Literary Lunch: Ying Compestine - Cooking with an Asian Accent

Ticket: $55 (includes lunch & signed Cooking with an Asian Accent)

 

 

In Cooking with an Asian Accent: Eastern Wisdom in a Western Kitchen ($29.99), award-winning author Ying Compestine  reveals how to make delicious home-cooked meals that nourish the senses and the soul using accessible ingredients, simple preparations, and thrilling flavors. Melding Eastern philosophy with Western-style efficiency, Ying's recipes offer a balanced approach to cooking everything from quick and healthy soups, salads, and stir-fries to sauces, condiments, and desserts. Accompanied by beautiful full-color photography and inspirational personal stories, this accessible, engaging book is ideal for anyone who aspires to home cooking that is simple, delicious, and revitalizing.

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
$29.99
ISBN-13: 9781118130759
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), 1/2014

Jo Becker - Forcing the Spring

A tour de force of groundbreaking reportage by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jo Becker, Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality ($27.95) follows the historic legal challenge mounted against California’s ban on same-sex marriage, a remarkable lawsuit that forced the issue of marriage equality before the highest court in the land. For nearly five years Becker embedded with the lawsuit’s plaintiffs, was given free rein within the legal and political war rooms, and attended every day of the trial and every appellate argument. Based on singular access to the internal workings of this momentous trial—and enlivened by original interviews with the participants on both sides of the case—this work offers a gripping behind-the-scenes narrative.

What starts out as a tale of an epic legal battle grows into the story of the evolution of a country, a testament and old-fashioned storytelling to move public opinion. Becker shows how the country reexamined its opinions on same-sex marriage, an issue that raced along with a snowballing velocity which astounded veteran political operatives, as public opinion on same-sex marriage flipped and elected officials repositioned themselves to adjust to a dramatically changed environment. 

A must-read account of a national civil rights struggle, Becker carries readers from the first efforts to stop Proposition 8 and the campaign to undermine the Defense of Marriage Act, all the way to the final suspenseful moments in the Supreme Court. Clear-eyed and even-handed, this work is political and legal journalism at its finest, offering an unvarnished perspective on the extraordinary transformation of America and an inside look into the fight to win the rights of marriage and full citizenship for all.

Jo Becker is a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter for the New York Times, where she has broken stories on everything from the United States’ lethal program to kill suspected terrorists, to the British phone-hacking affair and the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal. She has taught investigative journalism as a visiting professor at Princeton University, and her work has earned her numerous awards. A Washington Post series she co-authored on Vice President Dick Cheney won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$29.95
ISBN-13: 9781594204449
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Press HC, The, 4/2014

Adam Pelzman - Troika

Troika ($25.95) tells the story of Perla, a beautiful young Cuban-American woman who lives with her mother in a modest house in Miami’s Little Havana. After her father’s death, she finds herself leading a secret life.

Julian is from Russia. His father was a legendary Siberian hunter who fell victim to his own bravery. When Julian is forced into an orphanage, he discovers that he has more in common with his father than he originally thought. 

Taken under the wing of a gruff, elderly businessman, Julian makes his way to New York City . . . and, years later, into the club where Perla is dancing. Soon after they meet, Perla is on a plane to Manhattan at the mysterious request of Julian’s friend—a journey that will change the course of her life.
 
Adam Pelzman has been a software entrepreneur, an attorney, and a private investigator. He studied Russian literature at the University of Pennsylvania and received a law degree from UCLA. He lives in New York City with his son. Troika is his first novel.
 
 
 
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

Troika (Hardcover)

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780399167485
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 5/2014

California Bookstore Day - Celebrate with Us!

05/03/2014 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 3 • Marin & San Francisco stores
 
Book Passage is thrilled to celebrate the inaugural California Bookstore Day with a full slate of activities, author events, and limited edition items for sale. Come early to either of our locations to score the thirteen limited edition items available in-store at California independent bookstores exclusively on May 3 (see list below). We’re also welcoming Katherine Applegate (contributor to Do You Smell Carrots?), Dave Eggers (signing his Litograph tote bag), a drawing booth with acclaimed illustrator LeUyen Pham, a “Draw Your Own Three-Panel Book Review” station, all-ages poetry writing with Karen Benke, free carrots at our Ferry Building store (with purchase of Do You Smell Carrots?), and soapbox readings from staff and customers throughout the day. Come support your local independent bookstore and join us for the literary party of the year! 
 
 
 
 
Corte Madera Schedule
9:00 am
-Complimentary pastries and coffee
-Andrea Alban puppet show
-Limited edition items go on sale!
10:00 am
-LeUyen Pham drawing booth
-Karen Benke on-the-spot poetry
11:00 am
-Signing/reading with Katherine Applegate & Michael Grant
-Café special from Michael Pollan recipe
12:00 pm
-Literary Trivia with prizes!
3:30 pm
-Dave Eggers signing
 
Ferry Building Schedule
8:00 am
-Limited edition items go on sale!
11:00 am
-Signing with Bravo’s Jenni Pulos
12:30 pm
-Meet and Greet with Erin Gleeson
2:00 pm
-Grotto Writers soapbox readings
3:00 pm
-McSweeney’s Bookstories reading & signing with Colin Winnette, Jordan Karnes, & Daniel Levin Becker 
 
Limited Edition Items
-The Don DeLillo Bad Citizen Graffiti Stencil
-Depressed. Repressed. Obsessed. 3-Panel Book Reviews by Lisa Brown
-A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Tote Bag from Litographs (featuring over 18,000 words from the memoir)
-“The Bookish Life” Poster autographed by Lemony Snicket
-Special Edition of Congratulations, By the Way by George Saunders, signed and doodled in by the author
-Do You Smell Carrots: A Joke Book for Kids, featuring jokes from Lemony Snicket, Jeff Kinney, Katherine Applegate & more!
- “A Literary Map of California” print from 3 Fish Studios
-Recipes (with recipe box) from the personal kitchen of Michael Pollan
-Bookstories from McSweeney’s Writers
-Signed Hugo lithograph from author Brian Selznick
-Classic California Box Set featuring new editions of Ask the Dust, Tales from the City, Hollywood, and Get Shorty
- “Punk Rock Writers” blank illustrated journal from Wendy MacNaughton
-The Sleeper and the Spindle, a limited bound and illustrated original short story from Neil Gaiman 
 
Learn more about these items at www.cabookstoreday.com and on Twitter @bookstoreday

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

Class: Graciela Pera - Spanish 2

05/03/2014 11:00 am

Five Mondays: May 3–June 2 • 9:00-11:00 am • $160

 

 

This class is for first-year students who have had some Spanish study.

Graciela Pera was born in Buenos Aires. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires and has been teaching Spanish for over 35 years.

 

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

Class: Andrew Mellen - Unstuff Your Life

05/03/2014 1:00 pm

Sat., May 3 • 10:00-1:00 pm • $30

 

 

Whether you’re looking for a system to deal with paper, the mail, lost keys, or stacks and piles of “stuff,” or are finally ready to break free from clutter for good, you’ll find answers in this interactive, entertaining workshop. You’ll learn practical ways to stay organized and have time for the things that really matter.

10% discount on the book Unstuff Your Life!.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$17.00
ISBN-13: 9781583333891
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Avery Trade, 8/2010



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