Sandip Roy - Don't Let Him Know

When Romola Mitra, a young Indian bride newly arrived in the United States, stumbles upon a letter she was not meant to open, it changes her life. Decades later, her son, Amit, finds that letter among Romola’s possessions and thinks he has discovered a secret about her. But secrets sometimes conceal deeper secrets. Sometimes the secrets that could break us apart are the same that glue us together.

Traveling back and forth in time, crisscrossing between India and the United States, Don't Let Him Know, a debut novel by Sandip Roy, follows Romola, her husband Avinash, and their son Amit, immigrants twice over, from childhood to adulthood to old age—through their struggles to bridge the chasms of geography, generation, and culture.

Sandip Roy currently lives in Calcutta but for years was a radio host on KALW in San Francisco and is a frequent commentator for Morning Edition on NPR.

 

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

Don't Let Him Know (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9781620408988
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Bloomsbury USA, 1/2015

Elise & Kaleo Ching with Gilles Marin - The Creative Art of Living, Dying & Renewal and Five Elements, Six Conditions

Authors, artists, healers, and teachers of Qigong and art, Elise and Kaleo Ching draw on their 23 years of experience working with others on their paths of personal transformation to present an approach to living and dying that is saturated with wisdom, compassion, and understanding. Through their work, the authors have witnessed many personal journeys of dying, transformation, rebirth--facing terminal illness or loss of a loved one, letting go of old lifestyles and embracing new, connecting with past lives and future dreams. The stories and processes in The Creative Art of Living, Dying & Renewal will inspire a wide range of people interested in using Qigong practices and meditations, journaling, and art for self-cultivation, mindfulness, spiritual awareness, and healing: artists, clergy, spiritual seekers, psychotherapists, hypnotherapists, social workers, chaplains, hospice workers, teachers, students and practitioners of transformative, shamanic, and healing arts.

Kaleo Ching and Elise Dirlam Ching have cotaught classes in Qigong and art for personal transformation at John F. Kennedy University Arts and Consciousness Program for the past 23 years, in addition to teaching at Ubiquity University, Naropa-Oakland/University of Creation Spirituality, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, Lucasfilm, and many others. They are the authors of five books, including Faces of Your Soul and Chi and Creativity.

With the rise in East Asian spiritualism and techniques of self-betterment in recent years, the healing methods of the Taoist tradition offer many approaches akin to new-age yoga or Zen meditative practices. The fruit of twenty-five years of clinical practice in massage therapy, Gilles Marin’s Five Elements, Six Conditions presents hands-on techniques and Taoist meditations to promote physical, mental and emotional healing. Utilizing the ideas of touch therapy dating to ancient, traditional Chinese medicine, Marin’s method of Chi Nei Tsang aims to heal the source of bodily and psychological pain. Noted for his pioneer work in introducing Chi Nei Tsang to the American public, Marin’s workbook offers a reader-friendly introduction and outline to the practice. Beginning with the establishment of working definitions of “healing,” “Taoism” and “Chi Nei Tsang,” Marin then explores the laws of the universe, how these laws apply to the body, and the stages of healing, among other background information and techniques.

Gilles Marin is founder and director of the Chi Nei Tsang Institute. He studied traditional Chinese medicine with Dr. Stephen T. Chang and Taoist disciplines with Master Mantak Chia, and is certified by Master Chia to teach the International Healing Tao System and Chi Nei Tsang. Marin is the author of Healing from Within with Chi Nei Tsang.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781583947630
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: North Atlantic Books, 8/2014

$21.95
ISBN-13: 9781556435935
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Published: North Atlantic Books, 11/2006

Jay Jacobs - The Widow Wave

Will anyone ever know what happened to the Aloha, a sport fishing boat that vanished with all onboard in the Pacific off San Francisco’s coast? ‘ Knowing’ may be a complex, inexact business. There’s real truth and then there’s courtroom truth; a jury’s verdict may or may not approach what actually happened. Nor can someone reading about such an event—one that had no witnesses or hard evidence to explain it—be sure where the truth lies. But trials, judges, and juries are what we use in our legal system to find truth.

The Widow Wave
explores this alternate reality. It is a fascinating true-life mystery and lawyer procedural rolled into one. Jay Jacobs offers no facile answers—and he’s not the flawless protagonist typically starring in such dramas. He lets us see how such a big wrongful death case really unfolds, in a true story that reads like a novel.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$19.79
ISBN-13: 9781610272629
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Quid Pro, LLC, 8/2014

Victoria Zackheim - Faith: Essays from Believers, Agnostics, and Atheists

Delve into this thought-provoking collection of personal essays from award-winning and bestselling authors who explore the perennial question: What do I believe?

Whether believer, skeptic, agnostic, atheist, or something "other," these twenty-four authors share a fascinating, daring, and multifaceted perspective on what faith means (or doesn't mean). The collection of personal essays includes bestselling authors such as Anne Perry, who writes about a deeply spiritual faith that embraces and sustains her through every step of her life. Caroline Leavitt writes about tarot cards, mediums, and quantum physics to explain her concept of faith. Afghan-American author Tamim Ansary beautifully captures his childhood curiosity amidst his Islamic views. There is the irrepressible Malachy McCourt's anti-religion rant, and then Pam Houston's signature wit and sense of irony, which gives the question of faith a surprising twist.

Honest, provocative, and candid, Faith begins a larger conversation and invites the question: What do you believe?

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$16.00
ISBN-13: 9781582705026
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Beyond Words Publishing, 2/2015

Michael Meyer - In Manchuria

With The Last Days of Old Beijing, Michael Meyer looked at the modernization of China’s ancient city, and with In Manchuria he furthers his fascinating piece on This American Life, charting the much-mythologized region bordered by Mongolia, North Korea and Siberia, now called the Northeast. For three years, Meyer lived in the remote Northeast in the rice-farming community of Wasteland. A quiet village of two dozen homes, one road, and communally farmed rice paddies, where the temperature can reach 20 below and the sun sets before 4 o’clock. There Meyer witnessed Wasteland’s sweeping changes with the arrival of Eastern Fortune Rice, a privately held and governmentally-backed company which began buying up paddies and hiring their farmers as laborers. Wasteland’s saga mirrors the tremendous shift most of rural China is undergoing; Eastern Fortune has built new roads, introduced organic farming, and constructed high-rise apartments into which farmers can move in exchange for their land rights. Once a commune, Wasteland is now a company town, a phenomenon happening across China, one that Meyer documents for the first time.

Michael Meyer first went to China in 1995 with the Peace Corps. The winner of a Lowell Thomas Award for travel writing, Meyer has also won a Whiting Writers’ Award for nonfiction and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$28.00
ISBN-13: 9781620402863
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Bloomsbury Press, 2/2015

Heidi Krahling - Insalata's and Marinitas

 

Insalata's in San Anselmo • Single $115; Couple $180 (one book)

            

 

Heidi Krahling's newest cookbook, Insalata's and Marinitas: The Story of Two Restaurants, is a culmination of recipes from her two restaurants, Insalata's and Marinitas, in San Anselmo. Krahling brings to the home chef the ingredients, flavors, sauces, and basic techniques of her kitchen which are the building blocks that have led to her Michelin star success. Heidi's own voice is on every page, helping the chef prepare each recipe. Krahling is also the author of Insalata's Mediterranean Cookbook.

The ticket includes the meal, wine, tax, tip, and a signed copy of the book.

 

Location: 
Street:
Insalata's
Additional:
120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
City:
San Anselmo
,
Postal Code:
94960
$36.00
ISBN-13: 9780692236710
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Laura Parker Studio, 11/2014



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