This Earth You'll Come Back To: Reading & Signing: Jan 9
"This Earth You’ll Come Back To, by Barbara Roether, is a singular, profoundly moving debut novel narrated by Rose Healy Koehner, a Midwestern wife and mother of ten who recounts her life and times to her daughter Stephanie. There is a unique twist to Rose’s tale telling: she does it from the grave while Stephanie stands at her graveside. Rest assured, though, there’s nothing supernatural or ghoulish about Roether’s narrative. It is an elegant rumination on memory, family, contrition, connectedness, and the ways in which geography and landscape—indeed, the place we call home—informs our self-perception." -- Foreward Reviews
Barbara Roether designed curriculum and taught Montessori middle school/high school programs in California and in Bali, Indonesia. She is currently putting the finishing touches on a book of poetry/essays set in Bali, entitled Saraswati’s Lament; and teaches at a Montessori School in Silicon Valley. She lives in San Francisco's Sunset District, a few steps from the beach where she spends a good deal of time considering the colors and nature of sunsets.
You can find more information at http://www.barbararoether.com/.