Class: Hamid Emami - Beginning Conversational German

09/11/2014 11:30 am
Eight Thursdays: Sept. 11-Oct. 30 • 9:30-11:30 am • $250
 
 
 
 
This class is for beginners or those who have previously had some exposure to German.Hamid Emami has a master’s degree from the University of Hamburg, and he is fluent in German, English, French, Spanish, and Farsi. He has taught German for many years.
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Graciela Pera - Beginning Spanish Continuing

09/11/2014 12:00 pm
Eight Thursdays: Sept. 11-Oct. 30 • 10:00-12:00pm • $250
 
 
 
 
A basic introduction for students just beginning to study Spanish. Graciela Pera was born in Buenos Aires. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires and has been teaching Spanish for over 35 years.

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

Class: Gisella Petrone - Italian 3

09/11/2014 2:30 pm

Eight Thursdays: Sept. 11- Oct. 30 • 12:45-2:30pm • $250

 

 

 

Gisella Petrone has a Master’s degree from the University of Calabria. She has taught Eng­lish, Italian, Latin, Roman History, and Italian cooking.

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

Peter May - The Lewis Man & The Blackhouse

The Isle of Lewis, the setting of The Blackhouse ($14.99), is the most remote, ruggedly beautiful place in Scotland, where god-fearing villagers struggle to survive in an inhospitable landscape. But older, pagan values run deep, yearning for blood and revenge. When a brutal murder on the island reveals a possible connection to a similar slaying in Edinburgh, police detective Fin Macleod is dispatched north to investigate. But since he himself was raised on Lewis, the investigation also represents a journey home and into his past. Each year the men and boys on the island perform a ritual hunting of the guga bird; a savage custom no longer necessary for survival, but to which they cling even more fiercely as the modern world finally makes its way into their isolated town. For Fin, the hunt recalls a horrific tragedy, a power that after all this time may demand another sacrifice.
 
In The Lewis Man ($26.99), the second book of the trilogy, Fin Macleod has returned to the Isle of Lewis, the storm-tossed, wind-scoured outer Hebridean island where he was born and raised. Having left behind his adult life in Edinburgh-including his wife and his career in the police force-the former Detective Inspector is intent on repairing past relationships and restoring his parents' derelict cottage. His plans are interrupted when an unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog. The only clue to its identity is a DNA match to a local farmer, the now-senile Tormod Macdonald-the father of Fin's childhood sweetheart, Marsaili-a man who has claimed throughout his life to be an only child, practically an orphan. Reluctantly drawn into the investigation, Fin uncovers deep family secrets even as he draws closer to the killer who wishes to keep them hidden. 

An award-winning journalist at twenty-one in his native Scotland, Peter May left newspapers for television and screenwriting, creating three prime-time British drama series, and accruing more than 1000 television credits before moving to France to concentrate on writing novels. He is the author of fifteen novels, including two series: The Enzo Files and The China Thillers. May won, among other prizes, the Barry Award (2013), the Macavity Award (2013), French Prix Intramuros (2007) for Cadavres Chinois à Houston (Snakehead) and is the only Westerner to become an honorary member of the Chinese Crime Writers' Association.
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States
$14.99
ISBN-13: 9781623659998
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Quercus, 8/2014

The Lewis Man (Hardcover)

$26.99
ISBN-13: 9781623658199
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Quercus, 9/2014

Class: Kerrin Meis - To Russia With Love

09/12/2014 12:00 pm
Four Fridays: Sept. 12-Oct. 3 • 10:00-12:00pm • $140
 
 
 
 
Join Kerrin Meis on a virtual tour of St. Petersburg, Moscow, and the Cities of the Golden Ring to study their architecture, moving from medieval times to the Italian contributions of the 18th century, from 11th-century icons to Malevich and beyond. We’ll include the paintings, sculpture, and artifacts of the Kremlin, the incomparable Hermitage, the Pushkin Gallery, the Russian Museum and the Tretyakov Gallery. A coda to the course will be a look at the thousands of works of avant-garde art smuggled out of Russia by Norman Dodge, now at Rutgers University.
 
Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years and now lectures for the College of Marin and Dominican University and leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been big favorites for years. 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Book Group: Pat Holt - Contemporary Classics

09/12/2014 12:30 pm
Five Fridays: Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, & Jan. 16 • 10:30-12:30pm • $105
 
 
 
 
Pat Holt leads a discussion of books that have captured the contemporary imagination. Holt is the former book review editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and publisher of Holt Uncensored.
 
September: Schroder, Amity Gage 
October: We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo,
November: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra
December: Young God, Katherine Faw Morris
January: All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
Country:
United States

Schroder (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9781455512126
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Twelve, 10/2013

We Need New Names (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780316230841
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Back Bay Books, 5/2014

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780770436421
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Hogarth, 2/2014

Young God (Hardcover)

$24.00
ISBN-13: 9780374534233
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 5/2014

$31.99
ISBN-13: 9781410470225
Large Print
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Thorndike Press, 7/2014



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