Corte Madera Events

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.

Joan Gussow - Growing, Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life, and Vegetables

Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 2:00pm

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Joan Gussow discusses her memoir Growing, Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life, and Vegetables ($17.95). Scattered throughout are urgent suggestions about what growing older on a changing planet will require all of us to do: learn self-reliance and self-restraint, yield graciously, if not always happily, to necessity, and come to terms with the insistencies of the natural world.

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781603582926
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - March 1st, 2016

Michael Pollan calls her one of his food heroes. Barbara Kingsolver credits her with shaping the history and politics of food in the United States.


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Martin Rossman - The Worry Solution

Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 4:00pm

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Dr. Martin Rossman talks about The Worry Solution: Using Breakthrough Brain Science to Turn Stress and Anxiety Into Confidence and Happiness ($23.99). Based on reccent brain science, Rossman has developed a program that he claims will help break the worry cycle—and transform worry into a positive force. He provides a plan for taking control of your reactions to stress and anxiety.

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By Martin Md Rossman, Andrew Weil (Foreword by)
$23.99
ISBN: 9780307718235
Availability: Special Order
Published: Harmony - December 28th, 2010

 


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Kim Edwards - The Lake of Dreams

Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 2:00pm

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Kim Edwards presents her novel The Lake of Dreams ($26.95). With revelations as captivating as the deceptions at the heart of her best-selling book The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Edwards now gives us the story of a woman’s homecoming, a family secret, and the old house that holds the key to the true legacy of a family.
 

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780670022175
Availability: Special Order
Published: Viking Adult - January 4th, 2011

From Kim Edwards, the author of the #1 "New York Times "bestseller "The Memory Keeper's Daughter," an arresting novel of one family's secret history
Imbued with all the lyricism, compassion, and suspense of her bestselling novel, "The Memory Keeper's Daughter," Kim Edwards's "The Lake of Dreams" is a powerful family drama and an unforgettable story of love lost and found.


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Don Lattin - The Harvard Psychedelic Club

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 7:00pm

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Don Lattin discusses The Harvard Psychedelic Club ($14.99). Lattin tells us how four brilliant icons of the 1960s (Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil) crossed paths at a Harvard-sponsored psychedelic-drug research project, and transformed their lives and American culture, launching the mind/body/spirit movement.

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780061655944
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Published: HarperOne - January 1st, 2011

“[Don Lattin] has created a stimulating and thoroughly engrossing read.” —Dennis McNally, author of A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead, and Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation, and America


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Pitchapalooza: Pitch Your Book Idea! with Arielle Eckstut & David Henry Sterry

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 7:00pm

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The Book Doctors, aka, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, authors of The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write it, Sell it, and Market it Successfully ($15.95), will be making a house call at Book Passage in Corte Madera on Wednesday, January 19th. They want YOU to pitch your book at their acclaimed event, Pitchapalooza, which was recently featured in The New York Times. Pitchapalooza is like American Idol for books--only without the Simon. Writers get one minute to pitch their book ideas to an all-star panel of publishing experts. The winner receives an introduction to an appropriate agent or publisher for his/her book.

Anyone who buys the book at the event receives a free consultation!

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$17.95
ISBN: 9780761160854
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Published: Workman Publishing - November 4th, 2010

Now updated for 2015


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Heidi Durrow - The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

Monday, January 17, 2011 - 7:00pm

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Heidi Durrow discusses The Girl Who Fell from the Sky ($13.95). This debut novel tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy. Growing up in the 1980s, she confronts her identity as a biracial young woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white. Wine & cheese reception.

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ISBN: 9781565126800
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - February 16th, 2010

Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop.


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Roberta Price - Across the Great Divide: A Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture

Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 4:00pm

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Roberta Price discusses Across the Great Divide: A Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture ($34.95). Living in domes, adobes, octagonal houses built from reject railroad ties, several hundred young pioneers tried to create an alternative, collective, and simpler way of living. Price shows us the world they made during the high tide of the commune movement in the American Southwest in the 1960s.

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By Roberta Price (Photographer)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780826349576
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Published: University of New Mexico Press - November 30th, 2010

In 1969 Roberta Price received a grant and traveled west to explore and photograph the communes that had begun to spring up in New Mexico and Colorado.


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Francine Du Plessix Gray - The Queen's Lover

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 7:00pm

Renowned author Francine Du Plessix Gray presents The Queen's Lover ($25.95), a work of historical fiction which tells the story of a love affair between Marie Antoinette and a Swedish aristocrat. Expertly researched and deeply imagined, this new novel offers a fresh view of the French Revolution and French royal family, as told through the love story that was at its center.

Francine du Plessix Gray has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker and is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including Simone Weil, At Home with the Marquis de Sade: A Life, and Soviet Women. She is most recently the author of the memoir Them: A Memoir of Parents.

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David Richo - Daring to Trust: Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy

Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 2:00pm

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David Richo talks about Daring to Trust: Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy ($21.95). Richo explores the importance of trust throughout our emotional lives: how it develops in childhood and how it becomes an essential aspect of healthy adult relationships. Richo is the author of How to Be an Adult.

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ISBN: 9781590308240
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Shambhala - December 14th, 2010

Most relationship problems are essentially trust issues, explains psychotherapist David Richo. Whether it’s fear of commitment, insecurity, jealousy, or a tendency to be controlling, the real obstacle is a fundamental lack of trust—both in ourselves and in our partner.


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Candace Dempsey - Murder in Italy

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 7:00pm

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Winner of a Best True Crime Book of 2010 Editor's Choice Award and Best True Crime Book of 2010 Reader's Choice Award!
Candace Dempsey
presents Murder in Italy: The Shocking Slaying of a British Student, the Accused American Girl, and an International Scandal ($7.99). Award-winning journalist Dempsey takes us to Italy for the murder trial of American Amanda Knox, accused of murdering her housemate. She reveals the real story behind the media frenzy.

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$7.99
ISBN: 9780425230831
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Published: Berkley - April 27th, 2010

The true story behind the notorious international murder--updated to cover Amanda Knox's acquittal.


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