Library branches will be closed on Monday, January 20 for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The African American Museum & Library at Oakland (AAMLO) will remain open regular business hours (10 AM - 5:30 PM) on January 20 for its annual film festival.
Meet Suzanne Adam, Author of "Notes From The Bottom Of The World, A Life in Chile"
A long way from her roots in Northern California, retired teacher, and author Suzanne Adam describes her decades of life living as an expat in Chile. Weaving in gems of simplicity and wisdom, she spins tales of the differences and commonalities between the two continents as well as the culture shock she experienced initially when Chile, a patriarchal country, was going through food shortages and a military dictatorship.
A California native, Suzanne Adam served in the Peace Corps in Colombia. In 1972, she moved to Santiago, Chile to marry her boyfriend. She recounts this life experience in her 2015 memoir Marrying Santiago which won the 2016 Moritz Thomsen Peace Corps Experience Award. Suzanne, who calls herself a tree-hugger, is a nature writer, who loves to read, garden, and watch CNN. Before becoming a writer, this grandmother of four, including twin girls, taught learning-disabled children. Her essays have been published in The Christian Science Monitor, California Magazine, the Marin Independent Journal, Nature Writing, and Persimmon Tree. Her new book Notes From The Bottom Of The World: A Life in Chile, published by SheWritesPress will be available November 6, 2018. Suzanne blogs at www.tarweedspirit.blogspot.com.