Grace Mattioli on her new novel "The Bird that Sang in Color"

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Wed, 03/10/2021 - 5:30pm to 5:45pm
The Bird that Sang in Color by Grace Mattioli
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Grace Mattioli

Our In Depth guest today is Grace Mattioli, Portland-based author of the new novel The Bird that Sang in Color.

Grace’s work includes a book of short stories, The Brightness Index, and two previous novels – Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees and Discovery of an Eagle.

Grace worked as a librarian in San Francisco for over 20 years, and has held a plethora of jobs, including jewelry designer, food cart owner, shopkeeper, book seller, substitute teacher, art school model, natural grocery store clerk, short-order cook, food server, street vendor, barista, and a giant Twinkie. She’s truly a Renaissance woman.

In the words of writer Lidia Yuknavitch, The Bird that Sang in Color is “hugely moving, beautifully rendered, and brilliant.”

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