Class: Silvia Iannelli - Advanced Italian Review

04/24/2014 11:00 am

Seven Thurs., Apr. 24-June 5, 9:00-11:00 am, $220

 

 

This is a review of Wendy Walsh's Advanced Italian class, taught by Sylvia Iannelli.

 

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

Dining with Writers: Frances Mayes - Under Magnolia

Intimate Meals with Famed Authors at Spinster Sisters Restaurant in Santa Rosa

$95 person • includes the book, meal, wine, tax, tip & dessert
Call Book Passage at 415-927-0960 to reserve, or click link below

 

 

Menu
-Sautéed shrimp, grits, green garlic, fava beans
-Braised Berkshire pork, butter beans, mustard greens, salsa verde
-Rhubarb pudding cake with ice cream

Frances Mayes has created a lyrical and evocative memoir about coming of age in the Deep South, and the region’s powerful influence on her life. The author of Under the Tuscan Sun revisits the turning points that defined her early years in Fitzgerald, Georgia. With her signature style and grace, Mayes explores the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the lasting force of a chaotic and loving family in Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir ($26.00).

As part of this special event, The Spinster Sisters will serve a one-night-only, Tuscan- inspired menu.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
The Spinster Sisters Restaurant
Additional:
401 South A St.
City:
Santa Rosa
,
Postal Code:
95401
$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780307885913
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Crown, 4/2014

Michelle Gable - A Paris Apartment

When April Vogt’s boss tells her about the discoveries in a cramped, decrepit apartment in the ninth arrondissement, the Sotheby’s continental furniture specialist does not hear the words dust or rats or shuttered for seventy years. She hears Paris. She hears escape.

Once in Paris, April quickly learns the apartment is not merely some rich hoarder’s repository. Beneath the dust and cobwebs is a goldmine, and not because of the actual gold. First, there’s a portrait by one of the masters of the Belle Époque. And there are letters and journals written by the woman in the painting, documents showing she was more than a renowned courtesan with enviable décolletage. Suddenly it’s no longer about the bureau plats and Louis-style armchairs that will fetch millions at auction. It’s about a life. It's about two lives, actually.

With the help of a salty Parisian solicitor and the courtesan’s private documents, April tries to uncover the secrets buried in the apartment. As she digs into one woman’s life, April can’t help but take a deeper look into her own. When two things she left bubbling back in the States begin to boil over, April starts to wonder if in this apartment or in this life, she’ll ever find what she’s looking for.
 
Michelle Gable
graduated from The College of William & Mary. When not dreaming up fiction on the sly, she’s spent her career in finance. Born and raised in San Diego, Gable currently resides in Cardiff by the Sea, California with her husband, two daughters, and one lazy cat. A Paris Apartment ($25.99) is her first novel. 

 

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

A Paris Apartment (Hardcover)

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9781250048738
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Thomas Dunne Books, 4/2014

Class: Linda Watanabe McFerrin - Location, Location, Location

04/26/2014 4:00 pm

Sat., Apr. 26 • 10:00-4:00 • $105

 

 

All the world is a stage, and so is the narrative that frames your characters. Whether it’s poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction, a well-conveyed sense of place is key. Jump on a magic carpet to other places and times in this one-day workshop.

Linda Watanabe McFerrin is the founder of Left Coast Writers®. Her latest novel, Dead Love, was a Bram Stoker Award finalist.

Class Credit: Participants in these classes may receive credit at Dominican University: bookpassage.com/dominican-credit.

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

Elaine Lui - Listen to the Squawking Chicken

Fans of Elaine Lui’s site, LaineyGossip.com, know that her mother, The Squawking Chicken, is a huge factor in Elaine’s life. She pulls no punches, especially with her only child. “Where’s my money?” she asks every time she sees Elaine. “You’ll never be Miss Hong Kong,” she informed her daughter when she was a girl. Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter To Do? A Memoir (Sort Of) ($24.95), lays bare the playbook of unusual advice, warnings, and unwavering love that has guided Elaine throughout her life. Using the nine principles that her mother used to raise her, Elaine tells us the story of the Squawking Chicken’s life—in which she walked an unusual path to parent with tough love, humor, and, through it all, a mother’s unyielding devotion to her daughter. This is a love letter to mothers everywhere.

Elaine Lui is the voice behind the wildly popular and successful blog, LaineyGossip.com. She lives in Toronto with her husband and beagles. This is her first book.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
$24.95
ISBN-13: 9780399166792
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 4/2014

Class: Brenda Knight - Art of the Book Deal: Insider's Secrets

04/26/2014 5:30 pm

Sat., Apr. 26, 2:30-5:30 pm, $60

 

 

Want to get published? Publisher Brenda Knight will teach you how to sell your book idea, to whom you are really selling, the importance of “comp titles,” crafting the perfect proposal, and trend tracking.

Brenda Knight is a twenty-two year veteran of the publishing industry. Publisher of Cleis Press and Viva Editions, Knight is the author of Women of the Beat Generation, which won an American Book Award.

 

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


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