Join us for an evening with bestselling author Sonja Yoerg, who will read from her new novel, True Places. This event is free and open to the public.
At the start of True Places, a harried mother, Suzanne Blakemore, finds an emaciated, near-feral girl alongside the Blue Ridge Parkway. Suzanne rescues the girl, Iris, and eventually invites her into her home, which is already strained by difficult teenagers and an ambitious husband. Iris has an independence, a love of solitude, and a discomfort with materialism that contrasts with everything the Blakemores stand for. Suzanne is first fascinated by these qualities, then they spark a longing, and she can’t help but wonder: Is she destined to save Iris, or is Iris the one who will save her?
Sonja Yoerg grew up in Stowe, Vermont, where she financed her college education by waitressing at the Trapp Family Lodge. She earned a PhD in biological psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and wrote a nonfiction book about animal intelligence, Clever as a Fox (Bloomsbury USA, 2001), and four novels: House Broken, Middle of Somewhere, All the Best People, and the national bestseller, True Places. Sonja lives with her husband in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.