By NR Staff • 

MacReads author to speak

The free program will start at 7:30 p.m. in Linfield College’s Nicholson Library. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Now in its ninth year, MacReads uses a common book to create community conversations. Schools, book clubs and individuals throughout Yamhill County are invited to participate.

“My Abandonment” is a novel about a 13-year-old girl and her father making their home in Portland’s Forest Park.

They inhabit an elaborate cave shelter, wash in a creek, store perishables, use a makeshift septic system and tend a garden. They remain separate from society until a jogger discovers them, setting off a chain of events that leads to their flight.

Rock teaches creative writing at Reed College.

He attended Deep Springs College, received his bachelor of arts in English from Yale University and then held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. He has taught fiction at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Deep Springs College and in the MFA program at San Francisco State University.

MacReads is sponsored by Friends of Nicholson Library, Friends of McMinnville Public Library, Third Street Books and the Linfield English Department. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte at 503-883-2517.

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