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A Reading and Conversation with Novelist and Poet Charles Goodrich and Naturalist and Poet, Pepper Trail.

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday April 4th   7 to 8 pm

Please join us for a reading and conversation with novelist and poet Charles Goodrich and naturalist and poet, Pepper Trail.

Goodrich’s new novel, Weave Me a Crooked Basket, tells the story of Ursula, Bodie, and Nu–scientist, farmer, and artist–trying to save a beloved farm from unscrupulous developers. Molly Gloss, author of The Hearts of Horses, says, “I haven’t read a novel in a long time that felt this hopeful, this authentic in feeling, in landscape, in the complexities of the lives of its people—ordinary people who are not only farmers and gardeners but artists and biologists and immigrants, wives and husbands, sisters and brothers.  It’s a marvelous book, written with immense compassion and honesty, insight and detail. I loved it.” Kathleen Dean Moore writes, “Charles Goodrich is the Wendell Berry of the evergreen Northwest, drawing unforgettable characters and a powerful story from the green hills and oxbow lakes of his valley. Part praise-song, part social protest, part page-turning plot, Weave Me a Crooked Basket is deeply wise and beautifully written. For those who are weary of doom, the book weaves a triumphant vision of the redemptive power of caring–for the land and for each other.”

Goodrich will be joined by Ashland poet Pepper Trail, author of Cascade-Siskiyou, a finalist for the Oregon Book Award, who has just returned from a stint as on-board naturalist for a National Geographic round-the-world tour.


April 4
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Bloomsbury Books Ashland
290 East Main Street
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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