From Annie Bloom's Books
From Annie Bloom's Books
08/21/2018 - 7:00PM
Annie Bloom's welcomes Jill G. Hall to read from her novel The Silver Shoes, the dual tale of two dynamic women from two very different eras searching for fulfillment. San Francisco artist Anne McFarland has been distracted by a cross-country romance with sexy Sergio and has veered from her creative path. While visiting him in New York, she buys a pair of rhinestone shoes in an antique shop that spark her imagination and lead her on a quest to learn more about the shoes' original owner....
08/28/2018 - 7:00PM
Annie Bloom's welcomes local author Jocelyn Kuhn to read from her book Thriving through Transitions. Have you ever wondered why some people seem to thrive as they experience change while others seem to crumble at even the idea of it? And is it even possible for a person expand their ability to adapt? Thriving through Transitions offers an insightful perspective, along with an easy to follow 5 Step Process for turning life’s greatest obstacles into opportunities to thrive.
09/06/2018 - 7:00PM
Annie Bloom's welcomes back young adult author Dolores Maggiore, who will be reading with fellow Portland author Karelia Stetz-Waters. Love and Lechery at Albert Academy is the sequel to Dolores Maggiore's debut YA novel, Death and Love at the Old Summer Camp. In September 1959 Pina’s got only one thing on her mind at the elite Albert Academy: four years of blissful rooming with her heartthrob Katie, pursuing their taboo relationship of the previous summer—only one thing until Pina stumbles...
09/12/2018 - 7:00PM
Annie Bloom's welcomes back local author Warren Easley to read from his sixth Cal Claxton mystery novel, Moving Targets. When a young woman walks into Caffeine Central, Cal Claxton's law office in downtown Portland, he has no idea that agreeing to help her will turn his life upside down. Sculptor Angela Wingate is determined to learn if the recent death of her mother, Margaret, was a hit-and-run while out on her morning jog in her ritzy neighborhood, or something more--like murder. As the...
09/24/2018 - 7:00PM
Annie Bloom's welcomes authors Cindy Baldwin, Carolyn O'Doherty, Victoria Piontek for readings from their books and a discussion on The Path to Publication: Three debut children's authors discuss the journey from would-be writer to published author. In Portland author Cindy Baldwin's Middle Grade novel, Where the Watermelons Grow, twelve-year-old Della Kelly finds her mother furiously digging black seeds from a watermelon in the middle of the night and talking to people who aren't there....
09/26/2018 - 7:00PM
Annie Bloom's welcomes Portland poets Sherri Levine, Liz Nakazawa, and Rebecca Smolen, all of whom have new chapbooks out with local publisher The Poetry Box. A collection of voice poems, Sherri Levine's In These Voices allows us to peek inside the lives of a variety of characters. Levine, through the magic of language, embodies a jilted lover, a worried husband, a young woman, a son, a granddaughter and even a squirrel. Levine lives in Portland, Oregon, where she...
09/27/2018 - 7:00PM
Annie Bloom's welcomes author Stephen Davenport to read from his novel, Saving Miss Oliver's. The prestigious boarding school Miss Oliver's School for Girls is on the cusp of going under. The trustees just fired the headmistress of the last thirty-five years, and the alumnae and students are angry and determined to hate her successor, the new--and male--head Fred Kindler. If only he can gain the support of the legendary senior teacher Francis Plummer, then Fred might have a fighting chance...
10/03/2018 - 7:00PM
Annie Bloom's welcomes Portland authors Alexandra and David Brown to present their travel memoir, A Year Off. A Year Off is one part travel guide, one part travel essays and photos, and one part memoir documenting the story of Alexandra and David Brown, a couple who decided to take a year off from their jobs and 'regular lives' to travel the world together after only knowing each other for a few months. Each chapter provides perspectives from both authors and tackles a different part of the...
10/11/2018 - 7:00PM
Annie Bloom's welcomes Portland writer Joel Gunderson, who will read from his book on college football, Boise State of Mind. After decades of under-the-radar success, the Boise State Broncos became a household name during the 2006-07 NCAA football season. That was when the 12-0 Broncos were set to face the 11-2 Oklahoma Sooners in the Fiesta Bowl. A David vs. Goliath event, everyone expected the Sooners, who played in the highly competitive Big 12 conference and had dominated since coach Bob...