Among Bay Area bookstores, Book Passage in Corte Madera has one of the most active schedules going of author events, readings, classes and other literary happenings. In fact, it’s not uncommon for more than one or two author talks to take place at the store on just about any given day. Additionally, many of these events have a local connection. Looking at the week, here are three events Patch.com readers won’t want to miss.
Neil Abramson speaks about his novel Unsaid
-- Wed., June 13 at 7:00 pm
Neil Abramson speaks about Unsaid (Center Street), a poignant book that will make you think about the relationship between people and animals. "If you love legal dramas... or dogs... or terrific writing... or originality... or people... or discovering wonderful new writers, then Neil Abramson's Unsaid is a book you simply must read.” — David Rosenfelt
Garth Stein, author of the International Bestseller The Art of Racing in the Rain, called Abramson’s book, "An extraordinary story of animals, mortality, and the power of love. Everyone needs to read this novel!" While Jeffrey Masson, author of When Elephants Weep, said he "Enjoyed it thoroughly."
Neil Abramson is a partner in a Manhattan law firm, and his wife is a veterinarian. Abramson is also a past board member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, an award recipient from the ASPCA for his legal work on behalf of animals, and a founding member of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Legal Issues Relating to Animals.
Local husband and wife authors Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant talk about their recent books. Applegate is author of The One and Only Ivan (HarperCollins), which is based on the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, the Shopping Mall Gorilla. The real Ivan lived alone in a tiny cage for twenty-seven years. Grant is the author of BZRK (EgmontUSA), a near future dystopian story of a war for control of the human mind which will appeal to those who love The Hunger Games.
Together, Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant wrote the hugely popular Animorphs series, which has sold more than 35 million copies worldwide.
Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant are on the faculty of the 6th annual Book Passage Children's Writers & Illustrators Conference, which takes place June 14-17 at Book Passage. This event is part of the Conference. It is open to the public, though priority seating is reserved for Conference participants.
MORE INFO: Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., in Corte Madera. Call (415) 927-0960 or visit www.bookpassage.com for details.
Thomas Gladysz is a Bay Area arts journalist, author, and longtime bookseller. More at www.thomasgladysz.com