Valerie Geary, author of “Crooked River,” will be the speaker at Northwest Author series event at the Cannon Beach library, Saturday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m.

“Crooked River” is Ms. Geary’s debut novel, a psychological thriller that moves from Eugene to the forests and fields of rural Oregon. No Surprise, since Geary grew up in Albany and has a strong connection to its wild places. Now a Portland resident, she spent her childhood outdoors, riding bikes with friends, digging in the garden and tromping through the woods. Her novel focuses on two young sisters, grieving the death of their mother and adjusting to the family’s move from the comforts of Eugene to rural Oregon to live in a meadow in a tepee under the stars with Bear, their beekeeper father.

The Cannon Beach Library hosts a Northwest author on the second Saturday of the month, from September to May inclusive; the events are free and all are welcome. The Cannon Beach Book Store will have copies of the author’s book available for purchase and signing.

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