Rita Lakin & Marla Cooper - "Kill Them With Comedy" (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join Rita Lakin and Marla Cooper for an evening of murder, mirth, and mayhem as they discuss their humorous mysteries. Free cookies as bribery.

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In Rita Lakin's Getting Old Can Hurt You, the unexpected arrival of a long-lost granddaughter leads to mystery and mayhem in the thoroughly entertaining new Gladdy Gold mystery.

Life in sunny Fort Lauderdale's Lanai Gardens is about to be turned upside-down. Ida's long lost granddaughter, Tori, gatecrashes the ladies' deli lunch, demanding protection from men she insists are out to kill her. Determined to assist Ida and her granddaughter, Gladdy Gold's Detective Agency is on the case.

But the stubborn and resentful Tori is not easy to help, she's secretive and regularly sneaks off to the puzzlement of Gladdy and her girls. A whole host of family secrets leave a grudge heavy in the air between Tori and Ida, but will Gladdy's gals be able to reunite Ida and Tori in time to figure out who the sinister men chasing Tori are?

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When wedding planner Kelsey McKenna goes to the Wine Country Wedding Faire, the last thing she expects to do is take on new clients. After all, she's just there to help out her friend Brody and maybe score some free cupcakes. But when a young couple in a pinch asks for her help, she just can't say no.

There's only one problem: they'd been working with Babs Norton, the self-proclaimed Queen of Wine Country Weddings--and things did not end well. Kelsey wants to make sure there are no hard feelings, but unfortunately she never gets the chance. When she goes to Babs' office, she finds the wedding planner dead on the floor.

Babs' high-strung assistant Stefan knows exactly who killed Babs: Kelsey. At least, that's what he very publicly accuses her of at Babs' funeral. When Kelsey decides to do a little sleuthing to clear her name, she uncovers a myriad of secrets and lies. And when a second wedding planner is attacked, Kelsey begins to wonder if she might be next.

Set against the stunning backdrop of California wine country, Marla Cooper's Dying on the Vine is a mystery brimming with gossip, wine, and, of course...murder.

Marla Cooper is the author of the "Kelsey McKenna Destination Wedding" mysteries. As a freelance writer, Marla has written all sorts of things, from advertising copy to travel guidebooks to the occasional haiku, and it was while ghostwriting a guide to destination weddings that she found inspiration for her series. Originally hailing from Texas, Marla lives in Oakland, California, with her writer husband and her polydactyl tuxedo cat.

 

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$28.99
ISBN: 9780727888068
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Severn House Publishers - October 1st, 2018

The unexpected arrival of a long-lost granddaughter leads to mystery and mayhem in the thoroughly entertaining new Gladdy Gold mystery.


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$26.99
ISBN: 9781250072559
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Published: Minotaur Books - April 4th, 2017

When wedding planner Kelsey McKenna goes to the Wine Country Wedding Faire, the last thing she expects to do is take on new clients. After all, she's just there to help out her friend Brody and maybe score some free cupcakes. But when a young couple in a pinch asks for her help, she just can't say no.


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Literary Luncheon: Kate Atkinson - Transcription (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 12:00pm

In Conversation with Kelly Corrigan
Ticket: $55 (includes meal & signed book)

In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever.

Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence.

Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of the best writers of our time.

Kate Atkinson's first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named England's Whitbread Book of the Year in 1996. Since then, she has written nine more ground-breaking, bestselling books, most recently A God in Ruins. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780316176637
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little Brown and Company - September 25th, 2018

A dramatic story of WWII espionage, betrayal, and loyalty, by the #1 bestselling author of Life After Life


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: John Hart - Reading the Poets (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

Eight Mondays: Oct. 1 - Nov. 19 • 7:00-9:00 pm • $200

To have great poets,” Walt Whitman said, “there must be great audiences.” He wanted not just many readers but also able readers, open-minded and demanding. What makes a poem worth the effort of reading it? In this group we look at (mostly) famous, (mostly) English-language works from Shakespeare to last week. Widely published local poet and author John Hart edits the venerable all-poetry journal Blue Unicorn.

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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan - Advanced French Lvl 2 (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 10:30am

Eight Tuesdays; Oct. 2 - Dec. 11 (no class Nov. 6, 13, & 20) • 10:35 am - 12:35 pm • $275

Review of advanced grammar, discussions on current issues. Students will read the contemporary French novel “Un Sac de Billes” by Joseph Joffo.

Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan is a graduate of the Sorbonne. She has taught French at College of Marin for over 30 years.

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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan - Advanced French Lvl 1 (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 1:00pm

8 Tuesdays; Oct. 2 - Dec. 11(no class Nov. 6, 13, & 20) • 1:00 - 3:00 pm • $275

Review of grammar, use of videos from “7 jours sur las panete”, discussions on current issues. Students will read the contemporary French novel “Un Secret” by Philippe Grimbert.

Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan is a graduate of the Sorbonne. She has taught French at College of Marin for over 30 years.

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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Melissa Cistaro- Mapping Your Memoir (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 6:30pm

Four Thursdays: Oct. 4 - 25 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm • $220

Finding a structure can be one of the biggest challenges of writing a memoir. How do you choose what to put in your story and what to leave out. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to create a series of visual “memory maps” specifically for your story. We will use these personal maps as a tool for writing narratives that are both emotional and compelling. Experienced and beginning writers welcome. Materials provided.

Melissa Cistaro is the author of the award-winning memoir Pieces of My Mother. Her stories, essays and interviews have appeared in numerous literary journals and national publications. She also works as an event coordinator at Book Passage and has taught memoir writing classes in the Bay Area and beyond.

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