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.

Mark Oldman - Oldman's Brave New World of Wine

Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 5:30pm
Free Event - Open to the Public
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Mark Oldman
discusses Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine ($19.95). Wine personality Oldman, known to PBS viewers as a judge on The Winemakers and winner of the Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year Award, rescues your taste buds with a groundbreaking guide to irresistible wines of moderate cost and maximum appeal. Wine will be served! Wine will be served!
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$19.95
ISBN: 9780393334845
Availability: Special Order
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 6th, 2010

Weary of buying the same old wines again and again? Wine personality Mark Oldman known to millions of PBS viewers as a main judge on The Winemakers and winner of the Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year Award is here to rescue your taste buds with a groundbreaking guide to irresistible wines of moderate cost and maximum appeal.


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Betty de Shong Meador - Princess, Priestess, Poet: The Sumerian Temple Hymns of Enheduanna

Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 4:00pm
Free Event - Open to the Public
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Betty de Shong Meador
talks about Princess, Priestess, Poet: The Sumerian Temple Hymns of Enheduanna ($30.00). In 2300 BCE, Sumerian high priestess Enheduanna became the first known author by signing her name to a collection of hymns written for 42 temples throughout ancient Mesopotamia. This work presents the first collection of these hymns.
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By Betty de Meador, John Maier (Foreword by)
$32.95
ISBN: 9780292723535
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Published: University of Texas Press - May 1st, 2010

Living in 2300 BCE, Sumerian high priestess Enheduanna became the first author of historical record by signing her name to a collection of hymns written for forty-two temples throughout the southern half of ancient Mesopotamia, the civilization now known as Sumer.


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Barbara Pope - The Blood of Lorraine

Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 2:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Barbara Pope presents The Blood of Lorraine ($25.00). In the wake of murders in Aix-en-Provence, magistrate Bernard Martin moves to a town in Lorraine, along with his pregnant wife Clarie. Both are fervent about French Republican ideals. They are not there long when an infant boy is found dead, perhaps the victim of ritual sacrifice.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9781605980980
Availability: Backordered
Published: Pegasus Books - July 20th, 2010

Yet as Bernard delves deeper into the different personalities surrounding the case, he struggles to reconcile his Republican beliefs with the subtle nuances of Nancy's Jewish Diaspora, all while balancing the racial tensions and politics within the courthouse.


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Marin Literacy's Student Authors - One World, Many Voices

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
Reception 6:00 pm • Event 6:45 pm
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Sponsored by Book Passage & Bank of Marin
Help us celebrate our adult student-authors. Join host Cheryl Jennings as we celebrate 25 years of the work of the Marin Literacy Program. This event is free to the public and refreshments will be served.

This inspirational evening honors the achievement of those adults who have mastered the skill of reading and have then gone even further to learn the skill of writing as well. One World, Many Voices, an anthology of student writing, will be given to guests at the event. Bank of Marin and Book Passage are proud Partners in Literacy for this event and throughout the year. The Marin Literacy Program provides adults with free student-centered instruction in reading, writing, and speaking to help them reach their full potential at work, at home, and in the community.

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Rick Bass - Nashville Chrome

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 1:00pm
Free Event - Open to the Public
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Rick Bass
presents his novel Nashville Chrome ($24.00). Late in 1959, the Brown siblings—Maxine, Bonnie, and Jim Ed—were enjoying international success, rivaled only by Elvis Presley. Lyrical and nuanced, this work evokes an era in American music, while presenting a wrenching meditation on the complexities of fame and family.
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$24.00
ISBN: 9780547317267
Availability: Special Order
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 1st, 2010

Late in 1959, the Brown siblings Maxine, Bonnie, and Jim Ed were enjoying unprecedented international success, rivaled only by their longtime friend Elvis Presley. They had a bona fide megahit on their hands, which topped both the country and pop charts and gave rise to the polished sound of the multibillion dollar country music industry we know today.


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Elizabeth Rosner - Blue Nude

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 7:00pm
Free Event - Open to the Public
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Elizabeth Rosner
talks about her novel Blue Nude ($15.00). Born in the shadow of postwar Germany, Danzig is a once-prominent painter who now lives in San Francisco. But while he shares wisdom and technique with students, his own canvases remain mysteriously empty. When a new model poses for his class, Danzig senses that she may be the muse he has been waiting for.
Blue Nude Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781439173084
Availability: Special Order
Published: Gallery Books - September 14th, 2010

Once a prominent painter, Danzig now shares his wisdom and technique with students at San Francisco's Art Institute--yet his own canvases remain empty. When he meets Israeli-born Merav, the beautiful new model for his class, he senses she may reignite his artistic passion.


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David Burke - Writers in Paris: Literary Lives in the City of Light

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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David Burke presents "Bad Boys and Bad Girls of Literature in Paris," an illustrated talk based on his long years of literary detective work on his acclaimed book Writers in Paris: Literary Lives in the City of Light ($19.95). The presentation features scandalous "boys" from the days of medieval poet, thief, priest-killer, and Master of Arts in Theology François Villon to such 20th Century shockers as Henry Miller, Jean Genet, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs, and such scandalous "girls" as George Sand, Colette, and Anaïs Nin. Burke is a longtime writer/producer of television documentaries, most notably for 60 Minutes, who left New York with his director/editor wife Joanne Burke in 1986 to spend a year in Paris. They have been working there ever since.

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781582435855
Availability: Backordered
Published: Counterpoint LLC - March 23rd, 2010

No city has attracted so much literary talent, launched so many illustrious careers, or produced such a wealth of enduring literature as Paris. From the 15th century through the 20th, poets, novelists, and playwrights, famed for both their work and their lives, were shaped by this enchanting place.


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Gary Zukav - Spiritual Partnership: The Journey to Authentic Power

Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Gary Zukav presents Spiritual Partnership: The Journey to Authentic Power ($25.99). Zukav is the author of several books, including the The Seat of the Soul. He introduces a profound new relationship dynamic, aimed at enabling and empowering individuals to reach what Zukav describes as their authentic power.

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780061458507
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: HarperOne - April 27th, 2010

This book is about our new relationships. A new and surprising world is emerging that requires each of us to explore the sources of our love and cultivate them and the inner sources of all that prevents us from loving (our fears) and heal them. Our evolution has taken a new path, and our relationships are changing in unexpected and dramatic ways.


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Insalata’s Mediterranean Table

$32.00


Insalata’s Mediterranean Table is filled with sumptuous recipes that Heidi Krahling has tantalized her customers with for 13 years as chef and owner of Insalata’s Restaurant in San Anselmo, California. The cookbook will not only be a feast for your taste buds but also for your eyes - the 120 plus recipes are paired with the vivid, sensuous artwork of Laura Parker, whose art adorns the walls of Insalata’s.
 

Price: $32.00

Jane Vandenburgh - Architecture of the Novel: A Writer’s Handbook

Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 4:00pm
Free Event - Open to the Public
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Jane Vandenburgh
talks about Architecture of the Novel: A Writer’s Handbook ($15.95). Vandenburgh, the author of two acclaimed novels and a recent memoir, offers writers the tools to create powerful and unique novels based on dynamic storytelling. She discusses the underlying machinery that makes a plot dynamic, coherent, and interesting.

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By Jane Vandenburgh, Anne Lamott (Foreword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781582435978
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 17th, 2010

Jane Vandenburgh, the author of two highly acclaimed novels and a recent memoir, offers aspiring writers the tools to create powerful and unique novels filled not only with good writing but also dynamic storytelling.


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