Sep 3 2014 7:00 pm
The late Kathi Kamen Goldmark’s husband Sam Barry brings a panel of local authors together at Montclair Presbyterian Church to celebrate the publication of her book, “Her Wild Oats” on Wednesday September 3rd at 7pm. We’re pleased to welcome Guy Johnson, Frances Dinkelspiel and Peggy Orenstein reading from Kathi’s book.
Kathi’s first novel, “And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You”, earned praise from well-known authors Amy Tan, Maya Angelou, Scott Turow, Judy Collins, Rita Mae Brown, Carl Hiaasen, and Roddy Doyle; and received positive reviews in O, the Oprah Magazine, the Miami Herald, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications. Completed shortly before her untimely death from breast cancer, Goldmark’s Her Wild Oats is a honky-tonk road story about two unlikely pals: A smart young woman, Arizona Rosenblatt, leaves home and her role as assistant to a high-powered Hollywood executive when she discovers her husband is having an affair with a woman from Jews for Jesus; and thirteen-year-old Otis Ray “Wild Oats” Pixlie, boy genius harmonica player. In the end, Otis Ray learns what it means to be an adult, Arizona discovers the life she wants, and they both figure out the true meaning of love and family.
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