Joe Konte - The Rivalry Heard 'Round the World: The Giants-Dodgers Feud from Coast to Coast

Games between the Dodgers and Giants are never just another day at the ballpark.

Dating back to the late nineteenth century--when the teams embodied the competitive spirit of rival metropolises of New York and Brooklyn--the Giants-Dodgers rivalry gained intensity throughout the early twentieth century. The venue had changed but the venom remained, and the rivalry became author Joe Konte's obsession.

A longtime newspaper editor and baseball fiend, Konte understands what is so special about what is one of the most significant rivalries in American sports. And so--via statistical analysis, game summaries, roster scrutiny, manager matchups, season recaps, and more--he has put together a rivalry bible. Focusing primarily on the California years, but also providing background on the origins and the New York years, The Rivalry Heard 'Round the World captures the spirit and intensity of one of the greatest rivalries in American sports.

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$24.95
ISBN-13: 9781613213995
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Sports Publishing LLC, 9/2013

Dr. Julianna Deardorff & Dr. Louise Greenspan - The New Puberty

The Bay School of San Francisco • Tickets: $29.50 (includes signed book)
Moderated by Dr. Louann Brizendine

 

 

The New Puberty is a reassuring, empowering guide for millions of parents-as well as teachers, coaches, pediatricians, and family members-by two notable experts in the field. Compiling original research and clinical experience, this text offers practical strategies for supporting girls entering this complex stage of their lives. Louise Greenspan, MD is a board-certified endocrinologist focusing on puberty. Julianna Deardorff, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with a specialty in adolescence.

 

Location: 
Street:
The Bay School of San Francisco
Additional:
35 Keyes Avenue
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94129
$26.99
ISBN-13: 9781623363420
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Rodale Books, 9/2014

Stuart Rojstaczer - The Mathematician's Shiva

Alexander “Sasha” Karnokovitch and his family would like to mourn the passing of his mother, Rachela, with modesty and dignity. But Rachela, a famous Polish émigré mathematician and professor at the University of Wisconsin, is rumored to have solved the million-dollar, Navier-Stokes Millennium Prize Problem. Rumor also has it that she spitefully took the solution to her grave. To Sasha’s chagrin, a ragtag group of socially challenged mathematicians arrives in Madison and crashes the shiva, vowing to do whatever it takes to find the solution—even if it means prying up the floorboards for Rachela’s notes.

Written by a trained geophysicist, The Mathematician's Shiva ($16.00) is a hilarious and multi-layered debut novel that brims with colorful characters and brilliantly captures humanity’s drive not just to survive, but to solve the impossible.
 
Stuart Rojstaczer was raised in Milwaukee and has degrees from the University of Wisconsin, the University of Illinois, and Stanford. For many years, he was a professor of geophysics at Duke University. He lives in Northern California.
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780143126317
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Books, 9/2014

Book Group: Carol Benet - Potpourri of Literary Prizes

09/15/2014 9:00 pm
Five Mondays: Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, & Jan. 19 • 7:00-9:00pm • $105
 
 
 
 
This group reads authors that have won literary prizes including the Nobel Prize, the Man Booker Prize, the National Book Award and the Asturias Literary Prize. Carol Benet has an M.A from Michigan and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley.
 
September: Troubles, J.G. Farrell (Man Booker Prize)
October: Dear Life, Alice Munro (Nobel Prize for Literature)
November: Shroud, John Banville (Asturias Literary Prize)
December: The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner (National Book Award)
January: The Garlic Ballads, Mo Yan (Nobel Prize)

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

Troubles (Paperback)

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781590170182
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: NYRB Classics, 10/2002

Dear Life: Stories (Paperback)

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9780307743725
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Vintage, 8/2013

Shroud (Paperback)

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9780375725302
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Vintage, 6/2004

The Flamethrowers (Paperback)

$17.00
ISBN-13: 9781439142011
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Scribner Book Company, 1/2014

The Garlic Ballads (Paperback)

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781611457070
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Arcade Publishing, 11/2012

Dan Shumski - Will It Waffle

Culled from the popular blog Waffleizer, Will It Waffle?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron expands "the frontiers of waffling" by finding alternative uses for your waffle iron (while also exploring more conventional waffling).

Dan Shumski is an author, journalist, and cook. His food writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Post. His first waffle iron was a 1985 Kensmore nicknamed Sparky. He now owns six waffle irons. 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$14.95
ISBN-13: 9780761176466
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Workman Publishing, 8/2014

Matthew Thomas - We Are Not Ourselves

Destined to be a classic, We Are Not Ourselves is a "powerfully moving" (Chad Harbach, "The Art of Fielding), multigenerational novel about an Irish-American family that is being hailed as nothing short of a "masterwork" (Joshua Ferris, "Then We Came to the End"). Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on whether guests are over and how much alcohol has been consumed. When Eileen meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing like those of the men she grew up with, she thinks she's found the perfect partner to deliver her to the cosmopolitan world she longs to inhabit. They marry, and Eileen quickly discovers Ed doesn't aspire to the same, ever bigger, stakes in the American Dream. Epic in scope, heroic in character, masterful in prose, this debut novel heralds the arrival of a major new talent in contemporary fiction.

Matthew Thomas was born in the Bronx and grew up in Queens. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he has an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, where he received the Graduate Essay Award. He lives with his wife and twin children in New Jersey.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$28.00
ISBN-13: 9781476756660
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Simon & Schuster, 8/2014



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