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Second Sunday (on the first Sunday): Marjorie Sandor

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  9/20/2012

Marjorie SandorWhether she is writing essays or fiction, Marjorie Sandor’s prose has been describds as “tangy and luscious as just-plucked fruit.” Deschutes Public Library is pleased to welcome Marjorie Sandor to Second Sunday at theDowntown Bend Public Library on Sunday October 7, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Books will be available for sale and an open mic will follow Sandor’s reading.

Sandor is the author of four books, including the memoir The Late Interiors: A Life Under Construction, and the 2004 Winner of the National Jewish Book Award in Fiction, Portrait of my Mother, Who Posed Nude in Wartime: Stories. Her earlier book of personal essays, The Night Gardener: A Search for Home, won the 2000 Oregon Book Award for Literary Nonfiction. Her work has appeared in such magazines as The Georgia Review, AGNI, and TriQuarterly, as well as in Best American Short Stories 1985 and 1988, The Pushcart Prize XIII, Twenty Under Thirty, The Best American Spiritual Writing 2000, and other anthologies. She teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Sandor’s characters—real and imagined—inhabit urban gardens and old houses. They linger on the ever-shifting threshold between home and wilderness, between youth and old age, and most of all between the human quest for adventure, and the desire for refuge. In her stories and essays, she explores family, community life, and the pull of art to expose our darkest and best-kept secrets, our restlessness and comical mistakes and deep regrets; our desire to create a domestic paradise against all odds.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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