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.

Bruce Henderson - Hero Found: The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam War

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Bruce Henderson talks about Hero Found: The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam War ($27.99). Henderson presents the true story made famous in Werner Herzog’s acclaimed film Rescue Dawn—the incredible drama of the pilot who overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to lead a mass escape from a POW camp deep in the Laotian jungle.

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780061571367
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: HarperTorch - June 29th, 2010

From the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of And the Sea Will Tell comes Hero Found the incredible but true story of Dieter Dengler, the only pilot to escape captivity from a POW camp in the Laotian jungle during the Vietnam War.


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John Hollway - Killing Time: An 18-Year Odyssey from Death Row to Freedom

Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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John Hollway presents his true crime work Killing Time: An 18-Year Odyssey from Death Row to Freedom ($22.95). In 1984, John Thompson was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a prominent white man in New Orleans and was sent to Angola prison. In this work, Hollway recounts an 18-year odyssey to prove Thompson’s innocence.

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$22.95
ISBN: 9781602399747
Availability: Special Order
Published: Skyhorse Publishing - May 18th, 2010

In 1984, John Thompson was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a prominent white man in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was sent to Angola Prison and confined to his cell for twenty-three hours a day.


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Peter Beren - Hidden Napa Valley, Revised & Expanded Edition

Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Peter Beren talks about Hidden Napa Valley, Revised & Expanded Edition ($19.95). Beren offers a unique portrait of California’s beloved wine country. From its stunning landscape to its culture and gourmet sophistication, these striking images of the valley, captured throughout the seasons, illustrate the unique treasures of California’s prized vineyards.

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By Wes Walker, Peter Beren (Editor), Wes Walker (Photographer)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781599620800
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Welcome Books - April 27th, 2010

Here is a unique portrait of California's beloved wine country. From its stunning landscape to its culture and gourmet sophistication, these striking images of the valley, captured throughout the seasons, illustrate the unique treasures of California's prized vineyards.


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Jennifer Weiner - Fly Away Home (Get the Free iPhone App Today Only!)

Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Jennifer Weiner talks about her novel Fly Away Home ($26.99). When a senator’s extramarital affair makes headlines, three women—his wife and two daughters—are drawn into the painful glare of the national spotlight. Once the press conference is over, each is forced to reconsider her life, who she is and who she is meant to be. Weiner is the author of In Her Shoes.

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The official app for Jennifer Weiner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fly Away Home and Best Friends Forever is now available on the App Store. Click on the App Store logo above to:

- Stay up-to-date with Jen's news and Twitter feed
- Receive her latest tour schedule and geo-locate events near you
- Get exclusive excerpts and reading group guides for all of Jen's books
- Book club tips and hints
- Look at Jen's photos and watch her videos right on your iPhone
- Upload your own photos of Jen's events
- Compare international edition book covers
- Write on Jen's fan wall
- Take trivia quizzes about your favorite books and characters
- Much more!

The app is normally $.99, it’ll be free from 12:00 AM ET to 11:59 PM ET on July 29.

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780743294270
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Atria Books - July 13th, 2010

Sometimes all you can do is fly away home . . .


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94925 Corte Madera
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Christi Phillips - The Devlin Diary

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Christi Phillips discusses The Devlin Diary ($15.00). London, 1672. A vicious killer stalks the court of Charles II, inscribing the victims’ bodies with mysterious markings. Cambridge, 2008. Teaching history at Trinity College is Claire Donovan’s dream come true—until one of her colleagues is found dead on the banks of the River Cam. The only key to the murder: the 17th century diary kept by Hannah Devlin.

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$27.99
ISBN: 9781416527404
Availability: Special Order
Published: Gallery Books - April 13th, 2010

From the bestselling author of The Rossetti Letter comes a "thrilling" (Library Journal) novel of intrigue, passion, and royal secrets that shifts tantalizingly between Restoration-era London and present-day Cambridge, England.


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Daniel Silva - The Rembrandt Affair

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Daniel Silva talks about his thriller The Rembrandt Affair ($26.95). It has been six months since Gabriel Allon’s showdown with Ivan Kharkov. Now, having severed his ties with the Office, Gabriel has retreated to the Cornish coast. But an unspeakable act of violence once again draws Gabriel into a world of danger when an art restorer is brutally murdered. Silva is the author of Moscow Rules.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780399156588
Availability: Special Order
Published: Putnam Adult - July 20th, 2010

"Of those writing spy novels today, Daniel Silva is quite simply the best."
-"The Kansas City Star."
"The perfect book for fans of well-crafted thrillers ... the kind of page- turner that captures the reader from the opening chapter and doesn't let go."
-"The Associated Press"


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Stefanie Syman - The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Stefanie Syman talks about The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America ($28.00). Syman tells the story of how yoga—through a succession of charismatic yoga teachers and practitioners, from Henry David Thoreau to Indra Devi—transformed from a centuries-old spiritual discipline to a multibillion-dollar American industry.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780374236762
Availability: Special Order
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 22nd, 2010

In The Subtle Body, Stefanie Syman tells the surprising story of yoga’s transformation from a centuries-old spiritual discipline to a multibillion-dollar American industry.      Yoga’s history in America is longer and richer than even its most devoted practitioners realize.


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Lily King - Father of the Rain

Monday, July 26, 2010 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Raymond Carver Prize-winner Lily King talks about Father of the Rain ($24.00). King sets her sharply insightful family drama in an upper-middle-class suburb, where she traces a complex and explosive father-daughter relationship from the 1970s to the present day. King is the author of The English Teacher.

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ISBN: 9780802119490
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - July 6th, 2010

Prize-winning author Lily King's masterful new novel spans three decades of a volatile relationship between a charismatic, alcoholic father and the daughter who loves him.


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David Herlihy - The Lost Cyclist

Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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David Herlihy presents The Lost Cyclist ($26.00). In the late 1880s, Frank Lenz of Pittsburgh dreamed of cycling around the world. In the spring of 1892 he set out west to cover 20,000 miles over three continents. Two years later, he approached Europe for the final leg. He never made it. His mysterious disappearance in eastern Turkey sparked an international outcry.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780547195575
Availability: Special Order
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - June 1st, 2010

In the late 1880s, Frank Lenz of Pittsburgh, a renowned high-wheel racer and long-distance tourist, dreamed of cycling around the world. He finally got his chance by recasting himself as a champion of the downsized “safety-bicycle” with inflatable tires, the forerunner of the modern road bike that was about to become wildly popular.


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94925 Corte Madera
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Literary Luncheon with Adrienne McDonnell & Robin Oliveira

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 12:00pm

The ticket price of $55 includes lunch & choice of one signed book.
Call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 to reserve.
Corte Madera store

Robin OliveiraLunch with two great authors!
Adrienne McDonnell presents The Doctor and the Diva. It is 1903. Dr. Ravell is a young obstetrician who has treated women from all walks of Boston society. When he meets Erika, a spellbinding opera singer, he knows their doctor-patient relationship will be like none he has ever had.

Robin Oliveira presents My Name is Mary Sutter. Mary is a brilliant Civil War-era midwife from New York, who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Determined to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine, she leaves home and travels to Washington, D.C. to help tend the Civil War wounded.

Book Passage hosts literary luncheons with celebrated authors at our Marin store. These events are catered by the outstanding Insalata’s Restaurant of San Anselmo.

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