Book Groups

Class: John Hart - Reading the Poets

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

Eight Mondays: Mar 6- Apr 24 • 7:00-9:00 pm • $200

 


“To have great poets,” Walt Whitman said, “there must be great audiences, too.” What makes a poem worth reading? This group looks at famous poets from several centuries and from several literatures.

Widely published local poet and author John Hart co-edits the venerable all-poetry journal Blue Unicorn, now in its 36th year.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Book Group: Pat Holt - Contemporary Classics (Tuesdays) (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:30am

5 Tuesdays: Feb. 14, Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9, June 13, 2017 • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm • $125

Pat Holt leads a discussion of books that have captured the contemporary imagination. Holt is the former book review editor of the S.F. Chronicle and publisher of Holt Uncensored.

**Reading List Coming Soon**

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Book Group: Pat Holt - Contemporary Classics (Fridays) (Corte Madera)

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:30am

5 Fridays: Feb. 17, Mar. 17, Apr. 14, May 12, June 16, 2017 • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm • $125

Pat Holt leads a discussion of books that have captured the contemporary imagination. Holt is the former book review editor of the S.F. Chronicle and publisher of Holt Uncensored.

 

**Reading List Coming Soon**

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Gisella Petrone - Continuing Italian Book Group (Corte Madera)

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 1:00pm

3 Mondays: July 11, 18 & 25 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm • $100

New students welcome! Italian Book Club continuing reading and discussing Jumpha Lahira’s new book In Other Words.

Gisella Petrone has a master’s degree from the University of Calabria. She has taught English, Italian, Latin, Roman history, and Italian cooking.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Book Group: Pam Feinsilber - Meet the Author (Corte Madera)

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

Pamela Feinsilber’s Meet the Author Book Group Four Mondays
Jan. 30, Feb. 27, Mar. 27, Apr. 24, 2017 • 7:00‐9:00 pm • $95

In the first hour of this long-running group, we discuss the book we’ve just read. In the second hour, we talk with the author about what it took to create it and other engrossing topics. We’ve had wonderful conversations with Daniel Handler, Mary Roach, Anthony Marra, Adam Hochschild, Yiyun Li, Tom Barbash, Natalie Baszile, David Talbot, Joyce Maynard, and many others.

Pamela Feinsilber is a Path to Publishing editor and freelance writing consultant. Former arts editor at San Francisco magazine, she blogs about the arts for Huffington Post.

 

JANUARY - T.J. Stiles - Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America

FEBRUARY - Lucia Berlin (Stephen Emerson, editor) - A Manual for Cleaning Women

MARCH - Ruth Galm - Into the Valley

APRIL - Bich Minh Nuyen - Pioneer Girl

 

Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780307475947
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - October 25th, 2016

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History


A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250094735
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador USA - August 2nd, 2016

A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin.


Into the Valley Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781616957100
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Soho Press - July 12th, 2016

Ruth Galm's spare, poetic debut novel, set in the American West of early Joan Didion, traces the drifting path of a young woman as she skirts the law and her own oppressive anxiety.


Pioneer Girl Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143126225
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - January 27th, 2015

A powerful and wholly original American saga. "San Francisco Chronicle"


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Book Group: Carol Benet - Potpourri of Literary Prizes (Evenings) (Corte Madera)

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

Five Mondays: Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 12 & Jan. 16 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm • $125

This group reads authors that have won literary prizes including the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle. In addition to reading award winning novels, participants develop literary perceptual and critiquing skills.

September
Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer (Pulitzer Prize 2016)

October
Magda Szabó, The Door (Prix Femina Étranger)

November
Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies (Natl. Book Award 2015)

December
Tess Hadley, The Past (Windham-Campbell Prize)

January
Mario Vargas Llosa, The Discreet Hero (Nobel Prize)

Carol Benet received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley where she won an Outstanding Teaching Award.

The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802124944
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - April 12th, 2016

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as six other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal.


The Door Cover Image
By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translator), Ali Smith (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590177716
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New York Review of Books - January 27th, 2015

One of The New York Times Book Review's "10 Best Books of 2015"
An NYRB Classics Original


Fates and Furies Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781594634475
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - September 15th, 2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A FINALIST FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
NPR MORNING EDITION BOOK CLUB PICK
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, TIME, THE SEATTLE TIMES, MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE, SLATE, LIBRARY JOURNAL, KIRKUS, AND MANY MORE


The Past Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062270412
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - January 5th, 2016

Winner of the Windham Campbell Prize A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Time Best Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Top 10 Book of the Year A Huffington Post Best Fiction Book of the Year A New York Times Editors Choice


The Discreet Hero Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250081629
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador USA - March 8th, 2016

A tale of two cities Piura and Lima rocked by scandal, and the disintegrating bonds of loyalty between the generations


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Book Group: Carol Benet - Potpourri of Literary Prizes (Afternoons) (Corte Madera)

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 1:00pm

Five Mondays: Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 12 & Jan. 16 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm • $125

This group reads authors that have won literary prizes including the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle. In addition to reading award winning novels, participants develop literary perceptual and critiquing skills.

September
Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer (Pulitzer Prize 2016)

October
Magda Szabó, The Door (Prix Femina Étranger)

November
Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies (Natl. Book Award 2015)

December
Tess Hadley, The Past (Windham-Campbell Prize)

January
Mario Vargas Llosa, The Discreet Hero (Nobel Prize)

Carol Benet received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley where she won an Outstanding Teaching Award.

The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802124944
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - April 12th, 2016

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as six other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal.


The Door Cover Image
By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translator), Ali Smith (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590177716
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New York Review of Books - January 27th, 2015

One of The New York Times Book Review's "10 Best Books of 2015"
An NYRB Classics Original


Fates and Furies Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781594634475
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - September 15th, 2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A FINALIST FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
NPR MORNING EDITION BOOK CLUB PICK
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, TIME, THE SEATTLE TIMES, MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE, SLATE, LIBRARY JOURNAL, KIRKUS, AND MANY MORE


The Past Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062270412
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - January 5th, 2016

Winner of the Windham Campbell Prize A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Time Best Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Top 10 Book of the Year A Huffington Post Best Fiction Book of the Year A New York Times Editors Choice


The Discreet Hero Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250081629
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador USA - March 8th, 2016

A tale of two cities Piura and Lima rocked by scandal, and the disintegrating bonds of loyalty between the generations


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Book Group: Pat Holt - Contemporary Classics (Tuesdays) (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 10:30am

5 Tuesdays: Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13 & Jan. 10 • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm • $125

September
Don DeLillo, Zero K, Scribner, 288 pages, hardcover

October
Anne Enright, The Green Road, Norton, 336 pages, paperback    

November
Bill Clegg, Did You Ever Have a Family, Gallery/Scout Press, 320 pages, paperback    

December
Magda Szabo, The Door, NYRB Classics, 288 pages, paperback

January
Elizabeth Strout, My Name is Lucy Barton, Random House, 208 pages, paperback coming in November

Pat Holt leads a discussion of books that have captured the contemporary imagination. Holt is the former book review editor of the S.F. Chronicle and publisher of Holt Uncensored.

Zero K Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501135392
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - May 3rd, 2016

New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book

The wisest, richest, funniest, and most moving novel in years from Don DeLillo, one of the great American novelists of our time an ode to language, at the heart of our humanity, a meditation on death, and an embrace of life.


The Green Road Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393352801
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 3rd, 2016

From internationally acclaimed author Anne Enright comes a shattering novel set in a small town on Ireland's Atlantic coast. The Green Road is a tale of family and fracture, compassion and selfishness a book about the gaps in the human heart and how we strive to fill them.


Did You Ever Have a Family Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476798189
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - May 17th, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD, MAN BOOKER PRIZE, PEN/ROBERT W. BINGHAM PRIZE, AND ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE AN ALA NOTABLE BOOK NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Amazon Library Journal Booklist NPR Kirkus Reviews Guardian St. Louis Post-Dispatch Google Play Kobo Literary Hub Powell's Indie Next List


The Door Cover Image
By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translator), Ali Smith (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590177716
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New York Review of Books - January 27th, 2015

One of The New York Times Book Review's "10 Best Books of 2015"
An NYRB Classics Original


My Name Is Lucy Barton Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781400067695
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

#1 NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE A simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the tender relationship between mother and daughter in this extraordinary novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Book Group: Pat Holt - Contemporary Classics (Fridays) (Corte Madera)

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:30am

5 Fridays: Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 16 & Jan. 13 • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm • $125

September
Don DeLillo, Zero K, Scribner, 288 pages, hardcover

October
Anne Enright, The Green Road, Norton, 336 pages, paperback    

November
Bill Clegg, Did You Ever Have a Family, Gallery/Scout Press, 320 pages, paperback    

December
Magda Szabo, The Door, NYRB Classics, 288 pages, paperback

January
Elizabeth Strout, My Name is Lucy Barton, Random House, 208 pages, paperback coming in November

Pat Holt leads a discussion of books that have captured the contemporary imagination. Holt is the former book review editor of the S.F. Chronicle and publisher of Holt Uncensored.

Zero K Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501135392
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - May 3rd, 2016

New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book

The wisest, richest, funniest, and most moving novel in years from Don DeLillo, one of the great American novelists of our time an ode to language, at the heart of our humanity, a meditation on death, and an embrace of life.


The Green Road Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393352801
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 3rd, 2016

From internationally acclaimed author Anne Enright comes a shattering novel set in a small town on Ireland's Atlantic coast. The Green Road is a tale of family and fracture, compassion and selfishness a book about the gaps in the human heart and how we strive to fill them.


Did You Ever Have a Family Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476798189
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - May 17th, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD, MAN BOOKER PRIZE, PEN/ROBERT W. BINGHAM PRIZE, AND ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE AN ALA NOTABLE BOOK NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Amazon Library Journal Booklist NPR Kirkus Reviews Guardian St. Louis Post-Dispatch Google Play Kobo Literary Hub Powell's Indie Next List


The Door Cover Image
By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translator), Ali Smith (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590177716
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New York Review of Books - January 27th, 2015

One of The New York Times Book Review's "10 Best Books of 2015"
An NYRB Classics Original


My Name Is Lucy Barton Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781400067695
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

#1 NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE A simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the tender relationship between mother and daughter in this extraordinary novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Book Group: John Hart - Reading the Poets (Corte Madera)

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

Eight Mondays: Sept. 19 – Nov. 7 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm • $200

“To have great poets,” Walt Whitman said, “there must be great audiences.” He wanted not just many readers but also able readers, open-minded and demanding. What makes a poem worth the effort of reading it? In this group we look at (mostly) famous, (mostly) English-language works from Shakespeare to last week.

Widely published local poet and author, John Hart co-edits the venerable all-poetry journal Blue Unicorn.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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