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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.

Jeff Greenwald - Snake Lake

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 7:30pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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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
Availability: Special Order
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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Special for kids!
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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Joel Selvin - Smartass: The Music Journalism of Joel Selvin: California Rock and Roll

Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Joel Selvin talks about Smartass: The Music Journalism of Joel Selvin: California Rock and Roll ($19.95). From the Grateful Dead to the Beach Boys, Selvin has tracked rock and roll lore throughout California for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1970. This work brings together his finest reporting on California rock and roll—a collection of feature articles ranging in subjects from Phil Spector to Tom Waits.

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By Joel Selvin, Jim Marshall (Photographer), Greil Marcus (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780943389424
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: SLG Books - November 2nd, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle pop music critic Joel Selvin started covering rock shows for the paper shortly after the end of the Civil War. His writing has appeared in a number of other publications that one would think should have known better. People all over the world are still pissed off about pieces in this collection.


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Phil Cousineau & Mort Rosenblum - Paris Literary & Culinary Tour (June 2011) Information Night!

Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 6:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Come to Paris with Book Passage!
Join Phil Cousineau and Mort Rosenblum as they share highlights for the upcoming Paris tour they are leading on June 19-30, 2011: We’ll Always Have Paris: A Peripatetic, Poetic and Sweet walking, literary, and culinary tour of Paris.

Tour Paris with Phil Cousineau &
Mort Rosenblum!


Join us for a creative adventure into the cultural riches of Paris. This is more than just a tour—it’s an opporunity to exercise and enhance your creative abilities with two writers who know Paris well. You’ll be working each day with Mort Rosenblum, an award-winning journalist and freelance writer, and Phil Cousineau, an acclaimed writer, filmmaker and dream weaver.

Each morning focuses on an aspect of Parisian life, from literature and art, to film, architecture, music, dance or cuisine. Some highlights include: talks and tea at Shakespeare & Company; a private chocolate tasting with reticent Jacques Genin; a movable feast lunch on rue de Seine; a seminar and lunch aboard Mort Rosenblum’s teak boat docked in the center of Paris; tours of the Louvre, le Musée d’Orsay, Magnum Photo Gallery, Cinematheque Française, Père Lachaise cemetery, weekly farmer’s markets, the Marais, Victor Hugo’s home on Place des Vosges, and more. Also included are two full-day pilgrimages out of Paris to Chartres cathedral and to Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny.

But it’s in the afternoons when the creative effort begins, as students will work on their own stories, essays, sketches, songs, and other activities—all of it under the tutelage of the two tour leaders. In the evenings, the group will gather together to exchange presentations and thoughts about the day’s work. For students, the impact of this trip could extend well beyond the ten days spent in Paris. The goal of the tour guides is to work with each student and help create the beginnings of a publishable work.


More information at this link.
Mort Rosenblum

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Kim Dower - Air Kissing on Mars

Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 4:00pm

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Kim Dower discusses Air Kissing on Mars ($18.95). Edgy and sensual, Dower’s poems are a portal to a haunting universe of everyday life wrapped into poetic reverie. Lost languages, locomotives pummeling through dreams, taxi drivers thrown by the earth’s rotation, shadows in closets, men who exfoliate—all come together in this startling collection.

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$18.95
ISBN: 9781597091664
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Published: Red Hen Press - October 1st, 2010

A Kim Dower poem is a portal to a haunting universe of everyday life wrapped into poetic reverie. Lost languages, locomotives pummeling through dreams, taxi drivers thrown by the earth's rotation, shadows in closets, vanishing carrots, men who exfoliate all come together in this opus of shining and startling wisdom. At once rhapsodic, edgy and sensual.


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Dinaw Mengestu - How to Read the Air

Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 2:00pm

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Dinaw Mengestu talks about his novel How to Read the Air ($25.95). Yosef and Mariam, Ethiopian immigrants, set off on a road trip from Illinois to Tennessee, in search of a new identity as an American couple. Years later, Yosef has died and their son Jonas sets out to retrace their trip. Mengestu is the author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears.

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$25.95
ISBN: 9781594487705
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Published: Riverhead Hardcover - October 14th, 2010

From the prizewinning international literary star: the searing and powerful story of one man's search for redemption.

Dinaw Mengestu's first novel, "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears," earned the young writer comparisons to Bellow, Fitzgerald, and Naipaul, and garnered ecstatic critical praise and awards around the world for its haunting depiction of the immigrant experience.


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Elizabeth Murray - Monet’s Passion: Ideas, Inspiration & Insights from the Painter’s Garden

Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 7:00pm

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Elizabeth Murray discusses Monet’s Passion: Ideas, Inspiration & Insights from the Painter’s Garden (Revised Anniversary Edition) ($35.00). In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first publication of Monet’s Passion, this completely revised edition of Murray’s best-selling book offers new text, new images, and new garden plans.

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$35.00
ISBN: 9780764953897
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Published: Pomegranate Communications - May 1st, 2010

In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the first publication of Monet's Passion: Ideas, Inspiration, and Insights from the Painter's Gardens, this completely revised edition of Elizabeth Murray's best-selling book offers new text, new images, and new garden plans based on Claude Monet's spectacular gardens at Giverny.


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