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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


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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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$15.00
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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Lisa Lutz and David Hayward - Heads You Lose

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Lisa Lutz and David Hayward talk about their crime novel Heads You Lose ($24.95). Paul and Lacey Hansen are pot-growing, 20-something siblings eking out a living in Northern California. When a headless corpse appears on their property, they can’t exactly dial 911, so they move the body and wait for the police to find it. Instead, the corpse reappears!

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$24.95
ISBN: 9780399157400
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Published: Putnam Adult - April 5th, 2011

"New York Times"-bestselling author Lisa Lutz conspires with-or should we say "against"?-coauthor David Hayward to write an original and hilarious tag-team crime novel.


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Claudia Sternbach - Reading Lips: A Memoir of Kisses

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Claudia Sternbach talks about her memoir Reading Lips: A Memoir of Kisses ($14.95). In childhood, when what seems to define everything is competition for style, for knowing, for experience, a kiss is the first first. When a girl’s father moves out and chooses a new family, a kiss on the head from him may be the trace of constancy that she wants most.

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$14.95
ISBN: 9781609530372
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Published: Unbridled Books - April 5th, 2011

Kisses, even the ones that don't happen, can be the trace of what's constant when life changes. In childhood, when what seems to define everything is competition--for style, for knowing, for experience--a kiss is the first first. When a girl's father moves out and chooses a new family, a kiss on the head from him may be the trace of constancy that she wants most.


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Kaira Rouda - Here, Home, Hope

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Kaira Rouda talks about her novel Here, Home, Hope ($15.00). Kelly Mills Johnson becomes restless in her 39th year. An appetite for more forces her to take stock of her middling middle-American existence and her neighbors’ seemingly perfect lives. Kelly takes charge of her life, devising a midlife makeover plan.

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$15.00
ISBN: 9781608320912
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Published: Greenleaf Book Group - May 1st, 2011

Kelly Mills Johnson becomes restless in her 39th year. An appetite for more forces her to take stock of her existence and her neighbours' seemingly perfect lives. Her marriage to a successful attorney has settled into a comfortable routine, and being the mother of two adorable sons has been rewarding. But Kelly's own passions lie wasted.


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Jennifer Grant - Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Jennifer Grant presents Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant ($24.95). The daughter of Cary Grant writes of her enchanted but very real life with her father, playing, laughing, dining, and dancing together, including a look at his work, his travels, his friendships with old Hollywood royalty,” and the lessons he taught her.

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ISBN: 9780307267108
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 3rd, 2011

Jennifer Grant is the only child of Cary Grant, who was, and continues to be, the epitome of all that is elegant, sophisticated, and deft. Almost half a century after Cary Grant's retirement from the screen, he remains the quintessential romantic comic movie star. He stopped making movies when his daughter was born so that he could be with her and raise her, which is just what he did.


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Jennifer Haigh - Faith

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Jennifer Haigh discusses her novel Faith ($25.99). When Sheila McGann sets out to redeem her disgraced brother, a once-beloved Catholic priest in suburban Boston, her quest will force her to confront cataclysmic truths about her fractured Irish-American family, her beliefs, and, ultimately, herself. Haigh is the author of Mrs. Kimble.

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Bharati Mukherjee - Miss New India

Friday, May 13, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Bharati Mukherjee talks about her novel Miss New India ($25.00). Anjali Bose sets off to Bangalore and quickly falls in with an ambitious crowd of young people who have learned how to sound American by watching shows like Seinfeld in order to get jobs as call-center service agents. In this high-tech city, Anjali is able to confront her past and reinvent herself. Mukherjee is the author of Desirable Daughters.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780618646531
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 1st, 2011

Anjali Bose's prospects don't look great. Born into a traditional lower-middle-class family, she lives in a backwater town with only an arranged marriage on the horizon. But her ambition, charm, and fluency in language do not go unnoticed by her charismatic and influential expat teacher Peter Champion.


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