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The Episcopal Church of St. Matthew in San Mateo presents ANNE LAMOTT - SOLD OUT

The Episcopal Church of St. Matthew proudly presents Anne Lamott, discussing her new book, Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair. A wise and compassionate exploration of how we can make sense of life's chaos.
What do we do when life lurches out of balance? How can we reconnect to one other and to what's sustaining, when evil and catastrophe seem inescapable?
These questions lie at the heart of "Stitches," Lamott's profound follow-up to her "New York Times"-bestselling "Help, Thanks, Wow." In this book Lamott explores how we find meaning and peace in these loud and frantic times; where we start again after personal and public devastation; how we recapture wholeness after loss; and how we locate our true identities in this frazzled age. We begin, Lamott says, by collecting the ripped shreds of our emotional and spiritual fabric and sewing them back together, one stitch at a time.
It's in these stitches that the quilt of life begins, and embedded in them are strength, warmth, humor, and humanity.

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Launch Party with JOHN BURLEY at Books Inc. Mountain View

Emergency medicine physician in Northern California, John Burley celebrates the launch of his debut novel, The Absence of Mercy. Called "a smart, disturbing and heartbreaking thriller" by Kirkus Reviews, this spine-tingling story is set in a tight-knit Midwestern community, and centers around the towns medical examiner, Dr. Ben Stevenson. Following the brutal murder of a local teenager, Dr. Stevenson uncovers dark secrets that could potentially shatter his quiet community, and force him to confront a haunting truth.

LEN FILPPU at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Regular contributor to The Huffington Post, Len Filppu shares Prime Time Dads. When faced with first-time fatherhood at the age of 49, Len went through a mixed bag of emotions and came out more optimistic than ever. Full of encouragement and inspiration, this is Len's honest, and sincere, guide for men of all ages, and the women who love them, that are considering the awesome responsibilities and rich rewards of parenthood.
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$14.95
ISBN: 9781939555083
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Published: Bright Lights Press - May 18th, 2013

The Peninsula Parlour presents NINA SCHUYLER in conversation with LISEN STROMBERG at Books Inc. Palo Alto

The Peninsula Parlour presents Pushcart Prize-nominee, and fiction editor at Able Muse, Nina Schuyler, discussing The Translator, in conversation with Lisen Stromberg. When renowned translator Hanne Schubert falls down a flight of stairs, she suffers from an unusual but real condition -- the loss of her native language. Speaking only Japanese, a language learned later in life, she leaves for Japan. There, to Hanne's shock, the Japanese novelist whose work she recently translated confronts her publicly for sabotaging his work. 5% of all sales made during this event will be donated to Abilities United.

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ISBN: 9781605984704
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Published: Pegasus Books - July 1st, 2013

MARK SHAW at Books Inc. Burlingame

Former criminal defense attorney who has served as a legal analyst for ABC, ESPN, and USA Today, and member of the Assassination Archives and Research Center in Washington, DC, Mark Shaw shares The Poison Patriarch: How the Betrayals of Joseph P. Kennedy Caused the Assassination of JFK, a fascinating and unique account of what happened in Dallas in 1963 which focuses on why attorney general Robert F. Kennedy wasn't killed in 1963 and President John F. Kennedy was.

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781626360600
Availability: Backordered-Could Take 2-4Weeks
Published: Skyhorse - October 1st, 2013

TONI PICCININI at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Preparing for an empty nest can be an overwhelming experience, with college applications, and sudden, strong sentimental moments striking you at every turn. But have no fear, Toni Piccinini is here to help you traverse the rocky road that is motherhood with The Goodbye Year: Wisdom and Culinary Therapy to Survive Your Child's Senior Year of High School (and Reclaim the You of You). With the wisdom she's acquired from saying goodbye three times to her own children, this book is the perfect guide to modern sensibilities, and provides a lovingly thought out collection of recipes that are sure to comfort.

 

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781580054867
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Published: Seal Press - September 10th, 2013

Launch Party with HARRIET SCOTT CHESSMAN at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Previous professor of literature and writing at Yale University, Bread Loaf School of English, and Stanford University's Continuing Studies Program, acclaimed author Harriet Scott Chessman celebrates the launch of her much-anticipated new novel, The Beauty of Ordinary Things, a powerful story about our yearning for wholeness and the enduring weight of our briefest encounters. Wine and snacks will be served. Please join us and raise a glass to fine writing, good reading, and great indie bookselling! 

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$13.95
ISBN: 9780989302319
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Published: Atelier26 Books - November 12th, 2013

CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL at Books Inc. Mountain View

Founder, editor, and publisher of Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines, and a friendly face that shares the secrets to perfect cooking on PBSs America's Test Kitchen, Christopher Kimball shares The America's Test Kitchen School Cookbook. Whether you're starting out in the kitchen or have been cooking for years, this essential guide to cooking fundamentals, featuring 3000+ step photos and 500+ recipes, will make you a better cook for everything from scrambled eggs and roast chicken to layer cakes and fruit tarts.


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ISBN: 9781936493524
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Published: America's Test Kitchen - October 15th, 2013

SEAN LYNCH at Books Inc. Mountain View

Retired Lieutenant, and former Commander of the Detective Division in the Bay Area, Sean Lynch shares his debut thriller, Wounded Prey. When recently retired SF Police Inspector, Bob Farrell, hears of the return of a brutal killer striking after a twenty-year break, he's on the case. But Bob's not playing by the rules any more than the killer is, and soon the FBI have both of them in their sights. . .

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ISBN: 9781909223073
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Published: Osprey Publishing (WA) - May 28th, 2013

BILL PETROCELLI at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Co-owner of fellow indie booksellers Book Passage, Bill Petrocelli shares his first work of fiction, The Circle of Thirteen, a gripping thriller set in the turbulent world of 2082 which provides an emotionally grounded window into the future's unforgettable history--which may not be that far off, or could be under our noses already--and the bold group of women who risk their lives to restore world peace while a shadowy figure is determined to unleash chaos around the world.  In Conversation with Cara Black.

 

 

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781620454145
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Published: Turner - October 22nd, 2013

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