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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.