Folio Books, a vibrant independent bookstore in San Francisco’s Noe Valley, invited Laura McHale Holland to read from her new memoir, Resilient Ruin: A memoir of hopes dashed and reclaimed, on Thurs., Jan. 26, 2017.

Laura, who used to live in the neighborhood and looks forward to seeing friends she made there, will read from her book and then answer questions.

The reading begins at 7 p.m., 3957 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114.

Here’s a book description:

A teenage girl breaking free. A cunning classmate on the prowl. Can she recover after they collide?

Orphaned as a child, fourteen-year-old Laura finally rebels against her abusive guardian. Living on dreams, rock ’n’ roll, and kisses in moonlight, she believes whatever comes next can’t be worse than what she’s already endured. She has no idea how far she will fall before she can build a better life. Resilient Ruin is a poignant personal story that recounts a rocky, ultimately inspiring journey. If you like brave, unaffected heroines; striking scenes and characters; and pacing that keeps you turning page after page, you’ll relish this masterful memoir of survival and learning to forgive.

Join Laura for an inspiring time in a welcoming bookshop in a beautiful city.


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