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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.

Independent Bookstore Day 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Join Book Passage as we celebrate the 2015 edition of Independent Bookstore Day. We'll have limited edition items from contributors like Stephen King, Chris Ware, Anne Lamott, Daniel Handler, and many more! We'll also be having celebrations and special events throughout the day. Keep checking this page for more details as the big day gets closer.

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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Vendela Vida - The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

In The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty, while checking into her hotel in Casablanca, a woman is robbed of her wallet and her passport—all of her money and identifcation. She feels burdened by the crime yet strangely liberated by her sudden freedom to be anyone she chooses. A chance encounter leads to a job posing as a stand-in for a well-known flm star. Te star reels her in deeper, though, and soon she’s inhabiting the actress’s skin of-set as well.

$25.99
ISBN: 9780062110916
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco Press - June 2nd, 2015

From the acclaimed author of Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name and The Lovers comes a taut, spellbinding literary thriller that probes the essence and malleability of identity.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Janis Heaphy Durham - The Hand on the Mirror

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

In 2004, Janis Heaphy Durham's husband, Max Besler, died of cancer at age 56. The daughter of a Presbyterian minister, she practiced her faith as she struggled with her loss. Soon she began encountering phenomena unlike anything she'd ever experienced: lights flickering, doors opening and closing, clocks stopping at 12:44, the exact time of Max's death. But then something startling happened that changed Heaphy Durham's life forever. A powdery handprint appeared on her bathroom mirror on the first anniversary of Max's death.

$26.00
ISBN: 9781455531301
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 28th, 2015


An unbelievably believable story about the afterlife, with documenting photographs from the former publisher of a major metropolitan newspaper.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Val Brelinski - The Girl Who Slept with God

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 7:00pm

Set in Arco, Idaho, in 1970, The Girl Who Slept with God tells the story of three sisters: moral-minded Grace, gregarious and strong-willed Jory, and young Frances. Their father, Oren, is a respected member of the community and science professor at the local college. Yet their mother’s depression and Grace’s religious fervor threaten the seemingly perfect family, whose world is upended when Grace returns from a missionary trip to Mexico and discovers she’s pregnant with—she believes—the child of God.

$27.95
ISBN: 9780525427421
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Viking - August 4th, 2015

An entrancing debut about two sisters exiled by their parents when the eldest becomes pregnant


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Bill Zarchy - Showdown at Shinagawa

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 1:00pm

Part armchair travel book, part personal memoir, Bill Zarchy's Showdown at Shinagawa: Tales of Filming from Bombay to Brazil takes

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Cynthia Brennen - Living, Loving & Unlearning

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 1:00pm

Have you ever wondered about your life’s dreams and what happened to them? Living, Loving & Unlearning will serve as your wake-up call and a reminder that it is never too late to fulfill that desire burning deep down inside of you. Through her experience with personal and professional lessons, Cynthia Brennen teaches you how to live a life of balance, health, and authenticity.

Cynthia Brennen, LMSW, is a therapist in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York where she enjoys her private practice in counseling.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Pre-Conference Class: Hallie Ephron - Creating Memorable Characters

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Pre-Conference Class: David Corbett - Sub-Genre Subtleties: How to Meet, Exceed, and Transcend Reader Expectations

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Arabella Bowen - "Ask a Fodor's Travel Expert"

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 7:00pm

Arabella Bowen, Editor in Chief of Fodor’s Travel, has been a world traveler since the age of five and a professional travel writer for more than 15 years. A three-month solo trip through South East Asia in 1999 with nothing more than a guidebook for company inspired her to write travel guides herself when she returned home. To date, she has flown more than a million miles, visiting 60+ countries and every continent except Antarctica. Bowen utilizes her extensive travel knowledge to provide the first-hand destination expertise that is synonymous with the Fodor’s name.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Summer Brennan - The Oyster War

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 7:00pm

It all began simply enough. In 1976 the Point Reyes Wilderness Act granted the highest protection in America to more than 33,000 acres of California forest, grassland and shoreline—including Drakes Estero, an estuary of stunning beauty. Inside was a small, family-run oyster farm first established in the 1930s. A local rancher bought the business in 2005, renaming it The Drakes Bay Oyster Company.

$16.95
ISBN: 9781619025271
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 11th, 2015

It all began simply enough. In 1976 the Point Reyes Wilderness Act granted the highest protection in America to more than 33,000 acres of California forest, grassland and shoreline - including Drakes Estero, an estuary of stunning beauty. Inside was a small, family-run oyster farm first established in the 1930s.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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