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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.

Carol Denker - Autumn Romance EVENT CANCELED

Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 11:00am

This event is canceled. We will look forward to a future event with Carol Denker.

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Local Author Day!
Carol Denker talks about Autumn Romance: Stories and Portraits of Lover after 50 ($29.95). Denker traveled for three years interviewing and photographing 29 senior couples whose lives had been transformed by love, then writing their stories. This book is a celebration of love found later in life.

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$29.95
ISBN: 9780615314419
Availability: Special Order
Published: A-Shirley Publishing - January 14th, 2010

This beautiful coffee table book presents stories and photographs of couples who found true love in the second half of life. It also includes an Addendum, with a Words of Wisdom section containing advice from these couples, to those looking for love -- and another section, Advantages, describing the many ways an autumn romance can satisfy and delight.


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Nina Lesowitz - The Courage Companion: How to Live Life with True Power

Friday, December 10, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Nina Lesowitz talks about The Courage Companion: How to Live Life with True Power ($15.95). From world-class athletes to spiritual teachers, to cancer patients, to ordinary people who took extraordinary action to transform their lives, these “courage warriors” will show you how to turn apprehension into action.

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781573444095
Availability: Special Order
Published: Viva Editions - October 1st, 2010

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin


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Thomas Larson - The Saddest Music Ever Written

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Thomas Larson talks about The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings ($26.95). Larson exlpores the cultural impact of Barber’s Adagio for Strings—the “pieta” of music. This year marks the centenary of Samuel Barber’s birth. Larson is the author of The Memoir and the Memoirist.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781605981154
Availability: Backordered
Published: Pegasus Books - September 15th, 2010

"Whenever the American dream suffers a catastrophic setback, Barber's Adagio plays on the radio."--Alex Ross, author of The Rest is Noise In the first book ever to explore Samuel Barber'sAdagio for Strings, music and literary critic Thomas Larson tells the story of the prodigal composer and his seminal masterpiece: from its composition in 1936, when Barber was just twent


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Edmund Morris - Colonel Roosevelt

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Edmund Morris discusses Colonel Roosevelt ($35.00). This biography by the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex is itself the completion of a trilogy sure to stand as definitive. It recounts the last decade of one of the most amazing lives in American history.

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$40.00
ISBN: 9780375504877
Availability: Special Order
Published: Random House - November 23rd, 2010

Of all our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt is the only one whose greatness increased out of office. When he toured Europe in 1910 as plain "Colonel Roosevelt," he was hailed as the most famous man in the world. Crowned heads vied to put him up in their palaces. "If I see another king," he joked, "I think I shall bite him."


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Kate Morton - The Distant Hours

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 2:00pm

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Kate Morton talks about her novel The Distant Hours ($26.00). A long lost letter arrives in the post and Edie Burchill finds herself on a journey to Milderhurst Castle, a great old house, where the Blythe spinsters live and where her mother was billeted 50 years before as a 13-year-old child during WW II. Morton is the author of The House At Riverton.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781439152782
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Published: Atria Books - November 9th, 2010

A long lost letter arrives in the post and Edie Burchill finds herself on a journey to Milderhurst Castle, a great but moldering old house, where the Blythe spinsters live and where her mother was billeted 50 years before as a 13 year old child during WW II.


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Peter Menzel & Faith D’Aluisio - What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio presents What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets ($40.00). This compelling blend of photography and reportage expands our understanding of the complex relationships among individuals, culture, and food.

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$40.00
ISBN: 9780984074402
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Material World - August 10th, 2010

A stunning photographic collection featuring portraits of 80 people from 30 countries and the food they eat in one day.


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Fen Montaigne - Fraser’s Penguins: A Journey to the Future in Antarctica

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Fen Montaigne talks about Fraser’s Penguins: A Journey to the Future in Antarctica ($26.00). Towering mountains and iceberg-filled seas of the western Antarctic Peninsula have for decades formed the backdrop of scientist Bill Fraser’s study of Advélie penguins. Montaigne spent five months working on Fraser’s field team, and here presents a moving tale of the wildest place on earth.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780805079425
Availability: Special Order
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - November 9th, 2010

A dramatic chronicle of Antarctica's penguins that bears witness to climate changes that foreshadow our own future

The towering mountains and iceberg-filled seas of the western Antarctic Peninsula have for three decades formed the backdrop of scientist Bill Fraser's study of Adélie penguins.


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Hazel Rowley - Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 7:00pm
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Hazel Rowley
presents Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage ($27.00). Franklin Delano and Eleanor Roosevelt’s marriage is one of the most celebrated and scrutinized partnerships in presidential history. In this new account, Rowley describes the remarkable courage and lack of convention—private and public—that kept FDR and Eleanor together.
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$27.00
ISBN: 9780374158576
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 26th, 2010

Franklin Delano and Eleanor Roosevelt’s marriage is one of the most celebrated and scrutinized partnerships in presidential history. It raised eyebrows in their lifetimes and has only become more controversial since their deaths.


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Russ Baker - Family of Secrets

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Russ Baker discusses Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years ($20.00). After eight years, George W. Bush leaves office as one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. Baker goes deep behind the scenes to deliver an arresting new look at the Bush legacy.

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$21.00
ISBN: 9781608190065
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - November 10th, 2009

How did the deeply flawed George W. Bush ascend to the highest office in the nation, what forces abetted his rise, and-perhaps most important-have those forces really been vanquished by Obama's election?


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Tim Palmer - Rivers of California

Monday, November 29, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Tim Palmer talks about Rivers of California: Natural Lifelines of the Golden State ($39.95). With 176 photos and original prose, Palmer showcases the variety, vitality, and majesty of streams large and small through all four seasons, from rainforest to desert, from high country source to the Pacific, taking us on a journey that changes the way we think about water.

Rivers of California: Nature's Lifelines in the Golden State Cover Image
By Tim Palmer (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Tim Palmer (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781597141291
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Heyday Books - July 1st, 2010

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