Pam Houston - Deep Creek (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below, and lightning sparks a 110,000-acre wildfire, threatening her century-old barn and all its inhabitants. Through her travels from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska, she explores what ties her to the earth, the ranch most of all. Alongside her devoted Irish wolfhounds and a spirited troupe of horses, donkeys, and Icelandic sheep, the ranch becomes Houston's sanctuary, a place where she discovers how the natural world has mothered and healed her after a childhood of horrific parental abuse and neglect.

In essays as lucid and invigorating as mountain air, Deep Creek delivers Houston's most profound meditations yet on how "to live simultaneously inside the wonder and the grief...to love the damaged world and do what I can to help it thrive."

 

Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393241020
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 29th, 2019

On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below, and lightning sparks a 110,000-acre wildfire, threatening her century-old barn and all its inhabitants.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Abby Ellin - Duped (San Francisco Store)

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:00pm

From Abby Ellin's first date with the Commander, she was caught up in a whirlwind. Within six months he'd proposed, and they'd moved in together. But soon, his exotic stories of international espionage began to unravel. Finally, it all became clear: he was lying about who he was.

After leaving him and sharing her story, she was floored to find out that her experience was far from unique. People everywhere, many of them otherwise sharp-witted and self-aware, are being deceived by their loved ones every day.

In Duped, Abby Ellin studies the art and science of lying, talks to people who've had their worlds upended by duplicitous partners, and writes with great openness about her own mistakes. These remarkable stories reveal how often we encounter people whose lives beneath the surface are more improbable than we ever imagined.

Abby Ellin is an award-winning journalist and the author of Teenage Waistland: A Former Fat Kid Weighs In On Living Large, Losing Weight and How Parents Can (and Can't) Help. For five years she wrote the "Preludes" column about young people and money for the Sunday Money and Business section of the New York Times. She is also a regular contributor to the Health, Style, Business and Education sections of the New York Times. Her work has been published in The New York Times MagazineNew York, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times MagazinePsychology TodayTimeNewsweek, the Village Voice, the Boston PhoenixSalonMarie ClaireCosmopolitanGlamour, and Spy(RIP). She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College and a Masters in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University. As of this writing, her greatest accomplishments are summiting Kilimanjaro (with a broken wrist!) and naming "Karamel Sutra" ice cream for Ben and Jerry's.

Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781610398008
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: PublicAffairs - January 15th, 2019

Abby Ellin was shocked to learn that her fiancé was leading a secret life. But as she soon discovered, the world is full of people who aren't what they seem.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

G. Brian Benson - Habits for Success (Corte Madera Store)

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

Feeling a little sidetracked? Does it seem like your wheels are turning but going nowhere? Are you on track, but could use little reminders for staying the course? Life has become faster paced than ever. With new technologies springing up everyday and social media beckoning our attention into unhealthy levels, we need to learn how to slow down, recapture what’s really important and find true-life balance to lead a more fulfilling, intuitive and authentic life. 

A practical and motivational book: Habits for Success – Inspired Ideas to Help You Soar is the perfect blueprint to help manifest a life of progress, purpose, and fulfillment. Author G. Brian Benson offers an informative, inspiring and unique look at growth, self-awareness, and success.

A self-help book for an authentic life: Habits for Success was written creatively, consciously and with heart. Using his own growth process, triumphs and hero’s journey, the author weaves authenticity and vulnerability into his habits, ideas and stories to entertain and inspire the reader. They are beacons of light, hope, and possibility, which guide the reader to their own personal version of success and happiness while helping give them permission to take their own journey and to build a foundation of strength for the long run.

Increase your self-awareness, manifest your dreams: Habits for Success is written in laymen’s terms but with an incredible amount of depth, which allows the reader to reach new levels of understanding and growth. It is a wonderful mix of heart, informative ideas and entertaining journey. It is a self-help book that doesn’t feel like one. The insights shared and the tools provided are tailored for life-long success.

Readers will learn 46 unique, informative and life-changing habits to manifest successful change. And, how to:

  • Have healthier and happier relationships with loved ones and friends
  • Cultivate more self-awareness, which will guide the reader to live a more proactive rather than reactive life
  • Find personal success in life and business
  • Work through fear and step out of a comfort zone
  • Cultivate, grow and own a genuine sense of self-worthiness and love for oneself
  • Live a life of authenticity and true-fulfillment
  • Build a foundation for lifelong success
  • Strengthen intuitive skills
  • Find and cultivate daily inspiration
  • Maintain life balance for increased creativity and productivity
  • Identify triggers and warning signals when you are out of balance and what to do to counter them

G. Brian Benson's mission is to wake up the world with conscious, thought-provoking media that inspires. As founder of Reawaken Media, Brian an award-winning author, filmmaker, actor and TEDx speaker, knows the value of trusting intuition and wants to share his own personal journey of self-growth, discovery, and accomplishment to help others re-connect with their own personal truths to live an authentic and fulfilling life. As a 4x Ironman triathlete, Brian knows the value of hard work and never giving up on his dreams, a message he shares with audiences through each of his creative talents. Brian lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Habits for Success: Inspired Ideas to Help You Soar Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781633538665
Availability: Backordered
Published: Mango - January 15th, 2019

#1 Amazon Audio Best Seller ─ Transform your habits and find balance for success

Fans of The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg and Better Than Before and The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin will love Habits for Success


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kerrin Meis - Tissot: The Non-Impressionist (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 1:00pm

Two Fridays; February 8 & 15, 2019  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm • $75

James Jacques Joseph Tissot was a French artist  best known for his paintings of fashionably dressed women in elegant settings first in France, then in London. Friendships with Morisot, Degas, and Manet had little influence on his style which is highly descriptive & realistic. We will study his life and career, including his affair with Kathleen Newton, & his late works embracing Biblical Subjects including a Life of Christ.

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years, and she currently teaches for the OLLI programs at Dominican University and UC Berkeley. She leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been big favorites for years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Janet Stickmon - Writing Your Untold Story (Corte Madera)

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00am

Saturday, February 9, 2019  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm • $75

Ever feel like there's a story inside of you that's dying to come out?  During this workshop, you will learn ways of wrapping words around experiences so they can come to life and be a story you can share with others.  The story you tell could become a tool for liberation...for yourself as well as for others. 

Janet Stickmon is a professor of Humanities at Napa Valley College and the author of Crushing Soft Rubies—A Memoir and Midnight Peaches, Two O’clock Patience. Essays from Stickmon’s forthcoming book To Black Parents Visiting Earth:  Raising Black Children in the 21st Century have been featured in Mutha Magazine and The Huffington Post and will be released in paperback December 2018.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Special Event - Book Club Brunch (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 11:00am

Tickets: $40 (includes brunch and a book)

Bring your book group to the Corte Madera store and hear the latest word from publishing representatives, as they talk about their picks for new fiction and non-fiction releases. They will be focusing their talk on books selected especially for book clubs. Your ticket includes a catered brunch and a free copy of a yet-to-be released book, courtesy of our publishing partners. Seating can be reserved for book clubs to sit together on a first-come, first-served basis. This event was quite popular last year, and it is sure to sell out. So call us or come into the store to reserve your space!

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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