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
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
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.


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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.

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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
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
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.


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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
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
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


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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
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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

Left Coast Writers®: Tania Amochaev - Mother Tongue (San Francisco Store)

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 6:00pm

What is your mother tongue? Sometimes the simplest questions take a book to answer.

Mother Tongue is an exploration of lives lived in the chaos of a part of the world known as the Balkans. It follows the lives of three generations of women—Katarina, Zora, and Tania—over the last 100 years. It follows countries that dissolved, formed, and reformed. Lands that were conquered and subjugated by Fascists and Nazis and nationalists. Lives lived in exile, in refugee camps, in new worlds.

Tania Amochaev was born in Belgrade, Serbia of two displaced émigrés -- a White Russian father and a Croatian mother -- and spent her childhood in San Sabba, a refugee camp in Trieste. After arriving in America on the SS Constitution, Tania attended San Francisco's public schools. She earned a degree in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1970, graduating while the school was on strike in protest of the U.S. invasion of Cambodia. She then forged a successful business career in technology and was serving on the board of advisors to her College when the formal graduation was finally held. Tania has been the CEO of three technology companies and took the final one to a successful turnaround and IPO. She also earned an MS in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and received an honorary PhD from Saint Catherine University. Tania is a founder of the Healdsburg Literary Guild and the educational non-profit Public School Success Team, which mobilizes community volunteers to reduce public high school dropout rates. An award winning photographer, her work helped fund her nonprofit efforts. She has climbed Mount Whitney and Mount Kenya, circumnavigated Annapurna, trekked through Bhutan and Kashmir, and sailed along remote rivers in Burma. In 2013 she landed in Nairobi the day of the terrorist attack and proceeded on a walk across that country from beneath Kilimanjaro to the Indian Ocean.

 

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781609521271
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Travelers' Tales Guides - March 1st, 2018

What is your mother tongue? Sometimes the simplest questions take a book to answer. Such is the case with Tania Romanov's story.

Mother Tongue is an exploration of lives lived in the chaos of a part of the world known as the Balkans. It follows the lives of three generations of women--Katarina, Zora, and Tania--over the last 100 years.


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