Holiday Hours: 12/24 9am-9pm, 12/25 12pm-6pm, 12/31 9am-8pm, 1/1 11am-11pm
Get ready for a powerful evening as Melissa Cistaro shares the story her tumultuous coming-of-age and her mother's final days, chronicled in her new memoir. After her mother drove off without explanation, Melissa and her brothers were left to pick up the pieces, always tormented by the question Why did she abandon us? Thirty-five years later, Melissa stumbles across a cache of letters her mother wrote to her but never sent, which could hold the answers she seeks..
ABOUT MELISSA CISTARO
Melissa Cistaro is a bookseller and the events coordinator at Book Passage, the legendary San Francisco Bay Area independent bookstore, where she has hosted more than 200 authors. A writer and mother of two, she has been interviewed on a number of radio shows and has been published in numerous literary journals as well as in two anthologies alongside Anne Lamott and Jane Smiley. She studied writing at UCLA and has participated in the Tin House Writer’s Workshop in Portland and The Writer’s Studio in Los Angeles.