RHS grad to share new book at reading

| July 20, 2021

Fresno’s native daughter Rachel Yoder (Ridgewood High School Class of ‘96) will read from her newly released book “Nightbitch” at the Wooly Pig Farm Brewery on Sunday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.

Following the reading former neighbor Patti Malenke will converse with Yoder about the book. “Nightbitch” is a fierce tale of a young mother’s abrupt transformation from creative, self-directed career woman to handmaid of child and home. As mundane routines, sleepless nights and social isolation erase her identity “the mother” finds herself turning into a dog. First comes a tuft of hair on the back of her neck. Then new canine teeth start to grow in her mouth. The mother’s fear takes a turn when she discovers a tail (wonder of wonders) and that wagging it actually makes her happy. Yoder’s imagination runs free in this wild, playful, waggish story. This is no typical story of a woman collapsing from the weight of society’s expectations and the tedium of child care. Think metamorphosis and rejuvenation.

Yoder’s debut novel is making it big – already reviewed by prestigious publications such as “The Guardian” and “The Chicago Review of Books.” “Nightbitch” has also been optioned for film by Annapurna with Amy Adams set to star. The Wooly Pig Farm Brewery is thrilled that Yoder is making it big and willing to share her novel with her hometown. Reserve a spot (free) or pre-purchase a book and beer combo for the night via the Wooly Pig’s Facebook page or on its website (www.woolypigfarmbrewery.com). The Wooly Pig is located at 23631 Township Road 167, Fresno, OH.

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