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.

Barbara Kingsolver - Flight Behavior

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 1:00pm

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Barbara Kingsolver reads from her new novel Flight Behavior ($28.99), which follows the story of a Tennessee farm wife who dreams of something bigger. One day, she comes upon a forested glen filled with silent red fire. Fundamentalists, climate scientists, politicians, and the media all weigh in on the phenomenon, as locals fend off the invasion.

This is a ticketed event: admission to this Book Passage event is by purchase of Flight Behavior ($28.99 + tax) from Book Passage.  A ticket entitles one person to admission and seating. [Due to high demand, tickets are now only available by calling (415) 927-0960, ext. 1]

Barbara Kingsolver is the author of seven works of fiction, including the novels The Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, and The Bean Trees, as well as books of poetry, essays, and creative nonfiction such as Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. In 2000, she was awarded the National Humanities Medal, our country's highest honor for service through the arts. Her last novel, The Lacuna, was a best seller and also won the Orange Prize.

 

 

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Tom Ricks - The Generals: American Military Command from WWII to Today

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 7:00pm

Tom Ricks talks about The Generals: American Military Command from WWII to Today ($36.00). From the bestselling author of Fiasco and The Gamble comes an epic history of the decline of American military leadership from World War II to Iraq. As military history, this is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the difference between good leaders and bad ones.

Thomas E. Ricks is a fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a contributing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, in which he writes the blog The Best Defense. Ricks covered the U.S. military for The Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. Until the end of 1999 he had the same beat at The Wall Street Journal, where he was a reporter for seventeen years. A member of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams, he has covered U.S. military activities in Somalia, Haiti, Korea, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Kuwait, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He is the author of several books, including The Gamble and the #1 New York Times bestseller Fiasco, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

 

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Joyce Carol Oates - A Widow’s Story

Monday, April 25, 2011 - 7:00pm

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National Book Award-winner Joyce Carol Oates discusses A Widow’s Story ($27.99). Oates unveils a poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of her husband of 46 years and its wrenching, surprising aftermath. This is a candid view of this very private woman. Oates is the author of The Gravedigger’s Daughter and Them.

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Francine Prose - My New American Life

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 1:00pm

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Francine Prose discusses her novel My New American Life ($25.99). Set in the aftermath of 9/11, this work offers a darkly humorous, bitingly real portrait of a particular moment in history, when a nation’s dreams and ideals gave way to a culture of cynicism, lies, and fear. Beneath its surface, the novel is a more serious consideration of immigration and what it means to be an American. Prose is the author of Reading Like a Writer.

Read the interview with Francine Prose on the Book Passage Blog.

 

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Mother-Daughter Literary Luncheon with Katie Crouch

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 12:00pm
The ticket price of $55 includes lunch and a signed book
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Mother-Daughter Literary Luncheon!
Katie Crouch talks about Men and Dogs and The Magnolia League. In
Men and Dogs, Crouch presents a hilarious, affecting, and wholly original tale of siblings trying to reckon with their flaws, with a heroine as exasperating, magnetic, and breathtakingly real as family itself. The Magnolia League is an enchanting and humorous mysterious story about girls growing up in a magical Southern city. Katie Crouch was raised in Charleston, South Carolina and now lives in San Francisco.

Book Passage hosts literary luncheons with celebrated authors at our Marin store. These events are catered by the outstanding Insalata’s Restaurant of San Anselmo.
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Richard North Patterson - The Devil's Light

Monday, May 9, 2011 - 7:00pm

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Richard North Patterson discusses his thriller The Devil’s Light ($26.00). Patterson tells the story of an Al-Qaeda operative named Amer Al Zaroor, who, on orders from Osama Bin Laden, directs the theft of a nuclear weapon from the Pakistani military, and then transports it toward its intended target, Israel. Patterson is the author of In the Name of Honor, The Spire, and sixteen other critically-acclaimed novels.

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Geraldine Brooks - Caleb's Crossing

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 7:00pm

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author of People of the Book Geraldine Brooks talks about her new novel Caleb’s Crossing ($26.95). Brooks transports the reader to 1660s Martha’s Vineyard and Cambridge to tell the dramatic tale of Caleb Cheshahteaumuck, the first Native American to graduate from Harvard, and Bethia Mayfield, a young woman who is struggling to find her own place in the world.

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Literary Luncheon with Isabel Allende

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 12:00pm
The ticket price of $55 includes lunch and a signed book
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Celebrating the paperback release of Island Beneath the Sea!
Isabel Allende talks about her novel Island Beneath the Sea. This tale, set in Haiti and the southern United States during the 18th Century, follows the life of a young woman sold into slavery at age nine to the head of a large sugar plantation. Allende is the author of many internationally acclaimed novels, including House of the Spirits, Portrait in Sepia, and Daughter of Fortune. She has written three memoirs, including My Invented Country, Paula, and The Sum of Our Days, as well as a trilogy of children’s novels. Her books have been translated into more than 27 languages.

Book Passage hosts literary luncheons with celebrated authors at our Marin store. These events are catered by the outstanding Insalata’s Restaurant of San Anselmo.
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Mary Doria Russell - Doc

Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 7:00pm

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Mary Doria Russell talks about her novel Doc ($26.00). Violence is random and routine in Dodge City, Kansas, in 1878, but when the burned body of a mixed-blood boy is discovered, his death shocks a part-time policeman named Wyatt Earp, as well as Doc Holliday. Russell is the acclaimed author of The Sparrow and A Thread of Grace.

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Jon Meacham - Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 7:00pm

Jon Meacham discusses Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power ($35.00). In this magnificent new biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author gives us an intimate portrait of Jefferson the human being, the president, and the politician enabling us to understand Jefferson as never before. 

Priority seating to this event with purchase of the author's new book from Book Passage. Please note in the comments field of your order your intention to come to this special event at Dominican University.

"This terrific book allows us to see the political genius of Thomas Jefferson better than we have ever seen it before. In these endlessly fascinating pages, Jefferson emerges with such vitality that it seems as if he might still be alive today." — Doris Kearns Godwin

"Jon Meacham resolves the bundle of contradictions that was Thomas Jefferson by probing his love of progress and thirst for power. Here was a man endlessly, artfully intent on making the world something it had not been before. A thrilling and affecting portrait of our first philosopher-politician." — Stacy Schiff

"A true triumph.”  Walter Isaacson.

Jon Meacham is the Executive editor of Random House, a former editor of Newsweek, and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Lion, as well as other best sellers.

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