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Book Passage Corte Madera

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

Chris Perondi – The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever (Book Passage)

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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In Partnership with Milo Foundation Special book reading and show with a special four-legged guest! The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever, by Chris Perondi is a step-by-step guide to more than 100 dog tricks, specially designed for effective training, for pure fun, and even for turning your dog into a YouTube star, from the co-author of the tremendously successful and much-praised Training the Best Dog Ever and the genius behind "The Stunt Dog Show," which performs…

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W. Thomas Boyce – The Orchid and the Dandelion (Book Passage)

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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From W. Thomas Boyce, one of the world’s foremost researchers and pioneers of pediatric health comes The Orchid and the Dandelion—a book that offers hope and a pathway to success for parents, teachers, or anyone coping with “difficult” children.

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Celestine Star – The Galactic Earth Council (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Path to Publishing Event The Galactic Earth Council by Celestine Star is intended to lay the groundwork for those looking for answers to questions about the true nature of humanity. Star is the founder and director of the Galactic Earth Council.

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Kurt Eichenwald – A Mind Unraveled (Corte Madera Store)

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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In Partnership with The Epilepsy Foundation & CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) A Mind Unraveled is an inspirational story that chronicles how Kurt Eichenwald, faced often with his own mortality, transformed trauma into a guide for reaching the future he desired.

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Becky Lomax – Moon USA National Parks (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Moon USA National Parks is an engaging guide for those who love to explore the outdoors. It covers all 59 national parks—from misty mountains of the east, to the glaciers of Alaska, to the volcanoes of Hawaii, Becky Lomax is the author of three previous Moon guides.

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Hilary Grosskopf, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Path to Publishing Event Awake Leadership and Awake Ethics from Hilary Grosskopf illustrate systems of ethical principles. She talks about how these principles can be put into practice, enabling progress.

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Mark Gober – An End to Upside Down Thinking (Book Passage)

March 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Consciousness creates all material reality; biological processes do not create consciousness. This conceptual breakthrough turns traditional scientific thinking upside down. In An End to Upside Down Thinking, Mark Gober traces his journey – he explores compelling scientific evidence from a diverse set of disciplines, ranging from psychic phenomena, to near-death experiences, to quantum physics.

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Polly Rosenwaike – Look How Happy I’m Making You (Book Passage)

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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The women in acclaimed writer Polly Rosenwaike’s story collection, Look How Happy I’m Making You, want to be mothers, or aren’t sure they want to be mothers, or—having recently given birth—are overwhelmed by what they’ve wrought.

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Luis Alberto Urrea – The House of Broken Angels (Book Passage)

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Teeming with brilliance and humor, authentic at every turn, The House of Broken Angels is Luis Alberto Urrea at his best, and cements his reputation as a storyteller of the first rank. Urrea’s The Devil’s Highway was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

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Jacqueline Winspear – The American Agent (Corte Madera)

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Maisie Dobbs, investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in The American Agent, a page-turning tale from bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear. Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the New York Times bestsellers To Die but Once, In This Grave Hour, Journey to Munich, A Dangerous Place, Leaving Everything Most Loved, and Elegy for Eddie, as well as eight other bestselling Maisie Dobbs novels. She is a frequent member of the Book Passage Mystery…

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David Thomson – Sleeping with Strangers (Corte Madera Store)

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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David Thomson talks about Sleeping With Strangers, an original, seductive account of sexuality in the movies. Thompson is a celebrated film critic and author of The Biographical Dictionary of Film.

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Moon Tribe Girl Poets – Special Reading (Corte Madera Store)

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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The MoonTribe group of pre-teen and teen girl poets have been writing with Meredith Heller every week for four years. Join them at Book Passage for a special reading to celebrate their community and accomplishments!

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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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Justin Wangler & Tucker Taylor with Deepa Thomas – Season (Corte Madera)

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Sonoma Valley Authors Festival & Book Passage Present In the cookbook, Season, chef Justin Wangler and Jackson Family Wines director of culinary gardens, Tucker Taylor, share more than a hundred of their favorite recipes for everything from special occasions to everyday meals. Wangler and Jackson will be joined by Deepa Thomas, author of the James Beard award-winning cookbook, Deepa’s Secrets.

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April 2019

Samantha Downing – My Lovely Wife (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in My Lovely Wife -- a compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting. Samantha Downing currently lives in New Orleans, where she is working on her next novel.

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Steven Rowley – The Editor (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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The Editor follows James Smale, a writer in 1990s New York who finally sells his novel to an editor at a major publishing house: none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Steven Rowley is also the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus.

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John Weiser – A Thousand Kisses (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Intimate and harrowing, A Thousand Kisses is a memoir of love, escape, and redemption, telling of the Weiser family’s flight from Nazi Vienna to Hungary, Brazil, and the United States. John Weiser is the Chair of the President’s Council of the United Religions Initiative.

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Dave Eggers – The Parade (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Dave Eggers is a literary force of nature. His memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius endeared him to readers everywhere. Since then, he has founded a publishing company, created the Literary Journal McSweeney’s, and organized the amazing 826 Valencia Project that works with young people antionwide. And he’s still writing award-wining books. He will be talking about his latest novel The Parade.

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The Penalty For Success

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Succeeding in business is not always an advantage in America. If you were black in the Jim Crow South, it could get you killed. Elmore Bolling developed a network of farming and trucking businesses over 16 years in Lowndes County, Alabama. In 1947, a group of white men determined that Elmore was “making more money that the average white man” and he was gunned down within hearing distance of his family. His youngest daughter, Josephine Bolling McCall, spent years researching…

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Josephine Bolling McCall – The Penalty For Success

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Elmore Bolling, a successful entrepreneur, was lynched in Alabama in 1947. In The Penalty for Success, Josephine Bolling McCall, tells the story of her father’s murder and the impact on her family. She currently serves as the president of The Elmore Bolling Foundation.

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Megan Griswold – The Book of Help (Corte Madera Store)

April 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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The Book of Help traces one woman’s life-long quest for love, connection, and peace of mind, spanning four decades and six continents. Megan Griswold received an MA from Yale and went on to earn a licentiate degree from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture.

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Tosha Silver – It’s Not Your Money (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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In It’s Not Your Money, Tosha Silver details her transformative eight-week process of mental, emotional, and spiritual steps, which she says will allow anyone to prosper. Tosha Silver is also the author of Outrageous Openness and Change Me Prayers.

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Literary Luncheon: Lisa See – The Island of Sea Women

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Ticket: $55 (includes meal & signed book) The Island of Sea Women is Lisa See’s acclaimed new novel about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island. We follow childhood friends Mi-ja and Young-sook in an epoch spanning decades. It begins in the period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and ‘40s, followed by World War II, the Korean War, and its aftermath. Lisa See introduces readers to the fierce women divers of Jeju Island and the dramatic…

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Namwali Serpell – The Old Drift (Book Passage, Corte Madera Store)

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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The Old Drift tells the epic story of a small African nation on the Zambezi river, blending history, fairytale, romance, and science fiction. Namwali Serpell is a Zambian writer who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Mirabai Starr – Wild Mercy (Book Passage, Corte Madera Store)

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
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With Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, Mirabai Starr inspires readers to awaken their own inner mystic as they are immersed in the guidance of sages such as Teresa of Ávila and Mary Magdalene.

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Susan Choi – Trust Exercise (Book Passage, Corte Madera)

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Taking place in a highly-competitive performing arts high school in the 1980s, Trust Exercise tells the story of two students who fall headlong in love. Susan Choi is the author of My Education and A Person of Interest. Her books have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Harlan Coben – Run Away (Book Passage, Corte Madera Store)

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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A perfect family is shattered by their daughter’s disappearance in Run Away, the new thriller from Harlan Coben. A #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous suspense novels, Harlan Coben is the author of Don’t Let Go, Home, Fool Me Once, and the sensational thriller Tell No One.

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Book Club Meet & Greet, at Book Passage, Corte Madera

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Want to join a book club? Want to find new members for your book club? Ready to form a new book club? We are having a book club mixer just for you! Fiction? Non Fiction? History? Politics? Psychology? LGBT? What do you love to read? There are lots of kinds of book clubs! Join us for a chance to meet like- minded people who love the world of books. Bring something you think would be a great book club read…

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Alissa Flores – Living Waters (Book Passage, Corte Madera Store)

April 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Living Waters follows April, a student seeking clarity who moves to a Northern California commune where the direction of her life takes an unexpected turn. Alissa Hirshfeld-Flores is a psychotherapist and a former hospice bereavement coordinator.

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Niloufar Talebi – Self-Portrait in Bloom (Corte Madera Store)

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Left Coast Writers® Launch Author and award-winning translator Niloufar Talebi offers a rare glimpse into her native Iran in Self-Portrait in Bloom, her part-memoir, part-biography, and part-history of literature in Iran.

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