Immigration in America: the Law, the Politics, the Reality (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 4:00pm

Moderated by Paula Farmer • Presented with MarinArts & La Cocina • Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict, Jose Antonio Vargas will no longer be appearing on the panel

As a follow-up to our February panel on Race in America, please join us for another vital and timely discussion. The panel will focus on issues of immigration and feature a diverse group of Bay Area writers and agents of change. Moderated by journalist and Book Passage event host, Paula Farmer, we will look at this hot-button topic in our current political climate.

Panelists include: Carolina de Robertis, Vanessa Hua, & Jaime Alcabes

Carolina de Robertis is the author of the novels The Gods of Tango, Perla, and the international bestseller The Invisible Mountain. She is also an award-winning translator of Hispanic literature, and editor of the anthology Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times, featuring essays by leading thinkers and writers about the shifting political atmosphere in the U.S. Her latest novel is the forthcoming Cantoras.

Vanessa Hua is an award-winning columnist for the S.F. Chronicle. Her novel, A River of Stars, was named to the Washington Post’s Notable Works of Fiction. For two decades, she has been writing about Asia and the diaspora, filing stories from China, Burma, Panama, South Korea, and Ecuador.

Jaime Alcabes has a long history of practicing immigration law in the Bay Area. His firm, Alcabes Law, is based in Oakland.


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Cantoras: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525521693
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - September 3rd, 2019

"Cantoras is a stunning lullaby to revolution—and each woman in this novel sings it with a deep ferocity. Again and again, I was lifted, then gently set down again—either through tears, rage, or laughter. Days later, I am still inside this song of a story." —Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award–winning author

A River of Stars: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399178795
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 6th, 2019

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In a powerful debut about modern-day motherhood, immigration, and identity, a pregnant Chinese woman stakes a claim to the American dream in California.