Saturday, January 11th at 6:30
LOCAL AUTHORS NIGHT
FOUR SHORT TALKS. ONE GREAT EVENING.
Each of our authors will give a 10-minute presentation,
followed by Q&A for the whole panel.
Ilene English / Hippie Chick
Jay Frankston / El Sereno
Walker Abel / Five Hearts of Aloneness
Peter Damm / Wild Blueberries
Complimentary refreshments before and after, plus booksignings.
In Hippie Chick, a rebellious teenager finds her mother dead in the bathroom. To save her from living alone with a difficult father, her older sister sends her a one-way plane ticket to leave New Jersey. Landing in San Francisco, she is thrust into a lifestyle way beyond what she is ready for, and that challenges all previous notions of how one behaves.
The poems in this book, Walker Abel's third collection, seem to spiral around some core yearning or intuition of beauty at the very center of life and experience. There is an ungraspable quality to this realization, a depth without end, but these poems swim, circle, and glimmer from within that water.$14.95ISBN: 9780966843187Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: O'Brien & Whitaker, Publishers - May 20th, 2019
Some writers look at life with their eyes, others with their heart. In this beautifully written and illustrated collection of generous, poignant and humorous stories, Peter Damm recalls the joys of fishing on a northern lake, the rigors and confusion of childhood, or feasting on blueberries in autumn.