Left Coast Writers® - Francophilia!

Join Linda Watanabe McFerrin and the Left Coast Writers® as they dedicate the evening to a celebration of all things France! Find your best beret and come get your French on!

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
Country:
United States
$14.95
ISBN-13: 9780985267261
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Wanderland Writers, 8/2013

Hollye Jacobs - The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer is The Girlfriend's Guide meets What to Expect for breast cancer patients. It's the book that author Hollye Jacobs, as a nurse and social worker-turned patient, wished she'd had while going through treatment that will serve as a lifeline to readers and a source of encouragement that is simultaneously honest and informative, practical and supportive, beautiful and serious, realistic and uplifting.

Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW, speaks publicly and writes about her experience on her award-winning blog, TheSilverPen.com. She is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, BreastCancer.org, Susan G. Komen, and the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation Army of Women Blog. She lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her family.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$29.99
ISBN-13: 9781476743714
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Atria Books, 3/2014

Class: Kate Rider - Beginning Italian (continuing)

07/15/2014 8:00 pm
Five Tuesdays: July 15-Aug. 12 • 6:00-8:00 pm • $160
 
 
 
 
Kate Rider studied Italian at Stanford, Middlebury College, and in Florence. She earned a master’s degree in Italian Literature at S.F. State University and completed a course in Italian pedagogy in Genoa. She teaches Italian at Dominican University of California.

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

Lucille Lang Day (& Special Guests) - Marin Poetry Center Celebration

Lucille Lang Day was married at age 14, gave birth to her first child at 15, divorced her husband at 16, married him again at 17, and left him at 18. Her memoir, Married at Fourteen, is a story full of hope and encouragement for those who find themselves in challenging circumstances. Day will be joined by special guests of the Marin Poetry Center.

 

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

Married at Fourteen (Paperback)

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781597141987
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Heyday Books, 2/2013

Class: Kerrin Meis - Masterpieces in University Art Museums

07/16/2014 5:00 pm

Four Wednesdays • July 16-Aug 6 • 3:15-5:00 pm • $100

 

 

Join art historian Kerrin Meis in an odyssey to some of the finest art collections in the country, all located in university art museums. We study masterpieces from all periods, visiting collections including Dumbarton Oaks in Washington D.C., the Fogg Museum, The Yale Art Gallery, and museums at Smith College, Oberlin College, and Dartmouth among others. The works of art will be discussed in terms of content. We ask how a professor teaching another discipline might have students engage with these works and see how art steps in when other means of communication fail. Participants may want to plan a field trip to the University Art Museum at Stanford.

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years and now lectures for the College of Marin and Dominican University and leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been big favorites for years.

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

Celeste Ng - Everything I Never Told You

A haunting debut novel about a mixed-race family living in 1970s Ohio and the tragedy that will either be their undoing or their salvation.
 
Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother’s bright blue eyes and her father’s jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue—in Marilyn’s case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James’s case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party.

When Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart. James, consumed by guilt, sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to find a responsible party, no matter what the cost. Lydia’s older brother, Nathan, is certain that the neighborhood bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it’s the youngest of the family—Hannah—who observes far more than anyone realizes and who may be the only one who knows the truth about what happened.

A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You ($26.95) is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.
 
Celeste Ng grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio, in a family of scientists. She attended Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan (now the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan), where she won the Hopwood Award. Her fiction and essays have appeared in One Story, TriQuarterly, Bellevue Literary Review, the Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere, and she is the recipient of the Pushcart Prize. 
 
Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
Country:
United States
$26.95
ISBN-13: 9781594205712
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Penguin Press HC, The, 6/2014



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