Literary Lunch: Ying Compestine - Cooking with an Asian Accent

Ticket: $55 (includes lunch & signed Cooking with an Asian Accent)

 

 

In Cooking with an Asian Accent: Eastern Wisdom in a Western Kitchen ($29.99), award-winning author Ying Compestine  reveals how to make delicious home-cooked meals that nourish the senses and the soul using accessible ingredients, simple preparations, and thrilling flavors. Melding Eastern philosophy with Western-style efficiency, Ying's recipes offer a balanced approach to cooking everything from quick and healthy soups, salads, and stir-fries to sauces, condiments, and desserts. Accompanied by beautiful full-color photography and inspirational personal stories, this accessible, engaging book is ideal for anyone who aspires to home cooking that is simple, delicious, and revitalizing.

Book Passage hosts literary luncheons with celebrated authors at our Marin store. These events are catered by the outstanding Insalata’s Restaurant of San Anselmo. The price includes lunch and an autographed book.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$29.99
ISBN-13: 9781118130759
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), 1/2014

Adam Pelzman - Troika

Troika ($25.95) tells the story of Perla, a beautiful young Cuban-American woman who lives with her mother in a modest house in Miami’s Little Havana. After her father’s death, she finds herself leading a secret life.

Julian is from Russia. His father was a legendary Siberian hunter who fell victim to his own bravery. When Julian is forced into an orphanage, he discovers that he has more in common with his father than he originally thought. 

Taken under the wing of a gruff, elderly businessman, Julian makes his way to New York City . . . and, years later, into the club where Perla is dancing. Soon after they meet, Perla is on a plane to Manhattan at the mysterious request of Julian’s friend—a journey that will change the course of her life.
 
Adam Pelzman has been a software entrepreneur, an attorney, and a private investigator. He studied Russian literature at the University of Pennsylvania and received a law degree from UCLA. He lives in New York City with his son. Troika is his first novel.
 
 
 
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

Troika (Hardcover)

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780399167485
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 5/2014

California Bookstore Day - Celebrate with Us!

05/03/2014 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 3 • Marin & San Francisco stores
 
Book Passage is thrilled to celebrate the inaugural California Bookstore Day with a full slate of activities, author events, and limited edition items for sale. Come early to either of our locations to score the thirteen limited edition items available in-store at California independent bookstores exclusively on May 3 (see list below). We’re also welcoming Katherine Applegate (contributor to Do You Smell Carrots?), Dave Eggers (signing his Litograph tote bag), a drawing booth with acclaimed illustrator LeUyen Pham, a “Draw Your Own Three-Panel Book Review” station, all-ages poetry writing with Karen Benke, free carrots at our Ferry Building store (with purchase of Do You Smell Carrots?), and soapbox readings from staff and customers throughout the day. Come support your local independent bookstore and join us for the literary party of the year! 
 
 
 
 
Corte Madera Schedule
9:00 am
-Complimentary pastries and coffee
-Andrea Alban puppet show
-Limited edition items go on sale!
10:00 am
-LeUyen Pham drawing booth
-Karen Benke on-the-spot poetry
11:00 am
-Signing/reading with Katherine Applegate & Michael Grant
-Café special from Michael Pollan recipe
12:00 pm
-Literary Trivia with prizes!
3:30 pm
-Dave Eggers signing
 
Ferry Building Schedule
8:00 am
-Limited edition items go on sale!
11:00 am
-Signing with Bravo’s Jenni Pulos
12:30 pm
-Meet and Greet with Erin Gleeson
2:00 pm
-Grotto Writers soapbox readings
3:00 pm
-McSweeney’s Bookstories reading & signing with Colin Winnette, Jordan Karnes, & Daniel Levin Becker 
 
Limited Edition Items
-The Don DeLillo Bad Citizen Graffiti Stencil
-Depressed. Repressed. Obsessed. 3-Panel Book Reviews by Lisa Brown
-A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Tote Bag from Litographs (featuring over 18,000 words from the memoir)
-“The Bookish Life” Poster autographed by Lemony Snicket
-Special Edition of Congratulations, By the Way by George Saunders, signed and doodled in by the author
-Do You Smell Carrots: A Joke Book for Kids, featuring jokes from Lemony Snicket, Jeff Kinney, Katherine Applegate & more!
- “A Literary Map of California” print from 3 Fish Studios
-Recipes (with recipe box) from the personal kitchen of Michael Pollan
-Bookstories from McSweeney’s Writers
-Signed Hugo lithograph from author Brian Selznick
-Classic California Box Set featuring new editions of Ask the Dust, Tales from the City, Hollywood, and Get Shorty
- “Punk Rock Writers” blank illustrated journal from Wendy MacNaughton
-The Sleeper and the Spindle, a limited bound and illustrated original short story from Neil Gaiman 
 
Learn more about these items at www.cabookstoreday.com and on Twitter @bookstoreday

 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Vivienne Harr - Make A Stand

Hope. Freedom. Compassion. Action. That is what this book is about.

Make a Stand: When Life Gives You Lemons Change the World! ($18.99) is written by 10-year old, Marin- native, Vivienne Harr, a.k.a. "The Little Lemonpreneur." It is a beautiful and inspiring book about how big things have small beginnings. Vivienne's message in this book is: "You don't have to be big or powerful to change the world. You can be just like me!"

When Vivienne was eight years old, she saw a photo that changed her life. Lisa Kristine’s photo of child slaves in Nepal inspired her to take  action, and her moment became a movement. Helped by her family, Vivienne sold lemonade to raise money for those children. “No price, just pay what’s in your heart,” she would  say. In this book, you will learn how Vivienne sold lemonade every day, rain or shine for 365 days in a row; what inspired her; how it came together; and no matter who you are, where you live, or how old you are, YOU can change the world. This charming, engaging and lovingly-crafted book will delight you and your children. When you finish it, you'll leave with a strong feeling that anything is possible. Five percent of sales for each book will be given to anti-slavery organizations.

Vivienne Harr has won numerous awards for her work, including the George H.W. Bush Point of Light Award and the Crowdfunding Campaign of 2012. Town & Country recognized Vivienne one of the 50 Most Influential Philanthropists in America, along with Leonado Dicaprio, Michael Bloomberg and Laurene Jobs. She is the youngest to make the list—by 10 years. Vivienne is also an honorary member of the World Affairs Council after having introduced Twitter CEO Dick Costolo at his award dinner. As of December 5, 2013, Vivienne Harr is the youngest-ever featured speaker at a Tedx Talk.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$18.99
ISBN-13: 9780991131402
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Chocolate Sauce, 3/2014

Sarah Ballantyne - The Paleo Approach

Co-sponsored by Gluten Intolerance Group of Marin

An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from some form of autoimmune disease. If you're among them, you may know all too well how little modern medicine can do to alleviate your condition. But that's no reason to give up hope. In this groundbreaking book, The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease, Heal Your Body ($39.95), Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D., draws upon current medical research and her own battle with an autoimmune disorder to show how you can become completely symptom-free—the natural way.

This book shows you how to adapt the Paleo diet and lifestyle to bring about a full recovery. Read it to learn why foods marketed as "healthy"—such as whole grains, soy, and low-fat dairy—can contribute to the development of autoimmune conditions. Discover what you can eat to calm your immune system, resolve inflammation, and help your body heal itself. Learn which simple lifestyle changes—along with changes in diet—will make the biggest difference for your health.

The Paleo Approach Cookbook: A Detailed Guide to Heal Your Body and Nourish Your Soul ($39.95) walks you through which foods you should eat to calm your immune system, reduce inflammation, and help your body heal itself. There’s no need to worry that “going Paleo” will break the bank or require too much time in the kitchen preparing special foods. This book provides expert tips on how to make the switch easily and economically. Dr. Ballantyne explains how to stay within your food budget, how to make the best use of your time in the kitchen, and where to shop for what you need. Complete food lists, shopping guides, kitchen techniques, and meal plans take the guesswork out of eating to maximize healing. Armed with more than 150 delicious recipes, from breakfast staples to decadent desserts, you can reverse your disease and love every bite!

Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D., earned her doctorate degree in Medical Biophysics. She spent the next four years doing research on innate immunity and inflammation. After her second daughter was born, she began to experiment with the Paleo lifestyle, which had an amazing effect on her health. Over time, she healed herself of a long laundry list of physical complaints including the autoimmune disorder, Lichen Planus. Inspired by her success, Dr. Ballantyne created the popular health blog www.ThePaleoMom.com and became co-host of a top-rated podcast, The Paleo View. Her ability to provide straightforward explanations of the science behind her recommendations, plus her love of food and cooking, form the foundations of The Paleo Approach.

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$39.95
ISBN-13: 9781936608393
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Victory Belt Publishing, 9/2013

$39.95
ISBN-13: 9781628600087
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Victory Belt Publishing, 8/2014

Cooks with Books: Deborah Madison - The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

Left Bank in Larkspur • Single $105; Couple $170 (one book)

 

 

This special lunch will feature seasonal fresh organic produce from Marin Organic's Member Farms and select wines, including the 2013 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé (AOP Coteaux d’Aix en Provence) 

What Julia Child is to French cooking, Deborah Madison is to vegetarian cooking--a demystifier and definitive guide to the subject. After her many years as a teacher and writer, she realized that there was no comprehensive primer for vegetarian cooking, no single book that taught vegetarians basic cooking techniques, how to combine ingredients, and how to present vegetarian dishes with style. Originally published in 1997, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone was both ahead of its time and an instant classic, and has endured as one of the world's most popular vegetarian cookbooks. Featuring 1,400 recipes suitable for vegetarians, vegans, and everyone who loves fresh produce and good food, New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone is as full of practical information as it is inspiring, a treasure from a truly irreplaceable culinary voice.

Deborah Madison is the award-winning author of 12 books, including The Greens Cookbook, The Savory Way, Local Flavors, and, most recently, Vegetable Literacy. She received the M.F.K. Fisher Mid-Career Award from Les Dames d'Escoffier in 1994.

 

Location: 
Street:
Left Bank
Additional:
507 Magnolia Ave.
City:
Larkspur
,
Postal Code:
94939
$40.00
ISBN-13: 9781607745532
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Ten Speed Press, 10/2013



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