Literary Luncheons

Literary Luncheon: Elizabeth George - A Banquet of Consequences

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 12:00pm

Tickets: $60 (Includes Lunch and a Signed Book)

$28.95
ISBN: 9780525954330
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Published: Viking - October 27th, 2015

The #1 "New York Times" bestselling author's award-winning series returns with another stunning crime drama featuring Scotland Yard members Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers.

The unspoken secrets and buried lies of one family rise to the surface in Elizabeth George's novel of crime, passion, and tragic history.


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Literary Luncheon: Stacy Schiff - The Witches

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

Ticket: $60 (includes meal & signed book)

$32.00
ISBN: 9780316200608
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 27th, 2015

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Cleopatra," the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials.
It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death.


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Literary Luncheon: Erica Jong - Fear of Dying

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 12:00pm

Ticket: $55 (includes meal & signed book) 

$26.99
ISBN: 9781250065919
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 8th, 2015

Four decades ago, Erica Jong revolutionized the way we look at love, marriage and sex. Her world-wide bestseller, FEAR OF FLYING opened the doors for writers from Jennifer Weiner to Lena Dunham. Now she does it again by giving us powerful, new perspective on the next phase of women's lives.


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Literary Luncheon: Isabel Allende - Ripper

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 12:00pm

Tickets: $55 (includes meal & signed book)

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780062291424
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 27th, 2015

Indiana and Amanda Jackson have always had each other. Though their bond is strong, mother and daughter are as different as night and day. Indiana, a beautiful holistic healer, is a free-spirited bohemian. Teenage Amanda is fascinated by the dark side of human nature--as is her father, the SFPD's deputy chief of homicide.


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Literary Luncheon: Ann Packer - The Children's Crusade

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 12:00pm

Ticket: $55 (includes meal & signed book) 

 

From the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of The Dive From Clausen’s Pier, a sweeping, masterful new novel that explores the secrets and desires, the remnant wounds and saving graces of one California family, over the course of five decades.

$26.99
ISBN: 9781476710457
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Published: Scribner Book Company - April 7th, 2015

From the "New York Times" bestselling, award-winning author of "The Dive From Clausen's Pier," a sweeping, masterful new novel that explores the secrets and desires, the remnant wounds and saving graces of one California family, over the course of five decades.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

Literary Luncheon: Dave Barry - Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:00pm

Ticket: $55 (includes meal & signed book) 

This event is Sold Out!

 

 

In Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster) you'll find brilliant, brand-new, never-before-published pieces, Dave Barry passes on home truths to his new grandson and to his daughter Sophie, who will be getting her learner’s permit in 2015 (“So you’re about to start driving! How exciting! I’m going to kill myself”). He explores the hometown of his youth, where the grown-ups were supposed to be uptight fifties conformists, but seemed to have a lot of un–Mad Men–like fun—unlike Dave’s own Baby Boomer generation, which was supposed to be wild and crazy, but somehow turned into neurotic hover-parents. He dives into everything from the inanity of cable news and the benefits of Google Glass (“You will look like a douchebag”) to the loneliness of high school nerds (“You will never hear a high school girl say about a boy, in a dreamy voice, ‘He’s so sarcastic!’”), from the perils of home repair to firsthand accounts of the soccer craziness of Brazil and the just plain crazy craziness of Vladimir Putin’s Russia (“He stares at the camera with the expression of a man who relaxes by strangling small furry animals”), and a lot more besides. By the end, if you do not feel wiser, richer in knowledge, more attuned to the universe... we wouldn’t be at all surprised. But you’ll have had a lot to laugh about!

Dave Barry’s recent bestselling books include You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty, I’ll Mature When I’m Dead, and Insane City.

 

$26.95
ISBN: 9780399165955
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 3rd, 2015

During the course of living (mumble, mumble) years, Dave Barry has learned much of wisdom, * (*actual wisdom not guaranteed) and he is eager to pass it on--to the next generation, the generation after that, and to those idiots who make driving to the grocery store in Florida a death-defying experience.


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Literary Luncheon: Anita Diamant - The Boston Girl

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 12:00pm

Ticket: $55 (includes meal & signed book)

 

 

Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine--a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love.

Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her "How did you get to be the woman you are today." She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naive girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.

Anita Diamant is the bestselling author of the novels The Red Tent, Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown, and Day After Night. An award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine and Parenting, she is the author of six nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life.

$26.00
ISBN: 9781439199350
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Published: Scribner Book Company - December 9th, 2014

From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Red Tent "and" Day After Night," comes an unforgettable coming-of-age novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century.


Literary Luncheon: Joshilyn Jackson - Someone Else's Love Story

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 12:00pm

Ticket: $55 (includes lunch & signed book)

 

 

For single mom Shandi Pierce, life is a juggling act. She's finishing college, raising precocious three-year-old Natty, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced parents.Then she gets caught in the middle of a stickup at a gas station and falls instantly in love with William Ashe, when he steps between the armed robber and her son. Now, in Someone Else's Love Story, William and Shandi are about to meet their so-called destinies head-on, making choices that will reveal unexpected truths about love, life, and the world they think they know.

Joshilyn Jackson is the author of five novels: gods in Alabama, Between, Georgia, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, Backseat Saints, and A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages, won SIBA’s novel of the year, twice been a #1 Book Sense Pick, twice won Georgia Author of the Year, and twice been shortlisted for the Townsend prize.

 

 

$14.99
ISBN: 9780062105660
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Published: William Morrow & Company - August 5th, 2014

For single mom Shandi Pierce, life is a juggling act. She's finishing college, raising precocious three-year-old Natty, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced parents.Then she gets caught in the middle of a stickup at a gas station and falls instantly in love with William Ashe, when he steps between the armed robber and her son.


Literary Lunch: David Mitchell - The Bone Clocks

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 12:00pm
Ticket: $55 (includes lunch & signed book)
 
 
 
From David Mitchell, author of the global phenomenon Cloud Atlas, comes The Bone Clocks, a vast, intricate piece that weaves together six narratives spanning from 1984 to the 2030s about a secret war between a cult of soul-decanters and the small group of vigilantes who try to take them down. It's an up-all-night thriller that fluently mixes the supernatural, sci-fi, horror, social satire, and heartbreaking realism.

David Mitchell is the award-winning and bestselling author of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Black Swan Green, Cloud Atlas, Number9Dream, and Ghostwritten. Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Mitchell was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2007.
 
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. The price includes lunch and an autographed book.

$30.00
ISBN: 9781400065677
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Published: Random House - September 2nd, 2014

The "New York Times "bestseller by the author of "Cloud Atlas "- Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize - Named One of the Top Ten Fiction Books of the Year by "Time, Entertainment Weekly, "and" O: The Oprah Magazine" - A "New York Times" Notable Book - An American Library Association Notable Book
Named to more than 20 year-end best of lists, including


Literary Lunch: Diane Ackerman - The Human Age

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 12:00pm
Ticket: $55 (includes lunch & signed book)
 
 
 
In The Human Age ($27.95), a landmark new book by Diane Ackerman, she confronts the unprecedented fact that the human race is now the single dominant force of change on the planet. Humans have "subdued 75 percent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness." We now collect the DNA of vanishing species in a "frozen ark," equip orangutans with iPads, create wearable technologies and synthetic species that might one day outsmart us. Ackerman takes us on an exciting journey to understand this bewildering new reality, introducing us to many of the people and ideas now creating-perhaps saving-our future. The Human Age is a beguiling, optimistic engagement with the earth-shaking changes now affecting every part of our lives and those of our fellow creatures-a wise book that will astound, delight, and inform intelligent life for a long time to come.

Diane Ackerman has been the finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in addition to many other awards and recognitions for her work, which include the best-selling The Zookeeper's Wife and A Natural History of the Senses
 
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. The price includes lunch and an autographed book.

$27.95
ISBN: 9780393240740
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 10th, 2014

Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place in it. In this landmark book, she confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature, Homo sapiens, is now the dominant force shaping the future of planet Earth.


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