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Cokie & Steve Roberts

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 7:00pm

Journalists Cokie and Steve Roberts share their interfaith Passover traditions captured in their unique Haggadah.

 

Marin Jewish Community Center
94903 San Rafael
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Amir Levine & Rachel S. F. Heller - Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love

Monday, February 6, 2012 - 7:00pm

Order a signed copyNeuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine and social psychologist Rachel S.F. Heller discuss Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love.

 

Marin Jewish Community Center
94903 San Rafael
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Notes & Words with Anne Lamott, Michael Chabon, Kelly Corrigan & John Hodgman

Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 8:00pm

VIP Pre-Party 6:30 pm
Tickets start at $50
Visit www.notesandwords.org for more information about the Notes & Words Essay Contest and tickets for the Oakland event.


Join us for the annual Oakland event celebrating literary and musical talent. Book Passage is a proud sponsor of Notes & Words 2012, where writers and musicians share the stage at The Fox Theater in Oakland to benefit Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland, including the fantastic pediatric care now available at the Larkspur Specialty Clinic.

 

The Fox Theater
1807 Telegraph Ave.
94612 Oakland
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Eve Ensler with Isabel Allende - I Am an Emotional Creature

Friday, February 24, 2012 - 7:00pm

Tickets $35 (includes a signed copy of Ensler’s book)
Call (415) 927-0960, ext. 1 to reserve

Eve Ensler and Isabel Allende in conversation, for one evening only! If you live even remotely near the Bay Area, it is well worth coming to hear these two inspiring women talk about activism, women and girls, and the power of stories. Eve is the Tony Award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues and founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls.

Eve will blow you away and Isabel will get you through it. Together they will fill you with hope.

You'll also get a sneak peak at Eve's latest theatrical work, the stage adaptation of Emotional Creature, which will premiere at Berkeley Rep this June.
This event is a benefit for V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls.

 

Dominican University of California
Angelico Hall
94901 San Rafael
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Jennifer Granholm & Dan Mulhern - A Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future

Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 7:00pm

Priority seating with purchase of the book
Order a signed copyThe former governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm and her husband Dan Mulhern present A Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future ($27.99). In January, 2002, Granholm became the first woman governor of Michigan. This is a first-hand account of her battle to create jobs and to repair healthcare, education, and infrastructure systems—issues that are now sweeping the country. Granholm is host of the new show about politics the War Room with Jennifer Granholm on Current TV.

 

Dominican University of California
Angelico Hall
94901 San Rafael
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Frances Mayes - Cooks with Books Event: The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen

Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 6:30pm

Admission $110 per person/ $185 per couple 

SOLD OUT!

In all of Frances Mayes’s bestselling memoirs about Tuscany, food plays a starring role. This cuisine transports, comforts, entices, and speaks to the friendly, genuine, and improvisational spirit of Tuscan life. Both cooking and eating in Tuscany are natural pleasures. In her first-ever cookbook, The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen, Frances and her husband, Ed, share recipes that they have enjoyed over the years as honorary Tuscans: dishes prepared in a simple, traditional kitchen using robust, honest ingredients.
          
A toast to the experiences they’ve had over two decades at Bramasole, their home in Cortona, Italy, this cookbook evokes days spent roaming the countryside for chestnuts, green almonds, blackberries, and porcini; dinner parties stretching into the wee hours,  and garden baskets tumbling over with bright red tomatoes.
          
Lose yourself in the delectable food, the people, and the place, as Frances’ lyrical introductions and headnotes put you by her side in her Tuscan kitchen. Join us for dinner with Frances as we raise a glass at the table in celebration of the flavors of Tuscany!
The price includes the meal, wine, coffee, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book.

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Left Bank Restaurant
507 Magnolia Ave.
94939 Larkspur
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Anne Lamott with Sam Lamott - Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 7:00pm

Order a signed copyPriority seating with purchase of the book

Join us as Anne Lamott and son Sam Lamott discuss Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son ($26.95). Lamott enters a new and unexpected chapter of her own life: grandmotherhood. Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at 19, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson Jax’s life. In careful and often hilarious detail, Lamott and Sam—about whom she first wrote so movingly in Operating Instructions—struggle to balance their changing roles with the demands of college and work, as they both forge new relationships with Jax’s mother, who has her own ideas about how to raise a child.

Dominican University of California
Angelico Hall
94901 San Rafael
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Sondra Bernstein with John Toulze - Cooks with Books: Plats du Jour: The Girl and the Fig's Journey Through the Seasons in Wine Country

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:30pm

Admission $120 per person/ $195 per couple SOLD OUT!

Plats du Jour has been called a love letter to Sonoma County, a travelogue, and a celebration of the bounty of Northern California. Sondra Bernstein, proprietor of The Girl and the Fig and Estate restaurants along with her partner, Executive Chef John Toulze, share a passion for French-country cooking and feature over 100 recipes and wine pairings in this new, full color table cookbook. There are 28 three-course menus arranged by season, as well as pantry recipes and wine pairings. Sondra reveals intimate stories and tributes to the local farmers, artisans, and food purveyors, all who bring a tremendous amount to the table. Don’t miss this amazing luncheon in one of the prettiest restaurants in Sonoma, just off the historic square. The price includes the meal, wine, coffee, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.


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Estate
400 West Spain Street
95476 Sonoma
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Michael David Lukas with Michael Krasny - One Book One Marin

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 7:00pm

Order a signed copyJoin us for the culminating event for One Book One Marin 2012. Marin County residents started reading and discussing the 2012 selection, Michael David Lukas’ The Oracle of Stamboul in January. Michael Krasny is an author, professor of English, and host of KQED’s Forum.

 

Dominican University of California
Angelico Hall
94901 San Rafael
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Jacques Pépin - Cooks with Books: Essential Pépin: More Than 700 All-Time Favorites from My Life in Food

Monday, April 16, 2012 - 6:30pm
Admission $145 per person 

SOLD OUT - Thank you!

Join us as we welcome legendary chef Jacques Pépin. In Essential Pépin, a book that celebrates his 60 years in food, the world's most famous cooking teacher shares his most favorite recipes from the the thousands he has created throughout his career. They include Onion Soup Lyonnaise-Style (which Jacques enjoyed as a young chef while bar-crawling in Paris); Linguine with Clam Sauce and Vegetables (a frequent dinner chez Jacques); Grilled Chicken with Tarragon Butter (which he makes indoors in winter and outdoors in summer); Five-Peppercorn Steak (his spin on a bistro classic); Meme's Apple Tart (which his mother made every day in her Lyon restaurant); and Warm Chocolate Fondue Souffle (part cake, part pudding, part souffle, and pure bliss). Essential Pépin spans the many styles of Jacques's cooking: homey country French, haute cuisine, fast food Jacques-style, and fresh contemporary American dishes. The books also includes a searchable DVD demonstrating every cooking technique you'll ever need. Join us for a fabulous evening you won't forget as we raise a toast with this true culinary legend! The price includes the meal, coffee, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book. Dinner will include wines from Trione Winery.

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Left Bank Restaurant
507 Magnolia Ave.
94939 Larkspur
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