Writer brings stories of family’s move from Capitol Hill to Costa Rica mountain town to Elliott Bay

Margot Page is back on the backside of Capitol Hill these days. Saturday night at Elliott Bay Book Company, she’ll share some of the stories born when she, her husband and three children left the Hill for Costa Rica:9780615893648

Capitol Hill writer Margot Page takes the stage in our readings room tonight to speak about Paradise Imperfect: an American Family Moves to the Costa Rican Mountains (Yellow House Press), her memoir of pulling up stakes in Seattle and moving with her husband and three children (aged 4,9 and 12) for a time to a small mountain town. “In the power, beauty, and accessibility of its prose, Paradise Imperfect reminds me of Anne Lamott and Barbara Kingsolver. But the brash charm and dark humor are Page’s own.”– Bob Shacochis. “Page’s writing brings together three elements all too rarely found in combination: fierce intelligence; genuine, irresistible funniness; and authentic sweetness.”– Claire Dederer,

Page appears at 7 PM at Elliott Bay Books, 1521 10th Ave.

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