Event with Ron Carlson

On Sunday, July 28 at 4 pm we are pleased to
welcome Ron Carlson to the store. He will be
reading from and answering questions about his new book, Return to
. There is no charge for this

In this finely wrought
portrait of western American life, Ron Carlson takes us to the small town of
Oakpine, Wyoming, and into the lives of four men trying to make peace with who
they are in the world.

In high school, these men were in
a band. One of them, Jimmy, left Oakpine for New York City after the tragic
death of his brother. A successful novelist, he has returned thirty years later,
in 1999 -- because he is dying.

With Carlson's characteristic
grace, we learn what has become of these friends and the different directions of
their lives. Craig and Frank never left; Mason, a top lawyer in Denver, is back
in town to fix up and sell his parents' house. Now that they are reunited,
getting the band back together might be the most important thing they can

Return to Oakpine is a generous, tender look at friendship,
family, and the roads not taken, by a writer at the peak of his craft.

Ron Carlson is the author of five
story collections and four novels, including The Signal and Five
. His fiction has appeared in Harper's, The New
, Playboy, GQ, Best American Short
, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. He is the director of the
writing program at the University of California at Irvine and lives in
Huntington Beach.

Event date: 

Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 9:00am

Event address: 

1200 S Coast Hwy
# 105
92651 Laguna Beach