Apricot Irving

Apricot Irving grew up as a missionary’s daughter in Haiti, where she and her mother and sisters lived in a secluded compound while her father traveled to preach and plant trees in the largely deforested countryside. In her memoir, The Gospel of Trees (Simon and Schuster), she examines the effects of her father’s idealism on his family and on the people he was trying to help and she revisits her life in Haiti when she is sent by This American Life to cover the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.

“With insight and admirable even-handedness, Irving shows the complex forces at play in both the story of Haiti's cycle of poverty and the more personal dynamics at play in her family as they struggle mightily to do God's work.” —Booklist. 

Apricot Irving, now living in Portland, is a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award.

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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