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TRUTH I’D DARE – A unique literary event with Pam Houston, Cheryl Strayed, and Lidia Yuknavitch

Join Pam, Cheryl, and Lidia (plus surprises) as they share stories, conversation, inspirational moments, and insights. It’s like a slumber party, without the sleeping part. The three New York Times Best Selling Authors will get real and intimate on a range of topics and encourage the audience to participate. Ticket price INCLUDES a signed, hardcover copy of Pam Houston’s new book Deep Creek [TicketFly Purchasing Site] [from the Revolution Hall website]

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Marcy Cottrell Houle & Elizabeth Eckstrom

In a powerful blending of memoir and practical strategies from a medical doctor’s perspective, The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents – and Ourselves – From the Perils of Modern Healthcare (Lyons) reveals the hidden side of modern healthcare practices for aging Americans. This groundbreaking book, cowritten by author Marcy Houle and nationally recognized geriatrician and public health advocate Elizabeth Eckstrom, sheds new light on aging by showing it from twin perspectives: the story of a daughter desperately seeking help for the parents she loves, and a geriatrician who offers life-changing strategies that can protect our loved ones and ourselves. Today, for many older adults, the medical delivery system is confusing, fragmented, and ill-equipped to provide comprehensive, person-centered care. Under our current healthcare model, thousands…

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Ian Rankin in Conversation With Phillip Margolin

Rebus’s retirement is disrupted once again when skeletal remains are identified as a private investigator who went missing over a decade earlier. The remains, found in a rusted car in the East Lothian woods, not far from Edinburgh, quickly turn into a cold case murder investigation. Rebus’s old friend Siobhan Clarke is assigned to the case, but neither of them could have predicted what buried secrets the investigation will uncover. Rebus remembers the original case – a shady land deal – all too well. After the investigation stalled, the family of the missing man complained that there was a police cover-up. As Clarke and her team investigate the cold case murder, she soon learns a different side of her mentor, a side he would prefer…

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Writers Happy Hour

Join Indigo’s Ali Shaw and other writers for happy hour and lively conversation. We’ll order some appetizers for the table, and Cassidy’s staff will be available to take your drink and/or dinner orders. Please note that happy hour ends at 6:00. RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Indigo-Events/events/257792053/?isFirstPublish=true

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Roshani Chokshi in Conversation With Laini Taylor

Roshani Chokshi’s The Gilded Wolves (Wednesday) is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous, thrilling adventure. Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay, a historian who can’t yet go home, a dancer with a sinister past, and…

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Thomas Kohnstamm in Conversation With Pauls Toutonghi

The setting for Thomas Kohnstamm’s new novel, Lake City (Counterpoint), is Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood during the 2001 holiday season. In the wake of the 9/11 tragedy and at the peak of Seattle’s first wave of tech-boom gentrification, Lane Beuche schemes how to win back his wife (and her trust fund). In his childhood bedroom in his mother’s decrepit old house, the idealistic but self-serving striver, Lane, licks his wounds and hatches a plot. He discovers a precarious path forward when he is contracted by a wealthy adoptive couple to seduce and sabotage a troubled birth mother from his neighborhood. Lane soon finds himself in a zero-sum game between the families as he straddles two cultures, classes, and worlds. Until finally, with the well-being of…

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Sarah McColl in Conversation With Margaret Malone

Sifting gingerly through memories of her late mother, brilliant newcomer Sarah McColl has penned an indelible tribute to the joy and pain of loving well. Even as her own marriage splinters, McColl drops everything when her mother is diagnosed with cancer, returning to the family farmhouse and laboring over elaborate meals in the hopes of nourishing her back to health. In a series of vibrant vignettes, McColl reveals a woman of endless charm and infinite love for her unruly brood of children. Mining the dual losses of both her young marriage and her beloved mother, McColl confronts her identity as a woman, walking lightly in the footsteps of the woman who came before her and clinging fast to the joy she left behind. McColl’s Joy…

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Oregon Humanities presents Think & Drink with Journalists Les Zaitz, Inara Verzemnieks, and Kimberly A.C. Wilson

Join Oregon Humanities for a conversation with Les Zaitz, Inara Verzemnieks, and Kimberly A.C. Wilson, all former Oregonian reporters and Pulitzer Prize finalists, in conversation with Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities. • General Admission • Price: $10 • Conversation Starter • Price: $20 Ticket sales do not cover the full cost of producing this event. If you’re able, please consider helping us keep ticket prices low by paying the full cost of your seat. Oregon Humanities uses income from Think & Drink ticket sales to pay for venue rental and honoraria for our guests. • No Cost • This season, to make sure as many people as possible who want to attend are able to, we’re making a portion of tickets available at…

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Karen Thompson Walker in Conversation With Karen Russell

The Dreamers (Random House) is a mesmerizing novel about a town transformed by a strange illness that locks victims in a perpetual sleep and triggers life-altering dreams – by Karen Thompson Walker, author of The Age of Miracles. In an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a freshman girl stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep – and doesn’t wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics who carry her away, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. Then a second girl falls asleep, and then another, and panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town. As the number of cases multiplies, classes are canceled, and stores…

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Andy Borowitz Live

The New York Times best-selling author and comedian who has written for The New Yorker since 1998 is taking his satirical news column on the road to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Friday, January 18th at 7:30pm. Join Andy Borowitz for an evening of conversation & storytelling as we get down to addressing what the @#$ is going on! A limited number of VIP seats will be available that include a post-show photo opp. Andy Borowitz Borowitz was born to a barely-observant Reform Jewish family in Shaker Heights, Ohio. In 1980, Borowitz graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he lived in Adams House and was president of the Harvard Lampoon. He also wrote for the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. Hollywood After graduating from Harvard, Borowitz moved to Los Angeles,…

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