Special Offsite Event - UC Davis Faculty Book Series - Deep Creek with Pam Houston

The Avid Reader is pleased to be working with UC Davis Faculty Book Series, and the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis to present the latest of their speakers featuring Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country with author Professor Pam Houston.

The event will be held at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis, 254 Old Davis Road, Davis, CA 95616; on November 6th from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.


More about this title:

On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below, and lightning sparks a 110,000-acre wildfire, threatening her century-old barn and all its inhabitants. Through her travels from the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska, she explores what ties her to the earth, the ranch most of all. Alongside her devoted Irish wolfhounds and a spirited troupe of horses, donkeys, and Icelandic sheep, the ranch becomes Houston's sanctuary, a place where she discovers how the natural world has mothered and healed her after a childhood of horrific parental abuse and neglect.

In essays as lucid and invigorating as mountain air, Deep Creek delivers Houston's most profound meditations yet on how "to live simultaneously inside the wonder and the grief...to love the damaged world and do what I can to help it thrive."




More on this author:

Pam Houston is the prize-winning author of Contents May Have Shifted, among other books. She is professor of English at the University of California-Davis and lives on a ranch at 9,000 feet in Colorado near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 4:30pm
Event address: 
Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
254 Old Davis Rd
Davis, CA 95616
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ISBN: 9780393241020
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 29th, 2019