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Author Reading -Paulina Springs Books
Date:   6/17/2017
Time:   6:30PM - 8:00PM
Location:   Paulina Springs Books
Event Type:   Arts & Culture
Audience:   Adults
Cost:   $5 admission refunded upon purchase of the featured book.
Contact:   541-549-0866
Web:   www.paulinasprings.com

Jenny Forrester presents Narrow River, Wide Sky Jenny Forrester's memoir perfectly captures both place and a community situated on the Colorado Plateau between slot canyons and rattlesnakes, where she grew up with her mother and brother in a single-wide trailer proudly displaying an American flag. Forrester’s powerfully eloquent story reveals a rural small town comprising God-fearing Republicans, ranchers, Mormons, and Native Americans. With sensitivity and resilience, Forrester navigates feelings of isolation, an abusive boyfriend, sexual assault, and a failed college attempt to forge a separate identity. As young adults, after their mother’s accidental death, Forrester and her brother are left with an increasingly strained relationship that becomes a microcosm of America’s political landscape. Narrow River, Wide Sky is a breathtaking, determinedly truthful story about one woman’s search for identity within the mythology of family and America itself.

      
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