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Free and open to the public. An afternoon with Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown and Oregon Book Awards finalists Barbara Kerley, Kari Luna, and Rosanne Parry
Saturday, February 16th 3:00 p.m.
Literary Arts 925 SW Washington
Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and Lisa Brown will talk about their new book, 29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy. Lemony Snicket’s previous books include the Series of Unfortunate Events series. He and Brown have collaborated before, on The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story.
Oregon Book Awards finalists in children’s literature and young adult literature, Barbara Kerley, Kari Luna, and Rosanne Parry will also be featured.
“Every town has one: that tchotchke shop/storefront psychic/drugstore that raises questions like “How does that place stay in business?” Snicket and Brown (The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming) examine one such emporium of enigma, the Swinster Pharmacy, its very name almost “sinister.” Two children are fascinated by the store and what it might sell, and their 29 notes and comments comprise the narrative. This isn’t a book about solving a mystery—entering the pharmacy would, after all, basically put the matter to rest. Instead, Snicket and Brown let readers dwell in the gray, desolate weirdness of the downtown (a foldout map of the neighborhood is included).” – Publisher’s Weekly