Events and Meetings

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Silicon Valley Reads: Meet Author Rachel Khong (Goodbye, Vitamin)

Meet the Author: Rachel Khong (Goodbye, Vitamin)

Join us for our Silicon Valley Reads 2018 author program with Goodbye, Vitamin author Rachel Khong! Goodbye, Vitamin is one of the selected books for Silicon Valley Reads 2018. The theme this year is "No Matter What: Caring, Coping, Compassion."

Freshly disengaged from her fiancé and feeling that life has not turned out quite the way she planned, 30-year-old Ruth quits her job, leaves town and arrives at her parents’ home to find that situation more complicated than she'd realized. Her father, a prominent history professor, is losing his memory and is only erratically lucid. Ruth’s mother, meanwhile, is lucidly erratic. But as Ruth's father’s condition intensifies, the comedy in her situation takes hold, gently transforming her and her grief. Told in captivating glimpses and drawn from a deep well of insight, humor and unexpected tenderness, Goodbye, Vitamin pilots through the loss, love, and absurdity of finding one’s footing in this life.

Rachel Khong grew up in Southern California, and holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Florida. From 2011 to 2016, she was the managing editor then executive editor of Lucky Peach magazine. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Tin House, Joyland, American Short Fiction, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Believer, and California Sunday. She lives in San Francisco. Goodbye, Vitamin is her first novel.

Please let us know you are coming by registering at Seating is first-come, first-served. All ages welcome.

Goodbye, Vitamin. A novel by Rachel Khong. Image of book cover and author

Return to full list >>
View Full Site