"The End of Eve" Ariel Gore

      At age 39, Ariel Gore, author of The End of Eve, has everything she's always wanted: a successful writing career, a long-term partnership, a beautiful if tiny home, a daughter in college and a son in preschool. But life's happy endings don't always last. If it's not one thing, after all, it's your mother.

      Knock knock.

      Her name is Eve. Her epic temper tantrums have already gotten her banned from three cab companies in Portland. And she's here to announce that she's dying. "Pitifully, Ariel," she sighs. "You're all I have." Ariel doesn't want to take care of her crazy dying mother, but she knows she will.

      It's the right thing to do, isn't it?

      And, anyway, How long could it go on?

      Ariel has a book reading and signing tonight at 7:30 at Powell's at 1005 W Burnside in Portland.