story: “What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us”
author: Laura van den Berg
where: Reed College
note: I have been time-sharing under a rock; this is my first read by the author, though I’ve known her existence for a long time now. I was fortunate to hear her read last night at Tin House.
a line: “Madagascar was not the first expedition on which I had accompanied my mother.”
theme(s): Mothers and daughters, adventure, separation, loss, survival, aging