Book Groups

Class: Pamela Feinsilber - Meet the Author Book Group

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 7:00pm
photo of Pamela Feinsilber

Four Mondays: Jan. 20, Feb. 24, Mar. 30, Apr. 27 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm • Tuition: $100

We’ll have intimate conversations with the authors of...a "spellbinding" novel in which a mysterious package sends a Muslim-Jewish American student to Cairo, where he uncovers his own tangled family history; a "very satisfying," "illuminating" look at a father and son whose lives in the Dakota building cross John Lennon's in 1979; an entertaining mystery, “full of genius and originality,” in which an aging Jewish PI with an attitude investigates the death of a “celebrity rabbi”; and 12 wide-ranging, "astute and sensitive" stories that center on a missing loved one.

Jan. 20
The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas

Feb. 24
The Dakota Winters by Tom Barbash

Mar. 30
An Old Man’s Game by Andy Weinberger

Apr. 27
World Gone Missing: Stories by Laurie Ann Doyle

All titles are available at Book Passage. Please support your local, independent bookstore and purchase your books through us. 

Pamela Feinsilber is a Path to Publishing editor, book editor, and freelance writing consultant. 

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Pat Holt - Contemporary Classics Book Group - Tuesday (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 10:30am
photo of Pat Holt

All spaces for the Tuesday book group are currently filled. We have space available in the Friday session of this program. If Tuesdays work better for you and you want to be added to the Tuesday book group wait list, please email classes@bookpassage.com.  Thank you.

Five Tuesdays: Feb. 11, Mar. 10, Apr 14, May 12, & June 9 • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm • $125 

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

Febuary 11
Improvement - Joan Silber

March 10
Conversations with Friends - Sally Rooney

April 14
My Sister the Serial Killer - Oyinkan Braithwaite

May 12
In the Distance - Hernan Diaz

June 9
Flights - Olga Tokarczuk

All titles are available at Book Passage. Please support your local, independent bookstore and buy from us.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Pat Holt - Contemporary Classics Book Group - Friday (Corte Madera Store)

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 10:30am
photo of Pat Holt

Five Fridays: Feb. 14, Mar. 13, Apr. 17, May. 15, Jun. 12 • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm • $125 

Pat Holt leads a discussion of books that have captured the contemporary imagination.

Febuary 11
Improvement - Joan Silber

March 10
Conversations with Friends - Sally Rooney

April 14
My Sister the Serial Killer - Oyinkan Braithwaite

May 12
In the Distance - Hernan Diaz

June 9
Flights - Olga Tokarczuk

Pat Holt is the former book review editor of the SF Chronicle and publisher of Holt Uncensored.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Carol Benet - Potpourri of Literary Prizes Book Group (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 1:00pm
photo of Carol Benet

Five Mondays: February 17, March 23, April 20, May 18, June 22 • 1:00-3:00 pm • $130

The book group, led by Carol Benet, will read and discuss these books:

Febuary 17
This Blinding Absence of Light - Tahar Ben Jelloun
(International Impac Dublin Literary Award)

March 23
The Ruined House - Ruby Namdar
(Sapir Prize)

April 20 
Beloved - Toni Morrison
(Nobel Prize)

May 18 
The Appointment - Herta Muller
(Nobel Prize)

June 22
Improvement - Joan Silber
(PEN/Faulkner, National Book Critics Circle Award)

Carol Benet received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley where she won an Outstanding Teaching Award. Carol Benet has been teaching her popular classes on literary awards at Book Passage for more than 25 years.  

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925