Reading: Dede Montgomery: From First Breath to Last

Annie Bloom's Books welcomes West Linn author Dede Montgomery for a reading from her new memoir, From First Breath to Last. Dede will be in conversation with local author Ron Turker.

About From First Breath to Last:

A mosaic of memories, events, and reflections about Dede Montgomery and her remarkable mother, with insights into the generations and circumstances they were born into that informed the women they became. From First Breath to Last is a treat to readers of all ages looking to embrace the wisdom from two women told through entertaining stories, fairy tales, and the advice from lives well-lived.

Dede Montgomery is a 6th generation Oregonian. She is the author of the memoir My Music Man, the novel Beyond the Ripples, the "blog to book" Then, Now, and In-Between: Place, Memories, and Loss in Oregon, and the linked short story collection Humanity's Grace. During the day, Dede works on worker safety, health and well-being. She lives with her spouse in West Linn where she explores the banks and ripples of the Willamette River. She grew up with four brothers who both skew and enhance her outlook in life. She was a competitive athlete who now prefers long solo walks and paddles, and sneaks in as many minutes as she can to read and write, and spend time with her grown daughters and new grandchild. And imagine when she might find retirement.

Ron Turker is the author of the novel The Wandering Jew of St. Salacious.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
From First Breath to Last: A Story About Love, Womanhood and Aging By Dede Montgomery Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781960373403
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (updated daily)
Published: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company - March 19th, 2024

Humanity's Grace By Dede Montgomery Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781949290721
Availability: Special Order - arrival estimates will be provided when your order is processed
Published: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company - January 1st, 2022

The Wandering Jew of St. Salacious By Ron Turker Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9798987572900
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (updated daily)
Published: 6dog Press - March 29th, 2023