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Reading: Friends of Mystery: Elle Marr and Valerie Geary

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Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Annie Bloom's Books, in collaboration with Friends of Mystery's Bloody Thursday lecture series, welcomes Pacific Northwest authors Elle Marr and Valerie Geary. The event will be moderated by Portland author Dana Haynes (aka, James Byrne).

About The Alone Time:

For two sisters, confronting the past could come at a terrible price in a riveting novel about a family tragedy––and family secrets. Fiona and Violet Seng were just children when their family's Cessna crash-landed in the Washington wilderness, claiming the lives of their parents. For twelve harrowing weeks, the girls fended for themselves before being rescued. Twenty-five years later, they're still trying to move on from the trauma. Fiona repurposes it into controversial works of art. Violet has battled addiction and failed relationships to finally progress toward normalcy as a writer. The estranged sisters never speak about what they call their Alone Time in the wild. They wouldn't dare––until they become the subject of a documentary that renews public fascination with the "girl survivors" and questions their version of the events. When disturbing details about the Seng family are exposed, a strange woman claims to know the crash was deliberate. Fiona and Violet must come together to face the horrifying truth of what happened out there and what they learned about their parents and themselves. Before any other secrets emerge from the woods.

Elle Marr is the bestselling author of six thrillers. Her latest book, The Alone Time, has been called "twisted, with clever plotting" and "a finale that will surprise even the most perceptive readers." Originally from Sacramento, Elle graduated from UC San Diego before moving to France, where she earned a master's degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris. She now lives and writes in Oregon with her family.

About The Ophelia Killer:

An elusive killer outwits police. When a crime reporter connects the dots, the hunter becomes the hunted. Reporter Jimmy Eagan knows a good story when he sees one. After another young woman is found dead near Salem, Oregon, clutching a bouquet of wildflowers, Jimmy is certain there's a serial murderer on the loose. He's even given the man a nickname: The Ophelia Killer. But the police don't seem interested in Jimmy's theories, and the primary detective is treating Jimmy like a suspect. After nearly a year with no new leads and the police looking in all the wrong places, Jimmy must track down the real killer before he claims another victim.

Valerie Geary is the author of the Brett Buchanan Mystery Series in addition to Everything We Lost and Crooked River, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband where they enjoy hiking favorite trails and discovering new ones together. She's an avid reader and loves connecting with other readers on her YouTube channel Valerie Geary's Book Nook.

Novelist Dana Haynes has spent more than 20 years in Oregon newspaper newsrooms, split between weeklies and dailies. He has won awards as a reporter, columnist and editor. A native of the Pacific Northwest, he also served as spokesman for the mayor of Portland, Oregon. He is the author of multiple thrillers, including––under the pseudonym James Byrne––Deadlock (A Dez Limerick Novel #2).

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ISBN: 9781662513817
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Published: Thomas & Mercer - May 1st, 2024

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Published: Minotaur Books - August 8th, 2023

Reading: Mark Larson in Conversation with Alan Wieder

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Monday, May 27, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Annie Bloom's Books welcomes Mark Larson, author of Working in the 21st Century, for a reading and conversation with Alan Wieder, Portland author of Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation.

About Working in the 21st Century: An Oral History of American Work in a Time of Social and Economic Transformation:

Mark Larson talks to more than 100 people from across the socioeconomic spectrum as they share their experiences with work—the good, the bad, the mundane, and the profound. This incredibly timely release examines the way the tumult of the last several years has changed our relationship with our jobs. President Obama's documentary Working, recently released on Netflix, reopened the cultural conversation around Americans' relationship with work, and Working in the 21st Century extends that discussion, featuring a wider scope of subjects and professions. Working in the 21st Century asks why we show up—or don't—to the jobs we've chosen and will resonate not only with anyone contemplating the place work has in their own, and others' lives, but with anyone attempting to define what the new normal of work looks like today.

Mark Larson is the author of Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Mary.

About Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation:

Drawing from over one hundred interviews of people who knew and worked with Studs, Alan Wieder creates a multi-dimensional portrait of a run-of-the-mill guy from Chicago who, in public life, became an acclaimed author and raconteur, while managing, in his private life, to remain a mensch. We see Studs, the eminent oral historian, the inveterate and selfless supporter of radical causes, especially civil rights. We see the actor, the writer, the radio host, the jazz lover, whose early work in television earned him a notorious place on the McCarthy blacklist. We also see Studs the family man and devoted husband to his adored wife, Ida. The book is simply the best introduction available to this remarkable man. Reading it will lead people to Terkel's enormous body of work, with benefits they will cherish throughout their lives.

Alan Wieder is an oral historian who lives in Portland, Oregon. He is distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina and has taught at the University of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. In the last fifteen years, he has published three books and numerous articles on South Africans who fought against the apartheid regime.

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Published: Agate Midway - February 20th, 2024

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Published: Monthly Review Press - August 26th, 2016