Please join us for a dual event with two Northern California authors!
Looking for Revolution, Finding Murder by Janet Landman
Katherine Ann Power transformed herself in college into a violent revolutionary. Following her participation in a 1970 bank robbery in which a Boston police officer was murdered, she went underground. Twenty-three years later, she turned herself in. Looking for Revolution, Finding Murder chronicles Power’s long, stumbling inner pilgrimage from good Catholic girl, to idealistic antiwar activist, to gun-toting domestic terrorist, to accomplice-to-murder, to longtime fugitive, to voluntary-but-defiant convict—and finally to something like redeemed.
"Janet Landman’s book, Looking for Revolution, Finding Murder, is the most cogent account of the radical underground of the 1970s that I have ever read. It is thoughtful, profound and thought provoking. Call it 'a meditation on the American fascination with violence' and an 'exploration of the nature of redemption.'" --Jonah Raskin, Professor Emeritus, Sonoma State University, and author of For the Hell of It: The Life and Times of
"Looking for Revolution, Finding Murder, both poetic and grounded in social science, is a meditation. It is also a thorough analysis of regret, forgiveness, idealism, and foolishness." --Sharon Lamb, Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston, and author of Before Forgiving
Janet Landman, PhD, is a research psychologist, writer, and award-winning poet. She has taught psychology at Boston University, the University of Michigan, and Babson College. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, she has authored numerous research articles and two nonfiction books. Her first book, Regret: The Persistence of the Possible (Oxford University Press), was named a Book of the Year by The Independent and by the Princeton Theological Seminary and the Association of Theological Booksellers. She now makes her home in northern California.
The Gourmet Gangster by Marcia Rosen
Hiding in the shadow of attempted legitimacy The Mob Boss ran an organization which included racketeering, prostitution, gambling, extortion, drugs, and, of course, the oldie but goodie, murder. He had people killed for all sorts of reasons and ordered hits for them to be murdered in bars, restaurants, in cars, alleyways and even a popular cafe! It’s all told in this “deadly” collection of stories linked by four people, Poppa (The Chef), The Mob Boss, Zero the Bookie and a New York City Detective. The murders were planned in the Mob Boss’s restaurant, Manhattan Shadow. Poppa overheard what was being planned and then executed as he created delicious menus for restaurant patrons...and murderers. He kept a secret and hidden record on color-coded recipe cards with the help of his wife Violet. Those card were a big part of his memory of the amazing stories he would one day tell.
“Exquisitely prepared food and Organized Crime ventures have long gone hand in hand and Marcia Rosen knows a lot about both of them. Her latest, The Gourmet Gangster (recipes by her son Jory Rosen), is another delectable entry to her fabulous menu of excellently written books. Be sure to savor this one like a dessert.” ~Michael A. Black, winner of the Best Original Novel Scribe Award and author of Blood Trails, Legends of the West, and the Executioner series (Dying Art and Stealth Assassins) as Don Pendleton
The mysteries are malicious. The recipes are delicious.
Marcia Rosen frequently speaks about writing mysteries and growing up as “the gangster’s daughter.” She is author of The Senior Sleuths and soon to be re-released Dying To Be Beautiful Mystery Series, The Woman’s Business Therapist, and the award-winning My Memoir Workbook. Marcia Rosen is the founder and owner of a successful Marketing and Public Relations Agency for over 25 years. Her mystery books are published by Level Best Books, www.levelbestbooks.com