Nonfiction Reading: Jan Redford, Rachel Rose & Carol Shaben

Annie Bloom's welcomes nonfiction authors Jan Redford, Rachel Rose, and Carol Shaben for readings from their latest books.

Jan Redford: End of the Rope

In this funny and gritty debut memoir, Jan tells of heart-stopping adventures, from being rescued off El Capitan to leading a group of bumbling cadets across a glacier. It is her laughter-filled memoir of learning to climb, and of friendships with women in that masculine world. Most moving, this is the story of her struggle to make her own way in the mountains and in life. To lead, not follow.

Rachel Rose: The Dog Lover Unit

An acclaimed poet, Rachel Rose never expected to spend her nights careening along for the ride while the police teams search for armed suspects. Yet once she decided to meet the people who devoted their lives to police K9 units, she found herself signing up for the ride-alongs, training runs, and other challenges that these courageous people--and canines--face on a daily basis. With insight, humor, and awe, this book reveals the feats that these human and canine teams accomplish, and the emotional and physical risks that they take for one another, and for us.

Carol Shaben: Into the Abyss

On an icy night in October 1984, a commuter plane carrying nine passengers crashed in the remote wilderness of northern Alberta, killing six people. Four survived: the rookie pilot, a prominent politician, a cop, and the criminal he was escorting to face charges. As the men fight through the night to stay alive, the dividing lines of power, wealth, and status are erased, and each man is forced to confront the precious and limited nature of his existence.


Event date: 
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640090309
Availability: Special Order - Usually 1-5 Days
Published: Counterpoint LLC - May 8th, 2018

The Dog Lover Unit: Lessons in Courage from the World's K9 Cops Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250110749
Availability: Special Order - Usually 1-5 Days
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - October 10th, 2017

Into the Abyss: An Extraordinary True Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455501960
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 13th, 2014