Start: 6:00 pm
Adam Braver presents his novel Misfit ($15.95). The story centers on the last weekend of Marilyn Monroe’s life, which she spent at Frank Sinatra’s resort, the Cal Neva Lodge, in Lake Tahoe. Melding facts with fiction, Braver takes moments throughout Monroe’s life—her childhood, her marriages with Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, her studies with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio, and her role in The Misfits, the film Miller wrote for her—and explores how they informed her tragic end.Adam Braver is the author of five novels, most recently Misfit. His books have been selected for the IndieNext list and twice for the Book Sense list, as well as having been translated into Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and French. He is on faculty and writer-in-residence at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. In addition to having taught for the University of New Orleans' Low Residency MFA program, he's also been a regular writer-in-residence at the New York State Summer Writers Institute.
Start: 6:00 pm
Join us for a reception with local artist Tom Killion. Tom was born and raised in Marin County, where the rugged scenery inspired him from an early age to create landscape prints using linoleum and wood, strongly influenced by the traditional Japanese Ukiyo-style of Hokusai and Hiroshige. In 1977 he founded his own Quail Press, where he has printed five handmade art books depicting landscapes from California to Europe and Africa. In 2000 Killion published The High Sierra of California in collaboration with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder. Their second collaboration, Tamalpais Walking was published in 2009. Tom Killion has shown his work around the United States and Europe, including recent shows at the USF's Thacher Gallery, Ansel Adams Gallery and The Book Club of California."Tom Killion Woodcut Prints" is on display December through February 2013.
Start: 6:30 pm
Please note: this event is SOLD OUT!We’ll all be clamoring to go to the Left Bank to celebrate Hubert Keller's Souvenirs: Stories and Recipes from My Life, the new book by one of America’s most talented chefs, Hubert Keller. Raised in Alsace France, Keller was destined to be in the kitchen as he grew up above his father’s patisserie. He apprenticed under many great French chefs until he landed in San Francisco and became the chef/owner of the popular Fleur de Lys restaurant along with his wife Chantal and Maurice Rouas. Chef Keller has been named the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: California.” Don't wait to sign up - space is limited. Price includes the meal, wine, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book. Reserve at Book Passage (415-927-0960) or at bookpassage.com/food-wine-events Can't attend the event? Order a signed copy.
Start: 7:00 pm
In conversation with Jason RobertsPeter Orner talks about his novel Love and Shame and Love ($14.99). Covering four generations of one family, Orner illuminates the countless ways that love both makes us whole and completely unravels us. A comic and sorrowful tapestry of memory, of connection and disconnection, this work explores the universals with originality and wisdom.Jason Roberts is author of the bestselling A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler, a biography of James Holman, the blind adventurer of the early 19th century.