Josephine Bolling McCall - The Penalty For Success (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 1:00pm

Succeeding in business is not always an advantage in America. In fact, if you were black in the Jim Crow South, it could get you killed. Elmore Bolling, a successful entrepreneur, was lynched in Lowndes County, Alabama in 1947. Mr. Bolling is one of the thousands of African-Americans honored in the new lynching memorial (the National Memorial for Peace and Justice), which opened in Montgomery 2017. His youngest daughter, Josephine Bolling McCall, who was 5 years old at the time of his murder, tells the story of her father’s murder and the impact it had—and still has—on her family and her community in her book, The Penalty for Success. She offers a revealing narrative that challenges us to rethink the reality of life for both blacks and whites in the rural South during Jim Crow where whites used lynching to destroy competition from black business owners as part of a pattern of racial violence that terrorized African-Americans for generations and has yet to be adequately addressed in America. 

Josephine Bolling McCall is a retired nationally certified School Psychologist. She was the first black president of the Alabama Association of School Psychologists and the first black person to serve as Alabama’s delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists. After retirement, she served as the Director of the Alabama League for the Advancement of Education where she worked with six historically black colleges to provide tutorial and other educational services to public school children. She currently serves as the president of The Elmore Bolling Foundation which she founded to preserve the legacy of her father.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Jeffrey Siger - The Mykonos Mob (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 3:00pm

The Mykonos Mob reveals the wildly lucrative dark side of an internationally renowned Greek island playground for the world's rich and famous, those battling for control of its vices, and the innocents affected by it all.

The case begins for Athens' Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis with a literal bang--a corrupt former police colonel who runs a protection racket on Mykonos is gunned down. And Kaldis is suddenly face to face with Greece's top crime bosses, all just as surprised and baffled as he is at the assassination. Who is making a move--if a move it is--and what else might it be?

One of the Aegean's Cyclades islands, Mykonos was poor until a few decades ago, but today is a renowned 24/7 summer hot spot filled with tourists who enjoy its beaches and iconic landmarks by day and party in its bars and massive dance clubs by night. As an international playground and cruise port, Mykonos is just begging for more exploitation--and not just by the Greeks.

While Andreas and his Special Crimes unit wrestle for answers, his wife Lila is similarly engaged, but her focus is what meaningful role beyond wife and mother will she fill? Daughter of a wealthy family, it isn't about money. Her quest takes her to her parents' home on Mykonos where she meets Toni, an American ex-pat, a fixer and finder of stolen goods, playing piano in a gender-bending bar with a zest for life and no apparent regard for rules. How does what Lila and Toni discover together about themselves--and how they mentor young island girls trapped in an exploitative and patriarchal culture--intersect with Andreas' investigation?

Jeffrey Siger was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, practiced law at a major Wall Street law firm, and later established his own New York City law firm where he continued as one of its name partners until giving it all up to write full-time among the people, life, and politics of his beloved Mykonos. The Mykonos Mob is the tenth novel in his internationally best-selling and award nominated Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis series, following up on An Aegean April, Santorini Caesars, Devil in Delphi, Sons of Sparta, Mykonos After Midnight, Target: Tinos, Prey on Patmos, Assassins of Athens, and Murder in Mykonos.The New York Times described Jeffrey Sigeris novels as "thoughtful police procedurals set in picturesque but not untroubled Greek locales," and named him as Greece's thriller writer of record.

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781464211478
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Poisoned Pen Press - April 2nd, 2019

Book #9 in the Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis Mysteries, following An Aegean April


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San Francisco, CA 94111

Megan Griswold - The Book of Help (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 4:00pm

The Book of Help traces one woman’s life-long quest for love, connection, and peace of mind. A heartbreakingly vulnerable and tragically funny memoir-in-remedies, Megan Griswold’s narrative spans four decades and six continents –– from the glaciers of Patagonia and the psycho-tropics of Brazil, to academia, the Ivy League, and the study of Eastern medicine.
 
Megan was born into a family who enthusiastically embraced the offerings of New Age California culture ––  at seven she asked Santa for her first mantra and by twelve she was taking weekend workshops on personal growth. But later, when her newly-wedded husband calls in the middle of the night to say he’s landed in jail, Megan must accept that her many certificates, degrees and licenses had not been the finish line she’d once imagined them to be, but instead the preliminary training for what would prove to be the wildest, most growth-insisting journey of her life.

Megan Griswold went to Barnard College, received an MA from Yale, and went on to earn a licentiate degree from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture. She has trained and received certifications as a doula, shiatsu practitioner, yoga instructor, personal trainer, and in wilderness medicine, among others. She has worked as a mountain instructor, a Classical Five Element acupuncturist, a freelance reporter, an NPR All Things Considered commentator and an off-the grid interior designer. She resides (mostly) in a yurt in Kelly, Wyoming.

 

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781635652208
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rodale Books - January 22nd, 2019

The Book of Help traces one woman’s life-long quest for love, connection, and peace of mind. A heartbreakingly vulnerable and tragically funny memoir-in-remedies, Megan Griswold’s narrative spans four decades and six continents –– from the glaciers of Patagonia and the psycho-tropics of Brazil, to academia, the Ivy League, and the study of Eastern medicine.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Suze Perry-Hinkle & Marybeth Adkins & Oscar Salabert - Honeymoon in Paris (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 4:00pm

Honeymoon in Paris is a unique coloring book and storybook all in one. Join Ranger and Kowgirl, two Australian Cattle Dogs, as they travel across Paris together. Come with them on their many adventures, some planned, some accidental and some an absolute surprise. The detailed outline illustrations in this book were created in a special way: each image began with an actual miniature building, beautifully hand-painted with ornate doors and windows, miniature furniture, rugs, paintings and light fixtures-all brought to life by the artist Suze Perry-Hinkle. Suze arranged miniature dogs and people in and around her buildings to illustrate Ranger and Kowgirl's story. These scenes were then photographed and the photos turned into black-and-white images for coloring by Marybeth Adkins. A page of text written by Oscar Salabert accompanies each image so you can read the story and color it. Enjoy!

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$9.99
ISBN: 9781727107173
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - December 2018

Honeymoon in Paris is a unique coloring book and storybook all in one. Join Ranger and Kowgirl, two Australian Cattle Dogs, as they travel across Paris together. Come with them on their many adventures, some planned, some accidental and some an absolute surprise. The detailed outline illustrations in this book were created in a special way.


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Sausalito, CA 94965

Tosha Silver - It's Not Your Money (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 1:00pm

From the author of the acclaimed Outrageous Openness comes a witty and spirited guide to radically releasing the burden of financial fears.

It's natural to crave prosperity. Some seek to manifest it in myriad ways--using anything from vision boards to writing a pretend check for a million dollars from the Bank of Divinity. Yet whatever comes, or doesn't, the mind always seems to want more.

But what if there was a whole other way? Instead of grasping and chasing, what if we offered everything--our money (or lack of it), our triumphs, our problems, our desires--fully back to Love? What if this offering itself was actually the secret to abundance?

Tosha Silver, internationally beloved spiritual guide, has created a practical and powerful financial book unlike any other in It's Not Your Money. Leading you through a deeply transformative eight-week process, she shares the mental, emotional, and spiritual steps that anyone can take to learn to fully receive and prosper. Her step-by-step guidance is filled with prayers, meditations, and stories to help you find and heal the source of these fears and unworthiness. As you come to know you are part of something larger--something that you serve and that longs to serve you--you begin to feel a new sense of freedom and abundance.

Tosha Silver graduated from Yale with a degree in English Literature but along the way fell madly in love with yogic philosophy. For the past 30 years she has taught people around the world ways to align with Inner Love. She is the author of Outrageous Openness, Change Me Prayers, and Make Me Your Own. She lives near San Francisco, where she runs an online school called Living Outrageous Openness, which offers ongoing support to those who follow these beautiful, ancient practices.

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781401954734
Availability: Backordered
Published: Hay House Inc. - February 5th, 2019

From the author of the acclaimed Outrageous Openness, a witty and spirited guide to radically releasing the burden of financial fears


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Diana Kuan - Red Hot Kitchen (San Francisco Store)

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 2:00pm

Red Hot Kitchen is a hot sauce manifesto focused on homemade Asian chili sauces and delicious dishes to make with them.

In this completely unique Asian cookbook, culinary instructor and trained chef Diana Kuan offers a flavorful education in the art of cooking with homemade Asian hot sauces. From Thai Sriracha to Indonesian sambal to Korean gochujang and other fiery favorites, Asian chili sauces have become staples in restaurants and homes across America. They add a palate-pleasing subtle kick or a scorching burn to the stir-fries, appetizers, and noodle dishes so many people love. But until now, these tantalizing flavors haven't been easy to recreate at home with fresh, all-natural ingredients.

Kuan offers more than 100 easy-to-follow recipes for nine sauces fundamental to Asian cooking, along with a "Know Your Chili Pepper" chart so you can easily shop for the ingredients you need and customize the heat level of each sauce. Each chapter then offers recipes incorporating each spicy sauce, broadening the range of Asian dishes you can cook at home. From Kung Pao Sweet Potatoes and Spicy Beef Bulgogi, to Cumin-Crusted Red Curry Rack of Lamb, and even Sriracha Sea Salt Brownies, Red Hot Kitchen is packed with enticing recipes you'll want to cook right now.

Diana Kuan is a food writer and photographer based in Brooklyn. She is the author of The Chinese Takeout Cookbook, on Chinese food and culture in America. Her work has also appeared in Food & Wine, Time Out New York, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and Epicurious. In addition to writing and photography, Diana has taught cooking classes for the past ten years in both Beijing and New York. Her favorite foods are dumplings, ramen, and tacos, usually with hot sauce on the side.

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780525533528
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Avery - February 5th, 2019

A hot sauce manifesto focused on homemade Asian chili sauces and delicious dishes to make with them.


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