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

Left Coast Writers® Party: Literary Round-Up (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Join the Left Coast Writers® for this literary round-up as they explore some of their favorite anthologies!

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

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
ISBN: 9781982106980
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scribner - May 28th, 2019

“A beautiful novel, bursting at the seams with empathy.”Elle

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

How much can a family forgive?

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Anna Pitoniak - Necessary People (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

Stella and Violet are best friends, and from the moment they met in college, they knew their roles. Beautiful, privileged, and reckless Stella lives in the spotlight. Hardworking, laser-focused Violet stays behind the scenes, always ready to clean up the mess that Stella inevitably leaves in her wake.

After graduation, Violet moves to New York and lands a job in cable news, where she works her way up from intern to assistant to producer, and to a life where she's finally free from Stella's shadow. In this fast-paced world, Violet thrives, and her ambitions grow---but everything is jeopardized when Stella, envious of Violet's new life, uses her connections, beauty, and charisma to get hired at the same network. Stella soon moves in front of the camera, becoming the public face of the stories that Violet has worked tirelessly to produce---and taking all the credit.

Stella might be the one with the rich family and the right friends, but Violet isn't giving up so easily. As she and Stella strive for success, each reveals just how far she'll go to get what she wants--even if it means destroying the other person along the way. Written with propulsive intensity and jump-off-the-page characters, Necessary People explores the dangerous fault lines of female friendships and plumbs the limits of ambition, loyalty, and love.

Anna Pitoniak is the author of The Futures. She worked for many years in book publishing, most recently as a Senior Editor at Random House. She grew up in Whistler, British Columbia, and now lives in New York City.

Necessary People Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316451703
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 21st, 2019

A propulsive, "chilling" (Lee Child) novel exploring the dangerous fault lines of female friendships, Necessary People deftly plumbs the limits of ambition, loyalty, and love.

One of them has it all. One of them wants it all. But they can't both win.

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Aliza Sherman & Dr. Junella Chin - Cannabis and CBD for Health & Wellness (Sausalito Store)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

In Partnership with Ellementa

With legalization of recreational cannabis in 10 states and medical marijuana in 33 states, interest is growing in cannabis-related health products, especially those made with CBD—a cannabinoid that has healing properties without the psychoactive effects of THC. Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness demystifies cannabis and its history, and explains in simple and straightforward language how to use it to treat myriad health and lifestyle issues. With information on cannabis forms (tinctures, topicals, edibles, flowers, concentrates), methods of ingestion (smoking, vaping, capusles, patches, creams, and more), dosing and microdosing, safety and storage, caregiving, and effectivess for self-care, physical fitness, sexual arousal, aging, and more, this is the only book you need to start using cannabis—in a targeted and safe way—for better health.

Aliza Sherman is the cofounder of Ellementa, the fastest growing women's network focused on health, wellness, and cannabis, and has been featured in USA Today, US New & World Report, CNN, CNBC, People, Time, Newsweek, Fast Company, and Forbes.

Dr. Junella Chin is an osteopathic physician, the founder and chief medical officer of MedLeafRX (an integrative medicine practice based in California and New York), and director of education for the Association of Cannabis Specialists. She has been featured by St. Jude's Medical, Cornell Tech, USA Today, and NBC Today and has been an advocate for better understanding of the science and medicine of marijuana for over a decade.

Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness: An Essential Guide for Using Nature's Medicine to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Inflammation, and More Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984856852
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - June 4th, 2019

A safe, comprehensive, and easy-to-use guide to using cannabis—including CBD and THCto ease chronic and acute health issues such as pain, insomnia, inflammation, depression, anxiety, grief, stress, and more, from the founder of a global cannabis wellness network and an osteopathic physician.

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94111

Marin Poetry Center Traveling Show (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 7:00pm

Readers still to be announced.

Please join us in welcoming members from the Marin Poetry Center for an evening of poetry readings!

The Marin Poetry Center hosts regular readings and workshops featuring nationally recognized poets. Annually, they offer their Marin High School Poetry Contest, their Marin Poetry Center Anthology, and the popular Summer Traveling Show, a roving series that showcases our members’ poetry in fun group readings all summer long.

Founded in 1981 by a dedicated group of Northern California poets, the Marin Poetry Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to nurture the enjoyment of poetry and the craft of writing throughout the Bay Area. They are based in Marin County but are expanding throughout the Bay Area.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925