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Please note: this event has been cancelled. Signed copies of Someone will be available. To order online, note your preference for a signed copy in the Comments field of the check out screen or call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1. An ordinary life -- its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion -- lived by an ordinary woman: this is the subject of Someone ($25.00), Alice McDermott’s extraordinary return, seven years after the publication of After This. Scattered recollections—of childhood, adolescence, motherhood, old age—come together in this transformative narrative, stitched into a vibrant whole by McDermott’s deft, lyrical voice.Alice McDermott is the author of six previous novels, including After This; Child of My Heart; Charming Billy, winner of the National Book Award; and At Weddings and Wakes. That Night, At Weddings and Wakes, and After This were all finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. McDermott lives with her family outside Washington, D.C.
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Mon., Oct. 7 • 6:30-8:00 pm • $25/parents, $15/students Do you qualify for financial aid? Where does a student have the best chance of receiving aid? Essays are often the “tipping point” that can turn a student’s application into an acceptance letter. Advanced registration recommended.Leslie Goldgehn Ph.D.has been an Independent College Counselor for over 15 years, and has assisted many students and families through the college application process.
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Left Coast Writers® Salon In this love story of impossible odds, award-winning writer Tim Z. Hernandez weaves a rich and visionary portrait of Bea Franco, the real woman behind famed American author Jack Kerouac's The Mexican Girl. Set against an ominous backdrop of California in the 1940s, deep in the agricultural heartland of the Great Central Valley, Mañana Means Heaven ($24.95) reveals the desperate circumstances that lead a married woman to an illicit affair with an aspiring young writer traveling across the United States. Book Passage hosts monthly meetings of Left Coast Writers® at our Corte Madera store. The monthly meetings provide an evening of literary connections, support, counsel, readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. Each meeting also features a presentation by one of several Bay Area literary figures. LCW has its own lively newsletter and website at www.leftcoastwriters.com/.
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With the meteoric success of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Allan Gurganus placed himself among America's most original and emotionally engaged storytellers. If his first comic novel mapped the late nineteenth-century South, Local Souls ($25.95) brings the twisted hilarity of Flannery O'Connor kicking into our new century.