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Alysia Helming - Protogenesis (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Special Young Adult Event!

With her unusual violet hazel eyes hidden behind heavy glasses, American teenager Helene Crawford is the kind of student that always has an answer; yet, she doesn't seem to fit in anywhere. One fateful day, life as she knows it comes to a grinding halt. There was a fire. Her mother is gone. But something is not right...

The Greek Mafia may be involved. Vivid dreams of ancient deities consume her sleep. A maze of clues leads her to believe that her mother is still alive... She must go to Greece. The answers to her perilous quest lie there, as Helene braves into the unknown of a new life, torn between two Greek guys and a new world that literally awaits her.

And who knows, maybe the Greek gods and goddesses are on her side... or maybe not. After all, nothing is as it seems.

Over 500 people in Greece have contributed to the author's research for Protogenesis, including renowned Greek archeologists, cultural and mythology experts, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Due to the overwhelming support  author Alysia Helming has received from so many in Greece, Protogenesis has been selected to be featured as part of the United Nations' 2018 World Book Capital event in Athens. The book features theme song "Forever & Tonight" by Platinum Greek Singer, Kostas Martakis.

 

Protogenesis: Before the Beginning Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781612969701
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Black Rose Writing - March 26th, 2018

With her unusual violet hazel eyes hidden behind heavy glasses, American teenager Helene Crawford is the kind of student that always has an answer; yet, she doesn't seem to fit in anywhere. One fateful day, life as she knows it comes to a grinding halt. There was a fire. Her mother is gone. But something is not right...


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Elizabeth Partridge - Boots on the Ground (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

Special Children's Event

America's war in Vietnam. In over a decade of bitter fighting, it claimed the lives of more than 58,000 American soldiers and beleaguered four US presidents. More than forty years after America left Vietnam in defeat in 1975, the war remains controversial and divisive both in the United States and abroad.

The history of this era is complex; the cultural impact extraordinary. But it's the personal stories of eight people--six American soldiers, one American military nurse, and one Vietnamese refugee--that create the heartbeat of Boots on the Ground. From dense jungles and terrifying firefights to chaotic helicopter rescues and harrowing escapes, each individual experience reveals a different facet of the war and moves us forward in time. Alternating with these chapters are profiles of key American leaders and events, reminding us of all that was happening at home during the war, including peace protests, presidential scandals, and veterans' struggles to acclimate to life after Vietnam.

With more than one hundred photographs, award-winning author Elizabeth Partridge's unflinching book captures the intensity, frustration, and lasting impacts of one of the most tumultuous periods of American history.

Elizabeth Partridge is a National Book Award finalist, Printz Honor winner, and author of several nonfiction books for children, including Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange;This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie; John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth; and Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780670785063
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

"Partridge proves once again that nonfiction can be every bit as dramatic as the best fiction."*


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925