Class: Kim Hermanson - The Power of Metaphor (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am

Saturday April 14 • 10am-1pm • $75

Metaphor takes us ‘under the surface’ of our everyday consciousness, into a Deep Creative realm that lies beyond the linear mind. In this experiential class you will directly tap into your own metaphoric imagery and symbolic language, and discover the ways in which metaphor is currently influencing how you see the world, your life, and your creative work. You don’t need to be a writer to benefit from this class. Artists, teachers, organizational leaders, coaches, therapists, and others who wish to expand their ways of learning and knowing are welcome.

Kim Hermanson, Ph.D.   Founder of Doorway Sessions for Creative Breakthroughs.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Nancy Tingley - A Death in Bali (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 11:00am

Intrepid young curator-turned-private eye Jenna Murphy -- whom readers first met in A Head in Cambodia -- goes to the tourist town of Ubud to study early twentieth century Balinese painting. But her first discovery when she arrives in Indonesia is the speared body of expat artist Flip Hendricks. She soon is working with an old friend, a detective for the Ubud police force, to seek the killer. Jenna suspects the motive for the killing has to do with Flip's paintings. Detective Wayan Tyo is not so sure.

Is Jenna right, or are there other forces at work in this paradise overrun with tourists? The threats to Jenna's safety pile up, until she can no longer deny that her life is in danger. Her entanglement with various men only clouds her judgment and complicates the situation.

As she did in the first Jenna Murphy book, in A Death in Bali, Nancy Tingley draws on her extensive experience as a scholar of Asian art to bring the armchair traveler an immersive, inside view of the art world.

Nancy Tingley is an independent art historian and consultant with a specialty in Asian art. She has worked extensively in the art world and as a museum curator. Most recently, she curated "Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea," jointly organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Asia Society, New York.

 

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780804011969
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Swallow Press - March 1st, 2018

Intrepid young curator-turned-private eye Jenna Murphy--whom readers first met in A Head in Cambodia--goes to the tourist town of Ubud to study early twentieth century Balinese painting. But her first discovery when she arrives in Indonesia is the speared body of expat artist Flip Hendricks.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Christine Lahti - True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 1:00pm

A fiercely intelligent, hilarious, and deeply feminist collection of interrelated personal stories from Academy, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winning actress and director Christine Lahti.

For decades, actress and director Christine Lahti has captivated the hearts and minds of her audience through iconic roles in Chicago Hope, Running on Empty, Housekeeping, And Justice for All, Swing Shift, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, God of Carnage, and The Blacklist. Now, in True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness, this acclaimed performer channels her creativity inward to share her own story for the first time on the page.

In this poignant essay collection, Lahti focuses on three major periods of her life: her childhood, her early journey as an actress and activist, and the realities of her life as a middle-aged woman in Hollywood today. Lahti's comical and self-deprecating voice shines through in stories such as "Kidnapped" and "Shit Happens," and she takes a boldly honest look at the painful fissures in her family in pieces such as "Mama Mia" and "Running on Empty." Taken together, the collection illuminates watershed moments in Lahti's life, revealing her struggle to maintain integrity, fight her need for perfection, and remain true to her feminist inclinations.

Lahti's wisdom and candid insights are reminiscent of Nora Ephron's I Feel Bad About My Neck and Joan Rivers's I Hate Everyone -- and yet her experiences are not exclusive to one generation. The soul of her writing can be seen as a spiritual mother to feminist actresses and comedic voices whose works are inspiring today's young women, including Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler, Caitlin Moran, and Jenny Lawson. Her stories reveal a stumbling journey toward agency and empowerment as a woman--a journey that's still very much a work in progress.

True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness is about the power of storytelling to affirm and reframe the bedrock of who we are, revealing that we're all unreliable eyewitnesses when it comes to our deeply personal memories. Told in a wildly fresh, unique voice, and with the unshakable ability to laugh at herself time and again, this is Christine Lahti's best performance yet.

 

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780062663672
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper Wave - April 10th, 2018

A fiercely intelligent, hilarious, and deeply feminist collection of interrelated personal stories from Academy, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winning actress and director Christine Lahti.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Nina & Randa Nelson - The Clear Skin Diet (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 3:00pm

"Nina and Randa have cracked the code for curing acne with diet. These two young ladies are ideal representatives to take this important information to a desperate public." -- John McDougall, M.D., bestselling author of The Healthiest Diet on the Planet

Over $3 billion dollars is spent treating acne every year. But YouTube celebrities Nina and Randa Nelson have found a solution that is easy, affordable, and as close as your local grocery store.

Based on solid nutritional science, vetted by top nutrition experts, and proven by the authors' experiences and now so many others, The Clear Skin Diet will help you clear your skin for good. This is it: a six-week plan to take control of skin issues using the simple principles of a low-fat vegan diet, foods such as potatoes, pasta, rice, corn, beans, oatmeal and whole grains. Complete with detailed grocery lists, simple meal prep strategies, and delicious recipes using affordable, familiar ingredients, The Clear Skin Diet is an accessible guide to curing acne that will give readers, whether 13 or 43 years old, the confidence to start living life again.

Natives of Los Angeles and life-long vegans Nina and Randa were raised in the San Fernando Valley and attended Sierra Canyon School and Chaminade Prep School. They paused their college career at California State University at Northridge by taking a year off to pursue work in acting and social media. They've been busy building a successful social media presence and acting careers since.

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781602865655
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Hachette Books - April 10th, 2018

"Nina and Randa have cracked the code for curing acne with diet. These two young ladies are ideal representatives to take this important information to a desperate public."

-- John McDougall, M.D., bestselling author of The Healthiest Diet on the Planet


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Caspar Craven - Where The Magic Happens (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

One night when their children were still in diapers, Caspar and Nichola Craven hatched a plan to sail around the world as a family. Most people thought they were crazy. But in the years that followed they embraced every moment of this transformative chapter of their lives. Five years of planning—the vision, the values, the practicalities, the realities, the excitement, the highs, the lows, and the seemingly adventure-stopping obstacles—led to two wonderful years of living their dream of sailing the world—the magical and the scary—enjoying life and learning and growing as a family. 

Where The Magic Happens is one family’s story. It’s also a story of a fabulous sailing adventure and an inspirational tale for all those wishing they could do the same; it’s a practical guide to show you just how you can make it happen; it’s a motivational story of leadership and teamwork within a family; and it’s a funny, heart-warming tale of slightly unconventional family life. The fascinating narrative of the Craven family is accompanied by useful text features such as tip boxes, sidebars, and chapter summaries, so that the reader can easily extrapolate the necessary nuggets about how they can make the dream a reality.

Caspar Craven has become a respected and sought after keynote speaker on the topics of leadership, team building, and dealing with adversity. He engages business audiences with stories from sailing and business world and delivers practical specific lessons that audiences can understand and use in their day-to-day lives. He is invited to speak all around the world to inspire and motivate business and their teams to create change.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9781472949912
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Adlard Coles Nautical Press - March 27th, 2018

One night when their children were still in diapers, Caspar and Nichola Craven hatched a plan to sail around the world as a family. Most people thought they were crazy. But in the years that followed they embraced every moment of this transformative chapter of their lives.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Charles Frazier - Varina (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

With her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects a life of security as a Mississippi landowner. He instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed president of the Confederacy, placing Varina at the white-hot center of one of the darkest moments in American history--culpable regardless of her intentions.

The Confederacy falling, her marriage in tatters, and the country divided, Varina and her children escape Richmond and travel south on their own, now fugitives with "bounties on their heads, an entire nation in pursuit."

Intimate in its detailed observations of one woman's tragic life and epic in its scope and power, Varina is a novel of an American war and its aftermath. Ultimately, the book is a portrait of a woman who comes to realize that complicity carries consequences.

Charles Frazier is the author of Cold Mountain, an international bestseller that won the National Book Award and was adapted into an Academy-Award winning film by Anthony Minghella. He is also the author of the bestselling novels Thirteen Moons and Nightwoods.

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062405982
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco Press - April 3rd, 2018

Sooner or later, history asks, which side were you on?

In his powerful new novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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