Joyce Goldstein - Jam Session (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:30am

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Jam Session is the lushly photographed and selective guide to making all-natural fruit preserves, organized by type of fruit and seasonal availability, with descriptions of the best varieties for preserving plus master recipes and contemporary variations for each type of fruit. Former restaurant chef/owner, culinary historian, and master preserver Joyce Goldstein includes straightforward, no-fail instructions for canning fruit preserves, along with serving ideas for using preserves for much more than toast, including Mango-Lime Jam to elevate pork tenderloin, Pickled Peaches to perk up fried chicken, and Apricot Jam to glaze cake. Packed with ideas, 75 time-tested recipes, and gorgeous photographs of produce, process, and finished fruit preserves, preserving newcomers and veterans alike will find Goldstein's handbook just the right amount of instruction and inspiration.

Joyce Goldstein is a former Chez Panisse chef; the retired chef/owner of James Beard Award-winning restaurant Square One; and the author of twenty-eight books. Her preserves are sold at gourmet locations, such as Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco and Bread Furst in Washington, DC, and enjoyed by her very lucky grandchildren. She lives in San Francisco.

 

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$24.99
ISBN: 9780399579615
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Published: Lorena Jones Books - June 26th, 2018

The right-sized handbook for fruit preserving, with 75 basic and special recipes for jams, jellies, chutneys, and compotes, by chef emeritus and master preserver Joyce Goldstein.


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Left Coast Writers®: Richard Roberts - Tuning In (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

Jon Gunnarson never meant to transform humanity. He just wanted a normal life. A life where he doesn’t absorb other people’s emotions, lose himself and have to live like a hermit. So he jumps at the chance to help develop a scam telepathy app because it will get him to Bhutan, where he hopes an old friend will teach him how to disconnect. Sure, he has to work with Ella, a neuroscientist he’s falling in love with, and Venn, a fraudulent Marketer who’s wanted by the FBI. But Jon’s had a lifetime of practice at pulling away and he figures he can handle it while he learns how to manage his condition. The problem is, working with others is the least of his worries. Because Jon and Ella unwittingly trigger the onset of mass telepathy. And, as if that isn't enough, they must run for their lives when they discover a way that Venn can avoid arrest. But how will they escape someone who can read their minds?

Tuning In is a well plotted story that’s both mind-bendingly strange and intimately human—a continuously surprising science-fiction/ psychological thriller about our relationship with our thoughts, with each other and even reality itself.

Richard Henry Roberts education in psychology and 25-year career in Marketing focused on understanding how people think. He brought this experience to bear in his debut novel, Tuning In, the first in a three-book series published by Highcrest Books. A longtime yogi and meditator, he lives with his son and daughter in Marin County, California.

 

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$11.99
ISBN: 9781948681001
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Published: Highcrest Books - March 31st, 2018

Jon Gunnarson never meant to transform humanity. He just wanted a normal life.


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Guy Branum - My Life as a Goddess (San Francisco Store)

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 2:00pm

From a young age, Guy Branum always felt as if he were on the outside looking in.

Self-taught, introspective, and from a stiflingly boring farm town, he couldn't relate to his neighbors. While other boys played outside, he stayed indoors reading Greek mythology. And being gay and overweight, he got used to diminishing himself. But little by little, he started learning from all the sad, strange, lonely outcasts in history who had come before him, and he started to feel hope.

In this collection of personal essays, Guy talks about finding a sense of belonging at Berkeley--and stirring up controversy in a newspaper column that led to a run-in with the Secret Service. He recounts the pitfalls of being typecast as the "Sassy Gay Friend," and how, after taking a wrong turn in life (i.e. law school), he found stand-up comedy and artistic freedom. He analyzes society's calculated deprivation of personhood from fat people, and how, though it's taken him a while to accept who he is, he has learned that with a little patience and a lot of humor, self-acceptance is possible.

Written with Guy's characteristic blend of wit, guile, and rumination, My Life as a Goddess is an unforgettable and deeply moving book by one of today's most endearing and galvanizing voices in comedy.

 

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By Guy Branum, Mindy Kaling (Foreword by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501170225
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Published: Atria Books - July 31st, 2018

In the vein of New York Times bestsellers Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby, a collection of side-splitting and illuminating essays by the popular stand-up comedian, alum of Chelsea Lately and The Mindy Project, and host of truTV’s Talk Show the Game Show.

From a young age, Guy Branum alw


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May Kramer - Tea in the Redwoods (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 4:00pm

Tea in the Redwoods by May Kramer satirizes the manners and mores of the fictional residents of Mill Valley. There is much going on in this secluded little town in Northern California, peopled with residents from other countries, other states, and surrounded by giant redwood trees. Portia is waiting and hoping for the return of a husband lost in Papua New Guinea. Helena and Lisa, two attractive young actresses, are vying for the same role in a local production of The Merchant of Venice. Adam is taking the advice of his spandex warrior group on how to court the unresponsive Portia, while Olivia, her designer sister, has set her cap at Adam. A spunky Jack Russell is dognapped. Roderic McLeod, a charming senior citizen who possesses a Scottish heirloom, enters a retirement complex and is overwhelmed by women residents. The plot chronicles the local happenings - a visiting guru, rehearsals for the play, a bike tour, a dog rescue, and other capers.

 

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781788780919
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Published: Austin MacAuley - May 31st, 2018

Tea in the Redwoods satirizes the manners and mores of the fictional residents of Mill Valley. There is much going on in this secluded little town in Northern California, peopled with residents from other countries, other states, and surrounded by giant redwood trees. Portia is waiting and hoping for the return of a husband lost in Papua New Guinea.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Robert H. Hopcke - There Are No Accidents in Love and Relationships (San Francisco Store)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 6:00pm

How many times have we thought that, if only we hadn't missed that bus or had to walk home after our car had died, perhaps we might have never met the love of our life with whom we have gone on to spend the rest of life? And how many times has a family member or a friend given us the perfect gift that we always wanted but had never spoken to anyone about?

These amazing coincidences can be explained as mere "chance" or even "fate" and perhaps even "cosmic connections." But one thing is for sure: dismissing them with an amused smile doesn't come close to doing them justice. Such events happen to us all at crucial junctures in our life stories, and unbidden, these coincidences change everything. Just at the moment we have a critical decision to make that will shape our future, they bring our attention to the transcendent bonds we share with those we love, our spouses, our children and our families.

After the extraordinary popularity of There Are No Accidents: Synchronicity and the Stories of Our Lives, Jungian psychotherapist Robert H. Hopcke returns once more with There Are No Accidents in Love and Relationships -- an even deeper exploration of the phenomenon of meaningful coincidences, this time within the ambit of that most intimate area of our lives -- our love life and our family connections. Drawing from the stories of clients, friends and colleagues, as well as disclosing some of his own experiences that have led him to pursue the topic of synchronicity for the past 20 years of research and writing, he looks at how we ourselves make meaning out of these chances events and thereby enrich our lives in ways we might not otherwise find a way to do. Such occurrences lead us to a deeper appreciation of those we love but likewise lead us to a greater intimacy with our own unconscious, illuminating who we are through who -- and how -- we love.

 

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781630514884
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Published: Chiron Publications - February 12th, 2018

How many times have we thought that, if only we hadn't missed that bus or had to walk home after our car had died, perhaps we might have never met the love of our life with whom we have gone on to spend the rest of life? And how many times has a family member or a friend given us the perfect gift that we always wanted but had never spoken to anyone about?


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Jonathan Miles - Anatomy of a Miracle (San Francisco Store)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 6:00pm

Anatomy of a Miracle is a profound new novel about a paralyzed young man's unexplainable recovery -- a stunning exploration of faith, science, mystery, and the meaning of life

Rendered paraplegic after a traumatic event four years ago, Cameron Harris has been living his new existence alongside his sister, Tanya, in their battered Biloxi, Mississippi neighborhood where only half the houses made it through Katrina. One stiflingly hot August afternoon, as Cameron sits waiting for Tanya during their daily run to the Biz-E-Bee convenience store, he suddenly and inexplicably rises up and out of his wheelchair.

In the aftermath of this "miracle," Cameron finds himself a celebrity at the center of a contentious debate about what's taken place. And when scientists, journalists, and a Vatican investigator start digging, Cameron's deepest secrets--the key to his injury, to his identity, and, in some eyes, to the nature of his recovery--become increasingly endangered. Was Cameron's recovery a genuine miracle, or a medical breakthrough? And, finding himself transformed into a symbol, how can he hope to retain his humanity?

Brilliantly written as closely observed journalistic reportage and filtered through a wide lens that encompasses the vibrant characters affected by Cameron's story, Anatomy of a Miracle will be read, championed, and celebrated as a powerful story of our time, and the work of a true literary master.

Jonathan Miles is the author of the novels Dear American Airlines and Want Not, both New York Times Notable Books. He is a former columnist for the New York Times, has served as a Contributing Editor to magazines ranging from Details to Field & Stream, and his journalism has been frequently anthologized in Best American Sports Writing and Best American Crime Writing. He is also the author of a book on fish and game cookery, The Wild Chef, and competed in the Dakar Rally, an off-road race through Africa.

 

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780553447583
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Published: Hogarth - March 13th, 2018

“Funny, bighearted...Miles specializes in giving fully rounded humanity to characters who might elsewhere be treated as stock figures...pitch-perfect.”
— New York Times Book Review

"Miles is a writer so virtuosic that readers will feel themselves becoming better, more observant people from reading him."


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