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Barton Seaver - For Cod and Country

Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 11:45am

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Barton Seaver talks about For Cod and Country ($30.00) and presents a cooking demo. On Saturday mornings, chefs and cookbook authors lead free cooking demonstrations using seasonal ingredients from the Farmers Market. Join them in the CUESA kitchen (North Arcade) for tips, recipes, and a sample. We’ll be there with the books.

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781402777752
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Published: Sterling Publishing (NY) - May 3rd, 2011

"You want to save more fish? Eat more broccoli." --Barton Seaver Even though there are hundreds of types of fish for sale, most chefs know only a few varieties. That's where Barton Seaver comes in with his unique approach: By combining all manner of fish (not just the familiar standbys) with loads of fresh vegetables, he fosters sustainability both in the sea and on the farm.


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Ani Phyo - Ani’s Raw Food Asia: Easy East-West Fusion Recipes the Raw Food Way

Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 11:45am

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Ani Phyo talks about Ani’s Raw Food Asia: Easy East-West Fusion Recipes the Raw Food Way ($22.50) and presents a cooking demo. On Saturday mornings, chefs and cookbook authors lead free cooking demonstrations using seasonal ingredients from the Farmers Market. Join them in the CUESA kitchen (North Arcade) for tips, recipes, and a sample. We’ll be there with the books.

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$22.50
ISBN: 9780738214573
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Published: Da Capo Lifelong Books - May 10th, 2011

You've been to her kitchen, enjoyed her desserts, and mastered the essentials; now go with raw food goddess Ani Phyo back to her roots for the first ever Asian raw food cookbook.


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Linda Carucci - Cooking School Secrets For Real-World Cooks

Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 11:45am

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Linda Carucci talks about Cooking School Secrets For Real-World Cooks ($22.95) and presents a cooking demo. On Saturday mornings, chefs and cookbook authors lead free cooking demonstrations using seasonal ingredients from the Farmers Market. Join them in the CUESA kitchen (North Arcade) for tips, recipes, and a sample. We’ll be there with the books.

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ISBN: 9780811842433
Availability: Special Order
Published: Chronicle Books - May 1st, 2005

When it comes to food, Linda Carucci is at the top of her class. As a cooking instructor with more than 20 years of food industry experience, no one is more qualified than Linda to reveal the indispensable everyday secrets and shortcuts that professional chefs use constantly in their cooking.


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Mark Seal - The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of A Serial Imposter

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Mark Seal talks about The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of A Serial Imposter ($26.95). A real-life Talented Mr. Ripley, this work presents a probing and cinematic exploration of an audacious imposter—and a man determined to live the American dream by any means necessary.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780670022748
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Published: Viking Adult - June 2nd, 2011

A real-life "Talented Mr. Ripley," the unbelievable thirty-year run of a shape-shifting con man.


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Tom Franklin - Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Tom Franklin discusses his novel Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter ($14.99). In 1970s rural Mississippi, Larry Ott and Silas Jones were boyhood pals. Larry, was the child of white parents, and Silas, was the son of a poor, single black mother. For a few months, the boys stepped outside of their circumstances and shared a special bond. But then tragedy struck.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9780060594664
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: William Morrow & Company - October 5th, 2010

"The classic trifecta of talent, heart, and a bone-deep sense of storytelling....A masterful performance, deftly rendered and deeply satisfying. For days on end, I woke with this story on my mind."


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Alex Prud’homme - The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the Twenty-First Century

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Alex Prud’homme discusses The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the Twenty-First Century ($27.00). As Prud’homme and Julia Child were completing their collaboration on her memoir, My Life in France, they began to talk about the French obsession with bottled water, which had finally spread to America. That began what would become for Prud’homme a quest to understand the evolving story of fresh water.

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781416535454
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 7th, 2011

AS ALEX PRUD'HOMME and his great-aunt Julia Child were completing their collaboration on her memoir, My Life in France, they began to talk about the French obsession with bottled water, which had finally spread to America. From this spark of interest, Prud'homme began what would become an ambitious quest to understand the evolving story of freshwater.


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Brianna Karp - The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 6:00pm

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in conversation with Tony DuShane
Brianna Karp
presents her memoir The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness ($16.95). Six months after Karp lost her job during the Great Recession, she was forced onto the streets. Deeply compassionate and darkly funny, this unforgettable memoir celebrates the courage and creativity of lives society would otherwise stigmatize.

Tony DuShane is the staff blogger for SFgate.com, radio host for “Drinks with Tony,” and author of Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780373892358
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Published: Harlequin - April 26th, 2011


Brianna Karp entered the workforce at age ten, supporting her mother and sister throughout her teen years in Southern California. Although her young life was scarred by violence and abuse, Karp stayed focused on her dream of a steady job and a home of her own. By age twenty-two her dream became reality.


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Adam Carolla - In Fifty Years We’ll All be Chicks

Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 3:00pm

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Comedian Adam Carolla talks about In Fifty Years We’ll All be Chicks ($15.00). Carolla shares anecdotes from his day-to-day life as well as his past—Sunday football at Jimmy Kimmel’s house, his attempts to raise his kids in a society that he disagrees with, his big showbiz break, and more. Carolla is well known as the co-host of the MTV series Loveline and co-host of Comedy Central’s The Man Show.

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ISBN: 9780307717382
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Published: Three Rivers Press (CA) - May 17th, 2011

A couple years back, I was at the Phoenix airport bar. It was empty except for one heavy-set, gray bearded, grizzled guy who looked like he just rode his donkey into town after a long day of panning for silver in them thar hills. He ordered a Jack Daniels straight up, and that's when I overheard the young guy with the earring behind the bar asking him if he had ID.


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Members-Only Sale! - Friends of Book Passage Membership Program

Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 9:00am to 9:00pm

Marin store (9:00 am-9:00 pm)
San Francisco Ferry Building store (8:00 am-8:00 pm)

Join us for our semi-annual 30%-off Members Only Sale. We will get started at 9:00 am and continue all day until 9:00 pm (8:00 pm San Francisco store). The sale is open to current members and to those who sign up before or on the day of the sale. To become a member, register online at this link, or call (415) 927-0960, ext. 405.

 

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Michael Shermer - The Believing Brain

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Michael Shermer talks about The Believing Brain ($28.00). The brain, Shermer argues, is a belief engine. From sensory data flowing in through the senses, the brain naturally begins to look for and find patterns, and then infuses those patterns with meaning. Shermer provides countless real-world examples of how this process operates.

The Believing Brain is bestselling author Michael Shermer's comprehensive and provocative theory on how beliefs are born, formed, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished.


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