Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Joan Wulfsohn to sign Stalking Carlos Castaneda

Joan Wulfsohn will be signing copies of Stalking Carlos Castaneda on Sunday November 4th from 12 - 2 p.m.

In 1972, professional dancer Joan Wulfsohn underwent a double mastectomy. And her soon-to-be-ex-husband abducted their three children and spirited them away to a foreign country. “I should have died,” Joan writes. But she didn’t.

Stalking Carlos Castaneda chronicles her journey back to life by way of lessons learned from stunning transvestites and music hall dancers, teen porn stars, a brain damaged boy, Eastern holy men, Western supermodels and a certain aging sorcerer. It is the story of how one woman learned to live a magical life—bound not by spells and hexes but rather filled with wonder and transcendence.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Book Signing with Julie Kessler

Julie Kessler will be signing copies of her book Fifty-Fifty: The Clarity of Hindsight on Saturday November 3rd from 3 - 5 p.m.

Fifty-Fifty: The Clarity of Hindsight is a compilation of the lessons learned by a fifty-year-old lawyer, wife, mother, daughter of immigrant parents, survivor and thriver, though not of course always in that order. By professional and personal circumstances, the author has traveled to nearly fifty countries, lived abroad as an expatriate twice (first in Japan and then in France) and speaks several languages. The book, apropos of the title, contains fifty chapters, recounts many fascinating travel vignettes and astute observations, reflects on interesting work-related "war" stories and is often hilarious - as only truth can be - and sometimes heartbreaking, as life sometimes is.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Jenny Rosenstrach signs Dinner: A Love Story

Jenny Rosenstrach will be signing Dinner: A Love Story on Friday October 26th from 3 - 5 p.m.

Jenny Rosenstrach, and her husband, Andy, regularly, some might say pathologically, cook dinner for their family every night. Even when they work long days. Even when their kids' schedules pull them in eighteen different directions. They are not superhuman. They are not from another planet.

With simple strategies and common sense, Jenny figured out how to break down dinner—the food, the timing, the anxiety, from prep to cleanup—so that her family could enjoy good food, time to unwind, and simply be together.

Using the same straight-up, inspiring voice that readers of her award-winning blog, Dinner: A Love Story, have come to count on, Jenny never judges and never preaches. Every meal she dishes up is a real meal, one that has been cooked and eaten and enjoyed at least a half dozen times by someone in Jenny's house.

With inspiration and game plans for any home cook at any level, Dinner: A Love Story is as much for the novice who doesn't know where to start as it is for the gourmand who doesn't know how to start over when she finds herself feeding an intractable toddler or for the person who never thought about home-cooked meals until he or she became a parent. This book is, in fact, for anyone interested in learning how to  make a meal to be shared with someone they love, and about how so many good, happy things happen when we do.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Francesca Lia Block signs The Elementals

Francesca Lia Block will be signing copies of her her new book The Elementals on Saturday October 20th from 1 - 3 p.m.

The Elementals is on one level an intriguing coming-of-age novel about a young woman, Ariel Silverman, facing the challenges of her first years away at college in Berkeley, California, while her mother battles cancer at home in Los Angeles. But the book takes on deeper, stranger meanings when we realize that Ariel is haunted by the disappearance of her best friend, Jeni, who vanished without a trace a few years before, closing Ariel's heart and changing her forever.  Ariel wonders if she will ever be fully alive, until she meets three mysterious, beautiful and seductive young people living in a strange old house in the Berkeley hills.  Through them Ariel will unravel the mystery of her best friend's disappearance and face a chilling choice.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Book Launch Party with Diane Vallere

Champagne! Lemonade! Hors d'oeuvres! Doggie Biscuits! Join us for the Pillow Stalk launch party for author Diane Vallere on Saturday October 13th between 1-3 p.m. There will be a vocalist signing Doris Day songs, readings from the book, and raffle prizes!

Here's a little about the book:

Interior Decorator Madison Night has modeled her life after Doris Day's character in Pillow Talk, but when a killer targets women dressed like the bubbly actress, Madison's signature sixties style places her in the middle of a homicide investigation.

The local detective connects the new crimes to a twenty-year old cold case, and Madison's long-trusted contractor emerges as the leading suspect. As the body count piles up like a stack of plush pillows, Madison uncovers a Soviet spy, a campaign to destroy all Doris Day movies, and six minutes of film that will change her life forever.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Candi Sary signs Black Crow White Lie

Candi Sary will be signing copies of Black Crow White Lie on Saturday October 6th from 1 - 3 p.m.

"I could feel tiny stars gather in my hands..." Carson Calley grew up living in Hollywood motels with his fortune-telling mother, who is full of stories about their former lives together and prophesies about his future. "We were Indians--Californian Indians. This pale skin was once native brown. And these legs of yours were once big and strong so that you could run after deer and shoot them with your arrows, and then bring the meat back to me. You were destined to be the great medicine man, the great healer who would take away all the pain and disease and suffering of our people." Believing his mother's yarns, Carson becomes a healer, with the people of Hollywood waiting in long lines to see him, but a purpose built on lies and exaggerations can't last...or can it?