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Brian Swimme - Journey of the Universe

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 7:00pm

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Dr. Brian Swimme discusses Journey of the Universe ($25.00). Swimme tells the epic story of the universe from an inspired new perspective, weaving the findings of modern science together with enduring wisdom found in the humanistic traditions of the West, China, India, and indigenous peoples. This book is part of a larger project that includes a documentary film, educational DVD series, and website

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ISBN: 9780300171907
Availability: Backordered
Published: Yale University Press - June 28th, 2011

Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth. Through the astonishing combined achievements of natural scientists worldwide, we now have a detailed account of how galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms, human beings and human consciousness came to be. And yet . . .

Dominican University of California, Angelico Hall
50 Acacia Avenue
94901 San Rafael

San Francisco Authors Luncheon - Russell Banks, Melissa Clark, Erik Larson, Kathryn Otoshi, Calvin Trillin & Jacqueline Winspear

Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 10:00am

23nd Annual National Kidney Foundation San Francisco Authors Luncheon
10:00 am (autographing begins) • 12:00 pm (luncheon)

$125 • For tickets or information call (415) 543-3303, ext. 114
Book Passage is proud to be part of this major literary event.

Participating Authors:

Russell Banks
Melissa ClarkErik Larson
Kathryn OtoshiCalvin TrillinJacqueline Winspear



2011 Authors Luncheon Books

Marriott Marquis
55 Fourth Street
94103 San Francisco

Gangaji - Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Truth in Your Life Story

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:30pm
Tickets $20: Purchase at the door

Gangaji discusses Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Truth in Your Life Story ($24.95). Gangaji was given her name by her teacher Sri H. W. L. Poonja in 1990. She had pursued many paths to enlightenment and made a final prayer for help. And in 1990, the answer to her prayer came unexpectedly, taking her to India and to the meeting that would change her life.

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Mill Valley Community Center
180 Camino Alto
94941 Mill Valley

Jeffrey Meyers - John Huston: Courage and Art

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 7:00pm
Tickets $10: Reserve at

Jeffrey Meyers talks about John Huston: Courage and Art. Huston caught the world’s attention in 1941 with The Maltese Falcon, his first feature in which all of his talents as a writer, actor, and director finally came together. In his detailed, absorbing portrait of Huston, biographer Meyers captures the life and compelling work of one of the world’s greatest film directors.

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The Lark Theater
549 Magnolia Ave.
94939 Larkspur

Business Edge Breakfast with Betsy Myers

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 7:30am

Tickets $25: Email

Join Betsy Myers for breakfast as she unveils the keys to effective leadership from her new book Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You. Myers is the former Executive Director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, one of the founders and former Director of the White House Office for Women during the Clinton Administration, and COO of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Using personal stories from her time in government, in academia, and on the campaign trail, as well observations from other esteemed leaders, and her experiences as a wife and mother, Myers offers a unique and practical set of principles that will guide you to your highest potential.

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Dominican University of California, Creekside Room
50 Acacia Avenue
94901 San Rafael

Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival - featuring Peggy Noonan, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Dave Barry & more!

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 4:00pm

Sept. 23-25 | Carmel, CA
Tickets $550 per person
To reserve tickets, visit or call (831) 626-6243

The annual Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival brings to Carmel-by-the-Sea more than 35 award-winning authors and speakers. The three-day Festival is held in the intimate and luxurious Sunset Community Center right in the middle of Carmel-by-the-Sea. There are author presentations, break-out sessions with the authors, book signings, and many opportunities to meet and speak with the writers. Past Festivals have found the authors eager to join in the audience. This is truly a shared literary event. Book Passage is pleased to be the bookseller for the Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival.

Sunset Community Center
93921 Carmel

Ronn Owens & Elaine Petrocelli Discuss Summer Reads!

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 11:00am
Elaine PetrocelliRonn OwensCelebrating Summer Reading!
Book Passage President Elaine Petrocelli appeared on the Bay Area's KGO Radio 810 Ronn Owens Show to discuss all the hot new books for the summer season. The show featured excellent summer reading recommendations for all ages and interests.

View and purchase books discussed on the show

KGO Radio Newstalk 810
San Francisco

Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner Graphic Novel

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 7:00pm

Tickets $25 (includes a signed book)
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Reserve by phone: (415) 927-0960, ext. 1

Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novel, The Kite Runner, revealed the beauty and agony of a tormented nation, Afghanistan, as it brought a little-known part of the world to the attention of readers. Now, in this richly illustrated graphic novel adaption (with text by the author), Hosseini brings his spellbinding story to a new generation of readers. The Kite Runner Graphic Novel is a beautiful new rendering of a story loved by millions around the world.

Read the exclusive interview with Khaled Hosseini on the Book Passage Blog 

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Dominican University of California, Angelico Hall
50 Acacia Avenue
94901 San Rafael

Jane Lynch - Happy Accidents

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 7:00pm

Tickets $35 (includes a signed book)
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Reserve by phone: (415) 927-0960, ext. 1

Join Jane Lynch, much-loved comedienne, actress, singer and one of the stars of television’s Glee, for which she has won both an Emmy and Golden Globe, as she talks about her new book Happy Accidents. Lynch’s film work includes Best in Show and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

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Dominican University of California, Angelico Hall
50 Acacia Avenue
94901 San Rafael

Michael Chabon - The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 7:00pm
Tickets $28 (includes signed book)
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Special for kids & families!
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon talks about The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man ($17.99). Chabon snags his youngest audience yet with this first-person profile of a superhero who battles both bad guys and anger issues. Awesome Man zooms about in his stylin’ costume, decapitating a giant killer robot with the positronic rays that shoot out of his eyes, and schooling Professor Von Evil’s Antimatter Slimebot (“Antimatter slime is extra gross”). In between, he stops both a disaster-bound train and mutant talking Jell-O from Beyond the Stars with his Awesome Power Grip!

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Osher Marin JCC
200 North San Pedro Road
94903 San Rafael


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