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.

Michael Chabon - Telegraph Avenue

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 7:00pm

Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon reads from Telegraph Avenue ($27.99), an exhilarating, big-hearted novel that explores the intertwined lives of two Oakland families, one black and one white. Telegraph Avenue is a world grounded in pop culture—Kung Fu, ’70s Blaxploitation films, vinyl LPs, jazz and soul music—and a bravura epic of friendship, race, and secret histories.

Priority seating to this event offered with purchase of the author's new book from Book Passage.

Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model World, Wonder Boys, Werewolves In Their Youth, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The Final Solution, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Maps & Legends, Gentlemen of the Road, and the middle-grade book Summerland. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.

 

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Sara Gruen - Ape House

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 7:00pm
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Sara Gruen
presents her novel Ape House ($26.00). Gruen’s Water for Elephants has become one of the most beloved novels of our time. Now the author has moved from a circus elephant to a family of bonobo apes kidnapped from a language lab, and their mysterious appearance on a reality TV show.
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$26.00
ISBN: 9780385523219
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - September 7th, 2010

 
Sam, Bonzi, Lola, Mbongo, Jelani, and Makena are no ordinary apes. These bonobos, like others of their species, are capable of reason and carrying on deep relationships—but unlike most bonobos, they also know American Sign Language.


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John Vaillant - The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 7:00pm

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John Vaillant talks about The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival ($26.95). A haunting, gripping exploration of predators and prey, and an intimate portrait of a remarkable animal increasingly threatened by interaction with humans, this work recreates the hunt for a man-eating tiger across the forbidding landscape of Russia’s Far East.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780307268938
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Published: Knopf - August 24th, 2010

It’s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold.


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Nancy G. Brinker - Promise Me: How a Sister’s Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 1:00pm
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Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker
discusses Promise Me: How a Sister’s Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer ($25.99). Brinker shares how her sister’s struggle led her to promise to raise money for research in the hopes of one day curing the disease. Brinker is the founder Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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$25.99
ISBN: 9780307718129
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Published: Harmony - September 14th, 2010

Suzy and Nancy Goodman were more than sisters. They were best friends, confidantes, and partners in the grand adventure of life. For three decades, nothing could separate them. Not college, not marriage, not miles. Then Suzy got sick. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977; three agonizing years later, at thirty-six, she died.


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Ann Weisgarber - The Personal History of Rachel Dupree

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Ann Weisgarber talks about her novel The Personal History of Rachel Dupree ($25.95). Weisgarber presents a story about life on the prairie as it’s rarely been seen. When Rachel, hired help in a Chicago boardinghouse, falls in love with Isaac, the owner’s son, he makes her a bargain: he’ll marry her, but only if she gives up her 160 acres from the Homestead Act.

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$25.95
ISBN: 9780670022014
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Published: Viking Adult - August 12th, 2010

An award-winning novel with incredible heart, about life on the prairie as it's rarely been seen


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Diana Gabaldon & Hoang Nguyen - The Exile (An Outlander Graphic Novel)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 7:00pm
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Diana Gabaldon
and Hoang Nguyen present The Exile (An Outlander Graphic Novel) ($25.00).
The Exile retells Gabaldon’s Outlander novel from Jamie Fraser’s point of view, revealing events never seen in the original story and giving readers a whole new insight into the Jamie-Claire relationship.

Hoang Nguyen
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By Diana Gabaldon, Hoang Nguyen (Illustrator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780345505385
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Published: Del Rey Books - September 21st, 2010

Diana Gabaldon's brilliant storytelling has captivated millions of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. Now, in her first-ever graphic novel, Gabaldon gives readers a fresh look at the events of the original Outlander: Jamie Fraser's side of the story, gorgeously rendered by artist Hoang Nguyen.


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Peter Lewis - Dead in the Dregs: A Babe Stern Mystery

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Peter Lewis discusses his mystery novel Dead in the Dregs: A Babe Stern Mystery ($14.95). Wine critic Richard Wilson makes a living elevating and destroying winemakers’ reputations with the stroke of his pen. But when Wilson’s body is found floating in a vat after a tasting in Napa, a search for a killer begins.

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$14.95
ISBN: 9781582435480
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - July 13th, 2010

Prominent wine critic Richard Wilson makes a living elevating and destroying winemakers' reputations with the stroke of his pen. When he disappears after a tasting at Napa Valley's Norton Winery, his sister Janie looks to her ex-husband Babe Stern for help. But when Wilson's body is found floating in a vat at Norton, Stern's search turns into a hunt for the killer.


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Carolyn Rosenblatt - The Boomer’s Guide to Aging Parents

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 4:00pm

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Carolyn Rosenblatt presents The Boomer's Guide to Aging Parents ($39.95). Rosenblatt presents a comprehensive, forthright, and heartfelt resource guide for families with an aging elder. You’ll find practical step-by-step expertise on legal and health concerns that can help you feel at ease in the short term and the long term, at a time when you need it most.

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$19.95
ISBN: 9780578007113
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Published: Agingparents.com - February 15th, 2009

Carolyn L. Rosenblatt is a registered nurse and an attorney with over 40 years of combined experience. She has compiled her 9 volume series into this Complete Guide.


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Julie Metz - Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 2:00pm

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Julie Metz talks about her memoir Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal ($14.99). Metz seemed to have the perfect life—an adoring husband, a happy, spirited daughter, a lovely old house outside New York City. Then suddenly, her charismatic husband of 12 years collapsed dead on the kitchen floor. Six months after his death, Julie discovered that her husband had been unfaithful, and she is left to make sense of her newfound life.

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781401341350
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Published: Voice - May 18th, 2010

Julie Metz's life changes forever on one ordinary January afternoon when her husband, Henry, collapses on the kitchen floor and dies in her arms. Suddenly, this mother of a six-year-old is the young widow in a bucolic small town. And this is only the beginning.


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Michael Hiltzik - Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Michael Hiltzik presents Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century ($30.00). Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Hiltzik uses the saga of the dam’s conception, design, and construction to tell the broader story of America’s efforts to come to grips with titanic social, economic, and natural forces.

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781416532163
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Published: Free Press - June 1st, 2010

As breathtaking today as the day it was completed, Hoover Dam not only shaped the American West but helped launch the American century. In the depths of the Great Depression it became a symbol of American resilience and ingenuity in the face of crisis, putting thousands of men to work in a remote desert canyon and bringing unruly nature to heel.


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