National Kidney Foundation - 25th Annual San Francisco Author Luncheon

Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

During the last two decades, the annual San Francisco Author’s Luncheon has grown into the Bay Area’s premier literary event. This year is no different: the National Kidney Foundation celebrate its 25th annual luncheon on Saturday, October 26 with seven nationally known, best-selling authors: Lidia Bastianich, Daniel Boulud, Sherri Duskey Rinker, Anne Lamott, Amy Tan, Jess Walter, and Simon Winchester. Master of Ceremonies is Michael J. Krasny, PhD, host of KQED public radio’s Forum. Book Passage is proud to be a part of this major literary event.

Nearly 2 million people in Northern California suffer from chronic kidney disease, including 1 million living in the Greater Bay Area. Luncheon proceeds support the work of the National Kidney Foundation to directly enhance the lives of people in our community who are either dialysis or transplant patients, or at risk for developing kidney disease.

Individual Tickets are $135, Individual Tables are $1,200 before September 1st, and Table Sponsorships begin at $2,500. Reserve individual seating, a reader's table, or become a sponsor today! For more information, please call 415.543.3303 or visit this webpage.

 

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Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Anyone Can Master Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780385349444
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 15th, 2013

In her beautifully illustrated new cookbook, Lidia Bastianich lays out a comprehensive curriculum of wise cooking tips--from the cutting board to the kitchen table. Channeling the instructive elements from her TV show, she teaches us that a good dose of common sense is the key ingredient to a stellar meal. As storyteller and chef, she draws on anecdotes to educate and illustrate.


Daniel: My French Cuisine Cover Image
$60.00
ISBN: 9781455513925
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Published: Grand Central Life & Style - October 15th, 2013

Daniel Boulud, one of America's most respected and successful chefs, delivers a definitive, yet personalcookbook on his love of French food.


Steam Train, Dream Train Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452109206
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 16th, 2013

The team behind the #1 New York Times bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site returns with another fabulous book for bedtime The dream train pulls into the station, and one by one the train cars are loaded: polar bears pack the reefer car with ice cream, elephants fill the tanker cars with paints, tortoises stock the auto rack with race cars, bouncy kangaroos stuff the hopper


Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781594632587
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 29th, 2013

Look out for Anne's next book, Hallelujah Anyway, coming April 2017.
New York Times
Bestseller


The Valley of Amazement Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062107312
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Published: Ecco Press - November 5th, 2013

Amy Tan's The Valley of Amazement is a sweeping, evocative epic of two women's intertwined fates and their search for identity, that moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village.


Beautiful Ruins Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061928178
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 2nd, 2013

The #1New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback Jess Walter's absolute masterpiece (Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author): the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 and resurfaces fifty years later in contemporary Hollywood.


The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062079602
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Published: HarperTorch - October 15th, 2013

Simon Winchester, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Atlantic and The Professor and the Madman, delivers his first book about America: a fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings.