Tony Broadbent - The Timeless Teachings of Guru Zuzu (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 4:00pm

If you live with a cat (and let's be clear, you are living with your cat, not the other way around) you may also be living with a guru. You may have noticed "your" cat's smarts, the way she knows exactly when it is four a.m. and thus time to apply her right paw to your lower lip. Or her instincts in sensing, hours before the vet appointment, that it's time to blend imperceptibly in with the dust bunnies under your bed. But did you know that the snoozing bundle of fur on your sofa is also, most likely, a spiritual teacher worthy of reverence and devotion? A saying celebrated in the teachings of Lao Tzu and Zen Buddhism promises that "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear." Author Tony Broadbent experienced this when a cat, subsequently named Zuzu--named after "Zuzu's Petals" in the film, It's a Wonderful Life--showed up in his life. In tribute he has created The Timeless Teachings of Guru Zuzu--a series of delightful spreads with nuggets of wit and wisdom on the left and image on the right. So get ready for your own visitation. If you share a domicile with a cat, you don't have to climb a mountaintop, go to an ashram, or learn a new way to breathe. You already have all you need.

Tony Broadbent is the author of mysteries including The Smoke, about a Cockney cat (yes, cat) burglar in post-war London and The Beatles in Liverpool, Hamburg, London. Broadbent lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781608685936
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Published: New World Library - May 7th, 2019

If you live with a cat (and let's be clear, you are living with your cat, not the other way around) you may also be living with a guru. You may have noticed "your" cat's smarts, the way she knows exactly when it is four a.m. and thus time to apply her right paw to your lower lip.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Writer's Tribe Launch: Jacqueline Faber - A Purrfect Home for Kitters (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 1:00pm

Children and adults alike face times when courage and acceptance are needed to navigate unwanted change. Jacqueline Faber's picture book, A Purrfect Home for Kitters, creates an understandable roadmap for young readers when facing the unfamiliar, and it's told from the cat's point of view! It will make you laugh and touch your heart.

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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Susan Jane Gilman - Donna Has Left the Building (San Francisco Store)

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 3:00pm

From the beloved, New York Times-bestselling author of Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress comes a hilarious, timely, and big-hearted new novel about rebuilding life in the face of disaster.

Forty-five-year-old Donna Koczynski is an ex-punk rocker, a recovering alcoholic, and the mother of two teenagers whose suburban existence detonates when she comes home early from a sales conference in Las Vegas to the surprise of a lifetime. As her world implodes, she sets off on an epic road trip to reclaim everything she believes she's sacrificed since her wild youth: Great friendship, passionate love, and her art. But as she careens across the U.S. from Detroit to New York to Memphis to Nashville, nothing turns out as she imagines. Ultimately, she finds herself resurrected on the other side of the globe, on a remote island embroiled in a crisis far bigger than her own.

Irresistibly funny, whip-smart, and surprisingly moving, Donna Has Left the Building spins an unforgettable tale about what it means to be brave--and to truly love--in a tumultuous world.

Susan Jane Gilman is the bestselling author of Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress, Kiss My Tiara, Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven, and the novel, The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street. She has provided commentary for NPR and written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Ms. Magazine, among others.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781538762417
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 4th, 2019

From the beloved, New York Times-bestselling author of Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress comes a hilarious, timely, and big-hearted new novel about rebuilding life in the face of disaster.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Special Event - Tribute to Peter Everwine (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 4:00pm


Join Bill Broder, Sandra Hoben--a poet who studied with Everwine and long-term resident of Mill Valley--along with two close poet friends of his, Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar in a tribute to Peter Everwine. Featuring an edition of Peter Everwine’s last poems, Pulling the Invisible But Heavy Cart, just published by the Stephen F. Austin State University Press at Nacogdoches, Texas.

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Bill Broder, Literary Executor for Peter Everwine, has published six novels, three works of historical fiction, and three memoirs. Broder has also acted as member, Executive Director and Artistic Director of a playwright’s workshop, California On Stage, and has completed a number of full-length plays that were stage-read throughout Northern California. Abalone! was produced in Carmel, California. Professionally, Broder has worked extensively as a free-lance writer, specializing in the writing, design, and production of educational materials for museums, schools, exhibitions, and publishing companies.

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Peter Everwine (1930 - 2018)

Peter Everwine was brought up in western Pennsylvania. He attended Northwestern University, the University of Iowa, and studied with Yvor Winters at Stanford on a Jones Fellowship (later called a Stegner Fellowship). In 1962 he began teaching at Fresno State and retired from CSU Fresno in 1992. He is the author of eight collections of poetry including Collecting the Animals (Atheneum) which won the Lamont Poetry Prize, Keeping the Night (Atheneum), and From the Meadow: New & Selected Poems (2004) from the Univ. of Pittsburgh Press. Everwine's recent collections of poetry are The Countries We Live In: Selected Poems of Natan Zach 1955-1979 (Tavern Books, 2011), and Listening Long and Late (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013), and the limited- edition poetry chapbook A Small Clearing (Aureole Press, 2016).

Everwine also published translations of the Nauhuatl/Aztec, in a volume, In the House of Light, with Stone Wall Press (1970), The Static Element: Selected Poems of Natan Zach, the Israeli poet, with Atheneum, in 1983, and then more translations from the Aztecs in Working the Song Fields, with The Eastern Washington University Press, 2009.

At California State University Fresno, with Philip Levine, and later C.G. Hanzlicek, Everwine was responsible for the renowned creative writing program, often referred to as “the Fresno School.” Many nationally recognized poets today owe their careers and writing lives in large part to their time in Fresno working with Everwine, Levine, and Hanzlicek. The poets Larry Levis, David St. John, Roberta Spear, Gary Soto, Dixie Salazar, Ernesto Trejo, Kathy Fagan, Greg Pape, Jon Veinberg, and Luis Omar Salinas are but a few whose skills and poetic sensibilities were influenced and shaped at Fresno State.

Everwine’s career included a senior Lecturer Fulbright award for the University of Haifa, Israel, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim Foundation, and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His poems were published in many prominent literary journals have been widely anthologized.

 

Pulling the Invisible But Heavy Cart: Last Poems Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781936205950
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Published: Stephen F. Austin University Press - March 18th, 2019

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Reading - Sausalito Writers Circle (Sausalito Store)

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 5:00pm

More Readers to be Added

The Sausalito Writers Circle, a talented and inspired group of storytellers, poets and memoirists, will hold its second annual live reading at Sausalito Book Passage on Sunday, June 9th at 5 p.m. Ten members will read short selections from their work. Entrance is free.

Readers include: Jeanne Barroga, Justine Badimon, Steve De La Pena, Gretchen Lehtonen, A.T. Lynne, Cindy Knoebel, Tanya Zilinskas

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965

Mary Beth Keane - Ask Again, Yes (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope are two NYPD rookies assigned to the same Bronx precinct in 1973. They aren’t close friends on the job, but end up living next door to each other outside the city. What goes on behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne, sets the stage for the stunning events to come.

Ask Again, Yes by award-winning author Mary Beth Keane, is a beautifully moving exploration of the friendship and love that blossoms between Francis’s youngest daughter, Kate, and Brian’s son, Peter, who are born six months apart. In the spring of Kate and Peter’s eighth grade year a violent event divides the neighbors, the Stanhopes are forced to move away, and the children are forbidden to have any further contact.

But Kate and Peter find a way back to each other, and their relationship is tested by the echoes from their past. Ask Again, Yes reveals how the events of childhood look different when reexamined from the distance of adulthood—villains lose their menace, and those who appeared innocent seem less so. Kate and Peter’s love story is marked by tenderness, generosity, and grace.

Mary Beth Keane was born in the Bronx to Irish parents and grew up in Rockland County, New York. She attended Barnard College and the University of Virginia, where she received an MFA in Fiction. In 2011, she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35,” and in 2015 she was awarded a John S. Guggenheim fellowship for fiction writing. She currently lives in Pearl River, New York with her husband and their two sons. She is the author of The Walking People, Fever, and Ask Again, Yes.

Ask Again, Yes: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982106980
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scribner - May 28th, 2019

A profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the friendship between their children, a tragedy that reverberates over four decades, and the power of forgiveness.

Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope are two NYPD rookies assigned to the same Bronx precinct in 1973.


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