Credit: Jonathan B. Smith

Melissa Hart

Sunday, August 24, 2:00 p.m.

Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family

Melissa Hart, a desperately lonely young divorcée and L.A. transplant, finds herself stranded in rainy Eugene, Oregon, working from home in the company of her two cats and two large mutts. At the local dog park, she meets a fellow dog owner named Jonathan. When he invites her to accompany him on a drive to Portland to retrieve six hundred pounds of frozen rats and a fledgling barred owl, sparks fly!

Wild Within is a delight, an uncommon braiding of family, heartbreak, romance, redemption, and—of course—raptors.” —Lyanda Lynn Haupt, author of Crow Planet and The Urban Bestiary

Melissa Hart grew up in Southern California and earned her B.A. in Literature from the College of Creative Studies at U.C. Santa Barbara. She earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Goddard College in Vermont. She is a nature and travel writer and the author of Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood. She teaches feature and travel writing at the University of Oregon.

Event date: 
Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
94025-4349 Menlo Park