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The Overstory
(Hardcover)

Circe
(Hardcover)

Two Kinds of Truth (Harry Bosch Novel #20)
(Paperback)

Men Without Women: Stories
(Paperback)

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Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces
(Hardcover)

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
(Paperback)

Tip of the Iceberg
(Hardcover)

When Einstein Walked with Godel
(Hardcover)

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Event date: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Annie Bloom's welcomes local poets Penelope Scambly Schott and Kirsten Rian to read from their latest collections.

Penelope Scambly Schott's House of the Cardamom Seed is a journey from the soil and roots of memory to a late flowering of wisdom, facing personal and public spaces in the world.

"What I admire about Penelope Scambly Schott's poems--and especially so in House of the Cardamom Seed--is the honest human voice, the direct eye that pays such close attention in craft to the details that mark our living. These poems ask, through specific memory and close observation, just what are we doing here? The language is clear and accessible and knows the inquisitive music of the mind. Schott gives us small answers with large meaning and a great appreciation for life."-Christopher Buckley, author of Star Journal: Selected Poems

In Life Expectancy, Kirsten Rian looks far back to her Scandinavian roots to explore what remains, cultural and genetic ties as tethers to something bigger than the literal visceral skewing of life expectancy statistics relative to her own health and her family. Rian's son was born with medical issues, cuing a decade and a half journey of doctors, tests, fights with insurance, surgeries, and scans. When her children were 10 and 12 their father suddenly and inexplicably passed away at age 44. While driving home from the beach after scattering his ashes, and thinking about when they had married on that very beach years before, she absent-mindedly felt the side of her head and noticed a lump that turned out to be a tumor. Past-present-future. Beginning-middle-end. What remains.

House of the Cardamom Seed Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781625492708
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cherry Grove Collections - March 21st, 2018

Life Expectancy (Redbat Books Pacific Northwest Writers) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781946970978
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Redbat Books - April 3rd, 2018

Event date: 
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Annie Bloom's welcomes Portland writer Ellen Notbohm, who will read from her debut novel, The River by Starlight, a sweeping century-old tale of passionate love, unimaginable loss, resilience, and redemption embodied in one woman’s tenacious quest for self-determination in the face of devastating misfortune and social injustice.

Set in the waning years of Montana’s homestead period, Annie and Adam Fielding’s dreams of prosperity and family shatter in the face of an unfathomable illness of mind and body that plagues Annie’s pregnancies and exacts a terrible price. In the face of societal stigma, ignorance, and their own grief, their happiness and way of life begins to unravel, and the only path ahead leads to an unthinkable turn of events.

Based on true events revealed through more than a decade of research, The River by Starlight explores a history rarely seen in fiction. Its themes of women’s mental health, gender inequity, climate disaster and economic boom-and-bust remain powerfully and painfully relevant today.

The River by Starlight is the Gold Medal Winner of the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards for Best Regional Fiction – West Mountain.

The River by Starlight Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631523359
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: She Writes Press - May 8th, 2018