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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.

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
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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
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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.

Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America's Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years Cover Image
$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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Ken McAdams & Marian Bingham - Bon Courage

Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 4:00pm

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Ken McAdams and Marian Bingham talk about Bon Courage: Rediscovering the Art of Living in the Heart of France ($22.95). One year into their marriage, Ken and Bing head to the French countryside. When they fall in love with the village of La Montagne Noire, they find themselves buying a fixer-upper and starting all over again—but this time, in French!

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$22.95
ISBN: 9781559213981
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Published: Moyer Bell - June 3rd, 2010

One year and one arduous home-renovation into their marriage, Ken and Bing head to the French countryside to celebrate their long-delayed honeymoon, swearing they're getting out of the home-fixing business for good.


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Judith Redwing Keyssar - Last Acts of Kindness

Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 2:00pm

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Cosponsored by Hospice by the Bay
Judith Redwing Keyssar presents Last Acts of Kindness: Lessons for the Living from the Bedsides of the Dying ($15.95). In these chronicles of a midwife to the dying, Keyssar speaks eloquently and from her heart about her extensive experience in the field of palliative care.

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Adair Lara - Naked, Drunk, and Writing

Friday, November 19, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Adair Lara discusses Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhabitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay ($14.99). The material is right there in front of you. You’ve known yourself for, well, a lifetime—and you finally feel ready to share your story with the world. Yet when it actually comes time to put pen to paper, you find that you’re stumped. Enter Adair Lara—beloved writing coach.

Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781580084802
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Published: Ten Speed Press - August 31st, 2010

The material is right there in front of you. You've known yourself for, well, a lifetime--and you finally feel ready to share your story with the world. Yet when it actually comes time to put pen to paper, you find that you're stumped.

Enter Adair Lara: award-winning author, seasoned columnist, beloved writing coach, and the answer to all of your autobiographical quandaries.


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