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Local author tells of ‘My Three Friends’ at Seaside library

Linda Eddleston discusses memoir Jan. 13

Published on January 11, 2018 7:06AM

Courtesy Seaside Public Library

SEASIDE — At 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, Friends of the Seaside Library will welcome local author Linda Eddleston as she tells the story of “My Three Friends.” The event will take place in the Community Room. There will be book sales and signings.

“My Three Friends” tells a coming-of-age story with charm and delight. Eddleston’s memoir is the account of four young girls who come together in Portland in the 1950s. She describes the choices, successes, trials, tragedies and, most of all, the enduring friendship of four women, framed by the events of the decades they grow up in.

From a third grader’s demand, “Why me? It’s your brother’s pigeon coop,” though broken arms and broken hearts, separations and reunions, and a last walk on a beach, “My Three Friends” reminds the reader what it was like to be young and grow together. Though these women came of age in the 1950s and ’60s, their experiences are universal; even today’s teenagers will appreciate the characters and their story.

The book also includes Eddleston’s summer experiences in Seaside and will touch on the riot of 1962.

Eddleston is a retired elementary and special education teacher. She is the author of the anthology “That Holiday Feeling” and has published works in The Children’s Ministry Magazine.

Seaside Public Library is located at 1131 Broadway St. For more information, call 503-738-6742 or visit seasidelibrary.org.


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