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A novel of ‘love and second chances’

Cannon Beach Gazette

Published on January 11, 2018 7:23AM

Last changed on January 16, 2018 1:48PM

Deborah Reed

Courtesy Hoffman Center

Deborah Reed

“The Day When Birds Come Back,” by Deborah Reed.

Courtesy Hoffman Center

“The Day When Birds Come Back,” by Deborah Reed.

Deborah Reed will read from her latest book, “The Days When Birds Come Back,” at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m.

Reed is the author of four literary novels, most recently, “The Days When Birds Come Back, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Her other novels include “Olivay,” “Things We Set on Fire” and “Carry Yourself Back to Me.”

She has also authored two popular thrillers under the pen name Audrey Braun.

The renovation of an old house on the Oregon coast brings two people together in “The Day When Birds Come Back,” described as an emotionally searing novel of love and second chances.

Reed holds a masters in fine arts in creative writing degree and is co-director of the Black Forest Writing Seminars at the University of Freiburg in Germany. She teaches creative writing at workshops around the country and in Europe.

Admission for the evening reading is $7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Manzanita Writers’ Series is a program of the Hoffman Center for the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave. Further information is available at


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