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William E. Glassley presents A Wilder Time

06/20/2018 - 7:00PM

Annie Bloom's welcomes UC Davis geologist William E. Glassley to read from A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice. Greenland, one of the last truly wild places, contains a treasure trove of information on Earth's early history embedded in its pristine landscape. Over numerous seasons, William E. Glassley and two fellow geologists traveled there to collect samples and observe rock formations for evidence to prove a contested theory that plate tectonics, the...

Reading: Joe Ponepinto and Connie Hampton Connally

06/21/2018 - 7:00PM

Annie Bloom's Books welcomes Northwest authors Joe Ponepinto and Connie Hampton Connally to read from their new novels. Joe Ponepinto's Mr. Neutron: In the smallish American city of Grand River, things are not so grand. The river is hopelessly polluted. City officials are in the pockets of oligarchs. And its best hope for meaningful change is a platitude-spouting eight-foot giant named Reason Wilder running for mayor. Gray Davenport, a veteran political operative, isn't faring much better...

Susan M. Carr presents The Rat Tree

06/25/2018 - 7:00PM

Annie Bloom's Books welcomes Seattle author Susan M. Carr to read from her novel set in historic Portland, The Rat Tree. On a hot summer day, an adventurous little girl explores the attic of an old woolen mill. Locked inside a dusty trunk, she finds a diary that reveals the dark secrets of her grandfather's past. Will her discovery provide the key to disrupt generations of abuse? The Rat Tree is an illustrated coming of age novella set in 1950's Portland, Oregon. On the grounds of the family...

In Conversation: Julia Stoops, Sheila Hamilton, and Scott Sparling

06/26/2018 - 7:00PM

Annie Bloom's welcomes Julia Stoops, Sheila Hamilton, and Scott Sparling, all of whom workshopped their writing in Portland critique group, The Pinewood Table. They will discuss their works and the writing process. Parts per Million, Julia Stoops's socially conscious, fast-paced debut novel, is set in Portland, Oregon, in 2002. When John Nelson abandoned his government job to join a scrappy band of activists, he didn't realize trying to save the world would be so hard. His fellow...

Linda A. Curtis presents Shunned

06/28/2018 - 7:00PM

Annie Bloom's Books welcomes Linda A. Curtis to read from her memoir, Shunned. Linda Curtis was raised as a Jehovah's Witness and is an unquestioning true believer who has knocked on doors from the time she was nine years old. Like other Witnesses, she has been discouraged from pursuing a career, higher education, or even voting, and her friendships are limited to the Witness community. Then one day, at age thirty-three, she knocks on a door--and a coworker she deeply respects answers the...

Joel Augee presents The Life of Umberto Cavallo and Other Matters

07/12/2018 - 7:00PM

Annie Bloom's welcomes Portland author Joel Augee to read from his debut novel. The Life of Umberto Cavallo and Other Matters is the story of an immigrant's struggles. It begins in northern Italy in 1885, where Berto, as a small boy, secretly visits his demented grandfather, and upon hearing the old man's far-fetched anxieties, must decide whether to protect him from his fears. In a world teeming with poverty, desperation and sacrifice, the story tumbles across oceans and lives. It crosses...

Joanna Luloff presents Remind Me Again What Happened

08/02/2018 - 7:00PM

Annie Bloom's welcomes Denver writer, professor, and literary journal editor Joanna Luloff to read from her debut novel, Remind Me Again What Happened. Claire wakes in a hospital room in the Florida Keys. She has no idea how she got there or why. The loss of so many memories is paralyzing. Some things she can piece together by looking at old photos saved by her husband, Charlie, and her best friend, Rachel, and by combing through boxes of letters and casual jottings. But she senses a mystery...

Children's Book Reading: Jane Kurtz, Trudy Ludwig, and Cate Berry

08/09/2018 - 7:00PM

Annie Bloom's Books welcomes children's authors Jane Kurtz, Trudy Ludwig, and Cate Berry to read from their latest books. Jane Kurtz's new book is What Do They Do with All That Poo?. There are so many different kinds of animals at the zoo, and they each make lots and lots (and sometimes LOTS ) of poo. So what do zoos do with all of that poo? This zany, fact-filled romp explores zoo poo, from cube-shaped wombat poo to white hyena scat, and all of the places it ends up, including in science...

Jill G. Hall presents The Silver Shoes

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....

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