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.

Carl Hoffman - Travel, Food & Photography Conference

Friday, August 13, 2010 - 1:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
Priority Seating Reserved for Conference Participants
Corte Madera store

Carl Hoffman is a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler, Wired, and Popular Mechanics magazines, and his stories about travel, adventure and technology—and often the nexus between them—also appear frequently in Outside, National Geographic Adventure and Men’s Journal. He is the author of The Lunatic Express: Discovering the World…Via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains, and Planes.

August 12-15 is the 19th annual Book Passage Travel, Food & Photography Conference. The writers & photographers featured in these events are on the Conference faculty. These events are open to the public, but priority seating is reserved for Conference participants.

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Tim Cahill - Travel, Food & Photography Conference

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
Priority Seating Reserved for Conference Participants
Corte Madera store

Tim Cahill is a founding editor and current Editor-at-Large for Outside magazine. He has been writing travel and adventure stories since the 1960s and is well-known for his ability to combine risk with humor and insight. He is the author of Hold the Enlightenment, Pass the Butterworms, A Wolverine is Eating My Leg, Jaguars Ripped My Flesh, Pecked to Death by Ducks, Road Fever, and Lost in My Own Backyard.

August 12-15 is the 19th annual Book Passage Travel, Food & Photography Conference. The writers & photographers featured in these events are on the Conference faculty. These events are open to the public, but priority seating is reserved for Conference participants.

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Destiny Kinal - Burning Silk

Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 1:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
Corte Madera store

Local Author Weekend!
Destiny Kinal discusses her historical novel Burning Silk ($14.99). This work plunges the reader into the rarified and privileged atmosphere of an early-nineteenth-century French perfumerie on the Cote d’Azur, and then to a silk magnaneri in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Martin Cruz Smith - Three Stations

Friday, August 20, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
Preferred seating with book purchase
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Martin Cruz Smith presents his new novel Three Stations ($25.99). Arkady Renko returns in a new mystery about crime and corruption in the cold, dark, impenetrable landscape of modern-day Moscow. Cruz Smith’s novels include Stalin’s Ghost, Gorky Park, Wolves Eat Dogs, Rose, December 6, Polar Star, and Stallion Gate.

Three Stations: An Arkady Renko Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780743276740
Availability: Special Order
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 17th, 2010

A passenger train hurtling through the night. An unwed teenage mother headed to Moscow to seek a new life. A cruel-hearted soldier looking furtively, forcibly, for sex. An infant disappearing without a trace.

So begins Martin Cruz Smith’s masterful Three Stations, a suspenseful, intricately constructed novel featuring Investigator Arkady Renko.


Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Peg Kingman - Original Sins: A Novel of Slavery and Freedom

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Peg Kingman talks about Original Sins: A Novel of Slavery and Freedom ($25.95). Deceit, forgery, fraud, perjury…even murder? This novel thrillingly evokes a nineteenth-century America not so different from the present: a time of stunning new technologies and financial collapse, when religious and racial views collided with avowed principles of morality and law.

Original Sins: A Novel of Slavery & Freedom Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393065473
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 9th, 2010

This novel thrillingly evokes a nineteenth-century America not so different from the present: a time of stunning new technologies and financial collapse, when religious and racial views collided with avowed principles of morality and law.


Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Suzanne Carriero - The Dog Who Ate the Truffle: A Memoir of Stories and Recipes from Umbria

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Suzanne Carriero presents The Dog Who Ate the Truffle: A Memoir of Stories and Recipes from Umbria ($25.99). Veteran food critic Carriero spent a year and a half in Umbria, and this is her intimate look at its ancient recipes, traditions, and the people who pass them on. Each of the book’s chapters features local cooks from the region.

The Dog Who Ate the Truffle: A Memoir of Stories and Recipes from Umbria Cover Image
$42.99
ISBN: 9780312571405
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - August 17th, 2010

An authentic culinary journey--part memoir, part cookbook--introducing readers to the people, places, and food of Umbria


Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Howard Norman - What Is Left the Daughter

Monday, August 16, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Howard Norman discusses What Is Left the Daughter ($25.00). Seventeen-year-old Wyatt Hillyer is suddenly orphaned when his parents jump off two different bridges—the result of their separate involvements with the same compelling neighbor, a Halifax switchboard operator and aspiring actress. Norman is the author of The Bird Artist.

What Is Left the Daughter Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780618735433
Availability: Special Order
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - July 1st, 2010

Howard Norman, widely regarded as one of this country's finest novelists, returns to the mesmerizing fictional terrain of his major books--"The Bird Artist," "The Museum Guard," and "The Haunting of L"--in this erotically charged and morally complex story.


Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Carl Hiaasen - Star Island

Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
Preferred seating with book purchase
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Carl Hiaasen presents his new thriller Star Island ($26.95). Meet 22-year-old Cherry Pye, a pop star since she was 14—and about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster. Now meet Cherry again: in the person of her “undercover stunt double,” Ann DeLusia. Suspense builds when Ann-mistaken-for-Cherry is kidnapped by an obsessed paparazzo.

Star Island Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780307272584
Availability: Backordered
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - July 27th, 2010

Meet twenty-two-year-old Cherry Pye (nee Cheryl Bunterman), a pop star since she was fourteen and about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster.


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94925 Corte Madera
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Mehri Dadgar - The Prison Pictures

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
Corte Madera store

Mehri Dadgar, an artist, a Muslim woman, and a political prisoner of Iran, reviews her art through a Power Point presentation and talks about her research of the origins of Islam and Islamic art that has influenced her work. The Prison Pictures address the harsh reality of the Islamic countries at this crucial time in history.


Book Passage
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94925 Corte Madera
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Daniel Depp - Babylon Nights

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Daniel Depp presents his detective novel Babylon Nights ($24.00). P.I. David Spandau returns to protect a once A-list Oscar-winning actress from the clutches of a deranged stalker—and from her own faltering will to live. This cat-and-mouse game takes them from L.A. all the way to the Cannes Film Festival. Depp is the author of Loser’s Town.

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$24.00
ISBN: 9781439101469
Availability: Special Order
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 3rd, 2010

Fifteen years ago, Anna Mayhew won an Oscar for Best Actress. Rich, famous, and beautiful, she had the world at her feet. Nearly forty years old, Anna is being offered these days only bland supporting roles, the kind she got her acting started with. So she spends much of her time thinking up clever and dangerous methods of self-destruction.

But she may not have to kill herself after all.


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94925 Corte Madera
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