Book Talk: The Ride, by Nancy Cathers DemmeWednesday October 30, 2019
5:30 PM until 7:00 PM
Diego Ramirez, 15, flees his home in 1952 El Paso after setting fire to the barn where his abusive stepfather is working. He steals his mother’s life savings, flees the ranch, and hitchhikes through Texas. He accepts rides from a bigoted truck driver, a woman who gives rides only to children of crippled spirit, a ball bearing salesman who feeds Diego’s dreams of success, and others who help Diego unravel his crimes and abuse.
Nancy Cathers Demme is a retired children’s librarian. She teaches ESL “Writing in English” to adults and is an active member of the Garden State Storyteller’s League. The Ride, a young adult crossover novel, was recently published by the Stephen F. Austin State University Press.
Drop in to meet the author and hear her talk about this engaging book.
Location: Hickory Corner Branch
to go to the Mercer County Library