Shakespeare's Wife: The Life and Times of Ann Hathaway
Monday, March 30, 2009
Until now, there has been no serious critical scholarship devoted to the much-wronged wife of Shakespeare, Ann Hathaway. In Shakespeare's Wife, acclaimed feminist author Germaine Greer reclaims Ann Hathaway from generations of scholarly neglect and misogyny.
Little is known about the wife of the world’s most famous playwright, but much is said about her. Part-biography, part-history, Shakespeare’s Wife is fascinating in its reconstruction of Hathaway’s life, and the daily lives of Elizabethan women.
Greer offers an illuminating portrait of their working routines, the rituals of their courtship, and the minutiae of married life.
In cooperation with Book Passage and Dominican's Women and Gender Studies Program. Co-sponsored by the Marin Women's Commission.
What is the What
Thursday, April 23, 2009
The 2009 selection for One Book One Marin is Dave Eggers’ highly-acclaimed novel What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng.
This story of the lost boys of the Sudan is an inspired choice. Deng was chased from his village at age seven and forced to trek across Africa under the most harrowing circumstances.
The San Francisco Chronicle calls the book “strange, beautiful and unforgettable.” Francine Prose, writing in the N.Y. Times Book Review, called it “An extraordinary work of witness, and of art.”
What is the What was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Book Passage is partnering with the Public Libraries of Marin County, Dominican University of California, the Marin History Museum, Marin Education Fund, and others for this county-wide celebration.
Dave Eggers is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 1998, Eggers founded the independent publishing house McSweeney’s. In 2002, Eggers opened 826 Valencia, an extraordinary writing and tutoring lab for young people in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Learn about One Book One Marin.
Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and Primal Leadership, Daniel Goleman reveals the hidden environmental consequences of what we make and buy, and shows how new market forces can drive the essential changes we all must make to save our planet.
Goleman’s latest book is Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything. The book argues that new information technologies will create “radical transparency,” allowing us to know the environmental, health, and social consequences of what we buy.
As shoppers use point-of-purchase ecological comparisons to guide their purchases, market share will shift to support steady, incremental upgrades in how products are made – changing every thing for the better.