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In-Store Reading: Steven Mayfield: Delphic Oracle, U.S.A.
Annie Bloom's welcomes back Portland author Steven Mayfield for the in-store launch of his new novel, Delphic Oracle, U.S.A.
Masks are required for this event. We keep a supply of masks near our front door for anyone who needs one.
Signed and personalized copies are available for pre-order! Please, please, please include the name for personalization in the order notes; all orders without a name specified in the order notes will be signed only.
About Delphic Oracle, U.S.A.:
It is 1925 when a love affair between enchantress Maggie Westinghouse and con man July Pennybaker upends the small town of Miagrammesto Station, tumbles it about, and sets it back down as Delphic Oracle, Nebraska. Will their love fulfill its destiny? The narrator of this wry, entertaining novel, Father Peter Goodfellow, weaves back and forth in time to answer that question. Along the way, he introduces the Goodfellows, the Penrods, and the Thorntons—families whose members include a perpetual runaway, a man with religion but no faith, a man with faith but no religion, a boy known as Samson the Methodist, a know-it-all librarian who seems to actually know everything, a quartet of confused midsummer lovers, and a skeleton unearthed in a vacant lot. Funny, poignant, and occasionally tragic, their histories are part of how a place at the confluence of the Platte, Loup, and Missouri River Valleys became home to the long-lost Oracle of Delphi.
Steven Mayfield is the author of Treasure of the Blue Whale, and a past recipient of the Mari Sandoz Prize for fiction and a 2021 Silver Medalist for the Benjamin Franklin and Nautilus Book Awards. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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