Jan. 27: Audrey Niffenegger at Book Passage

It was a self-fulfilling prophecy that any attempt by Hollywood to adapt the complex brilliance of Audrey Niffenegger’s bestselling novel The Time Traveler’s Wife would essentially fail. How could the big screen handle such a poignant and unique story? Could it possibly, like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, present alternate realities without losing its romantic wallop? In Time Traveler’s case, unfortunately, the answer was no, but that hasn’t diminished Niffenegger’s resolve. The author follows up her phenomenally popular breakthrough with Her Fearful Symmetry, set in and around London’s Highgate Cemetery, and for its release, she sits down and shares a meal—catered by Insalata’s of San Anselmo—for Book Passage’s “Literary Lunch” series on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Book Passage. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 12pm. $50 includes lunch and signed copy of book. 415.927.0960.Gabe Meline