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Author Events at our Corte Madera store, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA, (415) 927-0960. All events are free & open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Michael Krasny - Spiritual Envy DATE CHANGE

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 7:00pm

NOTE: This event is rescheduled to Tues., Nov. 23 at 7:00 pm. Due to the excitement & interest surrounding the Giants in the World Series Wednesday night, this event with Michael Krasny will be postponed until November.

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Michael Krasny
talks about Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic’s Quest ($22.95). Unlike recent authors who emphatically say “No!” or “Yes!” to God, Krasny is among the millions who know they don’t know. As a radio host, professor, and scholar, he has spent decades leading conversations on every imaginable topic. He takes readers on an exploration of morality, mortality, why we do good, and why evil sometimes triumphs.

Phil Cousineau's books include Stoking the Creative Fires: 9 Ways to Rekindle Passion and Imagination, The Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker's Guide to Making Travel Sacred, and Wordcatcher: An Odyssey Into the World of Weird and Wonderful Words.

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James Dashner - The Scorch Trials

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 10:00am

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James Dashner presents The Scorch Trials ($17.99). The Gladers are far from finished with running. Instead of freedom, they find themselves faced with another trial. They must cross the Scorch, the most burned-out section of the world, and WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them!

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780385738750
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Published: Delacorte Press - October 12th, 2010

Book two in the blockbuster Maze Runner series that spawned a movie franchise and ushered in a worldwide phenomenon And don't miss The Fever Code, the highly-anticipated series conclusion that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built


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Peter Orner - Hope Deferred EVENT CANCELED

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 7:00pm

This event is canceled.
Free Event - Open to the Public

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Peter Orner presents Hope Deferred ($24.00). Zimbabwe represents one of the worst humanitarian emergencies today. This book asks the question: How did a country with so much promise—a stellar education system, a growing middle class, a liberal constitution, an independent judiciary—go so wrong? Orner is the author of Esther Stories.

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$21.95
ISBN: 9780618128730
Availability: Special Order
Published: Mariner Books - November 1st, 2001

Peter Orner explores the impact of life’s essential moments, those brief but far-reaching occasions that haunt his characters. The discovery of a crime, a theatrical performance in a small town, or the recollection of a cruel wartime decision are equally affecting in Orner’s vivid scenarios. Esther Stories is divided into four distinct parts, each with its own momentum.


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Larry Colton - No Ordinary Joes: The Extraordinary True Story of Four Submariners in War and Love and Life

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Larry Colton talks about No Ordinary Joes: The Extraordinary True Story of Four Submariners in War and Love and Life ($26.00). On April 23, 1943, the 70-man crew of the USS Grenadier scrambled to save their submarine—and themselves—after a Japanese torpedo sent it crashing to the ocean floor. Miraculously, the men were able to bring the sub back to the surface, only to be captured by the Japanese.

From John Strawn (www.johnstrawn.com):
Larry Colton has a new book coming out next month, one he’s worked on for almost ten years.  Called
No Ordinary Joes, it’s his fourth book and, unlike the others, doesn’t rely on Larry being a participant observer in the events he’s writing about to drive the narrative. No Ordinary Joes is about a group of men from his dad’s generation, the guys who fought WW II. I read an early draft, and was moved by it, and over the last couple of weeks have read the final version, which I think is superb. Continue reading

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780609610435
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Published: Crown - October 5th, 2010

On April 23, 1943, the seventy-man crew of the USS Grenadier scrambled to save their submarine—and themselves—after a Japanese aerial torpedo sent it crashing to the ocean floor. Miraculously, the men were able to bring the sub back to the surface, only to be captured by the Japanese.


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Peter Sis - Madlenka Soccer Star

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 10:00am

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Special for kids!
Peter Sis discusses Madlenka Soccer Star ($16.99). Madlenka—that little girl whose city block is a world of its own—is back and ready to play! When she dribbles her new soccer ball out the door, it seems that everyone wants to get in the game —the mailbox, a dog, even a parking meter, but especially all the neighborhood cats!

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780374347024
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - September 28th, 2010

Three-time Caldecott Honoree Peter Sis rides the rising tide of soccer enthusiasm to score another winner.


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Jeff Greenwald - Snake Lake

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 7:30pm

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Launch Party!
Bay Area writer Jeff Greenwald (Shopping for Buddhas and The Size of the World) returns to Kathmandu in this memoir Snake Lake ($15.95), which unfolds during Nepal’s bloody 1990 uprising. Encounters with a Tibetan Lama and a frisky photographer enliven a tale in which he wrestles with three wildly different paths to liberation.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781582436128
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - November 1st, 2010

In a circular valley beneath the looming peaks of the Himalaya lies Kathmandu, Nepal. It's a city of shimmering prayer flags, sacred cows, lavish festivals, and violent political turbulence--and a world that journalist Jeff Greenwald has come to call home.


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Antonya Nelson - Bound

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Antonya Nelson discusses her novel Bound ($25.00). The critically acclaimed author of Nothing Right delivers her much-anticipated first novel in a decade—a story of tangled lives, set in a Wichita riveted by the reemergence of the infamous serial killer known as BTK. Nelson is also the author of Female Trouble: Stories and Living to Tell.

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$17.95
ISBN: 9780743218726
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Published: Scribner Book Company - April 8th, 2003

Female Trouble features thirteen wise, funny, and startlingly perceptive stories about the vagaries and revelations of womanhood.


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Bo Caldwell - City of Tranquil Light

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Bo Caldwell talks about her novel City of Tranquil Light ($25.00). Having felt a call from God, Will Kiehn travels to the vast North China Plain in the early 20th century, where he weds a fellow missionary, Katherine. Will their faith and relationship be enough to sustain them as the couple works to improve the lives of the people of Kuang P’ing Ch’eng?

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780805092288
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - September 28th, 2010

"What ardent, dazzling souls emerge from these American missionaries in China . . .


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T. A. Barron - Merlin’s Dragon, Book 3: Ultimate Magic

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 10:00am

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T. A. Barron presents Merlin’s Dragon, Book 3: Ultimate Magic ($19.99). Avalon is on the verge of total destruction, but Merlin is nowhere to be found. In this final book of the Merlin’s Dragon trilogy, Barron brings this saga to a thrilling—if bittersweet—end. Barron is also the author of the Great Tree of Avalon series.

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$19.99
ISBN: 9780399252174
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Published: Philomel - October 14th, 2010

Avalon is on the verge of total destruction: an army of warriors, a swarm of fire dragons, and a lethal plague are all laying waste to Merlin's beloved land. But Merlin is nowhere to be found.


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Erich Origen & Gan Golan - The Adventures of Unemployed Man

Monday, October 18, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Erich Origen and Gan Golan present the graphic novel The Adventures of Unemployed Man ($14.99). Unemployed Man and his sidekick, Plan B, team up with other down-but-not-out superheroes as battle such dastardly villains as The Human Resource and The Invisible Hand.

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780316098823
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 1st, 2010

MAIN STREET, USA-Against incredible odds, jobless crusader UNEMPLOYED MAN and his sidekick PLAN B embark on a heroic search for work-and quickly find themselves waging an epic battle against The Just Us League, a dastardly group of supervillains including THE HUMAN RESOURCE, TOXIC DEBT BLOB, PINK SLIP and THE INVISIBLE HAND.


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