Courtney Dasher & Tuna the Chiweenie - Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog with the Overbite

From Southern California castaway to Hollywood heartbreaker, Tuna the Chiweenie has won the adoration of millions. Now, the peculiar pooch has his own book, Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog with the Overbite, filled with over 100 all-new color photographs to give fans an intimate look at the Internet’s most prized pup. Tuna’s crooked grin, wrinkled neck, and undeniable allure have enchanted audiences online. Now it’s time for the charming canine to jump off the screen and into the pages of his very own book!

Tuna’s mom, Courtney Dasher, is an advocate of animal rescue and she is committed to bringing her audience joy through Instagram and Facebook. She has given Tuna a voice for the underdog and built a loyal following for @Tunameltsmyheart.

 

 

 

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Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780451475848
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: NAL Trade, 3/2015

Michael Gazzaniga - Tales from Both Sides of the Brain

From his early days in Roger Sperry’s Caltech lab to today’s counterintuitive view that each of us actually has multiple minds, Michael Gazzaniga tells the impassioned story of his life in science and his decades-long journey to understand how the separate spheres of our brains communicate and miscommunicate with their separate agendas. Over the course of his career Gazzaniga has studied countless neurologic patients.  Tales from Both Sides of the Brain focuses on six split-brain patients who have changed the way we think about how the brain carries out its work. These include two famous cases:  Case W.J.–his first human study that showed that the left and right side of the brain could act independently from one another; and Case P.S.–showed that the left hemisphere could understand language and speech, while the right could understand language, but not speech.

Michael Gazzaniga is the director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the president of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute, the founding director of the MacArthur Foundation's Law and Neuroscience Project, and a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences.

 

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Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$28.99
ISBN-13: 9780062228802
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco Press, 2/2015

Reif Larsen - I Am Radar

In 1975, a black child named Radar Radmanovic is mysteriously born to white parents. Though Radar is raised in suburban New Jersey, his story rapidly becomes entangled with terrible events in Yugoslavia, Norway, Cambodia, the Congo, and beyond. Falling in with a secretive group of puppeteers and scientists—who stage experimental art for people suffering under war-time sieges—Radar is forced to confront the true nature of his identity. In I Am Radar, acclaimed novelist Reif Larsen—the author of The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet—delivers a triumph of storytelling at its most primal, elegant, and epic.

Reif Larsen’s first novel, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet, was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into twenty-seven languages. A Montana Honor book, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet was a finalist for the IndieBound Award, was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and is currently being released as a film in France and the United States.

 

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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
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United States

I Am Radar (Hardcover)

$29.95
ISBN-13: 9781594206160
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Published: Penguin Press HC, The, 2/2015

Literary Luncheon: Dave Berry - Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster)

Ticket: $55 (includes meal & signed book) 

 

 

In Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster) you'll find brilliant, brand-new, never-before-published pieces, Dave Barry passes on home truths to his new grandson and to his daughter Sophie, who will be getting her learner’s permit in 2015 (“So you’re about to start driving! How exciting! I’m going to kill myself”). He explores the hometown of his youth, where the grown-ups were supposed to be uptight fifties conformists, but seemed to have a lot of un–Mad Men–like fun—unlike Dave’s own Baby Boomer generation, which was supposed to be wild and crazy, but somehow turned into neurotic hover-parents. He dives into everything from the inanity of cable news and the benefits of Google Glass (“You will look like a douchebag”) to the loneliness of high school nerds (“You will never hear a high school girl say about a boy, in a dreamy voice, ‘He’s so sarcastic!’”), from the perils of home repair to firsthand accounts of the soccer craziness of Brazil and the just plain crazy craziness of Vladimir Putin’s Russia (“He stares at the camera with the expression of a man who relaxes by strangling small furry animals”), and a lot more besides. By the end, if you do not feel wiser, richer in knowledge, more attuned to the universe... we wouldn’t be at all surprised. But you’ll have had a lot to laugh about!

Dave Barry’s recent bestselling books include You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty, I’ll Mature When I’m Dead, and Insane City.

 

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Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
$26.95
ISBN-13: 9780399165955
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Putnam Adult, 3/2015

Olen Steinhauer - All the Old Knives

Six years ago in Vienna, terrorists took over a hundred hostages, and the rescue attempt went terribly wrong. The CIA’s Vienna station was witness to this tragedy, gathering intel from its sources during those tense hours, assimilating facts from the ground and from an agent on the inside. So when it all went wrong, the question had to be asked: Had their agent been compromised, and how?

Two of the CIA’s case officers in Vienna, Henry Pelham and Celia Harrison, were lovers at the time, and on the night of the hostage crisis Celia decided she’d had enough. She left the agency, married and had children, and is now living an ordinary life in the idyllic town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Henry is still a case officer in Vienna, and has traveled to California to see her one more time, to relive the past, maybe, or to put it behind him once and for all.

But neither of them can forget that long-ago question: Had their agent been compromised? If so, how? Each also wonders what role tonight’s dinner companion might have played in the way the tragedy unfolded six years ago.

All the Old Knives
is New York Times bestseller Olen Steinhauer’s most intimate, most cerebral, and most shocking novel to date.

Olen Steinhauer, the New York Times bestselling author of nine previous novels, is a Dashiell Hammett Award winner, a two-time Edgar award finalist, and has also been shortlisted for the Anthony, the Macavity, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, and the Barry awards.

 

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Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925

All the Old Knives (Hardcover)

$23.99
ISBN-13: 9781250045423
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Minotaur Books, 3/2015

Jonathan Odell - Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League

Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League is the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida—one wealthy and white and the other poor and black—who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another.

Embittered and distrusting, Vida is harassed by Delphi’s racist sheriff and haunted by the son she lost to the world. Hazel, too, has lost a son and can’t keep a grip on her fractured life. After drunkenly crashing her car into a manger scene while gunning for the baby Jesus, Hazel is sedated and bed-ridden. Hazel’s husband hires Vida to keep tabs on his unpredictable wife and to care for his sole surviving son. Forced to spend time together with no one else to rely on, the two women find they have more in common than they thought, and together they turn Delphi on its head. It is the story of a town, a people, and a culture on the verge of a great change that begins with small things, like unexpected friendship.

Jonathan Odell is the author of two novels, The Healing and The View from Delphi, which has been updated and republished as Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$16.00
ISBN-13: 9781940210049
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Maiden Lane Press, 2/2015



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