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Book Passage Corte Madera

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51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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January 2019

Matt Coyle & Patricia Smiley – Wrong Light and The Second Goodbye

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Join us for an evening of masterful mysteries! From bestselling writer Matt Coyle (Dark Fissures, Night Tremors) comes Wrong Light, the latest entry in the Rick Cahill series. Acclaimed author Patricia Smiley (False Profits, Outside the Wire) continues her Pacific Homicide series with The Second Goodbye.

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Chloe Howard – Stand Beautiful (Corte Madera Store)

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Born with a foot deformity, Chloe Howard had five major operations by the time she was 15. In Stand Beautiful, she shares her story of overcoming injustice, battling self-doubt, and rising up to speak out, fueled by a powerful encounter with Bono from the band U2.

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Steve Dickason – Ignite Your Dormant Superpowers

January 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Path to Publishing Launch! The life you’ve always wanted to live may be within your grasp. In Ignite your Dormant Superpowers, author Steve Dickason offers tips on how to live a self-directed life. An accomplished public speaker, Dickason has taught thousands of real estate agents to live happy, successful, self-directed lives.

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Special Event – The Mock Caldecotts (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

January 20 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Tickets: $10 (per person) The Caldecott Medal is the most important award given to illustrated children’s book and is awarded each year by the American Library Association. But why should librarians have all the fun? This afternoon of discussion will cover the criteria by which the Caldecott committee judges books for this prestigious award. But more importantly, we will have a fun, hands-on experience as we discuss and vote on some of the year’s best-illustrated books. Space is limited to…

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Tessa Hadley – Late in the Day (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Late in the Day explores the complex webs at the center of our most intimate relationships, to expose how, beneath the seemingly dependable arrangements we make for our lives, lie infinite alternate configurations. Tessa Hadley is the author of five highly-praised novels.

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Terry Gamble – The Eulogist (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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From Terry Gamble—author of The Water Dancers and Good Family—comes The Eulogist. An exquisitely crafted novel set in Ohio in the decades leading to the Civil War, it illuminates the immigrant experience, the injustice of slavery, and the debts human beings owe to one another.

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Colin Claxon – Gone Missing (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Inspired by actual events that took place in Marin County (and written by the trial attorney who handled the case), Gone Missing from Colin Claxon tells the story of a boy abducted by his hippie mother who fled the east coast for freewheeling 1970s California.

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Lily Iona Mackenzie – Freefall: A Divine Comedy

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Freefall: A Divine Comedy is the story of four old friends reuniting to contemplate their 60th birthdays, which turns into a marvelous, magical mystery tour with plenty of surprises and laughs along the way. Lily Iona MacKenzie’s previous titles include Fling! and All This.

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Dr. Michael Roizen & Dr. Michael Crupain – What to Eat When

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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What to Eat When is not a diet book. Instead, acclaimed internist Michael Roizen and preventive medicine specialist Michael Crupain offer readers choices that will benefit them the most—whether it’s meals to help them look and feel younger or snacks that prevent diseases.

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Fire & Rain – Special Reading (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Co-editor Lucille Lang Day and five contributors will read from Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, an anthology of poems about California ecosystems. Contributors include Lucille Lang Day, Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Terri Glass, Tobey Hiller, Stephanie Noble, and Patti Trimble.

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Madhuri Vijay with Anthony Marra – The Far Field

January 28 @ 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 Anthony Marra Gorgeously tactile and sweeping in historical and socio-political scope, Pushcart Prize winner Madhuri Vijay’s The Far Field follows a complicated flaneuse across the Indian subcontinent as she reckons with her past, her desires, and the tumultuous present.

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David & Nic Sheff – High (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Moderated by Michael V. Genovese, MD, JD From David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy, and Nic Sheff, author of Tweak, comes High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, & Addiction—the ultimate resource for learning about the realities of drugs and alcohol for middle-grade readers.

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Sam Lipsyte – Hark (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Hark is social satire of the highest order and a smart, incisive look at men, women, and children seeking meaning and dignity in a chaotic, ridiculous, and often dangerous world. Sam Lipsyte is the critically-acclaimed author of Home Land.

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John Lescroart – The Rule of Law (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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In “master of the legal thriller” (Chicago Sun-Times) John Lescroart’s electrifying new novel, The Rule of Law, attorney Dismas Hardy is called to defend the least likely suspect of his career: his longtime trusted assistant who is suddenly being charged as an accessory to murder.

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February 2019

Cara Black – Wild Blue Yonder Paris Trip (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Join mystery writer Cara Black—along with Donna Morris and Sheila Campbell—as they discuss the trip they will be leading to Paris this spring. Learn about some of Cara’s favorite little-known places in Paris.

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Sylvia Ruth Gutmann – A Life Rebuilt (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

February 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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At age 62, Sylvia Ruth Gutmann developed a relationship with a young man forty years her junior and moved to Germany to live with him. A Life Rebuilt: The Remarkable Transformation of a War Orphan is an odyssey that spans sixty years, three countries, and thousands of miles.

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Tony Platt – Beyond These Walls (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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In Beyond These Walls, Tony Platt tracks the legacy of crime and imprisonment in the United States—from the historical roots of our criminal justice system to our modern state of over-incarceration. He offers a bold vision for a new future.

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Jasmin Darznik – Song of a Captive Bird (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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In Song of a Captive Bird, Jasmin Darznik uses the lens of fiction to capture the tenacity, spirit, and ecstatic turmoil of Iranian poet Forugh Farrokzhad. Darznik is the acclaimed author of the bestselling memoir, The Good Daughter. She teaches memoir writing at Book Passage.

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Pam Houston – Deep Creek (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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In essays as lucid and invigorating as mountain air, Deep Creek delivers Pam Houston’s most profound meditations yet on how “to live simultaneously inside the wonder and the grief...to love the damaged world and do what I can to help it thrive.”

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G. Brian Benson – Habits for Success (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Habits for Success: Inspired Ideas to Help You Soar offers a blueprint intended to help manifest a life of progress, purpose, and fulfillment. Author Brian Benson offers an informative, inspiring, and unique look at growth, self-awareness, and success.

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Special Event – Book Club Brunch (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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$40

Bring your book group to the Corte Madera store and hear the latest word from publishing representatives as they talk about their picks for new fiction and non-fiction releases. They will be focusing their talk on books selected especially for book clubs. Your ticket includes a catered brunch and a free copy of a yet-to-be released book, courtesy of our publishing partners. Seating can be reserved for book clubs to sit together on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Joyce Carol Oates – Hazards of Time Travel (Corte Madera Store)

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Hazards of Time Travel is an ingenious, dystopian novel chronicling one young woman’s resistance against the constraints of an oppressive society from Pulitzer Prize nominee Joyce Carol Oates one of the most acclaimed fiction writers of our time.

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Carol Sheldon – A Sleuth in The Summer of Love (Corte Madera)

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Left Coast Writers® Launch As a San Francisco Chronicle columnist in 1967, Gwen Harris is supposed to report on the Summer of Love, but Murder? Kidnapping? A Sleuth in The Summer of Love is the latest Gwen Harris mystery from Carol Sheldon.

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March 2019

Writing from the Edge

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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$125

Life proliferates at the continent’s ragged edge, where sunlight illuminates the water and a wide variety of species flourishes. Such is the case with writing, which grows most vivid at the roughest spots. Together we’ll explore ways to connect with what lies within and bring it to the surface through the power of the written word. This will take the form of in-class reading and writing prompts as well as group discussion. Allison has published personal essays in publications including…

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