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Two Rivers Virtual Book Club September

September Selection: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia https://www.tworiversbooks.com/book/9780525620808 “Creepy and romantic, Mexican Gothic is easily one of my favorite books of 2020! Upon receiving a strange letter from her cousin, Noemi Taboada goes to investigate the happenings of High Place, a decaying manor filled with secrets, and is plagued by terrifying dreams and visions. Moreno-Garcia delivers a fresh take on a classic gothic novel that will grab your attention from the very first chapter!” — Tyrinne Lewis, Rakestraw Books, Danville, CA Check your email for the Zoom link!

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From the Caves at 45th Parallel Wines and Two Rivers Bookstore

45th Parallel Wines, in partnership with Two Rivers Bookstore, is excited to host local author Thea Prieto and her new award-winning book, From the Caves. Drop by 45th Parallel during the week of September 12th with a copy of From the Caves in hand and you will receive 10% off on all in-store purchases, including local and imported wines, beer, and cider, as well as nonalcoholic drinks and food items. If you don’t already own a copy of Thea Prieto’s book, From the Caves will be available for purchase at Two Rivers Bookstore, located three blocks away from 45th Parallel; to purchase From the Caves online, please visit tworiversbooks.com/book/9781636280028. This week-long offer will conclude with an informal author appearance at 45th Parallel. Please join Thea…

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Book Club: YA For Adults

We’ve selected our next book! On August 3, we’ll be discussing Raybearer! From the Publisher: Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy? Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of 11. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But The…

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Two Rivers Virtual Book Club July

For July we will be reading A Gypsy’s Book of Revelation by Cécile Barlier https://www.tworiversbooks.com/book/9781888996876 “A Gypsy’s Book of Revelation is a collection of stories with an astonishing range of styles and subject matters. A woman visits her cremation from inside the body of her dead self, a competitive couple trains as free-divers, a mother leaves her son behind on top of a mountain, a very pregnant woman experiences a peculiar relationship with a priest-to-be: these stories are full of surprising experimentation that strikes a deeply compelling balance between the real and the bizarre. Embodying unusual premises and worlds, these stories are also fearlessly nontraditional in their structure and approach. These voices haunt, tease, and dare while never providing fully fledged answers. Each story is…

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Virtual Event: Kimberly Dark, Author of Damaged Like Me, In Conversation with Lidia Yuknavitch

Kimberly Dark is the author of Damaged Like Me: Essays on Love, Harm, and Transformation. She joins us, along with local author Lidia Yuknavitch – most recently the author of Verge, to discuss their stories and the challenges and triumphs of living in bodies. About the book Kimberly Dark’s Damaged Like Me is a series of essays and stories that reveal a complex social landscape. It shows how possible and vital it is to build roads to a more equitable and loving collective culture that includes body sovereignty, racial justice, gender equity/liberation, and much more. It does so by relying on the insights and approaches to knowledge production of those on the receiving end of inequity and violence, those whose “objectivity” on issues of oppression…

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Two Rivers Virtual Book Club June

For June we will be reading What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver https://www.tworiversbooks.com/book/9780679723059 In his second collection, including the iconic and much-referenced title story featured in the Academy Award-winning film Birdman, Carver establishes his reputation as one of the most celebrated short-story writers in American literature—a haunting meditation on love, loss, and companionship, and finding one’s way through the dark. Check your email for the Zoom link!

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Virtual Event: Living in Global Community, A Conversation with Katherina Audley & Lucas Spiegel

In March of 2020, the people of the world went home and shut their doors in an effort to combat a global health crisis. In the days that followed, our social media feeds filled with images of wildlife roaming newly emptied streets and beaches. It prompted many of us to question the scope of our role and impact in the world. Katherina Audley is a National Geographic Explorer who has spent the past 27 years connecting people around the world with nature through programs, writing, and activities that inspire connection and environmental stewardship. Today she is the Founder and Director of Whales of Guerrero a non-profit based in Mexico that exists to facilitate community-driven conservation through whale science, education, and capacity-building programs. Lucas Spiegel is…

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Submission Deadline: 2021 Two Rivers Poetry Contest

Deadline Extended/Plazo Extendido: 12 de Abril / 12 April English (Vea abajo para español): A virtual student poetry contest in celebration of National Poetry Month and in conjunction with the release of Amanda Gorman’s The Hill We Climb. Inspired by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s performance at the 2021 inauguration, we’re looking for poetry containing themes of uniting community through the particular experiences and challenges of 2020. All forms of poetry accepted. Parental permission is required. Eligible participants must: live within one of the following zip codes: 97203, 97217, 97231 OR be enrolled in any school within one of the above zip codes Submission: Poetry must be submitted in written form, and may additionally be submitted in video or audio formats. A video performance…

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Virtual Event: Elle Marr, Author of Lies We Bury, In Conversation with Georgina Cross

Oregon author Elle Marr celebrates the release of her second book, LIES WE BURY – a psychological thriller set in Portland and drawing on the “twisted history, shadowy passages, and trap doors” of the Shanghai Tunnels under Portland’s Chinatown. She is joined in conversation by Georgina Cross, author of The Stepdaughter. Elle Marr Originally from Sacramento, Elle Marr graduated from UC San Diego before moving to France, where she earned a master’s degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris. She now lives and writes in Oregon, with her husband, son, and one very demanding feline. Her debut thriller, The Missing Sister, was the #24 Best Selling eBook of 2020 on Amazon, a #1 Amazon Best Seller, #1 in the Kindle Store, featured in Woman’s World,…

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Two Rivers Virtual Book Club February

For February we will be discussing In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado. https://www.tworiversbooks.com/book/9781644450383 A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties. In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado’s engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming. And it’s that struggle that gives the book its original structure: each chapter is driven by its own narrative trope—the haunted house, erotica, the bildungsroman—through which Machado holds the events up to…

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