William Gibson - The Peripheral

North American master of letters William Gibson returns with his first novel in four years, The Peripheral, a high-tech thriller partly set in a decadent post-apocalyptic future. The “peripherals” of the title are quasi-human drone bodies, with full tactile feedback, operated from any distance, which have erased any lingering distinction between the Web and the world. Where Flynne and her brother Burton live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran’s benefits, for neural damage he suffered during his time in the USMC’s elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out, but there’s a job he’s supposed to do—a job Flynne didn’t know he had. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. The job seems to be simple: work a perimeter around the image of a tower building. Little buglike things turn up. He’s supposed to get in their way, edge them back. That’s all there is to it. He’s offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isn’t what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder.

William Gibson is the celebrated author of Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Burning Chrome, Virtual Light, Idoru, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, Zero History, and Distrust That Particular Flavor. Gibson is not only revered for his illustrious career as a fiction writer, but also as a non-fiction writer, famous for his acclaimed feature "Disneyland with the Death Penalty" and as a cultural figure, notable for coining the term "cyberspace."

 

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

The Peripheral (Hardcover)

$26.95
ISBN-13: 9780399158445
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Putnam Adult, 10/2014

Mario Batali - America: Farm to Table

Angelico Hall, Dominican University
Ticket: $40 (includes a complimentary signed book)
Please note the new start time of 1:00pm for this event!

 

 

Mario Batali, who knows the importance of ingredients to any amazing dish, sees farmers as the rock stars of the food world. In this new book America—Farm to Table, he celebrates American farmers: their highquality products and their culture defined by hard work, integrity, and pride. Batali asked his chef friends from Nashville to San Francisco to tell him who their favorite farmers were, and those farmers graciously shared their personal stories along with their top-of-the-line produce and products.

Batali counts 24 restaurants, nine cookbooks, nurmerous television shows and the 50,000-square-foot Eataly marketplace among his ever-expanding empire of deliciousness. Mario and his business partner, Joe Bastianich, recently opened B&B Burger&Beer in The Venetian Hotel & Casino, their fourth restaurant in las Vegas. Mario is also the author of nine cookbooks including the James Beard Award Winning Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes; and Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals from my Home to Yours. Mario appears 3 times a week on ABC's "The Chew," a daytime talk show that celebrates and explores life through food. 

 

Location: 
Street:
Dominican University
Additional:
50 Acacia Avenue
City:
San Rafael
,
Postal Code:
94901
$35.00
ISBN-13: 9781455584680
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Grand Central Life & Style, 10/2014

Bryan Stevenson - Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice.

Bryan Stevenson is the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, and a professor of law at New York University Law School. He has won relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, argued five times before the Supreme Court, and won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color. He has received numerous awards, including the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant.

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

Just Mercy (Hardcover)

$28.00
ISBN-13: 9780812994520
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Spiegel & Grau, 10/2014

Bill Broder - Two Russian Bicycles

Sausalito Library • Russian Tea Provided

Two Russian Bicycles: A Fictional Journey into the Past on Two Novellas consists of two curiously related novellas, both prophetic of the future course of Russian and world history.  Based in historical fact, both reveal how the small battles of the hearth, friendship, and love shape history and underlie the effort to remain human in times bedeviled by a brutal destiny. The first novella, Tolstoy’s Wife, depicts Sonya Tolstoy’s struggle for the love of her husband, Leo Tolstoy—a struggle intimately shaped by her belief in the values that inform Tolstoy’s great novels. The second, The Sphynx of Kiev, focuses on the importance of Lenin's character and personal life in shaping the distinctive properties of the two Russian Revolutions at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Bill Broder is the author of A Prayed for the Departed, Crimes of Innocence, Esau's Mountain, What Rough Beast?, Taking Care of Cleo, and The Sacred Hoop, among other books. Broder has also acted as member, Executive Director and Artistic Director of a playwrights workshop, California On Stage, and has completed a number of full-length plays. Abalone! was produced in Carmel, California. His other plays have received staged readings in the Bay Area by Equity actors at the Upstart Stage, The Plays in Progress Series at A.C.T., The Western Stage Theater Company, the New Playwrights Festival, and New Visions Festival. Two of his plays were presented as staged readings at The Second and Third Annual California Studies Conference in Sacramento, California.Professionally, Broder has worked extensively as a free-lance writer, specializing in the writing, design, and production of educational materials for museums, schools, exhibitions, and publishing companies.

 

 



 

Location: 
Street:
Sausalito Library
Additional:
420 Litho St
City:
Sausalito
,
Postal Code:
94965
$12.96
ISBN-13: 9781496123640
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Createspace, 5/2014

Class: Nina Schuyler - Characterization

11/06/2014 6:00 pm

Four Thursdays: November 6, 13, 20 & December 4 • 4:00-6:00pm • $200

 

 

 

Character is at the center of all fiction. Your fiction is only as compelling as the characters who populate it. In this series, we’ll discuss craft and theory. You'll read excerpts from published work and use these excerpts as a springboard to create your own work. I want to consider emotional engagement, internal conflict, voice, multidimensionality, and personal stakes, among other things. By the end of the series, you will have deepened your characters, turning them into characters who linger with your readers long after the story's last line. 

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

Cooks with Books: James Oseland - Saveur

Insalata's Restaurant in San Anselmo • Single $115, Couple $185 (one book)

 

 

James Oseland is the Editor-in-Chief of Saveur Magazine, one of American's most critically acclaimed food magazines. He has also been a judge on Bravo's Top Chef Masters and was the author of the wildly popular James beard winner Saveur: The New Comfort Food. In Saveur: The New Classics Cookbook; More than 1,000 of the World's Best Recipes, the newest Saveur cookbook, Oseland chooses recipes with classic flavors from all over the world combining traditional favorites and creative dishes that are sure to delight your family meals.

 

Location: 
Street:
Insalata's
Additional:
120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
City:
San Anselmo
,
Postal Code:
94960
$40.00
ISBN-13: 9781616287351
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Weldon Owen, 10/2014



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