Special Presentation: Brian Copeland, Julie Lythcott-Haims, R.O. Kwon, & Ingrid Rojas Contreras - Race in America (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Join us for this special event entitled "Race in America: Where We Are & Where We’re Headed" featuring a diverse panel of Bay Area writers and agents of change. The panel will be tackling this vital topic in context of the current political climate, and will then take a look at what lies ahead. The moderator is journalist and Book Passage host Paula Farmer.


Feautred Panelists:

Brian Copeland
Award-winning actor, comedian, author, playwright, TV and radio talk show host. His memoir, Not a Genuine Black Man: My Life as an Outlaw, reveals a little-known chapter of Bay Area history. This bestselling book was the 2009 pick for Silicon Valley Reads.

Julie Lythcott-Haims
New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult. Her acclaimed memoir, Real American, examines her experiences as a Black and biracial person. She serves on the board of Global Citizen Year in Oakland and Common Sense Media in San Francisco. She has also been a dean at Stanford University.

R.O. Kwon
Burst on the literary scene last year with her engrossing novel, The Incendiaries. It was  an ABA Indie Next “Great Read” and a Book Passage First Editions pick. It’s been translated into four languages. She’s written for The Guardian, Vice, and Playboy. Born in South Korea, she lives in the U.S.

Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Her 2018 debut novel, Fruit of the Drunken Tree, was an Indie Next selection and a New York Times editor’s choice. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Buzzfeed, and Nylon. She teaches writing at USF and works with immigrant students for the SF Arts Commission. She is a native of Bogota, Colombia.


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Not a Genuine Black Man: My Life as an Outsider Cover Image
ISBN: 9781596923119
Availability: Special Order
Published: MacAdam/Cage - March 1st, 2008

Based on the longest running one-man show in San Francisco history--now coming to Off-Broadway--"Not a Genuine Black Man" is a hilarious, poignant, and disarming memoir of growing up black in an all-white suburb.

Real American: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250296733
Availability: Backordered
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 21st, 2018

A fearless debut memoir in which beloved and bestselling How to Raise an Adult author Julie Lythcott-Haims pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a black woman in America

“Courageous, achingly honest."

—Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

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The Incendiaries: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735213890
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Riverhead Books - July 31st, 2018

Now a National Bestseller

"Religion, politics, and love collide in this slim but powerful novel reminiscent of Donna Tartt's The Secret History, with menace and mystery lurking in every corner." --People Magazine

Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385542722
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Doubleday - July 31st, 2018

“One of the most dazzling and devastating novels I’ve read in a long time...Readers of Fruit of the Drunken Tree will surely be transformed.”
--San Francisco Chronicle