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Jennine Capó Crucet

Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of two previous books and is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. Her novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice book, the winner of the 2016 International Latino Book Award, and was cited as a best book of the year by NBC Latino, the Guardian, and the Miami Herald; it has been adopted as an all-campus read at over thirty American universities. Her short stories have been honored with the Iowa Short Fiction Award, an O. Henry Prize, and other awards. Raised in Miami, Florida, she is an associate professor in the Department of English and the Institute for Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska.

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November 2019

Hard Conversations: Race, Family, America


November 9 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium (McMenamins Stage), 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Three books that, through various genres and forms, explore identity and division in contemporary America—and, somehow, find hope. Steph Cha’s Your House Will Pay is set in Los Angeles, where a shocking crime forces two families, connected by past violence,…

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Discussion of the Undoing


November 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Portland Parks Foundation Tent (Josie G. Mendoza & Hugh Mackworth Stage), 1010 SW Park Ave Portland, 97205 United States

For John Freeman—literary critic, essayist, editor, poet, “one of the preeminent book people of our time” (Dave Eggers)—it is the rare moment when words are not enough. But in the wake of the election of 2016, words felt useless, even…

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