Maxine Louise Michel De Felice - May the Spirit Be Unbroken

May the Spirit Be Unbroken is about the resilience of the human spirit, following three generations of activist families and the author as child and adult in the context of radical change movements of the twentieth century. The constant chant from the author’s mother, “When all the children in the world are happy, only then do you have a right to be,” was character defining, as were her many traumatic experiences growing up during the McCarthy era “witch hunts” of the 1940s and 1950s. History of her grandparents participation in an educational commune, alternative living styles, and researched labor union history provides an exciting backdrop.

Maxine De Felice is a trained psychotherapist with more than fifty years of experience, providing her with the tools to understand the impact of trauma, neglect and deprivation on the personal lives of activists and their children. She is one of forty contributors included in the anthology: Red Diapers: Growing Up In the Communist Left. She also has an essay printed in the magazine, Spectacle, Vol.4, No. 1, “The Ferrer Colony.”

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Corte Madera
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Postal Code:
94925
$23.94
ISBN-13: 9781477210789
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Published: Authorhouse, 10/2012

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

The Goldilocks Zone (Paperback)

$18.95
ISBN-13: 9780826354327
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
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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Street:
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

Kat Beyer, Kathryn Otoshi, Kathryn Gibbs Davis & More - Family Day

11/29/2014 4:00 pm

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
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
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.

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


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