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Zoom Book Club! "Legends of the North Cascades" by Jonathan Evison

February 16, 2022. 9:00am - 10:00am

"A beautifully rendered and cinematic portrait of a place and its evolution through time . . . A story of survival and the love and devotion between parent and child."
--Jill McCorkle
author of Hieroglyphics

Dave Cartwright used to be good at a lot of things: good with his hands, good at solving problems, good at staying calm in a crisis. But on the heels of his third tour in Iraq, the fabric of Dave's life has begun to unravel. Gripped by PTSD, he finds himself losing his home, his wife, his direction. Most days, his love for his seven-year-old daughter, Bella, is the only thing keeping him going. When tragedy strikes, Dave makes a dramatic decision: the two of them will flee their damaged lives, heading off the grid to live in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest.

As they carve out a home in a cave in that harsh, breathtaking landscape, echoes of its past begin to reach them. Bella retreats into herself, absorbed by visions of a mother and son who lived in the cave thousands of years earlier, at the end of the last ice age. Back in town, Dave and Bella themselves are rapidly becoming the stuff of legend--to all but those who would force them to return home.

As winter sweeps toward the North Cascades, past and present intertwine into a timeless odyssey. Poignant and profound, Legends of the North Cascades brings Jonathan Evison's trademark vibrant, honest voice to bear on an expansive story that is at once a meditation on the perils of isolation and an exploration of the ways that connection can save us.

Jonathan Evison is the author of the novels "All About Lulu," "West of Here," "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving," "This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!," "Lawn Boy," and "Legends of the North Cascades." He lives with his wife and family in Washington State.

Staff recommended.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Address: 
111 5th Ave. South
Edmonds, WA 98020
Books: 
Legends of the North Cascades Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643752488
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - January 11th, 2022

Small World: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593184127
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton - January 11th, 2022

Lawn Boy Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616209230
Availability: Backordered
Published: Algonquin Books - March 19th, 2019

This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616206017
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - May 31st, 2016

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616203153
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - May 7th, 2013

West of Here Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616200824
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - January 31st, 2012