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Oregon author to discuss work in North Plains

COURTESY PHOTO - Molly Gloss will be at the North Plains Public Library July 25 to talk about her work, including her newest one, Falling from Horses.Oregon author Molly Gloss will be in North Plains at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, to discuss her work as Friends of the North Plains Public Library hosts “An Evening with an Author” at the library.

Gloss is a fourth-generation Oregonian who lives in Portland. She is the bestselling author of “The Jump-Off Creek,” “The Dazzle of Day,” “Wild Life” and “The Hearts of Horses.” Her work has earned numerous awards, including an Oregon Book Award, a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, the PEN West Fiction Prize, the James Tiptree Jr. Award and a Whiting Writers Award.

A best-selling author, she has just published a new novel, “Falling From Horses.” The novel follows a young ranch-hand who escapes a family tragedy and travels to Hollywood to become a stunt rider. Along the way, he meets a young woman who also harbors dreams of making it in Hollywood — as a writer.

This evening presentation is the third event in a series focusing on local and regional authors, showcasing their works and cultural contributions. All programs are presented free of charge thanks to the Friends of the North Plains Public Library and a grant from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County.