Book Groups

Class: Pamela Feinsilber - Meet the Author (Corte Madera Store)

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 7:00pm

Four Mondays; January 28, February 25, March 25, & April 29, 2019 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm • $100

We’ll have intimate conversations with the translator of an Argentine writer's "brilliant" and "fascinating" travels through Patagonia, "a land where real meets surreal," as well as the authors of...a novel in which a lesbian Jew preparing to marry in 1990s San Francisco ponders how much you need to share with the one you love; a "sumptuous" fictional biography that imagines how an audacious, now famed woman became a poet in patriarchal Iran; and a "daringly original" memoir that explores identity, race, and discrimination in today's U.S.A.

JANUARY
Paper Is White - Hilary Zaid

FEBRUARY
False Calm - Katherine Silver, translator

MARCH
Song of a Captive Bird - Jasmine Darznik

APRIL
Real American - Julie Lythcott-Haims
 


Pamela Feinsilber is a Path to Publishing mentor, book editor, and freelance writing consultant at feinsilber@comcast.net.

Paper Is White Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781612941134
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Published: Bywater Books - March 13th, 2018

When oral historian Ellen Margolis and her girlfriend decide to get married, Ellen realizes that she can't go through with a wedding until she tells her grandmother. There's only one problem: her grandmother is dead.


False Calm: A Journey Through the Ghost Towns of Patagonia Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781945492143
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Published: Transit Books - October 2nd, 2018

"A bold, beautiful book."--The New York Times

"A marvelous chronicle."--Publishers Weekly


Song of a Captive Bird: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399182334
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ballantine Books - February 5th, 2019

LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER • A spellbinding debut novel about the trailblazing Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad, who defied society’s expectations to find her voice and her destiny


Real American: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250296733
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 21st, 2018

A fearless debut memoir in which beloved and bestselling How to Raise an Adult author Julie Lythcott-Haims pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a black woman in America

“Courageous, achingly honest."


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 10:30am

Five Tuesdays; Feb. 12, Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May. 14, &  Jun. 11 , 2019 • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm • $125

February
Less - Andrew Sean Greer

March
home Fire - Kamila Shamsie

April
History of Wolves - Emily Fridlund

May
What We Lose - Zinzi Clemmons

June
The Overstory - Richard Powers

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

Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review).

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017


Home Fire: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735217690
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 4th, 2018

“Ingenious… Builds to one of the most memorable final scenes I’ve read in a novel this century.” —The New York Times

WINNER OF THE 2018 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION


LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE


History of Wolves Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127389
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Published: Grove Press - November 7th, 2017

Finalist for the Man Booker Award. Finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Winner of the GLCA New Writers Award for Fiction.


What We Lose: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735221734
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Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018

A National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree
NBCC John Leonard First Book Prize Finalist
Aspen Words Literary Prize Finalist
California Book Award First Fiction Finalist
Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Debut Novel Nominee
Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction & the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize


The Overstory Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light.


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Corte Madera, CA 94925

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

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 1:00pm

Five Mondays; Feb. 18, Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 13, & Jun. 10, 2019 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm • $130

This spring we will read 5 novels whose authors have won literary prizes including the Prix Goncourt, New York Times Best 10, British Book Award, Pulitzer Prize and Jomo Kenyatta Prize. 

February 18

Exit West - Mohsin Hamid (NYT Best 10 Books 217)

March 18

Compass - Mathias Énard (Prix Goncourt 2015)

April  15

Less -  Andrew Sean Greer (Pulitzer Prize 2018)

May 13

The Essex Serpent - Sarah Perry (British Book Awards 2017)

June 10

Dust - Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2015)

This group reads authors that have won literary prizes including the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle. In addition to reading award-winning novels, participants develop literary perceptual and critiquing skills. Carol Benet received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley where she won an Outstanding Teaching Award.

Exit West: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735212206
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 27th, 2018

WINNER OF THE 2018 LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR FICTION and THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE

TEN BEST BOOKS OF 2017, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

 
“A breathtaking novel…[that] arrives at an urgent time.” –NPR
 


Compass Cover Image
By Mathias Enard, Charlotte Mandell (Translator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780811227476
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - March 27th, 2018

On the shortlist for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize


Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review).

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017


The Essex Serpent: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062666383
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Published: Custom House - April 24th, 2018

A Kirkus Review Best Book of 2017 and a Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction. Winner of the British Book Awards Fiction Book of the Year and overall Book of the Year, selected as the Waterstones Book of the Year, and a Costa Book Award Finalist


Dust Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345802545
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Published: Vintage - October 7th, 2014

A Washington Post Notable Book


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Corte Madera, CA 94925