Kate Gale, Maxine Hong Kingston & Shelley Savren - An Evening of Poetry

Join us for an evening of poetry with authors Kate Gale, Maxine Hong Kingston and Shelley Savren.

Praise for The Goldilocks Zone "The clipped jumpy rhythm of these poems with their sudden bursts of syntax prove repeatedly that Kate Gale possesses a poetic tone and pace all her own. She is also refreshingly out of step with today's poetry of self-absorption, for she is fascinated less by her ego than by the strange variety of the world around us." —Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate

In her singular voice—both humble and brave, touching and humorous—Maxine Hong Kingston's I Love a Broad Margin to My Life gives us a poignant and beautiful memoir-in-verse that captures the wisdom that comes with age. As she reflects on her sixty-five years, she circles from present to past and back, from lunch with a writer friend to the funeral of a Vietnam veteran, from her long marriage to her arrest at a peace march in Washington. On her journeys as writer, peace activist, teacher, and mother, she revisits her most beloved characters—Wittman Ah-Sing, the Tripmaster Monkey, and Fa Mook Lan, the Woman Warrior—and presents us with a beautiful meditation on China then and now. The result is a marvelous account of an American life of great purpose and joy, and the tonic wisdom of a writer we have come to cherish.

In The Wild Shine of Oranges, Shelley Savren finds the neglected, incarcerated and sick, and explores the perils of family, and a daughter coming into her own. These frank, tightly-crafted narratives recount the sounds of protest and are testament to lives lost and shared, where, in moments of mercy, “there are no shadows.”    —Dorianne Laux

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The Goldilocks Zone (Paperback)

$18.95
ISBN-13: 9780826354327
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Published: University of New Mexico Press, 2/2014

Echo Light (Paperback)

$17.95
ISBN-13: 9780985503185
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Published: Red Mountain Press, 9/2014

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780307454591
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Published: Vintage, 2/2012

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9781893670440
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Published: Tebot Bach, 9/2013

Elin Hilderbrand - Winter Street

In Winter Street, Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket's Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four, all of them grown and living in varying states of disarray. Patrick, the eldest, is a hedge fund manager with a guilty conscience. Kevin, a bartender, is secretly sleeping with a French housekeeper named Isabelle. Ava, a school teacher, is finally dating the perfect guy but can't get him to commit. And Bart, the youngest and only child of Kelley's second marriage to Mitzi, has recently shocked everyone by joining the Marines.

As Christmas approaches, Kelley is looking forward to getting the family together for some quality time at the inn. But when he walks in on Mitzi kissing Santa Claus (or the guy who's playing Santa at the inn's annual party), utter chaos descends. With the three older children each reeling in their own dramas and Bart unreachable in Afghanistan, it might be up to Kelley's ex-wife, nightly news anchor Margaret Quinn, to save Christmas at the Winter Street Inn.

Before the mulled cider is gone, the delightfully dysfunctional Quinn family will survive a love triangle, an unplanned pregnancy, a federal crime, a small house fire, many shots of whiskey, and endless rounds of Christmas caroling, in this heart-warming novel about coming home for the holidays.

Elin Hilderbrand made a paper angel ornament in third grade that is still in her family's custody. She celebrates the holidays by making batches of homemade mustard and chive pine nut dip and gifting them to her lucky friends. Her favorite carol is "O Holy Night." Winter Street is her fourteenth novel.

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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

Winter Street (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780316376112
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Published: Little, Brown and Company, 10/2014

Christina Stevens - Love: The Saint and the Seeker

“God will write through you.” Those were almost the last private words Mother Teresa spoke to acclaimed filmmaker Christina Stevens - urging her to share her story with the world. A similar calling had come months earlier, when Mother Teresa appeared to Christina in a dream, summoning her to India to film her message to the world. Without hesitation, she gathered a film crew and boarded a plane for Calcutta.

Little did she know that when destiny beckons and a Saint-to-be takes your hand, startling events and profound discoveries are around every corner. Told through the lens of Christina’s colorful youth, Love: The Saint and the Seeker tells a mind-expanding adventure that may prod you to recognize your own life’s calling, leading you to the most powerful and transformative place in the cosmos - love.

Christina Stevens is an award-winning filmmaker, author, public speaker, and global environmental activist. Her belief that storytelling is inspiration for social change puts her on the leading edge of a new wave of global thought, speaking regularly at the United Nations on topics ranging from expanding consciousness to youth empowerment to solutions for global sustainability and happiness.

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Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781401945916
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Published: Hay House, 9/2014

Class: Karen Benke- Rip & Leap, Inspired Creativity

11/30/2014 1:30 pm
Sunday Nov. 30 • 10:30-1:30 pm • $75
 
 
 
A creative-writing workshop for "adult kids" who want to loosen the grip of the critic and have some fun. With the tried and true methods that Karen Benke has used for decades writing with children, the secrets of playing on the page will be revealed to you too. We’ll experiment accessing the imagination you had as a child (yes, you still have it) and each participant leaves not only with a piece of writing that you will be eager to share, but also with writing related gifts to help inspire you at home.  
 
Karen Benke is the author of Rip the Page! Adventures in Creative Writing (for kids of all ages), Leap Write In! Writing to Stretch and Surprise Your One-of-a-Kind Mind (intended for teens and adults) & the forthcoming Uncap That Pen! A Book on Writing Letters by Hand.

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Corte Madera
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94925

Mary Jo Conahay, Barbara Graham, Faith Adiele, Ethel Rohan, Susan Ito & Laura Fraser - Whatever Doesn't Kill You

Whatever Doesn't Kill You is a print collection of "mini-memoirs" compiled from the "by women, for women" ebooks website Shebooks.

Authors include:

Mary Jo McConahay is an award-winning journalist, author of Maya Roads: One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest, and the Shebook Ricochet: Two Women War Reporters and a Friendship Under Fire.

Barbara Graham's latest book Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother, was a New York Times best seller. Her essays have appeared in many magazines, including Glamour, More, National Geographic Traveler, O the Oprah Magazine, Psychotherapy Networker, Self, Time, Utne Reader, and Vogue.

Faith Adiele author of the acclaimed Meeting Faith, her story of being the first black Buddhist nun in Thailand; she is the author of the Shebook The Nordic-Nigerian Girl's Guide to Lady Problems.

Ethel Rohan is an award-winning short story writer, author of Goodnight Nobody and the Shebook Out of Dublin.

Susan Ito is the author of the Shebook The Mouse Room. She coedited the literary anthology A Ghost at Heart’s Edge: Stories and Poems of Adoption and is a columnist and creative nonfiction editor at the online literary journal Literary Mama.

Laura Fraser is the cofounder and editorial director of Shebooks, and the author of the Shebook The Risotto Guru.

 

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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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94925

Gregg Herken - The Georgetown Set

A fascinating, behind-the-scenes history of postwar Washington, The Georgetown Set is a rich and colorful portrait of the close-knit group of journalists, spies, and government officials who waged the Cold War over cocktails and dinner.

In the years after World War II, Georgetown’s leafy streets were home to an unlikely group of Cold Warriors: a coterie of affluent, well-educated, and connected civilians who helped steer American strategy from the Marshall Plan through McCarthyism, Watergate, and the endgame of Vietnam. The Georgetown set included Phil and Kay Graham, husband-and-wife publishers of The Washington Post; Joe and Stewart Alsop, odd-couple brothers who were among the country’s premier political pundits; Frank Wisner, a driven, manic-depressive lawyer in charge of CIA covert operations; and a host of other diplomats, spies, and scholars responsible for crafting America’s response to the Soviet Union from Truman to Reagan.

This was a smaller, cozier Washington—utterly unlike today’s capital—where presidents made foreign policy in consultation with reporters and professors over martinis and hors d’oeuvres, and columnists like the Alsops promoted those policies in the next day’s newspapers.  Together, they navigated the perilous years of the Cold War, yielding triumphs—and tragedies—with very real consequences for present-day America and the world.

Gregg Herken is professor emeritus of modern American diplomatic history at the University of California and the author of Brotherhood of the Bomb, Cardinal Choices, Counsels of War, and The Winning Weapon.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
$30.00
ISBN-13: 9780307271181
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf, 10/2014



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