she kept trying to fix other broken parts of herself with therapy, intensive meditation retreats, and rigorous spiritual practices. Yet it was only when Geneen stopped trying to change or fix herself--that she was at last able to feel at home in her mind, body, and life. Now, she shares the wisdom of giving up what Geneen calls "the Me Project," and finding the freedom, peace, and power that await us just beyond it.

With humor, compassion, and insight, This Messy Magnificent Life explores the personal beliefs, hidden traumas, and social pressures that shape not just women's feelings about their bodies, but also their confidence, choices, and relationships. This provocative, enchanting, and sometimes laugh-out-loud look at the imperfect path women take to step into their own power, presence, and ownership is based on the author's personal journey and her decades of work with thousands of women around the country.

Roth embraces everyone's unique and often unsung potential and shows us how to be open, curious, and kind with ourselves; how to say no to people and ideas that hold us back; how to let go of grudges and anxieties; how to pick ourselves up after setbacks; how to say a resounding yes to the world; how to move from fixing ourselves to finding ourselves; how to find joy in the ordinary; and how to experience the extraordinary right here and now in our bodies.

With a foreword by Anne Lamott, This Messy Magnificent Life is a compelling and often quirky look at what it means to be an imperfect but unapologetic woman living a (mostly) magnificent life.

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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.

 

 

This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide to Mind, Body, and Soul Cover Image
By Geneen Roth, Anne Lamott (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501182471
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - January 15th, 2019

Geneen Roth, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Women Food and God, explains how to take the journey to find one’s own best self in this “beautiful, funny, deeply relevant” (Glennon Doyle) collection of personal reflections.

With an introduction by Anne Lamott, This Messy Magnificent Life is a personal and exhilarating read on fre


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Sara Bender - Beginning Spanish (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:00am

8 Fridays; January 18 - March 15 (no class Feb. 15), 2019 • 10:00 am-12:00 pm • $265

In this course, participants will be introduced to the foundations of vocabulary and grammar that include key Spanish phrases, terminology for travel and basic conversation. Participants will focus on their pronunciation while they begin to feel confident speaking Spanish. 

Sara Bender was born in Mexico and lived there until she was 5. Spanish was her first language, yet she also studied abroad in Mexico and majored in Spanish Translation at the University of Maryland. She later received her Master’s in Secondary Spanish from The Johns Hopkins University. She was a teacher for 8 years and is currently tutoring in Marin. She is looking forward to teaching Spanish courses to the community and welcomes everyone.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Matt Coyle & Patricia Smiley - Wrong Light and The Second Goodbye (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

In Wrong Light from Matt Coyle, Naomi Hendrix's sexy voice hovering over the radio waves isn't the only thing haunting the Southern California nights. A demented soul is stalking Naomi, hiding in the shadows of the night, waiting for the right moment to snatch her and fulfill a twisted fantasy.

When Naomi's radio station hires PI Rick Cahill to protect Naomi and track down the stalker, he discovers that Naomi is hiding secrets about her past that could help unmask the man. However, before Rick can extract the truth from Naomi, he is thrust into a missing person's case--an abduction he may have unwittingly caused. The investigating detective questions Rick's motives for getting involved and pressures him to stop meddling.

While Rick pursues Naomi's stalker and battles the police, evil ricochets from his own past and embroils Rick in a race to find the truth about an old nemesis. Is settling the score worth losing everything?

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Assume nothing -- that's the touchstone for every homicide investigation Detective Davie Richards undertakes. She approaches her latest case the same way, determined to learn as much about the victim as she does about the killer. But there's nothing about thirty-four-year-old Sara Montaine or her death that makes sense.

Was Sara a saint caring for her dying husband or a gold-digger with a sketchy background? Did she commit suicide or was she murdered? Before her marriage, Sara lived comfortably without any obvious source of income, unusual for an orphan raised in foster care. In The Second Goodbye, as Davie digs deeper, she unearths Sara's troubled past and a viper's nest of villains who are willing to kill to keep their secrets hidden.

Patricia Smiley is a bestselling mystery author whose short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Two of the Deadliest, an anthology edited by Elizabeth George. Patricia has taught writing classes at various conferences throughout the US and Canada, and she served on the board of directors of the Southern California Chapter of Mystery Writers of America and as president of Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles.

 

 

Wrong Light (Rick Cahill #5) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781608093168
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Oceanview Publishing - December 4th, 2018

Perfect for hard-boiled PI and Noir fans who like a tainted hero living by his own code.

Naomi Hendrix's sexy voice hovering over the radio waves isn't the only thing haunting the Southern California nights. A demented soul is stalking Naomi, hiding in the shadows of the night, waiting for the right moment to snatch her and fulfill a twisted fantasy.


The Second Goodbye (Pacific Homicide #3) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780738752365
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Midnight Ink - December 8th, 2018

Assume nothing--that's the touchstone for every homicide investigation Detective Davie Richards undertakes. She approaches her latest case the same way, determined to learn as much about the victim as she does about the killer. But there's nothing about thirty-four-year-old Sara Montaine or her death that makes sense.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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