Joyce Carol Oates - Hazards of Time Travel (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 4:00pm

“Time travel” — and its hazards—are made literal in this astonishing new novel in which a recklessly idealistic girl dares to test the perimeters of her tightly controlled (future) world and is punished by being sent back in time to a region of North America — “Wainscotia, Wisconsin”—that existed eighty years before. Cast adrift in time in this idyllic Midwestern town she is set upon a course of “rehabilitation”—but cannot resist falling in love with a fellow exile and questioning the constrains of the Wainscotia world with results that are both devastating and liberating.

Arresting and visionary, Hazards of Time Travel is both a novel of harrowing discovery and an exquisitely wrought love story that may be Joyce Carol Oates’s most unexpected novel so far.

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.

 

Hazards of Time Travel: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062319593
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Published: Ecco - November 27th, 2018

An ingenious, dystopian novel of one young woman’s resistance against the constraints of an oppressive society, from the inventive imagination of Joyce Carol Oates


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Left Coast Writers®: Carol Sheldon - A Sleuth in The Summer of Love (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

As a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle in 1967, Gwen Harris is supposed to just report on the phenomenon known as the Summer of Love, where peace and love are the mantras. But murder? Kidnapping? Gwen can’t just stand by. In A Sleuth in the Summer of Love by Carol Sheldon, Gwen's efforts to discover the guilty and rescue the innocent lead her to be caught up in a web of events which threaten her relationships and -- eventually -- even her life.

 

A Sleuth in the Summer of Love (Gwen Harris Mystery #3) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781730878459
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Published: Independently Published - November 16th, 2018

As a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle in 1967, Gwen Harris is supposed to just report on the phenomenon known as the Summer of Love, where peace and love are the mantras. But murder? Kidnapping? Gwen can.


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Class: Lynn Ryder - Reinvent Yourself After 50 (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 10:00am

Sunday, February 10, 2019  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm • $110

In our 50s, 60s and 70s, we begin a new phase of life – a new chapter.  Are you wondering:  What’s next? Am I living the life I want to live - my best life?  How do I create an exciting and meaningful future?  Working with an exercise book, we’ll engage in discussions, journaling and short lectures to create a vision and a plan for your happy, healthy, fulfilling future.

Lynn Ryder is a personal coach, facilitator, and leadership trainer.  She is the author of Road to Fulfillment.

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Jeff Raz - The Snow Clown (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 1:00pm

Some artists thrive by taking risks, exploring unknown territory, living on the edge. The title character in The Snow Clown takes this literally, flying tiny planes out to Eskimo villages in the dead of winter to teach kids who have never seen a circus. The unforgiving tundra and triple-digit wind chill are the least of his worries as he navigates a world where traditional Yup’ik culture is fighting off TV America and missionary teachers.

Years later, the Snow Clown finds himself in Nebraska, America’s Heartland, performing a comedy about the Holocaust and his father’s suicide. It doesn’t go well. He is a Jewish artist out on the plains where Jews are as rare as buffalo but burning crosses are not. Using skills he honed on the Alaskan tundra, he writes plays with students that blow the lid off of “Nebraska Nice” and eventually get him run out of town.

Jeff Raz has performed nationally and internationally for decades, starring in circuses (Cirque du Soleil, Pickle Family Circus and more) and plays, including Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors on Broadway. He is a graduate of Dell’Arte International, has written 15 plays and has directed dozens of circus, puppet and theater productions. He co-founded Vaudeville Nouveau in 1982, the S.F. New Vaudeville Festival in 1985, The New Pickle Family Circus in 1993, The Clown Conservatory in 2000 and the Medical Clown Project in 2010. His first book, The Secret Life of Clowns, was launched at the Smithsonian in 2017; his second book, The Snow Clown, is hot off the presses. Jeff continues to write, perform, direct, and teach as well as work globally as a communications consultant with Stand & Deliver.

 

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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Special Presentation: Brian Copeland, Julie Lythcott-Haims, R.O. Kwon, & Ingrid Rojas Contreras - Race in America (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Join us for this special event entitled "Race in America: Where We Are & Where We’re Headed" featuring a diverse panel of Bay Area writers and agents of change. The panel will be tackling this vital topic in context of the current political climate, and will then take a look at what lies ahead. The moderator is journalist and Book Passage host Paula Farmer.

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Feautred Panelists:

Brian Copeland
Award-winning actor, comedian, author, playwright, TV and radio talk show host. His memoir, Not a Genuine Black Man: My Life as an Outlaw, reveals a little-known chapter of Bay Area history. This bestselling book was the 2009 pick for Silicon Valley Reads.

Julie Lythcott-Haims
New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult. Her acclaimed memoir, Real American, examines her experiences as a Black and biracial person. She serves on the board of Global Citizen Year in Oakland and Common Sense Media in San Francisco. She has also been a dean at Stanford University.

R.O. Kwon
Burst on the literary scene last year with her engrossing novel, The Incendiaries. It was  an ABA Indie Next “Great Read” and a Book Passage First Editions pick. It’s been translated into four languages. She’s written for The Guardian, Vice, and Playboy. Born in South Korea, she lives in the U.S.

Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Her 2018 debut novel, Fruit of the Drunken Tree, was an Indie Next selection and a New York Times editor’s choice. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Buzzfeed, and Nylon. She teaches writing at USF and works with immigrant students for the SF Arts Commission. She is a native of Bogota, Colombia.

 

Not a Genuine Black Man: My Life as an Outsider Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781596923119
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Published: MacAdam/Cage - March 1st, 2008

Based on the longest running one-man show in San Francisco history--now coming to Off-Broadway--"Not a Genuine Black Man" is a hilarious, poignant, and disarming memoir of growing up black in an all-white suburb.


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$17.99
ISBN: 9781250296733
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 21st, 2018

A fearless debut memoir in which beloved and bestselling How to Raise an Adult author Julie Lythcott-Haims pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a black woman in America

“Courageous, achingly honest."


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$26.00
ISBN: 9780735213890
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 31st, 2018

Now a National Bestseller

"Religion, politics, and love collide in this slim but powerful novel reminiscent of Donna Tartt's The Secret History, with menace and mystery lurking in every corner." --People Magazine


Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385542722
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Published: Doubleday - July 31st, 2018

“One of the most dazzling and devastating novels I’ve read in a long time...Readers of Fruit of the Drunken Tree will surely be transformed.”
--San Francisco Chronicle


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Left Coast Writers®: Michael Fitzgerald - Devil’s Pipeline (San Francisco Store)

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

In The Devil's Pipline by Michael Fitzgerald, a mega-energy conglomerate collides with a pacifist farm community in a quiet corner of Iowa where the community's founder and his family have been seeking solitude and tranquility since witnessing the famous Kent State University massacre in 1970.As the company pushes a huge pipeline directly through their farm, even pacifists will eventually push back.A tragic skirmish kicks off a rollercoaster of explosive confrontations at the farm, in courtrooms and across a wide political and industrial landscape from Washington D.C. to California.Chronicling the tragedy and misdeeds is Jack Stafford, editor of The Clarion News Syndicate and his staff of ardent environmentalists with a long history of uncovering misdeeds by energy companies, secrets it want to keep hidden from the public. Eventually the investigative journalists discover the pipeline is not what it seems, opening the door on a closet of nasty secrets buried for decades by the CEO of the energy corporation.

 

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781730975073
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Published: Independently Published - November 22nd, 2018

A mega-energy conglomerate collides with a pacifist farm community in a quiet corner of Iowa where the community's founder and his family have been seeking solitude and tranquility since witnessing the famous Kent State University massacre in 1970.As the company pushes a huge pipeline directly through their farm, even pacifists will eventually push back.A tragic skirmish kicks off a rollercoaster


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