Sandra Hunter & Ruth Thompson - Losing Touch & Woman with Crows

After Indian Independence Arjun brings his family to London, but hopes of a better life rapidly dissipate. His wife Sunila spends all day longing for a nice tea service, his son suddenly hates anything Indian, and his daughter, well, that's a whole other problem. As he struggles to enforce the values he grew up with, his family eagerly embraces the new. But when Arjun's right leg suddenly fails him, his sense of imbalance is more than external. Diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, he is forced to question his youthful impatience and careless cruelty to his family, until he learns, ultimately, to love them despite - or because of - their flaws. In Losing Touch ($15.99), through a series of tender and touching glimpses into the shared life of a married couple, Sandra Hunter creates strikingly sympathetic characters - ones that remind us of our own shortfalls, successes, hypocrisies, and humanity. She is a prolific short-story writer and has won the Arthur Edelstein Prize for Short Fiction and been a finalist for numerous other prizes, including the Pushcart. She lives in Moorpark, CA.
 
Ruth Thompson grew up near Berkeley, California. She received a BA from Stanford and a PhD from Indiana University, and was an English professor, librarian, college dean, and yoga teacher in Los Angeles. She now lives in Hilo, Hawai'i where she teaches yoga, meditation, and writing. Her poems have won the New Millennium Writings Poetry Award and the Harpur Palate Milton Kessler Memorial Prize. Woman with Crows ($15.00) is her second book of poetry.
 

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Corte Madera
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94925
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Woman with Crows (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780983307280
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Saddle Road Press, 10/2013

Losing Touch (Paperback)

$15.99
ISBN-13: 9781780743820
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: ONEWorld Publications, 7/2014

Lily King - Euphoria

From New England Book Award winner Lily King comes a breathtaking novel about three young anthropologists of the '30's caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives.
 
English anthropologist Andrew Banson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers' deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell's poor health, are hungry for a new discovery. When Bankson finds them a new tribe nearby, the artistic, female-dominated Tam, he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone's control.

Set between two World Wars and inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria ($25.00) is an enthralling story of passion, possession, exploration, and sacrifice from accomplished author Lily King.
 
Lily King's first novel, The Pleasing Hour won the Barnes & Noble Discover Award and was a New York Times Notable Book and an alternate for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her second book, The English Teacher, was a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year, a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year, and the winner of the Maine Fiction Award. Father of the Rain was a New York Times Editors' Choice, a Publishers Weekly Best Novel of the Year, and winner of the 2010 New England Book Award for Fiction. Lily King lives with her family in Maine.
 
 
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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
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United States

Euphoria (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780802122551
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press, 6/2014

Laurel Braitman - Animal Madness

For the first time, a historian of science draws evidence from across the world to show how humans and other animals are astonishingly similar when it comes to their feelings and the ways in which they lose their minds.
 
Charles Darwin developed his evolutionary theories by looking at physical differences in Galapagos finches and fancy pigeons. Alfred Russell Wallace investigated a range of creatures in the Malay Archipelago. Laurel Braitman got her lessons closer to home—by watching her dog. Oliver snapped at flies that only he could see, ate Ziploc bags, towels, and cartons of eggs. He suffered debilitating separation anxiety, was prone to aggression, and may even have attempted suicide. Her experience with Oliver forced Laurel to acknowledge a form of continuity between humans and other animals that, first as a biology major and later as a PhD student at MIT, she’d never been taught in school. Nonhuman animals can lose their minds. And when they do, it often looks a lot like human mental illness.

Thankfully, all of us can heal. As Laurel spent three years traveling the world in search of emotionally disturbed animals and the people who care for them, she discovered numerous stories of recovery, discussed in Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves ($28.00).
 
MIT PhD in the history of science, Laurel Braitman has written for Pop Up Magazine, The New Inquiry, Orion, and a variety of other publications. She is a TED Fellow and an affiliate artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Laurel lives on a houseboat in Sausalito, California, and can be reached at AnimalMadness.com.
 
 
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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
$28.00
ISBN-13: 9781451627008
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster, 6/2014

Cristina Henríquez - The Book of Unknown Americans

A boy and a girl who fall in love. Two families whose hopes collide with destiny. An extraordinary novel that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American.

Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico. One day, their beautiful fifteen-year-old daughter, Maribel, sustains a terrible injury, one that casts doubt on whether she'll ever be the same. And so, leaving all they have behind, the Riveras come to America with a single dream: that in this country of great opportunity and resources, Maribel can get better.

When Mayor Toro, whose family is from Panama, sees Maribel in a Dollar Tree store, it is love at first sight. It's also the beginning of a friendship between the Rivera and Toro families, whose web of guilt and love and responsibility is at this novel's core.

Woven into their stories are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America. Their journeys and their voices will inspire you, surprise you, and break your heart.

Suspenseful, wry and immediate, rich in spirit and humanity, The Book of Unknown Americans ($24.95) is a work of rare force and originality.
 
Cristina Henríquez is the author of the story collection Come Together, Fall Apart, which was a New York Times Editors' Choice selection, and the novel The World in Half. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The American Scholar, Glimmer Train, Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, AGNI, and Oxford American, as well as in various anthologies.
 
 
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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$24.95
ISBN-13: 9780385350846
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Knopf, 6/2014

Book Passage Cooking Class: Steven Raichlen - Man Made Meals

06/26/2014 9:30 pm

Thurs. June 26 • 6:30-9:30 pm • Cavallo Point Cooking School • $125 (includes book)

 

 

The guru of barbeque is back in town. Steven Raichlen will be on hand to do a cooking demo and share some of his newest culinary techniques. Man Made Meals: The Essential Cookbook for Guys ($24.95) has over 300 step-by-step recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, so this is one cookbook you won’t want to miss—whether you’re a man or a woman! Participants in this interactive class will dine on some of the recipes from the cookbook. Seating is limited.

 

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Cavallo Point Cooking School
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601 Murray Circle
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Sausalito
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Postal Code:
94965
Country:
United States
$24.95
ISBN-13: 9780761166443
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Workman Publishing, 5/2014

Alan Furst - Midnight in Europe

The New York Times bestselling author Alan Furst now gives us a taut, suspenseful, romantic and richly rendered novel of spies and espionage, in Paris, New York and Madrid, on the eve of World War II.

Paris, 1937. The dark cloud of war is gathering as the forces of Fascism spread across Europe. In Spain, war has already begun. Cristian Ferrar, a brilliant and handsome Spanish émigré, is a lawyer in the Paris office of a prestigious international firm. Ferrar is approached by the Spanish Republican forces to help a clandestine agency trying desperately to supply arms to Spain's beleagured Republican Army-and to put his life, family, and career at risk for his country. Joining him in this mission is a surprising group of unlikely heroes, heroines, and villains: gun-runners and gangsters, stevedores and businessmen, aristocrats and patriots. From romantic Paris night clubs and bistros to Fifth Avenue and white-shoe New York law firms, from brothels in Istanbul to shipyards in Poland, from Czechoslovakia and war-torn Madrid to Nazi Berlin, Midnight in Europe ($27.00) follows Ferrar and his allies as they battle for the heart and soul of Europe and its fragile democracies.
 
Alan Furst is widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel. Now translated into eighteen languages, he is the author of Night Soldiers, Dark Star, The Polish Officer, The World at Night, Red Gold, Kingdom of Shadows, Blood of Victory, Dark Voyage, The Foreign Correspondent, The Spies of Warsaw, Spies of the Balkans, and Mission to Paris. Born in New York, he lived for many years in Paris, and now lives on Long Island.
 
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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
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United States

Midnight in Europe (Hardcover)

$27.00
ISBN-13: 9781400069491
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House, 6/2014



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