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Author Dave Talbot


Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  8/29/2014

The CabinThe Cabin, is the dual memoir by Dave Talbot and his mother Louise about extended stays at their family’s primitive cabin in the Rougue River wilderness. Talbot reads at the Downtown Bend Library on September 9 at 6:00 p.m. as part of the Know Wilderness series. The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale with all proceeds going to support the Library Foundation.

The Cabin, seeks to answer the question of what happens when a story about a singular affecting place is told from two perspectives. “Half of the story is from my mom’s diary,” said Talbot. A San Francisco urbanite, Talbot’s mother was convinced by her husband to move their family from California's comforts to Oregon's rugged back country in 1933 to ride out the Great Depression. “The balance of remembrances are mine, from the family's second cabin stay in 1944, when I was eleven,” said Talbot. “It’s a story filled with counterpoint and confession, heart and humor and how we are forever changed by the places we call home.”

David Talbot is retired Director of Oregon State Parks, serving from 1964 until 1992. At the time of his retirement, he was the longest serving state parks director in the United States. He lives in Bend, Oregon, and Palm Desert, California with his wife Lynn.

For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032 or visit www.dechuteslibrary.org. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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