National Kidney Foundation - 30th Annual San Francisco Author Luncheon (Marriott Marquis San Francisco)

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 10:00am

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Tickets: $145 (individual tickets); $1350 (tables)

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 30th annual luncheon on Saturday, November 4.

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Featured Speakers 

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Tina Brown
The sizzling diaries of Tina Brown’s eight spectacular years as editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair paint a riveting portrait of the flash and follies of the eighties in New York and Hollywood. Astute, open-hearted, often riotously funny, The Vanity Fair Diaries is a fascinating chronicle of a remarkable woman’s adventures

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Andrew Sean Greer
A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in Less, the hilarious 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel from Andrew Sean Greer. Greer is the bestselling author of five works of fiction, including The Confessions of Max Tivoli.

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Lisa McCubbin
Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer is an intimate and insightful biography of the groundbreaking, candid, and resilient First Lady and wife of President Gerald Ford, from Lisa McCubbin, the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Five Presidents and Mrs. Kennedy and Me.

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Susan Orlean
Susan Orlean
, hailed as a “national treasure” by The Washington Post and the acclaimed bestselling author of The Orchid Thief, reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history in The Library Book, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution—our libraries.

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Bill Petrocelli
Through the Bookstore Window grapples with the grim effects of war and violence while exploring how love can transcend age, gender, background, and -- perhaps -- the readers’ expectations. Bill Petrocelli is the author of the novel The Circle of Thirteen. He is co-owner with his wife, Elaine, of Book Passage.

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LeUyen Pham
LeUyen Pham
has illustrated more than fifty books, including board books, picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels. Her work has been recognized with numerous honors, and includes a new trio of titles: Vampirina in the Snow, Best Friends in the Universe, and Stop That Yawn!

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Sarah & Evan Rich (Rich Table)
From Sarah and Evan Rich, the proprietors of Michelin-starred Rich Table—one of San Francisco’s most coveted reservations—Rich Table: : A Cookbook for Making Beautiful Meals at Home is a debut cookbook that brings recipes from the restaurant together with the food the Riches cook for friends and family at home.

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Book Passage is proud to be a part of this major literary event!

The National Kidney Foundation’s 30th Annual Authors Event is the largest literary event of its kind in the Bay Area. Featuring a luncheon and a dinner, the event brings together those who are passionate about literature and saving lives through kidney disease research, advocacy, and education. Meet each author during book signing sessions. Individuals and corporations sponsoring the event at $5,000 and above receive an invitation to the exclusive Authors VIP Cocktail & Dinner Party, the Friday night before the luncheon.

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.

 

Location: 
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 - 1992 Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781627791366
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt & Company - November 14th, 2017

Named one of the best books of 2017 by Time, People, Amazon.com, The Guardian, Paste Magazine, The Economist, Entertainment Weekly, & Vogue


Less Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review).WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017
A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2017


Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer Cover Image
By Lisa McCubbin, Susan Ford Bales (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501164682
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Gallery Books - September 11th, 2018

An intimate and insightful biography of Betty Ford, the groundbreaking, candid, and resilient First Lady and wife of President Gerald Ford, from the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Five Presidents and Mrs. Kennedy and Me.


The Library Book Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476740188
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018

Susan Orlean, hailed as a “national treasure” by The Washington Post and the acclaimed bestselling author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution—our libraries.

On the morning of April 29, 1986,


Through the Bookstore Window Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781945572906
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Published: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book - March 13th, 2018

"I don't know if I sought out bookselling, or whether bookselling sought me out. But when you are hiding from a past that can blow up in your face at any minute, immersing yourself in the stories of others may be a good place to hide."


Vampirina in the Snow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368023184
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 2nd, 2018

Get ready for a monster storm
Vampirina and her clan are determined to suck as much fun as they can from a host of wintry activities. From sledding to snow angels, there is quite a lot to do on this hauntingly beautiful night-and it's not complete until Vampirina tests her ballet skills on the ice


Rich Table Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781452156378
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Chronicle Books - September 4th, 2018

From Sarah and Evan Rich, the proprietors of Michelin-starred Rich Table--one of San Francisco's most coveted reservations--this debut cookbook brings recipes from the restaurant together with the food the Riches cook for friends and family at home.