National Kidney Foundation - 24th Annual San Francisco Author Luncheon

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
During the last two decades, the annual San Francisco Author’s Luncheon has grown into the Bay Area’s premier literary event. This year is no different: the National Kidney Foundation celebrate its 24th annual luncheon on Saturday, November 10 with six nationally known, best-selling authors: Emma Donoghue, Chef Hubert Keller, Vincent Lam, Tom Lichtenheld, Andrew McCarthy and Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger. Master of Ceremonies is Michael J. Krasny, PhD, host of KQED public radio’s Forum. Book Passage is proud to be part of this major literary event.

Nearly 2 million people in Northern California suffer from chronic kidney disease, including 1 million living in the Greater Bay Area. Luncheon proceeds support the work of the National Kidney Foundation to directly enhance the lives of people in our community who are either dialysis or transplant patients, or at risk for developing kidney disease.

Individual Tickets are $125, Individual Tables are $1,100 before September 1st, and Table Sponsorships begin at $2,500. Reserve individual seating, a reader's table, or become a sponsor today! For more information, please call 415.543.3303 or visit
this webpage.

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Hubert Keller's Souvenirs: Stories and Recipes from My Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781449411428
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 30th, 2012

An intimate look at the life of celebrated chef Hubert Keller, through 120 inspiring recipes, personal stories, myriad photographs, and other memorabilia.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811877824
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - May 4th, 2011

The #1 New York Times bestseller

Making a Difference: Stories of Vision and Courage from America's Leaders Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061924705
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: William Morrow & Company - June 11th, 2012

As a follow up to his phenomenal New York Times bestselling memoir, Highest Duty, Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger explores exactly what it takes to lead and inspire.

Astray Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316206297
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little Brown and Company - October 30th, 2012

The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress.

The Headmaster's Wager Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307986467
Availability: Special Order
Published: Hogarth - August 14th, 2012

A superbly crafted, highly suspenseful, and deeply affecting debut novel about one man’s loyalty to his country, his family and his heritage

The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451667486
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Free Press - September 18th, 2012

Award-winning travel writer and actor Andrew McCarthy delivers a revealing and insightful memoir about how travel helped him become the man he wanted to be, helping him overcome life-long fears and confront his resistance to commitment.