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June 2018

Lauren Groff, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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$39 – $55

Florida is a vigorous and moving new book by Lauren Groff. In it, she brings her electric storytelling and intelligence to a world in which storms, snakes, and sinkholes lurk at the edge of everyday life. The greater threats and mysteries, however, are in the human, emotional, and psychological side of things. Book Passage hosts literary luncheons with celebrated authors at our Corte Madera store. Lunch is catered by Insalata’s Restaurant. Tickets include lunch and a signed book.

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Dzigar Kongtrul, at Book Passage, Ferry Building

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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Training in Tenderness is a call to a revolution of the heart. In this compact book, Dzigar Kongtrul opens the door to life-changing energy and describes a way of transform our attitude toward ourselves and those around us.

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Marin Shakespeare Company, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Actress Elena Wright will share insights about bringing to life the character of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife in the one-woman tour-de-force Shakespeare’s Will by Canadian playwright Vern Thiessen, which plays at the Forest Meadows Amphitheater through July 8.

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Cara Black, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Murder on the Left Bank is the eighteenth mystery in Cara Black’s bestselling Parisian detective series. Aimée Leduc isn’t sure what she should fear more: the dangerous men who would kill for a notebook or the idea that her father’s name might be included among the dirty cops listed within the book.

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Bonnie Monte, at Book Passage, Sausalito

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage Sausalito, 100 Bay Street- on the waterfront
Sausalito,CA94965United States
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In The Sleeping Lady, Rae Sullivan’s comfortable existence is disrupted when someone murders her business partner in Golden Gate Park. Bonnie Monte is the former managing editor of home and garden books for Sunset.

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Gregory Crouch, at Book Passage, Ferry Building

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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In The Bonanza King, author Gregory Crouch offers the dazzling—and true—story of how John W. Mackay extracted ore from deep underground and used his vast mining fortune to crush the transatlantic telegraph monopoly of the notorious Jay Gould.

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Spencer Wise, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Spencer Wise, an exciting new voice in literary fiction, brings us The Emperor of Shoes: a transfixing story about an expatriate in southern China. His growing relationship with a seamstress, who is intent on inspiring dramatic political change is mesmerizing.

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Helen Scales, at Book Passage, Sausalito

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage Sausalito, 100 Bay Street- on the waterfront
Sausalito,CA94965United States
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In Eye of the Shoal, Helen Scales is our guide on an underwater journey. As well as the fish, we meet devoted fishwatchers past and present, from voodoo zombie potion hunters and scientists who taught fish how to walk to nonagenarian explorers of the deep sea.

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Dr. Patti Fletcher, at Book Passage, Ferry Building

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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Disruptors is not about what women should do, and it's not a preachy TEDTalk. This book shows what different women in business have done to reach success as they define it. From board members to CEOs to freelancers, the business world is stacked against women because they follow the unspoken rules of business culture made long before women entered the workforce. Tech executive, board member, and angel investor Dr. Patti Fletcher recognizes those rules and then showcases the women who…

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Joel Selvin, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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In Fare Thee Well, acclaimed music journalist Joel Selvin charts the arduous journey of the Grateful Dead from Jerry Garcia’s passing all the way up to the uneasy agreement between the Core Four that led to the series of shows celebrating the band’s fiftieth anniversary.

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Rupert Thomson, at Book Passage, Ferry Building

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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Two women who met and became lovers in France between the wars find themselves on the Isle of Jersey just as the Nazis invade that island. Never Anyone But You infuses life into a forgotten history as only great literature can. Rupert Thomson is the author of nine highly acclaimed novels, including Secrecy and The Insult.

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Jim Averbeck, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Special Children’s Event! In Two Problems for Sophia—an enchanting sequel to One Word from Sophia—Sophia quickly learns her new pet comes with two giraffe-sized problems. Jim Averbeck’s story and illustrations will delight children and adults.

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Andrea Huff, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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In Every Night’s Friday Night: Time and Freedom for the Rest of Your Life, expert coach Andrea Huff offers a process to help you transition from full time work to an active retirement. She addresses the question: who do you want to be in the next stage of your life.

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Rebecca Makkai, at Book Passage, Ferry Building

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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In Conversation with Lori Ostlund The Great Believers is a dazzling novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss. The setting is 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris. This is the latest from Rebecca Makkai, acclaimed author of The Borrower and The Hundred-Year House.

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Storytime with Clare, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

June 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday, repeating until Dec 23, 2018

Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Storytime is perfect for five-and-unders and their parents. Bring the children to our Corte Madera store on Monday mornings for a storytime with bounce! There’s no better way to start the week than with picture books, songs, rhymes and some jumping around. Our storyteller Clare picks her favorite new books, classics, and poetry to share with kids aged 0-5 and their parents in this free half-hour story time. Please join us! Free!

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Bishop William Swing, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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The Sacred and the Silly explores the busy life of a keen, sharp-eyed theologian, the retired-in-name-only Episcopal Bishop of California, Bill Swing. Swing is the President and Founding Trustee of United Religions Initiative (URI) and the co-author of Building Wisdom’s House.

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Claude Jarman, Jr. , at Book Passage, Corte Madera

June 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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In My Life and the Final Days of Hollywood, Kentfield resident and Special Honorary Academy Award recipient Claude Jarman Jr. recalls his career as an actor at MGM during Hollywood’s Golden Years in the 1950s— including a starring turn in The Yearling.

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High School Teen Poetry Workshop

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Nov 26, 2018

San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E Street
San Rafael,CA94901United States
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A High School Poetry Workshop designed by Marin County Poet Laureate Rebecca Foust The workshop is open to all students ages 15 – 19. Bring 10 copies of one one-page original poem to each session or come early enough to print out copies at the library before class. The workshops will be conducted by trained mentors who will open each session with a presentation and discussion of an element of poetic craft as exemplified in both a poem from the…

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Ace Smith, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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In The Pitcher and the Dictator, Ace Smith recounts the incredible true story of how legendary pitcher Satchel Paige was once lured to the Dominican Republic to play a baseball tournament in support of the country’s dictator, Rafael Trujillo. This is a tale for history buffs as well as sports lovers.

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Ben Goldfarb, at Book Passage, Ferry Building

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage – Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco,CA94111United States
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Eager, by Ben Goldfarb is a powerful story about one of the world's most influential species, how North America was colonized, how our landscapes have changed over the centuries, and how beavers can help us fight drought, flooding, wildfire, extinction, and the ravages of climate change. Ultimately, it's about how we can learn to coexist, harmoniously and even beneficially, with our fellow travelers on this planet.

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