Aarti Shahani - Here We Are (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 1:00pm

Who really belongs in America? That question has chased every newcomer and many native born since the founding of the republic. In this heart-wrenching, vulnerable and witty memoir, journalist Aarti Shahani digs deep inside herself and her family for an answer—one that she finds in an unlikely place.

The Shahanis came to Queens—from India, by way of Casablanca—in the 1980s. They were undocumented for a few years and then, with the arrival of their green cards, they thought they'd made it. This memoir is the story of how they did, and didn't.

Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares follows the lives of Aarti, the precocious scholarship kid at one of Manhattan's most elite prep schools, and her dad, the shopkeeper who mistakenly sells watches and calculators to the notorious Cali drug cartel. Together, the two represent the extremes that coexist in our country, even within a single family, and a truth about immigrants that gets lost in the headlines. It isn’t a matter of good or evil; it's complicated.

Ultimately, Here We Are is a coming-of-age story, a love letter from an outspoken modern daughter to her soft-spoken Old World father. She never expected they'd become best friends.

Aarti Namdev Shahani is a correspondent for NPR based in Silicon Valley, covering the largest companies on earth. Her reporting has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, and an Investigative Reporters & Editors Award. Before journalism, Shahani was a community organizer in New York City, helping prisoners and families facing deportation. Her activism was honored by the Union Square Awards and Legal Aid Society. She received a Master's in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, with generous support from the university and the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. She completed her bachelor's degree in anthropology at the University of Chicago. She was among the youngest recipients of the Charles H. Revson Fellowship at Columbia University and is an alumna of A Better Chance, Inc. Shahani grew up in Flushing, Queens—in one of the most diverse zip codes in the country—and believes every American should visit her hometown to understand what makes America great.

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Published: Celadon Books - October 2019

Here We Are is a heart-wrenching memoir about an immigrant family's American Dream, the justice system that took it away, and the daughter who fought to get it back, from NPR correspondent Aarti Namdev Shahani.


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Holly George-Warren - Janis (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 4:00pm

Janis Joplin’s first transgressive act was to be a white girl who gained an early sense of the power of the blues, music you could only find on obscure records and in roadhouses along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. But even before that, she stood out in her conservative oil town. She was a tomboy who was also intellectually curious and artistic. By the time she reached high school, she had drawn the scorn of her peers for her embrace of the Beats and her racially progressive views. Her parents doted on her in many ways, but were ultimately put off by her repeated acts of defiance.

Janis Joplin has passed into legend as a brash, impassioned soul doomed by the pain that produced one of the most extraordinary voices in rock history. But in these pages, Holly George-Warren provides a revelatory and deeply satisfying portrait of a woman who wasn’t all about suffering. Janis was a perfectionist: a passionate, erudite musician who was born with talent but also worked exceptionally hard to develop it. She was a woman who pushed the boundaries of gender and sexuality long before it was socially acceptable. She was a sensitive seeker who wanted to marry and settle down—but couldn’t, or wouldn’t. She was a Texan who yearned to flee Texas but could never quite get away—even after becoming a countercultural icon in San Francisco.

Written by one of the most highly regarded chroniclers of American music history, and based on unprecedented access to Janis Joplin’s family, friends, band mates, archives, and long-lost interviews, Janis is a complex, rewarding portrait of a remarkable artist finally getting her due.

Holly George-Warren is a two-time Grammy nominee and the award-winning author of sixteen books, including the New York Times bestseller The Road to Woodstock (with Michael Lang) and the biographies Janis: Her Life and Music, A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, and Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry. She has written for a variety of publications, including Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and Entertainment Weekly. George-Warren teaches at the State University of New York in New Paltz.

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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 22nd, 2019

This blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was.

Janis Joplin’s first transgressive act was to be a white girl who gained an early sense of the power of the blues, music you could only find on obscure records and in roadhouses along the Tex


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Richard Morais - The Man with No Borders (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

From Richard C. Morais, the New York Times bestselling author of The Hundred-Foot Journey, comes The Man with No Borders, a moving story of forgiveness and redemption, in which a dying man comes to terms with his mortality and long-buried family secrets.

As his fast-moving illness progresses, José-Maria Alvarez, an aristocratic Spanish banker and world-renowned fly fisherman, increasingly struggles to maintain a grip on lucidity. But his mind is pulled into hallucinatory memories of the past: his boyhood in 1950s Franco-era Spain with afternoons spent salmon fishing on the Sella River; 1960s West Village in New York City, romancing the American woman who would become his wife and mother of his children. Those reveries are interrupted by visits to his life’s darkest days, unearthing his most terrible mistakes and biggest regrets. Now, as his three estranged sons return to their father’s side, José works to outpace death long enough to finally put his house in order and exorcise its demons.

Richard C. Morais was both the editor of Barron’s Penta and the European bureau chief for Forbes, and he has won three Business Journalist of the Year Awards. His literary works were semifinalists in the William Faulkner–William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition and short-
listed for Britain’s Ian St. James Award. In 2015, Morais was named Citizen Diplomat of the Year—the highest honor granted by Global Ties U.S., a private-public partnership sponsored by the U.S. State Department—“for promoting cross-cultural understanding in all of his literary work.” The
Hundred-Foot Journey
, which featured “the kind of descriptive writing that makes reading a gastronomic event” (Washington Post), was adapted into a 2014 film starring Helen Mirren. Morais’ sophomore novel Buddhaland Brooklyn is in development as a premium TV series with K&L
Productions.

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A father comes to terms with his mortality and secrets in a heartrending novel of family and forgiveness from the New York Times bestselling author of The Hundred-Foot Journey.


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Juliet Leftwich - Make Absinthe Great Again and Other Cocktails to Help You Survive the Trump Era (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 1:00pm

In this era of troubling news and Trump-induced stress, there's nothing like a good cocktail to help you escape from the madness. Inside Make Absinthe Great Again and Other Cocktails to Help You Survive the Trump Era, you'll find recipes for 30 delicious drinks, including the Putini, Death by Tweet, Notorious RBG, and Covfefe Cooler. You'll see how easy it is to make tasty handcrafted libations like a pro. On top of that, you'll learn some fun factoids and get a perfectly paired music playlist. Presto, everything you need to make your next party rock.

Juliet Leftwich is an attorney and social justice advocate who lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband and favorite mixologist, Dan Rapaport.

Marshall Gordon is a food and still life photographer based in San Francisco, shooting for editorial and advertising clients in the studio and on location.

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Published: Roundtree Press - September 24th, 2019

In this era of troubling news and Trump-induced stress, there's nothing like a good cocktail to help you escape from the madness. Inside Make Absinthe Great Again and Other Cocktails to Help You Survive the Trump Era, you'll find recipes for 30 delicious drinks, including the Putini, Death by Tweet, Notorious RBG, and Covfefe Cooler.


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Hillary Rodham Clinton & Chelsea Clinton - The Book of Gutsy Women (Congregation Emanu-El)

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 1:30pm

Tickets: $45 (Includes a copy of The Book of Gutsy Women) • Doors open at 12:30pm

“If history shows one thing, it’s that the world needs more gutsy women.” —The Book of Gutsy Women

Join Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton as they celebrate the women who have inspired them throughout their lives. The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience is the first book that Secretary Clinton and Chelsea have written together, and they are excited to welcome readers into a conversation they began having when Chelsea was a little girl. Join them as they discuss the women throughout history who have had the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.

Inspired by women whose tenacity blazed the trail, the two global leaders lay out a vision for how these stories of persistence can galvanize women and men, boys and girls around the world. There’s Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist whose Asperger’s syndrome has shaped her advocacy. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height, LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor, and swimmer Diana Nyad, who each kept pushing forward, no matter what. Writers like Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, historian Mary Beard, who used wit to open doors that were once closed, and activists like Harriet Tubman and Malala Yousafzai, who looked fear in the face and persevered. And so many more.

This groundbreaking celebration of gutsiness is a call to action—not just for women, but for all of us, especially now. The authors write, “Ensuring the rights, opportunities, and full participation of women and girls remains a big piece of unfinished business of the twenty-first century. Finishing it is going to take all of us standing shoulder to shoulder, across the generations, across genders. This is not a moment for anyone to leave the fight, or sit on the sidelines waiting for the perfect moment to join.”

Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first woman in US history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party. She served as the 67th Secretary of State after nearly four decades in public service advocating on behalf of children and families as an attorney, First Lady, and US Senator. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother.

Chelsea Clinton is a champion for girls and women through her advocacy, writing, and work at the Clinton Foundation. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She lives in New York City with her husband, their children, and their dog.

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This event is part of Curran’s popular SHOW & TELL series, featuring topical and entertaining events. From the White House to the Great White Way, Curran’s SHOW & TELL all-star lineup has previously featured Former FBI Director James Comey,  Senator Kamala Harris, former White House photographer Pete Souza, the writers and creative minds behind SOFT POWER, David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori and Broadway legend Patti LuPone, comedians Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, and Monty Python original member Eric Idle.

The Curran’s official reopening in 2016, following an extensive, two-year, top-to-bottom renovation, became one of the most widely discussed and covered cultural happenings in San Francisco. A key component of the national movement to renovate and revitalize America’s great culture palaces from coast-to-coast, Curran’s impact has resonated far beyond the seven square miles of its hometown. Curran’s impact extends to the Bay Area’s education system, with a strong emphasis on student-focused initiatives and programming, including hosting student performances of HEAD OVER HEELS, ECLIPSED, THE ENCOUNTER, and THE JUNGLE as well as presenting the first ever amateur performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL, which were performed entirely by the students of Oakland School for the Arts.

“With Harry Potter and the Cursed Child occupying our Curran stage starting this fall, we have the great opportunity to expand our canvas beyond the stage and into the Bay Area with Curran About Town,” says Carole Shorenstein Hays. “Keep your eyes peeled for Curran events and activities around the city that complement the programming at the theater—including more SHOW & TELL’s and partnerships with our friends at Book Passage. I’m thrilled to present this conversation between two brilliant female authors as part of this effort.”

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Jennifer Camiccia with Lisa Moore Ramée - The Memory Keeper (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 4:00pm

Special Event for Kids! • In Conversation with Lisa Moore Ramée

All Lulu Carter wants is to be seen. But her parents are lost in their own worlds, and Lulu has learned the hard way that having something as rare as HSAM—the ability to remember almost every single moment in her life—won’t make you popular in school.

At least Lulu has Gram, who knows the truth about Lulu’s memory and loves her all the more for it. But Gram has started becoming absentminded, and the more lost she gets, the more she depends on Lulu…until Lulu realizes her memory holds the very key to fixing Gram’s forgetfulness. Once Lulu learns that trauma can cause amnesia, all she needs to do to cure Gram is hunt down that one painful moment in Gram’s life.

With her friends Olivia and Max, Lulu digs into Gram’s mysterious past. But they soon realize some secrets should stay buried, and Lulu wonders if she ever knew Gram at all. It’s up to Lulu to uncover the truth before the only person who truly sees her slips away. The Memory Keeper is a heartfelt middle grade debut about long-buried secrets, the power of memory, and the bond between a girl and her gram.

Jennifer Camiccia has lived in the wilds of Los Angeles, where she wrote her first book at the tender age of five; Iran, where she developed a fear of camels and a fondness for pistachios; Hawaii, with its balmy breezes and memories of learning to swim; and the San Francisco Bay Area, where she now lives with her children and husband. Visit her online at JenCamiccia.com or on Twitter: @JenCamiccia.

Lisa Moore Ramée was born and raised in Los Angeles and she now lives in the Bay Area of California, with her husband, two kids, and two obnoxious cats. A Good Kind of Trouble is her first novel.

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Fish in a Tree meets The Thing About Jellyfish in this heartfelt middle grade debut about long-buried secrets, the power of memory, and the bond between a girl and her gram.

All Lulu Carter wants is to be seen.


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