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We Run the Tides: A Novel

Vendela Vida
In conversation with Autumn de Wilde
May 26, 2021

The award-winning author Vendela Vida’s latest work, We Run the Tides, is a suspenseful and poignant story of female friendship, betrayal, and a mysterious disappearance set in the changing landscape of San Francisco. One day, while two teenage best friends are walking to school, they witness a horrible act—or do they? In Vida’s masterful portrait, the pre-tech boom San Francisco finds its mirror in the changing lives of the teenage girls at the center of this story of innocence lost, the pain of too much freedom, and the struggle to find one’s authentic self. Vida, who lives in the Bay Area and is a founding board member of 826 Valencia, the San Francisco writing center for youth, is the author of six books, including Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name and The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty. Join us for a conversation with Vida discussing this enigmatic coming-of-age story in all its beauty and confusion.

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