David & Nic Sheff - High (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 7:00pm

Moderated by Michael V. Genovese, MD, JD

Just Say Know! With drug education for children more important than ever, High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction draws on the experiences of the New York Times bestselling father/son team of David and Nic Sheff to provide all the information teens and tweens need to know about drugs, alcohol, and addiction.

From David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy (2008), and Nic Sheff, author of Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines (2008), comes the ultimate resource for learning about the realities of drugs and alcohol for middle grade readers.

This book tells it as it is, with testimonials from peers who have been there and families who have lived through the addiction of a loved one, along with the cold, hard facts about what drugs and alcohol do to our bodies. From how to navigate peer pressure to outlets for stress to the potential consequences for experimenting, Nic and David Sheff lay out the facts so that middle grade readers can educate themselves.

David Sheff is the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Beautiful Boy. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Wired, and many other publications. His ongoing research and reporting on the science of addiction earned him a place on Time magazine's list of the World's Most Influential People. Sheff and his family live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Nic Sheff is the author of Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines (2008), We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction (2011), and the young adult novel Schizo (2014). He is a contributor to TheFix.com, and recently wrote an episode of the Netflix hit show 13 Reasons Why. He lives in Beverly Hills.

 

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780544644342
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2019

Just Say Know! With drug education for children more important than ever, this nonfiction book draws on the experiences of the NY Times bestselling father/son team of David and Nic Sheff to provide all the information teens and tweens need to know about drugs, alcohol, and addiction.

From David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy (2008), and Nic Sheff, author of


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Bob Friedman - A Few Thousand Dollars (San Francisco Store)

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 6:00pm

The majority of Americans do not have a few thousand dollars to weather an unexpected illness, job loss, or accident. Most Americans, including 80 percent of people of color, are locked out of the mainstream economy, unable to add their talents, work, and dreams, unable to share in the bounty of this economy. Without a nest egg most Americans cannot invest in their future -- and the future of our country -- through saving, entrepreneurship, education, and homeownership. We can -- and we should -- do better.

In A Few Thousand Dollars, longtime leader in the field of asset-building Bob Friedman demonstrates how a few simple policy changes would address wealth inequality -- and build a better economy and a stronger country for us all. In six sharp, compelling chapters, accented by sixteen original black-and-white illustrations by Rohan Eason that present the realities of income and asset inequality and explain the needed policy interventions, Friedman addresses savings, business, education, home, and prosperity to articulate a vision for making inclusive investments without spending an additional dollar, just by transforming tax subsidies for the wealthy few into seeds for prosperity for everyone. This is an investment with a huge return: the redemption of the American promise of prosperity for all.

Bob Friedman is founder and chair emeritus of Prosperity Now, formerly the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), a national economic development nonprofit founded in 1979. He helped create the U.S. microenterprise and savings and asset-building fields and the international enterprise development and child savings fields. He lives in San Mateo, California.

 

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By Robert E. Friedman, Cory Booker (Afterword by)
$26.99
ISBN: 9781620974032
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Published: New Press - October 2nd, 2018

A guide to making the U.S. economy work for everyone, by a leading advocate of asset development

The majority of Americans do not have a few thousand dollars to weather an unexpected illness, job loss, or accident.


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Sam Lipsyte - Hark (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 7:00pm

In an America convulsed by political upheaval, cultural discord, environmental collapse, and spiritual confusion, many folks are searching for peace, salvation, and—perhaps most immediately—just a little damn focus. Enter Hark Morner, an unwitting guru whose technique of “Mental Archery”—a combination of mindfulness, mythology, fake history, yoga, and, well, archery—is set to captivate the masses and raise him to near-messiah status. It’s a role he never asked for, and one he is woefully underprepared to take on. But his inner-circle of modern pilgrims have other plans, as do some suddenly powerful fringe players, including a renegade Ivy League ethicist, a gentle Swedish kidnapper, a crossbow-hunting veteran of jungle drug wars, a social media tycoon with an empire on the skids, and a mysteriously influential (but undeniably slimy) catfish.

In this social satire of the highest order, Sam Lipsyte, the New York Times bestseller and master of the form, reaches new peaks of daring in a novel that revels in contemporary absurdity and the wild poetry of everyday language while exploring the emotional truths of his characters. Hark is a smart, incisive look at men, women, and children seeking meaning and dignity in a chaotic, ridiculous, and often dangerous world.

Sam Lipsyte is the author of the story collections Venus Drive (named one of the top twenty-five books of its year by the Voice Literary Supplement) and The Fun Parts and four novels: Hark, The Ask, The Subject Steve, and Home Land, which was a New York Times Notable Book and received the first annual Believer Book Award. He is also the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship. He lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University.

 

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781501146060
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 15th, 2019

A brilliant send-up of our contemporary culture from Sam Lipsyte, the critically acclaimed author of Home Land, centered around an unwitting mindfulness guru and the phenomenon he initiates.

In an America convulsed by political upheaval, cultural discord, environmental collapse, and spiritual confusion, many folks are searching for peace, salvation, and—per


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John Lescroart - The Rule of Law (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 7:00pm

In “master of the legal thriller” (Chicago Sun-Times) John Lescroart’s electrifying new novel, The Rule of Law, attorney Dismas Hardy is called to defend the least likely suspect of his career: his longtime, trusted assistant who is suddenly being charged as an accessory to murder.

Dismas Hardy knows something is amiss with his trusted secretary, Phyllis. Her out-of-character behavior and sudden disappearances concern Hardy, especially when he learns that her convict brother—a man who had served twenty-five years in prison for armed robbery and attempted murder—has just been released.

Things take a shocking turn with Phyllis is suddenly arrested at work for allegedly being an accessory to the murder of Hector Valdez, a coyote who’d been smuggling women into this country from El Salvador and Mexico. That is, until recently, when he was shot to death—on the very same day that Phyllis first disappeared from work. The connection between Phyllis, her brother, and Hector’s murder is not something Dismas can easily understand, but if his cherished colleague has any chance of going free, he needs to put all the pieces together—and fast.

Proving that he is truly “one of the best thriller writers to come down the pike” (USA Today), John Lescroart crafts yet another whip-smart, engrossing novel filled with shocking twists and turns that will keep you on your toes until the very last page.

John Lescroart is the author of over twenty-eight novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ophelia Cut, The Keeper, The Fall, and Fatal. His books have sold more than ten-million copies and have been translated into twenty-two languages. He lives in Northern California.

 

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781501115738
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atria Books - January 22nd, 2019

In “master of the legal thriller” (Chicago Sun-Times) John Lescroart’s electrifying new novel, attorney Dismas Hardy is called to defend the least likely suspect of his career: his longtime, trusted assistant who is suddenly being charged as an accessory to murder.

Dismas Hardy knows something is amiss with his trusted secretary, Phyllis.


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Donna Morris, Sheila Campbell & Cara Black - Wild Blue Yonder Paris Trip (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

 

Join Donna Morris and Sheila Campbell from Wild Blue Yonder and author Cara Black as they detail an incredible upcoming trip to Paris in May 2019!

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May 2019 Trip

Book Passage invites you to join us and other Cara Black mystery-lovers for an exclusive and affordable week in Paris. You’ll spend time with Cara exploring some of the most memorable scenes associated with the cases private investigator Aimée Leduc has solved in several books. And you’ll also have time to spend in some of the small gems of Paris – the lesser-known museums, the spectacular parks, the off-the-beaten- track cafés, the hidden passages that are home to specialty boutiques, antiquarian bookstores and other treasures.

Whether you’ve been to Paris before or not, you’ll get to know the city in a more intimate way. On some days, Cara will lead you to the “scene of the crime” and other settings you’ve read about in the Aimée Leduc series. On other days, you’ll choose from a couple of options what you’d like to do that day.

Our trip leaders Donna Morris of Best Friend in Paris and Sheila Campbell of Wild Blue Yonder have managed a number of sold-out Paris experiences for bookstores – trips that earn rave reviews from participants. They’ll lead us in small groups, via Metro or city buses, moving about the city like Parisians. You can spend as much time – or as little – with the group as you like.

Donna and Sheila will help you find the things you’re most interested in, and tell you the best way to get there. They function as your friends on the ground, depending on your needs. You’ll learn about the most enticing patisseries, salons du thé and where to find the very best caramels au buerre salé.

Our boutique hotel is located in the Paris neighborhood depicted so movingly in The Hare with the Amber Eyes, in the 8th arrondissement, a short walk from a scene in one of Cara’s books. We will meet in the hotel salon with Cara each evening to sample French wines and discuss the days’ events, with a bit of book talk thrown into the mix. For dinner, we’ll break into small groups, depending on participants’ desires; our leaders will help you with reservations. No one will ever dine alone—unless you prefer solitude!

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Class: David Mura - Lessons from a Stranger's Journey: Race, Identity & Narrative Craft in Writing (Corte Madera)

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 10:00am

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm • $75

In the first half-hour of this class, we’ll briefly explore the issues, skills and knowledge involved with writing about race, and the need for such instruction with all students, regardless of their race. In the last two and a half hours, we’ll explore the basics of narrative construction in fiction and memoir. Topics will include the irreconcilable conflicts, the use of lies, the structures of myth and the three-act play, and the author as the Devil tempting her characters. Students will be given pre-class assignments and readings.

David Mura is a memoirist, novelist, poet, and literary critic. He is long recognized as a master teacher at writing programs like VONA, the Loft, and the Stonecoast MFA. He has written the novel Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire and two memoirs: Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity.
 

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