Steve Herrmann - Emily Dickinson (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:00pm

Among the 19th century poets, Emily Dickinson is by far the most scientifically minded. Science is the voice that summoned Dickinson at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary and gave her unique distinction as a poetess of botanical and entomological and astronomical classifications. Like no other 19th century poet she forms an integration between science and spirituality. She studied at Holyoke at the exact historical moment of the first Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention in 1848.

Emily Dickinson: A Medicine Woman for Our Times, therefore, is a feminist book. It speaks up for the Divine Feminine. On the front cover purple-white rosemary blossoms are exploding with color. Emily Dickinson’s garden was a place where butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds drank up the radiance of flowers. Rosemary in particular was one of her favorite healing herbs. C.G. Jung mentions the antitoxin of rosemary flowers as a synonym for the Self, the total personality. When Steven Herrmann refers to Emily Dickinson as a Medicine Woman, he is speaking of an archetype of healing within all humans. Her poems are enduring imprints of the Medicine Woman archetype. It is by access to the Medicine Woman archetype that she’s able to espouse a democracy of equality that the world needs right now. She advises women to cherish “Power” and take heed from the Serpent. We need a Medicine Woman to balance things out. In a democratic sense, she’s a fierce and uncompromising spokeswoman for Liberty. Emily Dickinson is a dispenser of a new American myth for our times.

Recognized internationally, Steven Herrmann has published over forty papers, several chapters, and four books, William Everson: The Shaman's Call, Walt Whitman: Shamanism, Spiritual Democracy, and the World Soul, Spiritual Democracy: The Wisdom of Early American Visionaries for the Journey Forward and Emily Dickinson: A Medicine Woman for Our Times. In 2015 he contributed a chapter "C.G. Jung and Teilhard de Chardin: Peacemakers in an Age of Spiritual Democracy" in Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Carl Gustav Jung Side by Side, published by Fisher King Press. He has taught on the subjects of Jung, Whitman, and Melville at the C.G. Jung Institutes of San Francisco, Chicago, and Zürich, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, and on Jung and James at Yale University. Herrmann's expertise in Jungian Literary Criticism makes him one of the seminal thinkers in the international field, and a foremost authority on Whitman, Melville, and now Dickinson in post-Jungian studies.

 

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781771690416
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Published: Fisher King Press - March 21st, 2018

Among the 19th century poets, Emily Dickinson is by far the most scientifically minded. Science is the voice that summoned Dickinson at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary and gave her unique distinction as a poetess of botanical and entomological and astronomical classifications. Like no other 19th century poet she forms an integration between science and spirituality.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

James Pogue - Chosen Country (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 7:00pm

In a remote corner of Oregon, James Pogue found himself at the heart of a rebellion. Granted unmatched access by Ammon Bundy to the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Pogue met ranchers and militiamen ready to die fighting the federal government.

He witnessed the fallout of communities riven by politics and the danger (and allure) of uncompromising religious belief. The occupation ended in the shooting death of one rancher, the imprisonment of dozens more, and a firestorm over the role of government that engulfed national headlines.

In a raw and restless narrative that roams the same wild terrain as his literary forebears Edward Abbey and Hunter S. Thompson, Pogue's Chosen Country examines the underpinnings of this rural uprising and struggles to reconcile diverging ideas of freedom, tracing a cultural fault line that spans the nation.

James Pogue has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Granta, The New Republic, and Vice, where he is a contributing editor. His work has been anthologized in n+1's City by City. He lives in New Mexico.

 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781250169129
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - May 22nd, 2018

"Whoever you are, whatever side you're on, if you care about the American west and what's happening to it, read this book."
--Caroline Fraser, author of Prairie Fires

An extraordinary inside look at America's militia movement that shows a country at the crossroads of class, culture, and insurrection.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Marilyn Chase - Freelance Bootcamp: Reporting, Writing and Pitching Your Nonfiction Stories (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:00am

Saturday June 2nd • 10am-4pm • $110

Join us June 2 for a one-day workshop on reporting and writing nonfiction articles and proposing them for publication.  No prior experience is necessary. Just bring your curiosity, interest in reporting facts, joy in storytelling – and a notebook! 

Marilyn Chase is a former reporter and columnist at The Wall Street Journal, who is now teaching journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University.  She is the author of “The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco,” (Random House, 2003), and is now writing a life story of the San Francisco sculptor Ruth Asawa due out in Spring 2020.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Richard Rhodes - Energy (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 1:00pm

Award-winning author Richard Rhodes reveals the fascinating history behind energy transitions over time -- from wood to coal to oil to electricity and beyond.

People have lived and died, businesses have prospered and failed, and nations have risen to world power and declined, all over energy challenges. Ultimately, the history of these challenges tells the story of humanity itself.

Through an unforgettable cast of characters, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes explains how wood gave way to coal and coal made room for oil, as we now turn to natural gas, nuclear power, and renewable energy. Rhodes looks back on five centuries of progress, through such influential figures as Queen Elizabeth I, King James I, Benjamin Franklin, Herman Melville, John D. Rockefeller, and Henry Ford.

In Energy, Rhodes highlights the successes and failures that led to each breakthrough in energy production; from animal and waterpower to the steam engine, from internal-combustion to the electric motor. He addresses how we learned from such challenges, mastered their transitions, and capitalized on their opportunities. Rhodes also looks at the current energy landscape, with a focus on how wind energy is competing for dominance with cast supplies of coal and natural gas. He also addresses the specter of global warming, and a population hurtling towards ten billion by 2100.

Human beings have confronted the problem of how to draw life from raw material since the beginning of time. Each invention, each discovery, each adaptation brought further challenges, and through such transformations, we arrived at where we are today. In Rhodes's singular style, Energy details how this knowledge of our history can inform our way tomorrow.

Richard Rhodes is the author of numerous books and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He graduated from Yale University and has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Appearing as host and correspondent for documentaries on public television’s Frontline and American Experience series, he has also been a visiting scholar at Harvard and MIT and is an affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.

 

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781501105357
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 29th, 2018

Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author Richard Rhodes reveals the fascinating history behind energy transitions over time--wood to coal to oil to electricity and beyond.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Ellen Klages - Out of Left Field (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 4:00pm

Special Middle Grade Event!

Every boy in the neighborhood knows Katy Gordon is their best pitcher, even though she's a girl. But when she tries out for Little League, it's a whole different story. Girls are not eligible, period. It is a boy's game and always has been. It's not fair, and Katy's going to fight back. Inspired by what she's learning about civil rights in school, she sets out to prove that she's not the only girl who plays baseball. With the help of friendly librarians and some tenacious research skills, Katy discovers the forgotten history of female ball players. Why does no one know about them? Where are they now? And how can one ten-year-old change people's minds about what girls can do?

Set in 1957 -- the world of Sputnik and Leave It to Beaver, saddle shoes and "Heartbreak Hotel" -- Out of Left Field is both a detailed picture of a fascinating historic period and a timelessly inspiring story about standing up for equality at any age.

Ellen Klages is the author of two acclaimed historical novels: The Green Glass Sea, which won the Scott O'Dell Award and the New Mexico Book Award; and White Sands, Red Menace, which won the California and New Mexico Book awards. Her story "Basement Magic" won a Nebula Award, and "Wakulla Springs," co-authored with Andy Duncan, was nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus awards, and won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novella. She is a graduate of Second City's Improv program, and has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, leading to many odd jobs that began with the letter P (proofreader, photographer, painter, pinball arcade manager). She lives in San Francisco, in a small house full of strange and wondrous things.

 

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780425288597
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2018

A story about the fight for equal rights in America's favorite arena: the baseball field


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Jonathan Herrick - The Realm of Radiance (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 4:00pm

Path to Publishing Event

The Realm of Radiance is a tale for both young adults and mature readers.

Jonah, a shy 17-year old tormented by loss, is obsessed with a search for love and mystical wisdom. From his home on an isolated island in the north Atlantic, he begins a passionate journey filled with life-threatening adventure, incandescent romance and True Magic.

As Jonah flees unspeakable perils and chases his dream, he encounters a haunting young sorceress, a mind-blowing trickster Wizard and a rogue, spiritual master. They, and others, lead him ever further beyond the ordinary and deeper into the world of mystery.

Jonathan Herrick's own life stories and wide-ranging experiences in Eastern mystical traditions inspired the novel. The book also includes a dozen lyrical illustrations by Andrea Leljak.

 

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$14.95
ISBN: 9780999203460
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Published: Jonathan Eli Herrick - August 30th, 2017

This is a tale for both young adults and mature readers.

Jonah, a shy 17-year old tormented by loss, is obsessed with a search for love and mystical wisdom. From his home on an isolated island in the north Atlantic, he begins a passionate journey filled with life-threatening adventure, incandescent romance and True Magic.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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