JOHN W. EVANS at Books Inc. Palo Alto

When
Thu Jan 12
Where
Books Inc. - Palo Alto
Time
7:00 PM
Tags
Author Appearance, Literary
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Description

John W. Evans, Jones Lecturer in creative writing at Stanford University, discusses Should I Still Wish: A Memoir. Though heartbroken after his wife's violent death, Evans realizes that he cannot remain inconsolable and adrift, living with his in-laws in Indiana. Motivated by a small red X on a map, Evans musters the courage for a cross-country trip. From the Badlands to Yellowstone to the foothills of the Sierra Mountains, Evans' hope and determination propel him even as he contemplates his vulnerability and the legacy of a terrible tragedy.

Should I Still Wish chronicles Evans' efforts to leave an intense year of grief behind, to make peace with the natural world again, and to reconnect with a woman who promises, like San Francisco itself, a life of abundance and charm. With unflinching honesty Evans plumbs the uncertainties, doubts, and contradictions of a paradoxical experience in this love story, celebration of fatherhood, meditation on the afterlife of grief and resilience, and, ultimately, showcase for life's many profound incongruities.

Location

  1. Books Inc. - Palo Alto
    855 El Camino Real, #74, Palo Alto, CA