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5 Mon.: Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 7, May 12, & June 9 • 1:00-3:00pm • $105  Carol Benet has been teaching her popular classes on literary awards for 22 years at Book Passage. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley, where she won an Outstanding Teaching Award. She also received an M.A. in French Literature from the University of Michigan. Reading List:February:  City of Bohane, Kevin Barry ($15.00) - Impac Dublin Literary AwardMarch: The Hunger Angel, Herta Mueller ($16.00) - Nobel Prize WinnerApril: Restless, William Boyd ($16.00) - Costa Award-formerly Whitbread May: Spilt Milk, Chico Buarque ($15.00) - Premio Jabuti and Portugal Telecom AwardsJune: Tenth of December, George Saunders ($15.00) - Pen/Saul Bellow Award  
Start: 1:00 pm
Introduction by Jane Ganahl  In French Women Don’t Get Facelifts: The Secret of Aging with Style and Attitude ($25.00), Mireille Guiliano, author of the bestselling French Women Don’t Get Fat, shares the secrets and strategies of aging with attitude, joy, and no surgery. Readers learn proactive ways to look and feel great. 
Start: 6:00 pm
Left Coast Writers® EventJoin the Left Coast Writers® as they celebrate Undercover Love: Lust, Literature, and Lingerie. What our world needs is a lot more love. Of course in these busy days, it might be hard to find the elusive amour, let alone bask in its healing influence. So we provide the antidote for modern, time- and love-starved lives. 
Start: 7:00 pm
In the 1980s Jimmy Rabbitte formed the Commitments, a ragtag, blue-collar collective of Irish youths determined to bring the soul music stylings of James Brown and Percy Sledge to Dublin. Time proves a great equalizer for Jimmy as he’s now approaching fifty with a loving wife, four kids, and a recent cancer diagnosis that leaves him feeling shattered and frightened.Jimmy still loves his music, and he still loves to hustle—his new thing is finding old bands and then finding the people who loved them enough to pay for their resurrected albums. As he battles his illness on his path through Dublin, Jimmy manages to reconnect with his own past, most notably Commitments guitarist Liam “Outspan” Foster and the still beautiful backup vocalist Imelda Quirk. Jimmy also learns the trumpet, reunites with his long-lost brother, and rediscovers the joys of fatherhood.An immensely funny and poignant novel, The Guts ($27.95) captures friendship, family, the power of music, the specter of death, and the zeal for life.Roddy Doyle is the author of nine novels, two short story collections, and a nonfiction book. In 1993 he won the Booker Prize for his novel Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. His 1991 novel, The Van, was a Booker Prize finalist. He lives in Dublin.  
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm
Four Mondays, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, Mar. 31 & Apr. 28 • 7:00-9:00 pm • $95   We’ll have an intimate conversation with the authors of: “the major, soul-searching biography that Leonard Cohen deserves” (NY Times); an adventurous yet deep, decades-long look into the beauty and violence, history, cultures, and vanishing natural splendor of Central America; an ingeniously designed “tour de force” (George Saunders) mystery set in high-tech San Francisco; and the “riveting” (Pat Conroy), heartbreaking tale of 40 years in the hardscrabble lives of a small-town Tennessee family. Pamela Feinsilber is a writing consultant and book editor: pamelafeinsilber.com. Feb. 10: I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen, Sylvie Simmons $16.99Feb. 24: Maya Roads: One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest, Mary Jo McConahay $16.95Mar. 31: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan $15.00Apr. 28: The Lost Saints of Tennessee, Amy Franklin-Willis $15.00  
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 9:00 pm
5 Mon.: Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 7, May 12, & June 9 • 7:00-9:00pm • $105  Carol Benet has been teaching her popular classes on literary awards for 22 years at Book Passage. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley, where she won an Outstanding Teaching Award. She also received an M.A. in French Literature from the University of Michigan. Reading List:February:  City of Bohane, Kevin Barry ($15.00) - Impac Dublin Literary AwardMarch: The Hunger Angel, Herta Mueller ($16.00) - Nobel Prize WinnerApril: Restless, William Boyd ($16.00) - Costa Award-formerly Whitbread May: Spilt Milk, Chico Buarque ($15.00) - Premio Jabuti and Portugal Telecom AwardsJune: Tenth of December, George Saunders ($15.00) - Pen/Saul Bellow Award  


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