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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$35.00
ISBN: 9780385349444
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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.


$60.00
ISBN: 9781455513925
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - 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.


$16.99
ISBN: 9781452109206
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - April 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 car with


$17.95
ISBN: 9781594632587
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 29th, 2013
By Amy Tan
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062107312
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Published: Ecco Press - November 5th, 2013

Shanghai, 1912. Violet Minturn is the privileged fourteen-year-old daughter of the American madam of the city’s most exclusive courtesan house. But when the Ching dynasty is overturned, Violet is separated from her mother in a cruel act of chicanery and forced to become a “virgin courtesan.” Half-Chinese and


$15.99
ISBN: 9780061928178
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 2nd, 2013

The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets returns with his funniest, most romantic, and most purely enjoyable novel yet.


$29.99
ISBN: 9780062079602
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Published: HarperTorch - October 15th, 2013

For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum--"Out of many, one"--has been featured on America's official government seals and stamped on its currency. But how did America become "one nation, indivisible"?