JOHN W. EVANS at Books Inc. Palo Alto

John W. Evans author photo and Should I Still Wish cover image

John W. Evans, Jones Lecturer in creative writing at Stanford University, discusses Should I Still Wish: A Memoir. Though heartbroken after his wife's violent death, Evans realizes that he cannot remain inconsolable and adrift, living with his in-laws in Indiana. Motivated by a small red X on a map, Evans musters the courage for a cross-country trip. From the Badlands to Yellowstone to the foothills of the Sierra Mountains, Evans' hope and determination propel him even as he contemplates his vulnerability and the legacy of a terrible tragedy.

Should I Still Wish chronicles Evans' efforts to leave an intense year of grief behind, to make peace with the natural world again, and to reconnect with a woman who promises, like San Francisco itself, a life of abundance and charm. With unflinching honesty Evans plumbs the uncertainties, doubts, and contradictions of a paradoxical experience in this love story, celebration of fatherhood, meditation on the afterlife of grief and resilience, and, ultimately, showcase for life's many profound incongruities.

Event date: 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
74 Town & Country Village
Palo Alto, CA
Should I Still Wish: A Memoir (American Lives ) By John W. Evans Cover Image
ISBN: 9780803295223
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - January 1st, 2017