Dr. Carla Marie Manly - Joy From Fear (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 1:00pm

If you find yourself running away from fear, you're running in the wrong direction. Fear demands that we move toward it, face it, and hear its messages. When we fail to do this, the price is high--chronic anxiety, sleeplessness, damaged relationships, skyrocketing pharmaceutical use, and more. In her enlightening book Joy from Fear, clinical psychologist Dr. Carla Marie Manly explains that fear is not the enemy we thought it was; fear, when faced with awareness, is the powerful ally and best friend we all need.

Dr. Manly's work is firmly based in science but goes far beyond presenting the dry facts. Joy from Fear offers page after page of real-life examples, insights, easy-to-use tools, and life-changing exercises. Coining the term transformational fear, Dr. Manly illuminates the importance of embracing fear's messages for a transformed life filled with freedom and lasting happiness.

Joy from Fear: Create the Life of Your Dreams by Befriending Your Fear Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781641701211
Availability: Backordered
Published: Familius - April 2019

If you find yourself running away from fear, you're running in the wrong direction. Fear demands that we move toward it, face it, and hear its messages. When we fail to do this, the price is high--chronic anxiety, sleeplessness, damaged relationships, skyrocketing pharmaceutical use, and more. In her enlightening book Joy from Fear, clinical psychologist Dr.


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Class: Ying Chang Compestine - How to Manage Your Creative Career (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Sat., June 1 • 1:30–4:00 pm • $95

Who says writers have to starve? When writing for passion, you should also get paid. This lecture will teach you the important aspects of managing a creative business career. You will learn the techniques that creative professionals use to treat their work as a business: setting clear objectives, effective marketing, considering new opportunities, strategic negotiation, and finding ways to create lucrative income by leveraging their efforts.

Ying Chang Compestine is the author of 20 books including, including the acclaimed Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier and Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party.

 

 

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Leslie Carol Roberts - Here Is Where I Walk (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 3:00pm

It is in the Presidio of San Francisco, California, that Leslie Carol Roberts walks. The Presidio, America’s only residential national park tucked wholly into an urban setting, is a fading historic forest. Here is where Leslie’s memories of other places, people, and travels emerge. Here is where the author’s home has been for more than a decade and here is the place she raised her two children as a single mother.

In this thickly textured literary treasure, Leslie turns her daily journeys, rich with observation and recollection, into revelations of deeper meaning. Through her daily walks into the Presidio, Leslie accepts the invitation of the beckoning trees and finds herself colliding with the urban coyote, the peculiar banana slug, and the manzanita. She notes both ridiculous and poignant aspects of human ecosystems—parents bragging about Austrian ski vacations, grocery stores packed with nannies—all in pursuit of what it means to live a life of creativity and creation.

The twelve episodes, each connected to a month of the year and interwoven with field notebooks, explore everything from Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone in the fields where he spoke with the birds to the work of Western botanist Alice Eastwood. Leslie reflects on the high school art teacher who first inspired her thinking about aesthetics, the tragic accident that left her severely injured, her subsequent work as a college professor teaching writing, and the loss of a beloved student to cancer. In all this, places of exquisite beauty and complexity provide her with exactly the scaffolding needed to survive, with nature serving as a tonic. Here Is Where I Walk provides a vivid answer to how we can find our place, not only in nature but within ourselves and the world we walk.

Leslie Carol Roberts is an author, journalist, and essayist. She is also professor and chair of the MFA Writing Program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California.

 

Here is Where I Walk: Episodes From a Life in the Forest Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781948908078
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Nevada Press - April 3rd, 2019

It is in the Presidio of San Francisco, California, that Leslie Carol Roberts walks. The Presidio, America’s only residential national park tucked wholly into an urban setting, is a fading historic forest. Here is where Leslie’s memories of other places, people, and travels emerge.


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Susan Hall - Out of the Fire (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 4:00pm

Susan Hall has exhibited her work in the United States and abroad for the last fifty years. She has had solo shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her artistic vision and experience are represented in three books: Painting Point Reyes (2002) captures, in the tradition of Chinese landscape painting, the land, sea and sky of remembered experience; Home Before Dark (2005) celebrates the daylight and moonlight as they affect the sensuous richness in nature; and River Flowing Home (2010), a creative biography, is the story of her life as an artist. Her newest book, Out of the Fire: The Ceramic Art of Susan Hall features Hall in conversation with Douglas Cruickshank, and is an exploration of Hall's adventures with ceramics.

Hall's ceramics feature dozens of subjects, from mice to sheep to persimmons to dogs. Her plates featuring mice and their love of cheese have been sold through Tomales Bay Foods/ Cowgirl Creamery for over 20 years. This book captures Susan's relationship to and lifelong love of West Marin, and the special attributes it has. She states, "It [my art] is an homage in the sense that I experienced a rich human community embedded in a soulful landscape [in West Marin]. The ceramics are an expression of devotion and loyalty to that environment. Landscape and community intertwine with my own life's journey, a theme I repeat often in my artwork. When you look at all my work, there are significant recurring themes about journeys."

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Class: David Corbett - Trust Your Story (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
photo of David Corbett

Sunday June 2, 2019 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm • $150

Your manuscript (no longer than 10 pages) must be sent to David Corbett via classes@bookpassage.com by midnight on May 26.

Advice so simple it can’t possibly be right: just tell the story. In fact, the vast majority of writing problems—what’s essential and what isn’t, how to balance inner life against action and dialogue, how to create variety and contrast among the characters, how to use setting to enhance the narrative—can be solved by referring to the context of the story. David Corbett, author of The Art of Character, leads students in a one-day workshop, reviewing 10-page manuscript submissions from each student in detail to reveal how story guides the revision process.

David Corbett is the award-winning author of The Art of Character and five novels, including The Mercy of the Night and Blood of Paradise.

The Art of Character: Creating Memorable Characters for Fiction, Film, and TV Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143121572
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - January 29th, 2013

Former private investigator and New York Times notable author David Corbett offers a unique and indispensable toolkit for creating characters that come vividly to life on the page and linger in memory.


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Cara Black - Murder in Bel-Air (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 4:00pm

20th Birthday Party for Aimée Leduc!

Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc is about to go onstage to deliver the keynote address at a tech conference that is sure to secure Leduc Detective some much-needed business contracts when she gets an emergency phone call from her daughter’s playgroup: Aimée’s own mother, who was supposed to pick Chloe up, never showed. Abandoning her hard-won speaking gig, Aimée rushes to get Chloe, annoyed that her mother has let her down yet again.

But as Aimée and Chloe are leaving the playground, Aimée witnesses the body of a homeless woman being wheeled away from the neighboring convent, where nuns run a soup kitchen. The last person anyone saw the dead woman talking to was Aimée’s mother, who has vanished. Trying to figure out what happened to Sydney Leduc, Aimée tracks down the dead woman’s possessions, which include a huge amount of cash. What did Sydney stumble into? Is she in trouble? Murder in Bel-Air, the riveting 19th installment in Cara Black's New York Times bestselling Parisian detective series, entangles private investigator Aimée Leduc in a dangerous web of international spycraft, post-colonial Franco-African politics, and neighborhood secrets in Paris’s 12th arrondissement.

Cara Black is the author of nineteen books in the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series. She has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, and her books have been translated into German, Norwegian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son and visits Paris frequently.

Murder in Bel-Air (An Aimée Leduc Investigation #19) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781616959296
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Soho Crime - June 4th, 2019

Cara Black’s riveting 19th installment in her New York Times bestselling Parisian detective series entangles private investigator Aimée Leduc in a dangerous web of international spycraft, post-colonial Franco-African politics, and neighborhood secrets in Paris’s 12th arrondissement.


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