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    Top of Your Stack: 4.18.24

    Rebel Rising: A Memoir (nonfiction – hardbound) by Rebel Wilson

    From the scene-stealing star of Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids comes a refreshingly candid, hilarious, and inspiring book about her unconventional journey to Hollywood success and loving herself. Displaying writing talent and personal bravery, actress Rebel Wilson shares the extraordinary experiences that shaped her life.

    Mona of the Manor (fiction – hardbound) by Armistead Maupin

    Set in the early 1990s, the long-awaited tenth novel in Armistead Maupin’s beloved and enduring Tales of the City series follows the adventures of Mona Ramsey, now the widowed Lady of a glorious old manor in Britain’s golden Cotswolds, and her fabulous adopted son Wilfred, as they come to the aid of an American visitor with a troubling secret. As delightful and engaging as Maupin’s earlier works, this new tale from a different city and by one of America’s best storytellers will not disappoint.

    Dearborn (fiction- paperback) by Ghassan Zeineddine

    Spanning several decades, Ghassan Zeineddine’s debut collection examines the diverse range and complexities of the Arab American community in Dearborn, Michigan. In ten tragicomic stories, Zeineddine explores themes of identity, generational conflicts, war trauma, migration, sexuality, queerness, home and belonging, and more. “I laughed, I cried, and I truly could not put this book down.” (Paula Farmer, Book Passage)

    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, April 21 @ 2 pm (free – SF Ferry Building store) Donna Levin, author of The Talking Stick

    Please join us in welcoming Donna Levin joined in conversation with radio journalist (KCBS/KQED) Peter Finch in celebration of her engaging new novel The Talking Stick. Four women find humor, truth, romance, and a better path forward by deconstructing memory and emotion—and expose a wannabe cult leader along the way. The Talking Stick is the adventure of Hunter and the three women who join her reclamation journey. After Levine and Finch’s lively discussion of the book, with a short reading included, the author will take questions from the audience and sign/personalize purchased copies.

    Tuesday, April 23 @ 7 pm (ticketed event in-person at Dominican University & online) Amy Tan, author of The Backyard Bird Chronicles, in conversation with Keith Hansen

    We are thrilled to welcome local author, legendary novelist, and great friend of Book Passage, Amy Tan, to Dominican University of California, for an evening celebrating the release of her latest book, a unique and mesmerizing reflection on birding, life, and the natural world lovingly illustrated by the author herself. She will be joined onstage by fellow birder, illustrator, and author Keith Hansen. Tracking the natural beauty that surrounds us, The Backyard Bird Chronicles maps the passage of time through daily entries, thoughtful questions, and beautiful original sketches.

    Sunday, April 28 @ 4 pm (free – Corte Madera store) Brian Copeland, author of Outraged!, in conversation with Michael Krasny

    This special event will be in celebration of local comedian and radio personality, Brian Copeland, and his debut crime thriller Outraged! Copeland will be joined in conversation with the Bay Area’s own Michael Krasny. The book features a TV investigative reporter and his sister, a San Francisco homicide detective, who look into the slayings of local cops who have shot unarmed African Americans yet faced no repercussions. Prepare to be engaged by the lively discussion with Copeland, who is the author of Not a Genuine Black Man, the longest-running solo play in San Francisco theatrical history, as well as the critically acclaimed memoir based on that work.

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    Published on April 18, 2024