LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: The Goodbye Year, by Toni Piccinini Saturday, September 14th, 2013 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Most of you have graduated high school and “left the nest” to live on your own and many of you have kids of their own who will one day do the same, if they have not already. Toni Piccinini’s new book, The Goodbye Year, is about dealing with that last year of kids living at home. From college essay writing to seeing the now-adult son or daughter off on their first day of college, Toni’s book talks about letting go and re-learning how to live her own life without kids around the house. It is as helpful to sons and daughters as it is to fathers and mothers, as it provides an interesting perspective on the issue to children while at the same time giving valuable insights to parents. So join us for the family-style celebration of Toni’s long-awaited new book.
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Patricia Ljutic. Laura Shumaker and other Contributors to A Cup of Comfort® for Parents of Children with Special Needs. Saturday, July 11, 2009 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Patricia Ljutic is joined by four other Bay Area writers: Jennifer Gunter, Jolie Kanat, Harriet Heydemann Cellini and Laura Shumaker, who will read from A Cup of Comfort® for Parents of Children with Special Needs ($9.95). The anthology contains fifty stories by parents who have struggled with a child’s diagnosis only to embrace and celebrate the differences that make their children that much more special—and even more loved. Edited by Colleen Sell this unique story collection offers inspiration for parents of children with cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, seizure disorder and autism.