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- January 27, 2017

John Evans on writing, grief, hope

Local author discusses new memoir about life after wife's fatal bear attack

by Anna Medina

John Evans sits at a table at Printer's Cafe on California Avenue in Palo Alto. He kind of dwarfs the table. He's all smiles, and just by looking at him and chatting, it'd be impossible to guess that he's the author of not one but two memoirs that examine the depths and effects of the grief and tragedy he experienced after losing his wife in a fatal bear attack.

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