Please join in as PacNW author, Molly Gloss discusses and signs copies of her book, Falling From Horses, an absorbing, plainspoken, elegantly rendered novel about a young cowboy who escapes a family tragedy and travels to Hollywood to become a stunt rider in the movies. In 1938, Bud Frazer sets out to achieve his dream. On the long bus ride to Hollywood, he befriends Lily Shaw, a young woman with dreams of her own, not to become a starlet but to become a writer. The two strike up an unlikely friendship that will carry them through their tumultuous days in the dream capital of the world. The author has woven a remarkable tale of humans and horse, hope and heartbreak, told by one of the most appealing narrators.
Other award-winning works by the author include Jump-Off Creek, Wild Life, Dazzle of Day and Hearts of Horses.
Don't miss out on a great evening!
Poetry Night at Parkplace Books
Wednesday, May 13th ~ 7:00 pm
Join featured PacNW poets Malcolm Kenyon and Robert Lashley for an evening of poetry reading & Open Mic. This is a great chance to read from your own personal work and hear from some of our best local talent. Open to All.
"Poets are...the trumpets which sing to battle" - Percy Bysshe Shelley
The word poetry comes from the Greek root word poieo or I make; or poiesis meaning "making" or "creation".
Wednesday, May 20th ~ 7:00 pm
Please join us as Melissa Cistaro discusses and signs copies of her new book, Pieces of My Mother,a provocative, poignant memoir about a daughter's quest to answer the questions behind why her mother drove off one summer day and abandoned her and her two brothers. Thirty-five years later, with children of her own, as her mother is dying, Melissa stumbles across a cache of letters that her mother wrote but never sent to her. Alternating between the author's tumultuous coming-of-age and her mother's final days, Pieces of My Mother chronicles one woman's haunting but ultimately uplifting search for answers and also reveals how our parents' choices impact our own and how we can survive those events to forge our own paths.
"A story that lingers in the heart long after the last page is turned."...Hope Edelman, bestselling author of Motherless Daughters and The Possibility of Everything.
The author is a bookseller and events coordinator at Book Passage in San Francisco and the mother of two. She graduated with honors fromn UCLA and continued her education with the UCLA Extension Writers' Program.
Open To All
Tuesday, May 26th ~ 7:00 pm
Reading Circle will discuss I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira.
Sunday, May 31st ~ 3:00 pm
Knit Too Readers will discuss Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
bloomsday kirkland 2015
Saturday, June 13th11:30 - 4:30 pm
I said yes
I will yes.
Learn why some call Ulysses the greatest book of all time
11:30 pm Music, Tea & Soda Bread contest
12:00 pm Readings from Ulysses
1:00 pm Gary Handwerk, Ph.D, UW English Dept Chair
Beyond Ulysses: Where to go next with Joyce
2:00 pm Readings from Ulysses
3:00 pm Ann Lamb - Eastside Scots-Irish Genealogy Group
Beginning Your Irish Genealogy research
3:30 pm Readings from W.B. Yeats, Irish poet
James Joyce is alive and well at Parkplace Books!
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