Lalita Tademy - Citizens Creek

The New York Times bestselling author of the Oprah Book Club Pick Cane River brings us Citizens Creek, the evocative story of a once-enslaved man who buys his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian Wars, and his granddaughter, who sustains his legacy of courage.

Cow Tom, born into slavery in Alabama in 1810 and sold to a Creek Indian chief before his tenth birthday, possessed an extraordinary gift: the ability to master languages. As the new country developed westward, and Indians, settlers, and blacks came into constant contact, Cow Tom became a key translator for his Creek master and was hired out to US military generals. His talent earned him money—but would it also grant him freedom? And what would become of him and his family in the aftermath of the Civil War and the Indian Removal westward?

Cow Tom’s legacy lives on—especially in the courageous spirit of his granddaughter Rose. She rises to leadership of the family as they struggle against political and societal hostility intent on keeping blacks and Indians oppressed. But through it all, her grandfather’s indelible mark of courage inspires her—in mind, in spirit, and in a family legacy that never dies.

Lalita Tademy is the author Cane River, a New York Times bestselling novel and the 2001 Oprah Book Club Summer Selection, and its critically acclaimed sequel Red River. She lives in Northern California.

 

Lalita Tademy is the author Cane River, a New York Times bestselling novel and the 2001 Oprah Book Club Summer Selection, and its critically acclaimed sequel Red River. She lives in Northern California. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.biz/Lalita-Tademy/425079951#sthash.Jyh6Cza1.dpuf
Lalita Tademy is the author Cane River, a New York Times bestselling novel and the 2001 Oprah Book Club Summer Selection, and its critically acclaimed sequel Red River. She lives in Northern California. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.biz/Lalita-Tademy/425079951#sthash.Jyh6Cza1.dpuf
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Citizens Creek (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781476753034
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Published: Atria Books, 11/2014

Timothy K. Kuhner - Capitalism v. Democracy

As of the latest national elections, it costs approximately $1 billion to become president, $10 million to become a Senator, and $1 million to become a Member of the House. High-priced campaigns, an elite class of donors and spenders, superPACs, and increasing corporate political power have become the new normal in American politics. In Capitalism v. Democracy, Timothy Kuhner explains how these conditions have corrupted American democracy, turning it into a system of rule that favors the wealthy and marginalizes ordinary citizens. Kuhner maintains that these conditions have corrupted capitalism as well, routing economic competition through political channels and allowing politically powerful companies to evade market forces. The Supreme Court has brought about both forms of corruption by striking down campaign finance reforms that limited the role of money in politics. Exposing the extreme economic worldview that pollutes constitutional interpretation, Kuhner shows how the Court became the architect of American plutocracy.

This book offers the key to understanding why corporations are now citizens, money is political speech, limits on corporate spending are a form of censorship, democracy is a free market, and political equality and democratic integrity are unconstitutional constraints on money in politics. Supreme Court opinions have dictated these conditions in the name of the Constitution, as though the Constitution itself required the privatization of democracy. Kuhner explores the reasons behind these opinions, reveals that they form a blueprint for free market democracy, and demonstrates that this design corrupts both politics and markets. He argues that nothing short of a constitutional amendment can set the necessary boundaries between capitalism and democracy.

Timothy K. Kuhner is Associate Professor at Georgia State University College of Law. He teaches mainly in the areas of international and comparative law.

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$29.35
ISBN-13: 9780804791564
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Published: Stanford Law Books, 6/2014

Anne Lamott - Small Victories

Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays that are both wise and irreverent. It’s an approach that has become her trademark. Now in Small Victories, Lamott offers a new message of hope that celebrates the triumph of light over the darkness in our lives. Our victories over hardship and pain may seem small, she writes, but they change us—our perceptions, our perspectives, and our lives. Lamott writes of forgiveness, restoration, and transformation, how we can turn toward love even in the most hopeless situations, how we find the joy in getting lost and our amazement in finally being found.

Anne Lamott is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Stitches; Help, Thanks, Wow; Some Assembly Required; Grace (Eventually); Plan B; and Traveling Mercies, as well as several novels, including Imperfect Birds and Rosie. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California.

 

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$22.95
ISBN-13: 9781594486296
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Published: Riverhead Hardcover, 11/2014

Jamie Metzl - Genesis Code

Blue Magic, the latest designer drug linked to a rash of overdoses, might explain the needle mark on the arm of a young woman found dead in her Kansas City apartment. But when Kansas City Star reporter Rich Azadian digs deeper, the clues point to a far more explosive story: MaryLee Stock was a special protegee of evangelical megapastor and power broker Cobalt Becker, who is poised to deliver his followers and the presidency to a firebrand right-wing senator in the next election. When Azadian sets out to prove that MaryLee's death was no accident and she may have been carrying Becker's genetically enhanced baby, the stakes become life itself.

Genesis Code presents a 2023 America--bankrupt, violently divided by the culture wars, and beholden to archrival China--where the rules of the game are complicated. With the danger mounting, the dead bodies of young women piling up, Chinese agents circling, and the US Department of National Competitiveness moving in to quash his investigation, Azadian's only option is to go rogue, assemble a team of brilliant misfits like himself, and begin the fight of his life to find out who is killing these women and why, and if any others like them may still be alive.

Jamie Metzl is a principal in a New York-based global investment firm and a Senior Fellow of the Asia Society. He previously served as Executive Vice President of the Asia Society, Deputy Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senior Coordinator for International Public Information at the U.S. State Department, Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council, and as a Human Rights Officer for the United Nations in Cambodia.

 

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San Francisco
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$24.95
ISBN-13: 9781628724233
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Published: Arcade Publishing, 11/2014

Dining with Writers: Sean Brock - Heritage

Intimate Meals with Famed Authors at The Spinster Sisters Restaurant in Santa Rosa

Spinster Sisters Restaurant • Santa Rosa
Ticket: $95 person (includes the book, meal, wine, tax, tip & dessert)

 

 

Sean Brock is the chef behind the gamechanging restaurants Husk and McCrady’s, and Heritage, his first book, offers all of his inspired recipes. The recipes include all the comfort food (think food to eat at home) and high-end restaurant food (fancier dishes when there’s more time to cook) for which he has become so well-known.

 

 

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Spinster Sisters
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Santa Rosa
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95401

Heritage (Hardcover)

$40.00
ISBN-13: 9781579654634
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Published: Artisan Publishers, 10/2014

Geoffrey Jowett - The Power of I Am

The essence of our being is a fully integrated energy system of consciousness. The Power of I Am shows how we can work with this energy and transform and optimize our human energy body by working with the chakras. Through a series of prayers, affirmations, music, crystals, poems, and simple yoga poses, readers learn to maintain a balanced and harmonious continuous flow of energy through each chakra, leading to an increased sense of peace, harmony, and balance. Offering insights about the continuity of life, the laws of nature, and discovering ways to connect to our higher self, The Power of I Am leads to a path of healing and achieving our greatest potential.

Geoffrey Jowett is an intuitive medium and spiritual educator. It is his passion to write and teach about universal consciousness and the rediscovery of the higher self and the continuity of life. As an educator, Geof provides spiritual workshops on spirit communication, intuition development, channeling higher self, chakra balancing and healing, and karma and reincarnation.

 

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$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781611250275
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Published: Divine Arts, 10/2014



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