February 08, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Newport Beach Central Library
The English Major by Jim Harrison
"It used to be Cliff and Vivian and now it isn't." With these words, Jim Harrison sends his sixty-something protagonist, divorced and robbed of his farm by a late-blooming real estate shark of an ex-wife, on a road trip across America armed with a childhood puzzle of the United States and a mission to rename all the states and state birds. Cliff's adventures take him from a whirlwind affair with a former student from his high school-teacher days twenty-some years before, to a "snake farm" in Arizona owned by an old classmate and finally to experience the high-octane existence of his son, a big-time movie producer in San Francisco.