Claire Gilchrist - Street Shadows

Event date: 
09/26/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm


Local Author
Claire Gilchrist, author of 
Street Shadows
Thurs., Sept. 26th
6:30pm at The Ruins

Waucoma Bookstore is celebrating the the release of Street Shadows, a new children's novel, by local author Claire Gilchrist.  Gilchrist will give a book talk and sign copies of Street Shadows at the book launch party on Thurs., Sept. 26th from 6:30 - 8:00pm at The Ruins (13 Railroad St., Hood River).  Street Shadows is about two coyote friends who must learn how to survive when human development threatens their homes. 

About the Book

Pica and Scruff, two young coyotes,  are both born in the heart of a large city.  Pica has a loving family and lives on a peaceful golf course.  Scruff was abandoned at birth and adopted by a mysterious older coyote, Jagger.

Despite their differences, Pica and Scruff meet and become friends.  Their friendship is put to the test, however, when Scruff learns that Pica’s family may have been involved in the death of his own family. The fragile peace is further disrupted when construction begins, demolishing the place where Scruff and Jagger live.  And then Scruff discovers that there is a lot he doesn’t know about Jagger, the only parent he’s ever known.  Scruff must decide whom to trust in order to survive and find a new place to call home.

About the Author

Claire Gilchrist is a writer, teacher, and animal lover. She grew to love coyotes through her work with the Stanley Park Ecological Society in Vancouver, B.C., where she educated residents about co-existing with coyotes.


Street Shadows Cover Image
ISBN: 9781459744714
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dundurn Group - September 24th, 2019

Event address: 
The Ruins
13 Railroad St.
Hood River, OR 97031