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Carrie Soto Is Back: Taylor Jenkins Reid with Cheryl Strayed

Sat, November 5 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

$5–$30 add-on to General Festival Pass

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Daisy Jones & The Six, and Malibu Rising. Hew new novel is the instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Carrie Soto Is Back, “an epic adventure about a female athlete perhaps past her prime, brought back to the tennis court for one last grand slam” (Elle). Reid will be joined in conversation with Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things, and Brave Enough.

This is one of two Portland Book Festival events at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, and requires a ticket for entry, in addition to your festival pass. A limited number of tickets include priority seating and a signed copy of Carrie Soto Is Back.


Simplify your Portland Book Festival experience by purchasing an all-inclusive Umbrella Pass. The Umbrella Pass includes: General Admission Festival Pass (which includes a $5 book fair voucher and entry into Portland Art Museum), Friday Night Book Market entry, premium reserved seats to the Taylor Jenkins Reid and Selma Blair events (and signed copies of their books) as well as an exclusive Portland Book Festival tote bag.

Already have your General Admission Festival Pass? Add on a Taylor Jenkins Reid event ticket here.


Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the New York Times-bestselling author and screenwriter of eight novels that explore love in all its complexity. She writes and speaks candidly about women’s issues, relationships, marriage, and the writing process. Her most recent novel, Carrie Soto Is Back, was published on August 30, 2022 by Ballantine Books. Reid’s previous novel, Malibu Rising, is a New York Times bestseller that follows the four famous Riva siblings who throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. The events of the night in 1983 reveal the many secrets that shaped this family’s generations, and the Rivas lives change forever. With her beloved, signature style, Reid writes a powerful story of historical fiction that explores fame, family, identity, and the impact of secrets unraveled. Malibu Rising is a #ReadWithJenna book club pick and is set to be adapted as a Hulu television series. Her novel, Daisy Jones & The Six (another New York Times bestseller), details the history of a fictional rock band from the 1970s and what led to their rise to and fall from fame. In addition to writing the novel, Reid also wrote the lyrics for each song featured in the book. Before its publication, the novel was picked up by Reese Witherspoon for her monthly book club, and by Hello Sunshine, Witherspoon’s production company, for an Amazon limited television series starring Riley Keough. Daisy Jones was named one of the best books of 2019 by several media outlets, including NPR, The Washington PostEsquireGlamourReal SimpleGood HousekeepingMarie Claire, and more. The audiobook has also received critical acclaim and was named one of Apple Books’s Best Audiobooks of 2019. Reid is also the author of the acclaimed novel, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (also a New York Times bestseller), which follows the story of a fictional Hollywood icon and her glamorous life and marriages. An adaptation of Evelyn Hugo is currently in development.  Her other books include One True Loves, which has been turned into a movie with Reid co-writing the screenplay with her husband Alex Jenkins Reid, Maybe in Another LifeAfter I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. Reid’s novels have been Indie Next picks and have been featured in PeopleUS WeeklyEntertainment WeeklyGood Morning America, Goodreads, and more. Taylor Jenkins Reid lives in Los Angeles.
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Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times best seller Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, which became an Oscar-nominated film starring Reese Witherspoon; Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, a national best seller now the basis of the WBUR podcast “Dear Sugar Radio,” co-hosted with Steve Almond; and Torch, her debut novel. Her books have been translated into forty languages, and her essays and other writings have appeared in numerous publications.  
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