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Suspense, Scandal, and Secrets: Families in Crisis

Sat, Nov 11, 2017 from 9:45 am - 10:45 am
1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

In Rene Denfeld’s The Child Finder, private investigator Naomi’s search for a lost child reveals her own buried loss. The past likewise haunts Edgar inVictor Lodato’s Edgar and Lucy, a story of family love and betrayal. And in Amy Stewart’s Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions, Under Sheriff Constance Kopp’s personal mission to defend women unfairly prosecuted for “moral depravity” is put to the test when her own sister is arrested. With moderator Zach Dundas, editor of Portland Monthly and author of The Great Detective.

Rene Denfeld

Rene Denfeld is an award-winning author, journalist, and licensed private investigator living in Portland, Oregon. She is the bestselling author of The Child Finder and The Enchanted, which was a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel prixe and received the Prix du Premier Roman Étranger in France. Her most recent book is The Butterfly Girl. She has written for many publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Oregonian.
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Victor Lodato

Victor Lodato is a playwright and the author of the novel Mathilda Savitch, winner of the PEN Center USA Award for fiction and, most recently, Edgar and Lucy. His stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Granta, and Best American Short Stories. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Victor was born and raised in New Jersey and currently divides his time between Ashland, Oregon, and Tucson, Arizona.
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Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart is the New York Times best-selling author of ten books, including Girl Waits with Gun and the rest of the Kopp Sisters series, which are based on the true story of one of America’s first female deputy sheriffs and her two rambunctious sisters. The books are in development with Amazon Studios for a television series. Her popular nonfiction titles include The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Plants, and Flower Confidential. While they have not been adapted for television, there are a few bars around the world named after The Drunken Botanist, which is even better. She lives in Portland with her husband Scott Brown, a rare book dealer. They own an independent bookstore called Eureka Books, which is so independent that it lives in California while they live in Oregon. Visit her online at amystewart.com.
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Zach Dundas

Dundas_cover_web Zach Dundas is co-executive editor of Portland Monthly, a longtime journalist, and the author of The Renegade Sportsman. He is a member of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London and the Diogenes Club. Twitter - Tumblr
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