Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

"Speak Up!" An evening of spoken word performance

Speak Up!

An evening of spoken word performance

 

Inviting all poets, writers, and storytellers to speak or read original work written in the first person. Each artist is allowed 5 minutes for their performance.

Featured speakers TBD.

 

For more information, email Mary at storytellermcgrath@yahoo.com

Apr
29
1:00 pm13:00

"Just Listen: King Speaks" by Korrie Morrow

Just Listen: King Speaks

 By Korrie Morrow

ISBN: 1515219909                                      $17.00

ISBN: 1515219909

                                     $17.00

Just Listen is an inspirational book created to inspire people in their time of need. It will help strengthen you and ultimately lead and guide you to the real, try love that you need in your life. Korrie Morrow, aka "King", was born in the city of Chicago 28 years ago, and he is the father of one son, Korrie Morrow, Jr. Being a God-fearing man, Korrie enjoys writing poetry and inspiring people to be the best that they can be just as he has decided to do for himself. His mission is to help change the world by helping as many people as possible to see their worth!

Apr
29
3:00 pm15:00

"The Secret of Bramble Hill" by Sue Owens Wright

The Secret of Bramble Hill

By Sue Owens Wright

ISBN: 1626945861                                    $13.49

ISBN: 1626945861

                                   $13.49

In April 1946, Tessa Field returns to Bramble Hill in the quaint Cornish seaside town of Covington Haven, England, after learning of her aunt Emily Maxwell’s drowning in a boating accident. The moment Tessa sets foot on the grounds of Bramble Hill, long-dormant psychic powers are stirred in her. Through a series of eerie manifestations and unexplained mishaps, she senses an entity in the house is trying to make contact and reveal dark secrets. Tessa narrowly escapes being trampled by a horse ridden by the handsome aristocrat and writer Peter Tremayne, a childhood friend. Upon their unexpected reunion, Tessa is immediately attracted to him, and he to her. Yet, despite their budding romance, she soon becomes distrustful of his true motives. Convinced that her aunt did not die in an accident but was murdered, Tessa investigates and soon becomes entangled in a web of deception, betrayal, and treachery that threatens her very life.

May
3
6:00 pm18:00

Mosaic of Voices presents Yuyutsu Sharma

Sacramento Poetry Center's Mosaic of Voices presents

Yuyutsu Sharma

Sharma, recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange & The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, is a distinguished Himalayan poet. Currently Visiting Poet at Columbia University, Sharma has published ten poetry collections and just finished a memoir on Nepal earthquakes, “Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems.” Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home.

May
6
1:00 pm13:00

"Little Miss April's Memories: Mother and Daughter Stories" by Nancy Samuelson

Little Miss April’s Memories

Mother and Daughter Stories

By Nancy Samuelson

Ideal Mother's Day gift for Mother and Child. Come out for a book signing and discover how you can add optional matching mother-daughter jewelry to your book.

 Written from the heart, the author shares charming childhood memories of tea parties, old-fashioned family traditions, and a Mother's love for her daughter. Her precious memories inspired creation of matching mother-daughter jewelry sets; the book includes photos.

May
6
3:00 pm15:00

"The Petitation Companion: Enhance the Lives of You and Your Pet with Mindfulness Meditation" by Dr. Elisabeth Paige and Joanne Leslie

The Petitation Companion:

Enhance the Lives of You and Your Pet with Mindfulness Meditation

By Dr. Elisabeth Paige and Joanne Leslie

When we sit quietly with our pet and experience a moment of joy,  comfort, and peace, we are “Petitating.”

Have you ever thought about meditating? Do you share your life with a pet or with several pets? How do you fit everyone and everything into your busy life? You can do both at the same time as you “Petitate.”

When we Petitate, we get to improve our health, help our pets relax and form a deeper bond with us, and we no longer have to choose between paying attention to our pets and meditating.

*Book includes guided Petitations with background music*

May
13
1:00 pm13:00

"Living in 1984: America’s Flirtation with Fascism" by Gregg Ward Matson

Living in 1984:

America’s Flirtation with Fascism

By Gregg Ward Matson

ISBN: 1607468158                            $25.00

ISBN: 1607468158

                           $25.00

WARNING: Reading this could be an act of thoughtcrime! In Living in 1984 - America's Flirtation with Fascism, Gregg Ward Matson asks if America, defender of liberty since its founding in the Age of Enlightenment, is becoming a neo-fascist state in its power and wealth. Quoting from Orwell and founders such as Samuel Adams and John Jay, Alexis deToqueville in America's first flower of nationhood, Eugene Debs and Woodrow Wilson in the first phase of empire, and on to Eric Hoffer, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Molly Ivins in recent times, the author discusses how modern America resembles life in Orwell's dystopia, how we got here, and actions we could take to change things.

May
20
1:00 pm13:00

"Pretending to Pray in French," by Elizabeth Podolinsky

Pretending to Pray in French

By Elizabeth Podolinsky

ISBN: 1542553482 $12.95

ISBN: 1542553482

$12.95

After her latest lover dumps her, Elizabeth decides to change her life. She quits her bureaucratic job in Santa Barbara and flies to Paris on Valentine’s Day. After two months in Paris to find a French, rich, elegant and intelligent cross between Olivier Martinez and Jacques Derrida, she meets François, a widower who turns out to be anything but. When Paris doesn’t deliver the man or happiness, Elizabeth flees to a rural convent in Southern France, even though she hasn’t been to Mass in 20 years and carries the uncomfortable weight of a checkered Catholic upbringing. Instead of contemplating life in a romantic medieval convent, she finds herself cleaning toilets, taking orders from grouchy nuns and the object of anti-American sentiment. But she also meets a group of young foreign women there – fellow guest workers -- who help her realize that happiness isn’t dependent on external factors, such as a man, but comes from within. Pretending to Pray in French blends humor with a uniquely thoughtful perspective on French culture that takes the reader on a sometimes irreverent spiritual quest.

May
20
3:00 pm15:00

A Reading: Rebecca Woolston, Allison Harden, and Jordan Okumura

A Reading: Rebecca Woolston, Allison Harden, and Jordan Okumura

 

We will be reading from an ongoing project, tentatively titled Archeology of Ashes. This text is a collaboration between three writers who are excavating through writing. What happens when three different perspectives, histories, voices come to the same page to tell their stories? That is the question we asked ourselves when we embarked on this project two years ago. Divided into sections, and with no designated order, limit, or structure, we fell into, and along, each other’s paths. What we thought would be schizophrenic became holistic, and continues to germinate toward the connection we find in memory, love, and kinship - with our senses open to honesty and the stories that gain momentum through each other’s words. The story feels as if it is always just beginning for us. This story may always be, just a beginning.
 

May
25
7:00 pm19:00

"Speak Up!" An evening of spoken word performance

Speak Up!

An evening of spoken word performance

Inviting all poets, writers, and storytellers to speak or read original work written in the first person. Each artist is allowed 5 minutes for their performance.

Featured speakers TBD.

For more information, email Mary at storytellermcgrath@yahoo.com

May
27
1:00 pm13:00

"Before the Gold Rush: The Sinclairs of Rancho Del Paso 1840-1849" by Cheryl Anne Stapp

Before the Gold Rush

The Sinclairs of Rancho Del Paso 1840-1849

 By Cheryl Anne Stapp

ISBN: 1542983169 $16.99

ISBN: 1542983169

$16.99

They met by chance in Mexican-owned California, each drawn to the pastoral province in different years and for entirely different reasons. For John Sinclair, it was the continuation of a continental adventure. For Mary Eyre, it was a dramatic intervention on the Oregon Trail. They married and settled on a great Sacramento Valley rancho, the predecessors of the tide of Americans who emigrated West in covered wagons in search of a brighter future. Their ranch was just across the American River from Captain John Sutter’s famed trading post, located at a geographic crossroads that put the Sinclairs square in the middle of history-making events: the alarming, if short-lived, Bear Flag Revolt; the perilous rescue of the stranded, doomed Donner Party; the American military conquest of California; and the tumultuous California Gold Rush. They lived through it all and died long ago, yet their Rancho del Paso lives on in street and neighborhood names to the north of modern Sacramento. Told with compelling imagery, this is the true story of a couple whose lives and experiences are part of the Golden State’s pioneer past.


Apr
22
5:30 pm17:30

"Turn the Key: Unlocking Memories for Storytelling," Memoir workshop with editor Ali Shaw

Turn the Key: Unlocking Memories for Storytelling

Memoir workshop with editor Ali Shaw

When unlocked, our memories provide rich fodder for our writing. Younger versions of ourselves, our family members, our friends, our foes—all are characters waiting for their stories to be told on the page. In this ninety-minute workshop, memoir editor Ali Shaw will guide you through meditations and prompts to let loose the stories that your memories want to tell. Bring your favorite writing tools to capture the stories that come up in the timed writing sessions, and you’ll leave with the seeds for your next personal essay or memoir. This workshop is open to writers of all levels.

Ali Shaw has been editing memoirs for Indigo: Editing, Design, and More for over ten years. Her authors range from the likes of Rodney King to Olympian Carolyn Wood, and her own writing has appeared in Hippocampus Magazine and was a finalist for the Victoria A. Hudson award. You can learn more about Ali at www.indigoediting.com and www.ali-shaw.com.

Apr
22
3:00 pm15:00

"I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through!" by Angela Holmes

I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through!

By Angela Holmes

Danielle is sexy and ambitious. Desperate to overcome heartache, abandonment, and a near death experience, she flees to Georgia to leave her past behind her--but still searches for the perfect cookie cutter family.

 

Danielle continues through a vicious cycle of relationships in her pursuit of happiness and self-fulfillment, but somewhere along the way she begins to worry that she’s lost sight of God’s promises. Will she ever find what she’s looking for? She definitely doesn’t look like what she’s been through!

Apr
22
1:00 pm13:00

"The Princess and the Sunflowers" by Leonie Pickett and Catlyn LeGault

The Princess and the Sunflowers

By Leonie Pickett and Catlyn LeGault

Illustrated by Miakoda Plude

ISBN: 978-1631777738                                          $16.95

ISBN: 978-1631777738

                                         $16.95

Amara, a princess, thinks the world revolves around her, in part because she is an only child, in part because all kids do...but also because all of the sunflowers are staring at her every morning when she awakes.

One afternoon she looks out the window and realizes with shock that they are not staring at her. She becomes upset and she tries to do everything she can to get the sunflowers to turn around. Through her attempts she meets a friend, the son of a farmer, who teaches her a little bit about humility and the secret about why the sunflowers face different directions at different times of day. Princess Amara, thus, learns a little science, a lot of humility, and even makes her first true friend. Learn more at www.sunflowerprincess.com.

Apr
15
5:00 pm17:00

"The House of Twenty Thousand Books" by Sasha Abramsky

The House of Twenty Thousand Books

By Sasha Abramsky

ISBN: 1681371138                              $17.95

ISBN: 1681371138

                             $17.95

The House of Twenty Thousand Books is the story of Chimen Abramsky, an extraordinary polymath and bibliophile who amassed a vast collection of socialist literature and Jewish history. For more than fifty years Chimen and his wife, Miriam, hosted epic gatherings in their house of books that brought together many of the age's greatest thinkers.

The atheist son of one of the century's most important rabbis, Chimen was born in 1916 near Minsk, spent his early teenage years in Moscow while his father served time in a Siberian labor camp for religious proselytizing, and then immigrated to London, where he discovered the writings of Karl Marx and became involved in left-wing politics. When the Nazis invaded Russia in June 1941, Chimen joined the Communist Party, becoming a leading figure in the party's National Jewish Committee. He remained a member until 1958, when, shockingly late in the day, he finally acknowledged the atrocities committed by Stalin. Chimen continued to reinvent himself throughout his life as a liberal thinker, humanist, professor, and manuscripts' expert for Sotheby's auction house.

Journalist Sasha Abramsky re-creates here a lost world, bringing to life the people, the books, and the ideas that filled his grandparents' house, from gatherings that included Eric Hobsbawm and Isaiah Berlin to books with Marx's handwritten notes, William Morris manuscripts and woodcuts, an early sixteenth-century Bomberg Bible, and a first edition of Descartes's Meditations. The House of Twenty Thousand Books is a wondrous journey through our times, from the vanished worlds of Eastern European Jewry to the cacophonous politics of modernity.

Apr
8
1:00 pm13:00

"Diary of a Fast Food Worker" by Kathy Norton

Diary of a Fast Food Worker

By Kathey Norton

                        ISBN: 1483585298                                  $15.99

                        ISBN: 1483585298

                                 $15.99

Using her actual diary entries from the mid-80s, writer Kathey Norton details her life as a young writer working in the fast food industry, and the struggle to remain creative while dealing with a soul-crushing boss, an ever-changing cast of co-workers, the drama of an atypical first romance, and the frustration and self-doubt that haunt her. Brutally honest and poignant, dark yet hopeful, Diary of a Fast Food Worker provides a glimpse into the creative and, at times, tortured soul of a writer trying to survive the realities of working at Hamburger Hell, while still clinging tightly to her dreams and ambitions as a novelist and poet.

Apr
1
3:01 pm15:01

"Killing God’s Enemies: The Crazy War Against Jews, African-Americans and the U.S. Government" by John Lee Brook

Killing God’s Enemies:

The Crazy War Against Jews, African-Americans and the U.S. Government

By John Lee Brook

ISBN: 1634240715                                    $19.95

ISBN: 1634240715

                                   $19.95

Killing God’s Enemies relates the origin, history and activities of the church of Christian Identity and its violent outgrowth called the Phineas Priesthood. In doing so, the book reveals the group’s philosophy of hate; their methodology, which is death to all blacks, Jews, homosexuals and abortionists; and their goal, which is an America ruled by white men. The church of Christian Identity is a small and obscure religious denomination. Its radical arm—the Phineas Priesthood—barely registers on the radar screens of the general public’s consciousness. That is, until it’s too late.

For the Phineas Priesthood is unlike any other priesthood. There is no seminary and no ordination. There is only one requirement: kill the enemies of God.

Killing God’s Enemies will tell the fantastic but true tale of how Christian Identity came to exist, where the idea of the Phineas Priesthood came from, relate the violent exploits of the Priesthood’s lone warriors, and show how Anti-Semitism forms the fulcrum upon which Christian Identity pivots.

Mar
25
4:00 pm16:00

"Citizen Cohn" by Steve Cohn

Citizen Cohn:

Memoir of Sacramento City Councilman Steve Cohn

By Steve Cohn

ISBN: 1539373479 $19.95

ISBN: 1539373479

$19.95

Facing surgery to remove a brain tumor, former Sacramento City Councilman Steve Cohn wrote this memoir chronicling his life’s story: from his grandfather’s daring escape from the Russian Army in Ukraine during World War I and Cohn’s childhood growing up in mid-century Missouri, to his adult life in Northern California, where he raised a family and began a long career as an attorney for the nation’s most progressive electric utility and a civic leader for “America’s Most Livable City.” Cohn was one of the longest serving City Council members in the history of Sacramento. Cohn’s memoir shines a light on how local politics was played, for better or worse, during some of the Capital’s most controversial battles over the last 25 years, including the saga of the Sacramento Kings NBA basketball team and the building of a new Downtown arena. Cohn’s memoir also tells the inside story of some of the Council’s toughest decisions to change the City’s development pattern from its post-war suburban, automobile-oriented past to a more sustainable vision of Sacramento as “America’s Most Livable City.”

Mar
25
2:00 pm14:00

"Nostalgic Blood" by J. Crockett

Nostalgic Blood

 By J. Crockett

ISBN: 1517272238                        $13.99

ISBN: 1517272238

                       $13.99

Kalargo escaped civil war and genocide at the age of nine years old. He traveled as a stowaway on an American cargo ship going to the United States, but woke up in South Korea; with a twist of fate, he was adopted by a Korean American. Many years later, he became an international arms dealer for the North Koreans. His last trip to Africa changed everything when the North Koreans discovered untouched natural resources and his only living relative is murdered.

 

They want to colonize the Gambia--and they need him to cooperate. Facing life changing events, he has to choose. The North Koreans want him, his fiancé has not heard from him, people are dying, and his country needs him. Every tentacle is being pulled, secrets are being revealed, and time is running out. The Gambia is under pressure...what will Kalargo do?

Mar
23
7:00 pm19:00

Speak Up! An evening of spoken word performance

Speak Up!

An evening of spoken word performance

 

Inviting all poets, writers, and storytellers to speak or read original work written in the first person. Each artist is allowed 5 minutes for their performance.

Featured speakers TBD.

 

For more information, email Mary at storytellermcgrath@yahoo.com

Mar
18
4:00 pm16:00

"Setting Donegal on Fire" by Diane Lovegrove Bader

Setting Donegal on Fire

 By Diane Lovegrove Bader

ISBN: 9781518895920 $15.00

ISBN: 9781518895920

$15.00

In 1877, Daniel Sweeney, who has become a wealthy Irish immigrant, leaves San Francisco and returns to Ireland with his wife and eight children. Appalled at the miserable conditions of the uneducated peasants of his native land, he challenges what he believes to be a policy of neglect by both the landlords and the authorities. He gives fiery speeches that stir thousands into resistance against their unjust landlords. Find out what happens as a result.

Mar
11
5:00 pm17:00

"Justice My Ass" by Fred Grant

Justice My Ass!

By Fred Grant

From organized crime in Baltimore, to bank robbery gangs, to the riots following Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, to representation of two Idaho governors, to defense of capital punishment cases in rural Idaho and the defense of ranchers who find themselves on the “hit list” of radical environmentalists--discover a trove of insight into the criminal justice process from a range of trial experiences. Although not a “how-to” manual, "JMA!" provides proven trial strategies and techniques that will help lawyers young and old improve their courtroom presence and avoid the dangers of overzealous tactics.

 

LAW AND PARALEGAL STUDENTS: Author will give you a stipend of $8.50 toward your purchase at the store on March 11.

Mar
4
5:00 pm17:00

"Birdbrain" by Virginia Arthur

Birdbrain

By Virginia Arthur

A chronicle of the American environmental movement circa late 1970’s-80’s as seen through the eyes of an innocent but partying young country girl, Ellie, whose narrow worldview cracks one day while accidentally gazing at an eastern bluebird. The more interested she becomes in nature, political causes, maybe attending college--in other words, adventuring beyond her rural Michigan home--the more maligned she feels from her family and friends. Will her relationships survive all the changes Ellie is going through? Will she successfully defend the causes she holds so dear...or is it already too late?

Mar
4
2:00 pm14:00

"The Surprising Scary Day" By Judy Ann Pierce

The Surprising Scary Day

By Judy Ann Pierce

ISBN: 1483460630 $17.99

ISBN: 1483460630

$17.99

Albert the horse and his diverse group of friends are surprised by a dangerous bully. They use teamwork to find a peaceful solution to this new problem. The friends realize that how they treat each other is a choice and words and actions can either hurt or help others. They choose kindness.

This illustrated storybook for children shows that bullying can take many forms, and it’s best to be kind and loving to all.

The Surprising Scary Day includes a discussion guide for adults and children.

Feb
25
5:00 pm17:00

"The Exile's Song" by Sally McKee

The Exile’s Song

Edmond Dédé and the Unfinished Revolutions of the Atlantic World

By Sally McKee

ISBN:  978-0300221367                $35.00

ISBN:  978-0300221367

               $35.00

In 1855, Edmond Dédé, a free black composer from New Orleans, emigrated to Paris. There he trained with France’s best classical musicians and went on to spend thirty-six years in Bordeaux leading the city’s most popular orchestras. How did this African American, raised in the biggest slave market in the United States, come to compose ballets for one of the best theaters outside of Paris and gain recognition as one of Bordeaux’s most popular orchestra leaders? Beginning with his birth in antebellum New Orleans in 1827 and ending with his death in Paris in 1901, Sally McKee vividly recounts the life of this extraordinary man. From the Crescent City to the City of Light and on to the raucous music halls of Bordeaux, this intimate narrative history brings to life the lost world of exiles and travelers in a rapidly modernizing world that threatened to leave the most vulnerable behind.

Sally McKee teaches history at the University of California, Davis, where she lives.

Feb
25
2:00 pm14:00

"Searching for the City of Love" by Anna Maguire

Searching for the City of Love

 By Anna Maguire

ISBN: 978-1524649371                             $13.99

ISBN: 978-1524649371

                            $13.99

Searching for the City of Love recounts the author’s captivating journey to find love while exploring the world. The poems reflect on the lonely feelings that come with travelling alone, the joy of falling in love with people or places, and how it’s possible to have loved and lost even when the voyage is beautiful. In the end, the city of love is in the eye of the beholder. It can be anywhere.

Anna Quimpo Maguire is a from the Northern California and is known for her poetry blog “Three States of Mind”. She is an avid traveler at her expense whilst being a college student as well.  Maguire is also the founder of the Quimpo-Maguire foundation, a charity that grants scholarships to students at a Philippine public high school located in Quezon City.

Feb
18
5:00 pm17:00

"The Long Silence" by Wanda Arnold

The Long Silence:

Finding My Voice Again After Childhood Sexual Abuse

 By Wanda Arnold

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It’s never too late to reveal a perpetrator and tell about the anguish of childhood assault. Wanda Arnold’s story reveals how an adventurous and independent childhood provided the author with the strength to survive molestation and, over time, break free of it to live a creative life.

Feb
18
2:00 pm14:00

"Eye from the Edge" by Ruben Llamas

Eye from the Edge:

A Memoir of West Oakland

 By Ruben Llamas

Author Ruben Llamas is a first generation American born of parents who immigrated from Mexico and became successful in West Oakland, California. This richly detailed memoir revisits a precious segment of history during and after World War II. Whether for nostalgia or for enjoying the multicultural experiences, the reader will learn of life in mid-20th century California.

Feb
11
5:00 pm17:00

"I Don't Look Like What I've Been Through" by Angela Holmes

I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through

By Angela Holmes

Danielle is sexy and ambitious. Overcoming heartache and abandonment, a prison term, and a near-death experience, she flees to Georgia, desperate to leave her past behind her while still searching for the perfect cookie cutter family.


Brian, Preston, Brandon...the procession of lovers continues, but Danielle fears she is losing sight of God’s promises as she continues to seek self-fulfillment. Travel down her road to lost loves. She definitely doesn’t look like what she’s been through!

Feb
11
2:00 pm14:00

"Madam of My Heart" by Gini Grossenbacher

Madam of My Heart

By Gini Grossenbacher

 

 

1850's Baltimore, New Orleans, and San Francisco…

A seasoned gambler tosses a coin to win the attention of an abandoned seamstress. She knows nothing of his world, but she will soon find out-- whether she likes it or not.

Madam of My Heart is the first in the historical fiction series, "The American Madams," based on the adventures of infamous madams who rise from poverty to power and influence in the 19th century.

 

Feb
11
2:00 pm14:00

"Wordstruck" by Susanna Janssen

Wordstruck!

The Fun and Fascination of Language

By Susanna Janssen

ISBN: 0998304808 $17.95

ISBN: 0998304808

$17.95

Welcome to Susanna Janssen’s wondrous world of words. In Wordstruck! you’ll find a wealth of entertaining reflections on language full of humor, imagination, and insight.

Anything goes, from the genius of Shakespeare to the unintentional hilarity of linguistic faux pas; from musings on the bilingual brain to the poignant humor of her “Life in Words”; from translations gone riotously bad to English learners tortured by our mother tongue’s inconstant consonants and sudden vowel movements.

In this fun and fascinating look at language and the cultures that create it, you’ll find a new love for metaphor, a fabulous arsenal of fascinating word origins, a surprising cure for earworms, a joyful romp with everyone’s favorite grammar errors, and a way to spot liars by listening to their words. You’ll learn that color can be a language as foreign as Farsi, and that there are countless words in other languages that don’t exist in English.

Join her in this love affair with the lexicon. Please smile, do laugh, and if you cry, it might be at the very last page.

Feb
4
5:00 pm17:00

"Sibling Rivalry" by Dave Todd

Sibling Rivalry

By Dave Todd

ISBN 9780998263205                            $24.95

ISBN 9780998263205

                           $24.95

They were just a couple of teenagers looking for someone to kill. Their parents and relatives were dead or missing. The adults in authority told them it was best for everyone if they complied with the Nazi’s demands or their actions would put the lives of everyone in the Ghetto at risk. Anna and her brother Levi had to choose: resistance or the death camps.

“Sibling Rivalry” is the story of their choice--and the consequences that follow.

Feb
4
2:00 pm14:00

"Blooming in Winter" by Jennifer O’Neill Pickering

Blooming in Winter

By Jennifer O’Neill Pickering

                  ISBN: 1941125514                         $15.00

                  ISBN: 1941125514

                        $15.00

Blooming In Winter, by literary and visual artist Jennifer O’Neill Pickering, is a collection of lyrical poetry celebrating the sense of place: rural and urban and important passages: birth, love, loss, exploration, maturity, and death. Jennifer’s poetry is both accessible and thought provoking; often humorous, it reflects an interest in nature and the nature of human relationships. Her voice honors beginnings in rural northern California writing of the loss of habitat, farmland and wilderness, and a longing for simpler living. Her writing has been described by Sacramento Poet Laureate Emeritus Bob Stanley, “Sweet and painful pulling the reader close with a clear lyrical voice.” Julia Connor, Sacramento Poet Laureate Emeritus described her poetry as “A lyric voice alive to the environment and as awake to the interior weathers.” The book includes ten of Jennifer’s visual art works.

Jan
28
5:00 pm17:00

"Water: More or Less" by Rita Schmidt Sudman & Stephanie Taylor

Water More or Less

By Rita Schmidt Sudman & Stephanie Taylor

ISBN: 978-0997238204                                          $50.00

ISBN: 978-0997238204

                                         $50.00

Droughts, floods and water quality issues cast harsh light on how we use water in our lives, our agriculture and our environment. California's water policy and use are changing in dramatic ways. Water: More or Less provides intriguing insight as to how we got to this point, and proposes options for solutions and answers. Presented as an anthology in three dimensions--art, history, and story-- it captures moments of change both visually and verbally. Artist and essayist Stephanie Taylor captures images of people and places in paintings and words, portraying a slice of the daily lives of fishermen, farmers, biologists and others. Journalist Rita Schmidt Sudman, long-time observer of the California water scene who also led the Water Education Foundation, follows the history of geographic water conflict and provides context for the past while suggesting options for the future. Twenty top water policy leaders add their diverse voices with personal essays written just for this book, and tell why they care so passionately about water.

Jan
28
2:00 pm14:00

"Two Rivers" by Stephen P. Cook

Two Rivers: Lieutenant John Bullis and His Days Commanding the Seminole Negro Indian Scouts

(An Imagined Narrative)

By Stephen P. Cook

ISBN: 978-1515029250                                $11.99

ISBN: 978-1515029250

                               $11.99

Two Rivers tells a story like no other in American history. Two Rivers is written like a wheel within a wheel, the inner wheel a narrative telling the story of Lieutenant John Bullis, his wife Alicia Rodriguez, and his lover Creola Payne. Bullis is a white man who commanded the Seminole Negro Indian Scouts for eight years, and their epic story is the outer wheel, which tells of a Devil's bargain made with the U.S. Army and the eventual betrayal of the Seminole-Negroes by the very people the Scouts protected. Two Rivers is a compelling story drawn from the backwaters of American history.