Corte Madera Events

Author Events at our Corte Madera store, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA, (415) 927-0960. All events are free & open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Jeff Goodell - The Water Will Come (Corte Madera)

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

What if Atlantis wasn't a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live, from our most vibrant, historic cities to our last remaining traditional coastal villages. With each crack in the great ice sheets of the Artic and Antarctica, and each tick upwards of Earth's thermometer, we are moving closer to the brink of broad disaster. By century's end, hundreds of millions of people will be retreating from the world's shores as our coasts become inundated and our landscapes transformed. From island nations to the world's major cities, coastal regions will disappear. Engineering projects to hold back the water are bold and may buy some time. Yet despite international efforts and tireless research, there is no permanent solution-no barriers to erect or walls to build-that will protect us in the end from the drowning of the world as we know it. The Water Will Come is the definitive account of the coming water, why and how this will happen, and what it will all mean. As he travels across twelve countries and reports from the front lines, acclaimed journalist Jeff Goodell employs fact, science, and first-person, on-the-ground journalism to show vivid scenes from what already is becoming a water world.

Jeff Goodell is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and the author of five books, including How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate, which won the 2011 Grantham Prize Award of Special Merit. Goodell's previous books include Sunnyvale, a memoir about growing up in Silicon Valley, which was a New York Times Notable Book, and Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future.

 

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316260244
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Brown and Company - October 24th, 2017

A New York Times Critics' Top Book of 2017 One of Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2017 One of Booklist's Top 10 Science Books of 2017


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Robin Gainey - Light of the Nothern Dancers (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

Robin Gainey’s second novel is a story of two dynamic nineteenth century women, each with a unique style. Light of the Nothern Dancers follows fiery aristocrat, Eden Rose, uprooted from her native Scotland, who has tended a foundering marriage and failing ranch at the corner of Crazy Woman Creek and the Powder River for a decade. Best friend, backwoods spitfire Maddie True, has her own woes a few miles away: widowed with a passel of children and caretaker to her addled father. Abandoned by her husband during the height of Wyoming Territory’s worst drought in history, Eden depends on her inept brother, Aiden, to see her through the coming winter. But when he disappears into the wild Bighorn mountains, she shuns Maddie’s fearful cautions, teaming with enigmatic Lakota Holy Man, Intah, to find him before the wicked snow holds them all hostage. Guided by spirit and love, their lives are transformed.

 

Robin Gainey partnered in creating California’s Gainey Vineyard; presided over their culinary programs; and, with Julia Child, founded Santa Barbara’s American Institute of Wine and Food. She also oversaw the breeding and showing of champion Arabian Horses begun by the Gainey Family in 1939. She’s lived in California, Colorado, Washington, and Rome, Italy. She returned to her hometown, Seattle, to find her heart in writing. Active trustee of the acclaimed, Pacific Northwest Ballet, she enjoys reading, cooking, horseback riding, skiing any mountain, and spending three months every year cruising the wild Canadian Inside Passage aboard her boat—mostly alone.

 

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Armistead Maupin - Logical Family (Corte Madera)

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 4:00pm

In conversation with Liam Mayclem

"A book for any of us, gay or straight, who have had to find our family. Maupin is one of America's finest storytellers."--Neil Gaiman

"I fell in love with Maupin's effervescent Tales of the City decades ago, and his genius turn at memoir is no less compelling. Logical Family is a must read."--Mary Karr

Logical Family is the long-awaited memoir from Armistead Maupin, the beloved author of the bestselling Tales of the City series. Here he chronicles his odyssey from the old South to freewheeling San Francisco, and his evolution from curious youth to ground-breaking writer and gay rights pioneer.

Born in the mid-twentieth century and raised in the heart of conservative North Carolina, Armistead Maupin lost his virginity to another man "on the very spot where the first shots of the Civil War were fired." Realizing that the South was too small for him, this son of a traditional lawyer packed his earthly belongings into his Opel GT (including a beloved portrait of a Confederate ancestor), and took to the road in search of adventure. It was a journey that would lead him from a homoerotic Navy initiation ceremony in the jungles of Vietnam to that strangest of strange lands: San Francisco in the early 1970s.

Reflecting on the profound impact those closest to him have had on his life, Maupin shares his candid search for his "logical family," the people he could call his own. "Sooner or later, we have to venture beyond our biological family to find our logical one, the one that actually makes sense for us," he writes. "We have to, if we are to live without squandering our lives." From his loving relationship with his palm-reading Grannie who insisted Maupin was the reincarnation of her artistic bachelor cousin, Curtis, to an awkward conversation about girls with President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office, Maupin tells of the extraordinary individuals and situations that shaped him into one of the most influential writers of the last century.

Maupin recalls his losses and life-changing experiences with humor and unflinching honesty, and brings to life flesh-and-blood characters as endearing and unforgettable as the vivid, fraught men and women who populate his enchanting novels. What emerges is an illuminating portrait of the man who depicted the liberation and evolution of America's queer community over the last four decades with honesty and compassion--and inspired millions to claim their own lives.

Armistead Maupin is the author of the nine-volume Tales of the City series, which includes Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, Further Tales of the City, Babycakes, Significant Others, Sure of You, Michael Tolliver Lives, Mary Ann in Autumn, and The Days of Anna Madrigal. His other books include Maybe the Moon and The Night Listener. Maupin was the 2012 recipient of the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Pioneer Award. He lives in San Francisco with his husband, the photographer Christopher Turner.

 

Logical Family: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062391223
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - October 3rd, 2017

"A book for any of us, gay or straight, who have had to find our family. Maupin is one of America's finest storytellers, and the story of his life is a story as fascinating, as delightful and as compulsive as any of the tales he has made up for us."--Neil Gaiman


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Caitlin Brodnick - Dangerous Boobies (Corte Madera)

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 1:00pm

A counselor from USCF's Hereditary Cancer Clinic will be on-hand to answer questions

After watching too many family members die of cancer, at age 28, public speaker and comedian Caitlin Brodnick was tested for the BRCA1 gene mutation and tested positive, indicating an 87% chance she'd likely be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. She had a preventative double mastectomy, thereby becoming an everywoman's Angelina Jolie.

Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb Breasts goes in depth into her experience from testing to surgery and on to recovery. With a warm, funny, and approachable voice, Caitlin tells readers the full story, even sharing what it was like to go from a size 32G bra--giant, for a woman who is barely over five feet tall --to a 32C. Engaging and open, she admits to having hated her breasts long before her surgery, and enjoying the process of "designing" her new breasts, from the shape of the breasts to the size and color of the nipples.

While Caitlin's primary narrative explores the BRCA gene and breast cancer, her story is also one about body acceptance and what it takes to be confident with and in charge of one's body. Her speaking engagements and comedy routines have shown that the wider topic of breasts, breast size, and personal identity is resonating with younger readers.

Caitlin Brodnick is a public speaker, comedian, and performer in New York City. Her stories have been featured in Glamour and on the MOTH podcast. As a breast cancer awareness advocate, she works closely with Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, helping to connect with other women who are BRCA positive.

 

Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb Breasts Cover Image
By Caitlin Brodnick, Rachel Bloom (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580056755
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Seal Press (CA) - September 12th, 2017


After watching too many family members die of cancer, at age 28, public speaker and comedian Caitlin Brodnick was tested for the BRCA1 gene mutation and tested positive, indicating an 87% chance she'd likely be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. She had a preventative double mastectomy, thereby becoming an everywoman's Angelina Jolie.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Picture Book Club: Chitra Soundar - Pattan's Pumpkin (Corte Madera)

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 4:00pm

Picture Book Club Event!

At least once a month at Book Passage, kids aged 4-8 and their grown-ups have the chance to hear a picture book read aloud by the author or illustrator. These events will always be after school, midweek and feature our favorite newly published books. Picture Book Club is also available as a subscription service, one new signed picture book per month can be delivered to the child (or adult) of your choice. Contact cdoornbos@bookpassage.com or call 414-927-0960 ext 402 for more information about Picture Book Club.

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Pattan's Pumpkin is a vibrant variation on the traditional flood myth from the Irular tribe in Southern India.

When Pattan finds a yellow-flower vine wilting in his valley, he replants and cares for it, watching as a pumpkin appears and grows taller than the goats, taller than the elephants, as tall as the very mountains. When a terrible storm rages across the valley, Pattan wonders if perhaps his pumpkin can save the seeds and grains and saplings, the goats and birds and bison, and protect them all as the storm clouds burst and the waters rise. Frane Lessac's brilliantly hued artwork is a feast for the eyes, while Chitra Soundar's thoughtful retelling is a fascinating example of the kinds of stories told the world over -- and the differences that make each version unique. 

Chitra Soundar grew up in southern India before moving to Singapore, where she began her career writing for children. She has since written more than twenty children's books.

 

Pattan's Pumpkin: An Indian Flood Story Cover Image
By Chitra Soundar, Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763692742
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 1st, 2017

A vibrant variation on the traditional flood myth from the Irular tribe in Southern India.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Silent Book Club - Monthly Meeting (Corte Madera)

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

Silent Book Club is happy hour for introverts. Bring a book (or buy one at Book Passage). Order a drink or food if you like, and then settle in for an hour or so of quiet reading with fellow book lovers at Book Passage's Cafe.There's no assigned reading or discussion guides -- that's the "silent" part of our book club -- but we do like to share book recommendations and meet like-minded readers. 

No one will be shushed or shamed at Silent Book Club. All readers are welcome -- even e-readers. 

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Silent Book Club - Monthly Meeting (Corte Madera)

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

Silent Book Club is happy hour for introverts. Bring a book (or buy one at Book Passage). Order a drink or food if you like, and then settle in for an hour or so of quiet reading with fellow book lovers at Book Passage's Cafe.There's no assigned reading or discussion guides -- that's the "silent" part of our book club -- but we do like to share book recommendations and meet like-minded readers. 

No one will be shushed or shamed at Silent Book Club. All readers are welcome -- even e-readers. 

 

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Silent Book Club - Monthly Meeting (Corte Madera)

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

Silent Book Club is happy hour for introverts. Bring a book (or buy one at Book Passage). Order a drink or food if you like, and then settle in for an hour or so of quiet reading with fellow book lovers at Book Passage's Cafe.There's no assigned reading or discussion guides -- that's the "silent" part of our book club -- but we do like to share book recommendations and meet like-minded readers. 

No one will be shushed or shamed at Silent Book Club. All readers are welcome -- even e-readers. 

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Michael Connelly - Two Kinds of Truth (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

Please note: online sales have now closed. Tickets available at the door!

Tickets: $32 (includes signed book)

In Two Kinds of Truth, Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's 3-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.

Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him, and seems to have new evidence to prove it. Bosch left the LAPD on bad terms, so his former colleagues aren't keen to protect his reputation. He must fend for himself in clearing his name and keeping a clever killer in prison.

The two unrelated cases wind around each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.

Michael Connelly is the author of thirty previous novels, including #1 New York Times bestsellers The Wrong Side of Goodbye and The Crossing. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels and is the executive producer of Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. He spends his time in California and Florida.

Two Kinds of Truth Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316225908
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Brown and Company - October 31st, 2017

Harry Bosch searches for the truth in the new thriller from #1 NYT bestselling author Michael Connelly
An NPR Best Book of 2017A Times Critics' Top Book of 2017
A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017A South Florida Sun-Sentinel Best Mystery of 2017
An Amazon Book of the Month


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Stacey Gualandi and Doniece Sandoval - 20 Women Changemakers (Corte Madera)

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

Moderated by Laurie McAndish King

How do you change the world?

It begins with one person, often one ordinary woman, who sees a need, finds a way to fill it and ends up doing extraordinary things to make a positive difference.

We are veteran broadcasters and journalists who started The Women's Eye website and Radio Show to shine the light on these special impacters and bring them to you. 20 Women Changemakers features twenty of these remarkable women who will amaze you with their ideas, fortitude and grit. 

They tell you how they did it, and how you, too, can take action!

Stacey Gualandi is a host/interviewer for The Women’s Eye Network Radio Show and website. She is an award-winning television news correspondent. Her most recent position was Las Vegas-based entertainment and news reporter at the ABC affiliate, KTNV Channel 13, where she won an Emmy in the Breaking/Spot News category for her story, “Candlelight Vigil Car Crash”. Her credits include the syndicated news program Inside Edition where she was a national correspondent, The TV Guide Network, Hallmark Channel, and Extra.

Doniece Sandoval is the CEO and founder of Lava Mae featured in 20 Women Changemakers. Driven by a fierce belief that everyone has a right to dignity and the knowledge that access to showers and sanitation are in serious short supply for the homeless, Doniece was compelled to start Lava Mae. ​​She has orchestrated marketing, PR and development for both private and nonprofit organizations including ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network, San Jose Museum of Art, Wilson McHenry Company, Informix, DoubleClick, Toysrus.com, McGuire & Company for Coca Cola and ACA Joe among others. Her passion is finding unique solutions to problems that matter to her. Homelessness has been on her radar for quite some time but she was at a loss as to how to truly help—until she passed a young woman on the street crying over and over that she’d never be clean. Lava Mae is Doniece’s answer.


 

20 Women Changemakers: Taking Action Around the World Cover Image
By Pamela Burke (Editor), Patricia Caso (Editor)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780997705454
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Published: Women's Eye - April 27th, 2017

We highlight 20 remarkable people and their efforts to find solutions to some of our pressing global issues and to improve lives through their initiative. Our subjects' goals are sometimes daunting and certainly wide-ranging.


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