Pamela Royes | "Temperance Creek" | Thursday, April 27 @ 7:00PM

Please join us at BookPeople Thursday, April 27th at 7:00PM for a presentation and reading with Pamela Royes from the memoir Temperance Creek.

In the early seventies, some of us were shot like stars from our parents’ homes. This was an act of nature, bigger than ourselves. In the austere beauty and natural reality of Hell’s Canyon of Eastern Oregon, one hundred miles from pavement, Pam, unable to identify with her parent’s world and looking for deeper pathways has a chance encounter with returning Vietnam warrior Skip Royes. Skip, looking for a bridge from survival back to connection, introduces Pam to the vanishing culture of the wandering shepherd and together they embark on a four-year sojourn into the wilderness. From the back of a horse, Pam leads her packstring of readers from overlook to water crossing, down trails two thousand years old, and from the vantages she chooses for us, we feel the edges of our own experiences. It is a memoir of falling in love with a place and a man and the price extracted for that love.

Written with deep lyricism, Temperance Creek is a work of haunting beauty, fresh and irreverent and rooted in the grit and pleasure of daily life. This is Pam’s story, but the courage and truth in the telling is part of our human experience. Seen through a slower more primary mirror, one not so crowded with objectivity, Pam’s memoir, is a kind of home-coming, a family reunion for shooting stars.

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Event date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
521 S Main St
Moscow, ID 83843
Temperance Creek: A Memoir Cover Image
By Pamela Royes, Teresa Jordan (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781619027305
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Call to Confirm
Published: Counterpoint LLC - June 14th, 2016

In the early seventies, some of us were shot like stars from our parents' homes. This was an act of nature, bigger than ourselves. In the austere beauty and natural reality of Hell's Canyon of Eastern Oregon, one hundred miles from pavement, Pam, unable to identify with her parent's world and looking for deeper pathways has a chance encounter with returning Vietnam warrior Skip Royes.