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 her.
Wednesday, June 27, 7pm
In the tradition of such classics as My Ántonia andThere 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 Retreatat 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.