Author events at Third Place Books March 1 - 4

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Third Place Books
Lake Forest Park Towne Centre
17171 Ballinger Way NE, LFP 98155

Summer Wood
Wrecker
Tuesday, March 1 at 7pm

Jennie Shortridge will interview Summer Wood who has written a novel about a young boy in the tumultuous 60’s shipped off to live with distant relatives. Scared, angry and quick to flee, Wrecker finds a motley group of isolated eccentrics who come together to raise him and become a family along the way.


Jennifer Chiaverini
The Union Quilters : An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
Wednesday, March 2 at 7pm

With The Union Quilters, Chiaverini delivers a powerful story of a remarkable group of women coping with changing roles and the extraordinary experiences of the Civil War.


Chelsea Cain
The Night Season (St. Martins)
Thursday, March 3 at 7pm

Reporter Susan Ward is chasing the story of a serial killer with gusto, but she’s also got another lead to follow for an entirely separate mystery: flooding has unearthed a skeleton, a man who might have died more than sixty years ago, the last time Portland flooded this badly.

Stephanie Coontz
A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s (Basic)
Friday, March 4 at 6:30pm

Based on exhaustive research and interviews, and challenging myths about Betty Friedan and The Feminine Mystique, A Strange Stirring brilliantly illuminates how a generation of women came to realize that their dissatisfaction with domestic life didn’t reflect personal weakness but rather a social and political injustice.


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