The Reeducation of Cherry Truong
Tuesday, June 7, 7pm
Aimee Phan returns to Annie Bloom's to read from her debut novel, which
tells the story of two fierce and unforgettable families, the Truongs
and the Vos: their harrowing escape from Vietnam after the war, the
betrayal that divided them, and the stubborn memories that continue to
bind them years later, even as they come to terms with their hidden
sacrifices and bitter mistakes.
Monday, June 11, 7pm
At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the
wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage
was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she
made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest
Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to
Washington State--and to do it alone. Wild vividly captures the
terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all
odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed
Wednesday, June 27, 7pm
In the tradition of such classics as My Ántonia and There Will Be Blood, Little Century
maps our country's cutthroat legacy of dispossession and greed, even
as it celebrates the ecstatic visions of what America could become.
Orphaned after the death of her mother, eighteen-year-old Esther
Chambers heads west in search of her only living relative. In the
lawless frontier town of Century, Oregon, Esther finds her sympathies
divided between her cousin and a sheepherder named Ben Cruff, a sworn
enemy of the cattle ranchers. As her feelings for Ben and for her land
grow, she begins to see she can't be loyal to both.
Sometimes a Great Movie
Thursday, June 28, 7pm
In June 1970, Paul Newman traveled to the Oregon Coast to film Ken Kesey's Sometimes a Great Notion.
What ensued was a wild working vacation between Hollywood and
Oregonians involving beer, sex, scotch, loggers, beaches, and perhaps, a
spectacularly vandalized pool table. In Sometimes a Great Movie,
Matt Love documents the legend of that magical summer and presents
over a 125 never-before-seen photographs, including many in color.
Sign up now for a Yoga Writing Weekend Retreat at Stargazer Farms, June 8-10. Food will be prepared by chef Isabella Cruz. Annie Bloom's will provide her book, which is included in the package price. Find out more at Adventures by the Book's website.