Sausalito Events

Tricia LaVoice - Dear Martha, WTF? (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Giving Tree meets Eat, Pray, Love in Dear Martha, WTF? -- a brazenly honest, refreshingly irreverent, and even hilarious look at going "through" versus going "down."

Tricia LaVoice's life turned upside-down when her parents were tragically killed in an automobile accident. Her close relationships with her mother and father made everyday life afterwards a challenge.

Happily married and with a beautiful baby girl, Tricia had no time to fall apart. Over the years as her family grew, Tricia met two strong, dynamic women, both survivors of their own life challenges, whose wonderful friendships and unconditional maternal love and strength guide her to trust in life.

But tragedy strikes Tricia's family again, shaking her faith in life once more. It was during this time of suffering and loneliness that she found an unexpected respite in nature, in the form of a beautiful pine tree Tricia named Martha. This rare bond inspires Tricia who literally talks to Martha daily as she heals the hurt in her heart. Tricia learns to listen to her inner voice, and heals herself by finding her source of courage and strength is within her.

Tricia LaVoice is the founder of Wishes for the Heart, Inc. and the co-author of Wishes of the Mother's Heart and Wishes for the Grieving Heart published by Hay House publishing. She lives with her husband and four children outside Seattle, WA.

 

Dear Martha, Wtf?: What I Found in My Search for Why Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781682614761
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Published: Post Hill Press - April 10th, 2018

The Giving Tree meets Eat, Pray, Love in a brazenly honest, refreshingly irreverent, and even hilarious look at going "through" versus going "down."

Tricia LaVoice's life turned upside-down when her parents were tragically killed in an automobile accident. Her close relationships with her mother and father made everyday life afterwards a challenge.


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September Williams - Chasing Mercury (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 4:00pm

An epileptic Black ballerina and a Powwow dancer whistleblower journalist meet in the Montreal Airport. They are both scheduled to perform in Berlin, 1973 Cold War Berlin. During the transatlantic crossing their love evolves. On a long lay over in Zurich, he stuns her by depositing many hundreds of thousands of dollars into his Swiss bank account, to which he adds her name with no true explanation. Is she an accomplice or is this just love in the time of mercury poisoning? Chasing Mercury is a soaring cross cultural, romantic-suspense-memoir, about families devoted to human and environmental rights. The novel honors the 2017 ratification of the United Nations Minamata Convention on Mercury, and its going into force as international law. Chasing Mercury is the first of a series of three books in the Chasing Mercury Toxic Trilogy.

September Williams is an American physician-writer, bioethicist and filmmaker. Her work focuses on promoting resilience for people who are ill, aging, dying, or stressed by environmen- tal and humanitarian violation. Dr. Williams is a member of the National Writers Union, and an affiliate of the International Federation of Journalists. September's nonfiction writing is about bioethics and film. A graduate of the University of Winnipeg Collegiate Division, September has a BSc. in Zoology from the University of Manitoba, attended Creighton University School of Medicine, and completed an internal medicine residency at Cook County Hospital. Among other clinical fellowships, Dr. Williams is a former Lowell T. Coggleshall Fellow at the University of Chicago MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. She studied film and screenwriting in the MFA program at Columbia College, Chicago and Boston University, and was a National Endowment for the Humanities Institute fellow in film.

 

Chasing Mercury: In the Time of Mercury Poisoning Loving Someone Enough to Let Them Go Is for Cowards (Chasing Mercury Toxic Trilogy #1) Cover Image
By September Williams, Susan Dalsimer (Editor), Marta Johansen (Cover Design by)
$18.50
ISBN: 9780692059661
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Published: Cove International Publishers - February 24th, 2018

An epileptic black ballerina and a Powwow dancer, whistleblower journalist meet in the Montreal airport. They are both performing at an international youth festival in Berlin, 1973, Cold War Berlin. During a long layover in Z rich, he takes the ballerina to a Swiss Bank.


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Erin Byrne - LitWings Event Series (Sausalito)

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:30pm

 

LitWings is an event series hosted by Erin ByrneIt symbolizes uplifting literature and illuminated travel.  Literature can elevate our existence, whether through a poem by Charles Baudelaire or an essay about ancient times, and travel can shed light on our own lives. Join us as writers, photographers, and filmmakers share their work around these themes.

May Featured Speakers: Laurie Ann Doyle, Brian Dawson, & Bob Holmes!

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Laurie Ann Doyle's book, World Gone Missing, was nominated for the California Book Award and praised by New York Times bestselling author Edan Lepucki for “astute portrayals of people desiring connection, hope, and renewal.”  Winner of the Alligator Juniper National Fiction Prize, Doyle’s work appears in the Los Angeles Review, Under the Sun, and elsewhere.

Brian Dawson is a filmmaker based in San Francisco. In 2016, he was named a National Geographic Explorer. His stories are featured on Netflix, National Geographic Magazine and the New York Times. He's worked in South Sudan, India, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Nepal, Jordan and Switzerland

Bob Holmes is a Fellow of the Explorer’s Club and the Royal Geographic Society.  He is the 2016 Wine Photographer of the Year, the 2016 Food Photographer of the Year, and has been named Travel Photographer of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers in 1990, 1992, 2010, 2015 and 2017.

Erin Byrne, host. Author of Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France, editor of Vignettes & Postcards from Morocco and Vignettes & Postcards from Paris, and writer of The Storykeeper film, Erin's work has won Solas Awards for Travel Story of the Year, Foreword Reviews Book of the Year, the Reader's Favorite, and an Accolade Award for film.  She teaches writing in Sausalito, Paris, and on Deep Travel trips.


 

World Gone Missing: Stories Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780998839820
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Published: Regal House Publishing - August 28th, 2017

In World Gone Missing, Laurie Ann Doyle's powerful debut collection, people have disappeared. In these twelve stories set in and around San Francisco, contemporary issues--divorce, sexual identity, homelessness--thread through a cast of memorable characters struggling to fill the void of a missing loved one.


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ISBN: 9781609521134
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Published: Travelers' Tales Guides - March 29th, 2016

France is steeped in refined traditions, with its rich history, exquisite art, robust culture, and varied cuisine. Writer Erin Byrne was changed by traveling around this country with the ghosts of artists and historical figures who shared with her their guides to living.


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Deedie Runkel - Scone By Scone (Sausalito Store)

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

When she turned 60, Deedie Runkel and her husband David left Washington, DC to become innkeepers in Ashland, Oregon, home of the world-class Oregon Shakespeare Festival. They had little idea of what was in store. They knew they could cook, they knew how to make a bed, and they had always loved meeting and getting to know new people. And coming from the land of politics, they of course also knew that some people can be challenging.

Scone By Scone highlights our experiences hosting theatre lovers, actors, newlyweds, travellers, and just about every other type of person you can imagine. In this book, Runkel shares what it's really like backstage at an inn, through stories of the myriad situations an innkeeper faces. Whether it’s producing an impromptu wedding one afternoon, discovering that a guest was her host 20 years ago in a remote village in Africa, or introducing actors to early morning breakfast – nearly every day has brought another fascinating story to Runkel's door. Each chapter contains not just her recipe for business success, but also the recipe for whichever item on her prize-winning menu is featured in the story. To her surprise, she discovered that innkeeping is indeed her vocation. It’s inspiring, transforming work, and calls on skills Runkel didn’t know she had. It is also laced with entirely unexpected ingredients – the love and friendship of many amazing people who came to Runkel and her husband as guests but whom they now count as treasured friends for life.

Deedie Runkel majored in English at Penn State, where she met her husband when they both wrote for The Daily Collegian. Just recently, she earned her Master’s degree in Fine Arts in writing from UC/Riverside. Her first book, an autobiography titled Boxes: Lifting the Lid on an American Life was published in 2010. Her opinion pieces and articles have appeared in The Philadelphia Bulletin, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Friends Journal, and other publications.

 

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Steve Herrmann - Emily Dickinson (Sausalito Store)

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:00pm

Among the 19th century poets, Emily Dickinson is by far the most scientifically minded. Science is the voice that summoned Dickinson at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary and gave her unique distinction as a poetess of botanical and entomological and astronomical classifications. Like no other 19th century poet she forms an integration between science and spirituality. She studied at Holyoke at the exact historical moment of the first Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention in 1848.

Emily Dickinson: A Medicine Woman for Our Times, therefore, is a feminist book. It speaks up for the Divine Feminine. On the front cover purple-white rosemary blossoms are exploding with color. Emily Dickinson’s garden was a place where butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds drank up the radiance of flowers. Rosemary in particular was one of her favorite healing herbs. C.G. Jung mentions the antitoxin of rosemary flowers as a synonym for the Self, the total personality. When Steven Herrmann refers to Emily Dickinson as a Medicine Woman, he is speaking of an archetype of healing within all humans. Her poems are enduring imprints of the Medicine Woman archetype. It is by access to the Medicine Woman archetype that she’s able to espouse a democracy of equality that the world needs right now. She advises women to cherish “Power” and take heed from the Serpent. We need a Medicine Woman to balance things out. In a democratic sense, she’s a fierce and uncompromising spokeswoman for Liberty. Emily Dickinson is a dispenser of a new American myth for our times.

Recognized internationally, Steven Herrmann has published over forty papers, several chapters, and four books, William Everson: The Shaman's Call, Walt Whitman: Shamanism, Spiritual Democracy, and the World Soul, Spiritual Democracy: The Wisdom of Early American Visionaries for the Journey Forward and Emily Dickinson: A Medicine Woman for Our Times. In 2015 he contributed a chapter "C.G. Jung and Teilhard de Chardin: Peacemakers in an Age of Spiritual Democracy" in Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Carl Gustav Jung Side by Side, published by Fisher King Press. He has taught on the subjects of Jung, Whitman, and Melville at the C.G. Jung Institutes of San Francisco, Chicago, and Zürich, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, and on Jung and James at Yale University. Herrmann's expertise in Jungian Literary Criticism makes him one of the seminal thinkers in the international field, and a foremost authority on Whitman, Melville, and now Dickinson in post-Jungian studies.

 

Emily Dickinson: A Medicine Woman for Our Times Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781771690416
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Published: Fisher King Press - March 21st, 2018

Among the 19th century poets, Emily Dickinson is by far the most scientifically minded. Science is the voice that summoned Dickinson at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary and gave her unique distinction as a poetess of botanical and entomological and astronomical classifications. Like no other 19th century poet she forms an integration between science and spirituality.


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Second Sunday Stories: Samantha Vamos - Alphabet Boats (Sausalito Store)

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 11:00am

Second Sunday Stories Event!

Second Sunday Stories is a new series of kids picture book events at Book Passage-by-the-Bay in Sausalito. On the second Sunday of each month at 11am we welcome an author or illustrator into the store to share their book with us, there will be snacks and crafts and because it's Sunday morning, you could even come in your pajamas (we don't mind). Second Sunday Stories runs no longer than 45 minutes and is perfect for kids aged 2-6 and their families.

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In Alphabet Boats, readers will set sail and learn the ABCs with a boat for each letter!

Discover twenty-six types of vessels, from the more common -- canoe and motorboat -- to the unusual -- umiak and Q-boat. Just like in Alphabet Trucks and Alphabet Trains, colorful art includes the letters of the alphabet hidden (and not-so-hidden) in supporting roles in the illustrations.

Samantha Vamos is a mom, wife, children’s book author, and former-practicing lawyer (in that order).  She is a first-generation American from a multicultural family, and she treasures her diverse heritage and background and someday hopes to write about it.  Prior to becoming published, she attended Georgetown University Law Center and practiced law in both Washington, D.C. and Chicago, Illinois. She wrote stories in her spare time and Before You Were Here, Mi Amor (Viking Children’s Books) was her first children’s picture book.  Samantha has lived on the East Coast, in the Midwest, and in the Pacific Northwest, and now she, her husband, and her son live in the beautiful state of California. 

 

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By Samantha R. Vamos, Ryan O'Rourke (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781580897310
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - April 17th, 2018

Set sail and learn the ABCs with a boat for each letter


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Ken Jennings - Planet Funny (Sausalito Store)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

From brilliantly witty and exuberant New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings comes a history of humor -- from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets all the way up to the latest Twitter gags and Facebook memes -- that tells the story of how comedy came to rule the modern world.

For millennia of human history, the future belonged to the strong. To the parent who could kill the most animals with sticks and to the child who could survive the winter or the epidemic. When the Industrial Revolution came, masters of business efficiency prospered instead, and after that we placed our hope in scientific visionaries. Today, in a clear sign of evolution totally sliding off the rails, our most coveted trait is not strength or productivity or even innovation, but being funny. Yes, funniness.

Consider: presidential candidates now have to prepare funny "zingers" for debates. Newspaper headlines and church marquees, once fairly staid affairs, must now be "clever," stuffed with puns and winks. Airline safety tutorials -- those terrifying laminated cards about the possibilities of fire, explosion, depressurization, and drowning--have been replaced by joke-filled videos with multimillion-dollar budgets and dance routines.

In Planet Funny, Ken Jennings explores this brave new comedic world and what it means -- or doesn't -- to be funny in it now. Tracing the evolution of humor from the caveman days to the bawdy middle-class antics of Chaucer to Monty Python's game-changing silliness to the fast-paced meta-humor of The Simpsons, Jennings explains how we built our humor-saturated modern age, where lots of us get our news from comedy shows and a comic figure can even be elected President of the United States purely on showmanship. Entertaining, astounding, and completely head-scratching, Planet Funny is a full taxonomy of what spawned and defines the modern sense of humor.

 

Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501100581
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 29th, 2018

From the brilliantly witty and exuberant New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings, a history of humor--from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets all the way up to the latest Twitter gags and Facebook memes--that tells the story of how comedy came to rule the modern world.


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Bonnie Monte - The Sleeping Lady (Sausalito Store)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 6:00pm

In The Sleeping Lady, life is good for thirty-five- year-old Rae Sullivan. Co-owner of a thriving home décor boutique and happily married, she lives and works in bucolic Marin County, an oasis of nature amid the bustling San Francisco Bay Area. But her comfortable existence is disrupted when someone murders her business partner in Golden Gate Park Rae is convinced that the killing was a blackmail attempt gone wrong—and she’s equally certain of the killer’s identity. But she can’t get the police to take her story seriously. Then a past scandal from Rae’s career resurfaces, and the detectives turn their focus on her. In frustration, she takes matters into her own hands, despite the urging of her husband to let the police handle it.

Her sleuthing eventually leads her to Paris, where she joins forces with the victim’s handsome half brother. As they pursue the culprit together, not only does the attraction between them simmer, but their lives are on the line as they face off with their quarry.

Bonnie Monte has been an editor and writer in the Bay Area for three decades. She was a senior editor at a national magazine, editorial director of a gardening catalog, copywriter for major retailers, and managing editor of home and garden books for Sunset.

The Sleeping Lady: A Mystery Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631523878
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Published: She Writes Press - June 12th, 2018

Thirty-five-year-old Rae Sullivan owns a thriving home d cor shop in the San Francisco Bay area, near majestic Mt. Tamalpais (to locals, The Sleeping Lady). But when her business partner, Thalia, confides that she has a lover in France, Rae's comfortable life starts to unravel.


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Helen Scales - Eye of the Shoal (Sausalito Store)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 6:00pm

Seventy per cent of the earth's surface is covered by water. This vast aquatic realm is inhabited by a multitude of strange creatures and reigning supreme among them are the fish.

There are giants that live for centuries and thumb-sized tiddlers that survive only weeks; they can be pancake-flat or inflatable balloons; they can shout with colors or hide in plain sight, cheat and dance, remember and say sorry; some rarely budge while others travel the globe restlessly. And yet the mesmerizing and complex lives of fish remain largely underrated and unseen, living hidden beneath the waterline, out of sight and out of mind.

In Eye of the Shoal, Helen Scales is our guide on an underwater journey, as we fathom the depths and watch these animals going about the glorious business of being fish. As well as the fish, we meet devoted fishwatchers past and present, from voodoo zombie potion hunters and scientists who taught fish how to walk to nonagenarian explorers of the deep sea.

Woven throughout are vignettes of Helen's own aquatic explorations, from eerie nighttime dives with glowing fish and up-close encounters with giant manta rays, to floating in the middle of a swirling shoal being watched by thousands of inquisitive eyes.

As well as being a rich and entertaining read, this book will inspire readers to think again about these animals and the seas they inhabit, and to go out and appreciate the wonders of fish, whether through the glass walls of an aquarium or, better still, by gazing into the fishes' wild world and swimming through it.

Helen Scales is a marine biologist, diver, surfer, broadcaster and writer who's spent hundreds of hours underwater watching fish. A familiar voice for the oceans, she's pondered the mysteries of the deep sea with Robin Ince and Brian Cox on BBC Radio 4's The Infinite Monkey Cage and donated an imaginary tank of seahorses to The Museum of Curiosity. She's a regular writer for BBC Focus and BBC Wildlife magazines. Among her radio documentaries she's explored the dream of living underwater and followed the trail of endangered snails around the world and back again. Helen's recent book, Spirals in Time, is a Guardian bestseller. It was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Biology book prize, picked as a book of the year by The Economist, Nature, The Times and the Guardian and was BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week.

 

Eye of the Shoal: A Fishwatcher's Guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781472936844
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Published: Bloomsbury SIGMA - June 19th, 2018

Seventy per cent of the earth's surface is covered by water. This vast aquatic realm is inhabited by a multitude of strange creatures and reigning supreme among them are the fish.


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Glen David Gold - I Will Be Complete (Sausalito Store)

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 6:00pm

Glen David Gold was raised rich, briefly, in southern California at the end of the go-go 1960s. But his father's fortune disappears, his parents divorce, and Glen falls out of his well-curated life and into San Francisco at the epicenter of the Me Decade: the inimitable '70s. Gold grows up with his mother, among con men and get-rich schemes. Then, one afternoon when he's twelve, she moves to New York without telling him, leaving him to fend for himself.

I Will Be Complete is the story of how Gold copes, honing a keen wit and learning how to fill in the emotional gaps: "I feel love and then it's like I'm driving on black ice with no contact against the road." He leads us though his early salvation at boarding school; his dream job at an independent bookstore in Los Angeles in 1983; a punk rock riot; a romance with a femme fatale to the soundtrack of R.E.M.; and his attempts to forge a career as a writer. Along the way, Gold becomes increasingly fascinated with his father's self-described "cheerful amorality" and estranged from his mother, who lives with her soulmate, a man who threatens to kill her. Clear-eyed and heartbreaking, Gold's story ultimately speaks to everyone who has struggled with the complexity of parental bonds by searching for--and finding--autonomy.

Glen David Gold is the author of Sunnyside and Carter Beats the Devil, which has been translated into fourteen languages. His short stories and essays have appeared in McSweeney's, Playboy, and the New York Times Magazine. He lives in Los Angeles.

 

I Will Be Complete: A Memoir Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781101946398
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 26th, 2018

From the best-selling author of Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside, a big-hearted memoir told in three parts: about growing up in the wake of the destructive choices of an extremely unconventional mother.


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