Literary Luncheons

Literary Luncheon with Elizabeth George

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 12:00pm

Register for eventTickets $55
(includes lunch & a signed book)

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Join us for lunch as Anthony and Agatha Award-winning suspense author Elizabeth George presents Believing the Lie. Inspector Thomas Lynley is mystified when he’s sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request of the man’s uncle, the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough. The death has been ruled an accidental drowning. But when Lynley enlists the help of his friends Simon and Deborah St. James, the trio’s digging soon reveals that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets, lies, and motives. George is the author of A Great Deliverance and Careless in Red.

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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Lunch & Laughter! with Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 1:00pm
Tickets $45 (includes lunch & a signed book)
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Join us for lunch and laughter as two comedic geniuses, Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry and Thurber Prize-winning comedy writer Alan Zweibel, of SNL and Curb Your Enthusiasm fame, read from their new book Lunatics. Philip Horkman is a happy man-the owner of a pet store called The Wine Shop, and on Sundays a referee for kids’ soccer. Jeffrey Peckerman is the sole sane person in a world filled with jerks and morons, and he’s having a really bad day. The two of them are about to collide in a swiftly escalating series of events that will send them running for their lives, pursued by the police, soldiers, terrorists, subversives, bears, and a man dressed as Chuck E. Cheese. Barry and Zweibel will have you laughing like idiots!

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Literary Luncheon with Lisa See - Dreams of Joy

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 12:00pm
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Join us for lunch as Lisa See presents her novel Dreams of Joy. She returns to the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl’s strong-willed 19-year-old daughter, Joy. Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, Joy runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father. Dazzled by him, and blinded by idealism and defiance, Joy throws herself into the New Society of Red China, heedless of the dangers. Pearl is determined to save her daughter, no matter the personal cost.

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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Diane Ackerman - Literary Luncheon: One Hundred Names for Love

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00pm
RegisterTickets $55
(includes lunch & a signed book)

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Join Diane Ackerman for lunch as she presents One Hundred Names for Love. In narrating the recovery of her husband, Paul West, from a stroke that reduced his vast vocabulary to a single syllable, Ackerman evokes the joy and mystery of the brain’s ability to find and connect words. In this deeply rewarding book, Ackerman gives us a literary love story, accessible insight into the science and medicine of brain injury, and invaluable spiritual sustenance in the face of life’s myriad physical sufferings. Ackerman is the author of The Zookeeper’s Wife.

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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Julia Alvarez - Literary Luncheon: A Wedding in Haiti

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 12:00pm
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Join Julia Alvarez for lunch as she discusses A Wedding in Haiti, a story about three of Alvarez’s most personal relationships—with her parents, with her husband, and with a young Haitian boy known as Piti. A teenager when Julia first met him in 2001, Piti crossed the border into the Dominican Republic to find work. Julia, impressed by his courage and charmed by his smile, has over the years come to think of him as a son, even promising to be at his wedding someday. When Piti calls in 2009, Julia’s promise is tested. Alvarez is the author of In the Time of the Butterflies and How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.

Be sure and check out this interview with Julia Alvarez on Shelf Awareness.

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
us

Literary Luncheon with Marcia Clark

Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 12:00pm

RegisterTickets $55 (includes lunch & a signed book)
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Join Marcia Clark for lunch as she reads from and talks about Guilt by Degrees ($25.99). Harrowing, smart, and entertaining, Guilt by Degrees is a thrilling ride through the LA courts with an unforgettable character, Rachel Knight. "It's no big surprise that Marcia Clark knows her way around a courtroom, and a murder mystery — but she's also a terrific writer and storyteller." — James Patterson

Marcia Clark is a former prosecutor for the State of California, County of Los Angeles, in the O.J. Simpson murder case. She has written a bestselling nonfiction book, Without a Doubt, about the case, and is a frequent media commentator on legal issues. Now a Special Correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, Clark provides coverage of high profile trials and contributes a column for The Daily Beast.

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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Literary Luncheon with Julia Glass

Friday, October 14, 2011 - 12:00pm

Tickets $55
(includes lunch & a signed book)

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National Book Award winner Julia Glass discusses her novel The Widower’s Tale. In a quirky farmhouse outside Boston, 70 year-old Percy Darling enjoys a vigorous but mostly solitary life until, in a complex scheme to help his oldest daughter through a crisis, he allows a progressive preschool to move into his barn. The abrupt transformation of Percy’s rural refuge into a lively, youthful community compels him to reexamine the choices he’s made. Glass is the author of Three Junes.

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.

Can't attend the event? Order a signed copy

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Literary Luncheon with Alice Hoffman

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 12:00pm

Tickets $55
(includes lunch & a signed book)

Reserve by phone: (415) 927-0960, ext. 1

Join Alice Hoffman for lunch as she discusses The Dovekeepers. In this new novel, Hoffman delivers her most masterful work yet — one that draws on the author's passion for mythology, magic, and archaeology along with her inimitable understanding of women. Set in ancient Israel and written over a five year period, The Dovekeepers is an ambitious and mesmerizing novel as well as a triumph of imagination and research. Hoffman's earlier works include Illumination Night, Practical Magic, Fortune’s Daughter, and the Oprah Book Club selection Here on Earth.

"Beautiful, harrowing, a major contribution to twenty-first century literature." — Toni Morrison

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.

Can't attend the event? Order a signed copy

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
us

Literary Luncheon with Susan Vreeland

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 12:00pm
The ticket price of $55 includes lunch and a signed book
Call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 to reserve
Corte Madera store

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Join Susan Vreeland, author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue, for lunch as she presents her new novel Clara & Mr. Tiffany. Just before the turn of the 20th century, Tiffany forged his reputation in stained glass. Until recently, it was assumed that he was the designer of the celebrated leaded-glass lampshades. However, two collections of letters reveal that an unrecognized woman, Clara Driscoll, designed the floral shades as well as many of the bronze bases. Clara and Mr. Tiffany presents these two figures—one the giant of American decorative arts, the other unknown—as they engage each other, stumbling over their passions.
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
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Literary Luncheon with Stacy Schiff

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 12:00pm
The ticket price of $55 includes lunch and a signed book
Call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 to reserve
Corte Madera store

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Join Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Stacy Schiff for lunch as she talks about her book Cleopatra: A Life. Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Along the way, Cleopatra’s supple personality and the drama of her circumstances have been lost. Schiff boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order. Schiff is the author of Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Saint-Exupéry, a Pulitzer Prize finalist; and A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, winner of the George Washington Book Prize and the Ambassador Book Award.

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. The ticket price of $55 includes lunch & an autographed copy of the book. Call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 to reserve.
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