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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Postal Code:
94925

Winter Street (Hardcover)

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

Family Day

11/29/2014 5:00 pm

For information on our San Francisco Small Business Saturday event click here.

Nationally, it’s known as Small Business Saturday. But we’re calling it Family Day to put the emphasis on the fun we’re planning for children and their families at our Corte Madera store on Saturday, November 29.

10:00 am - Kathryn Gibbs Davis will be talking about her book Mr. Ferris & His Wheel. This was a pretty amazing invention when it was first unveiled at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. And it’s still pretty amazing, when you think about it. There will even be a light-up Lego Ferris Wheel!

11:00 am - Kathryn Otoshi will talk about her new counting book Two, along with all of her other highly acclaimed books. Otoshi has served as the Chair of our Children’s Writing Conference, and she is a very successful self-published author.

12:00 pm - We’re hoping Abraham Schroeder will tell us about the title character of his new book The Gentleman Bat who dresses in Victorian finery and meanders through cobblestone streets under gaslight: “With the nod of his head and a wink of his eye, The gentleman bat would greet passersby.”

1:00 pm - Ian Lendler’s
Stratford Zoo looks like a normal zoo until the animals come out at night  to perform Shakespeare’s greatest works. They might not be the most accomplished thespians, but they’ve got what counts: heart. Also fangs, feathers, scales, and tails, in The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth.

2:00 pm - Once every 100 years, a black pegasus foal is born—it will either unite or destroy the herds. It is fated to become the most powerful pegasus of all. The Guardian Herd: Starfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez is the start of an exciting new series.

3:00pm - Kat Beyer’s first novel was The Demon Catchers of Milan. She has now written the next book in this exciting series— a romance with a paranormal streak. Come meet the author of The Demon Catchers of Milan: The Halcyon Bird.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780547959221
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company, 9/2014

Two (Hardcover)

$18.95
ISBN-13: 9780972394666
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Published: Ko Kids Books, 9/2014

The Gentleman Bat (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780991386604
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Published: Ripple Grove Press, 10/2014

$19.99
ISBN-13: 9781626721012
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Published: First Second, 9/2014

Starfire (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780062286062
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Published: HarperCollins, 9/2014

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781606843161
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Published: EgmontUSA, 11/2014

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.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781401945916
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
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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Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925

Left Coast Writers®: Left Coast Writers - Holiday Celebration

With Special Surprise Guests!

Join the Left Coast Writers literary salon for a special holiday celebration. The Left Coast Writers will share food, drink and a celebration of the holidays in stories and poems. They’ll also share their recommendations for the best book gifts this season.

 

 

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

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

Shebooks, a publisher of short e-books by and for women, has compiled its best memoirs into the print anthology Whatever Doesn't Kill You. In “Ricochet: Two women war reporters and a friendship under fire,” award-winning journalist Mary Jo McConahay explores the personal toll of war reporting in Central America. Playwright and author Barbara Graham’s delicate “Camp Paradox” takes on the taboo topic of women abusing younger girls. Susan Ito’s “The Mouse Room” is the quirky tale of a young woman working in a genetics lab trying to find her own birth mother. Author Faith Adiele’s “The Nigerian-Nordic Girls’ Guide to Lady Problems” makes a trip to the gynecologist’s office funny, while exposing racial disparities in women’s health care. Award-winning short story writer Ethel Rohan’s “Out of Dublin” is an exquisite tale of emotional survival. In the gorgeous “Nest. Flight. Sky.” memoirist Beth Kephart muses on her mother’s death and her new-found obsession with birds.

All these memoirs are brave and beautifully written. These women use the power of writing to understand and overcome challenges in true life stories that are an inspiration for all of us.

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


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