Marie-Rose Phan-Lê - Talking Story

Talking Story: One Woman’s Quest to Preserve Ancient Spiritual and Healing Traditions, based on Marie-Rose Phan-Lê’s award-winning documentary film Talking Story, invites readers to journey with Phan-Lê as she explores some of the richest spiritual traditions in the world, witnessing different forms of shamanism, spirit-channeling, plant medicine, and divination. The book allows readers to enter into a world that most people will never have the opportunity to explore, by offering an intimate experience of ancient healing traditions and the profound events leading to Phan-Lê’s personal transformation as the journey progressed.

Marie-Rose Phan-Lê has more than twenty years’ experience in film and televisio production (Northern Exposure, Prefontaine, Ace’s High). She is the founder and president of Healing Planet Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and presentation of ancient healing and spiritual traditions.

 

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$18.95
ISBN-13: 9781583948286
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Published: North Atlantic Books, 12/2014

George Hodgman - Bettyville: A Memoir

When George Hodgman left Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri to care for his aging mother Betty, he expected to be away for only a few weeks. But life conspired to keep him there, armed with not much more than a (mostly) willing heart, a broken past to sort out, and two irascible personalities: his own, and Betty’s. In his hilarious, heartbreaking memoir, Bettyville, Hodgman shares their unforgettable mother-son journey, capturing truths about family, identity, and our current American landscape.

George Hodgman is a veteran magazine and book editor who has worked at Simon & Schuster, Vanity Fair, and Talk magazine. His writing has appeared in Entertainment Weekly, Interview, W, and Harper’s Bazaar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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$27.95
ISBN-13: 9780525427209
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Published: Viking Adult, 3/2015

Jane Hirshfield - The Beauty: Poems & Ten Windows: How Great Poems Change the World

The Beauty is a stunning new collection of verse, and it is paired with the publication of the master poet and popular essayist Jane Hirshfield's new collection of essays, Ten Windows, about how the best poems enlarge and alter our lives.

Adam Gopnik hails Ten Windows as: “a real poet talking to actual readers about what poems mean and why they move us... One comes away feeling convinced that poetry is not just many-sided in its meanings but ever-expanding in its importance.” And of Hirshfield’s poetry, the Washington Post says: “Very quietly, Jane Hirshfield has been producing work that is earning her a place in the pantheon of the modern masters of simplicity... By paring down the moment to its essential elements and allowing ephemeral thoughts to be anchored within the tangible things of the world, Hirshfield comes up with poems that brilliantly portray even mundane experiences as if they were nothing short of revelation.”

Jane Hirshfield is the author of seven previous collections of poetry, two books of essays, and four books collecting and co-translating the work of poets from the past. She has received many prizes and awards including fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Book Award, the Poetry Center Book Award, and she was a finalist selection for the National Book Critics Circle Award and England’s T.S. Eliot Prize.

 

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The Beauty: Poems (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780385351072
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Published: Knopf, 3/2015

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780385351058
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Published: Knopf, 3/2015

Dennis Lehane - World Gone By

Dennis Lehane vividly recreates the rise of the mob during a world at war, from a masterfully choreographed Ash Wednesday gun battle in the streets of Ybor City to a chilling, heartbreaking climax in a Cuban sugar cane field. Told with verve and skill,  World Gone By is a superb work of historical fiction from one of “the most interesting and accomplished American novelists” (Washington Post) writing today.

Born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Dennis Lehane is the author of eleven previous novels—including the New York Times bestsellers Live by Night; Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day—as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. A Drink Before the War won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel. Mystic River won the Anthony and Barry awards for Best Novel, and the Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction from the Massachusetts Center for the Book. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Winship Award. Livy by Night won the Edgar Award for Best Novel and the Florida Book Award Gold medal for Fiction.

 

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World Gone by (Hardcover)

$27.99
ISBN-13: 9780060004903
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Published: William Morrow & Company, 3/2015

Jacqueline Winspear - A Dangerous Place

In the four years since she left England, Maisie Dobbs has experienced love, contentment, stability—and the deepest tragedy a woman can endure. Now, in A Dangerous Place, all she wants is the peace she believes she might find by returning to India. But her sojourn in the hills of Darjeeling is cut short when her stepmother summons her home to England; her aging father Frankie Dobbs is not getting any younger.

But on a ship bound for England, Maisie realizes she isn’t ready to return. Against the wishes of the captain who warns her, “You will be alone in a most dangerous place,” she disembarks in Gibraltar. Though she is on her own, Maisie is far from alone: the British garrison town is teeming with refugees fleeing a brutal civil war across the border in Spain.

Yet the danger is very real. Days after Maisie’s arrival, a photographer and member of Gibraltar’s Sephardic Jewish community, Sebastian Babayoff, is murdered, and Maisie becomes entangled in the case, drawing the attention of the British Secret Service. Under the suspicious eye of a British agent, Maisie is pulled deeper into political intrigue on “the Rock”—arguably Britain’s most important strategic territory—and renews an uneasy acquaintance in the process. At a crossroads between her past and her future, Maisie must choose a direction, knowing that England is, for her, an equally dangerous place, but in quite a different way.

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Leaving Everything Most Loved, Elegy for Eddie, A Lesson in Secrets, The Mapping of Love and Death, Among the Mad, and An Incomplete Revenge, as well as four other bestselling Maisie Dobbs novels. She is also the author of the standalone WWI novel, The Care and Management of Lies. Her work has won numerous awards, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards.

 

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Corte Madera
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94925
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United States
$26.99
ISBN-13: 9780062220554
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Published: Harper, 3/2015

California Writers Club - Teresa LeYung-Ryan

03/22/2015 4:00 pm

Build/Fortify Your Platform to Attract More Fans Before and After Publication

Author and Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan helps writers identify themes synonymous with their names to fortify their platforms. Coach LeYung-Ryan transforms her clients' email signature blocks, photos, website descriptions, and YouTube videos into platform statements before and after publication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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