Jess Thomson, A Year Right Here

Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Village Books, Readings Gallery
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Armed with “The Here List” and a Type-A personality, Seattle-based writer and cookbook author Jess Thomson sets out to spend a year exploring the food of the Pacific Northwest with her family. She tells of her story in A Year Right Here.

Planning to revel in the culinary riches of the region and hoping to break her son, Graham, of his childhood pickiness, the adventures into the great nearby include building a backyard chicken coop, truffle hunting in Oregon, and razor clamming on the Washington coast. Her plans to spend “a year right here” are complicated by efforts to help Graham overcome some of the mobility limitations of cerebral palsy, and thwarted further by her own limitations that come to the fore when she attempts the “Gourmet Century,” a hilly one-hundred-kilometer bike ride with gourmet food stops along the way.

With touching, funny, sometimes devastating stories that many readers can relate to, Thomson pulls the reader in as she abandons “The Here List” and learns that letting go can be just as important as holding on.

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