Remote: Finding Home in the Bitterroots by DJ Lee

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Wed, 09/16/2020 - 5:30pm to 5:45pm
Remote: Finding Home in the Bitterroots by DJ Lee
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Our In Depth guest today is DJ Lee, author of Remote: Finding Home in the Bitterroots, published by Oregon State University Press.

DJ is a Regents Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Washington State University, the Director of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness History Project, and a scholar-fellow at the Black Earth Institute. She’s published eight books on literature, history, and ecology. Remote is her first memoir.

The book won First Place for Memoir in the Idaho Writers Guild 2020 Competition, and was featured as one of the most anticipated books of 2020 by the Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Association.

In the words of writer, and Idaho native, Kim Barnes, Remote is “part adventure story, part cautionary tale. DJ Lee’s quest weaves through memory and meaning like a broken trail. The ghosts she is searching for—her grandmother, her grandfather, her friend lost in the wilderness and never found—appear and disappear in moments of mystery… Always, what she offers is a map that we might follow: more than blood, it is story that binds us—all that we have to make sense of our lives.”

DJ will be reading, along with Tina Ontiveros, at a special livestream event organized by Portland’s Two Rivers Bookstore on Thursday September 17th, at 6:30pm PT. You can register for the event on the Two Rivers Bookstore website.

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