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Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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September 2019

Petina Gappah – Out of Darkness, Shining Light

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Petina Gappah's powerful novel of exploration and adventure in nineteenth-century Africa tells the captivating story of the loyal men and women who carried explorer and missionary Dr. Livingstone's body fifteen hundred miles across the continent of Africa, so his remains could be returned home to England and his work preserved there. Out of Darkness, Shining Light is a story that encompasses all of the hypocrisy of slavery and colonization while celebrating resilience, loyalty, and love.

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Josh Campbell – Crossfire Hurricane

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Crossfire Hurricane chronicles President Trump's relentless attacks on the FBI. Josh Campbell, a career special agent who served under Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald J. Trump before resigning from the FBI, takes readers behind the scenes of the Russia investigation’s earliest days and makes a compelling case that Trump's campaign of attack poses a threat to public safety.

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LitWings Event Series

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Tickets: $10 Join us to celebrate literature, photography, and film! Hosted by author Erin Byrne, LitWings brings together international writers, photographer and filmmakers. Presenters include National Geographic photographers, New York Times bestselling authors, and Emmy award winning filmmakers sharing work that highlights many places around the world.

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Vivian Ho – Those Who Wander

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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In Those Who Wander, Vivian Ho delves deep into a rising subculture that's changing the very fabric of her city and all of urban America. Moving beyond the disheartening statistics, she gives voices to these young people--victims of abuse, failed foster care, mental illness, and drug addiction. With alarming urgency, she asks what can be done to save the next generation of America's vagabond youth.

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Jacqueline Woodson – Red at the Bone

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Two families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces. Moving forward and backward in time, with the power of poetry and the emotional richness of a narrative ten times its length, Jacqueline Woodson's new novel Red at the Bone uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of this child.

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Mag Dimond – Bowing to Elephants

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Introduced by Jack Kornfield Bowing to Elephants by Mag Dimond is a travel memoir with a twist – the story of an unloved rich girl from San Francisco who becomes a travel junkie, searching for herself in the world to avoid the tragic fate of her narcissistic, alcoholic mother.

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Charlie Gilkey – Start Finishing

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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With Start Finishing, Charlie Gilkey presents a systematic, root-cause approach for overcoming the real pitfalls to productivity and turning your ideas into finished projects. He outlines a powerful seven-step method for success—including identifying your genius, building a success pack of supporters, navigating multiple projects, and using each completed step to create momentum that propels you toward your larger goals.

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Tracy McCubbin – Making Space, Clutter Free

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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In Making Space, Clutter Free, decluttering expert Tracy McCubbin offers revolutionary help to anyone who has repeatedly tried to break their clutter's mysterious hold. Her powerful answer lies in the 7 Emotional Clutter Blocks, unconscious obstacles that stood between thousands of her clients and financial freedom, healthy relationships, and positive outlooks.

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Julie Satow – The Plaza

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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The Plaza by Julie Satow is the account of one vaunted New York City address that has become synonymous with wealth and scandal, opportunity and tragedy. With glamour on the surface and strife behind the scenes, it is the story of how one hotel became a mirror reflecting New York's place at the center of the country's cultural narrative for over a century.

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Jack Gibson – Images of America: Mount Tamalpais and the Marin Municipal Water District

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Journey through that history with the photographs in Images of America: Mount Tamalpais and the Marin Water District by Jack Gibson that capture Mount Tamalpais and the Marin Municipal Water District.

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Chris Rainier – Mask

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Mask presents a striking collection of rare masks steeped in ancient tradition, captured through the lens of one of the world’s most celebrated documentary photographers. Concerned by the loss of cultural diversity in our rapidly modernizing world, photographer Chris Rainier traveled the globe documenting the world’s disappearing cultures with a focus on indigenous dances and rituals.

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Jean Fruth with Jeff Idelson – Grassroots Baseball

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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With Jeff Idelson In Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin, photographer Jean Fruth features more than 250 of the best images from all levels of the amateur game in various US cities, as well as several hotbeds of baseball around the world.

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Seane Corn – Revolution of the Soul

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Seane Corn's real purpose is to guide us into a deep, gut-level understanding of our highest Self through yoga philosophy and other tools for emotional healing. Why? To spark a "Revolution of the Soul" in each of us, so we can awaken to our purpose and become true agents of change.

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A Is for Anthology: The Writing and Publishing of Short Stories

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Panelists include: Robin C. Stuart, author of SegFault; Margaret Lucke, Fault Lines editor and author of Two Hundred Miles; Deborah Lacy, author of Please See Me; J.J. Lamb, author of Two-Buck Hitch; and Judith Janeway, author of Get a Life. Fault Lines explores faults that exist not just in the earth but in people. It also examines the lines that we draw to connect clues, expose secrets, establish bonds, and lead us to justice.

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Shafia Zaloom with Peggy Orenstein – Sex, Teens, and Everything in Between

September 30 @ 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 Peggy Orenstein Many American teens are steeped in a culture that sends unsettling messages about sex, through everything from politics to music to the normalization of porn. In today's environment, it's crucial that teens be able to ask hard questions about how to take care of themselves, make decisions that reflect their values, and stay safe. In Sex, Teens, and Everything in Between, veteran teen sex educator and mother of three Shafia Zaloom helps you discuss a…

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October 2019

James Verini – They Will Have to Die Now

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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They Will Have to Die Now takes the reader into the heart of the conflict against the most lethal insurgency of our time. We see unspeakable violence, improbable humanity, and occasional humor. James Verini also relates the rich history of Iraq, and of Mosul, one of the most beguiling cities in the Middle East.

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Paul Tough – The Years That Matter Most

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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With insight, humor, and passion, Paul Tough takes readers on a journey from Ivy League seminar rooms to community college welding shops, from giant public flagship universities to tiny experimental storefront colleges. Whether you are facing your own decision about college or simply care about the American promise of social mobility, The Years That Matter Most will change the way you think—not just about higher education, but about the nation itself.

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William Kent Krueger – This Tender Land

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Over the course of one unforgettable summer, four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, William Kent Krueger’s This Tender Land is an en­thralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.

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Lit Camp Fundraiser

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Join Lit Camp for a celebratory evening of wine and food…plus a dozen fast-paced readings from both Lit Camp alumni (representing all 6 years!), as well as local, best-selling authors. Free admission.

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Joan Price – Sex After Grief

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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There's no right or wrong method or timeline for bringing our sexuality back into our lives. Sex after Grief is the first book to address sex and grief together and treat sex as a normal, positive, life-affirming part of emerging from such a difficult time. Joan Price, the top expert on senior sex, draws on her own experiences as a widow since 2008, when she lost the love of her life to cancer.

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Katherine Ellison – Mothers & Murderers

October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Mothers & Murderers is an intense psychological thriller that weaves together the story of an outrageous murder mystery with a mysterious woman at its center and Katherine Ellison’s roller-coaster love life and career. This story of resilience and empowerment is equally relevant for women who came of age after the second wave of feminism and women who today face strikingly similar challenges in taking responsibility for their behavior.

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Linda Watanabe McFerrin – Navigating the Divide

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Navigating the Divide: Selected Poetry and Prose is a career-spanning, multi-genre collection from the award-winning Asian-American writer and indie lit legend Linda Watanabe McFerrin. In poetry and prose that is sometimes profoundly personal, sometimes astoundingly surreal, this world traveler and devoted literary explorer breaks down walls, bridges, cultures, and genres, delighting and instructing the reader.

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Mark Stephens – Yoga for Better Sleep

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Yoga for Better Sleep provides easy-to-do and effective yoga activities for better quality and quantity sleep across the life cycle from childhood to older age. Long-time yoga instructor, teacher trainer, and bestselling author Mark Stephens integrates the ancient wisdom of yoga, practical insights, age- and condition-specific sequences, and discussions of neuroscience and psychology to offer tools for improving sleep--naturally and drug-free.

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Kathryn Lukas & Shane Peterson – The Farmhouse Culture Guide to Fermenting

October 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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The Farmhouse Culture Guide to Fermenting provides you with the history, health information, and safest methods for preserving, along with 100 recipes. With trusted authors Kathryn Lukas, founder of mega brand Farmhouse Culture, and master fermenter and best-selling author Shane Peterson and their thoroughly tested recipes, this is the fermentation book that every home fermenter needs.

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Stephen Mitchell – Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Stephen Mitchell’s gift is to breathe new life into ancient classics. In Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness, he offers us his riveting novelistic version of the Biblical tale in which Jacob’s favorite son is sold into slavery and eventually becomes viceroy of Egypt.

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Tamim Ansary – The Invention of Yesterday

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Forty thousand years ago, the human species existed as thousands of small, virtually autonomous bands, roaming a world almost entirely untouched by humans, each band in contact with a few neighbors but unaware of the thousands of others spread across the planet. Today, no life can unfold in isolation from the general flux and flow of human activity. This journey--from vulnerable small groups to a planet-encompassing hive--is the subject of Tamim Ansary's elegant and gripping history, The Invention of Yesterday.

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Pico Iyer – A Beginner’s Guide to Japan

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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A Beginner's Guide to Japan is a playful and profound guidebook full of surprising, brief, incisive glimpses into Japanese culture. Pico Iyer's adventures and observations as he travels from a meditation-hall to a love-hotel, from West Point to Kyoto Station, make for a constantly surprising series of provocations guaranteed to pique the interest and curiosity of those who don't know Japan, and to remind those who do of the wide range of fascinations the country and culture contain.

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Alexandra Horowitz – Our Dogs, Ourselves

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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We keep dogs and are kept by them. We love dogs and (we assume) we are loved by them. We buy them sweaters, toys, shoes; we are concerned with their social lives, their food, and their health. The story of humans and dogs is thousands of years old but is far from understood. In Our Dogs, Ourselves, Alexandra Horowitz explores all aspects of this unique and complex interspecies pairing.

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Left Coast Writers® Launch: Donna Fado Ivery – Sleep, Pray, Heal

October 12 @ 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® Book Launch When a two-hundred pound glass partition fell on Donna Fado Ivery’s head resulting in brain injury, disability, and chronic pain, she could no longer count on walking, speaking, thinking, or caring for her young children and husband. Sleep, Pray, Heal: A Path to Wholeness and Well-Being charts the path through hardship and despair and offers a map—through scripture, theology, poetry, painting, and storytelling—to faith, healing, recovery and well-being.

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Doreen Stock – My Name is Y

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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My Name is Y is Doreen Stock’s biographical account of a mother and political activist raising three children in Mill Valley while participating in anti-nuclear activist actions.

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Tiffany Shlain – 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera,CA94901United States
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Tiffany Shlain takes us on a provocative and entertaining journey through time and technology, introducing a strategy for living in our 24/7 world: turning off all screens for twenty-four hours each week. A compelling personal story and a fascinating, far-reaching examination of the complex world we’ve created, 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week is a call to rebalance ourselves and our society.

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