West Marin resident Emily Murphy discusses ‘Grow Now’ among this week’s author discussions – Marin Independent Journal


Book events

Passage of the book: 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera; 415-927-0960; bookpassage.com. May 15: Vanessa Hua discusses ‘Forbidden City’ and Reyna Grande discusses ‘A Ballad of Love and Glory’. 1 p.m. in person; May 15: Nicolò Mazza talks about “The Forgotten Sword”. 2 p.m. in person; May 15: Michelle Huneven discusses “Search” with Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen. 4 p.m. in person; May 16: Tracy Dawson discusses “Let Me Be Frank” with Kate Novack. 5:30 p.m. online; May 18: Grant Ginder discusses “Let’s Not Do This Again” with Luisa Smith of Book Passage. 1 p.m. online; May 18: Nghi Vo discusses “Siren Queen” with Rebecca Roanhorse. Buy a book ($26.99) to access it. 5 p.m. online; May 19: Peter Heller discusses “The Guide” with Don George. 1 p.m. in person; May 19: Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa discuss “His name is George Floyd”. 5:30 p.m. online; May 21: Obi Kaufmann discusses “California Shores”. 1 p.m. in person; May 21: Steve Yarbrough discusses “Stay Gone Days”. 4 p.m. in person; May 22: Poetry reading by Marin County students. 2 p.m. in person; May 22: Adrian McKinty discusses “The Island”. 4 p.m. in person.

Copperfield’s books: copperfieldsbooks.com. May 18: Rachel Feltman discusses “Been There, Done That”. 6 p.m. online. Register online.

Marine Art and Garden Center: 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross; 415-455-5260; marinegarden.org. May 18: West Marin author Emily Murphy discusses “Grow Now.” 3 p.m. in person. $15. Register online.

Marin County Free Library: marinlibrary.org. May 19: The Afternoon Book Club at the Civic Center Library discusses “In Dubious Battle” by John Steinbeck. 1 p.m. online. Email Ann Bertucci for the Zoom link at [email protected]

Mill Valley Public Library: 375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley; 415-389-4292; millvalleylibrary.org. May 18: The Great Escape Book Club discusses “Stories of Your Life and Others” by Ted Chiang. 6 p.m. online. Register online.

Point Reyes books: 11315 Rte 1, Point Reyes Station; 415-663-1542; ptreyesbooks.com. May 20: Richard Nevle and Steven Nightingale discuss “The Paradise Notebooks”. 7 p.m. online. Register online.

Sausalito Books by the Bay: 100 Bay Street, Sausalito; 415-887-9967; www.sausalitobooksbythebay.com. May 17: Jeannie Barroga discusses “Turn Right at the Water Buffalo.” 6 p.m. in person; May 19: Bonny Meyer discusses “Perfectly Paired” and shares her favorite wines. 6 p.m. in person.

Other talks

Tomales Regional History Center: 26701 Highway 1, Tomales; tomaleshistory.com. May 22: Parks Educator Ellie Meulrath shares stories behind many of the historic schools that dot our landscapes. 2 p.m. in person.

International affairs: worldaffairs.org/events/event/2211. May 18: The Marin Chapter of Global Affairs features Andrei P. Tsygankov’s discussion on “The West, Russia, and Ukraine: The Roots of Conflict.” 4 p.m. online. $10 to $20. Register online.

— Compiled by Colleen Bidwill

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