Book Launch: Cathy Zane in Conversation with Linda Watanabe McFerrin 🗓

LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Cathy Zane, Author of Better Than This, in Conversation with Linda Watanabe McFerrin

Cathy Zane

Saturday, November 10th, 2018 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera ||

Sometimes the most enviable life is really a private hell.

On the surface, Sarah Jenkins appears to have it all: a handsome, wealthy and successful husband, a precocious five-year-old daughter, and a beautiful home in an affluent Seattle neighborhood. Her quirky best friend and fellow high school teacher, Maggie, marvels at her luck―and envies her happiness.

But Sarah is far from happy. She feels empty and on edge, harangued by a critical inner voice―and as the truth about her marriage and details of her past emerge, her “perfect” life begins to crumble. But just when it seems all is lost, a long forgotten, unopened letter changes everything, and with the support of friends, Sarah begins to rebuild her life. Can she quiet the critical voice in her head and learn to value herself instead?

“A heartfelt journey of a woman truly coming into her own and discovering who she really is and what she’s worth.”
―Mia March, author of The Meryl Streep Movie Club and Finding Colin Firth.

Cathy Zane is a writer, psychotherapist, and former nurse who draws on her many years of working with women and families to create narratives of growth and empowerment. As a lifelong reader, she believes in the power of story to not only entertain but inspire, connect us to our common humanity, and instill hope. Visit her at

Linda Watanabe McFerrin ( is an award-winning poet, novelist, guidebook writer, essayist, and co-editor of twelve anthologies. Linda has judged the San Francisco Literary Awards, the Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence and the Kiriyama Prize. A past NEA Panelist and juror for the Marin Literary Arts Council, she is the founder of Left Coast Writers. A volume of her selected works is forthcoming from ASP in 2019.


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