Thanks to all who came out for a masterful reading by Ernest J. Finney at Yuba Lit 5. Please note we have some incredible headliners booked for our next two Yuba Lit editions:
Thursday, July 14th, 7 p.m.: RUTH GALM
Bay Area author Ruth Galm’s spare, poetic debut novel, set in the American West of early Joan Didion, traces the drifting path of a young woman as she skirts the law and her own oppressive anxiety.
“Galm’s debut is precisely written and casually paced. A standout debut.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“This is a natural for anyone who loves Joan Didion’s work—especially her nonfiction critiques on California and that other classic of aimless driving, Play It as It Lays.”
—Booklist, Starred Review
Thursday, September 15th, 7 p.m.: FRANCES STROH
When Frances Stroh was growing up in Detroit, her family’s Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America, worth $700 million. But the fortune dissolved in a decade, torn apart by divorce and drugs. Stroh’s memoir is elegantly written and mercilessly clear-eyed in its self-appraisal.
“How does a family dynasty die? In her image-rich memoir, ‘Beer Money,’ Frances Stroh asks the question with heroic honesty, from the inside.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“Stroh’s compelling memoir vividly portrays the aching permanence of loss and the palpability of hope that accompanies starting over.”
Readers to appear with Ruth Galm and Frances Stroh will be announced soon.