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.

California Writers Club - No More Excuses—Write That Book!

Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 2:00pm

$5 members/$10 non-members per meeting
Corte Madera store

“No More Excuses—Write That Book!”:
with Kathi Kamen Goldmark and Sam Barry

The Marin branch of the California Writers Club meets monthly at Book Passage. Meetings are free to attend. The Marin branch was chartered in 1999 and celebrates ten years with California Writers Club and with Book Passage. CWC, a 501c educational corporation, is the nation’s oldest professional club for writers ... “educating writers of all levels of expertise in the craft of writing and in the marketing of their work.” More info at: http://www.calwriters.org.
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California Writers Club - Four Debut Novelists Tell All

Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 2:00pm

$5 members/$10 non-members per meeting
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“Four Debut Novelists Tell All”:
with Carolina DeRobertis, Nina LaCour, Jacqueline Luckett, Matt Stewart, and Kim Culbertson

The Marin branch of the California Writers Club meets monthly at Book Passage. Meetings are free to attend. The Marin branch was chartered in 1999 and celebrates ten years with California Writers Club and with Book Passage. CWC, a 501c educational corporation, is the nation’s oldest professional club for writers ... “educating writers of all levels of expertise in the craft of writing and in the marketing of their work.” More info at: http://www.calwriters.org.

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51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Dana Kelly Photo Exhibit - Reception in the Gallery

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
Corte Madera store

All Over The Place(s): Photographs
Exhibit On Display Sept.-Dec.
Book Passage patrons will recognize him as their frequent author event host, but in his other lives he’s an actor, film editor…and photographer. Dana Kelly presents the best of 15 years of globe-trotting, mostly-landscape photography, from Bali, Turkey, Italy, Portugal, Britain, upstate New York to Alaska, and LA to Muir Beach. From the Alexandrian ruins at Pergamum in Turkey to the canals of Venice and the blue-green ice of Glacier Bay, the theme is: there is no theme. It’s all over the place(s). Enjoy.
Dana Kelly Photograph

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Lissa Rankin - What’s Up Down There?: Questions You’d Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend

Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 4:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Lissa Rankin talks about What’s Up Down There?: Questions You’d Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend ($14.99). Suppose you had a wise, warm, funny best friend—who just happened to be a gynecologist? As outrageously funny as it is empowering, this book reveals how to love yourself and your body—and will have you recommending it to every woman you know.

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By Lissa Rankin, Christiane Northrup (Introduction by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780312644369
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Griffin - September 28th, 2010

In this funny, outrageous and empowering book, Dr. Lissa Rankin answers all the secret gynecological questions that most women wonder about, but have always been afraid to ask.


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Bill Barich - Long Way Home: On the Trail of Steinbeck’s America

Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 2:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Bill Barich presents Long Way Home: On the Trail of Steinbeck’s America ($25.00). In the summer of 2008, with a hotly contested election looming, and in the shadow of an economic meltdown, Barich set off on a 5,943-mile cross-country drive from New York to his old hometown in San Francisco via Route 50, a road twisting through the American heartland. This work is the result of his pilgrimage.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780802717542
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Walker & Company - October 12th, 2010

"We do not take a trip; a trip takes us," John Steinbeck noted in his 1962 classic, "Travels with Charley." In the summer of 2008, Bill Barich stumbled upon a used copy of "Travels in Ireland," where he has lived for the past eight years, and it inspired him to explore the mood of the United States as Steinbeck had done almost a half century before.


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Harry Hamlin - Full Frontal Nudity: The Making of an Accidental Actor

Friday, October 15, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Harry Hamlin talks about Full Frontal Nudity: The Making of an Accidental Actor ($24.00). Hamlin presents a laugh-out-loud-funny memoir in which he digs deep into his past to recount the wacky experiences of his childhood, the twisted path that led to his alleged criminal behavior, and the series of fortuitous mishaps that drove him to become a Hollywood actor.

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$24.00
ISBN: 9781439169995
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scribner Book Company - October 5th, 2010

IN 2008, as he attempted to enter Canada to film a television series, Harry Hamlin--the former star of L.A. Law and once People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive--was detained at the border for unresolved narcotics convictions.


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Meredith Maran - My Lie: A True Story of False Memory

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Meredith Maran discusses My Lie: A True Story of False Memory ($24.95). Maran lived a daughter’s nightmare: she accused her father of sexual abuse, then realized, nearly too late, that he was innocent. Maran unveils her family’s devastation and ultimate redemption against the backdrop of the scandals that sent hundreds of innocents to jail in the 1980s and 90s.

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$24.95
ISBN: 9780470502143
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Jossey-Bass - September 14th, 2010

Meredith Maran lived a daughter's nightmare: she accused her father of sexual abuse, then realized, nearly too late, that he was innocent.

During the 1980s and 1990s, tens of thousands of Americans became convinced that they had repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse, and then, decades later, recovered those memories in therapy.


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Peter Nichols - Oil and Ice: A Story of Arctic Disaster and the Rise and Fall of America's Last Whaling Dynasty

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Peter Nichols presents Oil and Ice: A Story of Arctic Disaster and the Rise and Fall of America’s Last Whaling Dynasty ($16.00). Nichols tells an “engaging” (Kirkus Reviews) historical cautionary tale that has remarkable relevance today—the story of the rise, long dominance, and sudden collapse of the industry that once supplied most of America’s energy.

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780143118367
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - September 28th, 2010

-Peter Nichols has crafted a terrifyingly relevant historical narrative...A terrific read.-
-Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In The Heart of the Sea

In 1871, America's last fleet of whaling ships was destroyed in an arctic ice storm. Miraculously, 1,218 men, women and children survived, but the disaster was catastrophic at home.


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Michael Cunningham - By Nightfall

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 7:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
Preferred seating with purchase of book
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Michael Cunningham presents his novel By Nightfall ($25.00). Peter and Rebecca are mid-forties denizens of Manhattan’s SoHo—enviable urbanites with every reason to be happy, until Rebecca’s much-younger brother shows up for a visit. Cunningham is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780374299088
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 28th, 2010

Peter and Rebecca Harris: mid-forties denizens of Manhattan's SoHo, nearing the apogee of committed careers in the arts he a dealer, she an editor. With a spacious loft, a college-age daughter in Boston, and lively friends, they are admirable, enviable contemporary urbanites with every reason, it seems, to be happy.


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Ron Chernow - Washington: A Life EVENT CANCELED

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 1:00pm

This event is canceled. Due to a physical injury, Ron Chernow is cutting his tour short this time. We will look forward to an event with him in the future.

Free Event - Open to the Public

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Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow discusses Washington: A Life ($40.00). Despite the reverence his name inspires, Washington remains, for many Americans, a laconic man of granite self-control, arousing more respect than affection. In this groundbreaking work, Chernow brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions.

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$40.00
ISBN: 9781594202667
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Press - October 5th, 2010

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a New York Times Bestseller, a landmark biography of George Washington.


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