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.

Geraldine Brooks - Caleb's Crossing

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 7:00pm

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author of People of the Book Geraldine Brooks talks about her new novel Caleb’s Crossing ($26.95). Brooks transports the reader to 1660s Martha’s Vineyard and Cambridge to tell the dramatic tale of Caleb Cheshahteaumuck, the first Native American to graduate from Harvard, and Bethia Mayfield, a young woman who is struggling to find her own place in the world.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Literary Luncheon with Isabel Allende

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 12:00pm
The ticket price of $55 includes lunch and a signed book
Call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 to reserve
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Celebrating the paperback release of Island Beneath the Sea!
Isabel Allende talks about her novel Island Beneath the Sea. This tale, set in Haiti and the southern United States during the 18th Century, follows the life of a young woman sold into slavery at age nine to the head of a large sugar plantation. Allende is the author of many internationally acclaimed novels, including House of the Spirits, Portrait in Sepia, and Daughter of Fortune. She has written three memoirs, including My Invented Country, Paula, and The Sum of Our Days, as well as a trilogy of children’s novels. Her books have been translated into more than 27 languages.

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.
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Mary Doria Russell - Doc

Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 7:00pm

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Mary Doria Russell talks about her novel Doc ($26.00). Violence is random and routine in Dodge City, Kansas, in 1878, but when the burned body of a mixed-blood boy is discovered, his death shocks a part-time policeman named Wyatt Earp, as well as Doc Holliday. Russell is the acclaimed author of The Sparrow and A Thread of Grace.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
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Jon Meacham - Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 7:00pm

Jon Meacham discusses Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power ($35.00). In this magnificent new biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author gives us an intimate portrait of Jefferson the human being, the president, and the politician enabling us to understand Jefferson as never before. 

Priority seating to this event with purchase of the author's new book from Book Passage. Please note in the comments field of your order your intention to come to this special event at Dominican University.

"This terrific book allows us to see the political genius of Thomas Jefferson better than we have ever seen it before. In these endlessly fascinating pages, Jefferson emerges with such vitality that it seems as if he might still be alive today." — Doris Kearns Godwin

"Jon Meacham resolves the bundle of contradictions that was Thomas Jefferson by probing his love of progress and thirst for power. Here was a man endlessly, artfully intent on making the world something it had not been before. A thrilling and affecting portrait of our first philosopher-politician." — Stacy Schiff

"A true triumph.”  Walter Isaacson.

Jon Meacham is the Executive editor of Random House, a former editor of Newsweek, and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Lion, as well as other best sellers.

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781400067664
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - November 13th, 2012

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The New York Times Book Review - The Washington Post - Entertainment Weekly - The Seattle Times - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Bloomberg Businessweek


Dominican University of California
Angelico Hall
94901 San Rafael
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Simon Winchester - Skulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley's Curious Collection

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 7:00pm

Introduction by Don George! 

Simon Winchester presents Skulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley's Curious Collection ($29.95), a heady, visually spellbinding, never-before-seen look at what is probably the world's largest and most complete private collection of skulls. In heady detail, Winchester details the story of the collector and his unusual collection, as well as the biology, history, and iconography of skulls.

Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa. Those books were New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. In 2006, Mr. Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by her Majesty the Queen. 

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Sue Plus Sue Equals Two! - Children’s Summer Reading Recommendations

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 7:00pm

Corte Madera store
Tickets: $10 (includes a gift certificate)
Call (415) 927-0960, ext. 1

For parents & kids!
Summer’s coming, and your kids need some great books to read. Which ones will they truly love? Susan Kunhardt, our children’s book buyer, and Sue Campbell, our book fair coordinator, have plenty of suggestions. If your child has met Sue Campbell at a school book fair, you know what a talent she has for turning reluctant readers into reading machines! Please join Sue + Sue for a summer reading preview. Ticket price of $10 includes a $10 gift certificate and a chance to win some special prizes!

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Literary Luncheon: Emma Donoghue - Room

Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 12:00pm
The ticket price of $55 includes lunch and a signed book
Call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 to reserve
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Join Emma Donoghue for lunch as she discusses her novel Room. This is an astonishing novel about the effects of captivity. To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, when “Old Nick” visits, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Donoghue is the author of Slammerkin.
This novel is a tour de force and a big Book Passage favorite!

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.
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Literary Luncheon: Lisa See - Dreams of Joy

Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 12:00pm

The ticket price of $55 includes lunch and a signed book
Call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 to reserve
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Join us for lunch as Lisa See discusses her new novel Dreams of Joy. Devastated after discovering the shocking truth about her mother and father, Joy (from See’s previous novel Shanghai Girls) flees to China to find a new life (and her real father)—and Pearl, realizing what has happened, sets out for Mao’s China, resolved to find her daughter. See is also the author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.

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.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Erik Larson - In the Garden of Beasts

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 1:00pm

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Erik Larson talks about In the Garden of Beasts ($26.00). Suffused with the tense atmosphere of 1930s Berlin, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Goring and the expectedly charming—yet wholly sinister—Goebbels, this work reveals an era of surprising nuance and complexity. Larson is the author of Devil in the White City.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Literary Luncheon: Ann Patchett - The State of Wonder

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 12:00pm

The ticket price of $55 includes lunch and a signed book
Call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 to reserve
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Ann Patchett talks about her novel The State of Wonder. The story is set deep in the Amazon jungle, and it is a narrative replete with poison arrows and devouring snakes. State of Wonder is a world unto itself, where unlikely beauty stands beside unimaginable loss. It is a tale that leads the reader into the very heart of darkness, and then shows us what lies on the other side. Patchett is the author of several acclaimed books, including Bel Canto and The Patron Saint of Liars.

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.

 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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