Corte Madera Events

Haider Warraich - Modern Death (Corte Madera)

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

In conversation with Marin author Katy Butler, author of Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death and (forthcoming) The Lost Art of Dying 

There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding of that experience will differ greatly in today's modern age. Dr. Haider Warraich is a young and brilliant new voice in the conversation about death and dying started by Dr. Sherwin Nuland's classic How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter, and Atul Gawande's recent sensation, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Dr. Warraich takes a broader look at how we die today, from the cellular level up to the very definition of death itself.

The most basic aspects of dying the whys, wheres, whens, and hows are almost nothing like what they were mere decades ago. Beyond its ecology, epidemiology, and economics, the very ethos of death has changed. Modern Death, Dr. Warraich's debut book, will explore the rituals and language of dying that have developed in the last century, and how modern technology has not only changed the hows, whens, and wheres of death, but the what of death.

Delving into the vast body of research on the evolving nature of death, this book will provide readers with an enriched understanding of how death differs from the past, what our ancestors got right, and how trends and events have transformed this most final of human experiences.

Dr. Haider Warraich graduated from medical school in Pakistan in 2009. He did his residency in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, one of the main teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School. He is currently a fellow in cardiology at Duke University Medical Center. His medical and Op Ed pieces have appeared in many media outlets including the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, Slate, and the LA Times among others.

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781250104588
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 7th, 2017

There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding of that experience will differ greatly in today's modern age. Dr. Haider Warraich is a young and brilliant new voice in the conversation about death and dying started by Dr.


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Joey Graceffa - Elites of Eden (Corte Madera)

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 3:00pm

 

PLEASE NOTE:

This event is a rescheduled date for Joey's planned Oct. 12 appearance. Please see Joey's message regarding the tour here. Tickets currently available will offer fans all the benefits of the ELITE package but do not include a seat (ticketholders can stand to view the event and then meet Joey following its conclusion).

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Elites of Eden is the highly anticipated sequel to the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Children of Eden.

Two girls, one destiny.

Yarrow is an elite: rich, regal, destined for greatness. She’s the daughter of one of the most powerful women in Eden. At the exclusive Oaks boarding school, she makes life miserable for anyone foolish enough to cross her. Her life is one wild party after another…until she meets a fascinating, lilac-haired girl named Lark.

Meanwhile, there is Rowan, who has been either hiding or running all her life. As an illegal second child in a strictly regulated world, her very existence is a threat to society, punishable by death…or worse. After her father betrayed his family, and after her mother was killed by the government, Rowan discovered a whole city of people like herself. Safe in an underground sanctuary that also protected the last living tree on Earth, Rowan found friendship, and maybe more, in a fearless hero named Lachlan. But when she was captured by the government, her fate was uncertain.

When these two girls discover the thread that binds them together, the collision of memories means that their lives may change drastically—and that Eden may never be the same.

Joey Graceffa is a leading digital creator, actor, and producer, best known for his scripted and vlog work with YouTube. His memoir, In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World, was published in 2015 and became an instant New York Times bestseller. Joey ranked third on Variety’s 2015 #Famechangers lists and has been featured in publications such as People, Forbes, Entertainment Weekly, and The Hollywood Reporter. In 2013, between his daily vlogs and gameplay videos, he produced and starred in his own Kickstarter–funded supernatural series, Storytellers, for which he won a Streamy Award. In 2016, he debuted Escape the Night, a “surreality” competition series for YouTube Red that will return for a second season in the summer of 2017. Joey’s other interests include a proprietary accessories/home décor line called Crystal Wolf and supporting various nonprofit organizations for literacy, children’s health and wellness, and animal welfare.

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FAQ
EDEN TICKET PACKAGE

Beginning at 2:30 p.m., you may check in at the front counter by the café to pick up your ticket(s) and copy(ies) of Elites of Eden and to reserve your seats.

With your purchase of the EDEN PACKAGE TICKET, you are guaranteed the following:
- Admission and seating for one to Q&A with Joey Graceffa featuring Daniel Preda
- One signed copy of Elites of Eden
- Commemorative tour lanyard
- Exclusive tour-only Elites of Eden poster (non-signed)

Please note that all books will be pre-signed by Joey. No additional personalization is possible.

Can I have merchandise signed?
Unfortunately due to time limitations, Joey will not sign any additional books or merchandise. All books will be pre-signed.

Can I bring my friends?
No, all those attending MUST purchase a ticket. To avoid disappointment, we must stress that there will be no opportunity to attend the talk for non-ticket holders.

What if I want or already have an additional copy of the book?
Unfortunately, everyone must purchase a ticket to attend the event. If an EDEN ticket is purchased, you’ll receive one signed book. If you already have a copy, share with friends or family!

Can I have my picture taken with Joey?
If an EDEN ticket is purchased, you’ll receive one signed book and will not be able to take a selfie with Joey. (An opportunity to take a photo with Joey Graceffa is only available if purchasing the ELITE ticket.)

If I cannot make the event on that day, can I have a book reserved and signed?
Yes! Please call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 to do so.

Can I bring a gift or letter for Joey?
Sure, but it must be in clear packaging or totally unwrapped. The store will box all gifts for Joey so he can appreciate them after the event.

PLEASE NOTE: We ask that you please leave bags, purses and personal items in your vehicles to facilitate the flow of the event.

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FAQ
ELITE TICKET PACKAGE

Beginning at 2:30 p.m., you may check in at the front counter by the café to pick up your ticket(s) and copy(ies) of Elites of Eden and to reserve your seats.

With your purchase of the ELITE PACKAGE TICKET, you are guaranteed the following:
- Admission and seating for one to Q&A with Joey Graceffa featuring Daniel Preda
- Backstage meet & greet with Joey Graceffa
- Two signed copies of Elites of Eden
- VIP commemorative tour lanyard
- Exclusive tour-only Elites of Eden poster (signed)
- ELITE ticket fans can line up after the Talk/Q&A to take a selfie with Joey with their own phone/camera.

Please note that all books will be pre-signed by Joey. No additional personalization is possible.

Can I have merchandise signed?
Unfortunately due to time limitations, Joey will not sign any additional books or merchandise. All books will be pre-signed.

Can I bring my friends?
No, all those attending MUST purchase a ticket. To avoid disappointment, we must stress that there will be no opportunity to attend the talk for non-ticket holders.

What if I want or already have an additional copy of the book?
Unfortunately, everyone must purchase a ticket to attend the event. When an ELITE ticket is purchased, you’ll receive two signed books. If you already have a copy, share with friends or family!

Can I have my picture taken with Joey?
Yes! When an ELITE ticket is purchased, you’ll receive two signed books and can line up after the talk/Q&A to take a photo with Joey with your own phone/camera.

If I cannot make the event on that day, can I have a book reserved and signed?
Please call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 to do so.

Can I bring a gift or letter for Joey?
Sure, but it must be in clear packaging or totally unwrapped. The store will box all gifts for Joey so he can appreciate them after the event.

PLEASE NOTE: We ask that you please leave bags, purses and personal items in your vehicles to facilitate the flow of the event.

 

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781501174537
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - October 3rd, 2017

The highly anticipated sequel to the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Children of Eden.

Two girls, one destiny.


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Margaret Wilkerson Sexton - A Kind of Freedom (Corte Madera)

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 1:00pm

In conversation with Esme Weijun Wang

Evelyn is a Creole woman who comes of age in New Orleans at the height of World War II. Her family inhabits the upper echelon of Black society, and when she falls for no-account Renard, she is forced to choose between her life of privilege and the man she loves.

In 1982, Evelyn’s daughter, Jackie, is a frazzled single mother grappling with her absent husband’s drug addiction. Just as she comes to terms with his abandoning the family, he returns, ready to resume their old life.

Jackie’s son, T.C., loves the creative process of growing marijuana more than the weed itself. He was a square before Hurricane Katrina, but the New Orleans he knew didn't survive the storm. Fresh out of a four-month stint for drug charges, T.C. decides to start over—until an old friend convinces him to stake his new beginning on one last deal.

For Evelyn, Jim Crow is an ongoing reality, and in its wake new threats spring up to haunt her descendants. A Kind of Freedom is an urgent novel that explores the legacy of racial disparity in the South through a poignant and redemptive family history.

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton was born and raised in New Orleans and studied creative writing at Dartmouth and law at UC Berkeley. A recipient of the Lombard fellowship, she spent a year in the Dominican Republic working for a civil rights organization and writing her first manuscript, A Kind of Freedom, which received an honorable mention in the Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest. Her stories have been published or are forthcoming in The Massachusetts Review, Grey Sparrow Journal, Limestone Journal, and Broad! Magazine, and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781619029224
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 15th, 2017

A 2017 National Book Award Nominee
A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice
Chosen as 1 of 12 books to read this August by the Chicago Review of Books
Chosen as 1 of 24 Incredible Books to Add to Your Shelf This Summer by the Huffington Post
Chosen as 1 of 10 Books to Read in August by BBC Culture


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Clare Doornbos - Storytime with Clare (Corte Madera)

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 9:30am

Come to Book Passage, Corte Madera every Monday morning at 9.30am for a preschool story time with bounce! There's no better way to start the week than with picture books, songs, rhymes and some jumping around. Our story teller Clare will pick her favorite new books, classics and poetry to share with kids aged 0-5 and their parents in this half hour story time. Clare is a popular storyteller, who has read at local libraries and other stores in the Bay Area and is now pleased to join the Book Passage team.

 

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Silent Book Club - Monthly Meeting (Corte Madera)

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

Silent Book Club is happy hour for introverts. Bring a book (or buy one at Book Passage). Order a drink or food if you like, and then settle in for an hour or so of quiet reading with fellow book lovers at Book Passage's Cafe.There's no assigned reading or discussion guides -- that's the "silent" part of our book club -- but we do like to share book recommendations and meet like-minded readers. 

No one will be shushed or shamed at Silent Book Club. All readers are welcome -- even e-readers. 

 

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CANCELLED: Roddy Doyle - Smile (Corte Madera)

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

Due to extenuating circumstances, this event has been cancelled 

Just moved into a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's for a pint, a slow one. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and a pink shirt comes over and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and to remember him from secondary school. His name is Fitzpatrick.

Victor dislikes him on sight, dislikes, too, the memories that Fitzpatrick stirs up of five years being taught by the Christian Brothers. He prompts other memories--of Rachel, his beautiful wife who became a celebrity, and of Victor's own small claim to fame, as the man who would say the unsayable on the radio. But it's the memories of school, and of one particular brother, that Victor cannot control and which eventually threaten to destroy his sanity.

Smile has all the features for which Roddy Doyle has become famous: the razor-sharp dialogue, the humor, the superb evocation of adolescence, but this is a novel unlike any he has written before. When you finish the last page you will have been challenged to reevaluate everything you think you remember so clearly.

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of ten acclaimed novels, including The Commitments, The Van (a finalist for the Booker Prize), Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha (winner of the Booker Prize), The Woman Who Walked Into Doors, A Star Called Henry, and, most recently, The Guts. Doyle has also written two collections of stories, and several works for children and young adults. He lives in Dublin.

Smile Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780735224445
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking - October 17th, 2017

From the author of the Booker Prize winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, a bold, haunting novel about the uncertainty of memory and how we contend with the past.


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Literary Luncheon: Isabel Allende - In the Midst of Winter (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 12:00pm

Tickets: $55 (includes meal & signed lunch)

PLEASE NOTE: While we are now sold out of tickets for Isabel Allende's Literary Luncheon, customers without tickets are invited to purchase her book and watch Isabel Allende speak via the monitors in our store or café during the event. Customers who choose to attend in this method will also have the opportunity to join the signing line to get their book personalized and get a photo taken with Isabel Allende. If you plan to attend this way, please try to arrive by 12:30 pm on Oct. 31.

In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster—a 60-year-old human rights scholar—hits the car of Evelyn Ortega—a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala—in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor’s house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz—a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile—for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia.

Exploring the timely issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees, the book recalls Isabel Allende’s landmark novel The House of the Spirits in the way it embraces the cause of “humanity, and it does so with passion, humor, and wisdom that transcend politics” (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post).

Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including The House of the Spirits, Eva Luna, Stories of Eva Luna, Of Love and Shadows, and Paula. Her latest novel is The Japanese Lover. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages and have sold more than 65 million copies worldwide. She lives in California.

 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781501178139
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atria Books - October 31st, 2017

New York Times and worldwide bestselling "dazzling storyteller" (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.


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Class: Leslie Keenan - You Can Complete That Book (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:30pm

 Six Wednesdays: Nov. 1 - Dec. 20 (no class Nov. 15 or 22), 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm • $240

Have you started a book but haven't been able to finish it? Do you feel like you have all the pieces but don't know how to stitch them together? Do you feel overwhelmed, blocked, or stuck? In You Can Complete That Book!, you will learn the reasons writers get stuck, and how to get back in the flow, write effortlessly, find solutions for structural issues, navigate the publication process and ultimately complete the book.

Writing challenges us to face our core issues. As a result we become experts at procrastination, perfectionism, or simply making sure we are always too busy to finish. Underneath all these defenses, there is gold: the nugget of pure creativity waiting to be expressed once you learn how to make room for it to be revealed.

Leslie Keenan is a writing coach, teacher and editor with 30 years' experience. She lives in Marin County, California with her daughter. 

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Michael Connelly - Two Kinds of Truth (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

Tickets: $32 (includes signed book)

In Two Kinds of Truth, Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's 3-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse.

Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him, and seems to have new evidence to prove it. Bosch left the LAPD on bad terms, so his former colleagues aren't keen to protect his reputation. He must fend for himself in clearing his name and keeping a clever killer in prison.

The two unrelated cases wind around each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.

Michael Connelly is the author of thirty previous novels, including #1 New York Times bestsellers The Wrong Side of Goodbye and The Crossing. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels and is the executive producer of Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. He spends his time in California and Florida.

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$29.00
ISBN: 9780316225908
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little Brown and Company - October 31st, 2017

Harry Bosch searches for the truth in the new thriller from #1 NYT bestselling author Michael Connelly
An Amazon Book of the Month


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E. Lockhart & Julie Buxbaum - An Afternoon In Conversation (Corte Madera)

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm

Special Teen Event!

A masterful new psychological suspense novel, Genuine Fraud—the story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

E. Lockhart wrote the New York Times bestseller We Were Liars, which is also available in a deluxe edition. Her other books include Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, and the Ruby Oliver Quartet, which includes The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends.

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Sometimes a new perspective is all that is needed to make sense of the world.

KIT: I don't know why I decide not to sit with Annie and Violet at lunch. It feels like no one here gets what I'm going through. How could they? I don't even understand.

DAVID: In the 622 days I've attended Mapleview High, Kit Lowell is the first person to sit at my lunch table. I mean, I've never once sat with someone until now. "So your dad is dead," I say to Kit, because this is a fact I've recently learned about her. 

In What To Say Next, when an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David. Kit appreciates David's blunt honesty--in fact, she finds it bizarrely refreshing. David welcomes Kit's attention and her inquisitive nature. When she asks for his help figuring out the how and why of her dad's tragic car accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict what they'll find. Can their friendship survive the truth?

Julie Buxbaum is the author of the New York Times bestseller Tell Me Three Things, her debut young adult novel. She also wrote the critically acclaimed The Opposite of Love and After You, and her work has been translated into twenty-five languages. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two young children. 

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780385744775
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Published: Delacorte Press - September 5th, 2017

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the author of We Were Liars, which John Green called "utterly unforgettable," comes a unique novel that showcases E. Lockhart's unmatched ability to play with style and deliver a perfectly plotted, well-written novel with a surprise twist.


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$18.99
ISBN: 9780553535686
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Published: Delacorte Press - July 11th, 2017

"What to Say Next reminds readers that hope can be found in unexpected places." -Bustle.com


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