JOIN US FOR THE SPRING 2003 SERIES - PATRICIA HOLT INTERVIEWING:


Thursday, March 20, 2003
Louise Kollenbaum
'SOUVENIRS DE VOYAGE'
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Your life may change quite profoundly when you begin to see the world through the eyes of Louise Kollenbaum. Every sugar packet, autumn flower, postage stamp and chopstick wrapper can take on a new meaning because Louise, former art director for Mother Jones, Ramparts and California Lawyer, shows us how a trip to a foreign country or just a walk in Marin can be remembered in the most original and life-affirming way. Maryjane would have loved working with Louise onstage with glue stick, scissors and myriad "souvenirs," so let's see for ourselves when Louise introduces this new realm of experience.



Thursday, April 24, 2003
Gail Tsukiyama
'DREAMING WATER'
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A long-time favorite of Maryjane's audiences, Gail Tsukiyama is nationally famous for her quietly eloquent bestsellers. The daughter of a Chinese mother and Japanese father, Gail brings her gift of dual perspective to such historical fiction as WOMEN OF THE SILK, NIGHT OF MANY DREAMS and THE SAMURAI'S GARDEN. Her latest, DREAMING WATER, tells the contemporary story of a mother and her ailing daughter who find a new kind of reconciliation through the arrival of a friend. Publishers Weekly wrote that Gail's books "elicit delicate atmospherics," and that's just the start of her own incredible story.



Thursday, May 15, 2003
Susan Parker
'TUMBLING AFTER'
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You don't have to be familiar with Susan Parker's remarkable columns in The Chronicle about her husband Ralph's near-fatal bicycle accident to appreciate Suzy's ability to find eccentricity and humor in the midst of a horrible family tragedy. Called a "whirling dervish" by her co-workers in normal times, she and Ralph (a quadriplegic for the last 8 years) have rebuilt their household with very little money and astounding invention. Soon their home became filled with unlikely caretakers from Nepal to Oakland, a miracle-working, gospel-singing, green oil-massaging neighbor, a screeching macaw and one sweet ex-con.

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