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    Recommendations from Book Passage: 11.3.22

    I’m Glad My Mom Died (nonfiction/memoir – hardbound) by Jennette McCurdy

    A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor—including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother—and how she retook control of her life. McCurdy tells her story in a refreshingly candid voice, laced with humor.

    Inciting Joy (nonfiction – hardbound) by Ross Gay

    In gorgeously written and timely pieces, prize-winning poet and author Ross Gay considers the joy we incite when we care for each other, especially during life’s inevitable hardships. Throughout Inciting Joy, he explores how we can practice recognizing that connection, and also, crucially, how we expand it.

    Mistakes Were Made (fiction – paperback) by Meryl Wilsner

    From the critically acclaimed author of Something to Talk About comes a sharp and sexy rom-com about a college senior who accidentally hooks up with her best friend’s mom. What should have been a one-time fling quickly proves impossible to ignore, and soon Cassie and Erin are sneaking around. Worst of all, they start to realize they have something real. But is being honest about the love between them worth the cost?

    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, November 6 @ 1 pm (free in store/Corte Madera) Dani Shapiro, author of Signal Fires, in

    conversation with Sylvia Boorstein
    This is a “gripping” new novel (People) from the best-selling author of Inheritance. Signal Fires opens on a summer night in 1985. Three teenagers have been drinking. One of them gets behind the wheel of a car, and, in an instant, everything on Division Street changes. Each of their lives, and that of Ben Wilf, a young doctor who arrives on the scene, is shattered. For the Wilf family, the circumstances of that fatal accident will become the deepest kind of secret, one so dangerous it can never be spoken.

    Thursday, November 10 @ 5:30 pm (free – online) Joan Baranow, author of A Slight Thing, Happiness,in

    conversation with Amy Crider
    In A Slight Thing, Happiness, readers gain a look into reproductive experiences that are rarely found in poems and are rewarded with the miracle of ordinary family life. As the title poem suggests, the sight of a red squirrel toppling into a bird feeder—slight as that may be—can be enough for happiness.

    Saturday, November 12 @ 12 pm (ticketed hybrid event/online & in-person) 34th Annual Author Kidney

    Foundation Luncheon (SF Palace Hotel)
    The National Kidney Foundation’s Authors Luncheon is the largest literary event of its kind in the Bay Area, allowing those who are passionate about literature to join with the NKF in the effort to transform kidney care and improve the lives of millions through education, advocacy, and research. Featured authors include, Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States; novelists Michael Connelly, Jennifer Eagan, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, and Siddhartha Mukherjee.

    Top of Your Stack – Recommendations from Book Passage
    Published on November 3, 2022