Leaving Parma Blurb

Angie begins Leaving Parma with the combat death of her uncle in Vietnam before she was born, and its effect on her family and the people of the small town of Parma, Idaho. Her memoir does not proceed in the linear fashion of a chronicle. It is of spiral construction like the shell of a nautilus, weaving a deft selection of scenes of three generations of family and the people of Parma, is ultimately about what is wrought in our souls by the powerful engine of loss.

With the death of her uncle in Vietnam as a central starting point, she moves around and away from it in point of view, always looking at it from a different aspect, not just from her own vantage point, but trying to understand both the experience of the people close to her and of those whose acquaintance she has never made.

As the conch of the nautilus expands around its center, becomes fuller, so does Angie’s exploration into the consequences of loss on the human spirit, the effects of death and illness and injury and the break up of the family. At the end of her inquiry, we are left with a sharing of life experience, not the experience of one life. She has moved from her family’s losses to illuminate the meaning of loss for us all. Leaving Parma is unique in the manner in which its intense and personal nature has been interpreted in the illustrations by the graphic artist Valen.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Rediscovered Bookshop (8th Street, Boise) is the first to carry "Leaving Parma"


Visit Laura, Bruce and the gang down at Rediscovered Bookshop. This is a fabulous independent bookstore with a great selection and a great (new) location: 180 N 8th Street, Downtown Boise. www.rdbooks.org

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Capital City Public Market - Emerging Artist

Join me for a book signing at the Market this Saturday in downtown Boise. Capital City Public Market, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Monday, August 9, 2010

East End Farmers' Market - Bown Crossing


Join Leaving Parma author, Angie Sarich, this Sunday, August 15 from 10am-2pm for the East End Farmer's Market in Bown Crossing (The Tavern Wine Market). The market hosts 40 booths of varying food, arts and goods from local vendors. Enjoy coffee, brunch or lunch at one of the great Bown restaurant patios. See you Sunday!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Book Signing at Bown Crossing 7/18

Sunday Farmers Market at Bown Crossing (10am to 2pm). Bring your appetite, your money, and wear your puttin'-up-your-feet shoes. Leaving Parma available at the Tavern Wine Market patio. Sun hat optional.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Leaving Parma at First Thursday!

Thursday, July 1st Angie will be signing copies of Leaving Parma at Melting Pot in downtown Boise as part of the First Thursday Art Walk. Come down for a book, cheese, and wine.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Terrace Lakes Art and Wine Fest 6/26 and 27

Angie will be signing copies of Leaving Parma at her booth at the Wine and Art Festival at Terrace Lakes in Garden Valley this weekend. Come up to get a copy, try some wine, check out the other art, golf, and enjoy the warm and sunny weather.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Book signing and wine tasting tonight (6/23)

Come down to the Tavern Wine Market for some wine tasting and to pick up a copy of Leaving Parma. A number of distributors will be on hand as well as the great staff of the market. Starts at 6pm.