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A Marin Memoir: Unmoored by J.R. Roessl
August 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Join local author J.R. Roessl for a reading and conversation about her new book, Unmoored: a story of adventure, revelation, and redemption aboard a sailboat headed from the San Francisco coast to Central America and beyond.
It’s the ’60s in San Francisco. Peace, love, and rock ’n’ roll reign. Counterculture has arrived and the times, they are a-changing, but while the beat goes on, a sixteen-year-old girl thinks only of endless summers beyond the dark waters of the Golden Gate Bridge. After spending a decade helping her father build their forty-foot sailboat, Heritage, she will leave behind everything she has known for the promise he’s made to her and her sisters and mother: that on this trip of a lifetime, he will be a better man and father. Heading out to sea on the night of their departure, she fears how ill-equipped they are for the enormity of what lies ahead. After all, her father has failed his celestial navigation course, her sisters can’t swim, and no one knows how to sail. Is it just departure jitters, or does she see something others don’t?
About J.R. Roessl:
For more than thirty years, J.R. Roessl traveled the world working as a model and commercial actor, before settling in the Hudson Valley to raise her family. She is a graduate of New York University, where she studied creative writing. Unmoored is her debut memoir. She currently resides with her husband and daughter in Pittsburgh.