Class: Silvia Iannelli, Intermediate/Advanced Reading & Conversation

09/17/2014 5:30 pm

6 Wed., Sept. 17-Oct. 22 • 3:30-5:30pm • $185

 

 

 

 

Silvia Iannelli is a private Italian tutor who was born and raised in Rome. She creates a fun and welcoming environment for her students, motivating them through activities and exercises. Her personal quote is: “La traduzione della parola e’ nel cuore ~ The translation of a word is in the heart.”

 

 

 


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

Class: Flora Tsapovsky - Hebrew for Young Adults

09/17/2014 6:00 pm
Eight Wednesdays: Sept. 17-Nov. 8 • 4:00-6:00pm • $250
 
 
 
 
The course will equip the students with basic abilities to speak and understand Hebrew, including grammar, conversational skills, and vocabulary. Flora Tsapovsky is a journalist, blogger and media scholar with an M.A in Communications. She lived in Israel for 22 years before moving to Sonoma County and developing a fun, interactive, and culturally rich system of learning Hebrew for both kids and adults.

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

Dan Jurafsky - The Language of Food

Why do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at dinner? What does the turkey we eat on Thanksgiving have to do with the country on the eastern Mediterranean? Can you figure out how much your dinner will cost by counting the words on the menu? In The Language of Food, Stanford University professor and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky peels away the mysteries from the foods we think we know. Thirteen chapters evoke the joy and discovery of reading a menu dotted with the sharp-eyed annotations of a linguist.

Dan Jurafsky is a Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science at Stanford University. His studies concern natural language processing, speech processing, dialogue, Chinese, and the applications of computational linguistics to the behavioral and social sciences. He is the former recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, an honor colloquially known as a "Genius Grant." 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$26.95
ISBN-13: 9780393240832
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 9/2014

Class: Flora Tsapovsky - Beginning Hebrew

09/17/2014 8:30 pm
Eight Wednesdays: Sept. 17-Nov. 5 • 6:30-8:30pm • $250
 
 
 
 
The course will equip the students with basic abilities to speak and understand Hebrew, including grammar, conversational skills, and vocabulary. Flora Tsapovsky is a journalist, blogger and media scholar with an M.A in Communications. She lived in Israel for 22 years before moving to Sonoma County and developing a fun, interactive, and culturally rich system of learning Hebrew for both kids and adults.

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

Jack Livings - The Dog

In conversation with Kathryn Ma

Set in the shifting landscape of contemporary China, The Dog explodes the country’s cultural and social fault lines, revealing a nation accustomed to rations, bitter struggle, and the stranglehold of communism as it confronts a generation rife with the promise of unforeseen prosperity.

Jack Livings’ stories have appeared in The Paris Review, A Public Space, StoryQuarterly, Tin House, The New Delta Review, Best American Short Stories, and have been awarded two Pushcart Prizes. Livings received his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. He is at work on a novel.

 

 

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

The Dog: Stories (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780374178536
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 8/2014

Literary Lunch: Diane Ackerman - The Human Age

Ticket: $55 (includes lunch & signed book)
 
 
 
In The Human Age ($27.95), a landmark new book by Diane Ackerman, she confronts the unprecedented fact that the human race is now the single dominant force of change on the planet. Humans have "subdued 75 percent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness." We now collect the DNA of vanishing species in a "frozen ark," equip orangutans with iPads, create wearable technologies and synthetic species that might one day outsmart us. Ackerman takes us on an exciting journey to understand this bewildering new reality, introducing us to many of the people and ideas now creating-perhaps saving-our future. The Human Age is a beguiling, optimistic engagement with the earth-shaking changes now affecting every part of our lives and those of our fellow creatures-a wise book that will astound, delight, and inform intelligent life for a long time to come.

Diane Ackerman has been the finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in addition to many other awards and recognitions for her work, which include the best-selling The Zookeeper's Wife and A Natural History of the Senses
 
Book Passage hosts literary luncheons with celebrated authors at our Marin store. These events are catered by the outstanding Insalata’s Restaurant of San Anselmo. The price includes lunch and an autographed book.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$27.95
ISBN-13: 9780393240740
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 9/2014



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