Start: 6:00 pm
Maria Semple presents Where'd You Go, Bernadette ($14.99). Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. Maria Semple's first novel, This One is Mine, was set in Los Angeles, where she also wrote for television shows including Arrested Development, Mad About You, and Ellen. She escaped from Los Angeles and lives with her family in Seattle, where her second novel takes place.
Start: 7:00 pm
Dominican University, Angelico HallIn conversation with Book Passage President Elaine Petrocelli There are three ticket options available for this event: $32 tickets include either the English or Spanish hardcover of Maya's Notebook, and $20 tickets include the Spanish paperback. Click the appropriate button below to select which version of Maya's Notebook you wish to have included with your purchase. Please note: online registration is closed. Tickets will be available at the door. Isabel Allende will speak at Dominican on the publication date of Maya's Notebook. Set in the present day, Allende's new novel tells the story of a 19-year-old American girl who finds refuge on a remote island off the coast of Chile after falling into a life of drugs, crime, and prostitution. There, in the company of a torture survivor, a lame dog, and other unforgettable characters, Maya writes her story, which includes pursuit by a gang of assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol. In the process, she unveils a terrible family secret, comes to understand the meaning of love and loyalty, and initiates the greatest adventure of her life: the journey into her own soul. Allende's internationally acclaimed books include The House of the Spirits, Paula, and Daughter of Fortune.
Start: 7:00 pm
As the saying goes, it’s not what happens to us but how we react to it. While some suffer and seem unable to move on, others grieve and heal. Bouncing Back ($15.95), by clinical therapist Linda Graham, offers clear exercises and examples that allow readers to rebuild their clarity, connection, competence, calm, and courage.
Start: 7:00 pm
Please join us for another wonderful World Book Night event. Book givers will meet at Book Passage and will go to select locations such as Homeward Bound to distribute both English and Spanish language books.About World Book Night Each year, 30 books are chosen by an independent panel of librarians and booksellers. The authors of the books waive their royalties and the publishers agree to pay the costs of producing the specially-printed World Book Night U.S. editions. Book Passage has signed up to be community host locations for the volunteer book givers. On World Book Night—April 23rd—we join together to give books to those who don’t regularly read and/or people who don’t normally have access to printed books, for reasons of means or access.