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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.

Susan Casey - The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 4:00pm

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Susan Casey discusses The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean ($27.95). For centuries, mariners have spun tales of gargantuan waves, 100 feet high or taller. Until recently, scientists dismissed these stories. But in the past few decades, as a startling number of ships vanished and new evidence has emerged.

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780767928847
Availability: Backordered
Published: Doubleday Books - September 14th, 2010

From Susan Casey, bestselling author of The Devil's Teeth, an astonishing book about colossal, ship-swallowing rogue waves and the surfers who seek them out.


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Mona Simpson - My Hollywood

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 2:00pm

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Mona Simpson presents her novel My Hollywood ($26.95). Simpson tells the story of two women whose lives entwine and unfold behind the glittery surface of Hollywood: Claire, a composer and a new mother, and Lola, a 52-year-old mother of five who is working in America to pay for her own children’s higher education back in the Philippines.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780307273529
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Published: Knopf - August 3rd, 2010

A wonderfully provocative and appealing novel, from the much-loved author of Anywhere But Here and A Regular Guy, her first in ten years. It tells the story of two women whose lives entwine and unfold behind the glittery surface of Hollywood.


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Daniel Kehlmann - Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes

Friday, September 24, 2010 - 7:00pm
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Daniel Kehlmann
discusses his novel Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes ($24.00). Fame and facelessness, truth and deception spin their way through all nine episodes of this captivating, funny, and surprising novel as paths cross and plots thicken, as characters become real people and real people morph into characters.
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By Daniel Kehlmann, Carol Janeway (Translator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780307378712
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Published: Pantheon - September 14th, 2010

Imagine being famous. Being recognized on the street, adored by people who have never even met you, known the world over. Wouldn’t that be great?
 


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Monique Truong - Bitter in the Mouth

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Monique Truong talks about her novel Bitter in the Mouth ($25.00). For as long as she can remember, Linda has experienced a secret sense—she can “taste” words, which have the power to disrupt, dismay, or delight. She falls for names and what they evoke: Canned peaches. Dill. Orange Sherbet. The author of The Book of Salt brings us a tale of a woman’s search for identity, as she uncovers the secrets of her past.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9781400069088
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Published: Random House - August 31st, 2010

From Monique Truong, the bestselling and award-winning author of The Book of Salt, comes a brilliant, mesmerizing, beautifully written novel about a young woman’s search for identity and family, as she uncovers the secrets of her past and of history.
 


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Anne Fortier - Juliet

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 7:00pm
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Anne Fortier
presents her novel Juliet ($25.00). When Julie Jacobs leaves for Italy per the instructions of her late aunt’s will, she never imagines that she’ll be thrust into a centuries-old feud, not to mention one of the most legendary romances of all time. Fortier presents a sweeping novel of intrigue and identity, of love and legacy.
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$25.00
ISBN: 9780345516107
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 24th, 2010

 


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Tom McCarthy - C

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 1:00pm

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Tom McCarthy discusses his novel C ($25.95). Opening in England at the turn of the 20th century, this is the story of a boy named Serge, whose father spends his time experimenting with wireless communication while running a school for deaf children. Serge grows up with his brilliant but troubled older sister, Sophie.An intense sibling relationship stays with him as he heads off into the larger world.

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$25.95
ISBN: 9780307593337
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Published: Knopf - September 7th, 2010

C has been shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize.


The acclaimed author of Remainder, which Zadie Smith hailed as “one of the great English novels of the past ten years,”gives us his most spectacularly inventive novel yet.


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Pseudonymous Bosch - This Isn't What It Looks Like

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Special for young adults!
Pseudonymous Bosch talks about This Isn’t What It Looks Like ($16.99). Cass finds herself alone and disoriented, a stranger in a dream-like, medieval world. With the help of a long-lost relative, she begins to uncover clues and secrets, piecing together her family’s history as she fights her way back to the present world. Visit www.hachettebookgroup.com/features/secretseries/index.html for a cool video!

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780316076258
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2010

The Secret Series continues in this dangerous and daring fourth adventure.

Cass finds herself alone and disoriented, a stranger in a dream-like, medieval world. Where is she? Who is she? With the help of a long-lost relative, she begins to uncover clues and secrets--piecing together her family's history as she fights her way back to the present world.


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Andres Edwards - Thriving Beyond Sustainability: Pathways to a Resilient Society

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Andres Edwards presents Thriving Beyond Sustainability: Pathways to a Resilient Society ($17.95). This work draws a map of individuals, organizations, and communities from around the world that are committed to building an alternative future, one that strives to restore ecological health and rejuvenate our environmental, social, and economic systems.

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By Andres R. Edwards, Bill McKibben (Foreword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780865716414
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Published: New Society Publishers - May 1st, 2010

Every fifteen seconds on our Earth, a child dies from waterborne disease. Three times an hour, another species becomes extinct. Each day we consume eighty-five million barrels of oil and pump twenty-three million tons of carbon dioxide into an already warming atmosphere.


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James Ellroy - The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women

Monday, September 20, 2010 - 7:00pm

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James Ellroy discusses his memoir The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women ($24.95). Ellroy unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown, and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman. A layered narrative of time and place, emotion and insight, this work is a soul-baring revelation of self.

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$24.95
ISBN: 9780307593504
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Published: Knopf - September 7th, 2010

The legendary crime writer gives us a raw, brutally candid memoir—as high intensity and as riveting as any of his novels—about his obsessive search for “atonement in women.”


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Yiyun Li - Gold Boy, Emerald Girl

Monday, September 20, 2010 - 1:00pm
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Yiyun Li
talks about Gold Boy, Emerald Girl ($25.00). In these stories, Li, Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award-winner and acclaimed author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers and The Vagrants, gives us exquisite fiction filled with suspense, depth, and beauty, in which history, politics, and folklore magnificently illuminate the human condition.
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$25.00
ISBN: 9781400068135
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Published: Random House - September 14th, 2010

In these spellbinding stories, Yiyun Li, Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award winner and acclaimed author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers and The Vagrants, gives us exquisite fiction filled with suspense, depth, and beauty, in which history, politics, and folklore magnificently illuminate the human condition. 
   


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