Denfeld’s first novel has garnered many awards and rave reviews to include: #1 Book of the Year, the Oregonian; One of the Top #5 Books of the Year, Powell’s Books; an Indie Next Pic;, and winner for Best Foreign Novel 2014 for the French Prix Award.
“Filled with themes of pain and suffering and still a pleasure to read, this impressive debut… is set in a decaying, dark, corrupt prison, but as the opening line reveals, it ‘is an enchanted place.’ …Read this magical book, and prepare to be spellbound.” — Library Journal
“Rene Denfeld is a genius. In The Enchanted she has imagined one of the grimmest settings in the world—a dank and filthy death row in a corrupt prison—and given us one of the most beautiful, heartrending, and riveting novels I have ever read.” – Donald Ray Pollock, author of The Devil All the Time
Denfeld has written for many publications including The New York Times Magazine, The Oregonian, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She has published three non-fiction books. In addition to her writing career, Denfeld is a death penalty investigator who works with men and women facing execution. She calls herself “the happy mother” of three children she adopted from state foster care.
Following Denfeld’s reading and Q&A, we’ll have our popular Open Mic where up to nine local writers will read 5 minutes of their original work. The suggested (not required) theme for the evening’s Open Mic is “Magic.”
Admission for the evening is $7.
This evening’s reading is just one of the events of the Mystery Weekend put on by the North Tillamook County Library, the Hoffman Center for the Arts, CART’M, and NCRD. For a complete listing of events, click here.