6/17 Jenny Forrester

06/17/2017 - 6:30pm

Jenny Forrester presents

Narrow River, Wide Sky

Saturday June 17th at 6:30 pm

Jenny Forrester's memoir perfectly captures both place and a community situated on the Colorado Plateau between slot canyons and rattlesnakes, where she grew up with her mother and brother in a single-wide trailer proudly displaying an American flag. Forrester’s powerfully eloquent story reveals a rural small town comprising God-fearing Republicans, ranchers, Mormons, and Native Americans. With sensitivity and resilience, Forrester navigates feelings of isolation, an abusive boyfriend, sexual assault, and a failed college attempt to forge a separate identity. As young adults, after their mother’s accidental death, Forrester and her brother are left with an increasingly strained relationship that becomes a microcosm of America’s political landscape. Narrow River, Wide Sky is a breathtaking, determinedly truthful story about one woman’s search for identity within the mythology of family and America itself.

Narrow River, Wide Sky: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997068351
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hawthorne Books - May 2nd, 2017

Event Address: 
252 W Hood St
Sisters, OR 97759