Joanne Lipman - Strings Attached

Includes a live performance of music from the book, by acclaimed cellist Miriam Perkoff and violinist Michael Grossman. 

Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations is a powerful memoir about resilience in the face of unspeakable tragedy, an inspiring and poignant tale of how one man transformed his heartache into a legacy of joy for his students. His students knew Jerry Kupchynsky as "Mr. K"-the fierce Ukrainian-born music teacher who made them rehearse until their fingers almost bled and, in turn, better than they ever expected to be. Away from the classroom, though, life seemed to conspire against him at every turn. This account takes you on his remarkable journey, from his childhood on the run in Nazi Germany, to his life in America caring for his disabled wife while raising their two small daughters, to his search for his beloved younger daughter after she mysteriously disappeared. Jerry Kupchynsky unforgettable story is lyrically told in alternating chapters by two childhood friends who reconnected decades later: Melanie Kupchynsky, his daughter, and Joanne Lipman, a former student. Heartbreaking yet ultimately triumphant, this memoir is a testament to the astonishing power of hope-and a celebration of the profound impact one person can have on the lives of others.

Joanne Lipman is one of the nation's most prominent journalists and commentators. She was a Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal and she founded and was Editor-in-Chief of Portfolio. Currently, she is a Newsweek columnist and advisor to news organizations such as CNN and New York Public Radio. She is a frequent television commentator, appearing on CNN, CBS, and CNBC, among others.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$24.99
ISBN-13: 9781401324667
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Hyperion, 10/2013

Rachel DeWoskin - Blind

When Emma Sasha Silver loses her eyesight in a nightmare accident, she must relearn everything from walking across the street to recognizing her own sisters to imagining colors. One of seven children, Emma used to be the invisible kid, but now it seems everyone is watching her. And just as she’s about to start high school and try to recover her friendships and former life, one of her classmates is found dead in an apparent suicide. Fifteen and blind, Emma has to untangle what happened and why—in order to see for herself what makes life worth living.

Unflinching in its portrayal of Emma’s darkest days, yet full of hope and humor, Rachel DeWoskin’s brilliant Blind is one of those rare books that utterly absorbs the reader into the life and experience of another.

Rachel DeWoskin spent her twenties in China as a consultant, writer, and the unlikely star of a nighttime soap opera called "Foreign Babes in Beijing." Her memoir of those years, Foreign Babes in Beijing, has been published in six countries and is being developed as a television series by Sundance. She is the author of two other adult novels, Repeat After Me and Big Girl Small, which received the ALA’s Alex Award. Rachel has a BA in English from Columbia and an MFA in poetry from Boston University. Rachel lives with her husband, playwright Zayd Dohrn, and their two little girls in Chicago, where she teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago. Blind is her first YA novel.



 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111

Blind (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780670785223
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking Juvenile, 8/2014

Class: Jasmin Darznik - Memoir Workshop

08/04/2014 8:00 pm

4 Mon.: Aug. 4-25 • 6:00-8:00pm • $120

 

 

Jasmin Darznik offers inspiration and practical advice, including tips on interviewing family members and managing the emotional and ethical challenges of writing a memoir. An award-winning writer and teacher, Jasmin received her Ph.D. in English from Princeton. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir The Good Daughter.


Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$24.99
ISBN-13: 9780446534970
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Grand Central Publishing, 1/2011

Left Coast Writers® - Travel Writing Salon

 Join the Left Coast Writers for a travel writing salon featuring a special guest (TBA)! 

Left Coast Writers provides literary connections, support, readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. LCW hosts a variety of activities to launch the books of members and explore publishing alternatives. See bookpassage.com/left-coast-writers
 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$14.95
ISBN-13: 9780985267261
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Wanderland Writers, 8/2013

Book Group: Pat Holt - Contemporary Classics (Summer Session)

08/05/2014 12:30 pm

Tuesday: Aug. 5 • 10:30-12:30pm • $20

 

 

Pat Holt leads a discussion of books that have captured the contemporary imagination. Holt is the former book review editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and publisher of Holt Uncensored.

Book: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$12.99
ISBN-13: 9780142424179
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Speak, 4/2014

Class: Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan - Conversational French

08/05/2014 3:00 pm

Four Tues./Thurs.: Aug. 5- 14 • 12:30-3:00 pm • $160

 

 

This class will focus on becoming comfortable conversing in French. 

Genevieve Blaise-Sullivan has taught French at College of Marin for over 30 years. She graduated from the Sorbonne with degrees in French, Russian, and Bulgarian.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925


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