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September 2018

Lisa McCubbin, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Free

Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer is the inspiring story of an ordinary Midwestern girl thrust onto the world stage and into the White House under extraordinary circumstances. Lisa McCubbin is the co-author of Five Days in November, a riveting account of the JFK assination.

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Eli Jaxon-Bear, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Can drugs, sex and revolution lead to lasting fulfillment? In An Outlaw Makes It Home: The Awakening of a Spiritual Revolutionary, Eli Jaxon-Bear uses Joseph Campbell’s model of the hero journey to answer this question in an exciting, funny and deeply personal memoir.

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Dessa, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Tickets: $29 (includes book + speaking and opportunity to meet Dessa in the signing line) Presented by CLIF GreenNotes In My Own Devices, rapper and singer Dessa gives a candid, riveting account of her life in the van as a hard-touring musician, her determination to beat long odds to make a name for herself, and her struggle to fall out of love with someone in her band. Dessa is a rapper, a singer, an essayist, and a proud member of…

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William Powers – Dispatches from the Sweet Life

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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In Twelve by Twelve, William Powers lived in an off-grid tiny house in rural North Carolina. In New Slow City, he and his wife inhabited a Manhattan micro-apartment. Dispatches from the Sweet Life now finds the couple searching for happiness in a small town in Bolivia.

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Ryan Serhant – Sell It Like Sherant (San Francisco Store)

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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A playbook for confidence, failing smarter, and selling just about anything, Sell It Like Serhant will give entrepreneurs and employees across industries a head-to-toe business overhaul. Ryan Serhant is a costar on Bravo’s hit show Million Dollar Listing New York.

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Racial Justice Book Club with SURJ Marin

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Dr
Corte Madera,CaliforniaUnited States
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Join us for a discussion of Waking Up White And Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. A racial justice educator and writer, Irving works with other white people to transform confusion into curiosity and anxiety into action. Irving writes: Waking Up White is the book I wish someone had handed me decades ago. My hope is that by sharing my sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, I offer a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes,…

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James Frey – Katerina (San Francisco Store)

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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Written in the same percussive, propulsive, style as A Million Little Pieces, Katerina echoes and complements that most controversial of memoirs, and plays with the same issues of fiction and reality that created, nearly destroyed, and then recreated author James Frey.

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Gary Gach, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Pause...breathe...smile. Three small words, yet each contains a universe of wisdom. With Pause, Breathe, Smile, writer, mystic, and lifelong meditator Gary Gach invites us to bring the practice of mindfulness into every moment of our lives.

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16 Rivers Poetry Group, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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16 Rivers Press has gathered a stellar group of readers to share work from the new anthology, America, We Call Your Name. Featured speakers include Ellery Akers, Tom Centollela, Jane Hirschfield, Molly Giles, Kay Ryan, and Joe Zacardi.

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Jeanne McCulloch – All Happy Families (Sausalito Store)

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage Sausalito, 100 Bay Street- on the waterfront
Sausalito,CA94965United States
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The tone of Jeanne McCulloch’s memoir is revealed by her wedding, an occasion marked by her father’s massive stroke two days before and his death the day after. All Happy Families is a passionate, clear-eyed account of her personal struggles by the former managing editor of the Paris Review.

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Holly & Dixie James – Holly (San Francisco Store)

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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Holly takes readers on a journey into the challenges mother Dixie James faced with the birth of a child with Down syndrome—her daughter, Holly James. Together, mother and daughter “raise” each other’s personal pursuits beyond their expectations.

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Khaled Hosseini with Isabel Allende – Sea Prayer

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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In conversation with Isabel Allende Khaled Hosseini—the acclaimed author of The Kite Runner—responds to the heartbreak of the current refugee crisis with Sea Prayer, a deeply moving, beautifully illustrated short work of fiction for people of all ages, all over the world.

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Daniel Mason – The Winter Soldier (Corte Madera Store)

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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From the gilded ballrooms of Imperial Vienna to the frozen forests of the Eastern Front, The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason is a story of war, of finding love in the sweeping tides of history, and of the mistakes we make and the precious opportunities to atone.

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Mary Jo McConahay – The Tango War (Sausalito Store)

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage Sausalito, 100 Bay Street- on the waterfront
Sausalito,CA94965United States
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In Conversation with Peter Robinson KALW Book Critic A true, shocking account that reads like a thriller, The Tango War shows how WWII was truly a global war. Mary Jo McConahay is an award-winning reporter who covered the wars in Central America and economics in the Middle East.

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Kim Malcolm – A Country Within (San Francisco Store)

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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A Country Within recounts Kim Malcolm’s life-changing journey to Greece to work with refugees arriving from the Middle East and Asia. This timely portrayal describes the effects of geopolitics on people escaping war and how love transcends all.

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Jo Piazza – Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win (Corte Madera Store)

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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From Jo Piazza, the bestselling author of The Knock Off and How to Be Married, comes Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win—an exciting, insightful novel about what happens when a woman wants it all, but isn’t sure how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it.

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David Corbett – The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Mystery Conference Event—Free to the public In The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday by David Corbett, the most notorious love letters in American history mysteriously reappear, becoming the coveted prize in a battle that brings back Holiday’s lawless world.

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Soraya Chemaly – Rage Becomes Her (San Francisco Store)

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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In Conversation with Rebecca Solnit Soraya Chemaly makes the case that anger is not what gets in our way, it is our way, sparking a new understanding of one of our core emotions that will give women a liberating sense of why their anger matters and connect them to an entire universe of women no longer interested in making nice at all costs. Following in the footsteps of classic feminist manifestos like The Feminine Mystique and Our Bodies, Ourselves, Rage…

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Lisa Unger – Under My Skin (Corte Madera Store)

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Mystery Conference Event—Free to the public From New York Times bestselling author and master of suspense Lisa Unger (The Red Hunter, In the Blood) comes Under My Skin—an addictive psychological thriller about a woman on the hunt for her husband’s killer.

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Isabel Allende – An Evening in Conversation (Corte Madera Store)

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Mystery Conference Event—Free to the public Acclaimed novelist Isabel Allende talks about the challenges of story-telling in mystery writing and the wider context of writing fiction. Her writing has delved into several genres with widespread acclaim in each case. Her latest book is In the Midst of Winter.

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