Class: Gisella Petrone - Italian 3

01/15/2015 2:30 pm

Eight Thursdays: Jan. 15 - Mar. 5 • 12:45-2:30 pm • $250
 

 


Gisella Petrone
has a Master’s degree from the University of Calabria. She has taught Eng­lish, Italian, Latin, Roman History, and Italian cooking.

 

 

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

Gigi Pandian - The Accidental Alchemist

In The Accidental Alchemist, Zoe Faust, born in 1676 and perpetually 28-years-old, can transform homegrown herbs and veggies into vegan soups and smoothies to die for—an interest that makes her fresh start in Portland, Oregon seem the perfect plan. That is, until she unpacks a crate with a stowaway—the living gargoyle and gourmet French chef Dorian Robert-Houdin—and finds her hope of a fresh start squashed.

Dorian’s appearance is no accident. He needs her help to decipher an ancient text that brought him to life—or he will return to stone forever. An already impossible task is further complicated by the intrusion of fourteen-year-old hoodlum Brixton and the surprise visit of Detective Max Liu. Toss in a dead body on her doorstep and the theft of Dorian’s book, and Zoe’s first day in Portland is already a recipe for disaster. Now the only way to remedy the increasingly dire situation depends on Zoe’s ability to recall the alchemy of her past.

Gigi Pandian is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt mystery series. A cancer diagnosis in her 30s taught her two important life lessons: healing foods can taste amazing, and life’s too short to waste a single moment. Therefore, she writes her mysteries while drinking delectable green smoothies and eating decadent home-cooked meals.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$14.99
ISBN-13: 9780738741840
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Midnight Ink, 1/2015

Mickey Huff & Peter Phillips - Censored 2015

Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, Censored 2015—Project Censored’s annual yearbook of the top 25 most censored stories and media analysis as voted on by activists, scholars, and media workers across the country—continues where last year’s volume left off: The US has left Iraq with an epidemic of cancers and birth defects. A fifth of Americans go hungry. The richest global 1 percent hide trillions in offshore tax havens... and so much more that didn’t make the front (or even back) page.
           
Informative and timely, appalling and sometimes uplifting, Censored 2015 alerts readers to the stories that were quashed in favor of media bias, celebrity scandals, and self-censorship, in hopes that we the people, armed with knowledge, can stop the gears in motion before it’s too late.

Project Censored director Mickey Huff is a co-chair of the history department and professor of social science at Diablo Valley College, and, with former Project Censored director Dr. Peter Phillips, co-host of the Project Censored Show on KPFA (Berkeley), which rebroadcasts on WBAI, No Lies Radio, Progressive Radio Network, and other stations.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$18.95
ISBN-13: 9781609805654
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Seven Stories Press, 10/2014

Literary Luncheon: Anita Diamant - The Boston Girl

Ticket: $55 (includes meal & signed book)

 

 

Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine--a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love.

Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her "How did you get to be the woman you are today." She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naive girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.

Anita Diamant is the bestselling author of the novels The Red Tent, Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown, and Day After Night. An award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine and Parenting, she is the author of six nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life.

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

The Boston Girl (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781439199350
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Scribner Book Company, 12/2014

Laura McHale Holland & Elaine Webster - Sisters Born, Sisters Found: A Diversity of Voices on Sisterhood

With Karen Benke, Claire Blotter, and Ruth Stotter

Sisters Born, Sisters Found: A Diversity of Voices on Sisterhood reveals the core of female hearts, divulges secrets, and captures poignant, compelling, complex relationships. This vibrant collection of work from across the globe isn’t only about blood sisters or women who like each other. Sisters can bond over movie nights, stuff snails down each other’s throats, steal each other’s clothes—and lovers, scrounge for food together, tell stories together, work magic together—even kill together. Seventy-six gifted writers explore all of this and more is in the memoirs, short stories, essays and poems that form this book.

Laura McHale Holland is editor of the forthcoming Sisters Born, Sisters Found anthology. She has published the flash fiction collection, The Ice Cream Vendor's Song, and the award-winning memoir, Reversible Skirt.

A writer of fiction, creative nonfiction, essays and poetry, Elaine Webster sits on the Board of Directors for the Marin Branch of the California Writers Club and is the Central Board Representative for the group. She is also Web Editor and Social Media expert for CWC’s The NorCal Group Regional Division.

 

 

 

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

Leslie Patten - The Wild Excellence

For over a century, Yellowstone National Park has been considered the model for parks all over the world. Biologists, national leaders, and scholars world-wide come to the area to study the ecosystem. The area is a flagship site among conservation groups that promote ecosystem management. Yet of the millions of tourists who visit Yellowstone National Park and its surrounding environs every year, few know about the difficult local issues involving wolves, bears, bison, elk and other imperiled species; the very real and important environmental conflicts—in the gateway communities, with ranchers and hunters, with motorized vehicle use, with oil and gas—that compromise the continuation of the last of these iconic wildlife species. And while there are plenty of scientific papers and books written about these issues, they write in a language filled with terms like trophic cascades, trait-mediated indirect interactions, or adaptive management. The Wild Excellence is not only accessible but also personal—providing the lens through which others can gain a greater understanding.

For 9 years Leslie Patten has lived in some of the wildest country in North America—the Absaroka mountains adjacent to Yellowstone National Park.

 

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

The Wild Excellence (Paperback)

$20.00
ISBN-13: 9780983027546
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Wordsworth, 8/2014



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