SANTA ROSA --
Copperfield’s Books welcomes Beth Ann Mathews to Santa Rosa to celebrate her new book - Deep Waters: A Memoir of Loss, Alaska Adventure, and Love Rekindled.
The discussion will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
This event is free and open to the public. Masks required.
". . . a survival story of the highest order, navigating the complex terrain of marriage, medical crisis, and a future reimagined."
--CAROLINE VAN HEMERT, award-winning author of The Sun is a Compass
In Deep Waters, Beth's adventurous life as a marine biology professor and mother in Alaska is upended when her healthy husband is slammed by a rare type of stroke. His radical approach to recovery clashes with her instinct to keep him safe at home and sets them on a collision course as he insists on ambitious sailing expeditions with Beth and their young son in Alaska’s magnificent yet unforgiving waters. Deep Waters is a gripping, intimate story of relationship resilience, set against the backdrop of Alaska’s dramatic marine wilderness.
Author: Beth Ann Mathews grew up in the Midwest. She earned her undergraduate degree at Purdue University and her master’s degree in marine biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. As a professor at the University of Alaska Southeast, she taught courses in biology, behavioral ecology, and marine mammalogy and ledresearch on harbor seals, Steller sea lions, and harbor porpoises. She has also studied humpback, gray, and sperm whales and—briefly—sleeper sharks, and led undergraduate research programs on board tall ships in the Gulf of Maine and from field camps in Hawaii and Alaska. She has published numerous scientific papers, and a chapter from Deep Waters placed second in the 2018 Redwood Writers Memoir Contest. Deep Waters is Mathews’s firstbook. She lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Find her online at elizabethannmathews.com