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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Book Review: Soundless by Richelle Mead

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24751478-soundless?from_search=true

Synopsis (From Good Reads):
For as long as Fei can remember, no one in her village has been able to hear. Rocky terrain and frequent avalanches make it impossible to leave the village, so Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom.

When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink. Many go hungry. Fei and all the people she loves are plunged into crisis, with nothing to look forward to but darkness and starvation.

One girl hears a call to action…

Until one night, Fei is awoken by a searing noise. Sound becomes her weapon.

She sets out to uncover what’s happened to her and to fight the dangers threatening her village. A handsome miner with a revolutionary spirit accompanies Fei on her quest, bringing with him new risks and the possibility of romance. They embark on a majestic journey from the peak of their jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiguo, where a startling truth will change their lives forever


Review:
What an intriguing premise: an entire village of people who cannot hear.  Why have they lost their hearing? What adaptations do they use to work together?  I really found this whole society to be fascinating.

What I liked:
The society:
I loved how this book shows how the people work together so that everyone could understand what is going on.  Fei is an apprentice chronicler.  Each morning she, and other apprentices, disperse around the area to observe the doings of the village.  Later, the students commence to write and illustrate scrolls to inform the rest of the village about what is happening.

While this is a beautiful aspect of the society, there is also a darker side to the village.  Food is received in exchange for the metal produced in the mines.  Because food is so scarce, anyone who cannot work is left to become a beggar.

The Love Story:
There is a caste system in this culture.  As an artist, Fei is in a higher rank, while her childhood love, Li Wei, is a miner and considered to be lower in importance.  Since this is the case, they cannot marry.  This is a small village and they can't really avoid each other for very long.

I loved how the two young people are drawn to each other.  They are destined to be together so it's only a matter of time before they must find a way to be together.  This part of the story was so sweet and romantic.

What I didn't like:
The fantasy element:
Prior to the introduction of the magical aspect of the story, the novel had a plausible explanation to why everyone is deaf, an why the village is in such dire straights.  Then the author had to introduce Fei having a psychic connection to magical creatures.  These creatures could be the key to helping the entire community survive.  This book didn't need mythical creatures and magic to assist the village.  I really would have preferred a more realistic solution to their problems.  The supernatural creatures took the reader out of the story.

This was still a lovely book of what someone will do to save their family.  The beautiful settings and characters make up for the silly ending.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24751478-soundless?from_search=true

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/soundless-richelle-mead/1121236384?ean=9781595147639https://www.amazon.com/Soundless-Richelle-Mead/dp/1595147632/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471843485&sr=8-1&keywords=soundlesshttps://www.bookdepository.com/search?searchTerm=soundless&search=Find+book




Rating: 




Release Date:  November 10th, 2015

Source:  Public Library

Format:  E-book

Recommendation:  A quick read with a dreamlike quality, this is an escapist tale you will enjoy.
 


 
 
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Tell Me Something Real by Calla Devlin



Synopsis:
Three sisters struggle with the bonds that hold their family together as they face a darkness settling over their lives in this masterfully written debut novel.

There are three beautiful blond Babcock sisters: gorgeous and foul-mouthed Adrienne, observant and shy Vanessa, and the youngest and best-loved, Marie. Their mother is ill with leukemia and the girls spend a lot of time with her at a Mexican clinic across the border from their San Diego home so she can receive alternative treatments.

Vanessa is the middle child, a talented pianist who is trying to hold her family together despite the painful loss that they all know is inevitable. As she and her sisters navigate first loves and college dreams, they are completely unaware that an illness far more insidious than cancer poisons their home. Their world is about to shatter under the weight of an incomprehensible betrayal…


Review:
Having had cancer, I am drawn to stories that explore the effects that major illnesses have on families.  This book deals with three sisters coping with their mother's leukemia.  Taking care of their mom is all-encompassing: the trips to Mexico for treatments, helping give their mom medications, taking care of the house and their youngest sister, Marie.  It is overwhelming for Vanessa and her sister Adrienne.  Their father is not much help, as he is trying to make enough money to afford his wife's treatments at a Mexican clinic.  He is never home.

I really try to keep spoilers out of reviews, so I cannot say more about the plot, but I was blown away by what happens in this novel.

                  
via GIPHY
There is so much more going on than what is on the surface.  Nothing is as it seems.  

The book presents many moral conundrums.    How can you balance earning a living with caring for your family?  Should you tell your children all the details when there is a family crisis?  How can one feel safe amid family chaos?  Can a teen make decisions on their future without feeling guilty?  How does one forgive a parent when they make a mistake?  There was so much to think about.

I loved all the sisters in this book.  Each one has a different way of getting through their family predicament. Peter (the dad) drowns himself in work to avoid his wife's illness.  Adrienne is foul-mouthed and rebellious.  Marie becomes obsessed with the gruesome lives of Catholic saints.  And Vanessa overcompensates by assuming the role as caretaker for their mom.   

I was so invested in this family's situation, that I yelled out loud when the book took a sudden, dramatic turn.  This pretty much sums up my reaction:

         
via GIPHY
Normally, one would think that I didn't like this book.  But it was just so astonishing that I then dove down the rabbit hole and was amazed all over again.

This book was tender, showing the power of sibling relationships.  There is a special bond forged in difficult times.  While each girl has different ways of working through the situation, the sisters rely on each other.  No one else can understand what they are going through.  I would be really interested to read a follow up book on how these girls are in 10 or 15 years.

This book is much different than how I envisioned it would be.  It was surprising, sweet, and provocative.  I can't recommend this highly enough.

Rating:



Release Date:  August 30th, 2016

Source:  NetGalley & Irish Banana Tours

Format:  Digital ARC

Recommendation:  This is an amazing book that I will think about for a long time.  Run out and get a copy today!
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25372971-tell-me-something-real?from_search=true
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tell-me-something-real-calla-devlin/1123385562?ean=9781481461153
http://www.bookdepository.com/Tell-Me-Something-Real-Call-Devlin/9781481461153?ref=lolareviewer

https://www.amazon.com/Tell-Something-Real-Calla-Devlin/dp/148146115X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471674458&sr=8-1&keywords=tell+me+something+real




About Calla Devlin:

 Calla Devlin is a Pushcart nominee and winner of the Best Of Blood And Thunder award whose stories have been included in numerous literary journals and in anthologies, including Because I Love Her: 34 Women Writers Reflect On The Mother-Daughter Bond, for which she was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco magazine.

Tell Me Something Real is her first book.

And now for a giveaway:

 
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Bay Area Book Events #9






I am attempting to make this a one stop place to find book signings in the San Francisco Bay Area!  I will mostly focus on YA books, but I will also include some general fiction if I think it will be of interest.  I think this is an extensive list, but there is always the possibility that I missed an event (Hey, I'm human).  If you think there is an event that I should include, please leave me a note in the comments section.  Thanks.

All graphics have links to GoodReads so you can check them out.

As always, it is a good idea to call the store a day or two before to confirm that the scheduled event is still on.  I have learned that these events change constantly.

If you want to see this in a calendar, please go to the Events page on my blog: SF Bay Area Events

Updated August 21st, 2016





August 22nd, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23453099-eileen?from_search=true&search_version=service

Book:  Eileen
Author:  Ottessa Moshfegh
Location:  A Great Good Place For Books
Address:  6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland, CA  
Tel: (510) 339-8210

This seems like a suspenseful, scary story of a disturbed women working at a juvenile facility in the 60's and how she gets obsessed with  one of the counselors.




August 23rd, 2016 at 7:00pm




Book:  After The Parade
Author:  Lori Ostlund
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera,
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


August 27th, 2016 at 2:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26114114-between-two-fires?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Between Two Fires
Author:  Mark Noce
Location:  Burlingame Public Library
Address:  480 Primrose Road, Burlingame, CA
Tel: (650) 558-7400

Historical novel set in Medieval Wales.  If you like Game Of Thrones, you will probably enjoy the intrigue and settings.




August 27th, 2016 at 4:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26114240-the-branson-beauty?from_search=true

Book: The Branson Beauty
Author:  Claire Booth

Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera,
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


August 28th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28116847-here-i-am?from_search=true

Book:  Here I Am
Author:  Jonathan Safran Foer
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
Tel:  (415) 927-0960   (800) 999-7909


 
August 29th, 2016 at 7:00pm

 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28110857-ghostly-echoes?from_search=true&search_version=service


Book:  Ghostly Echoes

Author:  William Ritter 

Location:  Books, Inc (Laurel Village Store)  
Address:   3515 California St. San Francisco, CA  

Tel: (415) 221-3666
 


This is the author of the popular Jackaby series!  If you are a fan, you will probably love this.

August 29th, 2016, at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29889972-heroes-of-the-frontier?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Heroes Of The Frontier
Author:  Dave Eggers
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
Tel:  (415) 927-0960   (800) 999-7909

Note:  This author is making multiple appearances throughout the Bay Area.



  September 2016

September 3rd, 2016 at 11:00am


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29358487-tales-of-the-peculiar?ac=1&from_search=true

Loop Day with Ransom Riggs!!!
This is a ticketed event limited to 100 people


Book:  Tales Of The Peculiar

Author:  Ransom Riggs

Location:  A Great Good Place For Books

Address:   6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland, CA  
Tel: (510) 339-8210



From the website:
Please join us for this incredible event with Ransom Riggs in celebration of “Loop Day” and Tales of the Peculiar
EACH TICKET ADMITS 1 (ONE) PERSON AND INCLUDES 1 (ONE) SIGNED COPY OF TALES OF THE PECULIAR

Follow this link to buy tickets from EVENTBRITE!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-great-good-place-presents-loop-day-wransom-riggs-tales-of-the-peculiar-tickets-26974065155



September 3rd, 2016 at 2:00pm



Loop Day with Ransom Riggs!!!

This is a ticketed event.

 

Book:  Tales Of The Peculiar

Author:  Ransom Riggs

Location:  Books, Inc. (Opera Plaza Store)  


Address:  601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA  


Tel: (415) 776-1111


From The Website:

- Your ticket secures you a signed copy of TALES OF THE PECULIAR at a 20% discount off of the retail price, and a professionally shot photograph with the author.
- Books will be pre-signed, but not personalized. You will receive your book as you enter the event.
- Due to strict space limitations, a ticket is required for each person entering the event space. This includes parents accompanying a child to the event.

Here is the link for purchasing tickets:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2586603


September 3rd, 2016 at 4:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29358487-tales-of-the-peculiar?ac=1&from_search=true

This is a ticketed event!
 

Book:  Tales Of The Peculiar

Author:  Ransom Riggs
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909    


Space for the event is limited to 100—purchase a book through the Book Passage website or through our Corte Madera store to secure your spot.



September 4th, 2016 at 1:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29516374-mary-fields-aka-stagecoach-mary?from_search=true


Book:  Mark Fields AKA Stagecoach Mary
Author:  Erich Martin Hicks
Location: Barnes & Noble
Address: 313 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, CA
Tel:  (415) 927-9016
 


September 8th, 2016 at 6:00pm



Author Discussion:  Mark Bittner
Book:  The Wild Parrots Of Telegraph Hill
Location: Presidio Officers' Club
Address:  50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco

This event is free but due to space constraints registration is required. Please complete the registration process by following this link. Please note that registering does not guarantee admission. Registered guests will be offered priority admission that will be honored until 15 minutes before the start of the event.





September 9th, 2016 at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25448677-sleeping-on-jupiter?from_search=true

Book:  Sleeping On Jupiter
Author:  Anurandha Roy
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte
Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909   



September 10th, 2016 at 1:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29904070-bone-crack?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Bone Crack
Authors:  Bette Golden & J.J. Lamb
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte
Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909



September 11th, 2016 at  1:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28185972-razor-girl?ac=1&from_search=true


Book:  Razor Girl
Author:  Carl Hiaasen
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte
Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909




September 12th, 2016 at 12:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29093310-best-state-ever?ac=1&from_search=true
Literary Luncheon:  $55 includes meal and signed book

Call bookstore for tickets

Book:  Best. State. Ever
Author:  Dave Barry
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte
Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909

 
September 12, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27969098-pancakes-in-paris?from_search=true

Book:  Pancakes In Paris

Author:  Craig Carlson

Location:  Books Inc.

Address:   74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto

Tel:  650-321-0600


September 13th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29403101-the-empress-of-tempera?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  The Empress Of Tempera
Author: Alex Dolan
Location: Barnes & Noble
Address:   313 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, CA
Tel:  (415) 927-9016
 
Set in the art world, this book looks to be great for those who enjoy books such as The Last Painting of Sara deVos. 

 


September 13th, 2016 at 7:00pm



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26247008-truly-madly-guilty?ac=1&from_search=true
 
Book:  Truly Madly Guilty  
Author: Laine Moriarty
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909

Oh, I loved Big, Little Lies!  This new book should be awesome.  Since this is an author that lives in Australia (and I doubt she gets to the U.S. often), I will definitely try to attend this event.
 


September 14th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25372971-tell-me-something-real?from_search=true&search_version=service

Book: Tell Me Something Real

Author:  Calla Devlin 

Location:  Books, Inc. (Opera Plaza Store) 

Address:  601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 

Tel: (415) 776-1111
 


This is a debut YA novel that looks at sisters trying to keep their family together as their mom is dying of cancer.



September 15th, 2016 at 7:00pm 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28110865-leave-me?from_search=true&search_version=service
Book:  Leave Me
Author:  Gayle Forman
Location:  Books, Inc. (Opera Plaza Store)  
Address:  601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA  
Tel: (415) 776-1111
 
This is Gayle Forman's first adult fiction.  Given the popularity of her many YA books, this should be a big event.



September 16th, 2016 at 6:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23299584-the-midnight-war-of-mateo-martinez?ac=1&from_search=true
Book:  The Midnight War Of Mateo Martinez
Author:  Robin Yardi
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909 

  
September 17th, 2016 at 3:00pm


Book:  Fieldhouse
Author:  Scott Novosel
Location:  Barnes & Noble
Address 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose
Tel:   (408) 984-3495





September 17th, 2016 at 4:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30337905-american-yellow?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  American Yellow
Author:  George Omi
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


September 18th, 2016 at 4:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25870373-a-gentleman-in-moscow?ac=1&from_search=true


Book:  A Gentleman In Moscow
Author:  Amor Towles
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909



September 22nd, 2016 at 12:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28214365-commonwealth?ac=1&from_search=true



Literary Luncheon:  
$55 includes meal and signed book

Call bookstore for tickets

Book:  Commonwealth
Author:  Ann Patchett
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909
September 20th, 2016 at 7:30pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29429875-where-am-i-now?from_search=true

Book:  Where Am I Now?
Author:  Mira Wilson
Location:  The Booksmith
Address:  1644 Haight Street, San Francisco
Tel:  (415) 863-8688 



September 23rd, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25486998-p-s-i-like-you?ac=1&from_search=true


Book:  P.S. I Like You
Author:  Kasie West
Location: Hicklebee's Childrens Books
Address:  1378 Lincoln Ave., San Jose
Tel: (408) 292-8880 




 September 24th, 2016 at 11am
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27302965-embers-of-the-earth?from_search=true

Book:  The Blessings Of Gaia series
Author:  Robert Balmanno
Location:  Barnes & Noble
Address 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose
Tel:   (408) 984-3495



September 24th, 2016 at 4:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29429934-little-nothing?from_search=true

Book:  Little Nothing
Author:  Marisa Silver
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909

This author wrote a wonderful book called Mary Coin, which I really enjoyed.




September 24th, 2016 at 4:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1734503.House_of_Whispers?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26779739-expect-deception?from_search=true



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25952659-murder-under-the-bridge?from_search=true
 Mystery Panel Discussion Event!

Books:  Expect Deception, House Of Whispers, and Murder Under The Bridge
Authors:  JoAnn Smith Ainsworth, Margaret Lucke, and Kate Jessica Raphael
Location:  Barnes & Noble
Address:  5604 Bay Street, Emeryville
Tel:  (510) 547-0905



September 25th, 2016 at 4:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28114478-lady-cop-makes-trouble?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Author:  Amy Stewart
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909

This author is making multiple appearances throughout the Bay Area.



September 26th, 2016 at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25241483-the-past?ac=1&from_search=true


Book:  The Past
Author:  Tessa Hadley
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909



September 27th, 2016 at 7:30pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28116847-here-i-am?from_search=true&search_version=service

Note: This is a City Arts & Lectures Event.  You must buy tickets.

Book:  Here I Am
Author:  Jonathan Safran Foer
Tickets: City Arts & Lectures
Location:  Nourse Theater
Address:  275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA
Tel: (415) 563-2463

This author is making multiple appearances throughout the Bay Area.


September 28th, 2016 at 6:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25027372-cloud-and-wallfish


Book:  Cloud and Wallfish
Author:  Anne Nesbet
Location:  Books Inc.
Address:  1491 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
Tel:  (510) 525-7777 

This is the launch party for this local author!



September 28th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22466429-kids-of-appetite?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20820994-i-ll-give-you-the-sun?from_search=true



Books:  Kids Of Appetite & I'll Give You The Sun
Authors:  David Arnold & Jandy Nelson
Location:  Books Inc.

Address:   74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto

Tel:  650-321-0600
 
September 28th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28116847-here-i-am?from_search=true&search_version=service

Book:  Here I Am
Author:  Jonathan Safran Foer
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909




September 29th, 2016 at 7:00pm


 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26247008-truly-madly-guilty?ac=1&from_search=true#
Book:  The Nightingale
Author: Kristin Hannah
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Tel: (415)0 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


This is one of my favorite books that I have read this year, and I am so excited that she will be coming to the Bay Area!!!



September 29th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28114478-lady-cop-makes-trouble?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Author:  Amy Stewart
Location:  Books, Inc., (Palo Alto)
Address:  855 El Camino Real #74,  Palo Alto, CA
Tel:   (650) 321-0600
 

October 2016

October 2nd, 2016 at 4:00pm


Book:  Crooked Kingdom
Author:  Leigh Bardugo
Location: Hosted by Linden Tree Books at Hillview Community Center
Address:  97 Hillview Avenue, Los Altos
Tel:  (650) 949-3390 (Linden Tree Books)

If you pre-purchase this book online at Linden Tree Books, you will get priority seating and a number guaranteeing your spot in the signing line.

October 3rd, 2016 at 7:00pm

Book:  To The Bright Edge Of The World

Author:  Eowyn Ivey

Location:  Books, Inc., (Palo Alto)
Address:  855 El Camino Real #74,  Palo Alto, CA
Tel:   (650) 321-0600




October 4th, 2016 at 6:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31351907-escape-velocity?from_search=true


Book:  Escape Velocity
Author:  Susan Wolfe

Location:  Books Inc.

Address:   74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto

Tel:  650-321-0600


October 5th, 2016 at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27274443-manitou-canyon?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Manitou Canyon
Author:  William Kent Krueger
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909
 


October 10th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26893819-the-girls?from_search=true

Book:  The Girls
Author:  Emma Cline
Location:  Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Address:  3200 California St, San Francisco, CA
Tel:  (415) 292-1200
This is a ticketed event

Tickets available only by subscribing or joining the Patrons’ Circle. Tickets go on sale to the general public August 15.
*Standard  $48
*Premium  $60
Members get 10% off.

*Tickets includes a copy of Cline's The Girls



October 11th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29430729-the-kid?from_search=true


Book:  The Kid
Author:  Ron Hansen
Location:  Books Inc. (Santa Clara)
Address:  2712 Augustine Drive #120, Santa Clara
Tel: 408-727-1500 

This author is making multiple appearances in the Bay Area 

October 13th, 2016 at 6:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29501160-qb?from_search=true
Book:  QB:  A Life

Author:  Steve Young

Location:  Barnes & Noble

Address:   313 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, CA
Tel:  (415) 927-9016


October 13th, 2016 at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29430729-the-kid?from_search=true

Book:  The Kid
Author:  Ron Hansen
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909
 
October 14th, at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29868612-a-life-in-parts?from_search=true
Book:  A Life In Parts

Author:  Brian Cranston

Location:  Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Address:  3200 California St, San Francisco, CA
Tel:  (415) 292-1200
This is a ticketed event

Tickets available only by subscribing or joining the Patrons’ Circle. Tickets go on sale to the general public August 15.
*Standard  $50
*Premium  $75
Members get 10% off.

*Tickets inlcude a copy of Cranston's A Life in Parts.




October 16th, 2016 at 1:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29570439-unknown-caller?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Unknown Caller
Author:  Debra Spark
Location:  Book Passage
Address: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909 

 

October 18th, 2016 at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29430869-the-girl-from-venice?from_search=true

Book:  The Girl From Venice

Author:  Martin Cruz Smith

Location:  Book Passage

Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera

Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909

From the author of Gorky Park, this takes place in the closing months of WWII and is about a Jewish woman escaping the Nazis.



October 19th, 2016 at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28446368-mercury?from_search=true

Book:  Mercury
Author:  Margot Livesey

Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


October 20th, 2016 at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28449257-the-wonder?from_search=true

This is a ticketed event:  Tickets: $30 (includes a signed copy of The Wonder)

Book:  The Wonder
Author:  Emma Donoghue

Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


October 21st, 2016 at 7:00pm
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28695649-motional-blur?from_search=true

Book:  Motional Blur

Author:  Robert Eringer

Location:  Books, Inc.  
Address: 1491 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA  
Tel:  (510) 525-7777

 Note:  This was moved from a previous date


October 21st, 2016 at 7:00pm

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29101590-french-girl-with-mother?from_search=true

Book:  French Girl With Mother
Author:  Norman Ollestad
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


October 25th, 2016 at 7:00pm


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28819020-perfume-river?ac=1&from_search=true

Book:  Perfume River
Author:  Robert Glen Butler
Location:  Books, Inc.  
Address: 1491 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA  
Tel:  (510) 525-7777



October 25th, 2016 at  7:00pm

Penguin Random House Fantasy Tour!


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23203252-a-shadow-bright-and-burning?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27190613-and-i-darken?from_search=truehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24690795-traveler?from_search=true


Books:  And I Darken, Traveler, & A Shadow Bright And Burning
Authors:  Kiersten White, Arwen Elys Dayton, & Jessica Cluess  
Location:  Books Inc. (Laurel Village)
Address:   3515 California St. San Francisco  

Tel: (415) 221-3666


October 27th, 2016 at 6:00pm
Literary Supper:
Tickets: $65 Event tickets include the meal, wine, tip, and a signed copy of the book.
Register at www.Bookpassage.com



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28449270-today-will-be-different?from_search=true

Book: Today Will Be Different
Author:  Maria Semple

Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


 
October 29th, 2016 at 11:30am



October 29th, 2016 at 7:00pm



Book: Billy Gogan, American
Author:  Roger Higgins
Location:  Book Passage
Address:  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera
Tel: (415) 927-0960 (800) 999-7909


 
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