Miriam Gershow Reading THURSDAY 4/16 PSU!

Dear Friends.

Need your fill of literary entertainment? Looking for something to do on Thursday evening? I'll be back in Portland, reading from my debut novel, THE LOCAL NEWS, at PSU this Thursday, 4/16.

About the book:
THE LOCAL NEWS (Spiegel & Grau, Feb 2009) is the story of Lydia Pasternak, a precocious fifteen-year-old from suburban Detroit whose life—for better or worse—is irrevocably changed when her older brother, Danny, disappears. In the year following Danny Pasternak’s disappearance, his parents go off the rails, his town buzzes with self-indulgent mourning, and his little sister Lydia finds herself thrust into unwanted celebrity, forced to negotiate her complicated—often ambivalent—grief for a brother she never particularly liked but who is suddenly gone.

About the reading:
Thursday, April 16th 7pm
Smith Student Union (1825 SW Broadway), room 236
Portland State University
Portland OR 97201
Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1825+SW+Broadway,+Portland,+oregon&hl=en

About me:
Miriam Gershow's stories have appeared in the Georgia Review, Black Warrior Review, and Quarterly West, among other literary journals. Her work was listed among the "100 Distinguished Stories" in The Best American Short Stories 2007 and appeared in the 2008 Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories. She was a Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. She lives in Eugene, Oregon, where she teaches at TheUniversity of Oregon. THE LOCAL NEWS is her first novel.

I look forward to seeing you there!


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