Literary Luncheons

Literary Luncheon with Debra Dean

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 12:00pm

RegisterTickets $55 (includes lunch & a signed book)
Call (415) 927-0960, ext. 1 to reserve

Join us for lunch as Debra Dean talks about The Mirrored World. The critically acclaimed author of The Madonnas of Leningrad returns with a novel of love and madness set in 18th century Russia. Dean will be introduced by Isabel Allende, who described Dean’s earlier work as “Elegant and poetic, the rare kind of book that you want to keep but you have to share.”

Debra Dean will be introduced by Isabel Allende. 

Debra Dean's bestselling debut novel, The Madonnas of Leningrad, was a New York Times Editors' Choice, a #1 Booksense Pick, a Booklist Top Ten Novel, and an American Library Association Notable Book of the Year. It has been published in twenty languages. Her collection of short stories, Confessions of a Falling Woman, won the Paterson Fiction Prize and a Florida Book Award. 

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. Can't attend the event? Order a signed copy today.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Literary Luncheon with Joyce Maynard - Women’s National Book Association Celebrates National Reading Group Month!

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 12:00pm

The ticket price of $55 includes lunch and a signed book
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Join Joyce Maynard for lunch as she talks about her novel The Good Daughters. They were born on the same day in the same New Hampshire town. Ruth Plank is an artist, born to a gentle, caring farmer and his stolid wife, who yearns to soar beyond the confines of their town. Dana Dickerson, who was raised by a pair of drifters, is a scientist and realist who longs for stability and rootedness. Ruth and Dana share a need to make sense of who they are. Maynard’s works include At Home in the World.

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Literary Luncheon with Maya Soetoro-Ng

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 12:00pm
The ticket price of $55 includes lunch and a signed book
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Join Maya Soetoro-Ng, sister of President Barack Obama, for a special lunch as she discusses the inspiration behind her new children’s book Ladder to the Moon, beautifully illustrated by Yuyi Morales. In a rich and deeply personal narrative, Maya Soetoro-Ng draws inspiration from her mother’s love for family, her empathy for others, and her ethic of service. Evoking fantasy and folklore, the story touches on events that have affected people across the world in our time and reaffirms our common humanity.

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
us

Mother-Daughter Literary Luncheon with Katie Crouch

Thursday, May 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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Mother-Daughter Literary Luncheon!
Katie Crouch talks about Men and Dogs and The Magnolia League. In
Men and Dogs, Crouch presents a hilarious, affecting, and wholly original tale of siblings trying to reckon with their flaws, with a heroine as exasperating, magnetic, and breathtakingly real as family itself. The Magnolia League is an enchanting and humorous mysterious story about girls growing up in a magical Southern city. Katie Crouch was raised in Charleston, South Carolina and now lives in San Francisco.

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
us

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
us

Literary Luncheon: Emma Donoghue - Room

Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 12:00pm
The ticket price of $55 includes lunch and a signed book
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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
us

Literary Luncheon: Lisa See - Dreams of Joy

Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 12:00pm

The ticket price of $55 includes lunch and a signed book
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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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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
us

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