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Book Passage Corte Madera

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51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
www.bookpassage.com

May 2019

Bo Kearns – Ashes in a Coconut

May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Ashes in a Coconut follows Laura Harrison who, while trying to save her marriage, moves with her husband to Indonesia where he is to take control of a troubled bank--yet matters spin out of control. Bo Kearns is an author and journalist who has lived in Indonesia.

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Pico Iyer with Don George – Autumn Light

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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From one of our most astute observers of human nature, Autumn Light is an exploration of Japanese history and culture and a meditation on impermanence, mortality, and grief. Pico Iyer is the author of The Lady and the Monk and The Global Soul.. Veteran writer Don George chairs the Book Passage Travel Writers Conference.

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San Geronimo Valley School – Poetry Reading

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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San Geronimo Valley School students from first through sixth grades read their original poems. Almost all of the work presented at this special event will be read for the first time in public. Come meet the future poets of America!

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Norman Fischer – The World Could Be Otherwise

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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In difficult times, we often wish matters could be different, yet with imagination, they can be. In The World Could Be Otherwise, Zen teacher Norman Fischer writes that “six perfections”—including generosity and meditation—can help reconfigure our perspective.

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Peter Blinston – Painted Wolves

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Painted Wolves outlines the lifelong efforts of wildlife conservationist Peter Blinston to save the highly endangered painted wolves of Zimbabwe. Peter’s work was recently the subject of the BBC Earth television series, Dynasties with David Attenborough.

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Jill Biden – Where the Light Enters

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Where the Light Enters is an intimate, candid look at the love that built the Biden family and the delicate balancing act of the woman at its center. Jill Biden is a professor at Northern Virginia Community College and a former Second Lady of the United States. This event is free and open to the public. Seating begins at 5:30 pm.

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Kwan Kew Lai – Lest We Forget

May 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 Fatima M. Karaki, M.D. Lest We Forget chronicles, infectious-disease specialist, Kwan Kew Lai’s harrowing and inspiring time spent serving on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak. This is a gripping narrative about life, death, and human relationships.

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Dierdre Wolownick – The Sharp End of Life

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Wife and mother, marathoner and rock climber, at 66, Dierdre Wolownick became the oldest woman to climb El Capitan. In The Sharp End of Life, she shares her journey, revealing how her climbing achievement reflects a broader story of courage and persistence.

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Jessica Francis Kane – Rules for Visiting

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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After receiving unexpected leave from her job, 40-year-old introvert May Attaway was inspired to reconnect with four once-close friends. Rules for Visiting is a woman’s exploration of friendship in the digital age. Jessica Francis Kane is the author of This Close.

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Mark Coleman – From Suffering to Peace

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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In From Suffering to Peace, Mark Coleman draws on his decades-long knowledge of mindfulness meditation to clarify what mindfulness truly means. He shines a light on its true promise of ending suffering and finding peace. He is the author of Awake in the Wild.

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June 2019

Dr. Carla Marie Manly – Joy From Fear

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Fear demands that we move toward it, face it squarely, and hear its messages. In her book Joy from Fear, clinical psychologist Dr. Carla Marie Manly explains that fear is not the enemy we thought it was. When faced with awareness, fear is a powerful ally.

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Out of the Fire: The Ceramic Art of Susan Hall

June 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Susan Hall has exhibited her ceramics work over the last fifty years, with solo shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her newest book, Out of the Fire, is an exploration of her adventures with ceramics.

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Cara Black – 20th Birthday Party for Aimée Leduc!

June 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Murder in Bel-Air is the riveting 19th installment in Cara Black’s N.Y. Times bestselling series, featuring P.I. Aimée Leduc. She faces a dangerous web of spies in post-colonial Franco-African politics. Cara Black co-chairs the Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference.

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