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November 2017

Tom Perrotta: The State of Wonder Interview


November 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

In Tom Perrotta’s novels, manners collide with modern values, and traditional order falls prey to surging emotions, hormones, and old-fashioned irony. The author of Election, Little Children, and The Leftovers has a new novel, Mrs. Fletcher, sending up a middle-aged…

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David Grann: Killers of the Flower Moon


November 11 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

David Grann, New Yorker staff writer and author of The Lost City of Z, discusses his new book, the bestseller Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about…

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Desperate Characters: Jeffrey Eugenides and Danzy Senna in Conversation


November 11 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Darkly comic tales of suspicion, loneliness, and obsession, of characters pushed to the extreme—often by the unraveling in their own minds. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides discusses his new—and first—story collection, Fresh Complaint, with Danzy Senna, author of New People,…

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Innocence Lost: Maile Meloy and Claire Messud in Conversation


November 11 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Two best-selling authors discuss their new books, psychological mysteries where children go missing and painful truths are revealed in crisis, exploring the spaces between childhood innocence and the hard realities of adulthood. In Maile Meloy’s Do Not Become Alarmed, the…

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Resistance and Rebellion: Dystopian Fiction


November 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

In contemporary Portland, a group of misfits must work together to stop Internet demons from spreading virally into the real world. In 2049, the child-rebel Joan of Arc fights for humankind on an Earth ravaged by climate change. In 2074,…

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