Stories on Stage Offsite Event - authors Lori Ostlund and Anne Raeff!

Avid Reader is happy to be in partnership with Stories on Stage to bring two new authors to you,

 Lori Ostlund and Anne Raeff on Saturday, November 9th!

Doors open at 7 p.m. and event begins at 7:30 p.m.

Donations are always appreciated, as they help pay authors and actors alike.

To learn more about Stories on Stage please click here.

 

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The two works being presented are:

After The Parade by Lori Ostlund

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Winter Kept Us Warm by Anne Raeff

 

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More on After The Parade:

Sensitive, bighearted, and achingly self-conscious, forty-year-old Aaron Englund long ago escaped the confinements of his Midwestern hometown, but he still feels like an outcast. After twenty years under the Pygmalion-like care of his older partner, Walter, Aaron at last decides it is time to take control of his own fate. But soon after establishing himself in San Francisco, Aaron sees that real freedom will not come until he has made peace with his memories of Mortonville, Minnesota: a cramped town whose four hundred souls form a constellation of Aaron's childhood heartbreaks and hopes.

"Touching and often hilarious...Ostlund writes with acuity and refreshing honesty about the messy complexity of being a social animal in today's world..." - Booklist

"Everything here aches, from the lucid prose to the sensitively treated characters to their beautiful and heartbreaking stories...An example of realism in its most potent iteration: not a nearly arranged plot orchestrated by an authorial god but an authentic, empathetic representation of life as it truly is" - Kirkus Reviews 

 

 

More on Lori Ostlund:

Lori Ostlund's first collection of stories, The Bigness of the World, received the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, the California Book Award for First Fiction, and the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award. It was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, was a Lambda finalist, and was named a Notable Book by The Short Story Prize. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, among other publications. In 2009, Lori received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award.

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More on Winter Kept Us Warm:

Ulli is a young woman squatting in a dismal, empty Berlin apartment, one year after the war has ended. She's scraping together a living as an interppreter between American GIs and the wide-eyed local girls eager to meet them. One night, Ulli meets two soldiers who will change her life: Leo, handsome and ambitious and desperate to escape his small-town upbringing; and intellectual, asthmatic Isaac, whose refugee parents had fled Russia for New York.

"Richly depicting emotional interiority of its characters, Raeff's novel reveals how the devastating effects of war and hidden secrets can impact lives across decades." -- Publishers Weekly

 

 

More on Anne Raeff:

ANNE RAEFF's short story collection, The Jungle Around Us, won the 2015 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. The collection was a finalist for the California Book Award and named one of the 100 Best Books of 2016 by San Francisco Chronicle. Her stories and essays have appeared in New England ReviewZYZZYVA, and Guernica, among other places. She lives in San Francisco with her wife and two cats.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Pence Art Gallery
212 D St.
Davis, CA 95616