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William Martin - Bound For Gold (San Francisco Store)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:00pm

Bound for Gold continues New York Times bestselling author William Martin's epic of American history with the further adventures of Boston rare-book dealer Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline Carrington. They are headed to California, where their search for a lost journal takes them into the history of Gold Rush. The journal follows young James Spencer, of the Sagamore Mining Company, on a spectacular journey from staid Boston, up the Sacramento River to the Mother Lode. During his search for a "lost river of gold," Spencer confronts vengeance, greed, and racism in himself and others, and builds one of California's first mercantile empires.

In the present, Peter Fallon's son asks his father for help appraising the rare books in the Spencer estate and reconstructing Spencer's seven-part journal, which has been stolen from the California Historical Society. Peter and Evangeline head for modern San Francisco and quickly discover that there's something much bigger and more dangerous going on, and Peter's son is in the middle of it. Turns out, that lost river of gold may be more than a myth.

Past and present intertwine as two stories of the eternal struggle for power and wealth become one.

William Martin is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels. He tells the American story, from the Pilgrims to 9/11, in novels including Back Bay, City of Dreams, The Lost Constitution, and The Lincoln Letter. He has also written an award-winning PBS documentary on the life of George Washington, and a cult-classic horror film, and was the 2005 recipient of the New England Book Award and the 2015 recipient of the Samuel Eliot Morison Lifetime Achievement Award. Martin has three grown children and lives near Boston with his wife.

 

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$29.99
ISBN: 9780765384218
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Published: Forge - July 3rd, 2018

Rare-book dealer Peter Fallon returns in a thrilling historical novel about the California Gold Rush, by New York Times bestselling author William Martin


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Paul French - City of Devils (San Francisco Store)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 6:00pm

From Paul French -- the New York Times bestselling author of Midnight in Peking (winner of both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction) -- comes City of Devils, rags-to-riches tale of two self-made men set against a backdrop of crime and vice in the sprawling badlands of Shanghai.

Shanghai, 1930s: it was a haven for outlaws from all over the world: a place where pasts could beforgotten, fascism and communism outrun, names invented, and fortunes made -- and lost.

"Lucky" Jack Riley was the most notorious of those outlaws. An ex-U.S. Navy boxing champion, he escaped from prison and rose to become the Slots King of Shanghai. "Dapper" Joe Farren -- a Jewishboy who ed Vienna's ghetto -- ruled the nightclubs. His chorus lines rivalled Ziegfeld's.

In 1940, Lucky Jack and Dapper Joe bestrode the Shanghai Badlands like kings, while all around the Solitary Island was poverty, starvation, and war. They thought they ruled Shanghai, but the city had other ideas. This is the story of their rise to power, their downfall, and the trail of destruction leftin their wake. Shanghai was their playground for a flickering few years, a city where for a fleeting momenteven the wildest dreams could come true.

Paul French was born in London, educated there and in Glasgow, and has lived and worked in Shanghai for many years. His book Midnight in Peking was a New York Times bestseller, a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, and will be made into an international mini-series by Kudos Film and Television, the UK creators of Broadchurch and Life on Mars.

 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781250170583
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Published: Picador USA - July 3rd, 2018

By the New York Times bestselling author of Midnight in Peking--winner of both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction--comes rags-to-riches tale of two self-made men set against a backdrop of crime and vice in the sprawling badlands of Shanghai.


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Yvonne Tally - Breaking Up With Busy (San Francisco Store)

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 6:00pm

Overbooking and undersleeping have almost become status symbols, and having it all seems to be synonymous with doing it all, yet what do we really accomplish with so much busyness? Yvonne Tally wants to give you back your life by helping you break the busyness habit. She offers realistic, step-by-step, and even fun ways to get off the busyness hamster wheel and reclaim your time. Yvonne shows how the benefits of living a more balanced life can improve your longevity and spiritual well-being. She outlines ways to shift and calm your mind, learn how to say no, and create your own "busy-busting solutions." With fifty-two refreshers and reminders, Breaking Up with Busy provides incremental ways to change habits, transform thinking, and reconnect with your unique, personal sense of play and pleasure.

Yvonne Tally leads meditation and mindfulness programs for corporations, private groups, and individuals in Silicon Valley and throughout the United States. She is an NLP Master Practitioner and cofounded Poised Inc., a fitness and lifestyle company. She lives in Northern California.

 

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$18.95
ISBN: 9781608685257
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Published: New World Library - May 25th, 2018

Make the time for what matters most by breaking up with busy


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Torin Perez - Who Am I to Lead (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 3:00pm

More than ever, today’s world needs leaders to solve problems and impact positive change. If you have ever asked yourself the question, “Who am I to lead?”, this book is for you. Through concise and insightful essays, speaker and change agent Torin Perez stirs readers to think of themselves as leaders and discover their unique strengths. Who Am I to Lead? spans a diverse range of topics, from setting the mindset we need to thrive to defining the actions we must take to cultivate ourselves as leaders. Through the lessons he shares, Torin emboldens readers to envision and realize the positive impact they can each make through their lives and work.

 

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Michael Ventura - Applied Empathy (San Francisco Store)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 6:00pm

Michael Ventura, entrepreneur and CEO of award-winning strategy and design practice Sub Rosa, shares how empathy -- the ability to see the world through someone else's eyes -- could be what your business needs to innovate, connect, and grow.

Having built his career working with iconic brands and institutions such as General Electric, Google, Nike, Warby Parker, and also The United Nations and the Obama Administration, Michael Ventura offers entrepreneurs and executives a radical new business book and way forward.

Empathy is not about being nice. It's not about pity or sympathy either. It's about understanding -- your consumers, your colleagues, and yourself -- and it's a direct path to powerful leadership. As such, Applied Empathy presents real strategies, based on Sub Rosa's design work and the popular class Ventura and his team have taught at Princeton University, on how to make lasting connections and evolve your business internally (your employees, culture, and product/services) as well as externally (your brand, consumers, and value).

For leaders of all levels, this groundbreaking guide lays the foundation to establish a diverse, inventive, and driven team that can meet the challenges of today's ever-evolving marketplace. If you want to connect to the people you work with and for, you first have to understand them.

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781501182853
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Published: Touchstone Books - May 22nd, 2018

A BUSINESS INSIDER BEST BOOK

"With Applied Empathy, Michael Ventura shows us how to unlock our ability to design solutions, spark innovation, and solve tough challenges with empathy at the center."--Arianna Huffington


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Peter Eichstaedt - Napa Noir (San Francisco Store)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 6:00pm

In Napa Noir, Northern California's idyllic Napa Valley is shattered by the vineyard shooting deaths of two men, leading investigative-reporter-turned-wine-editor Dante Rath to seize the chance to salvage his sagging career. 

One of the dead is the winery's top investor, a high-tech genius, who was shot and killed by the winery's owner, who in turn was gunned down by Napa County sheriff deputies.

At the murder scene, Dante encounters Carmen Carelli, the lawyer for the deceased investor and whose case files he rifles after sharing wine and other pleasures. But when Carelli is shot and wounded jogging near her house in Sonoma, Dante knows something deeply sinister is fermenting in wine country. 

Doggedly pursuing the story, Dante uncovers fraud, deceit, and a toxic scandal certain to shake the wine world and topple an international wine producer. But he must stay alive to publish the story.

Peter Eichstaedt is an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction, a screenwriter, and short story writer.

 

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781947290631
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Published: Wildblue Press - May 1st, 2018

When northern California's idyllic Napa Valley is shattered by the vineyard shooting deaths of two men, investigative-reporter-turned-wine-editor Dante Rath seizes the chance to salvage his sagging career.


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Ruth Fallenbaum - African American Patients in Psychotherapy (San Francisco Store)

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 6:00pm

African American Patients in Psychotherapy integrates history, current events, arts, psychoanalytic thinking, and case studies to provide a model for understanding the social and historical dimensions of psychological development across African American communities. Among the topics included are psychological consequences of slavery and Jim Crow, the black patient and the white therapist, the toll of even "small" racist enactments, the black patient's uneasy relationship with health care providers, and a revisiting of the idea of "black rage." Author Ruth Fallenbaum also examines the psychological potential of reparation for centuries of slave labor and legalized wage and property theft.

Ruth Fallenbaum, PhD, is a psychoanalytically oriented clinical psychologist in private practice in Berkeley, California.

 

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ISBN: 9780815371380
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Published: Routledge - April 1st, 2018

African American Patients in Psychotherapy integrates history, current events, arts, psychoanalytic thinking, and case studies to provide a model for understanding the social and historical dimensions of psychological development across African American communities.


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Sally Franson - A Lady's Guide to Selling Out (San Francisco Store)

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 6:00pm

Casey Pendergast is losing her way. Once a book-loving English major, Casey lands a job at a top ad agency that highly values her ability to tell a good story. Her best friend thinks she's a sellout, but Casey tells herself that she's just paying the bills -- and she can't help that she has champagne taste.

When her hard-to-please boss assigns her to a top-secret campaign that pairs literary authors with corporations hungry for upmarket cachet, Casey is both excited and skeptical. But as she crisscrosses America, wooing her former idols, she's shocked at how quickly they compromise their integrity: A short-story writer leaves academia to craft campaigns for a plus-size clothing chain, a reclusive nature writer signs away her life's work to a manufacturer of granola bars.

When she falls in love with one of her authors, Casey can no longer ignore her own nagging doubts about the human cost of her success. By the time the year's biggest book festival rolls around in Las Vegas, it will take every ounce of Casey's moxie to undo the damage -- and, hopefully, save her own soul.

Told in an unforgettable voice, with razor-sharp observations about everything from feminism to pop culture to social media, A Lady's Guide to Selling Out is the story of a young woman untangling the contradictions of our era and trying to escape the rat race -- by any means necessary.

Sally Franson grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and was educated at Barnard College and the University of Minnesota. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Best American Travel Writing, and on NPR, among other places. She lives in Minneapolis.

 

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780399592034
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Published: Dial Press - April 10th, 2018

With "elements of The Bold Type, Mad Men, and The Devil Wears Prada" (Entetainment Weekly), a young woman navigates a tricky twenty-first-century career--and the trickier question of who she wants to be--in this savagely wise debut novel


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Stephane Hénaut & Jeni Mitchell - A Bite-Sized History of France (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 12:00pm

A French cheesemonger and an American academic and ex-pat join forces to serve up a sumptuous history of France and its food, in the delicious tradition of Anthony Bourdain, Peter Mayle, and Pamela Druckerman.

From the cassoulet that won a war to the cr pe that doomed Napoleon, from the rebellions sparked by bread and salt to the new cuisines forged by empire, the history of France is intimately entwined with its gastronomic pursuits. A witty exploration of the facts and legends surrounding some of the most popular French foods and wines by a French cheesemonger and an American academic, A Bite-Sized History of France tells the compelling and often surprising story of France from the Roman era to modern times. Traversing the cuisines of France's most famous cities as well as its underexplored regions, this innovative social history explores the impact of war and imperialism, the age-old tension between tradition and innovation, and the enduring use of food to prop up social and political identities.

The origins of the most legendary French foods and wines -- from Roquefort and cognac to croissants and Calvados, from absinthe and oysters to Camembert and champagne -- also reveal the social and political trends that propelled France's rise upon the world stage. They help explain France's dark history of war and conquest, as well as its most enlightened cultural achievements and the political and scientific innovations that transformed human history. These gastronomic tales will edify even the most seasoned lovers of food, history and all things French.

Stéphane Hénaut's wide-ranging career in food includes working in the Harrods fromagerie, cooking for the Lord Mayor of London's banquets, and selling obscure vegetables in a French fruiterie. He lives in Berlin.

Jeni Mitchell is a teaching fellow in the Department of War Studies, King's College London. She lives in Berlin.

 

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781620972519
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Published: New Press - July 10th, 2018

Included in Time magazine's "22 Books to Read this Summer"

★ "A genial journey through history that will leave readers both satiated and ravenous."
--Kirkus Reviews


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Amanda Stern with Andrew Sean Greer - Little Panic (San Francisco Store)

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 6:00pm

In Conversation with 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner Andrew Sean Greer

In the vein of bestselling memoirs about mental illness like Andrew Solomon's Noonday Demon, Sarah Hepola's Blackout, and Daniel Smith's Monkey Mind comes Little Panic -- a gorgeously immersive, immediately relatable, and brilliantly funny memoir about living life on the razor's edge of panic.

The world never made any sense to Amanda Stern -- how could she trust time to keep flowing, the sun to rise, gravity to hold her feet to the ground, or even her own body to work the way it was supposed to? Deep down, she knows that there's something horribly wrong with her, some defect that her siblings and friends don't have to cope with.

Growing up in the 1970s and 80s in New York, Amanda experiences the magic and madness of life through the filter of unrelenting panic. Plagued with fear that her friends and family will be taken from her if she's not watching-that her mother will die, or forget she has children and just move away-Amanda treats every parting as her last. Shuttled between a barefoot bohemian life with her mother in Greenwich Village, and a sanitized, stricter world of affluence uptown with her father, Amanda has little she can depend on. And when Etan Patz disappears down the block from their MacDougal Street home, she can't help but believe that all her worst fears are about to come true.

Tenderly delivered and expertly structured, Amanda Stern's memoir is a document of the transformation of New York City and a deep, personal, and comedic account of the trials and errors of seeing life through a very unusual lens.

Amanda Stern is the author of the novel The Long Haul and the nine book Frankly Frannie middle grade series. Since 2003, she has helmed the Happy Ending Reading series and she's been a NYFA Fiction Fellow and held residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Salon, Post Road and St. Ann's Review.

Andrew Sean Greer is the bestselling author of five works of fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize winning Less. He is the recipient of the Northern California Book Award, the California Book Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, the O Henry award for short fiction and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Public Library. Greer lives in San Francisco.

 

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ISBN: 9781538711927
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 19th, 2018

In the vein of bestselling memoirs about mental illness like Andrew Solomon's Noonday Demon, Sarah Hepola's Blackout, and Daniel Smith's Monkey Mind comes a gorgeously immersive, immediately relatable, and brilliantly funny memoir about living life on the razor's edge of panic.


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