Book Signing - Lauren Markham - The Far Away Brothers
Past Dates & Times
- Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 3:30 PM - 5 PM
Francie & Finch Bookshop
130 S. 13th St.
Meet Lauren Markham, author of The Far Away Brothers.
We are thrilled to have Lauren Markham visit Lincoln to talk about her book The Far Away Brothers. Lauren will be speaking about her book at Lincoln High at 7:00 p.m. with a book signing to follow. We encourage everyone to attend this event but for those not able to, you can meet Lauren and pick up a signed copy of her book at Francie & Finch from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California--fighting to survive, to stay, and to belong. Growing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war, the United States was a distant fantasy to identical twins Ernesto and Raul Flores--until, at age seventeen, a deadly threat from the region's brutal gangs forces them to flee the only home they've ever known. In this urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration, journalist Lauren Markham follows the Flores twins as they make their way across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert, into the hands of immigration authorities, and from there to their estranged older brother in Oakland, CA. Soon these unaccompanied minors are navigating school in a new language, working to pay down their mounting coyote debt, and facing their day in immigration court, while also encountering the triumphs and pitfalls of teenage life with only each other for support. With intimate access and breathtaking range, Markham offers an unforgettable testament to the migrant experience.
WINNER OF THE RIDENHOUR BOOK PRIZE/SILVER WINNER OF THE CALIFORNIA BOOK AWARD/FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE/NAMED ONE OF THE BST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND WINNER OF THE ONE BOOK ONE LINCOLN 2019 SELECTION!
Lauren Markham is a writer based in Berkeley, California. Her work has appeared in VQR, VICE, Orion, Pacific Standard, Guernica, The New Yorker.com, on This American Life, and elsewhere. Lauren earned her MFA in Fiction Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has been awarded Fellowships from the Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism, the 11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship, the Mesa Refuge, and the Rotary Foundation. For the past decade, she has worked in the fields of refugee resettlement and immigrant education.