Susan Scott - Call Me Captain

For years Susan Scott owned a sailboat the way most women own a motorcycle: She rode on it with her husband, and called it “ours,” but Honu had always been far more his than hers. When hormone storms, career doubts and a floundering marriage shattered Susan’s fairytale life in Hawaii, at 56 she took ownership of the couple’s neglected 37-foot ketch, learning to repair, refit and sail it in Hawaii’s rough waters. A year later, she invited her 28-year-old biologist friend Alex to crew for her and the two novice sailors shoved off for Palmyra Atoll, a National Wildlife Refuge 1,000 miles south of Hawaii. There, through her work as a biologist, Susan sought sanctuary in the marine animals that are her life’s passion.

In Call Me Captain, Scott shares the storms and gear failures of offshore sailing, the confusion of midlife changes and shifting marriage roles, and the magnificent world of marine biology.

A registered nurse since 1974, Susan Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Hawaii in 1985, and a certificate in marine journalism from the university’s Marine Option Program.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$19.99
ISBN-13: 9780824839819
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: University of Hawaii Press, 10/2014

Jay Jacobs - The Widow Wave

Will anyone ever know what happened to the Aloha, a sport fishing boat that vanished with all onboard in the Pacific off San Francisco’s coast? ‘ Knowing’ may be a complex, inexact business. There’s real truth and then there’s courtroom truth; a jury’s verdict may or may not approach what actually happened. Nor can someone reading about such an event—one that had no witnesses or hard evidence to explain it—be sure where the truth lies. But trials, judges, and juries are what we use in our legal system to find truth.

The Widow Wave
explores this alternate reality. It is a fascinating true-life mystery and lawyer procedural rolled into one. Jay Jacobs offers no facile answers—and he’s not the flawless protagonist typically starring in such dramas. He lets us see how such a big wrongful death case really unfolds, in a true story that reads like a novel.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$19.79
ISBN-13: 9781610272629
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Quid Pro, LLC, 8/2014

California Writers Club - Peg Alford Pursell, Linda Joy Meyers & Brooke Warner

02/22/2015 4:00 pm

The Mentors Circle—Three experts, Peg Alford Pursell, Linda Joy Meyers, and Brooke Warner will each talk about their area of specialty, including Flash fiction, Memoir, and Nonfiction then break into small groups to individuals interested in their area of specialty.

Peg Alford Pursell is a writer, editor, teacher, and literary community builder. She curates the renowned and beloved literary series Why There Are Words, held monthly in Sausalito and named Best of the Bay 2012 for Literary Events in just its second year of operation. Her fiction has received awards such as The State Fiction Award (S.C.), S.C. Academy of Authors Fiction Fellowship, S.C. Arts Commission Prose Fellowship (Alternate), and American Fiction Award Finalist. Her short story collection was a short-list finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award.

Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D., is the president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, & past Co-President of the Women's National Book Association, SF. She's the author of the memoir Don't Call Me Mother: A Daughter's Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness, a Finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year contest, 2013. Linda is co-editor of Times They Were A'Changing--Women Remember the 60s & 70s, a Finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year contest.

Brooke Warner is founder of Warner Coaching Inc., publisher of She Writes Press, and author of What's Your Book? A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author. Her book was a finalist for the Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award for 2012 and her website was selected by the Association of Independent Authors as a winner of "Best Websites for Independent Authors."

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781938314025
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: She Writes Press, 2/2013

$12.95
ISBN-13: 9781938314001
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: She Writes Press, 9/2012

Sara Blaedel - The Forgotten Girls

The Forgotten Girls takes the reader straight into Sara Blaedel’s native Denmark and explores its eeriest locations. Lead detective, Louise Rick, receives news that an unidentified woman’s body has been found in the woods—and then another. A series of missing women follow, and Rick’s first big investigation as head of a new department leads to the startling identification of the first victim, Lismette. According to the autopsy, she died only a few days before, but there is a death certificate for her dated over thirty years ago—along with her twin—issued by the head doctor of the mental institution Eliselund. Rick struggles to investigate where this woman could have been hiding, without a trace, for thirty years, and the invisible trail leads her just a little too close to home. The crimes are all taking place in the woods around where she grew up, and as she interviews people she’s known all her life, pieces of her own past—that she would rather keep hidden—come to light in front of her new partner, Eik, with whom she has undeniable chemistry.

In her native Denmark, Sara Blaedel is renowned as the “Queen of Crime.” Collectively, Blaedel’s dark, suspenseful stories reach one fifth of Denmark’s entire population. She is the author of nine bestselling crime fiction novels published in twenty three countries, translated into over thirteen languages, and optioned for film rights.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

The Forgotten Girls (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781455581528
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing, 2/2015

Victoria Zackheim - Faith: Essays from Believers, Agnostics, and Atheists

Delve into this thought-provoking collection of personal essays from award-winning and bestselling authors who explore the perennial question: What do I believe?

Whether believer, skeptic, agnostic, atheist, or something "other," these twenty-four authors share a fascinating, daring, and multifaceted perspective on what faith means (or doesn't mean). The collection of personal essays includes bestselling authors such as Anne Perry, who writes about a deeply spiritual faith that embraces and sustains her through every step of her life. Caroline Leavitt writes about tarot cards, mediums, and quantum physics to explain her concept of faith. Afghan-American author Tamim Ansary beautifully captures his childhood curiosity amidst his Islamic views. There is the irrepressible Malachy McCourt's anti-religion rant, and then Pam Houston's signature wit and sense of irony, which gives the question of faith a surprising twist.

Honest, provocative, and candid, Faith begins a larger conversation and invites the question: What do you believe?

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$16.00
ISBN-13: 9781582705026
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Beyond Words Publishing, 2/2015

Dr. Christine Carter - The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work

Guzman Hall, Dominican University

Tickets: $30 (includes book)

 

 

In this inspiring and influential new book, Christine Carter synthesizes the very latest in neurological, psychological and sociological science to reveal the secret to success and happiness at work and at home. Through an extraordinary blend of cutting-edge scientific research and its practical application, Carter offers a way not just to cope with modern pressures, but to truly thrive. The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work is the first book to offer readers a clear and achievable alternative to our modern busyness treadmill. Full of surprises about the ways we may have been going at this all wrong, it's a book about moving from trying to do things right to doing the right things.

Christine Carter got her PhD from UC Berkeley in sociology and is now the resident happiness expert at UC-Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, an interdisciplinary research center that "translates" the study of happiness, resilience, and emotional intelligence for the public. The author of the bestselling Raising Happiness Dr. Carter blogs regularly for Greater Good, The Huffington Post, and Psychology Today. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Dr. Oz Show, Rachael Ray, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Today show and NPR, and has helped thousands of people lead happier and more productive lives through her lectures and online classes.

 

Location: 
Street:
Guzman Hall, Dominican University
Additional:
50 Acacia Ave.
City:
San Rafael
,
Postal Code:
94901
$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780553392043
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ballantine Books, 2/2015



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