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Matt McCarthy - Superbugs (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

Physician, researcher, and ethics professor Matt McCarthy is on the front lines of a groundbreaking clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal superbugs, bacteria that have built up resistance to the life-saving drugs in our rapidly dwindling arsenal. This trial serves as the backdrop for the compulsively readable Superbugs, and the results will impact nothing less than the future of humanity.

In Superbugs, Dr. McCarthy explores the history of bacteria and antibiotics, from Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin, to obscure sources of innovative new medicines (often found in soil samples), to the cutting-edge DNA manipulation known as CRISPR, bringing to light how we arrived at this juncture of both incredible breakthrough and extreme vulnerability. We also meet the patients whose lives are hanging in the balance, from Remy, a teenager with a dangerous and rare infection, to Donny, a retired New York City firefighter with a compromised immune system, and many more.

The proverbial ticking clock will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Can Dr. McCarthy save the lives of his patients infected with the deadly bacteria, who have otherwise lost all hope?

Matt McCarthy is the author of two national bestsellers, The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly and Odd Man Out. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell and a staff physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where he serves on the Ethics Committee. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Slate, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Deadspin. He reviews nonfiction for USA Today and is editor-in-chief of Current Fungal Infection Reports.

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780735217508
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Published: Avery - May 21st, 2019

"An amazing, informative book that changes our perspective on medicine, microbes and our future."
--Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies


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Yamini Redewill - The Joy of Uber Driving (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:00pm

Yamini Redewill is an Uber driver in San Francisco--one of a growing number of rideshare drivers around the world. What makes her unique is that she's a seventy-nine-year-old single woman who views her Uber driving as a form of spiritual practice.

The Joy of Uber Driving chronicles the unexpected corkscrew twists and turns Redewill encounters on the road to love and happiness. How could she know that all those fabulous dreams she cherished as a younger woman were just illusions on the way to reality and would vanish like dust in the wind? But ultimately, her wild ride through life--which includes obsessive love on Catalina; sex, drugs, and alcohol in Hollywood; eleven years of celibacy in Buddhism, and Tantric sex and spirituality in India--helps her wend her way to her authentic self and to creative fulfillment in the winter of her life. In The Joy of Uber Driving, Redewill shares the wisdom that comes from living a full life of heart-centered passion, as well as the self-awareness that has allowed her to be the happy, confident, creative, and young "old broad" she now finds herself to be.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781631525674
Availability: Backordered
Published: She Writes Press - June 25th, 2019

Yamini Redewill is an Uber driver in San Francisco--one of a growing number of rideshare drivers around the world. What makes her unique is that she's a seventy-nine-year-old single woman who views her Uber driving as a form of spiritual practice


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Doug Meyer - Heroes (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 6:00pm

In Heroes: A Tribute, artist Doug Meyer celebrates the lives and accomplishments of creative pioneers who were victims of HIV/AIDS in the early years of the epidemic. Brilliant figures from the worlds of art, design, film, and dance are honored in this art book—people such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring, Rudolph Nureyev, Freddie Mercury, Rock Hudson, John Duka, Tina Chow, Klaus Nomi, Halston, and Angelo Donghia.

Heroes began as an installation at a DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation to Fight AIDS) event, and grew into a traveling exhibition. The portraits vary significantly in form, material, and style, and incorporate drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography. In his multi-dimensional artwork, Meyer often blends techniques and media, such as terracotta, églomisé, papier-mâché, and computer-generated collage. The text includes essays by Meyer and contributing writer Beth Dunlop as well as brief biographies of each hero that highlight the important contributions these figures made to the worlds of art, design, and culture. This beautifully designed book features sophisticated graphic design and includes pages from Doug Meyer’s sketchbooks showing his artistic process. A true celebration, Heroes: A Tribute both pays homage to these visionary creatives who died too soon, and it teaches younger generations about these important figures. This book will appeal to all who have an interest in art, design, fashion, creativity, gay and LGBTQ issues and history, and more. 

Doug Meyer is a conceptual artist and designer based in New York City, with work that ranges from creating site-specific spaces to curating museum exhibitions. His recent work focuses on three-dimensional art pieces, including the heroes’ portraits, and his ongoing Cameos series. He has created collections of fabric, wallpaper, rugs, lighting, and tiles with his brother, fashion designer Gene Meyer. His work has been published worldwide.

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By Doug Meyer, Beth Dunlop (Editor), Mark Roskams (By (photographer))
$45.00
ISBN: 9781732297807
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Published: Tra Publishing - June 4th, 2019

Heroes: A Tribute celebrates the lives and contributions of 49 brilliant creative figures who were early victims of HIV/AIDS—unique portraits by artist Doug Meyer reflect the core of each individual and are paired with insightful obituaries.

In Heroes: A Tribute, artist Doug Meyer celebrates the lives and accomplishments of creative pioneers who were victims of HIV/AIDS


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Isaac Bentwich - The Gita (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

What is it about the Bhagavad Gita, a 700-verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that has captivated so many of the world’s most brilliant scientists, musicians, poets, thinkers and spiritual teachers? For two and a half millennia, the Gita (meaning Divine Song) has been one of the world’s most trusted guides for spiritual inner growth, beloved by spiritual seekers worldwide. Beethoven, Leonard Cohen, Carl Jung, Emerson, Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, Deepak Chopra, Michael Singer and so many others credit the Gita as a magnificent source of wisdom and inspiration. Robert Oppenheimer, a theoretical physicist considered one of the “fathers of the atomic bomb”, is quoted as saying the Gita is “the most beautiful philosophical song existing in any known tongue.” Best-selling New York Times author Eckhart Tolle praises it as “one of the greatest spiritual treasures of humanity.”

With the publication of Gita: A Timeless Guide for Our Times, Isaac Bentwich, MD, joins these giants in their great devotion to the Bhagavad Gita. A physician and scientist, Bentwich spent twelve years transcribing the ancient sacred text. He now invites readers on an inner journey to unleash our full potential as we face these unique and turbulent times. Just as Arjuna and Krishna were on the “battlefield of the soul”, Bentwich suggests that this “ancient inner guide is more relevant than ever in addressing the unique challenges we face in the modern world.” The purpose of his new translation is to make the Bhagavad Gita more accessible and relevant to contemporary readers.

Bentwich’s Gita is unique in three ways: First it is the only translation that recreates in English the mesmerizing melodiousness, meter and rhyme of the Sanskrit original. Secondly, Gita is “women empowering” and this version is crafted for both men and women. And thirdly, Bentwich’s translation is written as a simple, practical guide for inner development by crystalizing the key messages of each verse, as they apply to our time, peeling away distracting layers of complex terminology and foreign culture. His elegant offering is given to ordinary people “who are living in this hectic, troubled, yet beautiful world at this time of great evolution.”

Each chapter includes a short introductory text in which Bentwich offers personal musings on key messages to help readers open, “as vessels, to accept the Wisdom of the Gita.” The book also includes a Yoga Philosophy Basics, with fifteen key concepts of Vedanta to introduce the Gita’s philosophical terms. “The Gita has been an abundant source of Light in my life. May it be in yours as well.”

Isaac Bentwich M.D. is a longtime practitioner and teacher of Yoga and Meditation. Trained as a physician in Western and Ayurvedic medicine, he founded three life-science technology companies, leading revolutions in medicine, genomics, and environment conservation. Bentwich lives in Israel. For more info visit: NewGita.com or Harmonia.com

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$22.00
ISBN: 9789657724378
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Published: Harmonia Publications - June 21st, 2019

The inner voice of your soul guides your ultimate journey...


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$11.99
ISBN: 9789657724385
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Published: Harmonia Publications - June 21st, 2019

The inner voice of your soul guides your ultimate journey...


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Leticia Landa - We Are La Cocina (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 1:00pm

Meet & Greet Following CUESA Demo!

Powerful stories. Beautifully evocative visuals. More than 100 recipes for all occasions, from many cultures. In We Are La Cocina, La Cocina's first cookbook, more than 50 successful La Cocina entrepreneurs share their inspiring narratives—and their delicious recipes! More than 200 photographs from award-winning photographer Eric Wolfinger capture the spirit of the people, the mouthwatering food, and the diversity of the immigrant experience. This is the book for cooks who love great global recipes and support organizations that make a big difference.

Caleb Zigas is executive director of La Cocina. He lives in San Francisco.

Leticia Landa is deputy director of La Cocina. She lives in San Francisco.

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We are pleased to share our Saturday mornings at the Ferry Building with our friends at CUESA, as they host well-known chefs at their demonstration kitchen. The food-portion of the events usually start at the market about an hour or so earlier than the times listed below. We invite the chefs and their fans to take a short walk over to our store where they can meet their readers and sign their books.

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By Caleb Zigas, Leticia Landa, Isabel Allende (Foreword by), Eric Wolfinger (Photographs by), Yewande Komolafe (Contributions by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452167862
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Published: Chronicle Books - June 4th, 2019

Recipes and stories from more than 50 successful La Cocina entrepreneurs


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Amal El-Mohtar - This Is How You Lose the Time War (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 6:00pm

Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading.

Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future. Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them. There’s still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win that war. That’s how war works. Right?

Cowritten by two beloved and award-winning sci-fi writers, This Is How You Lose the Time War is an epic love story spanning time and space.

Amal El-Mohtar is an award-winning author, editor, and critic. Her short story “Seasons of Glass and Iron” won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards and was a finalist for the World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Aurora, and Eugie Foster awards. She is the author of The Honey Month, a collection of poetry and prose written to the taste of twenty-eight different kinds of honey, and contributes criticism to NPR Books and The New York Times. Her fiction has most recently appeared on Tor.com and Uncanny Magazine, and in anthologies such as The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales. She is presently pursuing a PhD at Carleton University and teaches creative writing at the University of Ottawa. She can be found online at @Tithenai.

Max Gladstone is the author of the Hugo-nominated Craft Sequence, which Patrick Rothfuss called “stupefyingly good.” The sixth book, Ruin of Angels, was released this September. Max’s interactive mobile game Choice of the Deathless was nominated for the XYZZY Award, and his critically acclaimed short fiction has appeared on Tor.com and in Uncanny Magazine, and in anthologies such as XO Orpheus: Fifty New Myths and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales. John Crowley described Max as “a true star of 21st-century fantasy.” Max has sung in Carnegie Hall and was once thrown from a horse in Mongolia.

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781534431003
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - July 16th, 2019

Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange letters—and fall in love in this thrilling and romantic book from award-winning authors Amal-El Mohtar and Max Gladstone.

Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading.


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Left Coast Writers® Party: Chris Delyani - Best Man (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 6:00pm

Frank Mercer is a forty-year-old high school math teacher, newly divorced from his husband and struggling to make his mortgage payments. He thinks his problems will be solved by a romance with his old friend Jonathan Butler, a man Frank has secretly admired for over twenty years. But Jonathan is engaged to Marcus Pierce, his unfaithful longtime boyfriend. When Jonathan asks Frank to serve as best man at his wedding, Frank must choose between supporting his friend and speaking from his heart.

Julio Robles is Frank's roommate and a popular yoga teacher. Julio's star student is none other than Marcus, Jonathan's fiance and Frank's nemesis. And Marcus has made it clear he'd like more from Julio than yoga lessons. When Frank asks Julio to pretend to be his boyfriend on a dinner date with Jonathan and Marcus, Julio can't resist accepting the invitation, and soon finds himself in over his head.

Frank and Julio invent a fake relationship in the face of Marcus and Jonathan's all-too-real relationship. But which relationship is real, which relationship is fake? In Best Man, they find themselves confronted with fundamental questions about love, friendship, and what it means to be true to one's partner.

In 1993 Chris Delyani moved to San Francisco from his hometown of Boston to devote himself to fiction -- and has been at it ever since. He is the author of The Love Thing (2009) and You Are Here (2012). In 2013 You Are Here won the Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Award in the General Fiction category. He lives in Oakland, California.

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$12.99
ISBN: 9781791835156
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Published: Christopher Delyani - June 2019

Frank Mercer is a forty-year-old high school math teacher, newly divorced from his husband and struggling to make his mortgage payments. He thinks his problems will be solved by a romance with his old friend Jonathan Butler, a man Frank has secretly admired for over twenty years. But Jonathan is engaged to Marcus Pierce, his unfaithful longtime boyfriend.


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Meg Donohue & Allie Larkin - You, Me, and the Sea & Swimming for Sunlight (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

Meg Donohue's You, Me, and the Sea tells the story of Merrow Shawe, who believes when she is a child that she is born of the sea: strong, joyous, and wild. Her beloved home is Horseshoe Cliff, a small farm on the coast of Northern California where she spends her days exploring fog-cloaked bluffs, swimming in the cove, and basking in the light of golden sunsets as her father entertains her with fantastical stories. It is an enchanting childhood, but it is not without hardship—the mystery of Merrow’s mother’s death haunts her, as does the increasingly senseless cruelty of her older brother, Bear. Then, like sea glass carried from a distant land, Amir arrives in Merrow’s life. He’s been tossed about from India to New York City and now to Horseshoe Cliff, to stay with her family. Merrow is immediately drawn to his spirit, his passion, and his resilience in the face of Bear’s viciousness. Together they embrace their love of the sea, and their growing love for each other. But the ocean holds secrets in its darkest depths. When tragedy strikes, Merrow is forced to question whether Amir is really the person she believed him to be. In order to escape the danger she finds herself in and find her own path forward, she must let go of the only home she’s ever known, and the only boy she’s ever loved....

In Swiming for Sunlight by Allie Larkin, aspiring costume designer Katie has given up everything in her divorce to gain custody of her fearful, faithful rescue dog, Barkimedes. While she figures out what to do next, she heads back to Florida to live with her grandmother, Nan. But Katie quickly learns there’s a lot she doesn’t know about Nan—like the fact that in her youth Nan was a mermaid performer in a roadside attraction show, swimming and dancing underwater with a close-knit cast of talented women. Although most of the mermaids have since lost touch, Katie helps Nan search for her old friends on Facebook, sparking hopes for a reunion show. Katie is up for making some fabulous costumes, but first, she has to contend with her crippling fear of water. As Katie’s college love Luca, a documentary filmmaker, enters the fray, Katie struggles to balance her hopes with her anxiety, and begins to realize just how much Bark’s fears are connected to her own, in this thoughtful, charming novel about hope after loss and friendships that span generations.

Meg Donohue is the USA Today bestselling author of How to Eat a Cupcake, All the Summer Girls, and Dog Crazy. She has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and a BA in comparative literature from Dartmouth College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband, three children, and dog.

Allie Larkin is the internationally bestselling author of the novels, Stay and Why Can’t I Be You. Her short fiction has been published in the Summerset Review and Slice, and nonfiction in the anthologies, I’m Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship and Author in Progress. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, with her husband, Jeremy, and their fearful, faithful German Shepherd, Stella.

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780062429858
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 7th, 2019

From the USA Today bestselling author of All the Summer Girls and Dog Crazy comes a spellbinding and suspenseful tale inspired by Wuthering Heights that illuminates the ways in which hope—and even magic—can blossom in the darkest of places.

To find her way, she must abandon everything she loves…


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$16.99
ISBN: 9781501198489
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Published: Atria Books - April 23rd, 2019

When recently divorced Katie Ellis and her rescue dog Bark move back in with Katie’s grandmother in Florida, she becomes swept up in a reunion of her grandmother’s troupe of underwater performers—finding hope and renewal in unexpected places, in this sweet novel perfect for fans of Kristan Higgins and Claire Cook.

Aspiring costume designer Katie gave up everything i


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Cassie Winslow - Floral Libations (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 1:00pm

Elegant, edible flowers are becoming more accessible every day—and they taste as good as they look. The curated collection of 41 delightful recipes in Floral Libations combine the playful creativity of fashion, the deliciousness of food, and the beauty of flowers in one gorgeous glass. Whether you're throwing a baby shower, hosting a Mother's Day brunch, celebrating a wedding, or simply entertaining guests, there's something for everyone, with our without alcohol, including:

  • Iced Lavender Café au Lait
  • Rose Petal Almond Milk
  • Dandelion Tea Cinnamon Cappuccino
  • Hibiscus Old Fashioned
  • Plum Rosewater Gin and Tonic
  • Orange Blossom Moscow Mule

Learn how to create floral pantry item staples to create a scrumptious and sophisticated cocktail of your own, and embark on a new culinary adventure. This garden-party eye candy also includes practical tips on where to buy edible flowers, whether to choose fresh or dried flowers, how to grow edible flowers at home, and how to use florals in other recipes.

Cassie Winslow is the founder and curator of the blog Deco Tartelette. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.

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By Cassie Winslow, Doan Ly (Photographs by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781452172545
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 2nd, 2019

Explore the unique flavors of flowers. Elegant, edible flowers are becoming more accessible every day—and they taste as good as they look. This curated collection of 41 delightful recipes combine the playful creativity of fashion, the deliciousness of food, and the beauty of flowers in one gorgeous glass.


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Sarit Packer & Itamar Srulovich - Honey & Co. at Home (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 12:00pm

Brought to you by the award-winning chefs behind the Honey & Co. empire, Honey & Co. at Home presents simple and delicious Middle Eastern dishes that are easy to make, and a pleasure to serve.

From breads to bakes, salads to sweets, there is something for everyone in this celebration of Middle Eastern cooking. Wholesome, fresh, and seasonal ingredients are organized into chapters For Us Two, For Friends, For the Weekend, For a Crowd, and For the Kitchen. Enjoy authentic recipes like Jerusalem sesame bread filled with harissa and lemon chicken, tuck into a crisp salad with saffron-poached pears with walnut tahini, or delight in a fish pastille, among many more.

The mouthwatering recipes are quick and simple to make. Whip them up for lunch or a weekend meal without forward planning, special ingredients, or fancy equipment--these will quickly become staple recipes that you will revisit again, and again.

Packed full of stylish photography, this book takes Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich out of the restaurant kitchen and into their home. The recipes and surrounding stories are written from the heart with affection for the food they love.

Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich opened Honey & Co. in 2012, launching their restaurant Honey & Smoke, and deli Honey & Spice close behind. Cooking and baking since she was five, Sarit trained at Butler's Wharf, at the Orrery under Chris Galvin, J Sheekey, The OXO Tower, Ottolenghi, and Nopi. Itamar Srulovich was born and raised in Jerusalem. Cooking since the age of five, and leaving a great mess in the kitchen ever since, Itamar trained on the job in various places in Tel-Aviv where he met Sarit. Honey & Co. The Cookbook (2015) was named Cookbook of the Year by The Sunday Times, Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards Cookery Book of the Year 2015, and The Guild of Food Writer's Award Winner for Best First Book.

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781911595663
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Published: Pavilion - July 2nd, 2019

Brought to you by the award-winning chefs behind the Honey & Co. empire, this book presents simple and delicious Middle Eastern dishes that are easy to make, and a pleasure to serve.

"Just the sort of food I want to eat: welcoming, abundant, and with as much heart as flavor." -- Nigella Lawson


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