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Mallory O'Connor

Tuesday, August 29th – 7-8:30 pm
Book event with Mallory O’Connor

Once upon a tme in California…

Mallory M. O’Connor talks about her novel, American River: Tributaries, on Tuesday, August 29 at 7 p.m.

“O’Connor weaves a complex tapestry that shows us that immigrant bigotry did not start with Trump’s call for a wall.”
— Hilary Hemingway, author of Hemingway in Cuba

A part of O’Connor’s novel is set in San Francisco, where one of the main characters, Carl Fitzgerald, a young musician, hopes to make his mark in the world of classical music. The story takes place in the 1960s and the book refers to llocal landmarks including City Lights Bookstore, The Black Hawk, and Cafe Trieste among others. The book also addresses a number of social issues—including immigration, LGBT rights, and women’s rights—that are still very significant today.

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