Monday, February 11, 2013

Meet This Author Tomorrow Night!!!

Radical, before it meant a person who advocates strong political reform, meant getting to the root of things, the origin. It comes from the Latin radix, radicis, meaning radish, a root vegetable.”—BK Loren

These meditative essays range in subjects from a transcendental encounter with a pack of coyotes ironically juxtaposed with her neighbor’s claim that nature “has gone out of vogue,” to Loren’s mother’s slow yet all-encompassing deterioration from Parkinson’s, and the unexpected way the Loma Prieta earthquake eroded her depression by offering the author a sense of her small place in a wild and worthwhile world.

Loren has an empathetic and gentle approach to the world. In detailing the intricacies of human relationships and consciousness—fear of death and time, cooperation born of clashing viewpoints, tradition’s beauty even when destructive, a love of language, a sense of loss amid the fast-paced materialistic world—she peels back the film of popular thinking in order to expose herself to the secrets so few of us ever see.

Jackie says:
"At times this book is a painting, at others a poem, or a song to life and all of it's wonderful variety.  It is passion and it is pain because a good life necessarily has both--a yin/yang of mystery that is nevertheless familiar to us all.  BK is boldly open and honest about things that have happened in her life, and how they help mold her into the person she is today, which is still a forever changing being.  Her lyric voice, even when hard edged, is mesmerizing.  I loved this book, and I will be its champion forever--it is definitely on my list of best books I've ever read."  

Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 7:30 pm at our Historic Lodo Store:

BK Loren has worked as a naturalist, assistant chef, ranch hand, furniture maker, UPS driver, college professor and many other things. She attended the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and currently teaches writing at Chatham University’s low residency program, the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and other venues throughout North America. She is a winner of the Mary Roberts-Rinehart National Fellowship and her work has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes three times. The author of the bestselling novel Theft, Loren will read from and sign her new book Animal, Mineral, Radical: Essays on Wildlife, Family, and Food.

Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here:

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