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    The Reser & Beaverton City Library Present
    An Evening with Author Dawnie Walton
    The Reser & Beaverton City Library Present

    An Evening with Author Dawnie Walton

    Date February 04, 2023 7:00pm Pricing FREE

    Beaverton City Library Presents: An Evening with Author Dawnie Walton

    This event is FREE and open to the public. Reserved tickets are required.

    What if all of Beaverton read the same book?

    Please join us for the culminating event of Beaverton City Library’s One Book, One Beaverton, a visit with Dawnie Walton, author of The Final Revival of Opal & Nev. Walton’s novel is an electrifying story about the meteoric rise of an iconic interracial rock duo in the 1970s, their sensational breakup, and the dark secrets unearthed when they try to reunite decades later for one last tour.

    We invite you to stay after the author talk to get your book signed and enjoy some light refreshments.

    DAWNIE WALTON is a writer, editor, and author of the novel The Final Revival of Opal & Nev, winner of the Aspen Words Literary Prize, longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and named one of the best books of 2021 by The Washington Post, NPR, Esquire, and former U.S. President Barack Obama, among others. Her work explores identity, place, and the influence of pop culture. Formerly an editor at Essence and Entertainment Weekly, she has received fellowships in fiction from MacDowell and Tin House, and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her writing has appeared in Oxford American, Bon Appetit, NPR, Lithub, and Black Ballad. Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband.

    Reviews of The Final Revival of Opal & Nev.

    “Feels truer and more mesmerizing than some true stories. It’s a packed time capsule that doubles as a stick of dynamite.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

    “The book bursts with fourth-wall breaks and clear-eyed takes on race, sex, and creativity that Walton unfurls in urgent, endlessly readable style.” —ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

    “A dazzling triumph…it is refreshing to read a book that centers a Black woman [Opal] who has this many layers, a book that seeks neither to save her from nor punish her for the flaws that make her human…an unforgettable character.”—WASHINGTON POST

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