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Son of a Gun 

Wednesday, Jan 29 2014

An alumnus of the Wallace Stegner Fellowship program in fiction writing at Stanford, Justin St. Germain has a debut memoir, Son of a Gun, which was released to widespread critical acclaim this past August. The New York Times Book Review called it "Spectacular ... a parable of our time and our nation... if the brilliance of Son of a Gun lies in its restraint, its importance lies in the generosity of the author's insights." The book was also an Book of the Week and one of Amazon's Best Books of 2013. It's about the mysterious murder of St. Germain's mother, which happened when the author was 20 years old, and his search, years later, to make sense of her life and death. St. Germain is the Joseph M. Russo Chair in Creative Writing at the University of New Mexico. This reading begins the spring season of the University of San Francisco's Lone Mountain Readings.

Tue., Feb. 11, 7:45 p.m., 2014

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