Susan M. Gaines - POSTPONED

Novelist discusses her recent ecofiction, Accidentals
Susan M Gaines Point Reyes Books
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 7:00pm
Point Reyes Books
11315 CA-1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956



Susan M. Gaines reads from her latest novel, Accidentals (Torrey House Press).

About Accidentals

When Gabriel's immigrant mother returns to her native Uruguay, he takes a break from his uninspiring job to accompany her. Immersed in his squabbling family, birdwatching in the wetlands on their abandoned ranch, and falling in love with a local biologist, he makes discoveries that force him to contend with the environmental cataclysm of his turn-of-millennium present--even as he confronts the Cold War-era ideologies and political violence that have shaped his family's past.

About Susan M. Gaines

Susan M. Gaines is the author of the novel Carbon Dreams and of the science narrative, Echoes of Life: What Fossil Molecules Reveal About Earth History. Her short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals and been selected for the Best of the West anthology and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Gaines's fiction is informed by a youth spent hiking and birding California's mountains and coastline, and by her education in chemistry and oceanography. She is the recipient of an Art in Science Fellowship at the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, as well as the 2018 Suffrage Science Award. Currently at work on another novel, Gaines divides her time between her native California, Uruguay, and Germany, where she co-directs the Fiction Meets Science research and fellowship program.

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ISBN: 9781948814164
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Torrey House Press - March 10th, 2020