Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an author discussion and book signing with Sandra A. Miller, the author of the new book Trove: A Woman's Search for Truth and Buried Treasure. This event is free and open to the public.
About the Book
Trove is the story of a woman whose life is upended when she begins an armchair treasure hunt―a search for $10,000 worth of gold coins buried in New York City, of all places―with a man who, as she points out, is not her husband. In this eloquent, hilarious, sharply realized memoir, Sandra A. Miller grapples with the regret and confusion that so often accompanies middle age, and the shame of craving something more when she has so much already.
In a very real way, Miller has spent her life hunting for buried treasure. As a child, she trained herself to find things: dropped hair clips, shiny bits of broken glass, discarded lighters. Looking to escape from her volatile parents and often-unhappy childhood, Miller found deeper meaning, and a good deal of hope, in each of these objects.
Now an adult and facing the loss of her last living parent―her mother who is at once cold, difficult, and wildly funny―Miller finds herself, as she so often did as a little girl, pressed against a wall of her own longing. Her search for gold, which soon becomes an obsession, forces her to dredge up painful pieces of her past, confront the true source of her sorrow, and finally discover what it is she has been looking for all these years.
About the Author
Sandra A. Miller is a writer, a teacher, and a treasure hunter. Her essays and articles have appeared in over one hundred publications including Spirituality & Health, Modern Bride, The Washington Post, Yankee, and The Christian Science Monitor. As part of a Glamour Magazine project, one of her essays was turned into a short film called "Wait," starring Kerry Washington. Trove: A Woman's Search for Truth and Buried Treasure is her first book. Follow her at SandraAMiller.com to find out about the online treasure hunt she'll be launching on 9.19.19.
Trove is the story of a woman whose life is up-ended when she begins an armchair treasure hunt--a search for $10,000 worth of gold coins buried in New York City, of all places--with a man who, as she points out, is not her husband. In this eloquent, hilarious, sharply realized memoir, Sandra A.