Stories of hope against all odds, of finding love in the ruins, of making it to the other side and fighting for what you believe in. Atia Abawi’s A Land of Permanent Goodbyes is a powerful novel of refugees escaping from war-torn Syria, masterfully told by a journalist who witnessed the crisis firsthand. A young man searches for answers after the death of his brother at the hands of police in Jay Coles’ debut novel, Tyler Johnson was Here. And a teen girl falls in love after surviving a plane crash in Karen Rivers’ You Are the Everything, a story about the fates we yearn for, the fates we choose, and the fates that are chosen for us. Moderated by Katie O’Dell of Multnomah County Library.
Fallout: Tragedy and the Aftermath
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